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Mar
3
Sun
BETTY BELMORE, BILL STEVENSON, TOM EASLEY & ALAN JEFFRIES – Blues, jazz, roots & classic country
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

BILL STEVENSON: In over 50 years as a musician, Bill recorded for Elektra Records while still in his teens, opened for the Doors, backed up John Lee Hooker, performed and recorded in bands behind some of Canada’s best loved musicians. He has hosted his own National radio series for CBC. He has been a contributing side man to multi-award winning albums by Garrett Mason, David Myles, James Hill, Thom Swift, Hot Toddy Trio and includes his own win with a 2008 ECMA for Jazz/Blues Recording (For The Record).

BETTY BELMORE: With over 45 years experience in Canada’s music industry, singer/songwriter Betty Belmore lends her soulful intimacy to a repertoire of new and old. Whether obscure old-time, blues and jazz gems, honky-tonk yodels or contemporary folk songs, her voice reflects her rich, story telling heritage and finds a home. She’s performed and recorded with Jesse Winchester, Gene MacLellan, Stan Rogers, Denny Doherty, Peter Rowan, Flaco Jiminez and Bill Monroe. She is particularly known for her ear in harmony singing and reviving rare, old songs from the roots of early country, blues and old-time music of North America by giving them new life with unique harmonies and instrumentation.

TOM EASLEY: Bassist, composer, and educator Tom Easley has earned a reputation as one of Eastern Canada’s finest jazz bassists. Two-time East Coast Music Award Winner, Maple Blues Winner and multiple award nominee, Tom co-lead the music group Hot Toddy for a decade; co-producing seven CDs and performing at major jazz and blues festivals all across Canada, Europe and the United States. Tom is also a member of the award winning group Nine Steps.

ALAN JEFFRIES has been called one of the best guitar players in Nova Scotia by the likes of JP Cormier, and his band is celebrated as one of the best Bluegrass bands in the biz. A resident of Annapolis Royal, Alan tours with David Myles and is well-known to audiences worldwide. He was named the 2005 Atlantic Canada Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Association’s Bluegrass Guitar Player of the Year. He recently returned to his roots to launch his solo career and debut album, Coffee ‘til Midnight.


 

 

TICKETS:

  • General : $24.35 + hst
  • Members: $20.85  + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Mar
8
Fri
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her ‘sister’ in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones — and change the course of history.

Length: 2h 05m
Drama

Director: Josie Rourke

Writers: Beau Willimon, Michael Hirst, Penelope Skinner, John Guy

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community movie partners Annapolis Home Hardware and Tripp’s Gallery,

Mar
9
Sat
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her ‘sister’ in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones — and change the course of history.

Length: 2h 05m
Drama

Director: Josie Rourke

Writers: Beau Willimon, Michael Hirst, Penelope Skinner, John Guy

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community movie partners Annapolis Home Hardware and Tripp’s Gallery,

Mar
10
Sun
Shelley Marshall’s HOLD MOMMY’S CIGARETTE
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm

This is a stunning story of an unfiltered life, written and performed by Shelley Marshall of Bear River and directed by Linda Kash. It took 10 years for Hamilton-born Marshall to create the work, the worthwhile result of resilience, recovery, and reflection while exploring many the genres of performance; clown, stand-up, improv, buffoon, and play.

The response has been spectacular, touching people so deeply that audiences have lined up over a hour to share their own stories with her. It’s been described as raw and sweet, funny and heart-breaking all at once, an emotional romp from heart-wrenching to gut laughing. “She had you in the palm of your hand from the opening scene”, said one patron, while another said “Shelley Marshall was so brilliant! It really is very emotional to watch her story come to life. But the fact it could be so bloody funny as well?”

For five years, old Mommy’s Cigarette was been a sold-out success in theatres in Toronto and surrounding cities, receiving Gold in the category of “Best Theatre Production” in 2013, “Best New Discovery” by Now Magazine, and nominated “Best Female Stand Up” in Canada by the Canadian Comedy Awards. Marshall has hosted the popular, televised Hamilton Music Awards for the past four years.

In light of the national acclaim she has garnered, what makes Hold Mommy’s Cigarette such a success to Shelley personally is the attention it has contributed in raising mental health awareness. “I knew creating works of art that expressed my experience, my truth, and my understanding, were what would bring a joyful purpose to my life. I feel I not only have an opportunity, but an obligation, to convey a message that can help people heal.” Quickly blazing an uncharted trail, this comedic icon won’t be slowing down any time soon.

