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Sep
5
Sun
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION SHOW
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION SHOW

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 delight. 
The show features faces who have long been familiar to our stage, including:

MC: Linda Bailey
THE GHOST OF ARTHUR KING: Ken Maher
THE CENTENARY PLAYERS: Ryan Hebert, Phil Milo, Gloria Saesura, Gordon Keeler, Jim Wheaden, Nancy Anderson, Wayne Currie, Linda Doucet
THE HOOFERS: Karen Tomasino & Wayne Currie, Jane & Peter Nicholson
THE CHORUS: Elizabeth Rhymer, Becky Merritt, Heather LeBlanc, Noelle Lucas
THE PIT BAND: Noelle Lucas, Trish Fry, Anona Siwik, Christine Igot
MI’KMAQ FRIENDSHIP SONG: shalan joudry & Friends

DIRECTOR: Noelle Lucas
SCRIPT: Scott Campbell
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION & LIGHTS: Curtis Whittaker
SOUND: Dillon Tonkin
VIDEOGRAPHY: Devin Fraser
PRODUCTION SUPPORT & VOICE: Janet Larkman
HOUSE MANAGEMENT: Nicola Vance-Lousada
BOX OFFICE: Jessica Scott
STAGE MANAGEMENT: Jane DeWolfe
COSTUMES: Judy Dickinson
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: Philip DeNuke
GRAPHIC DESIGN: MacKenzie Cornfield
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Tina Usmiani (Chair), Tim Ruggles, Flora Hall, Jane Borecky
BIRTHDAY CAKES: Janet Myers

 

  • FREE – Reserve your seat online!
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

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

 
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION SHOW
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION SHOW

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 delight. 
The show features faces who have long been familiar to our stage, including:

MC: Linda Bailey
THE GHOST OF ARTHUR KING: Ken Maher
THE CENTENARY PLAYERS: Ryan Hebert, Phil Milo, Gloria Saesura, Gordon Keeler, Jim Wheaden, Nancy Anderson, Wayne Currie, Linda Doucet
THE HOOFERS: Karen Tomasino & Wayne Currie, Jane & Peter Nicholson
THE CHORUS: Elizabeth Rhymer, Becky Merritt, Heather LeBlanc, Noelle Lucas
THE PIT BAND: Noelle Lucas, Trish Fry, Anona Siwik, Christine Igot
MI’KMAQ FRIENDSHIP SONG: shalan joudry & Friends

DIRECTOR: Noelle Lucas
SCRIPT: Scott Campbell
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION & LIGHTS: Curtis Whittaker
SOUND: Dillon Tonkin
VIDEOGRAPHY: Devin Fraser
PRODUCTION SUPPORT & VOICE: Janet Larkman
HOUSE MANAGEMENT: Nicola Vance-Lousada
BOX OFFICE: Jessica Scott
STAGE MANAGEMENT: Jane DeWolfe
COSTUMES: Judy Dickinson
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: Philip DeNuke
GRAPHIC DESIGN: MacKenzie Cornfield
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Tina Usmiani (Chair), Tim Ruggles, Flora Hall, Jane Borecky
BIRTHDAY CAKES: Janet Myers
  • FREE – Reserve your seat online!
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

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

 
Sep
8
Wed
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE: Classic Film Fest
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE: Classic Film Fest

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 a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato (Sal Mineo), and falls for local girl Judy (Natalie Wood). However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz (Corey Allen). When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid’s real troubles begin.

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

 

Sep
10
Fri
HAULER
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm
HAULER

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 dynamically have you hanging off every lyric – or knock you flat on your arse – Cape Breton’s contemporary Celtic trio Hauler has been simmering on the stove and have now served themselves up with the release of their debut album.

 

Fresh off their 2021 ECMA nominee for “Rising Star Recording of the Year”, Familiar faces from saltwater funk trio Slowcoaster Steve MacDougall and Mike LeLievre  have teamed up with fiddler Colin Grant, Instrumental Artist of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards and a versatile musician who bounces between genres like a token fiddler should, the trio weaves traditional Irish and Scottish ballads, indie folk originals, and traditional and contemporary tune instrumentals with a modern acoustic approach that proves Cape Breton music can reassuringly re-invent itself.

Celtic culture plays a huge part of Hauler’s sound. So far it looks like their focus will be solidly in the traditional category.

“We are from Cape Breton, so the love of traditional music is ingrained,” says MacDougall. “We wrote some original songs and arrangements to add a twist of contemporary.”

“The Wind That Shakes the Barley” comes from an 1861 ballad written by Robert Dwyer Royce about the Irish rebellion of 1798, and a young romance that gets dashed in the process.

“I did this for fun and a change of pace. Ironically this is the music I originally started playing as a child,” says MacDougall. “The arrangement for ‘Wind that Shakes the Barley was written in 1998 while I was hired to play in the Celtic band MacKeel.”

MacDougall says he left the song to be brushed off and polished by Le Lievre and Grant, with recording being done by Jamie Foulds at his Soundpark Studios, but it was Grant who has taken the lead on Hauler.

