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Mar
7
Sun
CYRANO DE BERGERAC – National Theatre
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm
CYRANO DE BERGERAC - National Theatre

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

A production from The Jamie Lloyd Company.

14A | | Drama, Romance

  • $18 Adult + HST and ticketing fee
  • Youth: FREE
  • Royalty Card holders get 10% off
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

*Reserved seating. Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

 
Mar
15
Mon
DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WORKSHOP with Nance Ackerman: Day One
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH

  • DAY ONE, Monday March 15, 11am-4pm
  • DAY TWO, Tuesday March 16, 11am-4pm

Make a short documentary film and see it on the big screen! 

Making documentary films isn’t easy — whether you’re in a war zone or in your back yard – but it’s one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet!  A powerful documentary film or web video can bring life to a story, social issue, or celebration like no other. Films can move minds, alter policy, change lives and expose injustices – but it has to be done with purpose, mindfulness and compassion in order to be effective.

In this two-day workshop (March 15 & 16) we will learn how to explore issues, story and themes through storyboarding, cinematography, editing, soundscape and music. Breaking out into roles – director, cinematographer, soundperson, editor, etc. — we’ll  work together to create  3-5 minute short documentaries, that address issues that matter to you! And we’ll have an awesome time doing it! :).  Films made in this workshop will be screening at King’s Theatre on Friday March 19 at 7pm.

  • Ages: 12-18
  • Cost for 2 days: $50 (plus HST & ticketing fees)
  • King’s Theatre aims to ensure no one is excluded due to cost. A limited number of spaces are also available at no cost.
  • REQUIRED to bring: Your own camera phone & a brown bag lunch.
  • Workshops will take place at the theatre and on site in the community, so dress for the weather.
  • Deadline to sign up: March 12.

About the instructor:
Celebrated documentary photographer and filmmaker, Nance Ackerman has been making images and film around the world for over 30 years. Her documentary photography work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, Canadian Geographic, New York Times, and Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail and she was the assistant photo editor at the Montreal Gazette for several years before going freelance. Her work has been described as ‘artivism’ – creating art to create change. Striving to build bridges of understanding, common ground and a global awareness of human behaviour on this planet, her work quickly grew too large for the daily news cycle. After being dragged across the barricade while covering/protesting at Oka, she started on a journey of discovery of her Mohawk heritage. The result, her photographs of First Nations women, have been exhibited at the Aperture Foundation in New York and the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC. Following that, Ackerman’s book, Womankind: Faces of Change Around the World – a collection of portraits and essays of women activists around the world – was released in 2003.

In 2005 Ackerman turned her eye to directing social documentary films. Her first film, the National Film Board feature documentary Cottonland, brought in numerous awards and three Gemini Nominations, and shone a light on the connection between the world of opioid drug addiction and post industrial malaise. Since then she has made several more award-winning documentaries and an animated short. Her collaborative feature documentary film, Conviction, went inside Canada’s women’s prisons to imagine alternatives to incarceration through art and music and premiered at Hot Docs International Film Festival. Conviction won her, and her co-directors, a National Writer’s Guild Award for Best Documentary script. Her latest film Behind the Bhangra Boys takes an intimate look at joyous activism through five Sikh Bhangra dancers and new Canadians. Ackerman is now developing several projects from Afghanistan to Mexico that explore the power of the human spirit behind many seemingly overwhelming global issues. She has a masters degree in New Media and also taught for seven years at the University of Kings College, in Halifax. She now offers International photography workshops around the world. Ackerman also composes soundtracks with her partner, Jamie Alcorn, at their studio, Heartstring Productions in Tupperville in the Annapolis valley.

 

Mar
16
Tue
DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WORKSHOP with Nance Ackerman: Day Two
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH

  • DAY ONE, Monday March 15, 11am-4pm
  • DAY TWO, Tuesday March 16, 11am-4pm

Make a short documentary film and see it on the big screen! 

Making documentary films isn’t easy — whether you’re in a war zone or in your back yard – but it’s one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet!  A powerful documentary film or web video can bring life to a story, social issue, or celebration like no other. Films can move minds, alter policy, change lives and expose injustices – but it has to be done with purpose, mindfulness and compassion in order to be effective.

