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Jul
20
Sat
KITCHEN PARTY 2019 – a King’s Theatre Fundraiser!
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm

KITCHEN PARTY 2019, an annual fundraiser for King’s Theatre, is happening on Saturday July 20 at 7:30pm. It’s a celebration of local talent hosted by singer-songwriter SUSAN CROWE. It’s a favourite summer event in Annapolis Royal that brings together an incredible roster of talent from the Annapolis region.

This year we will be paying tribute to the late local musician DUNCAN DRAPER.

 

This year’s line-up include these incredible local musicians:

David Chamberland, Paul O’Brien, Taren Yelle, Caleb Miles, Harvey Marcotte, Dan Froese, George Sloan, Carole Allison, Bill MacDonald, Eva McCauley, Dillon Tonkin, Carolyn Buck, Gregg Mazel, James Stevenson, Chris Moreau, Dennis Jollimore, John Eakin, John Morland, Scott Henderson, Jacquelyn Martell, Ted Leighton, Alexa Jaffurs, Kevin Thompson and Harold Clapp.

 

Susan Crowe brings her rich voice, wicked sense of humour, and generous heart to the role of host. This year’s event will be a special celebration of the legacy of the late local musician Duncan Draper, with whom all of the musicians have played.

 

 

The night begins with a New Orleans-style street parade in Duncan’s honour starting at the Fort Anne at 6:00pm and making its way down St George to the Theatre. The concert on the stage gets rolling at 7:30pm. It’s sure to be an unforgettable night

 

 

TICKETS available at the Box Office, by phone (902.532.7704) or at the door.

PRICES:

  • Member: $26
  • General: $30
  • Youth: $12

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*Duncan Draper was trained as a jazz piano player at the Berklee College of Music in California. He was a consummate musician, equally comfortable playing jazz, samba, rock, traditional Irish and Scottish music, folk and bluegrass on a wide variety of instruments. He was always inspiring, supportive and encouraging towards musicians and was there to contribute his musical talents when asked and/or needed, whether it was a musical fundraiser, performance or a session. He is greatly missed in Annapolis Royal and beyond.

 

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Aug
3
Sat
RACHEL BECK & THE ATLANTIC STRING MACHINE
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm

Glowing with catchy pop hooks, Rachel Beck’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals are captivating audiences across Canada. The PEI songbird’s first single, Reckless Heart, hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 in March 2018, just one week after the release of her multi award-winning debut record. “Beck clearly establishes herself here as a force to be reckoned with, both as a songwriter and as a performer.” (The Guardian Newspaper)

 

 

The Atlantic String Machine is a multi award-winning classical fusion string quintet. Individually, its members have graced stages around the globe with internationally renowned symphony and chamber orchestras, ensembles, and touring artists. As a collective, they have performed with Canadian treasures Sarah Slean, Lennie Gallant, The Once — and now, a fellow Island artist and friend.

 

 

Rachel Beck featuring The Atlantic String Machine is an exciting new collaboration which invites audiences to experience Beck’s original compositions against a lush soundscape of piano, strings, and percussion. Exposed. Confessional. Connective. Beck’s warm stage presence and superb vocals envelope listeners as they collectively journey across a wide emotional range – from regret and grief to wonder and joy.

 

 

 

TICKETS available On-line or, at the Box Office, by phone 902.532.7704 or at the door.

  • Member Price: $27.85 + hst  = $32
  • General Price: $31.30 + hst  = $36
  • Youth Price:  $10.45 + hst     = $12

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Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

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Aug
23
Fri
ARIANA NASR & CURTIS THORPE
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

Ariana Nasr & Curtis Thorpe are delighted to bring their show featuring vintage popular songs to King’s Theatre. From jazz to soul to world classics and French chanson, this show highlights Ariana’s versatility as a vocalist as well as an instrumentalist (saxophone, accordion, violin), while Curtis’ multi-instrumental wizardry completes the sound. Together they breathe new life into old favourites. Expect to hear classics from Nina Simone, Édith Piaf, The Beatles, Jacques Brel, Dave Brubeck, Caruso, Latin America, Ariana’s father and more.

