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2:00 pm
Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production, first seen in the 2012–13 season, sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in 1960 Las Vegas—a neon-lit world ruled by money and ruthless, powerful men. Piotr Beczała is the Duke, a[...]
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen, and set to some of his most beloved music, Death of a Ladies’ Man tells the story of a carousing college professor whose life takes a series of[...]
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
NOMINATED FOR FIVE ACADEMY AWARDS including BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTRESS & BEST DIRECTOR   Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life[...]
3:30 pm
LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS This three-part workshop will take place at King’s Theatre from 3:30pm-5:30pm on April 28, 29 & 30. REGISTER HERE In three afternoon workshops that will immerse students in the magic of[...]
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS including BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS   Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also[...]
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6[...]
7:30 pm
  Don’t miss this show of dance performances on the King’s Theatre stage with award winning dancers Meredith Kalaman, Sara Coffin + Amelia McGrath   THE ENTERTAINER  & the sea of my tomorrows   Performers: Meredith[...]
May 14 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS including BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTRESS & BEST DIRECTOR     Frances McDormand explores the vast landscape of the American West, in Chloé Zhao’s wise and intimate portrayal of life as[...]
7:30 pm
Five Stars (Guaridan) Toby Jones triumphs in perfect Chekhov Ian Rickson directs Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Toby Jones stars as Uncle Vanya alongside Richard Armitage as Astrov. In the heat of summer, Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and[...]
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[...]
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm
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[...]
12:00 am
    The 13th Annual Tournament of King’s is on!!! Saturday September 11, 2021 at 10:00am Shot-gun start with a 4-person scramble & a Callaway scoring system. This year we are offering a gourmet Box[...]
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
NEW DATE! 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[...]
7:30 pm
NEW DATE!!! TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2021 at 7:30pm. All tickets purchased for the previous dates ARE VALID.   Crystal Head Vodka Presents THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND – THE LONGEST 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR EVER! With Special[...]
Apr
18
Sun
VERDI’S RIGOLETTO – Met Opera
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm

Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production, first seen in the 2012–13 season, sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in 1960 Las Vegas—a neon-lit world ruled by money and ruthless, powerful men. Piotr Beczała is the Duke, a popular entertainer and casino owner who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Željko Lučić sings Rigoletto, his sidekick and comedian, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s innocent daughter, Gilda. When she is seduced by the Duke, Rigoletto sets out on a tragic course of murderous revenge. Štefan Kocán is the assassin Sparafucile and Michele Mariotti conducts.

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*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!

 
Apr
21
Wed
DEATH OF A LADIES MAN
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm
Inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen, and set to some of his most beloved music, Death of a Ladies’ Man tells the story of a carousing college professor whose life takes a series of unimaginable turns, and all the old stories are given a new twist, when he begins to have surreal hallucinations and learns he may not be long for this world.
 
CAST
Gabriel Byrne
Jessica Paré
Brian Gleeson
Antoine Olivier Pilon
Karelle Tremblay
Suzanne Clément
 
DIRECTED BY
Matthew Bissonnette

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*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!

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Apr
23
Fri
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm
NOMINATED FOR FIVE ACADEMY AWARDS
including
BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTRESS & BEST DIRECTOR
 
Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s smart, cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past.
  • Director: Emerald Fennell
  • Writer: Emerald Fennell
  • Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie
 
R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller |

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*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!

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 
Apr
28
Wed
ACTING WORKSHOPS with Micha Cromwell: Ages 14-17
Apr 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS

This three-part workshop will take place at King’s Theatre from 3:30pm-5:30pm on April 28, 29 & 30.

REGISTER HERE

In three afternoon workshops that will immerse students in the magic of theatre, it’s a wonderful opportunity for youth to explore their creativity through acting exercises, games, character building and storytelling.

  • Ages: 14-17
  • Cost for 3 afternoons: $40 (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.
  • Bring: Any beverages or snacks needed.
  • Workshops will take place at King’s Theatre .

