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Jul
20
Sat
KITCHEN PARTY 2019 – a King’s Theatre Fundraiser!
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm

KITCHEN PARTY 2019, an annual fundraiser for King’s Theatre, is happening on Saturday July 20 at 7:30pm. It’s a celebration of local talent hosted by singer-songwriter SUSAN CROWE. It’s a favourite summer event in Annapolis Royal that brings together an incredible roster of talent from the Annapolis region.

This year we will be paying tribute to the late local musician DUNCAN DRAPER.

 

This year’s line-up include these incredible local musicians:

David Chamberland, Paul O’Brien, Taren Yelle, Caleb Miles, Harvey Marcotte, Dan Froese, George Sloan, Carole Allison, Bill MacDonald, Eva McCauley, Dillon Tonkin, Carolyn Buck, Gregg Mazel, James Stevenson, Chris Moreau, Dennis Jollimore, John Eakin, John Morland, Scott Henderson, Jacquelyn Martell, Ted Leighton, Alexa Jaffurs, Kevin Thompson and Harold Clapp.

 

Susan Crowe brings her rich voice, wicked sense of humour, and generous heart to the role of host. This year’s event will be a special celebration of the legacy of the late local musician Duncan Draper, with whom all of the musicians have played.

 

 

The night begins with a New Orleans-style street parade in Duncan’s honour starting at the Fort Anne at 6:00pm and making its way down St George to the Theatre. The concert on the stage gets rolling at 7:30pm. It’s sure to be an unforgettable night

 

 

TICKETS available at the Box Office, by phone (902.532.7704) or at the door.

PRICES:

  • Member: $26
  • General: $30
  • Youth: $12

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*Duncan Draper was trained as a jazz piano player at the Berklee College of Music in California. He was a consummate musician, equally comfortable playing jazz, samba, rock, traditional Irish and Scottish music, folk and bluegrass on a wide variety of instruments. He was always inspiring, supportive and encouraging towards musicians and was there to contribute his musical talents when asked and/or needed, whether it was a musical fundraiser, performance or a session. He is greatly missed in Annapolis Royal and beyond.

 

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Jul
28
Sun
TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK – MIRACLE MAN
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Theatre is thrilled to present the internationally acclaimed vaudevillian performer TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK.

A collision of theatre and music-hall, his exuberant one-man show is equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irresistible charm. He’s known as a COMIC GENIUS, VIRTUOSO VAUDEVILLIAN, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.

After a sold-out run on Broadway, The New York Times lauded his work as “Absolutely expert!

His latest creation, TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK – MIRACLE MAN, is a rip-roaring revival of strong-man stunts, couples-counseling, snake-healings, and mass-hypnosis that leaves audiences dazed, beaming and in love with life once again.

*The performance, intended for an adult audience, is an utterly original mix of comedy, circus, and vaudeville, this is unlike anything you have ever seen at King’s Theatre. TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK is a phenomenon not to be missed.*

“Masterfully played comedy…That secret mixture of DARING, TALENT, AND UTTER FOOLISHNESS…” – Santa Fe Reporter

“HILARIOUS and enormously talented.” -TimeOut, London

 “The audience sits transfixed, gleefully awaiting each new moment of MAD BRILLIANCE.”
— Badische Zeitung, Germany

 

 

Tomáš Kubínek was born in Prague and at the age of 3 was smuggled out of the country by his parents to escape the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. After two months in a refugee camp in Austria, the Kubínek family was granted asylum in Canada and it was there, in St. Catharines, Ontario, that Tomáš, age 5, witnessed his first circus. He became passionately interested in clowns, circus, theater and magic and his perplexed yet well-adjusted parents took him to see every show that passed through town. At age 9 he presented his first performance before a circle of elderly magicians. By age 13 he had an agent. He performed in coffee-houses between folk-music acts and while still in his teens, he made his circus debut with a Brazilian clown duo as the rear half of a two-person horse. His tireless experiments in the art of live performance led to the creation of his award-winning solo stage shows which play to capacity crowds at theaters, international arts festivals, and in television broadcasts throughout the world.

