Calendar

Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Globally-inspired music effortlessly blending Classical, World, and Jazz.   We are thrilled to welcome the amazing pianist and composer Dinuk Wijeratne, percussionist Nick Halley, and bassist Tom Easley back to King’s Theatre for a gorgeous[...]
10:00 am
Workshop for Musicians On Saturday October 30 at 10am, King’s Theatre is hosting a workshop/conversation for musicians and advanced students. People may bring instruments for an interactive component . The workshop is about music that[...]
7:30 pm
“Mystical, dark and full of heart” Peter-Anthony Togni – pianoJeff Reilly – bass clarinet         Peter Togni & Jeff Reilly return to King’s as Blackwood, bringing a common love of improvisation, a[...]
2:00 pm
Award-winning, genre-jumping string quintet   We’re thrilled to welcome Atlantic String Machine back to King’s! They are a dynamic ensemble of string players who perform as many styles of music as they can fit into[...]
7:30 pm
Koqm, the world premiere of a new theatrical piece by L’nu/Mi’kmaw storyteller shalan joudry   Koqm is a journey through time and land to experience the voices of fictional L’nu (Mi’kmaw) women. Throughout the course[...]
7:30 pm
Koqm, the world premiere of a new theatrical piece by L’nu/Mi’kmaw storyteller shalan joudry   Koqm is a journey through time and land to experience the voices of fictional L’nu (Mi’kmaw) women. Throughout the course[...]
7:30 pm
Annapolis District Drama Group Present an evening of Short Plays written by Wayne Currie with Simon Bonnington at the helm as Producer/Director LIVE ON STAGE GOING UP! Jen – Colleen Rowland Sara – Dawn Scott[...]
7:30 pm
Annapolis District Drama Group Present an evening of Short Plays written by Wayne Currie with Simon Bonnington at the helm as Producer/Director LIVE ON STAGE GOING UP! Jen – Colleen Rowland Sara – Dawn Scott[...]
7:30 pm
A comedy drama about a good neighbour gone bad… a shocking tale of neighourhood warfare told with candour and an edgy sense of fun.   King’s audiences will remember Melody A.Johnson for her award-winning play[...]
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
MULTIPLE JUNO & ECMA-WINNING, GRAMMY-NOMINATED NOVA SCOTIAN ARTIST ROSE COUSINS RETURN TO KING’S AT LAST   Her latest record, ‘Bravado’ is for those who struggle with loneliness and those wishing they had more time alone.[...]
7:30 pm
NEWSFLASH: The Band has rescheduled their Tour to next Spring! The new date for the show at King’s Theatre is May 1, 2022 at 7:30pm. Tickets holders can use their tickets for the new date[...]
Oct
29
Fri
DINUK WIJERATNE TRIO
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm
DINUK WIJERATNE TRIO

Globally-inspired music effortlessly blending Classical, World, and Jazz.

 

We are thrilled to welcome the amazing pianist and composer Dinuk Wijeratne, percussionist Nick Halley, and bassist Tom Easley back to King’s Theatre for a gorgeous night of jazz.

 

Dinuk Wijeratne is an award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist. His boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with symphony orchestras, string quartets, tabla players, and DJs – and has taken him to international venues as poles apart as the Berlin Philharmonie and the North Sea Jazz Festival. The Sri Lankan-born Canadian pianist is joined by jazz drummer and world percussionist Nick Halley and seasoned bassist Tom Easley for this thrilling concert of original compositions.

Presented in partnership with DEBUT ATLANTIC.

Seats are limited to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Please note that once Nova Scotia reaches Phase 5, seating will expand to full capacity.

King’s Theatre is committed to making live performances accessible to all audiences. If the ticket price is a barrier, bursaries are available. Please get in touch by contacting the Box Office: boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca or 902-532-7704.

 

 

Oct
30
Sat
WORKSHOP with DINUK WIJERATNE TRIO
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am
WORKSHOP with DINUK WIJERATNE TRIO

Workshop for Musicians

On Saturday October 30 at 10am, King’s Theatre is hosting a workshop/conversation for musicians and advanced students. People may bring instruments for an interactive component . The workshop is about music that explores freedom and limits – balancing composition and improvisation. The workshop is free but space is limited to please call the Box Office to reserve your spot.

Brilliant pianist and composer DINUK WIJERATNE returns to King’s Theatre on Friday October 29 with percussionist Nick Halley and bassist Tom Easley for a gorgeous night of jazz.

