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Jan
25
Fri
ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT SCOTCH N HAGGIS 2019
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm
Tickets are limited so be sure to get yours in advance!!
ou can expect bagpipes, expert scotch-tasting, themed delicacies, odes with a twist, and much more.
Bagpipes with Kim Gunn & David Kirk.
Founder’s House Head Chef Chris Pyne will offer:
  • Cheese and Charcuterie Board: House-made meats, pickles, crackers, and croustini with some great local cheeses.
  • House-made Haggis: Mashed potatoes, turnip (Neeps & Tatties), carrots with a whisky onion gravy.
  • Bread Pudding with toffee sauce.
Whisky Sommelier Leslee Fredricks of the NSLC will lead a sampling of some of the finest scotches you’ll find. She offers a short blurb on two of the single malts we will be tasting:
  • Tamdhu 10 YO – This is a Speyside Malt that possesses more colour than you would expect from a 10 year old single malt. (The age statement reflects the youngest whiskey in the bottle, so there may be some older whisky in the blend). The malt was aged 10 years exclusively in Sherry casks, so expect some significant fruit and woodiness. The nose is complex and the palate is wonderfully sweet and smooth.
  • Craigellachie 13 YO – Another Speyside Malt, Craigellachie is considered a traditionally made Single Malt using traditional equipment, producing a whisky that is a bit of a departure from a typical Speyside Malt. Craigellachie is viscous and complex with explosive fruit and a hint of smoke. Very few single malt expressions have been released by this distillery, so get ready for a real treat.

The event will take place at the NEW EVENT SPACE at Fort View Golf Course. Tickets are available through King’s Theatre.

TICKETS are $60 each (or $30 without the scotch-tasting)

This is a fundraiser for King’s Theatre.

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Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jan
30
Wed
MAPANNAPOLIS: Garrison Graveyard Reveal
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm

 

Has the Garrison Graveyard in Annapolis Royal revealed clues in the search for ancestral Acadian gravesites? What were the results of the ground-penetrating radar? You’re invited to join us Wednesday, January 30th at 1PM at King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal, as we report on our discoveries.

Mapannapolis, and its partners Boreas Heritage and Parks Canada’s Fort Anne National Historic Site, were joined on this project by NSCC’s Applied Geomatics Research Group.

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
15
Fri
MOCEAN DANCE movement workshop for all
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm

The Halifax-based contemporary dance company Mocean Dance will be in residency at King’s Theatre from Feb 10-15 working on a new piece by Sara Coffin called Wild Inside. There will be a public presentation on Thursday February 14 at 6pm (admission by donation) of what they’ve been working on (artist talk and mini-performance).

On Friday Feb 15 at 1-3pm, they will be offering a Wild Inside Movement workshop for All. It will start at ARTsPLACE (upstairs) and move down the street to the Theatre for some work on-stage. No experience is necessary! But space for each is limited to 30 people, so you need to sign up at the Theatre. Admission by donation.

Call the Theatre at 902-532-7704, or email the Box Office at boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca to reserve your spot.

 

This workshop will also be offered for Youth on Friday February 15 from 10am-12pm, same format.

Thank you to ARCAC for providing the space!

 

 

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mocean Dance creates and performs athletic, vibrant contemporary dance. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Susanne Chui and Sara Coffin, this versatile creation company commissions Canadian choreographers and company members to create dance that is highly physical, collaborative, and technically and emotionally rich. Mocean Dance tours internationally, delivering performances that engage audiences, and offering outreach activity to support the growth of contemporary dance in Canada.

Mar
21
Thu
KING’S THEATRE SOCIETY AGM
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm

The King’s Theatre Society’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday March 21 at 7:00pm,.

All are welcome to attend, but you must be a Member in good standing to vote or put your name forward to serve on the Board of Directors. Click here for more about Membership. Thanks for supporting King’s Theatre!

 

 

 

See Committee Reports and related documents below. Please note that we will not be providing paper copies.

ADDG Report 2018

Agenda 2018 AGM

Approved Budget 2019

Audit Report 2018 2nd Draft

Fundraising Report 2018

GM Report 2018

HR Report 2018

KFS Report 2018

King’s Shorts Report 2018

Membership Report 2018 AGM

Minutes of 2017 AGM

M&P Report 2018

Nominations Report 2018 AGM

Sound System Upgrade 2018 AGM

Special Events Report 2018 AGM

ToK Report 2018

Treasurers Report 2018 AGM

 

Apr
4
Thu
KING’S SHORTS Auditions
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm

King’s Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays, is looking for 23 actors/actresses or aspiring actors/actresses (one female, age 8 and males and females, 18 to 70) to perform in eight short plays to be staged during the Festival on June 14-16, 2019.