“He is the brains behind the operation . I wanted to take a back seat on this project. I really bow to him, I just wanted to sing and occasionally play the guitar and the Irish drum .”

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

 

 

HAYLER RYERSON is an alluring performer, inspired fiddler, and spirited Canadian tunecrafter. Her style is rooted in Scottish and Cape Breton playing traditions, her original tunes extending naturally from these styles. Hayley finds inspiration in rich feelings, often inspired from natural landscapes or her love of fiddle music itself, oftentimes both.

Both Sides of The Water is Hayley’s first full length Celtic album and is a love letter to her past 20 years of fiddling.  Hayley began to play at 8 years old, and the culture and craft have been welcome constants throughout her life. Her album was crowdfunded in Autumn of 2019, thanks to Indiegogo backers and indie art enthusiasts that supported the project.  Maggie MacDonald is featured alongside Hayley Ryerson and the two recorded the album in Banff, AB in early 2020.

 

Both Sides of the Water

by Hayler Ryerson

Hayleys Crowdfunded full length Celtic record featuring Maggie MacDonald on guitar and piano. Both Sides of the Water is a love letter to the 20 years of fiddling Hayley has enjoyed in her life. The record has her fave trad tunes mixed in with works of her contemporaries, as well as her own tunes.

Sep
14
Tue
THE GREEN KNIGHT
Sep 14 @ 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 confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

 

 

*Reserve seating with physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required.  Thank you! 

 

 

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 
Sep
17
Fri
BILL STEVENSON & BETTY BELMORE BAND
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm

SOLD OUT!

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 Jeffries & Mark Adam, will transport you with music ranging from sea shanties to old time country to swing jazz and beyond. Betty and Bill will recall some of the songs from the production ‘White Sails and Tall Tales’, which debuted at King’s Theatre in 1982. This was the grand reopening concert after the great refurbishment by the Annapolis Royal Development Commission. The performers memorably arrived at theatre by yacht!
 
Betty Belmore: guitar and vocals
Bill Stevenson: piano and vocals
Alan Jeffries: guitar, vocals and stringed instruments
Tom Easley: bass and vocals
Mark Adam: drums and percussion 
  • TICKETS ARE FREE!
  • Please reserve online or contact that Box Office at 902-532-7704
  • Box Office hours are Tues- Fri. 10-3
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Please note that once Nova Scotia reaches Phase 5, full capacity seating will resume.

Thank you!

 
Sep
19
Sun
RURAL RENAISSANCE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada’s Oldest Town
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm
RURAL RENAISSANCE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada's Oldest Town

SOLD OUT!

NEW DOCUMENTARY RELEASE:

How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada’s Oldest Town

FREE by reservation

 
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 other shabby and dilapidated buildings in Annapolis Royal’s downtown business district.  Its restoration in the early 1980s acted as a catalyst in the economic revitalization of our Town.

Come see this hour-long documentary by visual journalist Andrew Tolson and celebrate the story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and the people who made it happen!

Brought to you by the Rural Renaissance Project.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

Three shows:

  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM   

Doors open an hour before each show.

FREE!  Reserve your seat online

Made possible by:

  • JANE NICHOLSON
  • ANDREW TOLSON
  • WILFRED ALLAN
RURAL RENAISSANCE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada’s Oldest Town
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm
RURAL RENAISSANCE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada's Oldest Town

SOLD OUT!

NEW DOCUMENTARY RELEASE:

How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada’s Oldest Town

FREE by reservation

 
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 other shabby and dilapidated buildings in Annapolis Royal’s downtown business district.  Its restoration in the early 1980s acted as a catalyst in the economic revitalization of our Town.

Come see this hour-long documentary by visual journalist Andrew Tolson and celebrate the story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and the people who made it happen!

Brought to you by the Rural Renaissance Project.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

Three shows:

  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM   

Doors open an hour before each show.

FREE!  Reserve your seat online

Made possible by:

  • JANE NICHOLSON
  • ANDREW TOLSON
  • WILFRED ALLAN
RURAL RENAISSANCE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada’s Oldest Town
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
RURAL RENAISSANCE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada's Oldest Town

SOLD OUT!

NEW DOCUMENTARY RELEASE:

How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada’s Oldest Town

FREE by reservation

 
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 other shabby and dilapidated buildings in Annapolis Royal’s downtown business district.  Its restoration in the early 1980s acted as a catalyst in the economic revitalization of our Town.

Come see this hour-long documentary by visual journalist Andrew Tolson and celebrate the story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and the people who made it happen!

Brought to you by the Rural Renaissance Project.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

Three shows:

  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM   

Doors open an hour before each show.

FREE!  Reserve your seat online

Made possible by:

  • JANE NICHOLSON
  • ANDREW TOLSON
  • WILFRED ALLAN
Sep
22
Wed
UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG: Classic Film Fest
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG: Classic Film Fest

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 from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through lilting songs by the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.

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

 

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