Carter-Ryan Presents

An unforgettable summer of fun!

By day, the Carter-Ryan Gallery is home to the incomparable Jason Carter, Cree sculptor and painter. By night, the gallery comes to life with a new and different energy - MUSIC! PERFORMANCE! COMEDY! Carter-Ryan is proud to produce a season of fabulous live musical theatre offerings in the Bow Valley.

With performances in Banff and Canmore through December 2018, we've got shows that take you on a musical 'carpet ride' through Canada's incredible music history, a New York style Cabaret series, three outrageously funny gals who raise the bar on comedy, and evenings with a trio of icons from Banff, The Wardens. We're also returning to the Fairmont Banff Springs with the epic holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, this December (book early!)

Join us in a truly unique venue, surrounded by fabulous Jason Carter art, for an unforgettable evening of music, performance and laughter. 


Canada The Musical

WHEN: June 27 - September 2, 2018 (Blackout dates July 20 - 29) 

TIME: Tuesdays thru Sundays - 7:30 PM  

WHERE: Carter-Ryan - 705 Main Street - Canmore, Alberta (17.5 minutes from Banff on HWY 1 West) 

WHAT: 80 Minutes/All Ages/Musical Theatre, Storytelling/A Really Good Time

PRICE: $25/Adults, $15/Students

"That song is Canadian!?" Oh yeah. You would be AMAZED how much REALLY GOOD music comes from Canada! 

Don't miss this evening of exhilarating music and often hilarious story telling as three incredible vocalists take you on a musical journey through Canada's awesome music history! Starting as far back as the 1500's with, what many agree to be, the first song of Canada, to the folk songs of settlement, to the age of radio. Shortly thereafter, we travel through an amazing folk movement led by Cohen, Murray, Mitchell and Buffy St. Marie. It's a 'magical music carpet ride' through the 70's (we don't want to 'Rush' you through this era), to the unforgettable 80's, hearing from the likes of Heart, Adams and the ultra odd, Men Without Hats, to name a few. The 90's are filled with Ladies; Twain, McLaughlin, Lavigne, Arden or the 'Bare-Naked' type (FYI - we're talking about the Bare Naked Ladies, the BAND, not the actual 'event'!! Important to clarify), to the 21st century, where things get "Feisty"! Bad puns aside, Beiber, Drake, The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, THE LIST GOES ON AND's a live musical cabaret celebration that will have you up on your feet! Whether you're a Canadian or just visiting, you'll leave having celebrated one of the things Canada does best - MAKE GREAT MUSIC!

Cast: Sarah Irwin, Katelyn Morishita, Nicholas Rose

Stage Manager: Emma Slunt


Developed in New York and performed ALL OVER! From NYC to Olds, Alberta! 


WHEN: July 19 - 21, 2018

TIME: Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 7:30 PM  

WHERE: Carter-Ryan - 705 Main Street - Canmore, Alberta (17.5 minutes from Banff on HWY 1 West) 

WHAT: 90 Minutes/All Ages/Musical Theatre, Storytelling/A Really Good Time

PRICE: $25/Adults, $15/Students

"Bridget Ryan is hilarious" -Time Out, New York.

Before Bridget opened the Carter-Ryan Gallery just over 6 years ago, even before she began her 16 years as host of Breakfast Television, Bridget started in New York, performing in cabaret houses like Don't Tell Mama and The Duplex. She brought her completely unique style of cabaret up to Canada where she premiered Under The Influence at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton and then went on to tour Western Canada (all the while hosting BT and running The Carter-Ryan!)

Join us for this truly hilarious evening of classical musical theatre show tunes, mixed with 80's mash up's and good ol' fashioned stand up comedy! No two shows are EVER the same!! 

Cast: Bridget Ryan

Piano: Jennifer McMillan

Stage Manager: Emma Slunt


They're Seriously funny. 


taking the Comedy world by Storm


WHEN: July 27 & 28, 2018

TIME: Friday and Saturday - 7:30 PM  

WHERE: Carter-Ryan - 705 Main Street - Canmore, Alberta (17.5 minutes from Banff on HWY 1 West) 

WHAT: 90 Minutes/14+/Comedy Comedy Comedy/A Really Good Time

PRICE: $25/Adults, $15/Students

A collection of observational, situational and sensational humour from the hearts and minds of three fine Albertan Ladies! Exploring all the finest and goriest bits of a Girl's Brain through sketch comedy! 

CAST: Alyson Dicey, Ellie Heath and Caley Suliak

Stage Manager: Emma Slunt


An Icon of BAnff National Park Brings HIS incredible Song & Story to Canmore

Bradley Bischoff (of the Wardens)

WHEN: August 28 - September 2, 2018

TIME: Tuesday thru Sunday - 7:30 PM  

WHERE: Carter-Ryan - 705 Main Street - Canmore, Alberta (17.5 minutes from Banff on HWY 1 West) 

WHAT: 90 Minutes/All Ages/Music and wickedly good storytelling/A Must.

PRICE: $25/Adults, $15/Students

With performances equal to the mastery of the ranger trade, Bradley Bischoff shares his songs and stories that rise from the land he's protected for the past 30 years. Bradley Bischoff’s mountain music blends folk, roots and western styles and is a piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Being part of the wildly popular Canmore band The Wardens, he has performed at Folk Alliance in Kansas City, Canmore Folk Festival and all across western Canada. He has shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Ian Tyson and Tim Hus.

CAST: Bradly Bischoff with special guests nightly.

Stage Manager: Emma Slunt


A Brand New Musical!


WHEN: September 21 - 30, 2018

TIME: Wednesday thru Sunday - 7:30 PM  

WHERE: Carter-Ryan - 705 Main Street - Canmore, Alberta (17.5 minutes from Banff on HWY 1 West) 

WHAT: 90 Minutes/All Ages/New Musical

PRICE: $25/Adults, $15/Students

Bridget Ryan returns to theatre to explore over 15 wacky, unpredictable and extremely hilarious years working as the ‘Remote Host’ on morning television in the largest, most northerly remote city in North America. Known for her unusual method of storytelling through rockin’ song and story, Bridget will take you on a tour de force behind-the-scenes look at our obsession with TV, social media and introduce you to dozens of characters she’s met over the years. Don’t miss this incredible fusion of story-telling through music and multimedia in a brand new musical! #veryexciting

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WHEN: December 7 - 30, 2018

TIME: Tuesday - Friday at 8 PM, Saturday & Sundays 2 PM & 8 PM, Special Christmas Day Performances

WHERE: The Fairmont Banff Springs Theatre

WHAT: 100 Minutes (w intermission) /All Ages/Music and wickedly good storytelling/A Must.

THE CLASSIC IS BACK! Carter-Ryan Productions joins forces again with the Fairmont Banff Springs to bring you the Dickens classic as it returns to Castle at Christmas!! A fast paced, musical and terrific for all ages Christmas classic opens Dec 7, and is sure to have you in the Christmas spirit in no time. Puppetry, music and a fresh new twist on this classic will add magic to one of the most magical times of the year - Christmas!