Calendar

7:30 pm
CHARLIE CHAPLIN’s 1921 film THE KID kicks off the CLASSIC FILM FEST   Celebrate King’s Theatre’s 100th Anniversary with this 1921 classic film. Charlie Chaplin was already an international star when he decided to break[...]
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
FROM THE CREATOR OF ‘HAMILTON’ It’s here! Jubilant, unapologetically massive, and bursting with a cozy, melancholic sense of communal belonging, “In The Heights” is the biggest-screen-you-can-find Hollywood event that we the movie lovers have been[...]
7:30 pm
JAH’MILA & HER 8-PIECE REGGAE BAND ON STAGE AT KING’S   Jah’Mila is wrapped in the very roots of the reggae family tree and stands tall with music that is lyrically creative, tastefully arranged, masterfully.[...]
9:30 am
CREATIVE MOVEMENT CAMP WITH MEREDITH KALAMAN for AGES 6-10 years     Dates: Aug 3-5 (Tuesday to Thursday) Time: 9:30am – 11:30pm Ages: 6-10 years Location: King’s Theatre Stage   Description:   Meredith Kalaman is[...]
12:30 pm
CREATIVE MOVEMENT CAMP WITH MEREDITH KALAMAN for AGES 11-17     Dates: Aug Aug 3-5 (Tuesday to Thursday) Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm Ages: 11-17 years Location: King’s Theatre Stage   Description:   Meredith Kalaman is[...]
3:30 pm
CREATIVE MOVEMENT CAMP WITH MEREDITH KALAMAN for ADULTS     Dates: Aug 3-5 (Tuesday to Thursday) Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm Ages: Adults Location: King’s Theatre Stage     Description:   Meredith Kalaman is a dance[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with ALFRED HITCHCOCK’s 1935 spy thriller THE 39 STEPS      A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles[...]
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
RIA MAE HEADLINES ANNAPOLIS PRIDE WEEKEND   Ria Mae comes to Annapolis Royal with an intimate acoustic concert you won’t want to miss. Halifax-born, Toronto-based songwriter Ria Mae’s new single, “For Your Love” serves as[...]
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
RIA MAE HEADLINES ANNAPOLIS PRIDE WEEKEND   Ria Mae comes to Annapolis Royal with an intimate acoustic concert you won’t want to miss. Halifax-born, Toronto-based songwriter Ria Mae’s new single, “For Your Love” serves as[...]
2:00 pm
PETER RABBIT 2 IS FINALLY HERE! In PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with NOW, VOYAGER, the great 1942 romance starring Bette Davis      Nervous spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical[...]
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
SINGER-SONGWRITER DAVE GUNNING RETURNS TO KING’S WITH AN INTIMATE SOLO SHOW Dave Gunning is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 23 years and 11 earlier albums, the Nova Scotian folk singer/songwriter[...]
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[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with MRS. MINIVAR, 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[...]
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[...]
7:30 pm
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 portrait of a singer[...]
Jul
28
Wed
Charlie Chaplin’s THE KID – Classic Film Fest
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

CHARLIE CHAPLIN’s 1921 film THE KID kicks off the CLASSIC FILM FEST

 
Celebrate King’s Theatre’s 100th Anniversary with this 1921 classic film.
Charlie Chaplin was already an international star when he decided to break out of the short-film format and make his first full-length feature. The Kid doesn’t merely show Chaplin at a turning point, when he proved that he was a serious film director—it remains an expressive masterwork of silent cinema. In it, he stars as his lovable Tramp character, this time raising an orphan (a remarkable young Jackie Coogan) he has rescued from the streets. Chaplin and Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”

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

 

 

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 
Jul
29
Thu
IN THE HEIGHTS
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm

FROM THE CREATOR OF ‘HAMILTON’

It’s here! Jubilant, unapologetically massive, and bursting with a cozy, melancholic sense of communal belonging, “In The Heights” is the biggest-screen-you-can-find Hollywood event that we the movie lovers have been craving since the early days of the pandemic, when the health crisis cut off one of our most cherished public lifelines. A dazzling New York movie that honors the diverse Latinx communities of Upper Manhattan like its boisterous source—the multi-award-winning stage musical that put Lin-Manuel Miranda on the showbiz map before his fame exploded with “Hamilton”—this exuberant screen adaptation (with at least one delightful “Hamilton” Easter Egg) is ready to welcome you back into your neighborhood cinema with open arms, daring to light up that dark room in ways much bigger and brighter than you might remember.