In this two-day workshop (March 15 & 16) we will learn how to explore issues, story and themes through storyboarding, cinematography, editing, soundscape and music. Breaking out into roles – director, cinematographer, soundperson, editor, etc. — we’ll  work together to create  3-5 minute short documentaries, that address issues that matter to you! And we’ll have an awesome time doing it! :).  Films made in this workshop will be screening at King’s Theatre on Friday March 19 at 7pm.

  • Ages: 12-18
  • Cost for 2 days: $50 (plus HST & ticketing fees)
  • King’s Theatre aims to ensure no one is excluded due to cost. A limited number of spaces are also available at no cost.
  • REQUIRED to bring: Your own camera phone & a brown bag lunch.
  • Workshops will take place at the theatre and on site in the community, so dress for the weather.
  • Deadline to sign up: March 12.

About the instructor:
Celebrated documentary photographer and filmmaker, Nance Ackerman has been making images and film around the world for over 30 years. Her documentary photography work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, Canadian Geographic, New York Times, and Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail and she was the assistant photo editor at the Montreal Gazette for several years before going freelance. Her work has been described as ‘artivism’ – creating art to create change. Striving to build bridges of understanding, common ground and a global awareness of human behaviour on this planet, her work quickly grew too large for the daily news cycle. After being dragged across the barricade while covering/protesting at Oka, she started on a journey of discovery of her Mohawk heritage. The result, her photographs of First Nations women, have been exhibited at the Aperture Foundation in New York and the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC. Following that, Ackerman’s book, Womankind: Faces of Change Around the World – a collection of portraits and essays of women activists around the world – was released in 2003.

In 2005 Ackerman turned her eye to directing social documentary films. Her first film, the National Film Board feature documentary Cottonland, brought in numerous awards and three Gemini Nominations, and shone a light on the connection between the world of opioid drug addiction and post industrial malaise. Since then she has made several more award-winning documentaries and an animated short. Her collaborative feature documentary film, Conviction, went inside Canada’s women’s prisons to imagine alternatives to incarceration through art and music and premiered at Hot Docs International Film Festival. Conviction won her, and her co-directors, a National Writer’s Guild Award for Best Documentary script. Her latest film Behind the Bhangra Boys takes an intimate look at joyous activism through five Sikh Bhangra dancers and new Canadians. Ackerman is now developing several projects from Afghanistan to Mexico that explore the power of the human spirit behind many seemingly overwhelming global issues. She has a masters degree in New Media and also taught for seven years at the University of Kings College, in Halifax. She now offers International photography workshops around the world. Ackerman also composes soundtracks with her partner, Jamie Alcorn, at their studio, Heartstring Productions in Tupperville in the Annapolis valley.

 

Mar
18
Thu
ACTING WORKSHOP with Micha Cromwell: Day One
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

ACTING WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH: DAY ONE

This two-day workshop (March 18 & 19) is a wonderful opportunity for youth to explore their creativity through acting exercises, games, character building and storytelling. Two days of fun that will immerse students in the magic of theatre!

  • Ages: 10-16
  • Cost for 2 days: $50 (plus HST & ticketing fees)
  • King’s Theatre aims to ensure no one is excluded due to cost. A limited number of spaces are also available at no cost.
  • REQUIRED to bring: A brown bag lunch.
  • Workshops will take place at King’s Theatre .

Deadline to sign up: March 12.

 

About the instructor: MICHA CROMWELL is an actor who started acting at the age of seven with Young Company Productions in Annapolis Royal. She is a Merritt Award nominee for an Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role. Micha has performed at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, as part of the award-winning productions Chasing Champions (Ship’s Company Theatre) and The Westwoods (Mulgrave Road Theatre). She has worked on various CBC productions including Diggstown, Mr.D and Studio Black. She will bring her expertise to the workshop and help its participants learn the tools of the trade.

