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7:30 pm
The 1961 CLASSIC   West Side Story still stands as one of the best Shakespeare adaptations to ever hit the big screen. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, scored by Leonard Bernstein, with lyrics[...]
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
FODAR: MARKET DANCES OUTSIDE IN THE MARKET SQUARE FODAR moves performances outside to the iconic Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market. Dancers will perform a mixed collection of solos and duets choreographed especially for the[...]
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
FODAR: PROGRAM ONE – LIVE ON STAGE AT KING’S THEATRE Program 1 showcases an eclectic mix of works including Dancing in the Third Act, and international award-winning dancer Sarah Murphy in acclaimed choreographer, teacher and[...]
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
FODAR: PROGRAM TWO – LIVE ON STAGE AT KING’S THEATRE Program Two presents a standout collection of works from new age to contemporary classic which includes a FODAR all-time favourite Dancing in the Third Act.[...]
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
FODAR: PROGRAM ONE – LIVE ON STAGE AT KING’S THEATRE Program 1 showcases an eclectic mix of works including Dancing in the Third Act, and international award-winning dancer Sarah Murphy in acclaimed choreographer, teacher and[...]
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
FODAR: PROGRAM TWO – LIVE ON STAGE AT KING’S THEATRE Program Two presents a standout collection of works from new age to contemporary classic which includes a FODAR all-time favourite Dancing in the Third Act.[...]
9:30 am
ANIMATION WORKSHOP FOR AGES 10-17 WITH GARTH LAIDLAW August 23-27 9:30am-11:30am at King’s Theatre   ANIMATION WORKSHOP: Over five two-hour sessions, students will explore basic character design concepts, such as how to draw characters from[...]
7:00 pm
  John Stephen Hill is an AWEC student and an aspiring young filmmaker from Annapolis Royal who has created an 18-minute documentary. This is his first film, and he will be present for an audience[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with MRS. MINIVER, set in 1942 WWII Britain.     “Nevertheless, she persisted.” Seventy-five years before that became a political battle cry for women rising up against harassment, cruelty,[...]
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
SOLACE featuring Duo Concertante Nancy Dahn violin & Timothy Steeves piano Musique Royale     For over twenty years, violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves have built an international career as the acclaimed Canadian[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with THE THIRD MAN, the 1949 thriller starring Orson Wells   Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of[...]
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Like the animal itself, Pig defies the hogwash of expectations with a beautiful odyssey of loss and love anchored by Nicolas Cage’s affectingly raw performance.– Rotten Tomatoes   Living alone deep within a Pacific Northwest[...]
7:30 pm
SOLD OUT!     Noelle Lucas leads a production that takes us from the roaring ’20s through to present times with music, dancing, skits, story-telling and surprises. Noelle’s music and Scott Campbell’s script is sure[...]
2:00 pm
SOLD OUT!       Noelle Lucas leads a production that takes us from the roaring ’20s through to present times with music, dancing, skits, story-telling and surprises. Noelle’s music and Scott Campbell’s script is[...]
7:30 pm
SOLD OUT!   Noelle Lucas leads a production that takes us from the roaring ’20s through to present times with music, dancing, skits, story-telling and surprises. Noelle’s music and Scott Campbell’s script is sure to[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, the icon 1955 film starring James Dean   After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have[...]
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
CAPE BRETON’S CELTIC ROOTS TRIO HAULER OPENED BY HAYLEY RYERSON ON CELTIC FIDDLE   HAULER: Seamlessly blending and bending roots, rock, and traditional Cape Breton Celtic music together into a hearty homemade soup that can[...]
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
  An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to[...]
7:30 pm
SOLD OUT! RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS ONLINE Sponsored by JOIN BILL & BETTY IN A RETAKE OF THEIR 1982 GRAND RE-OPENING CONCERT AT KING’S THEATRE BETTY BELMORE & BILL STEVENSON, joined by Tom Easley, Alan[...]
2:00 pm
SOLD OUT! NEW DOCUMENTARY RELEASE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada’s Oldest Town FREE by reservation RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE   The story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and its projects    In[...]
4:00 pm
SOLD OUT! NEW DOCUMENTARY RELEASE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada’s Oldest Town FREE by reservation RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE   The story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and its projects    In[...]
7:00 pm
SOLD OUT! NEW DOCUMENTARY RELEASE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada’s Oldest Town FREE by reservation RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE   The story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and its projects    In[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with 1964 film THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG starring Catherine Deneuve (presented with English subtitles)   The angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger[...]
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
DAVID MYLES RETURNS TO KING’S FOR TWO SOLO CONCERTS Come Tee-up for the Tournament of King’s!   Award-winning and critically acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter David Myles might be an undercover musicologist. Within his eclectic artistic continuum,[...]
9:00 am
    SOLD OUT!!! The 13th Annual Tournament of King’s is on! Saturday September 25, 2021   Early bird registration until July 31st Individual $90 ($100 after July 31st)Team $350 ($370 after July 31st) Shot-gun[...]
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
DAVID MYLES RETURNS TO KING’S FOR TWO SOLO CONCERTS Come Tee-up for the Tournament of King’s!   Award-winning and critically acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter David Myles might be an undercover musicologist. Within his eclectic artistic continuum,[...]
2:00 pm
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF FILM IN ANNAPOLIS: A 4-PART SERIES OF STORIES AND PROJECTIONS WITH LOCAL FILM ARCHIVIST ERN DICK & GUESTS BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS ONLINE   Part 1: Sunday September 26 at 2pm: Film[...]
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
An immersive portrait of dance pioneer Alvin Ailey, told through his own words and a new dance inspired by his life. BUY TICKETS ONLINE   Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through[...]
7:30 pm
RESCHEDULED TO SEPT. 29 King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with Anges Varda’s 1962 CLEO from 5 to 7 (presented with English subtitles)   Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time[...]
2:00 pm
SOLD OUT! RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE   The story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and its projects    In 1975, King’s Theatre was a dump, but it didn’t stand out because it matched all the[...]
Aug
16
Mon
FODAR Dance on Film: WEST SIDE STORY
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm
FODAR Dance on Film: WEST SIDE STORY