TICKETS available on line or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $27.85 + hst  = $32
  • General Price: $31.30 + hst   = $36
  • Youth Price:  $10.45 + hst     = $12

 

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Aug
3
Sat
RACHEL BECK & THE ATLANTIC STRING MACHINE
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm

Glowing with catchy pop hooks, Rachel Beck’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals are captivating audiences across Canada. The PEI songbird’s first single, Reckless Heart, hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 in March 2018, just one week after the release of her multi award-winning debut record. “Beck clearly establishes herself here as a force to be reckoned with, both as a songwriter and as a performer.” (The Guardian Newspaper)

 

 

The Atlantic String Machine is a multi award-winning classical fusion string quintet. Individually, its members have graced stages around the globe with internationally renowned symphony and chamber orchestras, ensembles, and touring artists. As a collective, they have performed with Canadian treasures Sarah Slean, Lennie Gallant, The Once — and now, a fellow Island artist and friend.

 

 

Rachel Beck featuring The Atlantic String Machine is an exciting new collaboration which invites audiences to experience Beck’s original compositions against a lush soundscape of piano, strings, and percussion. Exposed. Confessional. Connective. Beck’s warm stage presence and superb vocals envelope listeners as they collectively journey across a wide emotional range – from regret and grief to wonder and joy.

 

 

 

TICKETS available On-line or, at the Box Office, by phone 902.532.7704 or at the door.

  • Member Price: $27.85 + hst  = $32
  • General Price: $31.30 + hst  = $36
  • Youth Price:  $10.45 + hst     = $12

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Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

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Aug
14
Wed
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 1
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm

PROGRAM 1

Wednesday, August 14. 8:00 pm & Friday, August 16. 8:00 pm

Sky Dancers: Bridges – Excerpt

Created by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo (Choreographer) and Michael Diabo (Composer.

Performed by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo (Montreal)

In 1907 when the Quebec Bridge collapsed during construction, 33 Mohawk ironworkers from the small reserve of Kahnawake fell to their deaths. This contemporary dance piece combines traditional and contemporary Indigenous dance and music to bring this story to life.

 

 

 Various Concert

Throwdown Collective (Toronto)

Created and performed by Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson

Throwdown Collective has been creating contemporary physically dynamic work for both stage and en plein air since 2008. This includes three site-specific commissions for Toronto’s Dusk Dances which played across Canada and at Jacob’s Pillow’s 85th Anniversary Celebration. Various Concert, their first work for the stage, garnered the 2015 dance: made in canada Audience Choice Award and the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography.

Mr. Pinhead

Created by Randy Glynn performed by a Nova Scotia cast

Choreographer, dancer and teacher, Randy Glynn has been an influential figure in the world of Canadian contemporary dance for over three decades. He is currently Artistic Director of Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal and Live Art Dance (Halifax).

Premiered in 1995, Mr. Pinhead is built entirely on ballroom dance vocabulary. It is the coming-of-age story of a timid young ballroom dancer, his overbearing parents and his triumphant escape from their grasp. Acclaimed by audiences and critics for its innovation and entertaining approach to its subject matter, Mr. Pinhead’s themes still resonate today.

“You will be amazed by Glynn’s vision and feeling, his ability to dignify and deepen ordinary experience.” The Globe and Mail

 

TICKETS on sale now

  • Regular: $25
  • Youth: $12
  • Program 1 and 2 Package: $44 (if purchasing package online, please note requested show dates)

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug
15
Thu
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 2
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm

PROGRAM 2

Thursday, August 15. 8:00 pm & Saturday, August 17. 8:00 pm

unmoored

  • Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Toronto)
  • Performed by Peggy Baker
  • Choreography by Sara Chase

“In 2003 I turned to the dance artist Sarah Chase to make a work for me. Sarah creates in a genre she describes as dancestories, and preliminary to working together she set me the task of writing two stories for every year of my life… Sarah and I worked together to distill my writing as a dancestory titled unmoored. The episodes I recount in unmoored describe events during the 20-year arc of my marriage to the musician, composer, and disability rights activist, Ahmed Hassan.” Peggy Baker