Dinuk Wijeratne is an award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist. His boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with symphony orchestras, string quartets, tabla players, and DJs – and has taken him to international venues as poles apart as the Berlin Philharmonie and the North Sea Jazz Festival. The Sri Lankan-born Canadian pianist is joined by jazz drummer and world percussionist Nick Halley and seasoned bassist Tom Easley for this thrilling concert of original compositions.

Presented in partnership with DEBUT ATLANTIC.

 

Workshop is FREE. Pre-registration required.

Contact the Box Office: boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca or 902-532-7704.

 

 

Nov
6
Sat
BLACKWOOD: Jeff Reilly & Peter Togni
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm
BLACKWOOD: Jeff Reilly & Peter Togni

“Mystical, dark and full of heart”

Peter-Anthony Togni – piano
Jeff Reilly – bass clarinet
 
 
 
 
Peter Togni & Jeff Reilly return to King’s as Blackwood, bringing a common love of improvisation, a passion for taking musical risks, and a deep desire to to connect with their audience.
 
 
 
 
Blackwood is a classical cross-over duo that draws upon the wide ranging performance experience of composer/organist/pianist PETER TOGNI and bass clarinetist/composer JEFF REILLY. Together these two musical soul-searchers have toured the world with the trio Sanctuary, released concertos for bass clarinet and choir, created string orchestra concertos, and created full length works for solo bass clarinet and vocal quartet. Together they have played hundreds of concerts touring Russia, China, Europe and North America performing in a range of contexts: jazz, contemporary classical, choral, orchestral, string orchestra, and Gamelan orchestra. Long time collaborators at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, they have been playing and creating music together since 1998.

 

 
“I was smitten by Togni’s atmospheric force….  and the virtuoso bass clarinettist Jeff Reilly extends his cadenzas across the history of sound, from monody to modernism, in a performance that is dominant and hypnotic. There is something epiphanic about this music…. resist it if you can”
Norman Lebrecht, La Scena Musical

“Achingly beautiful, completely addictive”
The Independent on Sunday, UK

Blackwood releases their first album LOST AND FOUND on September 24th, 2021! Available on all download and streaming sites. Support the artists here by ordering a physical copy or digital download on bandcamp.

  • $25 Adult (ticketing fee & HST additional)
  • Royalty Card holders get 10% off
  • Youth: FREE
  • SPECIAL PACKAGE: Buy tickets to both Blackwood (Nov. 6 at 7:30pm) and Atlantic String Machine (Nov. 7 at 2pm), and we will give you a voucher for $10 at Velma’s Concession!

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Please note that once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, King’s Theatre will return to full capacity seating, and proof of vaccination will be required. To help keep our patrons safe, face masks will continue to be mandatory. Thank you for your understanding.

 

*Please note that once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, King’s Theatre will return to full capacity seating, and proof of vaccination will be required. To help keep our patrons safe, face masks will continue to be mandatory. Thank you for your understanding.

 
Nov
7
Sun
ATLANTIC STRING MACHINE
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm
ATLANTIC STRING MACHINE

Award-winning, genre-jumping string quintet

 

We’re thrilled to welcome Atlantic String Machine back to King’s! They are a dynamic ensemble of string players who perform as many styles of music as they can fit into their portfolios. Based on Prince Edward Island, they have established themselves at the forefront of new and exciting arts groups throughout the region. Their unique approach comes from a desire to keep live music relevant, transformative, and above all entertaining. In their efforts to keep themselves and their audiences engaged, they seek out interesting collaborations with other artists, unexpected venues for concerts, and write their own arrangements and compositions, keeping their repertoire fresh and alive.

 
Atlantic String Machine is:
Sean Kemp (violin)
Karen Graves (violin)
Jeffrey Bazett-Jones (viola)
Natalie Williams Calhoun (cello)
Adam Hill (bass)
  • $30 Adult (ticketing fee & HST additional)
  • Royalty Card holders get 10% off
  • Youth: FREE
  • SPECIAL PACKAGE: Buy tickets to both Blackwood (Nov. 6 at 7:30pm) and Atlantic String Machine (Nov. 7 at 2pm), and we will give you a voucher for $10 at Velma’s Concession!

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Please note that once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, King’s Theatre will return to full capacity seating, and proof of vaccination will be required. To help keep our patrons safe, face masks will continue to be mandatory. Thank you for your understanding.

