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We are honored to have been host to so much great entertainment!

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The 2023 Beaumont Fringe 

August 18-20, 2023

This year's festival focussed on Alberta and partnerships thgoughout the Beaumont Business Community!  Stand up Comedian, Will Collisson opened at Jeff's Cafe on Friday with Cellist Timonthy Wong playing at the Beaumont Community Church and the Barnstormers finished offf the festival with Steel Magnolias.  As our fifth year wraps up, we are excited to have a four day festival in 2024!


In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's Departments Store's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.


Directed by Hunter Gates

December  10-24, 2022


Directed by Hunter Gates

November  18-20, 2022

t’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch -- or Scout, as she is fondly called -- manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race and acceptance. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of prejudice. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true doesn’t mean that it actually is a fact. With the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost. To Kill A Mockingbird is now considered an American masterpiece about the power of childhood innocence, morality, and love. However, it is important to note that the author, Harper Lee always defined it as a simple love story.

The 2022 Beaumont International Festival


August 18-21, 2022

The 2022 Beaumont. International Festival! Events that will blow your mind!  The festival has grown from one show, one night starting in 2019, to a three-day event in 2022. Comedian Zenneth Nevers, Beaumont’s own Barnstormer Solidarity Theatre took the stage as Magician Chris Gowen ended the weekend with amazing magic with the entire audience left to wonder ‘How did he do that!’

A Concise Christmas Carol

With Deimon Slagg

December, 2021​

A one-man tour-de-force adaptation of the beloved Charles Dickens' Christmas tale about Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas who haunt and transform him. Written by D. D. Delaney, and performed by Deimon Slagg. It is a Must-See for anyone who is a Christmas Carol fan. It is performed without costumes or props and has Slagg playing more than 24 characters. Come and experience a true portrayal and comparison to the readings performed by Dickens during the 19th century.

The Stories From the Mystic Mountains

With Shivamanohari School of Performing Arts

November 14, 2021​

This show brings forward the ancient art of leather shadow puppetry, with puppets from India, Java, and Bali. This show is mainly targeted towards children with disabilities to help break down barriers around communication. It is aimed towards children with language/speech delays or even for children who find social interactions challenging. Puppets are a useful strategy to implement as they are simple and effective, they provide children with the opportunity to portray a completely different character. Children with additional needs including Autism can learn how to engage in social situations through role-play with puppets. Through puppet play, children increase their confidence, sense of identity, and language development.

There will be an interactive workshop following the show where audience members can build their own shadow puppet, and present on the small puppet theatre.

The 2021 Beaumont International Festival

August 20 - 22, 2021

Beaumont's own local theatre group closed out the Beaumont International Festival with capacity crowds.

The Barnstormer Solidarity Theatre, a readers theatre group of Beaumont 50+ performed " Welcome to the Rock" a​n adaptation of the Broadway Musical Come from away at two sold out performances at RuminariLive on August 22, 2021.

Local actors were able to showcase their perseverance during the pandemic rehearsing and mounting their first production 

 Friday night the festival opened with "The Jupiter Joe Space Show" an entertaining all ages show by local ventriloquist and magician, Joe Goslin who brought his magical show to Beaumont to a cafe style interactive and enthusiastic audience.

The World Premier of


February 12-14, 2021

Created & Performed by 

Bruce Hunter & Erica May-Wood

The duo that brought The Gin Game to RuminariLive last February returned with a romantic comedy like no other.

In ROM30 & JULEE8, we followed a couple of ancient souls as they tried to uncover the mystery of their longstanding curse in love, and whether the course of it can be changed. There was a little bit of history, a little futuristic pondering, some love, and a whole lot of laughs.

This show was premiered virtually, with audiences tuning in from all over the country!



January 30th, 2021 

This storyteller extraordinaire will have you laughing right to the end. His phenomenal stand-up show doesn't have a theme or a twist or require any trigger warnings. It is life packed with laughter, and the journey is unafraid of truth. Come ponder why the world's gone crazy and why it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Join one of Beaumont's own comedy stars as he tries to make sense of it all. 

This event was live-streamed to people right across the country!

The Live & In Colour Holiday Spectacular!

December 22 - 25, 2020

The Live & In Colour Puppet Troupe had a wonderful time filming the Holiday Spectacular episodes for all to enjoy! Our little mayhem makers re-told Holiday classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and many more! With interviews from local Beaumontonians, jokes, poems, and songs, there was lots of fun to be had as we connected virtually with audiences across the country! 

I, Claudia

October 16 - 18, 2020

Directed by Daro Solina, Denmark

Solo Show Starring Jenn Townsend

Who doesn't like butterflies?  Everybody likes butterflies.  

Claudia is not a butterfly, yet, but she has the potential to be any butterfly and infinitely more.  Through I, Claudia, Kristen Thomson shows how incomplete the common image we have of metamorphosis is.  As idyllic as it is, the thought of that one moment in a lifetime when we turn into our most beautiful self and fly freely away is just an illusion.  Metamorphosis does not last one moment but continuously throughout a person's life.

I, Claudia raises the question of not only of what we are and what we will become but of all the life that is in between.  Life is made of moments, and a decision made in one moment can have a huge impact not only on our life but through generations.  Some may call this the butterfly effect...

The 2020 Beaumont Fringe 

August 21 - 23, 2020

Alberta's own Comedians Bob Beddow and Cindy Rivers took the studio stage on Friday and Saturday, while Martin Kerr and Andrew Scott took over the outside for a night of live music on Sunday Night. 

Tiger's Hearts Collective premiered their new work-in-progress, Soror Cara (Latin for Dear Sister).

The research behind this gem of a piece was when the writer/performers came across a letter.  A birthday invitation from the year 100AD, written in Roman Britain from Claudia Severa to her friend Lepidina.  This is the first sample of a woman's handwriting in Latin ever discovered.

And so the play so beautifully presented on two balcony levels came to Beaumont in 2020 on August twenty-second.

The Gin Game

Valentine's Dinner Theatre

February 14-16, 2020

Written by K.L. Cobern. 

 Directed by Adrian Truss.

Starring Bruce Hunter and Erica Wood

The Gin Game was first produced in September of 1976 by American Theatre Arts in a 56-seat theater at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle in Los Angeles.  

Gustave Flaubert "We laugh with pity at the vanity of the human will." 

Bad Baby Presents

Rules Control the Fun

Directed by Briana Brown

Solo Show starring Janelle Hanna

Rules Control the Fun ​is a hilarious play about love, vulnerability, and shame. Self-proclaimed Fringe expert Bad Baby wanted to become an actor so that she could sleep in and kiss boys. But lately, she hasn’t gotten to do either of those things. Now, all of that is about to change. Showcasing exceptional acting skills, unmatched good looks, a huge range of emotional faces, a balloon arch, and a surprise you can’t miss! 

Janelle Hanna brought Bad Baby to life in a performance that Mooney on Theatre called “Emotionally moving...flawless.”

Hailed as “A true Fringe gem!” The Show was part of the line up at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival and kickstarted the  Beaumont Fringe in 2019.

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