 

TICKETS available online (see below) or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $20.85 + hst  = $24
  • General Price: $24.85 + hst  = $28
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + hst  = $12

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Aug
29
Thu
JEFF HENNESSY & HARVEY MARCOTTE – Double Bill
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for a double-bill with two extraordinary of the region’s finest folk-roots-country singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Jeff Hennessy and Harvey Marcotte will each take the stage with an incredibly talented roster of musicians.

 

 

 

Jeff Hennessy is a singer-songwriter and keyboardist based in Wolfville, where he currently is Dean of Arts at Acadia University, and was Director of Music before that. He launched his first CD right here in Annapolis Royal some 20 years ago, and has maintained deep connections in the community. He’s performed on the King’s stage twice in the last year alone, and with this concert he’ll be joined by his band The Sundries. Amazing musicians and a really fun show – super cool country music!

  • Jeff Hennessy: Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
  • Sarah Pound: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
  • Mike Reese: Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
  • Nicholas D’Amato: Bass
  • Mike Carroll: Drums

 

Harvey Marcotte has been flat picking, finger picking guitar since he was 12 years old. Playing Bob Dylan and the likes soon took him into folk and bluegrass styles. The mandolin was his second love which brought quickly into fiddle playing. He dug deeper into his roots and studied French Canadien fiddle as well as Celtic, Ukrainian and jazz. He`s played professionally since the tender age of 15.  Performing the Acadian band Blou, he travelled to France, South America, and several Canadien festivals. He has shared the stage with Mae Moore, Susan Crowe, Jay Unger, Wilbur Hill, and Rusty Trout. He makes his home in south west Nova Scotia and is a father of 3 children and grandfather to 4 lovely kids.

  • Harvey Marcotte: Vocals, Violin, Mandolin, Guitar
  • Tom Berry: Guitar, Vocals
  • Kirk Hazel: Bass, Vocals

 

TICKETS available online (see below) or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $22.60 + hst  = $26
  • General Price: $26.10 + hst  = $30
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + hst  = $12

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Aug
31
Sat
KINKY BOOTS – Broadway Musical
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm

KINKY BOOTS The Broadway Musical in HD

Filmed at the Adelphi Theatre in London, Kinky Boots the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-winning musical from pop icon Cyndi Lauper and legendary playwright Harvey Fierstein, directed and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell and based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, hits the big screen.

Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (played by Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (played by Matt Henry, who won an Olivier Award for the role) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.

Runtime: 2 hours 25 minutes

 

 

TICKETS:

  • Member Price: $13.90 + hst = $16.00
  • General Price: $17.40 + hst = $20.00
  • Youth Price: $ 6.95 + hst = $8.00

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Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

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Sep
6
Fri
JP CORMIER – Tee-up Concert
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm

We are excited to welcome the one and only JP CORMIER back to King’s Theatre to kick off the 11th Annual Tournament of King’s!

At the age of 5, JP began teaching himself to play the guitar. At 9, he won his first guitar competition against 30 other players 4 times his age. By his mid teens, he was playing a variety of stringed instruments, including the fiddle, mandolin and banjo. He recorded his first album of bluegrass instrumentals at 16, which led to 10 years of living and performing in the US. His time there included many memorable nights at the Grand Ole Opry with artists such as Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Charlie Louvin and Vince Gill.

Since returning to Canada, JP has released over a dozen award-winning albums. His impressive body of work has earned him a loyal fan base and multiple award nominations and wins. He continues to dazzle and delight audiences while performing 250 shows a year.