 
Nov
12
Fri
KOQM: written & performed by shalan joudry
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm
KOQM: written & performed by shalan joudry

Koqm, the world premiere of a new theatrical piece by L’nu/Mi’kmaw storyteller shalan joudry

 

Koqm is a journey through time and land to experience the voices of fictional L’nu (Mi’kmaw) women. Throughout the course of the show we hear and meet the women who might have spoken and walked through one area of forest over centuries. Guided by the strength of an ancient tree (“koqm”), the women’s voices share with us their personal stories of grief, humour and resiliency through a unique theatrical performance that includes story-telling, poetry, dance and song.

  • Written and performed by: shalan joudry
  • Director: Ken Schwartz
  • Mask & Movement: Ann-Marie Kerr
  • Production: Two Planks and a Passion Theatre, Nestuita’si Storytelling, and El’tuek Qokom
  • Movement consultants: Susanne Chui & Sarah Prosper
  • Lighting Design: MacKenzie Cornfield
  • Graphics: design by MacKenzie Cornfield, drawing by Milidow Joudry-Martel (after Mi’kmaw pertroglyphs)

Shalan is an oral storyteller, poet, actor, playwright, podcast producer, as well as a cultural interpreter from L’sitkuk (Bear River) Mi’kmaq Community. Shalan’s unique voice and use of Mi’kmaq/L’nu and English words brings language and art together.

In 2019, King’s Theatre presented the stage premier of shalan’s two-person play Elaputiek to a sold-out house. We are thrilled to welcome her back to our stage with this new production.

Click here for more about shalan joudry.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Per Provincial regulations, proof of vaccination is required and masks are mandatory. Please arrive 45 minutes before the show so we can get you seated on time. Thank you for your understanding!

 
Nov
13
Sat
KOQM: written & performed by shalan joudry
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm
KOQM: written & performed by shalan joudry

Koqm, the world premiere of a new theatrical piece by L’nu/Mi’kmaw storyteller shalan joudry

 

Koqm is a journey through time and land to experience the voices of fictional L’nu (Mi’kmaw) women. Throughout the course of the show we hear and meet the women who might have spoken and walked through one area of forest over centuries. Guided by the strength of an ancient tree (“koqm”), the women’s voices share with us their personal stories of grief, humour and resiliency through a unique theatrical performance that includes story-telling, poetry, dance and song.

  • Written and performed by: shalan joudry
  • Director: Ken Schwartz
  • Mask & Movement: Ann-Marie Kerr
  • Production: Two Planks and a Passion Theatre, Nestuita’si Storytelling, and El’tuek Qokom
  • Movement consultants: Susanne Chui & Sarah Prosper
  • Lighting Design: MacKenzie Cornfield
  • Graphics: design by MacKenzie Cornfield, drawing by Milidow Joudry-Martel (after Mi’kmaw pertroglyphs)

Shalan is an oral storyteller, poet, actor, playwright, podcast producer, as well as a cultural interpreter from L’sitkuk (Bear River) Mi’kmaq Community. Shalan’s unique voice and use of Mi’kmaq/L’nu and English words brings language and art together.

In 2019, King’s Theatre presented the stage premier of shalan’s two-person play Elaputiek to a sold-out house. We are thrilled to welcome her back to our stage with this new production.

Click here for more about shalan joudry.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Per Provincial regulations, proof of vaccination is required and masks are mandatory. Please arrive 45 minutes before the show so we can get you seated on time. Thank you for your understanding!

 
Nov
19
Fri
ADDG presents ‘A DASH OF CURRIE’
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm
ADDG presents 'A DASH OF CURRIE'

Annapolis District Drama Group Present an evening of Short Plays

written by Wayne Currie with Simon Bonnington at the helm as Producer/Director

LIVE ON STAGE

GOING UP!

  • Jen – Colleen Rowland
  • Sara – Dawn Scott
  • Moonglow – Karen Tomasino
  • Hank – Ray Balcom

GET LOST !!!