The 1961 CLASSIC

 

West Side Story still stands as one of the best Shakespeare adaptations to ever hit the big screen. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, scored by Leonard Bernstein, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the 1961 film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris. The film won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Wise and Robbins,  as well as a special award to Robbins for ‘Brilliant Achievements in the Art of Choreography on Film’. The film has been designated as “culturally significant” by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for the National Film Registry in 1997.

 

Home to the only major summer contemporary dance festival in Atlantic Canada, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its seventh season, FODAR is live on stage showcasing classics of the past and current directions in live contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s finest artists. FODAR 2021 runs from August 16 through 21.  COVID-19 protocols in place.

  • $12 Adult
  • $1.50 ticketing fee and HST additional
  • Reserve seating
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Distancing protocols in effect. Face masks are required.  Thank you! 

 
Aug
17
Tue
FODAR: Market Dances
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
FODAR: Market Dances

FODAR: MARKET DANCES OUTSIDE IN THE MARKET SQUARE

FODAR moves performances outside to the iconic Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market. Dancers will perform a mixed collection of solos and duets choreographed especially for the festival. Introduced for the first time last year, Market Dances drew well over a hundred very enthusiastic socially distanced and masked audience members. Due to COVID-19 spacing requirements seating is limited and should be reserved.

Home to the only major summer contemporary dance festival in Atlantic Canada, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its seventh season, FODAR is live on stage showcasing classics of the past and current directions in live contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s finest artists. FODAR 2021 runs from August 16 through 21.  COVID-19 protocols in place.

Admission is free-of-charge. Donations for Fodar will be gratefully accepted at the event (cash only).

