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Syncrude Arts Alive Presents


Wes Barker – Stunt Magician

Category: Mature Comedy/Magician

Date: Friday, January 19th

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Keyano Theatre

Rating: Adult/18+

Wes' show features amazing magic tricks, crazy stunts, crowd interaction, and comedy from start to finish. Barker tours his show across the country selling out theatres, filling college auditoriums, and entertaining corporate events.

Wes has performed all over the world, Both live and on TV. He has most recently appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, America's Got Talent, Wizard Wars, and MTV's Greatest Party Stories Ever.

See Wes on Netflix as he fools legendary magicians on Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Ep. 5)




Brett Kissel Coming March 3

Category: Country Concert

Date: March 3

Time: 8:00pm

Ticket: $54

Brett Kissel - the CCMA Awards' reigning Male Artist of the Year - has announced a three-month Canadian tour beginning in January (see full list of dates below). Tickets for the "We Were That Song Tour" go on sale this Friday. Visit for more ticket information.





Rainbow Dance Theatre - SELFIE

Category: Modern Dance

Date: Thursday, March 8

Time: 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults $35 Students/Seniors $25

Venue: Keyano Theatre

Rating: All ages

Rainbow Dance Theatre's newest production “SELFIE” presents an evening of non-stop surprises and stunning beauty when dance and technology collide onstage. The work features the popular social media phenomenon of "the selfie" as an integral part of the production both when audience members text their own selfies to the stage and as a point of departure for an exploration of the mystery of “self”.
Through high-powered dancing and the wizardry of motion tracking technology, audiences will be swept into an otherworldly artistic wonderland. The audience becomes a part of the show when they text their own selfie to the stage and see it appear during the performance. Then audience members journey with RDT through an exotic landscape – a sometimes gentle, sometimes explosive terrain – as “SELFIE” delves into the mystery of the “self”. Are we our outer perceived persona, our inner emotions, or our deep unconscious self? Or are we the selfie that we “share” with the world?


DuffleBag Theatre's Robin Hood and Cendrillon (Bilingual)

Category: Children's Theatre

Date: Saturday, March 10th

Tickets: Adult $23 - Senior, Students and Kids $18

Venue: Keyano Recital Theatre

Rating: Interactive Family Fun!

Robin Hood - 1:00 pm:

While the King is away, the people of England suffer under the oppressive rule of his tax-happy brother, Prince John. Only a straight arrow like Robin Hood, the best archer in the land, can save England! By stealing from the rich and giving back to the poor, Robin keeps the spirit of justice alive, with the help of a few friends along the way, including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, and Little John. But what if the Prince and the dreaded Sheriff of Nottingham lay a trap for our hero? With all the humour and fun you come to expect, DuffleBag hits the mark with this on-target tale of derring-do!

Cendrillon - 4:00 pm:

La vie de Cendrillon is storybook perfect. That is, until circumstances force her to live a life of drudgery dans la maison de sa belle-mère et ses belles-soeurs méchantes. But once the handsome Prince Charmant decides to hold un grand bal au palais, things just might change for our heroine, avec l’aide de sa marraine, la bonne fée. And a pumpkin… n’oublie pas la citrouille. Is Cinderella destined for a “happily ever after”? If the shoe fits… literally!

All bilingual performances include a balanced mix of French and English.

The Arrogant Worms

Category: Comedy

Date: Thursday, March 15th

Time: 8:00 pm

Tickets: $35

Venue: Keyano Theatre

Rating: Mature

The Arrogant Worms began as a comedy troupe performing songs and sketches on campus radio

The early feedback on the live shows was clear:  lose the sketches.  So the songs endured and they all remain because the band hates to throw anything out.

The songs were written to make fun of a big dumb world. Luckily, the world is still dumb and The Arrogant Worms (Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong) still have plenty to sing about. The show is fast, furious and family friendly.  

The Arrogant Worms provide tuneful and silly escapism for everyone who needs it.  And if you think you don't need it, well you're wrong. You do!  The Arrogant Worms know what’s best for you and what’s best for you is The Arrogant Worms.


Union Duke

Category: Folk/Hillbilly Rock

Date: Thursday, April 5th

Time: 8:00 pm

Tickets: $23 General Admission

Venue: Keyano Recital Theatre

Rating: All ages

Sweat flies and floorboards tremble – Union Duke is a Toronto folk quintet with an explosive live show. Bridging soulful indie rock with bluegrass and country, the group belts out soaring harmonies with three, four and even five voices. The songs are irresistible, the perfect fit for the heatwave of the dance hall or the cool breeze of the park. These five guys have been making a commotion in one way or another since they were kids, and years of making music together have brought them to this: a heartbreak of twang and a bootshake of rock and roll. Union Duke is two fifths city, two fifths country, and one fifth whiskey.

For their third record, Golden Days, Union Duke recorded live off the floor to capture the raw, joyful energy of their concerts. Then they brought in Grammy award-winning mix engineer Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Timbre Timber) to bring the mixes to life. Golden Days will take you back to your warmest memories: nights by the lake, passing a bottle around the fire, or singing with your friends at the top of your lungs. It also looks forward, reaching for those long, lazy summer days that will keep you going through the winter. It’s a record of pain and struggle, lessons learned – and of laughter between friends, tenderness between lovers. One minute you’re following banjo music rambling down a country lane. The next minute you feel the pulse and pound of the amplifiers.

The band works hard, travelling back and forth across the country playing to fans young and old from coast to coast. They’ve played sold out shows where crowds know all the words. They’ve performed at countless festivals including TURF, Mariposa, and Summerfolk, topping the list of must-see acts. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and they leave every audience smiling – maybe the golden days aren’t so distant after all!


The Syncrude Arts Alive series offers a wide range of programming including musical performances, comedic acts and children's theatre. Since 1998 Syncrude has been the title sponsor of this series and has made it possible for Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre to welcome a selection of unique acts to the region.


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