Performing Arts

Stars for Saskatchewan Series

OSAC (the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils) is the umbrella organization under which local Arts Councils operate.  Part of the mandate of both local and provincial Arts Councils is to bring the performing arts to small rural communities.   The Langenburg Arts Council has been bringing performances to the stage of the George Layh Theatre for nearly 30 years.   Every year (with the exception of Covid years) we have sponsored a series of performances called the STARS FOR SASKATCHEWAN.    Typically our series consists of six performances for which we sell season tickets.   The performances are  selected by a committee of the Arts Council.   The committee members attend the provincial (OSAC) Conference where a number of artists “Showcase” their talent.    From this pool of exceptional national and international talent the committee chooses six “acts” to come to Langenburg.     The quality of the performances is excellent; the range of talent is amazing.

Stars for Saskatchewan Season Tickets

Season Tickets will be for Sale online or at Laff and Linger July 30 for $120

Canada's Ballet Jorgen - Dance for All

October 01, 2022

Founded in 1987, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (CBJ) is a national organization headquartered in Toronto that is focused on making the arts accessible for all Canadians, with a special focus on underserved communities and emographics. Known for the warmth and beauty of its productions, CBJ offers a range of in person and virtual performances, dance classes and community engagement events involving over 65,000 participants annually across every Canadian province and into the United States. Canada’s Ballet Jorgen is the 2011 winner of The National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring, the first Ontario Performing Arts Organization to win this award. In 2019 Artistic Director & CEO Bengt Jörgen was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada “for his commitment to promoting ballet in Canada as a choreographer and artistic director.” The program will showcase excerpts from major classical ballets such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker along with contemporary creations by Ontario choreographers. Excerpts from the company’s smash hit Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet will also be on the program.

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Sponsored by:

The Honourable Pearl McGonigal C.M, O.M. and the Honourable Justice D.H. Layh (niece and nephew of George Layh)

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Christine Tassan et les Imposteures

October 20, 2022

With a decade and a half of bringing their special blend of Gypsy jazz and revisited cover songs to audiences, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have made a name for themselves on the music scene. The latest show of these four exquisitely talented female musicians brings  together some of the best works by Django Reinhardt, Felex Leclerc and American swing composers. This crafty double tribute recalls the meeting between the Gypsy guitarist and the Quebec singer-songwriter in a Saint-Germain-des-Pres hotel in 1951, in Paris. If the two really did meet, the rest is the product of the intensely creative imagination of the quartet. With a singular mix of virtuosity, daring and humour, the fourwoman string band draws inspiration from one artist’s poetry and the other’s swing to weave a rich new musical universe, an ode to freedom and creativity.  In the same line of thought, they’ve expanded their concept to the wonderful swing music of some contemporary “friends” of Django and Felix.

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Twin Flames

November 12, 2022

Building bridges across cultures, continents, and styles, Twin Flames bring together a richness of personal history and musical experience. Blending together Indigenous and western instruments, as well as their own unique sonic creations, this Multi-Award Winning duo effortlessly floats between Inuktitut, French, and English leaving audiences fascinated and inspired. Twin Flames create a sonic landscape that spans Canada’s vast country, they transcend cultural boundaries and inspire unity while honoring their ancestor’s history and Indigenous Backgrounds. Twin Flames push the boundaries of “Contemporary Folk”. Consecutive year winners of The Canadian Folk Music Award; Aboriginal Songwriters of the year their songs tell stories of courage and survival. Prepare to dive into the hearts and minds of the beloved couple, we guarantee a journey like no other.

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MAC DADDY - The Fleetwood Mac Experience

February 10, 2023

This is MAC DADDY - The Fleetwood Mac Experience. Canada's Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band. MAC DADDY – The Fleetwood Mac Experience celebrates the music of Fleetwood Mac with integrity and passion. This is a Fleetwood Mac live experience that pays homage to the classic line-up of the band, with respect for its artistry and influence on popular music and culture. MAC DADDY performs Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s, and even touches on their early years as a British blues band. It’s time to get your Mac on. Its time for MAC DADDY!

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MOTUS O dance theatre - Prisoner of Tehran

March 31, 2023

Prisoner of Tehran, based on the book of the same name, is a unique collaboration between Iranian born writer/speaker Marina Nemat and MOTUS O. This unique performance piece is a synthesis of theatre, video and storytelling that swims in a landscape of movement brushing the themes of oppression, persecution, survival and most of all HOPE. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Marina was arrested at the age of sixteen and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came very close to execution. She came to Canada in 1991 and has called it home ever since. Marina’s book Prisoner of Tehran has been published in 28 other countries and is an international bestseller. After each show a Question and Answer period will take place. Prisoner of Tehran has toured much of Canada including performances to over 10,000 high school students. www.motuso.com  

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