Tickets can be picked up at the King’s Theatre Box Office until 3pm on event day.  Any remaining tickets will be available at Market Square, before the show.

 
Aug
18
Wed
FODAR: Program One
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
FODAR: Program One

FODAR: PROGRAM ONE – LIVE ON STAGE AT KING’S THEATRE

Program 1 showcases an eclectic mix of works including Dancing in the Third Act, and international award-winning dancer Sarah Murphy in acclaimed choreographer, teacher and dance historian Carol Anderson’s powerful classic, Allegro Mysterioso (1983). Also on the Program, Dawn Shepherd and Ryan Gray of Breaking Circus perform a stunning new straps duet.

 

Dancing in the Third Act

FODAR brings back the production that started it all. The Company of Angels returns in Dancing in the Third Act (2013). The work runs on all four nights in both Program 1 and 2. Choreographed by Randy Glynn, this powerful and thoroughly engaging work was a hit with critics and audiences alike and toured to other Canadian dance festivals.  Working with dancers ranging in age from 65 to 80+, Glynn has created a visually dynamic full-length work that is a poignant, dramatic and whimsical look at the ups and downs (literally) of aging. 

Home to the only major summer contemporary dance festival in Atlantic Canada, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its seventh season, FODAR is live on stage showcasing classics of the past and current directions in live contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s finest artists. FODAR 2021 runs from August 16 through 21.  COVID-19 protocols in place.

  • $24 Adult
  • $12 Youth
  • $1.50 ticketing fee & HST additional
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Distancing protocols in effect. Face masks are required. Thank you!

 

Aug
19
Thu
FODAR: Program Two
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm
FODAR: Program Two

FODAR: PROGRAM TWO – LIVE ON STAGE AT KING’S THEATRE

Program Two presents a standout collection of works from new age to contemporary classic which includes a FODAR all-time favourite Dancing in the Third Act.  The collection also marks the World premiere of Lydia Zimmer’s haunting and mystical solo piece. Zimmer builds on a movement language explored in her recent choreographed work “Extremophiles” produced during the Staging the Screen Creation Intensive, hosted by Mocean Dance.  Philip McDermott also performs in a FODAR remount of David Earle’s iconic work Yesterday.

 

Dancing in the Third Act

FODAR brings back the production that started it all. The Company of Angels returns in Dancing in the Third Act (2013). The work runs on all four nights in both Program 1 and 2. Choreographed by Randy Glynn, this powerful and thoroughly engaging work was a hit with critics and audiences alike and toured to other Canadian dance festivals.  Working with dancers ranging in age from 65 to 80+, Glynn has created a visually dynamic full-length work that is a poignant, dramatic and whimsical look at the ups and downs (literally) of aging.

Home to the only major summer contemporary dance festival in Atlantic Canada, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its seventh season, FODAR is live on stage showcasing classics of the past and current directions in live contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s finest artists. FODAR 2021 runs from August 16 through 21.  COVID-19 protocols in place.

  • $24 Adult
  • $12 Youth
  • $1.50 ticketing fee & HST additional
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Distancing protocols in effect. Face masks are required. Thank you!

 

Aug
20
Fri
FODAR: Program One
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
FODAR: Program One

FODAR: PROGRAM ONE – LIVE ON STAGE AT KING’S THEATRE

Program 1 showcases an eclectic mix of works including Dancing in the Third Act, and international award-winning dancer Sarah Murphy in acclaimed choreographer, teacher and dance historian Carol Anderson’s powerful classic, Allegro Mysterioso (1983). Also on the Program, Dawn Shepherd and Ryan Gray of Breaking Circus perform a stunning new straps duet.

