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Horizon Stage Presents: Christine Hanson’s The Cremation of Sam McGee

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Activities in the lobby starting at 6 p.m.
Performance at 7:30 p.m.
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 and an Alberta landscapes visual arts exhibit.

Free Tickets – Must Be Reserved in Advance – Limit 4 Per Transaction