 

 

 

Workshop outline: Day 1

Thursday March 18, 11am – 4pm at King’s Theatre

  • Meet and greet
  • Skill building games
  • Warm up: vocal and body
  • Acting exercises: basic stage directions/terms, blocking, projecting voice, listening, giving focus, mirroring exercise, scene partner work, character building, scene work
  • Q&A session

Workshop outline: Day 2

Friday March 19, 11am – 4pm at King’s Theatre

  • Skill building games
  • Warm up
  • Acting exercises
  • Small groups will build own scenes
  • Rehearsal period
  • Scene showcase
Mar
19
Fri
ACTING WORKSHOP with Micha Cromwell: Day Two
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

ACTING WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH: DAY TWO

This two-day workshop (March 18 & 19) is a wonderful opportunity for youth to explore their creativity through acting exercises, games, character building and storytelling. Two days of fun that will immerse students in the magic of theatre!

  • Ages: 10-16
  • Cost for 2 days: $50 (plus HST & ticketing fees)
  • King’s Theatre aims to ensure no one is excluded due to cost. A limited number of spaces are also available at no cost.
  • REQUIRED to bring: A brown bag lunch.
  • Workshops will take place at King’s Theatre .
  • Deadline to sign up: March 12.

 

About the instructor: MICHA CROMWELL is an actor who started acting at the age of seven with Young Company Productions in Annapolis Royal. She is a Merritt Award nominee for an Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role. Micha has performed at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, as part of the award-winning productions Chasing Champions (Ship’s Company Theatre) and The Westwoods (Mulgrave Road Theatre). She has worked on various CBC productions including Diggstown, Mr.D and Studio Black. She will bring her expertise to the workshop and help its participants learn the tools of the trade.

 

 

 

Workshop outline: Day 1

Thursday March 18, 11am – 4pm at King’s Theatre

  • Meet and greet
  • Skill building games
  • Warm up: vocal and body
  • Acting exercises: basic stage directions/terms, blocking, projecting voice, listening, giving focus, mirroring exercise, scene partner work, character building, scene work
  • Q&A session

Workshop outline: Day 2

Friday March 19, 11am – 4pm at King’s Theatre

  • Skill building games
  • Warm up
  • Acting exercises
  • Small groups will build own scenes
  • Rehearsal period
  • Scene showcase
Mar
27
Sat
MADISON VIOLET
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY TO RESCHEDULE THIS CONCERT FOR THE FALL OF 2021. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON.

All tickets purchased for the previous dates ARE VALID.

Madison Violet is a Juno-nominated Canadian music duo composed of Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac. The duo has achieved an impressive list of accolades throughout their 20 year career including a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album of the Year and a Critic’s Choice Award from Country Music People’s Magazine. Their songs have been featured in the notorious music magazine MOJO’s Top 10 Playlist, and received a mass of acclaim from outlets such as the BBC, the CBC, Maverick Magazine and NPR, and have earned the duo the Grand Prize in the Maxell John Lennon Song Writing Contest. Madison Violet were on Germany’s WDR’s list of ‘Best Bands of All Time’ and with a bit of a departure from their rootsy sound, their single ‘These Ships’ was released in 2014 on one of the largest dance labels in the U.S., Ultra Records, garnering over 1,200,000 plays on Spotify. Madison Violet has 9 studio albums to their credit.

ECMA Nominations:

– CONTEMPORARY ROOTS RECORDING OF THE YEAR FOR EVERYTHING’S SHIFTING –

– FANS’ CHOICE VIDEO OF THE YEAR FOR “TELL ME” –

“Madison Violet give us a full body of beautiful songs; stories of heartbreak, hope, love, and everything in between.” – Canadian Beats 

“Everything’s Shifting once again sees Madison Violet at the top of their game” – Great Dark Wonder

“This is a mesmerizing album that quickly captivates us and makes us want to see them performing on stage, where Brenley and Lisa are at their best.” – Musicomania

 

 

Mar
29
Mon
KING’S THEATRE SOCIETY AGM
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm

Please join us for the Annual General Meeting for the King’s Theatre Society’s 2020 Year

It will take place on Monday March 29 at 7:00pm at King’s Theatre, Covid Regulations permitting. Please check back closer to the time to confirm.

Note that you must be a member-in-good-standing to vote. Membership is included in all donations of $25 or more. Donations are eligible for Tax Receipts. Click here to donate.

Documents pertaining to the AGM will be added closer to the time.

Thanks for supporting King’s Theatre.

