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Jan
27
Sun
ROLSTON STRING QUARTET
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm

“Electrifying…”

“Highly engaging & superb musicianship”

Fresh from their debut at Carnegie Hall, they were just featured on WQXR.
First Prize winner of the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet is storming onto the international classical music scene. As the Calgary Herald notes, the ensemble “chimed the most resonantly with the ideals of perfect quartet playing.” Having formed in 2013, they were the only ensemble to be featured on CBC’s 2016 list of hot Canadian classical musicians under 30. The quartet also won First Prize at the 31st Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, Third Prize at the inaugural M-Prize Competition, and the Durosoir Prize at the 2016 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. Their Performances have taken them throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and they currently serve as Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

 

The Rolston String Quartet – Luri Lee (violin), Hezekiah Leung (viola), Jonathan Lo (cello), and new member as of spring 2018 Emily Kruspe (violin) – was formed in the summer of 2013 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Chamber Music Residency. They take their name from Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, founder and long-time director of the Music and Sound Programs at the Banff Centre.

Luri Lee plays a Carlo Tononi violin, generously on loan from Shauna Rolston Shaw. Rolston String Quartet is endorsed by Jargar Strings of Denmark.

 

 

PROGRAM (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat major, Schafer: String Quartet No. 2, Brahms: String Quartet in A minor Op. 51, No. 2

PRICES:

  •  $26.10 + hst  Members
  •  $29.55 + hst  General
  •  $10.45 + hst  Youth

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

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Feb
9
Sat
IAN SHERWOOD & LUKE MCMASTER – Double Bill!
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm

In this double bill concert, Luke and Ian, accompanied by a full band, will perform individually from their own collections and will share the stage for a couple of brand-new co-writes.

Ian Sherwood is well known and loved in East Coast folk/blues circuits while Luke McMaster has has more mainstream success with radio hits like Good Morning Beautiful  (#3 US Billboard AC). When the pair got together to do some co-writing, it didn’t take long to discover that what they do have is a shared love of early Motown music.

 

 

 

 

Formerly one half of Gold-selling Canadian duo McMaster & James, award-winning singer-songwriter Luke McMaster has shared the stage with the likes of Randy Bachman, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and more. An in-demand songwriter with multiple credits and collaborations with such global superstars as Rihanna and soul music icons like Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, McMaster’s first love has always been singing, performing and connecting with his audience. His diverse music ranges from pop and R&B to blue-eyed soul and jazz.

 

Image result for ian sherwoodHalifax-based singer-songwriter Ian Sherwood is a rising star in Canada’s folk-pop scene. A musician, storyteller and constant creator, Sherwood has released five studio albums. His latest, Bring the Light, is chock-full of instantly appealing hooks and singable choruses, featuring his signature style of imaginative narrative lyrics. A Canadian Folk Music Award-winning artist, Sherwood’s live performance thrives on intimacy. From theatre shows to large festival stages across the UK, US and Canada, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys the fourth wall.

 

 

 

 

PRICES:

  • General : $29.55+ hst
  • Members: $26.10 + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

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

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

 

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Feb
14
Thu
MOCEAN DANCE – Mini-Performance & Salon
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm

Halifax-based contemporary Dance Company MOCEAN DANCE will be in residence at King’s Theatre from February 10-15, creating a new work.

On Thursday, February 14 at 6:00pm, the public is invited to join us for an Artists’ Talk and Mini-Performance

Admission by donation

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King’s Theatre is pleased to announce the creation residency of Atlantic Canada’s leading contemporary dance company, Mocean Dance from February 10-15, 2019. During this time, Mocean’s Co-Artistic Director Sara Coffin will work on a new creation, Inside Wild, while experimenting with new multimedia elements and set design possibilities for the new, original work.

 

Joining Sara are dance artists Anastasia Weibe, Julie Robert, Lydia Zimmer & Georgia Skinner as well as collaborators multimedia artist Nick Bottomly & composer/multidisciplinary artist Brian Riley as they experiment with multimedia elements and set design for the new work.

 

King’s Theatre patrons are invited to join some of Nova Scotia’s most innovative dance and theatre artists for a work-in-progress sharing for an intimate behind-the-scenes look at how contemporary dance is made along with an artist talk that will explore the working progress when incorporating multimedia elements to help tell a story.

Workshops

On Friday February 15, Mocean Dance will also be offering movement workshops and hands-on learning opportunities for community members and local area schools.

 

There will be a Youth-focused workshop from 10am-12pm and an Adult workshop from 1-3pm. Both workshops will start at ARTsPLACE and end at King’s Theatre. No experience necessary! Space is limited, so contact the Theatre to reserve a spot. Admission is by donation.

