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Motown the Musical

This true story details Berry Gordy’s creation of the successful music label, Motown, and his personal and professional relationships with artists like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson.

The Women

Don’t miss this commentary on wealth and privilege, where a wealthy socialite must face reality when her best friend discovers scandalous news about her husband.

HMS Pinafore

The Edmonton Opera presents a topsy-turvy journey with the quirky crew aboard the HMS Pinafore, where mayhem ensues when a lower-class sailor falls in love with the Captain’s daughter.

NUOVA Opera & Music Festival

Canada’s only summer opera festival celebrates emerging Canadian vocal artists through an accessible blend of classical performances that will engage and entertain all audiences. The main productions this year include The Gondoliers, I Capuleti e I Montecchi, La Boheme, and Parade.

Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow

The Edmonton Opera kicks of their season with this romantic comedy that tells the tale of the nearly bankrupt Balkan nation of Pontevedro that has one hope — ensuring that the money belonging to the charming and eligible Hanna Glawari stays in the country and that she isn’t swept away by a foreign bachelor.

Re-Calculating

This one-man show features quadriplegic drummer Dave Symington as he navigates his way through identity and relationship struggles. 8 pm. Th by donation, F-Sa $15.

One Man, Two Guvnors

Roar with pleasure at this side-splittingly hilarious English update of the Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, this highly crafted show abounds with a unique blend of satire, songs, slapstick and sparkling one-liners that make you feel splendidly silly. Meet a parade of colourful characters and see our hapless hero juggle two jobs, answering to two bosses, when he has only one thing on the brain: fish and chips

Postsecret: The Show

This visual, auditory and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions and confessions is based on postsecret.com, one of the world’s most popular blogs. Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova St.

Private Lives

Divorced five years ago, Elyot and Amanda are each now happily remarried. When they and their new spouses end up honeymooning at the same hotel, in adjacent rooms, the atmosphere begins to crackle. Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St. at N.W. Marine Dr.

Motherload

Five prominent Canadian theatre artists and mothers share their personal stories about parenting in the modern age. $19+.

Beauty and the Beast

This beloved musical is based on the Oscar-winning animated film.

Valley Song

A theatrical poem told by two actors, this play brings timeless truths to life through the beautiful South African landscape. Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond.