Oscars at the VarsconaStroll down the red carpet and pose for the paparazzi at the Varscona Theatre on Sunday March 2nd to celebrate the awarding of the 86th Academy Awards in a one of a kind Oscar event. Come and see the celluloid stars the way they were meant to be seen: Projected up on the big movie screen!

With the live broadcast projected larger than life live from Hollywood, the evening will magnify all the glitz, excitement, suspense and unintentional laughs that Oscar night is so famous for.  And for the first time, not only will the event feature its usual assortment of exciting prizes, but will also feature a raffle of glamorous superstar quality excursions and a series of prizes for the audience’s fabulous fashions!

The party is hosted by the star struck duo of TOM EDWARDS and MATT ALDEN (in elegant evening wear supplied by Derks Formals). They will be providing commentary, comedy and live entertainment during those awkward breaks in the show, as well as awarding fabulous prizes throughout the night.


Photo credit: Janna Hove. Photos from Oscar Night 2010 feature Tom Edwards (tall) and Matt Alden (blonde) in their roles as hosts of the event.

Predicting the winners in selected categories can win guests dinners for two provided by some of Edmonton’s finest dining establishments including The Upper Crust, ACCENT European Lounge, The King and I, Da De O, The High Level Diner, The New Asian Village, Packrat Louie, Rosso and Expressionz Cafe.  With additional prizes from Magic Lantern Cinemas (The Princess Theatre).

Complementary catering for the night is courtesy of The Elephant and Castle.


Oscar Night at the Varscona has always hosted an audience willing to dress in the height of Hollywood fashion. So this year the event will for the first time ever present awards for the most memorably attired guests as a preshow to the broadcast. Presided by celebrity judge Portia Clark of CBC Radio’s Radioactive prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Best Dressed: a prize for elegance and finery PRIZE: Tickets for two to the Citadel Theatre’s production Make Mine Love, a premiere by Tom Wood featuring Hollywood at the height of its golden age.

Most Hollywood: for fashions that evoke a Hollywood era or best portrays a specific Tinsel Town personality (Marilyn Monroes, Indiana Joneses, Rhett Butlers, Bjork swan dresses, all are welcome). PRIZE: Tickets for two to the Mayfield Dinner Theatre’s production of Hairspray adapted from the movie and adapted into a classic musical!

Flashiest: recognizing the moist eye catching and most paparazzi friendly style designed to stand out in a crowd. PRIZE: Tickets for two to Theatre Network.


During the festivities, there will also be an evening long raffle of two exciting Edmonton excursions:

  • An elegant Night Out In Old Strathcona (A wine tasting dinner for 2 at the Continental Treat restaurant accompanied by live jazz music followed by an evening in a luxurious suite in the Varscona Hotel)
  • A thrilling Day at the Mall (Dinner for four at the Fantasyland Hotel’s L2 Grill combined with a West Edmonton Mall gift basket featuring a four person attractions pass allowing free access to all the unforgettable entertainments provided by WEM)

Awards on screen and on stage! Live entertainment! Comedy, music and dance! Fabulous fashions on the red carpet (both in Hollywood and in Edmonton)! Awkward acceptance speeches! On stage musical numbers! Inexplicable film montages! All the excitement, shocks and schadenfreude that only Oscar night can deliver!

Oscar Night at the Varscona is a fundraiser for Shadow Theatre and the ACME Theatre Company.

WHERE: The Varscona Theatre 10329 83 Avenue
DATE: Sunday March 2
TIME: Doors open at 5:00 PM, Fashion Awards at 6:00 PM, Show starts at 6:15 PM, Broadcast starts at 6:30 PM

****Fabulous Hollywood formal wear is encouraged, but not essential.****

Tickets: $25. 00 (available at the door or booked through either the Shadow Theatre box office 780 434-5564 or Tix on the Square 780 420-1757)

For further information, please call Shadow Theatre 780 434-5564.