 

Dancing in the Third Act

FODAR brings back the production that started it all. The Company of Angels returns in Dancing in the Third Act (2013). The work runs on all four nights in both Program 1 and 2. Choreographed by Randy Glynn, this powerful and thoroughly engaging work was a hit with critics and audiences alike and toured to other Canadian dance festivals.  Working with dancers ranging in age from 65 to 80+, Glynn has created a visually dynamic full-length work that is a poignant, dramatic and whimsical look at the ups and downs (literally) of aging. 

Home to the only major summer contemporary dance festival in Atlantic Canada, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its seventh season, FODAR is live on stage showcasing classics of the past and current directions in live contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s finest artists. FODAR 2021 runs from August 16 through 21.  COVID-19 protocols in place.

  • $24 Adult
  • $12 Youth
  • $1.50 ticketing fee & HST additional
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Distancing protocols in effect. Face masks are required. Thank you!

 

Aug
21
Sat
FODAR: Program Two
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
FODAR: Program Two

FODAR: PROGRAM TWO – LIVE ON STAGE AT KING’S THEATRE

Program Two presents a standout collection of works from new age to contemporary classic which includes a FODAR all-time favourite Dancing in the Third Act.  The collection also marks the World premiere of Lydia Zimmer’s haunting and mystical solo piece. Zimmer builds on a movement language explored in her recent choreographed work “Extremophiles” produced during the Staging the Screen Creation Intensive, hosted by Mocean Dance.  Philip McDermott also performs in a FODAR remount of David Earle’s iconic work Yesterday.

 

Dancing in the Third Act

FODAR brings back the production that started it all. The Company of Angels returns in Dancing in the Third Act (2013). The work runs on all four nights in both Program 1 and 2. Choreographed by Randy Glynn, this powerful and thoroughly engaging work was a hit with critics and audiences alike and toured to other Canadian dance festivals.  Working with dancers ranging in age from 65 to 80+, Glynn has created a visually dynamic full-length work that is a poignant, dramatic and whimsical look at the ups and downs (literally) of aging.

Home to the only major summer contemporary dance festival in Atlantic Canada, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its seventh season, FODAR is live on stage showcasing classics of the past and current directions in live contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s finest artists. FODAR 2021 runs from August 16 through 21.  COVID-19 protocols in place.

  • $24 Adult
  • $12 Youth
  • $1.50 ticketing fee & HST additional
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Distancing protocols in effect. Face masks are required. Thank you!

 

Aug
23
Mon
YOUTH ANIMATION WORKSHOP Ages 10-17
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am
YOUTH ANIMATION WORKSHOP Ages 10-17

ANIMATION WORKSHOP FOR AGES 10-17 WITH GARTH LAIDLAW

August 23-27

9:30am-11:30am at King’s Theatre

 
ANIMATION WORKSHOP:
Over five two-hour sessions, students will explore basic character design concepts, such as how to draw characters from different points of view.  They will explore how to create a simple walk cycle animation on paper and learn about character facial expression change.  Students will learn how to use the fundamental principles of animation – the squash and stretch, in a facial expression to get a cool cartoony expression change of a character’s face. And more…!

Course is limited to 10 students. Bursaries are available; please give us a call at 902-532-7704.

 
GARTH LAIDLAW is a multi-disciplinary artist located in Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia, Canada. He illustrates children’s books, board games, comics, and also animates videos for a variety of clients. While Garth enjoys employing a variety of artistic stylization in his illustration and animation work, his work has been described as “imaginative, whimsical, and fantastical”. To kickstart his publishing career, he self-published his first children’s picture book in 2016.

Aug
24
Tue
Student film by John Hill
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm
Student film by John Hill
 
John Stephen Hill is an AWEC student and an aspiring young filmmaker from Annapolis Royal who has created an 18-minute documentary. This is his first film, and he will be present for an audience Q&A.
“When I read about the centenary of King’s Theatre I thought ‘why not do a documentary about this?’ As an aspiring cineaste, I wanted to do something people would actually be interested I’m seeing about something which is arguably esoteric, celebration of a theatre. The disadvantages I had to overcome were threefold, firstly I was only sixteen, secondly I had no experience whatsoever of making movies, (at that time I did not even own a phone that could record video), and thirdly I had nobody around to, as it were, show me the ropes. Because of this, it took me a long time to complete my documentary, only eighteen minutes on the screen but very many hours in the making.” — John Stephen Hill
 
  • FREE
  • Reserve your seat online
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required.  Thank you! 

