Take a trip with Beth Portman and her Good Find of musicians in this thematic show about life, love and luggage, packed with prairie panache.
Audiences will experience the Day Train and Night Train from the comfort of their theatre seats as our traveling troubadours share train memories and melodies. Listening to fresh originals and familiar favourites, passengers will swing to the rhythm of the rails as they learn how trains played a major role in connecting our prairie communities and country. Expect train whistles, train conductors, audience participation and plenty of percussion using suitcases, purses and even a picnic basket.
Take a Trip: A Musical Journey premiered at the Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park in Fall 2016 and is ready to roll into your community.
“Beth Portman & the Good Find celebrate Alberta's history and beyond with vintage sounds and presentation, great songs and real joy!”
— Holger Petersen, Stony Plain Records, CKUA Radio Network
“We totally enjoyed the show and loved the train theme with the props, songs and stories.”
— Cheryl, audience member
“Take a Trip was a smooth ride from beginning to end ...and I would take it again...What a good find!”
— Dana Andersen, Artistic Director, Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park
Take a 4 minute trip of the show
Act 1: Day Train
Act 2: Night Train
-4 person cast, 1 technical director
-Will require 2-3 volunteers: 1 to play role of train conductor, 1-2 to gather train stories at intermission and handle merchandise sales.
Biographies and Stage Plot PDFs listed below