The local theatre group The Dewdney Players has gone all the way in preparation for their latest show.
The Okotoks-based troupe has come out with a "cheeky" calendar to help promote the upcoming stage performance of The Full Monty and raise a few dollars for local charity.
Local resident Matt Seders has taken on the role of producer. No stranger to the title he is working alongside his wife and seasoned director Sherene.
The show kicks off its three-week run on Friday, October 21st and very much stays true to its title says Seders.
"If you've seen the movie, our show is written by the same writer as the movie, in the very final scene, they drop it all. Our gentleman will also be dropping it all."
The story of six unemployed friends who desperately attempt to put on a strip show is far from a simple comedy production. Taking on themes of unemployment, suicide, mental health, father's rights, impotence and male body image.
Because of the focus, they felt it made sense to put together a charity calendar.
"The big premise of this show is the effect of mental health and mental health struggles among men and its lack of support.
"We will be using it to support two men's mental health organizations here in the foothills with Wild Rose Connections and in Calgary with Canadian Center for men and Families, Alberta chapter."
Calendars can be found at X's & Oh's Love Boutique in Okotoks and Hubtown for $20. Interested residents can also send The Dewdney Players a message over social media.
It's not the first time the theatre company has bore it all for print. Some may remember the hit Calender Girls back in 2015.
"To date, it’s the most successful show that the Dewdney Players has ever done. Part of the rights for that was that we had to produce a charity calendar to support a local organization."
The 2015 Calendar Girls raised $5,500 during their fundraiser. Donating the money to the Foothills Country Hospice.
Ticket details can be found on the Dewdney Players website.