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Dec
20
Fri
THE WINTER’S TALE with Judi Dench
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Olivier Award winning production of Shakespear’s The Winter’s Tale starring Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench returns for an encore presentation.

The critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season, which was broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year in 2015. Due to phenomenal demand, the production returns to cinemas this festive season.

The tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is beautifully reimagined in a production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Branagh with a remarkable cast, featuring Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile), Jessie Buckley (star of breakout British film Wild Rose), Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Branagh as Leontes.

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…

“I am delighted our production of The Winter’s Tale is to return to cinemas around the world this December. We worked hard to bring the immediacy and excitement of the live stage production into cinemas, using film techniques to make these broadcasts appropriately cinematic, without compromising the theatrical experience. The Winter’s Tale was seen by over 250,000 people around the world the first time around, and we look forward to welcoming back people who saw it previously and as well as new audiences to this most magical Shakespeare play”

 

 

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

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Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

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Dec
21
Sat
GEORGE CANYON & AARON PRITCHETT
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm

Two Shows on Saturday December 21

Tickets are now available for BOTH the 3:00pm show and the 7:30pm show. Please call the Box Office at 902-532-7704.

Two superstar Canadian country artists come together for an evening to celebrate the Holidays. In an acoustic collaboration, Multiple CCMA Award winners George Canyon and Aaron Pritchett perform together on stage, sharing stories, songs, and some family friendly comedy.

TICKETS:

Members: $64 (including HST)

General: $70 (including HST)

Youth: $30 (including HST)

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GEORGE CANYON & AARON PRITCHETT
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm

Two Shows on Saturday December 21:

3:00pm & 7:30pm

Tickets are now available for BOTH concerts. Please call the Box Office at 902-532-7704.

Two superstar Canadian country artists come together for an evening to celebrate the Holidays. In an acoustic collaboration, Multiple CCMA Award winners George Canyon and Aaron Pritchett perform together on stage, sharing stories, songs, and some family friendly comedy.

TICKETS:

Members: $64 (including HST)

General: $70 (including HST)

Youth: $30 (including HST)

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Dec
28
Sat
THE O’BRIENS & CO. Benefit Concert
Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm

It’s the Third Annual Benefit Concert for the Annapolis Food Bank with Paul O’Brien with members of his musical his family and other special musical guests.

You can expect a gorgeous concert of contemporary celtic-folk-pop with lush family harmonies and lots of delightful surprises. It’s a night that will put you in the spirit of the season.

 

Admission by freewill donation to the Foodbank of cash or non-perishable food.

General admission seating.

 

 

Jan
12
Sun
Massenet’s MANON – Met Opera
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm

 

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Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse

 

Sung In French, Met Titles In English

Estimated Run Time 3 hrs 55 mins

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  • Series Pass: $60
  • Member: $13.91 + HST = $16
  • General: $17.39 + HST = $20
  • Youth: $6.96 + HST = $8

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Feb
1
Sat
DAVID CHAMBERLAND & Friends
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

We are totally stoked to present Bear River’s own DAVID CHAMBERLAND and his band for our first live show of 2020!

If you already know him, you already love his powerful and versatile voice, his multi-instrumental talents, and his funny and engaging stage presence.You can expect a show that is all those things, and so much more. Come hear David like you’ve never heard him before in a show packed with new original songs, musical friends, and lots of surprises.

 

 

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  • Member: $22.61 + HST = $26
  • General: $26.09 + HST = $30
  • Youth: $6.96 + HST = $8

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DAVID CHAMBERLAND   David was born and raised in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In his youth, he passed hours learning tunes off of the radio. Completely self-taught, this exercise involved not only deciphering the correct chords, but also the lyrics – a task less evident to a French-speaking teenager who loved English-speaking bands. David often jokes that he sang “phonetically” for the first couple of years until he could understand what he was saying.

In Quebec, David played with many different musicians and was the lead singer in a Red Hot Chili Pepper Tribute Band and, after that, in his own band, Kedal. He has always loved playing music of all genres: pop, alternative, folk, reggae, blues, funk, and more. Since living in Nova Scotia, he has also been exploring live looping and a bit of Celtic music.

David and his wife Carmen moved to Bear River, Nova Scotia, in 2013. He has since enjoyed playing regular gigs in the counties of Annapolis and Digby. David’s performances can be described as eclectic; he thrives on creating a connection with his audience and his commentary between songs is often a performance in itself. Recently, David has begun to write his own compositions – something he has been eager to do for some time. When he is not jamming with Carmen in their living room or working at their gallery, David moonlights as a ninja-superhero.

