Calgary-based a cappella comedy group The Heebee-jeebees are set to perform at the Bert Church LIVE Theatre on Nov. 26, including an energetic performance filled with humour, harmonies, and audience interaction.
The four-person comedy troupe has been performing together since 1993, and has subsequently released eight recordings, all to international acclaim.
According to Kirstie Gallant, front of house/box office manager for the Bert Church LIVE Theatre, patrons are in for a night packed full of fun as tenors Jonathan Love, Chris Herar, Ken Lima-Coelho, and bass Cédric Blary entertain the Airdrie audience.
“Their style combines comedy with a cappella singing, which, if patrons aren’t familiar with, means singing without instrumental accompaniment,” she said, adding the Heebee-jeebees have been singing and performing together for over 25 years at home in Alberta, across Canada, and internationally.
“We’re very excited to have them make the short trek out to perform right here in Airdrie,” she said.
Gallant said the Heebee-jeebees were originally slated to perform at the Bert Church LIVE Theatre during the 2019-20 season, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the show was the first of many performances to be cancelled, with just 24 hours’ notice in March 2020.
“To be welcoming these performers back to our venue a year and a half later, feels really full circle,” she said. “If you are looking for a fun night out, full of light and laughter, we encourage you to join us for this concert that showcases regional artists.
“We hope [the show] will offer some pre-holiday joy and celebration of the continued return of live performance.”
In compliance with the City of Airdrie’s decision to implement the Restriction Exemption Program (REP), in order to operate at full capacity, the Bert Church LIVE Theatre requires patrons over the age of 12 to present proof of vaccination, a recent negative COVID-19 test result, or medical exemption letter. As of Nov. 15, the only permitted proof of vaccination status is the Alberta government's scannable QR code, which is available for download from MyHealth Records.
In addition, all patrons over the age of 18 will also be required to present a government issued ID.
Gallant said masking will also be required, and all patrons over the age of two will be required to don a face mask at at all times while in the venue, except while eating or drinking.
Those who are interested in purchasing a ticket are encouraged to visit tickets.airdrie.ca, call 403-948-8824, or visit the theatre during box office hours (Tuesday to Thursday from 12 to 4 p.m., and one hour before the performance begins on Nov. 26).
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