VIOLENT… BUT GENTLE! Return to Forte Musical Theater Guild for its 9th holiday season!


For the first time since 2019, Forte Musical Theater Guild’s Naughty…but Nice: Nine Live! is back on stage in its new home at cSPACE. With new songs, new cast members and many old favorites from years past, audiences can enjoy the holiday classic from December 7-23, 2022.

Now in its ninth season, “Naughty…but Nice!” is a festive Calgary tradition that knows “Santa’s Your Daddy” and there’s nothing better than “Baileys for Breakfast”! Winner of the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, the Calgary Critics Award for Best Direction, and two AMPIA Rosie Awards for Best Musical or Variety Show, “Naughty…but Nice” is Everyone’s favorite sweet-but-risky holiday party!

“I’m really excited to be returning to in-person performances after two years of creating an online version of the show. While we had a lot of fun and learned a lot about filmmaking, there’s nothing going on. compares to being in front of a live audience,” said Forte Musical Theater Artistic Director Joe Slabe.

“Now that we’re in our new home at cSPACE, we have complete control over how people experience the show. For the first time, people have the ability to sit at cabaret tables that are right at side of the stage, or they can choose more traditional theater seating if that’s a little too close for comfort We also have three new cast members, seven new songs and exciting new choreography planned, so it’s going to be a really cool reboot of the show that so many of our audiences have made part of their holiday tradition.”


With Katelyn Morishita, Scott Olynek, Jamie Tognazzini and Zach Colangelo.

Director – JP Thibodeau

Music Director – Joe Slabe

Choreographer – Danielle Desmarais

Costume designer – Darcie Howe

Stage Manager – Kennedy Greene

Assistant Manager – Jennifer Yeung

Production Assistant – Graham Kingsley

Naughty… but nice: NINE LIVE! Preview opening on December 7 and 8 with an official opening on Friday December 9. Shows are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the cSPACE Studio Theater, 1721 29th Avenue SW. The final performance is a special weekday matinee on Friday, December 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets available at

Recommended for audiences 15 years and older.

Forte Musical Theater Guild thanks our sponsors and partners for their support.


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