 

The photo credits above (in order) are Holly Crooks, Jason Kofke and Marlowe Porter.

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

Feb
23
Sat
TRENT McCLELLAN’s Laugh Every Day Tour
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

Originally from Corner Brook, Trent McClellan is known for his approachable, candid and effortless observational comedy, and may be best known for his role on CBC’s This Hour has 22 Minutes. He has had numerous filmed television performances from Just for Laughs, Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals, and comedy specials for CTV and the Comedy Network. Trent can also be heard on CBC’s The Debaters, and he was a panelist on CBC’s Canada Reads. Trent developed a podcast series called The Generators, available on TuneIn Radio and on iTunes.

This is Trent’s first Atlantic Canada tour.

 

This is a 14+ event. May contain adult content.

All tickets are $23.50 + hst = $27.00

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Mar
3
Sun
BETTY BELMORE, BILL STEVENSON, TOM EASLEY & ALAN JEFFRIES – Blues, jazz, roots & classic country
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

BILL STEVENSON: In over 50 years as a musician, Bill recorded for Elektra Records while still in his teens, opened for the Doors, backed up John Lee Hooker, performed and recorded in bands behind some of Canada’s best loved musicians. He has hosted his own National radio series for CBC. He has been a contributing side man to multi-award winning albums by Garrett Mason, David Myles, James Hill, Thom Swift, Hot Toddy Trio and includes his own win with a 2008 ECMA for Jazz/Blues Recording (For The Record).

BETTY BELMORE: With over 45 years experience in Canada’s music industry, singer/songwriter Betty Belmore lends her soulful intimacy to a repertoire of new and old. Whether obscure old-time, blues and jazz gems, honky-tonk yodels or contemporary folk songs, her voice reflects her rich, story telling heritage and finds a home. She’s performed and recorded with Jesse Winchester, Gene MacLellan, Stan Rogers, Denny Doherty, Peter Rowan, Flaco Jiminez and Bill Monroe. She is particularly known for her ear in harmony singing and reviving rare, old songs from the roots of early country, blues and old-time music of North America by giving them new life with unique harmonies and instrumentation.

TOM EASLEY: Bassist, composer, and educator Tom Easley has earned a reputation as one of Eastern Canada’s finest jazz bassists. Two-time East Coast Music Award Winner, Maple Blues Winner and multiple award nominee, Tom co-lead the music group Hot Toddy for a decade; co-producing seven CDs and performing at major jazz and blues festivals all across Canada, Europe and the United States. Tom is also a member of the award winning group Nine Steps.

ALAN JEFFRIES has been called one of the best guitar players in Nova Scotia by the likes of JP Cormier, and his band is celebrated as one of the best Bluegrass bands in the biz. A resident of Annapolis Royal, Alan tours with David Myles and is well-known to audiences worldwide. He was named the 2005 Atlantic Canada Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Association’s Bluegrass Guitar Player of the Year. He recently returned to his roots to launch his solo career and debut album, Coffee ‘til Midnight.


 

 

TICKETS:

  • General : $24.35 + hst
  • Members: $20.85  + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

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

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Mar
10
Sun
Shelley Marshall’s HOLD MOMMY’S CIGARETTE
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm

This is a stunning story of an unfiltered life, written and performed by Shelley Marshall of Bear River and directed by Linda Kash. It took 10 years for Hamilton-born Marshall to create the work, the worthwhile result of resilience, recovery, and reflection while exploring many the genres of performance; clown, stand-up, improv, buffoon, and play.

The response has been spectacular, touching people so deeply that audiences have lined up over a hour to share their own stories with her. It’s been described as raw and sweet, funny and heart-breaking all at once, an emotional romp from heart-wrenching to gut laughing. “She had you in the palm of your hand from the opening scene”, said one patron, while another said “Shelley Marshall was so brilliant! It really is very emotional to watch her story come to life. But the fact it could be so bloody funny as well?”

For five years, old Mommy’s Cigarette was been a sold-out success in theatres in Toronto and surrounding cities, receiving Gold in the category of “Best Theatre Production” in 2013, “Best New Discovery” by Now Magazine, and nominated “Best Female Stand Up” in Canada by the Canadian Comedy Awards. Marshall has hosted the popular, televised Hamilton Music Awards for the past four years.

In light of the national acclaim she has garnered, what makes Hold Mommy’s Cigarette such a success to Shelley personally is the attention it has contributed in raising mental health awareness. “I knew creating works of art that expressed my experience, my truth, and my understanding, were what would bring a joyful purpose to my life. I feel I not only have an opportunity, but an obligation, to convey a message that can help people heal.” Quickly blazing an uncharted trail, this comedic icon won’t be slowing down any time soon.