  • Roger Ebert – 4 STARS

 

*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.

Jul
31
Sat
JAH’MILA – Sold Out!
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm
JAH'MILA - Sold Out!

JAH’MILA & HER 8-PIECE REGGAE BAND ON STAGE AT KING’S

 

Jah’Mila is wrapped in the very roots of the reggae family tree and stands tall with music that is lyrically creative, tastefully arranged, masterfully. delivered and positively inspiring.

Most recently Jah’Mila released a powerful new single called “Chant Their Names.” A cry for change in a system that has repeatedly failed the Black community, the lyrics beg the police to assess their ethics and policies while also imploring all of us to keep the memory of those countless victims alive by chanting their names out loud.

*Seating is limited. Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required.

 
Aug
3
Tue
CREATIVE MOVEMENT for ages 6-10 with Meredith Kalaman
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am
CREATIVE MOVEMENT for ages 6-10 with Meredith Kalaman

CREATIVE MOVEMENT CAMP WITH MEREDITH KALAMAN for AGES 6-10 years

 
 
Dates: Aug 3-5 (Tuesday to Thursday)
Time: 9:30am – 11:30pm
Ages: 6-10 years
Location: King’s Theatre Stage
 
Description:
 
Meredith Kalaman is a dance educator with 18+ years of experience who loves moving with kids.
 
In this 3-day camp participants will learn to be ninjas by tumbling and rolling, they’ll learn to float and be light on their feet like the anti gravity of ballet and they’ll have fun shaking to the rhythm like jungle animals. Teaching principles from ballet, modern, jazz and theater, all these elements will be invited into one ball of explosion where the movement doesn’t have to be defined or limited. The focus is expression from the inside out. Kids will end the 3 days with creative tasks that ignite their imaginations and new tools for them to explore their unique creativity in the world.

Bursaries Aavailable: No one will be left out if costs is a barrier. Please contact King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704.

 
CREATIVE MOVEMENT for ages 11-17 with Meredith Kalaman
Aug 3 @ 12:30 pm
CREATIVE MOVEMENT for ages 11-17 with Meredith Kalaman

CREATIVE MOVEMENT CAMP WITH MEREDITH KALAMAN for AGES 11-17

 
 
Dates: Aug Aug 3-5 (Tuesday to Thursday)
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Ages: 11-17 years
Location: King’s Theatre Stage
 
Description:
 
Meredith Kalaman is a dance educator with 18+ years of experience who loves moving with kids.
 
In this 3-day camp participants will learn to be ninjas by tumbling and rolling, they’ll learn to float and be light on their feet like the anti gravity of ballet and they’ll have fun shaking to the rhythm like jungle animals. Teaching principles from ballet, modern, jazz and theater, all these elements will be invited into one ball of explosion where the movement doesn’t have to be defined or limited. The focus is expression from the inside out. Kids will end the 3 days with creative tasks that ignite their imaginations and new tools for them to explore their unique creativity in the world.

Bursaries Aavailable: No one will be left out if costs is a barrier. Please contact King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704.

 
CREATIVE MOVEMENT for Adults with Meredith Kalaman
Aug 3 @ 3:30 pm
CREATIVE MOVEMENT for Adults with Meredith Kalaman

CREATIVE MOVEMENT CAMP WITH MEREDITH KALAMAN for ADULTS

 
 
Dates: Aug 3-5 (Tuesday to Thursday)
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Ages: Adults
Location: King’s Theatre Stage
 
 
Description:
 
Meredith Kalaman is a dance educator with 18+ years of experience who loves moving with adults.
 
In this 3-day camp participants will learn principles from ballet, modern, jazz and theater, all these elements will be invited into one ball of explosion where the movement doesn’t have to be defined or limited. The focus is expression from the inside out. Adults will end the 3 days with creative tasks that ignite their imaginations and new tools for them to explore their unique creativity in the world.

Bursaries Aavailable: No one will be left out if costs is a barrier. Please contact King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704.

 
Aug
4
Wed
Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS – Classic Film Fest
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS - Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with ALFRED HITCHCOCK’s 1935 spy thriller THE 39 STEPS 

 

 

A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued—as well as into an unexpected romance with the cool Pamela (Madeline Carroll). Adapted from a novel by John Buchan, this classic wrong-man thriller from the Master of Suspense anticipates the director’s most famous works (especially North by Northwest), and remains one of his cleverest and most entertaining films.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Madeleine Carroll, Peggy Ashcroft, Robert Donat, Godfrey Tearle, Lucie Mannheim, John Laurie

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

 

Aug
6
Fri
RIA MAE
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm
RIA MAE

RIA MAE HEADLINES ANNAPOLIS PRIDE WEEKEND

 

Ria Mae comes to Annapolis Royal with an intimate acoustic concert you won’t want to miss.

