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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

 

Apr
4
Thu
KING’S SHORTS Auditions
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm

King’s Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays, is looking for 23 actors/actresses or aspiring actors/actresses (one female, age 8 and males and females, 18 to 70) to perform in eight short plays to be staged during the Festival on June 14-16, 2019.

Anyone interested in being cast in one of the Shorts is invited to attend AUDITIONS at King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal:

Thursday, April 4 at 7:00pm or Saturday, April 6 at 10:00am.

Please bring a short (less than 5-minute) prepared piece to be read. Additional material will also be available to read to the Festival directors.

If you are unable to attend and are still interested in participating or want more information, please contact Verilea Ellis.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Apr
6
Sat
KING’S SHORTS Auditions
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

King’s Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays, is looking for 23 actors/actresses or aspiring actors/actresses (one female, age 8 and males and females, 18 to 70) to perform in eight short plays to be staged during the Festival on June 14-16, 2019.

Anyone interested in being cast in one of the Shorts is invited to attend AUDITIONS at King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal:

Thursday, April 4 at 7:00pm or Saturday, April 6 at 10:00am.

Please bring a short (less than 5-minute) prepared piece to be read. Additional material will also be available to read to the Festival directors.

If you are unable to attend and are still interested in participating or want more information, please contact Verilea Ellis.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

May
20
Mon
COCO LOVE ALCORN SINGING WORKSHOP
May 20 @ 7:00 pm
Come sing with Coco Love Alcorn and her bassist Connor Walsh!
For 2 hours Coco will teach songs, lead improvisation exercises, and demonstrate how non-scary and fun singing together can be! We will make some joyful noise and soulful sounds as we playfully jump into the middle of the moment together.
 
Coco’s workshops create a space safe for challenging our comfort zones and enjoying a truly connected experience. Together we will explore harmony, groove, blend and our creative sides.

“Since releasing Wonderland (fall 2016) I have had the joy of visiting and singing with dozens of choirs across Canada and beyond. It all started in the fall of 2014 when I uploaded a video to YouTube singing a song I had just written called “The River”. Within months, choirs had started singing this song and I hadn’t even stepped into the studio yet!

 

I knew that I wanted to visit and sing with as many of these choirs as possible.And so I have been, and loving every minute of it: To show up in each new town and be immediately embraced by a community of people who sing together is an incredible thing. I have always loved to sing for people, but to sing with them is an even greater joy. I have found a new passion and my new calling. If I haven’t met you yet, I would love to!” – Coco
PRICES:
  • Adults: $30 (including HST)
  • Youth: FREE!

Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone (902-532-7704), at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the workshop.

 

“When I’m looking with my heart, beautiful is all I see.” ~ Coco Love Alcorn, lyrics from Wonderland. #spiritsessions

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jun
1
Sat
‘FINDING FORTUNE’ BOOK LAUNCH – Brenda Thompson’s new book on Rose Fortune
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm

* Note later start time of 3:00pm *

All are welcome for the official book launch for Brenda Thompson’s new book “Finding Fortune: Documenting and Imagining the life of Rose Fortune (1774-1864)”. Hosted by The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal as part of their 100th Anniversary celebrations, come discover fascinating new details about the life of one of the town’s most legendary historical figures.

A daughter of runaway slaves, a Black Loyalist, the First Black Police Officer, business woman and friend of Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Rose Fortune was an amazing woman who lived in Annapolis Royal and became a legend known across Canada.

The Event is free and open to all.  Expected to run from 1-3pm, it will include author readings and Q&A discussion.

 

Jun
18
Tue
FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm

Special Event Celebrating National Garden Week

Doors open at 6:30pm for wine & cheese; displays from local garden groups; door prizes!

 

“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”
– Piet Oudolf

Thanks to our partners from the Historic Gardens, Champlain Garden Club, Bunchberry Nursury, Thexton’s Greenhouses, Bainton’s Books, Nikian Enterprises, Beswick Flowers, Annapolis Home Hardware Garden Centre, and Joy Elliot Landscape & Architectural Design.

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After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. The documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.

Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.

As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet.

Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.

 

 

Special Film Event Tickets:

$14 Adult, $13 with Film Buff Card. All prices include HST.

**YOUTH GET IN FREE TO THIS FILM.**

Doors will open at 6:30pm for wine & cheese. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Jun
26
Wed
JENNY DOAN TRUNK SHOW
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm

Presentation hosted by Quilts by the Bay

Jenny Doan is a well known quilter from Missouri. She’s coming to Nova Scotia to teach at three different retreats in Smith’s Cove at the Mountain Gap Resort, hosted by Quilts by the Bay. Although the retreats are full, there are still seats available for the trunk show held at the King’s Theatre!

 

 

To reserve and pay for your seat, call Debra Howard at Quilts by the Bay 902-245-6343 . Tickets will include the chance to win many door prizes. There’s only about 30 seats left available, so call Debra soon to reserve your ticket!

Jun
29
Sat
THE BLANKET EXERCISE
Jun 29 @ 3:30 pm

Reconciliation through Education and Understanding

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

It will take place on the Fort Anne Grounds on the other side of the sally port (rain location the Academy Gym), and will be followed by a light meal.

THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE. However, spaces are limited, so please Pre-register by emailing the Box Office <[email protected]> or by calling King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704.

Thank you to Adele and Bill MacDonald, who are supporting these events in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

 

 

That evening, you are invited to:

7:30-9:00 pm WE STORY THE LAND Film & Discussion at King’s Theatre

This half hour film by Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou follows seven paddlers from L’sitkuk First Nation in Bear River as they travel through the land, to reconnect with a part of their history and a part of themselves. The Bear River reserve boundary cuts the people of L’sitkuk off from their ancestors’ hunting and fishing grounds. But there are old canoe routes that leave from the reserve, and cross the territory; and people here are working to reclaim them.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the L’sitkuk First Nation who are featured in the film.

THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE.

Thank you to Adele and Bill MacDonald, who have sponsored these events in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

WE STORY THE LAND – Film & Discussion
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm
WE STORY THE LAND - Film & Discussion

WE STORY THE LAND

Film & Discussion at King’s Theatre

This half hour film by Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou follows seven paddlers from L’sitkuk First Nation in Bear River as they travel through the land, to reconnect with a part of their history and a part of themselves. The Bear River reserve boundary cuts the people of L’sitkuk off from their ancestors’ hunting and fishing grounds. But there are old canoe routes that leave from the reserve, and cross the territory; and people here are working to reclaim them.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the L’sitkuk First Nation who are featured in the film.

THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE.

Thank you to Adele and Bill MacDonald, who are supporting these events in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

 

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

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

 

 

*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.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.