Theater Calgary is giving audiences the chance to choose a show with Calgary’s Choice

For the first time in its history, Theater Calgary is helping all of Calgary and surrounding areas choose a production for the 2022-23 season.

Calgary’s Choice is an innovative way to give everyone the choice of six nominated shows, with voting from January 24 to February 6.

Everyone who votes will also be entered to win an Ultimate Staycation Weekend For Two Grand Prize ($1,500 value) presented by Hyatt Regency Calgary and Theater Calgary. Other prizes include season tickets and tickets to Theater Calgary’s 2022-23 season winning show (you must be 18+ to win).

“We wanted to create a fun and unique opportunity to engage with Calgarians after so much disruption over the past two years. ‘Calgary’ is part of our theater name, and we wanted to give the city a chance to vote from a selection of works that offers something for everyone,” says Artistic Director Stafford Arima. “It’s an opportunity for Calgary to interact with us in a new way.”

Calgary’s Choice’s winning title will be revealed in March, and the rest of our 2022-23 season lineup will be announced later this spring.

“I’m very excited to see which of these titles are chosen, and I can say that each of these shows will fit perfectly into the exciting, bold and diverse 2022-23 season that we have planned,” Arima said.

The six plays nominated for Calgary’s Choice are:

Jimmy Buffet’s Escape from Margaritaville

Music and lyrics by Jimmy Buffet, book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley

The Rez Sisters

Via the Tomson Highway

In the woods

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine,

Originally performed on Broadway by James Lapine, Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

The curious incident of the dog in the night

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

By August Wilson

red velvet

By Lolita Chakrabarti

Calgary’s Choice will be open for voting from January 24 to February 6 at

For more information on Calgary’s Choice, including descriptions of each nominated show, please visit

Calgary’s first professional theater company, Theater Calgary’s mission is to stimulate, provoke and delight through ambitious programming created to inspire local, national and international engagement. For more information, visit

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