 

 

 

 

Apr
11
Sun
TWIN FLAMES
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY TO RESCHEDULE THIS CONCERT FOR THE FALL OF 2021. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON.

All tickets purchased for the previous dates ARE VALID.

 

Multi-Award Winning Twin Flames push the boundaries of “Contemporary Folk”, with Indigenous, Inuit influenced songs that incorporate both Western and traditional instruments. Songs are written in Inuttitut, English and French. Audiences love discovering Twin Flames cultures, harmonies and powerful songwriting. A musical journey which transcends cultural boundaries and inspires unity.

Despite polar opposite backgrounds Twin Flames found a common musical language. This captivating duo combines singer-songwriters Jaaji  (Inuk Mohawk from Nunavik) and Chelsey June  (Algonquin Cree métis) from Ottawa. Twin Flames takes the audience on a musical journey across Canada and the Arctic, they echo the voices of their ancestors and depict life on the land.

This husband-wife duo has now played over 800 shows in less four years with performances that have taken them across Canada, The Arctic, Greenland, France and The United States. What started as small flame has turned into a raging fire one that is staying lit in the hearts of fans and listeners.

Twin Flames have a great ability to wrap Indigenous stories in traditional styles, often incorporating both Western and Indigenous instruments in their songs.” — exclaim magazine

 

 

 

Jun
6
Sun
THE LUMBER JILLS & INN ECHO
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY TO RESCHEDULE THIS CONCERT FOR THE FALL OF 2021. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON.

All tickets purchased for the previous dates ARE VALID.

THE LUMBER JILLS & INN ECHO: A Maritime Celtic Double Bill

 

Nestled against the cliffs and dunes of the Atlantic Ocean, the Maritime have produced some of the greatest traditional music players known the world over. We invented the kitchen party and we’re proud to host the next generation of incredible players to you.  Join us for a special concert of flying feet, old time fiddles, Irish concertia, celtic guitar and plank’er down piano at The Kings Theatre!

New Brunswick’s Canadian Folk Music Nominees THE LUMBER JILLS go bow to bow with MUSIC PEI nominees, INN ECHO, for an exciting wave over wave ride of jigs and reels. Eight incredible multi-instrumentalists, with singers and step-dancers among them, encompass the spirit of a Maritime ceilidh.

Before they head out on tour this summer to major festivals in France, British Columbia and every-where in-between; we’ve invited them to start a fire in the kitchen right here in Annapolis Royal. The heart of Nova Scotia, is of course the best place to rosin a bow!

 

 

 

Jun
19
Sat
THE MAVENS: Lynn Miles, Susan Crowe & Shari Ulrich
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm

 

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY TO RESCHEDULE THIS CONCERT FOR THE FALL OF 2021. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON.

All tickets purchased for the previous dates ARE VALID.

Three of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters together in one gorgeous show. You will laugh, cry and be transported by folk music at its best.

LYNN MILES is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With twelve albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time. Through a career that has seen her move from Ottawa to Los Angeles and back again, with stops in Nashville and Austin TX., and a healthy touring schedule that regularly takes her through the US, Europe and across Canada, she has always created and performed music with unbridled feeling and vulnerability. Lynn’s song “Three Chords and the Truth” was recently chosen as the closing song on the popular BBC TV series “Case Histories”, and her new release “Downpour” has been receiving glowing reviews.

 

SUSAN CROWE is often described as a “writer’s writer”, and is one of Canada’s most respected singer songwriters in the folk genre. At once complex, challenging and accessible, Susan’s intelligent and moving songs have captivated audiences and reviewers from coast to coast, continent to continent. She possesses, in the words of Britain’s Folk Roots magazine, “that rare ability of crafting a lyric that bears scrutiny on its own terms.” That rare ability has earned her two Juno nominations, and nominations from both the West Coast and East Coast Music Awards. No stranger to King’s Theatre, we are THRILLED to have Susan back with THE MAVENS.

 

SHARI ULRICH: For over four decades, accomplished singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shari Ulrich has been winning hearts across North America with her voice, songs and on-stage charisma. A two-time JUNO-winner among other awards, she has recorded 25 albums as a solo artist and with the legendary Pied Pumkin, The Hometown Band, UHF, BTU and The High Bar Gang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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