  • Jenny – Roisin Cadieux
  • Georgina – Linda Doucet
  • Don – Adrian Nette

THE HONEYMOON

  • Glen – Ryan Hebert
  • Francine – Meggie Pozzolo
  • Jim – Miles Leahy
  • Freda – Linda Hulme-Leahy

A GUY WALKS INTO A BAR

  • Joe – Ken Maher
  • Harvey – David Witherow

TUESDAY NIGHT BRIDGE

  • Fred – Tim Wilson
  • Martha – Nancy Anderson
  • Dorothy – Eloise Mailman
  • Henry – Brian Dickinson

A DREAM COME TRUE

  • Phil – Simon Bonnington
  • Darlene – Kristin Stenberg

THE WOLF

  • Diane – Alexi Payzant
  • Gramma – Rachael Cheechoo
  • Melissa – Lily Habinski
  • Patty – Nina Habinski
  • $15 Adult
  • $10 Youth
  • $1.50 ticketing fee additional
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Please note that once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, King’s Theatre will return to full capacity seating. In accordance with the Province of Nova Scotia’s “Proof of Vaccination” Mandate, effective October 4th, 2021 all patrons over the age of 12 will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of exception.

 

 

The Annapolis District Drama Group is back on stage!!

Having taken, of necessity, a sojourn into page-to-screen screenplay productions over the past 18 months of pandemic, the time now seems right for us to be able to venture back onto the boards of King’s Theatre. Carefully, and with an abundance of caution, just as we have right through these trying times.

And for our inspiration we needed to look no further than the Complete Works of our much esteemed home-grown Bard, Wayne Currie, whose anthology of Short Plays, eponymously entitled “A Dash of Currie”, furnished us with all the scripts for this production.

When the Call for Actors went out we had envisioned that six 10-minute plays would be performed. Such was the enthusiasm and willingness of our troupe to be involved that we found we had to ‘stretch the envelope’, and so we bring to you SEVEN plays instead!

And with the influx of new folks moving to the area over the past months we are delighted to welcome new faces to our Cast, who are thrilled to be bringing their skills and experience to our local stage, acting alongside many of our familiar and much-loved regulars.

With Simon Bonnington at the helm as Producer/Director, and an innovative minimalist set that utilises King’s Theatre’s brand-new stage-technology, we have a show that’s filled to the brim with mirth & hilarity, as well as some thought-provoking moments, prompting you to ponder what is really important in life…

 

Nov
20
Sat
ADDG presents ‘A DASH OF CURRIE’
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
ADDG presents 'A DASH OF CURRIE'

Annapolis District Drama Group Present an evening of Short Plays

written by Wayne Currie with Simon Bonnington at the helm as Producer/Director

LIVE ON STAGE

GOING UP!

  • Jen – Colleen Rowland
  • Sara – Dawn Scott
  • Moonglow – Karen Tomasino
  • Hank – Ray Balcom

GET LOST !!!

  • Jenny – Roisin Cadieux
  • Georgina – Linda Doucet
  • Don – Adrian Nette

THE HONEYMOON

  • Glen – Ryan Hebert
  • Francine – Meggie Pozzolo
  • Jim – Miles Leahy
  • Freda – Linda Hulme-Leahy

A GUY WALKS INTO A BAR

  • Joe – Ken Maher
  • Harvey – David Witherow

TUESDAY NIGHT BRIDGE

  • Fred – Tim Wilson
  • Martha – Nancy Anderson
  • Dorothy – Eloise Mailman
  • Henry – Brian Dickinson

A DREAM COME TRUE

  • Phil – Simon Bonnington
  • Darlene – Kristin Stenberg

THE WOLF

  • Diane – Alexi Payzant
  • Gramma – Rachael Cheechoo
  • Melissa – Lily Habinski
  • Patty – Nina Habinski
  • $15 Adult
  • $10 Youth
  • $1.50 ticketing fee additional
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Please note that once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, King’s Theatre will return to full capacity seating. In accordance with the Province of Nova Scotia’s “Proof of Vaccination” Mandate, effective October 4th, 2021 all patrons over the age of 12 will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of exception.

 

 

The Annapolis District Drama Group is back on stage!!

Having taken, of necessity, a sojourn into page-to-screen screenplay productions over the past 18 months of pandemic, the time now seems right for us to be able to venture back onto the boards of King’s Theatre. Carefully, and with an abundance of caution, just as we have right through these trying times.

And for our inspiration we needed to look no further than the Complete Works of our much esteemed home-grown Bard, Wayne Currie, whose anthology of Short Plays, eponymously entitled “A Dash of Currie”, furnished us with all the scripts for this production.

When the Call for Actors went out we had envisioned that six 10-minute plays would be performed. Such was the enthusiasm and willingness of our troupe to be involved that we found we had to ‘stretch the envelope’, and so we bring to you SEVEN plays instead!