Marshall, who has recently settled in Bear River, Nova Scotia, invites you to come to her show with an open mind and promises you’ll leave with a full heart.

*Mature Content*

 

 

PRICES:

  • General : $26.10  + hst
  • Members: $22.60 + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Mar
12
Tue
COLD WAR
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm

Set during the eponymous state of geopolitical tension following World War II, Cold War is a portrait of the complex relationship between two doomed lovers and their country.

An epic, visually arresting love story spanning borders and decades by master filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski, director of the Academy Award–winning Ida, Cold War employs a luminous black-and-white palette and is beautifully and deliberately composed, the fluidity of its roving camerawork washing over you like a dream.

Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) is a talent scout travelling through rural Poland to recruit artists for a music and dance ensemble. When Zula (Joanna Kulig), a determined woman with a streak of darkness, sings for him, he is instantly entranced. As it becomes clear that the ensemble is forming a Stalinist agenda, Wiktor and Zula defect to the west side of the Iron Curtain while on tour. The two then embark on a tempestuous love affair that is as syncopated and elliptical as the jazz that infuses the film. Both are hardened but damaged survivors of their circumstances, weighed down by a lifetime of compromises and the omnipresent necessity of self-interest. In times of peace, they take each other for granted, but in times of extreme hardship, they always reunite with a crystallized sense of perspective and purpose.

  • Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Starring Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot
  • Poland / France / UK ·
    Polish, French, Russian, German, Italian, and Croatian w/ English subtitles
  • Rated NR · 1h 28m

 

“This is the refined work of an artist at the peak of his powers, and, dare we say it, a masterpiece.” – CineVue

“It’s visually stunning, passionate, wistful, and thoughtful in equal measure.” – Vulture

“The crystalline black-and-white cinematography exalts its moments of intimate grimness and its dreamlike showpieces of theatrical display. It is an elliptical, episodic story of imprisonment and escape, epic in scope.” –The Guardian

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community partners Kew Furniture, Bailey House B&B, and Bridgetown Clock.

Mar
16
Sat
BIZET’S CARMEN – Met Opera
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

The opera takes place in and around Seville, a city that, by the time Carmen was written, had already served many operatic composers as an exotic setting conducive to erotic intrigues and turmoil (Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, among others). The hometown of Don Juan, the city also inspired Mozart with Don Giovanni, and Beethoven used Seville as the setting for a study of marital fidelity in Fidelio.

  • Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 21 mins
  • Sung In French, Met titles in English

     

 

 

 

TICKETS:

  • $13.90  + hst Member Price
  • $17.40  + hst General Price
  • $  6.95  + hst Youth Price

 

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Mar
17
Sun
ROYAL WOOD
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm

One of Canada’s most popular and prolific singer-songwriters, ROYAL WOOD, plays King’s Theatre on Sunday March 17 at 2:00pm. The multi Juno Award nominated musician is on tour with his band (Royal Wood on lead vocals, piano/keyboard & guitar, Steve Zsirai on bass & vocals, and Carleigh Aikins & Alanna Stuart on vocals).

The show will open with Kerri Ough (The Good Lovelies), who is releasing her new solo album “One Day Soon” and has just finished a massive tour with The Good Lovelies in support of their latest album. She will be accompanied by bassist Ben Whitely.

 

PRICES:

  • $29.55 + hst  Members
  • $33.05  + hst General
  • $10.45 + hst  Youth

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Mar
21
Thu
KING’S THEATRE SOCIETY AGM
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm

The King’s Theatre Society’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday March 21 at 7:00pm,.

All are welcome to attend, but you must be a Member in good standing to vote or put your name forward to serve on the Board of Directors. Click here for more about Membership. Thanks for supporting King’s Theatre!

 

 

 

See Committee Reports and related documents below. Please note that we will not be providing paper copies.

ADDG Report 2018

Agenda 2018 AGM

Approved Budget 2019

Audit Report 2018 2nd Draft

Fundraising Report 2018

GM Report 2018

HR Report 2018

KFS Report 2018

King’s Shorts Report 2018

Membership Report 2018 AGM

Minutes of 2017 AGM

M&P Report 2018

Nominations Report 2018 AGM

Sound System Upgrade 2018 AGM

Special Events Report 2018 AGM

ToK Report 2018

Treasurers Report 2018 AGM

 

Mar
26
Tue
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm

 For the follow-up to his Oscar-winning hit and Film Circuit favourite Moonlight, Barry Jenkins returns with this moving period piece about a pregnant woman fighting to prove her fiancé’s innocence after he is wrongfully jailed for rape. Based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name, If Beale Street Could Talk marks the first English-language film adaptation of the legendary US writer and activist’s work.

