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May
25
Sat
JAMES MULLINGER – Comedy
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

British comedian James Mullinger has taken Canada by storm. Sold out shows across the country, appearances on CBC’s The Debaters, movies, TV shows, festivals, awards, magazines, stand up specials – since moving to Atlantic Canada four years ago he’s done it all.

James tours extensively to packed houses across Canada and England. A big budget movie had been made about his early years in stand up (starring actors from Twilight, Downton Abbey and Notting Hill and comedians such as Jimmy Carr, Gilbert Gottfried, Mike Ward and Pete Zedlacher). It was described by NME as the “funniest film of the year,” “unmissable” by GQ Magazine and “essential viewing. A funny, realistic look at what it takes to become a stand up comedian,” by the Montreal Times. Watch the trailer here.

James is one of the Canada’s biggest cheerleaders. He loves it here and spends his time promoting it across the world and raising money for charities and non-profits. James has raised more than $100,000 for Canadian charities. He has also become one of Canada’s top comics, being nominated for both a Just For Laughs comedy award and a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Show.

PRICES:

  • General : $29.55  + hst
  • Members: $26.10+ 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.

Jul
7
Sun
42nd STREET – Broadway Musical
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Legendary Broadway Production in HD

One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.

Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh. She gets a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady. Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer!

Filmed at London’s Theatre Royal the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This eye-watering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.

Runtime: 2 hours 35 minutes

 

 

TICKETS:

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

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.

Jul
28
Sun
TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK – MIRACLE MAN
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Theatre is thrilled to present the internationally acclaimed vaudevillian performer TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK. Magician, mime, illusionist, theatrical stuntman, Tomáš Kubínek makes his audiences laugh out of sheer wonder and delight.  He follows a noble tradition of physical comedy.

 

A collision of theatre and music-hall, his exuberant one-man show is equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irresistible charm. He’s known as a COMIC GENIUS, VIRTUOSO VAUDEVILLIAN, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.

After a sold-out run on Broadway, The New York Times lauded his work as “Absolutely expert!

His latest creation, TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK – MIRACLE MAN, is a rip-roaring revival of strong-man stunts, couples-counseling, snake-healings, and mass-hypnosis that leaves audiences dazed, beaming and in love with life once again.

*The performance, intended for an adult audience, is an utterly original mix of comedy, circus, and vaudeville, this is unlike anything you have ever seen at King’s Theatre. TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK is a phenomenon not to be missed.*

“Masterfully played comedy…That secret mixture of DARING, TALENT, AND UTTER FOOLISHNESS…” – Santa Fe Reporter

“HILARIOUS and enormously talented.” -TimeOut, London

 “The audience sits transfixed, gleefully awaiting each new moment of MAD BRILLIANCE.”
— Badische Zeitung, Germany

 

Tomáš Kubínek was born in Prague and at the age of 3 was smuggled out of the country by his parents to escape the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. After two months in a refugee camp in Austria, the Kubínek family was granted asylum in Canada and it was there, in St. Catharines, Ontario, that Tomáš, age 5, witnessed his first circus. He became passionately interested in clowns, circus, theater and magic and his perplexed yet well-adjusted parents took him to see every show that passed through town. At age 9 he presented his first performance before a circle of elderly magicians. By age 13 he had an agent. He performed in coffee-houses between folk-music acts and while still in his teens, he made his circus debut with a Brazilian clown duo as the rear half of a two-person horse. His tireless experiments in the art of live performance led to the creation of his award-winning solo stage shows which play to capacity crowds at theaters, international arts festivals, and in television broadcasts throughout the world.

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

 

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
13
Tue
FODAR Opening Night – Strictly Ballroom
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

FODAR OPENING NIGHT : STRICTLY BALLROOM

Before Australia, The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge there was Strictly Ballroom.

 DANCE on FILM NIGHT presents Baz Luhrmann’s first feature film

  • Winner – Cannes Film Festival (1992)
  • Winner – TIFF (1992)
  • Winner – BAFTA (1993)
  • Winner – Edinburgh International Film Festival (2008)
  • Winner – Almost Everywhere!

When a young ballroom champion defies an all-powerful dance Federation by performing his own steps, his dream of winning the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix is shattered. But help comes from an unexpected quarter.