Marshall, who has recently settled in Bear River, Nova Scotia, invites you to come to her show with an open mind and promises you’ll leave with a full heart.

*Mature Content*

 

 

PRICES:

  • General : $26.10  + hst
  • Members: $22.60 + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

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

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Mar
17
Sun
ROYAL WOOD
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm

One of Canada’s most popular and prolific singer-songwriters, ROYAL WOOD, plays King’s Theatre on Sunday March 17 at 2:00pm. The multi Juno Award nominated musician is on tour with his band (Royal Wood on lead vocals, piano/keyboard & guitar, Steve Zsirai on bass & vocals, and Carleigh Aikins & Alanna Stuart on vocals).

The show will open with Kerri Ough (The Good Lovelies), who is releasing her new solo album “One Day Soon” and has just finished a massive tour with The Good Lovelies in support of their latest album. She will be accompanied by bassist Ben Whitely.

 

PRICES:

  • $29.55 + hst  Members
  • $33.05  + hst General
  • $10.45 + hst  Youth

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

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Mar
29
Fri
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome YOUNG COMPANY PRODUCTIONS back to the King’s Theatre stage with an original production of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.

“Curiouser and curiouser”. And so begins Alice’s journey into Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland of entertaining encounters with a veritable host of bizarre creatures from a Dodo, Mock Turtle, dancing lobsters, and of course the White Rabbit and the March Hare. Young Company Productions is delighted to be back with a fresh and original adaptation of this well-loved and classic tale.

YCP has already brought forth the thought provoking and challenging ‘Mind-Shift’ presentation last spring, and on Canada Day the troupe had wowed audiences with their evocative production of ‘Shakespeare by The Shore’ at the Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre. Now they’re back and bigger than ever, rising to the challenge of bringing to life “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, this time on the main stage of Annapolis Royal’s King’s Theatre for three performances March 29, 30, and 31st.

Co-directors Linda Hulme-Leahy and Simon Bonnington are thrilled to be working with the cast of 29 keen and eager young thespians. And with their new adaptation, taken straight from Carroll‘s original text, they have free reign to craft the production for our local stage.

We very much hope you’ll enjoy the show. And if you don’t? “Off with their heads!”

Directed by Linda Hulme Leahy and Simon Bonnington

The Cast:

  • White Rabbit – Rhynn Winstead
  • Queen of Hearts – Lily Habinski
  • Edith – Mairéad MacInnis
  • Alice – Nina Habinski
  • Mouse – Soul Om Rae
  • Dodo – Sunna Bouchard-Todd
  • Eaglet – Sophie Bouchard-Todd
  • Lory – Wendy Johnson
  • Duck – Aneliese Froese
  • Pat – Cameron Chapman
  • Bill – Cayden Hudson
  • Caterpillar – Sam Cooper
  • Fish-Footman – Cullen Cybulski
  • Frog-Footman – Aidan Tenniswood
  • Duchess – Emma Tolson
  • Cook – Sara Abel
  • Cheshire Cat – Renea Barteaux
  • Mad Hatter – Bliss Om Rae
  • March Hare – Maddie Heard
  • Dormouse – Maura Scranton
  • Two of Spades – Vaughn Winstead
  • Five of Spades – Oliver Bonnington
  • Seven of Spades – Sophia Haley
  • King of Hearts – David Katzur
  • Knave of Hearts – Corin Rector
  • Hedgehog – Liam Winstead
  • Executioner – Gidjet Clark
  • Gryphon – Shaunessey Barteaux
  • Mock Turtle – Alex Hancock

 

Performance Schedule:

  • Friday March 29 at 7:00pm
  • Saturday March 30 at 7:00pm
  • Sunday March 31 at 2:00pm

PRICES:

  • Adult : $12.00
  • Youth: $6.00

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

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Mar
30
Sat
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome YOUNG COMPANY PRODUCTIONS back to the King’s Theatre stage with an original production of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.

“Curiouser and curiouser”. And so begins Alice’s journey into Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland of entertaining encounters with a veritable host of bizarre creatures from a Dodo, Mock Turtle, dancing lobsters, and of course the White Rabbit and the March Hare. Young Company Productions is delighted to be back with a fresh and original adaptation of this well-loved and classic tale.

YCP has already brought forth the thought provoking and challenging ‘Mind-Shift’ presentation last spring, and on Canada Day the troupe had wowed audiences with their evocative production of ‘Shakespeare by The Shore’ at the Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre. Now they’re back and bigger than ever, rising to the challenge of bringing to life “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, this time on the main stage of Annapolis Royal’s King’s Theatre for three performances March 29, 30, and 31st.

