Country Star

How The Night Unfolds

Dinner Theatre Menu

Celebrations Menu is Carefully Prepared by Our Team of Chefs

Starters

Sin Wagon Soup

Vegetable chili soup

Saloon Salad

Green garden salad with lettuce, cucumbers, shredded carrot, cherry tomatoes, and croutons with a charred tomato and garlic dressing on the side

Desserts

I Like it, I Love it

Blueberry swirl cheesecake

I Will Always Love You

Chocolate bourbon pecan pie

Entrees

Bronco Beef

AAA thinly sliced slow roasted 6oz roast beef cooked to medium perfected with our own peppercorn demi-glace. Accompanied by roasted potatoes, cauliflower, and roasted zucchini and mushrooms.
Recommended Pairing: House Red Blend

Chuck-Wagon Chicken

A 6 oz breaded chicken breast stuffed with an apple and brie filling and topped with whiskey barbecue country gravy. Accompanied by roasted potatoes, cauliflower, and roasted zucchini and mushrooms.
Recommended Pairing: Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc - USA

Filly Fish

A 6 oz tilapia fillet topped with herb and caper cream sauce. Accompanied by white rice, cauliflower, and roasted zucchini and mushrooms. Served with a piece of jalapeno cornbread.
Recommended Pairing: House White Blend

Prairie Pasta

Rigatoni with red and green peppers and mushrooms in tomato sauce. Served with a piece of jalapeno cornbread.
Recommended Pairing: House White Blend

*Prime Rib

*Available for supplemental charge of $5.00 (subject to availability)

Slow roasted prime rib cooked to medium and perfected with our own peppercorn demi-glace. Accompanied by roasted potatoes, cauliflower, roasted zucchini and mushrooms.

Suggested Wine: Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon – USA

*Please notify box office if there are any allergies or you require a special meal*

Schedule Information

Shows Run Wednesday Through Sunday

Wednesday - Saturday Doors Open at 6:15pm
Sunday Doors Open at 5:00pm

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Notes & Credits

DIRECTOR / WRITER NOTES

Bob Cunningham – Co-Writer/Artistic Director/Director

Well how y’all doin’ tonight? Welcome to the Wildcat Saloon!
Okay… so you’ve figured out that you aren’t really in Texas at a dusty old saloon, however, we plan to make you feel like that is exactly where you are all night. Our comedy spoof of the mega hit movie A Star is Born is intended to get you laughin’, toe tappin’ and singin’ along to country hits. I had the great pleasure to work with a writer who is new to our Jubilations Dinner Theatre main stage productions. Kayla Craig is an amazingly talented local Alberta writer who I hope to get to work with again before too long. Our goal in writing this show together, and for me while directing, was to parody this iconic music story in a way that captured all the fun without ever taking things too seriously. I think we pulled it off quite nicely and I hope you will too. So get yer boots ready for two steppin’ and bull riding ‘cause this here country party starts now!

 

Kayla Craig- Co-Writer

One of the first shows I ever saw at Celebrations Dinner Theatre was Ghostbusted. The heart and humour of Bob’s writing was infectious. Getting to work with him and this company years later would have earned a high five from teenage me. I’d like to thank my brother Ty for his vast country song knowledge and my mom for taking her sweet time in remembering the name of that singer she once saw at a concert. (Spoiler alert: It was Garth Brooks).

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Artistic Director/ Director / Co-Writer
Bob Cunningham
Co-Writer
Kayla Craig
Music Producer
WAMARH Music
Music Director
Kathy Zaborsky
Choreographer
Gillian Moon
Rehearsal Stage Manager
Matt McMillan
Sound Design
Randy Hadubiak
Lighting Design
Gail Ksionzyk
Lighting Assistant
Jacqueline Robertson
Set Design
Jaimie Cooney
Mural Design
Jaimie Cooney
Scene Painters
Jaimie Cooney, Karen Turnbull, Genevieve Levasseur, Katherine Inksetter
Shop Carpenter
Casey Richards
Set Carpenter
Brad Friese
Costume Design
Tawni Barton
Cast Photographer
Benjamin Laird
General Partners
Janet Cunningham & Doug Stephen
General Manager
Randy Apostle
Stage Manager
Brent Buchanan
House Technician
Jessica Rose
Box Office Administration
Heather Hickling
Floor Manager
Kara Young
Corporate Sales
Nancy Newton
Box Office Staff
Bonni-Anne Bender, Madison Blagden, Suzanne Blagden, Margaret Coyle, Liana Di Noto, Nicole Janssens, Reeyan John, Lexa Moorhouse
Evening Sales
Ameet Bharaj, Corey Dueck, Terralyn Fey, Brenda Hayes, Kayla Hunter, Luke Pankratz
Canad Inns Executive Chef
Jay Meyer
Canad Inns Sous Chef / Celebrations Kitchen Manage
Jitender Lal
Additional Cast
Leah Borchert, Angelica Brunger, Howard Cade, Kristin Carlow, Alyssa Chausse, Chayce Dykstra, Madison Edbom, Giorgio Einarson, Bery Filsaime, Kathleen Gallagher, Jada Gibbons, Justin Giesbrecht, Kendra Hiebert, Kasriel Kuropatwa, Crystal Lommen, Alexie Marion, Janica Marion, Carson Mauthe, Desiree McKay, Josh McSwimming, Shawn Newman, Jonathon Northam, Dylan O'Neil, Cassandra Purchase-Page, Lea Pankratz, Raven Rempel, Heidi Roseberry, Lexy Rydzygowski, Chance Sabados, Caleb Schellenberg, Rhiannon Sloan, Corrie St. Germain, Karen Turnbull, Danielle Unett, Brandon Vink, Courtney Ware, Thomas Ware, Josh Zeaton