Deadline to sign up: April 26.

 

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.

 

 

 

THE FATHER
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS
including
BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
 

Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? THE FATHER warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.

Reviews:“Anthony Hopkins is stunning. Florian Zeller makes his auspicious debut as a feature-film director.”
– Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY

“Sharp and teasingly diabolical. A stupendous performance from Anthony Hopkins.”
– Todd McCarthy, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Olivia Colman gives an affecting and tender performance.”
– Kevin Fallon, DAILY BEAST

“Entrancingly different – brought to life by a handful of brilliant performances and some very impressive sleight-of-hand.”
– David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE

“Anthony Hopkins is unforgettable. A towering piece of acting that is as precise and exacting as it is enveloping.”
– Richard Lawson, VANITY FAIR

“Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman are astonishing.”
– Donny Sheldon, AWARDS WATCH

“A powerful piece of storytelling.”
– Brian Tallerico, ROGEREBERT.COM

 
 

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*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!

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 
Apr
30
Fri
THE COURIER
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

STARRING Benedict Cumberbatch
Merab Ninidze
Rachel Brosnahan
Jessie Buckley

WRITTEN BY Tom O’Connor

DIRECTED BY Dominic Cooke

 

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*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!

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 
May
8
Sat
MEREDITH KALAMAN LIVE DANCE
May 8 @ 7:30 pm
 
Don’t miss this show of dance performances on the King’s Theatre stage with award winning dancers Meredith Kalaman, Sara Coffin + Amelia McGrath
 

THE ENTERTAINER 

&

the sea of my tomorrows

 
Performers: Meredith Kalaman, Sara Coffin + Amelia McGrath
Choreography: Meredith Kalaman
Light + Sound: Brian Riley 
(+ Al Bowlly, Sidney Bechet, Scott Joplin, Frank Sinatra)
Voice/Poetry: Gabby Bernard
Videography/Film: Zeus
Dramaturge/Mentor: Raïna von Waldenburg
 

THE ENTERTAINER

Celebrating King’s Theatre’s Centennial Year is a special solo performance by renowned dancer Meredith Kalaman
 
What does a performer without an audience do? This has been the central theme of a work that was initially devised to reference the magic of past entertainers that have graced the stage. Now in a time when the entertainers role seems in question, yet more necessary than ever before, looking back to past entertainers who brought relief to their audiences through escapism and humor becomes a whole new exploration for the role of art as relief.
 
the sea of my tomorrows
A new work in progress graciously supported by the Dancing on the Edge Festivals Covid Commission Grant and the King’s Theatre. The sea of my tomorrows is a new contemporary dance piece created with dancers from the Pacific Coast and Atlantic Coast, taking its inspiration from these distant seascapes coming together to narrate an onerous journey across the water. This piece is ignited by the body’s capacity to hold and translate memories through water and the emotional and psychological role water plays in our lives.
 

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*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!

Thank you to our partner

 
Biographies: 
 
Meredith Kalaman is a two time Chrystal Dance Prize recipient, dance educator and enjoys both dancing in other artists work and creating her own. She has created pieces about; giraffes, girl guiding, exploring constellations, superheroes, female identity and the impacts of gender socialization. Choreographers that have left a particular influence on her include; John Ottmann, Noam Gagnon, Farley Johansson, Karen Jamieson, Peggy Baker, Judith Marcuse, Judith Garay, Julie Lebel and Kate Franklin. Her first full length work Femme Fatales toured to Victoria, Edmonton and and was presented at Ufertstudios in Berlin in 2017. Presentation highlights including sharing the stage with the Good Women Dance Collective, Dance in Vancouver 2017, Dancing on the Edge and New Works.  Meredith is a graduate of the Ballet BC Mentor Program. Most recently she has been training with Raïna von Waldenburg in I AM ONE WHO which is based on the work of Jerzy Grotowski. She is interested in shifting the context of how ballet relates to our 21st century bodies and inviting bodies to be in dynamic movement. Her company credits include: MovEnt, Judith Marcuse Projects, Dancers Dancing, Joe Ink and Foolish Productions. She has commissioned works from Noam Gagnon, Farley Johannson and John Ottmann and created two dancer theatre solos with Sophie Yendole. Meredith is thankful to be and artist who grew up in Vancouver on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. She is now grateful to reside on the land of the Mi’kma’ki in Nova Scotia. 