“Peggy is a true dance bohemian: she knows how to play up against contemporary orthodoxy and turn it on its head. It’s why she is a great artist…There is always method in what she does, but what she does is always unexpected and always a joy to watch…” Mikhail Baryshnikov

Taking Breath

Created and performed by Naishi Wang (Toronto)

Born in Changchun, China, Naishi Wang began his dance training at Jilin College of Art and Beijing Dance Academy. Performing with Toronto Dance Theatre for 9 years Naishi is now creating his own works. Taking Breath explores how we take breathing and the air we breathe, for granted. What is it like without breathing? How does breathing affect our movement, our thoughts? When does breathing start to mean something? When will air start to matter to us?

https://vimeo.com/315330133

Sonderling

Created and Performed by Lydia Zimmer (Halifax)

Moving between Toronto and Halifax, Lydia Zimmer is emerging as an unorthodox dancer and audacious choreographer. In Sonderling she has created a geometric and dark work inspired by an Irish rhyme from the 1700s. This absorbing piece explores eccentricity and letting the dark side out. “When does the methodical and organized become a form of derangement? How do our actions accumulate over a lifetime?”

 

 

 

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  • Youth: $12
  • Program 1 and 2 Package: $44 (if purchasing package online, please note requested show dates)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug
16
Fri
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 1
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm

PROGRAM 1

Wednesday, August 14. 8:00 pm & Friday, August 16. 8:00 pm

Sky Dancers: Bridges – Excerpt

Created by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo (Choreographer) and Michael Diabo (Composer.

Performed by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo (Montreal)

In 1907 when the Quebec Bridge collapsed during construction, 33 Mohawk ironworkers from the small reserve of Kahnawake fell to their deaths. This contemporary dance piece combines traditional and contemporary Indigenous dance and music to bring this story to life.

 

 

 

 Various Concert

Throwdown Collective (Toronto)

Created and performed by Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson

Throwdown Collective has been creating contemporary physically dynamic work for both stage and en plein air since 2008. This includes three site-specific commissions for Toronto’s Dusk Dances which played across Canada and at Jacob’s Pillow’s 85th Anniversary Celebration. Various Concert, their first work for the stage, garnered the 2015 dance: made in canada Audience Choice Award and the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography.

Mr. Pinhead

Created by Randy Glynn performed by a Nova Scotia cast

Choreographer, dancer and teacher, Randy Glynn has been an influential figure in the world of Canadian contemporary dance for over three decades. He is currently Artistic Director of Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal and Live Art Dance (Halifax).

Premiered in 1995, Mr. Pinhead is built entirely on ballroom dance vocabulary. It is the coming-of-age story of a timid young ballroom dancer, his overbearing parents and his triumphant escape from their grasp. Acclaimed by audiences and critics for its innovation and entertaining approach to its subject matter, Mr. Pinhead’s themes still resonate today.

“You will be amazed by Glynn’s vision and feeling, his ability to dignify and deepen ordinary experience.” The Globe and Mail

 

TICKETS on sale now

  • Regular: $25
  • Youth: $12
  • Program 1 and 2 Package: $44  (if purchasing package online, please note requested show dates)

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug
17
Sat
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 2
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm

PROGRAM 2

Thursday, August 15. 8:00 pm & Saturday, August 17. 8:00 pm

unmoored

  • Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Toronto)
  • Performed by Peggy Baker
  • Choreography by Sara Chase

“In 2003 I turned to the dance artist Sarah Chase to make a work for me. Sarah creates in a genre she describes as dancestories, and preliminary to working together she set me the task of writing two stories for every year of my life… Sarah and I worked together to distill my writing as a dancestory titled unmoored. The episodes I recount in unmoored describe events during the 20-year arc of my marriage to the musician, composer, and disability rights activist, Ahmed Hassan.” Peggy Baker

“Peggy is a true dance bohemian: she knows how to play up against contemporary orthodoxy and turn it on its head. It’s why she is a great artist…There is always method in what she does, but what she does is always unexpected and always a joy to watch…” Mikhail Baryshnikov

Taking Breath

Created and performed by Naishi Wang (Toronto)

Born in Changchun, China, Naishi Wang began his dance training at Jilin College of Art and Beijing Dance Academy. Performing with Toronto Dance Theatre for 9 years Naishi is now creating his own works. Taking Breath explores how we take breathing and the air we breathe, for granted. What is it like without breathing? How does breathing affect our movement, our thoughts? When does breathing start to mean something? When will air start to matter to us?