 

 

TICKETS available on line or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $27.85 + hst  = $32
  • General Price: $31.30 + hst  = $36
  • Youth Price:  $10.45 + hst     = $12

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Sep
8
Sun
LA BOHEME – Met Opera
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm

Puccini`s La Boheme, the world’s most popular opera, returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Music: Giacomo Puccini
Language: Italian, with English subtitles

Run Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

 

 

 

Synopsis

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

 

Cast

Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, Matthew Rose, Paul Plishka

Directors

Composer: Giacomo Puccini, Conductor: Andris Nelsons, Production: Sir David McVicar

 

 

TICKETS:

  • Member Price: $13.90 + hst = $16.00
  • General Price: $17.40 + hst = $20.00
  • Youth Price: $ 6.95 + hst = $8.00

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Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

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Sep
15
Sun
COIG
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm

When the creative juices are flowing, there’s no holding back the talented quartet that makes up the Celtic supergroup Còig: Fiddler Chrissy Crowley, multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen, piano player Jason Roach and Rachel Davis on fiddle, viola, vocals.

Còig’s music is a unique combination of influences that could only come from these four players. It’s traditional for sure, but it’s performed in a lot of non-traditional ways. “We all come from sort of a traditional background, but then we have different influences that we’re interested in,” explains fiddler and singer Rachel Davis. “Jason has a jazz degree, and listens to a lot of different music. Chrissy likes to dive into a lot of world music, Darren comes from a kind of Irish theme from playing around. More of the traditional Cape Breton music is really what I love, plus all the folk songs, so it’s an interesting mix.”

That leads to the other magic ingredient in Còig. It’s a band of fast friends, people that grew up together, played together, and knew each other way before they ever considered being in a band together. The best in trad music, in a non-traditional way. That’s Còig.

Darren McMullen – guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, flute, vocals
Rachel Davis – fiddle, viola, vocals
Jason Roach – piano
Chrissy Crowley – fiddle

TICKETS available online (see below) or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $26.09 + hst  = $30
  • General Price:$29.57 + hst  = $34
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + hst  = $12

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Sep
21
Sat
XARA CHORAL THEATRE: RINGS THROUGH WATER
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

Rings Through Water is an interdisciplinary creation that uses ethereal choral singing, contemporary and traditional Indigenous dance, powerful text and theatrical presentation to tell three short stories.  

It’s a collaboration between five artists – three Indigenous and two Settlers. Their desire to overcome their own embodied prejudices, privilege, and pain is central to their artistic process and to the beautiful narratives of this show.

Depending on its form, water has the capacity to amplify sound, distort it, or mute it; how do we do the same as we navigate our relationship with this precious resource and one another? Together they speak for water, lift up the voices of its protectors, and amplify the voices of the missing and murdered  Indigenous women who have met their end in it. They also offer a reconciliation-based model for Indigenous and Settler collaboration.

 

Creators
  • Deantha Edmunds, Inuk poet & soprano
  • Lisa Nasson, Mi’kmaq dramaturge
  • Sarain Fox, Anishinaabe choreographer
  • Christina Murray, Settler choral conductor
  • Jennifer Trites, Settler composer
Performing Artists
  • Xara Choral Theatre
  • Christina Murray, conductor
  • Deantha Edmunds, soprano
  • Sarain Fox, dancer

 

TICKETS available on line or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price:  $28
  • General Price $32
  • Youth Price:      $12

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Sep
27
Fri
GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Great Lake Swimmers is a beloved indie folk act in Canada and beyond. The CBC has called them “a national treasure” and their music has taken them around the world, sharing a sound that is at once familiar and distinct, using the tools of folk music as the starting point to delve deeper.

Great Lake Swimmers have twice been nominated for Juno Awards, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Prize, and won a Canadian Indie Award for Favourite Folk/Roots Artist/Group. They have shared the stage as support for such musical luminaries as Robert Plant, Feist, and Calexico, and have appeared as headliners for many of Canada’s major Folk Music festivals. Their relentless touring schedule and countless live shows have helped them develop devoted fan bases across Canada, the US, Europe, the UK and many points beyond. Mojo dubbed them “Ambient Zen Americana” and Exclaim has described them as a “cherished blend of folk and orchestral indie pop.”

 

TICKETS available online (see below) or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $26.09 + hst  = $30
  • General Price: $29.57 + hst  = $34
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + hst  = $12

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