Anyone interested in being cast in one of the Shorts is invited to attend AUDITIONS at King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal:

Thursday, April 4 at 7:00pm or Saturday, April 6 at 10:00am.

Please bring a short (less than 5-minute) prepared piece to be read. Additional material will also be available to read to the Festival directors.

If you are unable to attend and are still interested in participating or want more information, please contact Verilea Ellis.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Apr
6
Sat
KING’S SHORTS Auditions
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

King’s Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays, is looking for 23 actors/actresses or aspiring actors/actresses (one female, age 8 and males and females, 18 to 70) to perform in eight short plays to be staged during the Festival on June 14-16, 2019.

Anyone interested in being cast in one of the Shorts is invited to attend AUDITIONS at King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal:

Thursday, April 4 at 7:00pm or Saturday, April 6 at 10:00am.

Please bring a short (less than 5-minute) prepared piece to be read. Additional material will also be available to read to the Festival directors.

If you are unable to attend and are still interested in participating or want more information, please contact Verilea Ellis.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

May
20
Mon
COCO LOVE ALCORN SINGING WORKSHOP
May 20 @ 7:00 pm
Come sing with Coco Love Alcorn and her bassist Connor Walsh!
For 2 hours Coco will teach songs, lead improvisation exercises, and demonstrate how non-scary and fun singing together can be! We will make some joyful noise and soulful sounds as we playfully jump into the middle of the moment together.
 
Coco’s workshops create a space safe for challenging our comfort zones and enjoying a truly connected experience. Together we will explore harmony, groove, blend and our creative sides.

“Since releasing Wonderland (fall 2016) I have had the joy of visiting and singing with dozens of choirs across Canada and beyond. It all started in the fall of 2014 when I uploaded a video to YouTube singing a song I had just written called “The River”. Within months, choirs had started singing this song and I hadn’t even stepped into the studio yet!

 

I knew that I wanted to visit and sing with as many of these choirs as possible.And so I have been, and loving every minute of it: To show up in each new town and be immediately embraced by a community of people who sing together is an incredible thing. I have always loved to sing for people, but to sing with them is an even greater joy. I have found a new passion and my new calling. If I haven’t met you yet, I would love to!” – Coco
PRICES:
  • Adults: $30 (including HST)
  • Youth: FREE!

Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone (902-532-7704), at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the workshop.

 

“When I’m looking with my heart, beautiful is all I see.” ~ Coco Love Alcorn, lyrics from Wonderland. #spiritsessions

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jun
1
Sat
‘FINDING FORTUNE’ BOOK LAUNCH – Brenda Thompson’s new book on Rose Fortune
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm

* Note later start time of 3:00pm *

All are welcome for the official book launch for Brenda Thompson’s new book “Finding Fortune: Documenting and Imagining the life of Rose Fortune (1774-1864)”. Hosted by The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal as part of their 100th Anniversary celebrations, come discover fascinating new details about the life of one of the town’s most legendary historical figures.

A daughter of runaway slaves, a Black Loyalist, the First Black Police Officer, business woman and friend of Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Rose Fortune was an amazing woman who lived in Annapolis Royal and became a legend known across Canada.

The Event is free and open to all.  Expected to run from 1-3pm, it will include author readings and Q&A discussion.

 

Jun
18
Tue
FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm

Special Event Celebrating National Garden Week

Doors open at 6:30pm for wine & cheese; displays from local garden groups; door prizes!

 

“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”
– Piet Oudolf

Thanks to our partners from the Historic Gardens, Champlain Garden Club, Bunchberry Nursury, Thexton’s Greenhouses, Bainton’s Books, Nikian Enterprises, Beswick Flowers, Annapolis Home Hardware Garden Centre, and Joy Elliot Landscape & Architectural Design.

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After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. The documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.

Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.

As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet.

Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.

 

 

Special Film Event Tickets:

$14 Adult, $13 with Film Buff Card. All prices include HST.

**YOUTH GET IN FREE TO THIS FILM.**

Doors will open at 6:30pm for wine & cheese. General admission seating, tickets at the door.