CARMEN CHAMBERLAND  Carmen was born in Victoria, BC, where she started playing piano at the age of five. She studied classical piano and participated in numerous music festivals until she began university, at which time she stopped playing music. Inspired by the talent and contagious energy of her husband, David, she has recently started playing again – providing accompaniment for his vocal melodies. When she is not jamming with David in their living room, Carmen runs their business in Bear River: Blue Mind Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

PAUL O’BRIEN is a UK-born singer-songwriter-instrumentalist based on the Bay of Fundy, who spends his winters touring Europe. He has a gift for going straight to the emotional heart of the story and taking his listeners with him. The music has a new Celtic feel, songs that are steeped in the acoustic tradition but retain a freshness and relevance, songs that will touch your heart, songs about real people and situations, songs you can remember.

 

TAREN YELLE was born in Digby, Nova Scotia, and was raised on both coasts of the United States. She studied at various institutions, including Lehigh University of Bethlehem (PA), Berklee College of Music (MA), Saint Mary’s University (Halifax), and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in trombone performance from Dalhousie.  Taren is a versatile, multi-instrumentalist and band leader. After performing for years throughout the New England area of the United States as well as in Kumamoto, Japan, Taren has happily moved back to the ruggedly beautiful “Sou’West” Nova Scotia. Since her return, she has focused on vocal performance and has joined with various groups in the region offering her own, fresh take on many genres, including jazz standards, R&B and blues. 

 

MARK BEZANSON   It’s really all about the blues. It is the constant that has run through the musical journey that Mark has taken. While not a classic blues man, it is undeniable that the Blues runs deep in Mark’s singing, bass playing and songwriting. Mark writes music to reflect what he is seeing, hearing, and feeling at the time. He read something a friend once said: “A song is a gift that you need to polish and re-gift to others.” With help from the very capable Caleb Miles, Mark has crafted songs to give to others. Love, relationships, the water and politics are themes that permeate his songwriting. What is the common thread? They are all bluesy, they are all delivered with soul, and they all come from a very real place. Mark currently plays with the Annapolis Valley’s premier classic rock band, Jokers Right, and the rock and soul trio, “The Idle Threats.” 

 

 

TIM FISK  Tim studied classical percussion at Dalhousie University, jazz drum set with Jerry Granelli, and has completed a Bacheler of Arts in Jazz Studies (Honours) from St. Francis Xavier University. He performs regularly with Annapolis Valley-based musicians including the group “Bluesmobile,” where he enjoys adding some Latin percussion to the mix.

 

Photo credits: G. Fraser Fine Art Photography (except Paul O’Brien)

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Feb
16
Sun
PROTEUS SAXOPHONE QUARTET
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm

Proteus Saxophone Quartet is an exciting Classical brass ensemble. Living across Canada, Proteus unites throughout the year for intensive projects, which have taken them across Western Canada, the USA and France. Each musician is a soloist in their own right.

Tommy Davis currently lives in Montreal, where he is active in the improvised
music scene, as well as working with many different ensembles and a growing teaching studio. Holly DeCaigny divides her time between Edmonton, Alberta, where she will be pursuing a DMA in saxophone performance, and Calgary, where she is an active freelance musician and teacher. Mark Michalak lives in Calgary, Alberta. He teaches a diverse studio of students from beginners to University level, as well as being an active music teacher in the school boards as a clinician and a substitute teacher. Michael Morimoto lives in Vancouver, BC, where he has a successful career as a music instrument repair technician and freelance musician.

Their repertoire ranges from the familiar Bach and Piazzolla to new music written especially for the ensemble by Canadian composers, and lots more in between.

  • Member: $22.61 HST = $26
  • General: $27.83 + HST = $30
  • Youth: $6.96 + HST = $8

 

 

 

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Feb
23
Sun
SMALL ISLAND – National Theatre
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm

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Andrea Levy’s epic, Orange Prize-winning novel bursts to new life on the Olivier stage. A company of 40 tells a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

Adapted for the stage by Helen EdmundsonSmall Island follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

Adapted for the stage by Helen EdmundsonSmall Island follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

adapted by Helen Edmundson
based on the novel by Andrea Levy

Running Time: Approx. 3hrs

 

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Series Pass: $60

  • Member: $13.91 + HST = $16
  • General: $17.39 + HST = $20
  • Youth: $6.96 + HST = $8

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan. Let us know your preferred seat and we will secure the closest available option. Tickets will be held at the Box Office for pick up.

 

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Mar
22
Sun
Philip Glass’ AKHNATEN – Met Opera
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm

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Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.

Please be aware that this production contains some full-frontal nudity, which may not be suitable for young audiences.

This production was originally created by English National Opera and LA Opera

In collaboration with Improbable

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 30 mins

Sung In Various, Met Titles In English

 

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Apr
5
Sun
ALL ABOUT EVE – National Theatre
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm

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Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

Adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

by Joseph L Mankiewicz. Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove

Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions

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Series pass: $60

  • Member: $13.91 + HST = $16
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