Hey, Riel!

Hero or villain?

Louis Riel is thought by many to be the Father of Canadian Confederation. Others believe him to be a black spot on Canada's past. See this poignant part of Canadian history come to life through the magical medium of live musical theatre! Riel is haunted by the ghost of his nemesis, Thomas Scott, while fighting for the rights of the Métis people, and having his faith tested by severe personal turmoil. Acclaimed by critics and educators.   

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SPRING 2020 ENGAGEMENTS

Back by popular demand!

Special matinee pricing: all seats $15!

Book early to secure your seats. 

April 6, 2020

Edmonton Matinee - CANCELLED

12:30pm - 2pm

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Event Details

April 6, 2020

Edmonton Matinee - CANCELLED

12:30pm - 2pm

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

April 7, 2020

Calgary Matinee - CANCELLED

12:30pm - 2pm

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Event Details

April 7, 2020

Calgary Matinee - CANCELLED

12:30pm - 2pm

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

EDUCATORS:

  • Price includes electronic pre- and post-show activity booklets. 
  • Matinee performances (12:30-2 pm, no intermission) are aimed primarily at schools and other groups, but some seats will be available to the general public. 
  • Please email us for bookings or to ask for more information.
  • Click here for a detailed flyer

Three seated costumed actresses and a standing actor holding a Métis flag on stage for "Hey, Riel!"

Three seated costumed actresses and a standing actor holding a Métis flag on stage for "Hey, Riel!"

Excerpt from the premiere of 2000 at the Winspear Centre. Paul David Mercier as Louis Riel and Julien Constantin as the ghost of Thomas Scott. 

Taylor Cox, Hey, Riel! cast member, November 2017

"Yesterday, my cast had the opportunity to perform for the Peavine Settlement. I have NEVER felt more welcomed- they had a billboard for us inviting all of the community to join. We were late due to roads and they still insisted that we eat before performing, and they had prepared a fantastic meal for us. Their community elders were there to watch, and the police even stopped by to watch as well. I felt so honoured to be there, performing a musical version of a part of history that is so very important to the Métis people and to Canada!"

Costumed actors portraying Louis Riel seated on low stairs and Gabriel Dumont, standing with right hand on Riel's left shoulder, on stage during performance of musical "Hey! Riel!"

Header image: Beaded work by Jocelyn Ladouceur, guest jigger and artisan