Jun. 10, 2022

The Invisible – Stir Review (Vancouver)

June 10, 2022
Jonathan Christenson’s musical-theatre piece inspired by the only women to be given combat roles in World War II is bold, suspenseful. FIERCE AND INSPIRING female characters, a gripping storyline drawn from real events of World War II, an immersive soundscape that sometimes rumbles and vibrates throughout every corner of the theatre, film-noirish lighting, and Broadway-style songs that swing from catchy ...
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Feb. 14, 2022

Someone On Your Side

February 14, 2022
“This is about visibility!” declares Berend McKenzie with the kind of go-for-the-gusto velocity that makes time fly when you talk to them. “This is about opportunity! This is about being in the room where it happens!” they say quoting a musical (Hamilton) they admire without actually liking. You’ll have to imagine the way the italics roll out….  McKenzie is talking about Confluence, the ...
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Feb. 24, 2020

Review – The Invisible – Edmonton Journal

February 24, 2020
Review: The Invisible, Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare challenges stereotypes about women and war Well before the show starts, The Invisible starts to pulse. Audience members settling into their seats become aware of a deep rumble rolling through the Citadel’s Maclab Theatre, which has been reconfigured as a modified proscenium stage to create an intimate setting for this intense musical by ...
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Dec. 14, 2017

More Awards For Vigilante

December 14, 2017
Internationally acclaimed CATALYST THEATRE, resident company in The Citadel’s Maclab Theatre, received the CAPITAL CRITICS AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION in Ottawa on Monday evening for its production of VIGILANTE. VIGILANTE, which premiered at THE CITADEL THEATRE during the 14/15 season, is a riveting rock musical that tells the shocking story of Johannah Donnelly and her six dangerous yet devoted sons. ...
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Sep. 20, 2017

Vigilante Takes Home Three SATAwards!

September 20, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Vigilante won three SATAwards. These awards recognize and celebrate professional theatre artists and organizations in Saskatoon and surrounding area. Vigilante was nominated for 9 awards and took home the prize for: -Outstanding Production -Outstanding Leading Performance – Jan Alexandra Smith -Outstanding Set Design – Jonathan Christenson. Big thanks to everyone involved in the SATAwards, and ...
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Oct. 03, 2016

Jonathan Christenson Shortlisted for The Siminovitch Prize

October 3, 2016
Catalyst Theatre is thrilled that Artistic Director Jonathan Christenson has been announced as a finalist for the 2016 Siminovitch Prize. The internationally-recognized and honoured award shines a spotlight on excellence and innovation in Canadian Theatre with an annual prize worth $100,000. Over a three-year cycle, the prize recognizes a professional director, playwright, or designer as a leader in national theatre ...
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Sep. 28, 2023

The Play’s The Thing!

October 7 & 8, 2023

Catalyst is pleased to be one of the companies involved in Theatre Yes’s presentation of The Play’s The Thing!

The Play’s The Thing is a unique production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in which each of the play’s 20 scenes is created in secret and performed by a different Edmonton stage company. No one knows in advance what the full production will be.


Apr. 22, 2022


It’s been a long time coming for soundtracks for our smash-hit shows: The Invisible and Vigilante.

PAST Events

Apr. 06, 2023

Nevermore – In Concert (Edmonton)

April 28 & 29

Edmonton, before leaving on tour we wanted to bring you a special event! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to get up close to Catalyst’s smash hit multi-award winning musical, Nevermore – The Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, for an intimate and stripped down concert version. Experience this bizarrely beautiful production’s haunting score and witty poetic storytelling in a whole new way.

Live streaming, April 29, at 7:30PM!

This intimate event will let you feel the tell-tale heart of this production like never before.

Seating is limited so get your tickets now!

Oct. 22, 2020

Here There Be Night

Past Event

A Walk at Night: Your cell phone, 8 stories, 8 locations.⁠

We are honoured to be included in Workshop West Playwright Theatre’s Here There Be Night, an intimate theatrical adventure about possibilities hidden all around us and finding treasure in unexpected places.

Produced by Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre in Partnership with Catalyst Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Theatre Network, and Theatre Yes.⁠