Live concert. Musical. Cabaret. Fairytale (well, kinda) - WYRD has it all, without even a hint of a handsome prince. Think Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz – just add eviscerating social satire and a lot more mud.
Once upon a (pick a time in history), a woman escapes her abusive lover and finds herself in a dingy motel in the middle of nowhere. Mysteriously drawn into the woods, she wanders off the beaten path and discovers an ancient bog. There she encounters three mythical hags at their annual reunion (they’re not scary, they’re just misunderstood). Among the flatulating mushrooms, horny herons, a random game show, punk rocking crones, an egocentric King from a Shakespearean tragedy, and a visiting hag from 'down south', the woman navigates the bewildering darkness, trying to find the path home.
WYRD hilariously deconstructs everyday patriarchal norms and holds a mirror up for us to yank out our internalized misogyny and take a hearty gander at it.
Presented in association with Atomic Vaudeville.
Original Concept: Angela Drainville and Katherine McCallum
Written by: (In alphabetical order) Meg Braem, Angela Drainville, Jane Gaudet, Jenny Hamilton, Selina Heyligers-Hare, Becky Johnson, Katherine McCallum, Jacqueline McLaughlin, Melaina Sheldon, Ashley Robyn, and Britt Small
Musical Composition: Shirley Gnome, Ashley Robyn and Selina Heyligers-Hare
Directed: Britt Small
Musical direction: Ashley Robyn
Dramaturgy and Script Editing: Meg Braem
This show contains adult themes, coarse language, and references to relationship abuse/gender-based violence. Ensure that supports are in place for anyone who is triggered by these themes. Please use parental discretion when booking tickets for youth under the age of 15.
Friday, March 31 | 8pm
Saturday, April 1 | 8pm
St. Elias Convention Center
Friday, April 7 | 7pm
Tickets available at the door
$20 adults, Free of charge for seniors and youth*
Th, F, Sa May 18, 19, 20 | 8pm
Saturday May 20 | 2pm
Sunday May 21 | 6pm
Learn more about our Artistic Team and Cast in the WYRD program.
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"Weaving humour and wit through a tale of swamps and hags and sketchy motels, the experiences of everyone involved have been deftly spun into this musical comedy and satire, a wickedly funny show for everyone to enjoy." - Storm Blakely
“There are so many musical genres in this show, and I am excited to put people on the auditory roller coaster and see how loud they scream,.” - Ashley Robyn, Musical Director.
Listen to Brit Small, Director and Ashley Robyn, Musical Director talking with Elyn Jones on CBC's Yukon Morning.
Listen to Katherine McCallum, Artistic Executive Director, Erin Pettifor, "Woman", and Yasmin D'Oshun, "Lake Erie Storm Hag" talking with Patrick Vis on CKRW's Morning Mess
Artistic Executive Producer / Co-Creator / Co-Writer
Co-Creator / Co-Writer
Director / Co-Creator / Co-Writer
Musical Director / Co-Writer / Co-Composer / Ensemble
Co-Composer / Co-Writer / Musician / Ensemble
Dramaturgy / Co-Writer / Story Editor
Co-Writer / Stage Manager
Lake Erie Storm Hag
Louise Yellow Snatch
Musician / Ensemble
Nellie Long Arms
Musician / Ensemble
Production Manager / ASM
Co-Technical Director Lighting
Co-Technical Director Sound
Northern Vision Development, Yukon Hotels, Sternwheeler Hotel, Manu Keggenhoff Photography, Bearbait Design, K&K Truck Rentals, Wykes Independent Grocer, Air North, Whitehorse Motors, Budget Car Rental, Omni Productions.
Enjoy the perks of sponsoring the cast and crew of WYRD!