Set in the early 1970s in the predominantly Latin American community of East Harlem, the film follows Tish (Kiki Layne), a 19-year-old woman who falls in love with Fonny (Stephan James), a young sculptor. Their brief idyll is broken when Fonny is suddenly arrested, placed in a police lineup—in which he is the only Black man—and framed for the rape of a local woman. Tish, who has just discovered she is pregnant, and her family must fight to prove Fonny’s innocence. With this thought-provoking and still-timely story, Jenkins manages to preserve both the politics and the romantic spirit of Baldwin’s celebration of the power of love and hope in times of despair.

One of the most highly anticipated films of the year, If Beale Street Could Talk reunites writer-director Jenkins with Moonlight’s powerhouse production team for a stunning and honest story of an American couple determined to fight for love, freedom and justice in their own society.

  • Directed by Barry Jenkins
  • Starring Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, and Colman Domingo
  • USA · English
  • Rated PG · 1h 50m

 

“Jenkins captures the humor, verve, and considerable complexity of the prose.” – The Playlist

“In some ways Beale feels less like a movie than a well-staged, meticulously shot play; a period piece that floats beyond its specific time and place and into the realm of allegory.” – Entertainment Weekly

“It’s a film with love at its root, both familial and romantic, and Jenkins fills so much of it with a radiating warmth.” –The Guardian

 

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community partners Kew Furniture, Bailey House B&B, and Bridgetown Clock.

Mar
29
Fri
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome YOUNG COMPANY PRODUCTIONS back to the King’s Theatre stage with an original production of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.

“Curiouser and curiouser”. And so begins Alice’s journey into Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland of entertaining encounters with a veritable host of bizarre creatures from a Dodo, Mock Turtle, dancing lobsters, and of course the White Rabbit and the March Hare. Young Company Productions is delighted to be back with a fresh and original adaptation of this well-loved and classic tale.

YCP has already brought forth the thought provoking and challenging ‘Mind-Shift’ presentation last spring, and on Canada Day the troupe had wowed audiences with their evocative production of ‘Shakespeare by The Shore’ at the Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre. Now they’re back and bigger than ever, rising to the challenge of bringing to life “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, this time on the main stage of Annapolis Royal’s King’s Theatre for three performances March 29, 30, and 31st.

Co-directors Linda Hulme-Leahy and Simon Bonnington are thrilled to be working with the cast of 29 keen and eager young thespians. And with their new adaptation, taken straight from Carroll‘s original text, they have free reign to craft the production for our local stage.

We very much hope you’ll enjoy the show. And if you don’t? “Off with their heads!”

Directed by Linda Hulme Leahy and Simon Bonnington

The Cast:

  • White Rabbit – Rhynn Winstead
  • Queen of Hearts – Lily Habinski
  • Edith – Mairéad MacInnis
  • Alice – Nina Habinski
  • Mouse – Soul Om Rae
  • Dodo – Sunna Bouchard-Todd
  • Eaglet – Sophie Bouchard-Todd
  • Lory – Wendy Johnson
  • Duck – Aneliese Froese
  • Pat – Cameron Chapman
  • Bill – Cayden Hudson
  • Caterpillar – Sam Cooper
  • Fish-Footman – Cullen Cybulski
  • Frog-Footman – Aidan Tenniswood
  • Duchess – Emma Tolson
  • Cook – Sara Abel
  • Cheshire Cat – Renea Barteaux
  • Mad Hatter – Bliss Om Rae
  • March Hare – Maddie Heard
  • Dormouse – Maura Scranton
  • Two of Spades – Vaughn Winstead
  • Five of Spades – Oliver Bonnington
  • Seven of Spades – Sophia Haley
  • King of Hearts – David Katzur
  • Knave of Hearts – Corin Rector
  • Hedgehog – Liam Winstead
  • Executioner – Gidjet Clark
  • Gryphon – Shaunessey Barteaux
  • Mock Turtle – Alex Hancock

 

Performance Schedule:

  • Friday March 29 at 7:00pm
  • Saturday March 30 at 7:00pm
  • Sunday March 31 at 2:00pm

PRICES:

  • Adult : $12.00
  • Youth: $6.00

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the Door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.