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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Christine Hanson's The Cremation of Sam McGee

Interdisciplinary Music Performance Poetry & spoken word Visual arts
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Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre

Spruce Grove, AB

Directions: Horizon Stage is attached to Spruce Grove Composite High School.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Activities in the lobby starting at 6 p.m.

Performance at 7:30 p.m.

Multi-Disciplinary Celebration

This awe-inspiring visual arts and live music performance is based on Robert Service’s famous poem, set in the snow-bound north, which first appeared in Service’s books of poems, Songs of a Sourdough, published in 1907. Christine Hanson’s wonderful musical compositions accompany what is probably Service’s best-known poem. The show enhances the poetry’s different colours, nuances, tones, and ranges. Varying from traditional jigs, reels, and country waltzes to southern swing and frosty musical soundscapes, she perfectly evokes the bizarre, tragicomic setting of the poetry. The seven musicians and a narrator are lovingly backed by slides featuring the eye-catching artwork of renowned artist Ted Harrison.

Join Horizon Stage, the Spruce Grove Public Library, and the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove as we celebrate Alberta Culture Days. Activities in the lobby will include Alberta Indigenous storytelling abd games and an Alberta landscapes visual arts exhibit.

Ticket are Free for Alberta Culture Days but must be reserved in advance through the City Hall Ticket Centre - Limit 4 per transaction



Horizon Stage/The City of Spruce Grove

Horizon Stage is a municipally run 318 seat venue that presents a varied season of music, theatre, dance, comedy, family programming, and more from September until May. It is also used by a wide variety of renters who self-present.


City Hall Ticket Centre