Co-directors Linda Hulme-Leahy and Simon Bonnington are thrilled to be working with the cast of 29 keen and eager young thespians. And with their new adaptation, taken straight from Carroll‘s original text, they have free reign to craft the production for our local stage.

We very much hope you’ll enjoy the show. And if you don’t? “Off with their heads!”

Directed by Linda Hulme Leahy and Simon Bonnington

The Cast:

  • White Rabbit – Rhynn Winstead
  • Queen of Hearts – Lily Habinski
  • Edith – Mairéad MacInnis
  • Alice – Nina Habinski
  • Mouse – Soul Om Rae
  • Dodo – Sunna Bouchard-Todd
  • Eaglet – Sophie Bouchard-Todd
  • Lory – Wendy Johnson
  • Duck – Aneliese Froese
  • Pat – Cameron Chapman
  • Bill – Cayden Hudson
  • Caterpillar – Sam Cooper
  • Fish-Footman – Cullen Cybulski
  • Frog-Footman – Aidan Tenniswood
  • Duchess – Emma Tolson
  • Cook – Sara Abel
  • Cheshire Cat – Renea Barteaux
  • Mad Hatter – Bliss Om Rae
  • March Hare – Maddie Heard
  • Dormouse – Maura Scranton
  • Two of Spades – Vaughn Winstead
  • Five of Spades – Oliver Bonnington
  • Seven of Spades – Sophia Haley
  • King of Hearts – David Katzur
  • Knave of Hearts – Corin Rector
  • Hedgehog – Liam Winstead
  • Executioner – Gidjet Clark
  • Gryphon – Shaunessey Barteaux
  • Mock Turtle – Alex Hancock

 

Performance Schedule:

  • Friday March 29 at 7:00pm
  • Saturday March 30 at 7:00pm
  • Sunday March 31 at 2:00pm

PRICES:

  • Adult : $12.00
  • Youth: $6.00

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

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Mar
31
Sun
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome YOUNG COMPANY PRODUCTIONS back to the King’s Theatre stage with an original production of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.

“Curiouser and curiouser”. And so begins Alice’s journey into Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland of entertaining encounters with a veritable host of bizarre creatures from a Dodo, Mock Turtle, dancing lobsters, and of course the White Rabbit and the March Hare. Young Company Productions is delighted to be back with a fresh and original adaptation of this well-loved and classic tale.

YCP has already brought forth the thought provoking and challenging ‘Mind-Shift’ presentation last spring, and on Canada Day the troupe had wowed audiences with their evocative production of ‘Shakespeare by The Shore’ at the Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre. Now they’re back and bigger than ever, rising to the challenge of bringing to life “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, this time on the main stage of Annapolis Royal’s King’s Theatre for three performances March 29, 30, and 31st.

Co-directors Linda Hulme-Leahy and Simon Bonnington are thrilled to be working with the cast of 29 keen and eager young thespians. And with their new adaptation, taken straight from Carroll‘s original text, they have free reign to craft the production for our local stage.

We very much hope you’ll enjoy the show. And if you don’t? “Off with their heads!”

Directed by Linda Hulme Leahy and Simon Bonnington

The Cast:

  • White Rabbit – Rhynn Winstead
  • Queen of Hearts – Lily Habinski
  • Edith – Mairéad MacInnis
  • Alice – Nina Habinski
  • Mouse – Soul Om Rae
  • Dodo – Sunna Bouchard-Todd
  • Eaglet – Sophie Bouchard-Todd
  • Lory – Wendy Johnson
  • Duck – Aneliese Froese
  • Pat – Cameron Chapman
  • Bill – Cayden Hudson
  • Caterpillar – Sam Cooper
  • Fish-Footman – Cullen Cybulski
  • Frog-Footman – Aidan Tenniswood
  • Duchess – Emma Tolson
  • Cook – Sara Abel
  • Cheshire Cat – Renea Barteaux
  • Mad Hatter – Bliss Om Rae
  • March Hare – Maddie Heard
  • Dormouse – Maura Scranton
  • Two of Spades – Vaughn Winstead
  • Five of Spades – Oliver Bonnington
  • Seven of Spades – Sophia Haley
  • King of Hearts – David Katzur
  • Knave of Hearts – Corin Rector
  • Hedgehog – Liam Winstead
  • Executioner – Gidjet Clark
  • Gryphon – Shaunessey Barteaux
  • Mock Turtle – Alex Hancock

 

Performance Schedule:

  • Friday March 29 at 7:00pm
  • Saturday March 30 at 7:00pm
  • Sunday March 31 at 2:00pm

PRICES:

  • Adult : $12.00
  • Youth: $6.00

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale at the Door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.