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About YMCArts Presents

2022 Performance Schedule



About YMCArts Presents

Family-friendly live performance…in the suburbs? YES! – at your local YMCA!
YMCArts Presents is an exciting season of shows featuring some of the best live talent locally and across the country! We have everything from music, dance and comedy for you in our YMCArts Presents 2022 season. Tickets can be purchased online and will be available soon.


2022 Performance Schedule


When You’re Smiling

Tim Tamashiro Jazz Quartet



BMO Theatre, Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Saturday, May 14 @ 7:30pm
Purchase tickets to Tim Tamashiro’s performance at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

SHOW DURATION: two 45-minute sets with a 15-20 minute intermission (approximately 2 hours in ttl)
*Cabaret style seating around tables of 8. Full tables or individual tickets available for purchase. Reserved seating available with purchase of a full table. Individual ticket purchase is general seating (first come, first serve)
**Cash bar (beer and wine) will be available.
YMCA Members: $30
Non Members: $32
Table of 8 @ $28/ticket: $224

Show Description and About Tim Tamashiro
Just in time for Mothers’ Day! Calgary’s extraordinary jazz musician Tim Tamashiro sings and narrates the musical story of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., three of the most talented rascals ever to put on tuxedos. Tim and his jazz band take audiences on a thoroughly entertaining musical journey that celebrates this remarkable trio’s friendship, songs, and stories.
A love of music, and a dream to create a life full of it, carried Tim Tamashiro all the way from childhood music lessons to a successful career as a jazz musician. For twenty years, he enjoyed working in music, from performing with bands, singing at events and in front of prime ministers and royalty. He sang jazz standards with The Jump Orchestra in Edmonton, then moved to Calgary and joined a local jazz group called The Swinging Bovines. He released his debut album, “Wiseass Crooner,” in 1995, and toured Canada promoting it.
He sang and toured throughout Canada, eventually landing a job with CBC, hosting a nightly jazz program. After 10 years with CBC, Tim left to explore other opportunities including hosting his own talk show called Handshake on Facebook Live and YouTube.

Al Simmons’ Inventive Musical Comedy

Al Simmons



BMO Theatre, Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Saturday, October 15 @ 2:00pm
Purchase tickets to Al Simmons’ performance at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge  
Evan Hazell Theatre, Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Sunday, October 16 @ 2:00pm
Purchase tickets to Al Simmons’ performance at Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton

* Suitable for ages 5+ but created with the whole family in mind.
SHOW DURATION: 65 minutes (no intermission)
YMCA Members: $15
Non Members: $18

Show Description and About Al Simmons
Al Simmons’ one-man, multi-prop, music-filled, off the wall performances have elevated audiences world-wide to collective giggles and all-out guffaws. Al’s humour touches a responsive chord in people of every age. Juno Award winner Al Simmons is a creative genius whose highly original performances of profound wackiness, off-the-wall inventions and mind-boggling lovableness entertain young and old.
Al Simmons is a quirky Canadian performer who has been unafraid to include unusual material in his kids’ albums. His fast-paced children’s concerts have delighted thousands of kids in the United States and Canada, and his award-winning albums have been snapped up by parents and kids alike. He toured with Fred Penner and later guest started on the TV show Fred Penner’s Place. He has appeared on Sesame Street and starred in a Canadian National Film Board movie about is “horse-cycle”. He has won a Juno Award (Canadian equivalent of a Grammy), Parent’s Choice Award, had two Juno nominations, Cable Ace nomination, Short Listed for McNally-Robinson Book of the Year, and Paul Harris Fellow.

Nutcracker (In A Nutshell)

Bach Tots



Saturday, December 10, 2022 – Sunday, December 11, 2022
Showtimes at 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Evan Hazell Theatre at Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Purchase tickets to Nutcracker (In A Nutshell) at Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton  
Saturday, December 17, 2022 – Sunday, December 18, 2022
Showtimes at 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
BMO Theatre at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Purchase tickets to Nutcracker (In A Nutshell) at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

*Perfectly suited for children 0-6 and their grown-ups, but all ages are welcome
** Crafts 30 mins before show starts

Show Description and About Bach Tots
This holiday favourite returns to the YMCA in 2022. Nutcracker in a Nutshell takes children through the classic ballet The Nutcracker in just 30 minutes. Set to Tchaikovsky’s music, The Nutcracker Prince, Rat King, Snow Queen, Sugar Plum and all her friends make an appearance. There is holiday craft-making before the show, and a ‘Waltz of the Flowers’ interactive character dance and creativity workshop with the kids after the show.
Founded in 2011, Bach Tots is a one-of-a-kind program that runs a regular season of dance-for-young audiences in Calgary and area, tours throughout Alberta for festivals and events, and has performed most recently at a festival in Manama, Bahrain. Bach Tots is continually praised for its originality, welcoming atmosphere to infants and toddlers, and interactive play offered after each short performance.


Have questions regarding YMCArts Presents or experiencing difficulties with purchasing tickets online?

Please email Anna Brassard, Arts Marketing & Community Outreach Liaison.