Sonderling

Created and Performed by Lydia Zimmer (Halifax)

Moving between Toronto and Halifax, Lydia Zimmer is emerging as an unorthodox dancer and audacious choreographer. In Sonderling she has created a geometric and dark work inspired by an Irish rhyme from the 1700s. This absorbing piece explores eccentricity and letting the dark side out. “When does the methodical and organized become a form of derangement? How do our actions accumulate over a lifetime?”

 

 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  • Youth: $12
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Aug
23
Fri
ARIANA NASR & CURTIS THORPE
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

Ariana Nasr & Curtis Thorpe are delighted to bring their show featuring vintage popular songs to King’s Theatre. From jazz to soul to world classics and French chanson, this show highlights Ariana’s versatility as a vocalist as well as an instrumentalist (saxophone, accordion, violin), while Curtis’ multi-instrumental wizardry completes the sound. Together they breathe new life into old favourites. Expect to hear classics from Nina Simone, Édith Piaf, The Beatles, Jacques Brel, Dave Brubeck, Caruso, Latin America, Ariana’s father and more.

 

TICKETS available online (see below) or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $20.85 + hst  = $24
  • General Price: $24.85 + hst  = $28
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + hst  = $12

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

 

 

 

Aug
29
Thu
JEFF HENNESSY & HARVEY MARCOTTE – Double Bill
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for a double-bill with two extraordinary of the region’s finest folk-roots-country singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Jeff Hennessy and Harvey Marcotte will each take the stage with an incredibly talented roster of musicians.

 

 

 

Jeff Hennessy is a singer-songwriter and keyboardist based in Wolfville, where he currently is Dean of Arts at Acadia University, and was Director of Music before that. He launched his first CD right here in Annapolis Royal some 20 years ago, and has maintained deep connections in the community. He’s performed on the King’s stage twice in the last year alone, and with this concert he’ll be joined by his band The Sundries. Amazing musicians and a really fun show – super cool country music!

  • Jeff Hennessy: Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
  • Sarah Pound: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
  • Mike Reese: Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
  • Nicholas D’Amato: Bass
  • Mike Carroll: Drums

 

Harvey Marcotte has been flat picking, finger picking guitar since he was 12 years old. Playing Bob Dylan and the likes soon took him into folk and bluegrass styles. The mandolin was his second love which brought quickly into fiddle playing. He dug deeper into his roots and studied French Canadien fiddle as well as Celtic, Ukrainian and jazz. He`s played professionally since the tender age of 15.  Performing the Acadian band Blou, he travelled to France, South America, and several Canadien festivals. He has shared the stage with Mae Moore, Susan Crowe, Jay Unger, Wilbur Hill, and Rusty Trout. He makes his home in south west Nova Scotia and is a father of 3 children and grandfather to 4 lovely kids.

  • Harvey Marcotte: Vocals, Violin, Mandolin, Guitar
  • Tom Berry: Guitar, Vocals
  • Kirk Hazel: Bass, Vocals

 

TICKETS available online (see below) or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $22.60 + hst  = $26
  • General Price: $26.10 + hst  = $30
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + hst  = $12

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Aug
31
Sat
KINKY BOOTS – Broadway Musical
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm

KINKY BOOTS The Broadway Musical in HD

Filmed at the Adelphi Theatre in London, Kinky Boots the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-winning musical from pop icon Cyndi Lauper and legendary playwright Harvey Fierstein, directed and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell and based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, hits the big screen.

Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (played by Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (played by Matt Henry, who won an Olivier Award for the role) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.

Runtime: 2 hours 25 minutes

 

 

TICKETS:

  • Member Price: $13.90 + hst = $16.00
  • General Price: $17.40 + hst = $20.00
  • Youth Price: $ 6.95 + hst = $8.00

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

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