Halifax-born, Toronto-based songwriter Ria Mae’s new single, “For Your Love” serves as a follow up to her critically acclaimed single “Too Close” with Dan Talevski.  “Too Close” ended the year in the Top 10 at Hot AC and Top 15 at Pop radio with over 4 million streams worldwide.

Since the June 2016 release of her full length, self-title album, the three-time JUNO nominee has toured Europe with Tegan & Sara, North America with Dido, and Canada with Scott Helman.  She has performed with Elle King, Xavier Rudd, Shawn Hook, Family of the Year, Francesco Yates, Coleman Hell and more.

Ria’s music has been streamed over 65 million times worldwide.

  • “Cloths Off” Certified Platinum
  • “Ooh Love” Certified Gold
  • “Bend ” Certified Gold
  • “Too Close” Certified Gold

 

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

 

Aug
7
Sat
RIA MAE
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
RIA MAE

RIA MAE HEADLINES ANNAPOLIS PRIDE WEEKEND

 

Ria Mae comes to Annapolis Royal with an intimate acoustic concert you won’t want to miss.

Halifax-born, Toronto-based songwriter Ria Mae’s new single, “For Your Love” serves as a follow up to her critically acclaimed single “Too Close” with Dan Talevski.  “Too Close” ended the year in the Top 10 at Hot AC and Top 15 at Pop radio with over 4 million streams worldwide.

Since the June 2016 release of her full length, self-title album, the three-time JUNO nominee has toured Europe with Tegan & Sara, North America with Dido, and Canada with Scott Helman.  She has performed with Elle King, Xavier Rudd, Shawn Hook, Family of the Year, Francesco Yates, Coleman Hell and more.

Ria’s music has been streamed over 65 million times worldwide.

  • “Cloths Off” Certified Platinum
  • “Ooh Love” Certified Gold
  • “Bend ” Certified Gold
  • “Too Close” Certified Gold

 

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

 

Aug
8
Sun
PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm

PETER RABBIT 2 IS FINALLY HERE!

In PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

 

*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.

Aug
11
Wed
NOW, VOYAGER with Bette Davis: Classic Film Fest
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm
NOW, VOYAGER with Bette Davis: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with NOW, VOYAGER, the great 1942 romance starring Bette Davis

 

 
 Nervous spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical Boston Brahmin mother (Gladys Cooper), and remains convinced of her own unworthiness until a kindly psychiatrist (Claude Rains) gives her the confidence to venture out into the world on a South American cruise. On board, she finds her footing with the help of an unhappily married man (Paul Henreid). Their thwarted love affair may help Charlotte break free of her mother’s grip—but will she find fulfillment as well as independence? Made at the height of Davis’s reign as the queen of the woman’s picture and bolstered by an Oscar-winning Max Steiner score, Now, Voyager is a melodrama for the ages, both a rapturous Hollywood romance and a poignant saga of self-discovery.

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

 

Aug
14
Sat
DAVE GUNNING
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm
DAVE GUNNING

SINGER-SONGWRITER DAVE GUNNING RETURNS TO KING’S WITH AN INTIMATE SOLO SHOW

Dave Gunning is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 23 years and 11 earlier albums, the Nova Scotian folk singer/songwriter has diligently sharpened his skills, developing into a poetic storyteller and emotionally convincing singer with few equals.

The fruits of those labours are now vividly on display in his latest collection of songs, Up Against The Sky. The relaxed and intimate feel of the record reflects its method of creation. “I focused a lot on tones and the vibe, rather than strategic parts on this one. Many of these tunes were sung and played at the same time, and that prevented me from being able to go back and edit, forcing a little more honesty.”

 

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

 

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

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with MRS. MINIVAR, 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.

 
Sep
1
Wed
THE THIRD MAN: Classic Film Fest
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm
THE THIRD MAN: Classic Film Fest

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 an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to brilliant performances by Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles; Anton Karas’s evocative zither score; Graham Greene’s razor-sharp dialogue; and Robert Krasker’s dramatic use of light and shadow, The Third Man, directed by the inimitable Carol Reed, only grows in stature as the years pass.

*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
15
Wed
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7: Classic Film Fest
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7: Classic Film Fest

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 portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

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

 

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