Cast Bios

Andrew Wade, J.R.

An award-winning actor, playwright, and stage manager, Wade is a graduate from the University of Victoria. He is best known for writing, producing, and performing original works across the country: His own shows include a forgotten imaginary friend - (Hullaboo and The End of Everything), an ode to geekdom - (William vs The World), a personal storytelling show where he builds a functional lie detector machine on-stage - (The Most Honest Man in the World)
A twisted Tea Party - (The Hatter), and a truly ridiculous and epic co-creation - (TITUS! The light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus). He is based out of Vancouver, but please don't hold that against him.

Kelly Benzing, Ellie

Kelly is thrilled to be performing for all you here tonight. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Kelly started taking classical singing lessons at the age of five. You may recognize Kelly from some of her previous shows; "Pirates of the North Saskatchewan III", "Hey, Pretty Woman," "Downton Abbey Road," "Star Warz 2: The Farce Strikes Back," (Calgary run), "Jail House Rock," and most recently "Mama Mio: Here We Go Again." (Calgary) Kelly would like to thank Bob, the production crew, Coach, the ad-cast and her AMAZING cast mates. A big thank you goes out to Kelly's friends and family (Mom, I love you). Now get ready to kick up your heels for a boot scootin' time at the Wildcat Saloon. As always, tonight's show is dedicated to her late father, Stewart Benzing.

Ian Samuel, Garth

Hey Winnipeg! It's hard to describe how happy I am to be back at Celebrations playing Garth Jackson in Country Star! You may remember me from the infamous British Invasion, or the angelic Rock And Roll Heaven but when I am not on this stage, I'm on stages across western Canada with my band - Hungry Hollow. I'll have my CD's available after the show, so come say hi! I'd like to thank Bob Cunningham and WOW Hospitality for having me back and my precious wife Julie for encouraging me to follow my passions.

Miranda Niehaus, Dixie

Hey y'all! Nice seeing you here! I'm thrilled to be back for my third show with Celebrations! You may remember me as Ray in "Star Warz: The Farce Strikes Back" and as Piper in "Orange is the New Pink." Other credits include Oliver! (Fagan's Gang), CATS (Macavity/Plato) and West Side Story (Anybody's). This time around, I am excited to bring out my country roots and get your boots stompin' and toes tappin' to some unforgettable country tunes! Now raise your glass of Jack and let's get this party started!!

Ken Auzins, Harley

Howdy everybody!Have you seen this guy before? The oddball who usually has a goofy smile on his face. Well, that's Ken. He was born and raised in Edmonton, AB and he has loved entertaining people since he was a wee little lad. He gained his love of theatre, surprisingly, from Vancouver Film School where he graduated in 2013. He is now happy to join Celebrations Dinner Theatre in his first show with the company. He gives thanks to the cast, crew, writers and entire Celebrations team for this experience, Now get ready to have a rootin' tootin', boot scootin' good time!

Rachel Matichuck, Maisy

Rachel Matichuk is an Edmonton based actor. She recently graduated from MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts program. Credits include Onwards and Upwards (Fort Steele Heritage Town), Urinetown (Grindstone Theatre), Into the Woods, Footloose, The Drowsy Chaperone (MacEwan University). When not in rehearsal or performances, Rachel dabbles in other various forms of art such as photography, sculpting and writing. She is thrilled to be a part of this production and hopes you enjoy it just as much as she does!

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Ticket Pricing

Prices include a three-act musical comedy, a four-course dinner, and refillable tea and coffee. Prices do not include taxes, gratuities, pope or alcohol.

Ticket TypeWeds, Thurs & SunFri & Sat
Regular Adult$62.95$67.95
Corporate Club$50.45$57.95
CAA Rate$50.25$57.75
Senior Rate (60+)$49.25N/A
Student Special$49.25N/A
Children (12 & Under)$35.50$35.50
New Year’s Eve$96.50*N/A
Box Office Mon./Tue. - 8:30 am - 7:00 pmWed. / Thu. / Fri. = 8:30 am - 8:00 pmSat = 11:00 am-8:00 pm/ Sun.=11:00 am-6:45 pm
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