Sara Coffin is an independent dance artist, dance educator and Co-Artistic Director of Mocean Dance. She holds a MFA in Choreography (Smith College, USA), BFA in Dance (Simon Fraser University, BC) and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Dalhousie University, NS).  An award winning dance artist and choreographer, most recently the NS Established Artist Award, Coffin has created over 30 dance works. Her choreography has been presented in many prominent Canadian dance festivals and in the United States.  Coffin’s research interests include interdisciplinary collaboration, technology as an extension of the body, contact improvisation, and the poetic junction between vulnerability, resiliency and courage. Her newest work Wild Within premiered with Mocean Dance late fall 2019. As a dance educator, Coffin has been a visiting lecturer regularly at Holland College (PEI), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax), Universidad Rafael Landívar (Guatemala City), and she held an Adjunct Faculty position at the five-college consortium in Massachusetts teaching at Smith College and Hampshire College (2012-14).

 

Amelia McGrath is a dancer from Halifax Nova Scotia. She has been training at Halifax dance her whole life up until last year when she studied a year of a dance at Concordia in Montréal. She returned home in March due to the pandemic and has continued training at Halifax dance since her return. Amelia has previously performed as an apprentice with Votive, and is currently working with a few local artists on some upcoming projects. 

 
Brian Riley is a Halifax-based award-winning designer and composer for theatre and dance. His practice involves community-based arts and puppetry, often in large scale. He has done residencies in rural communities and urban institutions and created youth programs including Spiral Studio Lab(2012-16), Project Sing!(2011), Telling Truths (2012), and Rock Cafe(2010). Award-winning technologist, composer, violist, and laptop artist Stefan Smulovitz has performed with leading improvisers around the world and created more than 50 live film scores. Recently Stefan travelled to Bhutan to collect sounds and create a score for the award-winning documentary “Power of the River”. He currently teaches at Simon Fraser University and Capilano University.
 

Gabby Bernard is an Alberta based actor, and graduate of both the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting and MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts programs. Some previous stage credits include A Christmas Carol (Carter-Ryan Productions), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SBTB/Theatre Calgary), The Giver (StoryBook Theatre),  The Unsyncables (Dammitammy Productions), 3 Mysterious Women (StageLab) and Doll House (Studio Theatre). As an artist, Gabby is especially invested and interested in creation of new work: she wrote and performed NUKE at the Thousand Faces Festival in 2019, and is co-creator of Lady Be Good, a series of satirical feminist skits, performed at Play the Fool, NextFest and Odd Wednesday in Edmonton.

 