 
Aug
25
Wed
MRS MINIVER: Classic Film Fest
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm
MRS MINIVER: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with MRS. MINIVER, set in 1942 WWII Britain.

 

 

“Nevertheless, she persisted.”

Seventy-five years before that became a political battle cry for women rising up against harassment, cruelty, and abuse while asserting their own place at the leadership table in a time of uncertainty, a leading six Academy Awards went to a movie that celebrated a woman doing the same.

Mrs. Miniver is from another age, crafted with another set of standards and expectations, released just as the world was going through the upheaval of another world war and long predating the women’s rights movement that would come decades after. Still, the melodrama about an ordinary woman standing up to do her part against a looming threat serves the same inspiring role in 2018 as it did when it won Best Picture in 1943.

It offers hope. A sense that fighting back comes with a cost, but surrendering has an even steeper price. William Churchill famously claimed Mrs. Miniver was fortification for the Allied spirit, and today it’s still a reminder that even though we often make our stand as individuals, we are not alone.

Greer Garson won Best Actress for playing the title character, a middle-class British mother whose eldest son is training to be a fighter pilot while two much younger siblings remain at home. Her husband, played by Walter Pidgeon (nominated for Best Actor), ventures off in his boat to join the civilian rescue effort of troops surrounded at Dunkirk.

Although she never leaves the home front, the battle comes to her: Mrs. Miniver finds a wounded German pilot in the countryside and has a terrifying encounter with him as he lays out the threat of thousands of men like him tearing apart her country, bomb by bomb. For all his fury and boasts, he’s no match for this valiant housewife.

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*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Thank you! 

 

Aug
29
Sun
DUO CONCERTANTE
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm
DUO CONCERTANTE

SOLACE featuring Duo Concertante

Nancy Dahn violin & Timothy Steeves piano

Musique Royale

 

 

For over twenty years, violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves have built an international career as the acclaimed Canadian chamber ensemble Duo Concertante.

Duo Concertante have produced 12 albums, recorded on the Centrediscs, ATMA and Marquis Classics labels, creating a formidable oeuvre of new works and definitive classics. Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Violin and Pianoreceived critical praise in German, Austrian, British and Canadian media, and was described by Gramophone as “a miracle of…knowledge and poetry.”  In 2017, J.S. Bach Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard was named ECMA’s Classical Recording of the Year, the first of three consecutive ECMA wins in that category, followed by Incarnation (2018) and Perfect Light (2019). The just-released Franz Schubert Music for Violin and Piano (May 2020) has already gained attention from the CBC for being “heart-rending…thrilling”, and with “uncanny unity of purpose.”

In partnership with Musique Royale, we present their beautiful new program SOLACE.

It addresses our collective relationship with each other, exploring themes of reconciliation, peace, understanding, loving and communion, in counterpoint to the worldwide stress and sadness caused by the current pandemic. They have commissioned Grammy Award-nominated Dawn Avery to write a new work entitled Iotsistokwaron:ion (“The Stars” in Mohawk). Another contemporary work in the program is Jessie Montgomery’s PEACE (2020), a profoundly universal expression of the “Great Sadness of the first quarantine” when she “struggled to define what actually brings joy, making peace with sadness – a necessary dynamic to the human experience.” Finally is the canonic sonata by César Franck Sonata, a musical journey chronicling an intimate partnership in stages – from the initial infatuation, through intense passion, crisis and conflict, to a final place of acceptance and deep connection.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNER

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Thank you!

Bursaries are available; please get in touch if price is an obstacle to attending this concert.

 
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