YMCArts Presents

Live performances in the suburbs!

YMCArts Presents is an exciting season of shows featuring remarkable local and national live talent. From music to dance to comedy, YMCArts Presents offers a variety of innovative performances. See what we have in store for you! 

 

Upcoming Shows

Al Simmons Inventive Musical Comedy 

Showtimes & Locations: 
Saturday, October 15 @ 2:00pm 
BMO Theatre, Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge 

Purchase tickets to Al Simmons' performance at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
 

Sunday, October 16 @ 2:00pm 
Evan Hazell Theatre, Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton 

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) 

Ticket Prices
YMCA Members: $15 
Non Members: $18 
 
Show Description
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 Profile Images


About Al Simmons
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 
 
Showtimes & Locations 
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 

Ticket Prices
Members: $12 with Discount Code - YMEM (20% of your ticket price)
Non Members: $15
 
Show Description
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.

Bach Tots Promo Images

  
About Bach Tots
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. 

Duration: 30 mins