Raïna von Waldenburg recently moved to Vancouver after having been full-time faculty at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she taught a physical approach to acting based on the work of Jerzy Grotowski at the Experimental Theatre Wing for 17 years. Since 2012 she has been faculty at Simon Fraser University, University of the Fraser Valley, and the Art Institute of Vancouver. Raïna received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, and her BFA in acting from New York University where she trained under Stephen Wangh, and Grotowski’s principal actor and protégée Ryszard Cieslak. She served as research assistant and editor for Stephen Wangh’s book An Acrobat of the Heart: A physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski.For 30 years Raïna has been writing, directing, performing, mentoring, and teaching workshops in embodied performance, presence work, and devising. In 2000 Raïna founded the Center for Embodied Performance where she produces/co-produces her original theatrical works and workshops. In Canada, the Center for Embodied Performance and Blue Egg produce Grotowski-based intensives (ALIVE BODY, Grotowski Praxis, and East Meets West) that include Master Teachers Stephen Wangh, Linda Putnam, David MacMurray Smith, Claire Fogal, Gabriella Minnes-Brandes, and Wendy Vanden Heuvel. Currently a mentor for emerging dancers at the Scotia Dance Centre’s Mentorship Program, and a facilitator for the 12 Minutes Max 2019/2020 season, Raïna has worked with numerous artists in the development of original material and research projects. She has worked as a mentor/devisor/coach with theatre, dance, and film companies such as O.Dela Arts (Vancouver), Biting School (Vancouver), The Assembly (Vancouver); Company Link (Winnipeg); New (to) Town Collective (Vancouver); James and Jamesy (Vancouver); Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret (Vancouver); Telluride Theatre (Telluride); Working Classroom (Albequerque); InterACT – Werkstatt für Theatre und Soziokultur (Graz); Bali Conservatory (Bali); Shoe String Productions (Syracuse); Actors Without Borders (NYC); Full Moon Films — Split (NYC); Kaid Media — We Are the Hartmans (NYC); and Broadway’s Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy (NYC).

 
May
14
Fri
NOMADLAND
May 14 @ 7:30 pm
NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS
including
BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTRESS & BEST DIRECTOR
 
 
Frances McDormand explores the vast landscape of the American West, in Chloé Zhao’s wise and intimate portrayal of life as a modern-day nomad.

The first few images of Frances McDormand as Fern establish the will of this woman straight away. She’s on her own, working itinerant jobs, hitting the road when it’s time to move on. “I’m not homeless,” she says to an inquiring friend’s daughter. “I’m just… houseless. Not the same thing.”

Fern drives her old RV up and down the highways of America’s West, following the seasons and seasonal jobs. When she discovers a community of like-minded nomads, her heart opens, but she’s cautious about forging bonds. One man she keeps running into (David Strathairn) looks like a perfect match, but what does Fern need with a boyfriend — or anyone, really.

Adapting Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction book, Chloé Zhao writes, directs, and edits with impressively crisp focus. The film gets into and out of every scene with rare economy, cutting to the heart of each moment in our growing understanding of Fern.

Nomadland arrives between Zhao’s award-winning prairie drama The Rider and her upcoming Marvel superhero movie, The Eternals. It’s yet more evidence of what makes her a singular filmmaker and one of the most important new voices in American cinema. Zhao seeks out characters living in the margins of society and on the periphery of movie heroism, and shows us why these seeming outcasts define America, and movies, more than the big-screen protagonists we’re used to. As we watch Fern eke out a living in precarious jobs, try and fail and try again to form relationships, and all against stunning expanses of desert and sky, it’s clear that we’re watching a portrait of America now.

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*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!

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 
May
16
Sun
Chekov’s UNCLE VANYA – National Theatre
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

Five Stars (Guaridan)

Toby Jones triumphs in perfect Chekhov

Ian Rickson directs Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Toby Jones stars as Uncle Vanya alongside Richard Armitage as Astrov.

In the heat of summer, Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their days on a crumbling estate deep in the countryside, visited occasionally by only the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage). However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Ciarán Hinds) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife (Rosalind Eleazar) declaring his intention to sell the house, the polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge with devastating consequences.

Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s stunning new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, UNCLE VANYA, is a portrayal of life at the turn of the 20th century, full of tumultuous frustration, dark humour and hidden passions. Critically acclaimed director ‍Ian Rickson returns to Chekhov for the first time since his landmark production of The Seagull in 2007, reuniting with BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Toby Jones (The Birthday Party) alongside Richard Armitage, who returns to the UK stage six years after his Olivier Award-nominated performance in The Crucible. UNCLE VANYA is designed by Rae Smith, with lighting by Bruno Poet, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Ian Dickinson and casting by Amy Ball CDG. Don’t miss this astonishing combination of creative talent as they breathe new life into the treasured Chekhov classic.

 

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*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!

 
Jun
6
Sun
THE LUMBER JILLS & INN ECHO: Postponed
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!

 

 

 

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