February 21st, 2024

Local Entertainment

Show Review: 12 Angry Men a strong return to drama for MHMT

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on April 20th, 2023

After focusing on comedies for the bulk of the past few seasons, Medicine Hat Musical Theatre is stepping back into the world of drama with 12 Angry Men, and it does not disappoint. Opening tonight for the first of six shows, 12 Angry Men give the local playhouse room to flex its more serious muscles, both ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: Let us entertain you

By JOSIE DOLL on March 10th, 2023

Every day my first order of business is to turn on my computer and review what tickets have been sold on TIXX.ca over the past 24 hours – this information is vitally important to every part of the rest of my day. Although choosing and securing entertainment for the Esplanade is fun and exciting, there’s ... Read More »

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Close-up on Co-op Place: The growing appetite for culinary events

By ADAM KOCH on February 24th, 2023

“We know our successes are even bigger than what the public sees.” This was a part of a conversation with a colleague recently, and it made me reflect on some of the auxiliary pieces of my job. My title as Food and Beverage Manager can be a little broad, especially with how many different events ... Read More »

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Eye on the Esplanade: To answer your question…

By SANDI REIMER on January 27th, 2023

As Event Services Coordinator for the Community Development Department, I’m sometimes asked what I do. My main role is managing rentals at our facilities. At the Esplanade I book meeting rooms, theatre rental shows, children’s birthday parties and weddings. At the Cultural Centre I book the city’s rooms for non-profit organizations such as studio space ... Read More »

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Show Review: MHMT’s Evil Dead The Musical nails source material’s B-movie vibe

By Ryan McCracken on October 14th, 2022

Who’s ready for some camp at the cabin in the woods? Medicine Hat Musical Theatre’s production of Evil Dead The Musical premieres tonight at 8 p.m. with its first of nine shows, promising plenty of laughs, a touch of shock value and an overall bloody good time. Based on Sam Raimi’s cult classic film trilogy, ... Read More »

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Play Review: Get ready to bust a gut

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 18th, 2022

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Get ready to bust a gut. Live-action comedy returns to the local stage tonight with Medicine Hat Musical Theatre’s production of The Ding Dong (Or, How The French Kiss), the first of nine performances running through March 5. As the curtains part, the audience is transported back to 1930s Paris, revealing a set that ... Read More »

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Movie set to open based on the story of Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser

By Saul Miller Special to Alta Newspaper Group on October 14th, 2020

More than a decade in the making, the film Percy opens in select Canadian cities on Oct. 9. Percy is based on the true-life story of Percy Schmeiser, a small-town Saskatchewan farmer whose precedent-setting legal case ended in the Supreme Court of Canada after a seven-year battle with the multinational agricultural giant, Monsanto. Academy Award ... Read More »

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