What Does Pegasus Performances Do?
Pegasus Performances is a Calgary based theatre and entertainment company. We’ve been around since 1993. Simply: We Entertain You! We do both Private bookings (eg. corporate parties) and Public Dinner Theatre shows (click on our Upcoming Public Shows link for info) where anyone can attend throughout the year. For over 10 years Pegasus Performances was the resident company at The Deane House, which has now changed it’s focus. We now perform our Public shows at Fort Calgary.
We perform Comic Murder Mysteries, Medieval shows, corporate entertainment, business teambuilders, custom shows – and much more! We also send out a wide variety of skilled Talent or fun entertainers for functions large or small. Need roving characters such as a fabulous Austin Powers impersonator, a belly-dancer, magician or a psychic? Whatever your entertainment needs – give us a call!
How Many People Will You Do It For?
1 to 1000, depending on your budget and the situation.
How Do These Murder Mysteries Work?
What happens, other than “You’ll Die Laughing”? The emphasis is on comedy! Shows are usually done in a dinner theatre format. Mystery guests find a helpful “ballot/ info sheet” at their table, then actors enter and perform scenes right near them. These episodes introduce characters and motives while setting the scene for FUN! The action is up-close and guests can get involved, interact with suspects, or just watch and enjoy! Then a dramatic (or rather ‘comedic’) “Murder” occurs. A break is taken. Guests eat, formulate theories and devise questions. The performance resumes with more comic scenarios containing further jokes and clues. A “Kangaroo court” (mock trial) with a judge and bailiff from the audience ties up any queries guests might have. Help solve the crime and be judge and jury, or just watch and be amused by light-hearted entertainment where laughter and fun come first, but clues are there to be found for the attentive sleuth! Guests vote for who “dunnit”, ballots are collected and Pegasus makes a presentation honoring the evening’s “Super Sleuth”.
Do I Have To Dress Up?
Not at all – but you certainly can delight us by doing so if you want!
Does The Audience Participate?
Your choice! We have scripts with lots of audience participation or none. With either, individual guests choose. You can sit back, laugh and enjoy – or you can question suspects, interact with characters, join in a joust or get very involved if you’d like!
Where Can You Do This? Do You Have A Space?
We can perform just about anywhere. Private homes, restaurants, community halls, a large boat – even a shed on a farm! And we have a ‘package deal’ (location, meal, show all included) with Fort Calgary, so ask for details. Depending on the show or service, all we generally need is a dressing room for actors close to the performance area. We are delighted to work with your space and catering choices – or happy to make recommendations. We can send suggestions to help you select the perfect place. Or check out our ‘Catering, Restaurant, Locations’ board on Pinterest for ideas, photos and links.
When’s Your Next Public Show?
Please click on our “Upcoming Performances” menu tab above for this information.
Do You Tour? Will You Come Out To Us?
You bet! We’ve performed in Las Vegas, U.S.A. (Entertainment Capital of the World!), plus B.C., Saskatchewan and Alberta. Invite us out!
What Kind Of Function Or Occasion Is This Good For?
Almost anything. We’ve done corporate events, company Christmas parties, incentive or team builders, weddings and wedding receptions, birthdays, FUNdraisers, anniversaries, receptions, conventions, Awards dinners, project completion celebrations, team parties, client or supplier appreciations, corporate launches, grand openings, staff nights out, custom events, stagettes and more.
What’s the Cost?
That depends on the artist, show or service requested and the number in the audience. Please e-mail or phone us to discuss your budget and needs.
How Do I Know You’re Good?
Please read our references; plus we’ve been around since 1993. Clients range from large corporations to small offices, from government agencies through family celebrations. Some of our clients: Warren and Astrid Buffet, the Calgary Police Service, the House of Blues in Las Vegas, The Deane House, Fort Calgary, TransAlta, Petro-Can, Esso, the Calgary Zoo, the United Way in both Calgary and Medicine Hat, Canada Safeway, Chevron, Shell Canada, Spruce Meadows, CP Hotels, the Rockyview Hospital Emergency Physicians, TD Bank, Nortel, Petroleum Joint Venture Association, the Town of Canmore, the Arts Centre, CP Rail, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Shaw Communications and the A & E Network (yes, the big American Television station!) to name just a few.