And with the influx of new folks moving to the area over the past months we are delighted to welcome new faces to our Cast, who are thrilled to be bringing their skills and experience to our local stage, acting alongside many of our familiar and much-loved regulars.

With Simon Bonnington at the helm as Producer/Director, and an innovative minimalist set that utilises King’s Theatre’s brand-new stage-technology, we have a show that’s filled to the brim with mirth & hilarity, as well as some thought-provoking moments, prompting you to ponder what is really important in life…

 

Nov
21
Sun
MELODY A. JOHNSON presents PERSON OF INTEREST
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm
MELODY A. JOHNSON presents PERSON OF INTEREST
A comedy drama about a good neighbour gone bad… a shocking tale of neighourhood warfare told with candour and an edgy sense of fun.
 

King’s audiences will remember Melody A.Johnson for her award-winning play Miss Caledonia.

 

 “Person of Interest”, is a topical tale, about a good, law-abiding citizen like me who hoped to volunteer and so applied for a police background check. It was at that point when I discovered I was a Person of Interest…courtesy of some bad neighbours next door. It was their final act of retaliation.

 Debuting in 2018, Person of Interest has been delighting audiences across the country.  Those who enjoy the wave of stand-alone storytelling like CBC’s Vinyl Café, and National Public Radio’s The Moth podcasts, will crave this yarn spinning, edgy, comic tale.

“Melody A. Johnson proves once again, she is the kook supreme of the Canadian stage…I truly would pay money to see Johnson read the phone book…” — Richard Ouzonian, The Toronto Star

“Melody A. Johnson is a unique talent, a slyly hilarious performer, and a very likeable presence on stage without ever seeming anything less than genuine.” — David Mann, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam B.C.

“Melody tells the story so beautifully that there are moments when she has the audience completely on her side even while in the same breath, we’re questioning her sanity.” —– Danny Harvey, The Rose Theatre, Brampton, Ont.

Seating is full capacity. Proof of full vaccination and face masks are required.

King’s Theatre is committed to making live performances accessible to all audiences. If the ticket price is a barrier, bursaries are available. Please get in touch by contacting the Box Office: boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca or 902-532-7704.

 

 

Dec
3
Fri
ROSE COUSINS
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm
ROSE COUSINS

MULTIPLE JUNO & ECMA-WINNING, GRAMMY-NOMINATED NOVA SCOTIAN ARTIST ROSE COUSINS RETURN TO KING’S AT LAST

 

Her latest record, ‘Bravado’ is for those who struggle with loneliness and those wishing they had more time alone. It’s for those attempting to make their hearts go in more than one direction and those trying to make it go in just one. It’s for those who present a version of themselves to the world that doesn’t quite match how they feel inside. It’s for those who feel misunderstood or unseen. It’s for those who have a hard time saying what they feel, who hide or can’t let themselves off the hook. It’s for those asking, “is this it?” and questioning if the character they play in the movie of their lives is authentic or just a role they’ve accepted. It’s for those who have a hard time asking for help and for those desperate for and terrified of change.

For Cousins, this chapter is a personal and professional metamorphosis. She is in the producer chair, applying her years of experience, trusting her own ear and pulling thoughtfully from her network of talented colleagues.

The record is flanked by two distinct renditions of the same song, The Benefits of Being Alone/ The Reprise reinforcing the record’s examination of emotional duality. The record starts in bravado’s swagger then drops us into The Fraud which wrestles with the desire to stay hidden and be seen. The Time Being (Impending Mortality Awareness Society), reminds and invites us to pay attention to what’s most important, to be present. The album lifts to its highest level of hope and most pop production in The Return (Love Comes Back), solidifying Cousins’ collaborative nature by recruiting an international choir of friends to join in at the end. The Lullaby (My Oldest Love) written with Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta), touches the desperate need for affirmation, The Benediction, a yearning for acceptance.

Rose Cousins’ Bravado is the sound of a heart trying to open. It explores the complication of emotion, its irrational tendencies and its wisdom. It invites us to feel the courage it takes to be vulnerable.

Seating is full capacity. Proof of full vaccination and face masks are required.

King’s Theatre is committed to making live performances accessible to all audiences. If the ticket price is a barrier, bursaries are available. Please get in touch by contacting the Box Office: boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca or 902-532-7704.

 

 

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