“Baz Luhrmann’s most charming, entertaining film; the opening chapter in a career that exploded like a dynamite-rigged disco.” The Guardian

Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Fifth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. The festival opens August 13 with Dance on Film Night. Four days of spectacular dance on stage follow with Program 1 and Program 2 on alternating nights.

The story of how “Strictly Ballroom” was made is as entertaining as the film. Strictly Ballroom from Stage to Screen:

 

TICKETS available at the door.

Regular: $12

 

 

Aug
14
Wed
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 1
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm

Program 1 showcases the dynamic and athletic Throwdown Collective; a modern dance classic– Mr. Pinhead with an all-Nova Scotian cast; and an excerpt from the traditional/contemporary indigenous dance work, Sky Dancers: Bridges.

Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Fifth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. The festival opens August 13 with Dance on Film Night. Four days of spectacular dance on stage follow with Program 1 and Program 2 on alternating nights.


PROGRAM 1

Wednesday, August 14. 8:00 pm & Friday, August 16. 8:00 pm

Sky Dancers: Bridges – Excerpt

Created by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo (Choreographer) and Michael Diabo (Composer.

Performed by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo (Montreal)

In 1907 when the Quebec Bridge collapsed during construction, 33 Mohawk ironworkers from the small reserve of Kahnawake fell to their deaths. This contemporary dance piece combines traditional and contemporary Indigenous dance and music to bring this story to life.

 Various Concert

Throwdown Collective (Toronto)

Created and performed by Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson

Throwdown Collective has been creating contemporary physically dynamic work for both stage and en plein air since 2008. This includes three site-specific commissions for Toronto’s Dusk Dances which played across Canada and at Jacob’s Pillow’s 85th Anniversary Celebration. Various Concert, their first work for the stage, garnered the 2015 dance: made in canada Audience Choice Award and the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography.

Mr. Pinhead

Created by Randy Glynn performed by a Nova Scotia cast

Choreographer, dancer and teacher, Randy Glynn has been an influential figure in the world of Canadian contemporary dance for over three decades. He is currently Artistic Director of Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal and Live Art Dance (Halifax).

Premiered in 1995, Mr. Pinhead is built entirely on ballroom dance vocabulary. It is the coming-of-age story of a timid young ballroom dancer, his overbearing parents and his triumphant escape from their grasp. Acclaimed by audiences and critics for its innovation and entertaining approach to its subject matter, Mr. Pinhead’s themes still resonate today.

“You will be amazed by Glynn’s vision and feeling, his ability to dignify and deepen ordinary experience.” The Globe and Mail

 

 

 

TICKETS on sale now

  • Regular: $25
  • Youth: $12
  • Program 1 and 2 Package: $44 (if purchasing package online, please note requested show dates)

 

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
15
Thu
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 2
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm

Program 2 showcases three memorable solos by emerging choreographer/dancer Naishi Wang; Halifax-based choreographer/dancer Lydia Zimmer; and contemporary dance icon Peggy Baker, in a poignant work of text and motion.

Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Fifth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. The festival opens August 13 with Dance on Film Night. Four days of spectacular dance on stage follow with Program 1 and Program 2 on alternating nights.

PROGRAM 2

Thursday, August 15. 8:00 pm & Saturday, August 17. 8:00 pm

unmoored

  • Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Toronto)
  • Performed by Peggy Baker
  • Choreography by Sara Chase

“In 2003 I turned to the dance artist Sarah Chase to make a work for me. Sarah creates in a genre she describes as dancestories, and preliminary to working together she set me the task of writing two stories for every year of my life… Sarah and I worked together to distill my writing as a dancestory titled unmoored. The episodes I recount in unmoored describe events during the 20-year arc of my marriage to the musician, composer, and disability rights activist, Ahmed Hassan.” Peggy Baker

“Peggy is a true dance bohemian: she knows how to play up against contemporary orthodoxy and turn it on its head. It’s why she is a great artist…There is always method in what she does, but what she does is always unexpected and always a joy to watch…” Mikhail Baryshnikov

Taking Breath

Created and performed by Naishi Wang (Toronto)

Born in Changchun, China, Naishi Wang began his dance training at Jilin College of Art and Beijing Dance Academy. Performing with Toronto Dance Theatre for 9 years Naishi is now creating his own works. Taking Breath explores how we take breathing and the air we breathe, for granted. What is it like without breathing? How does breathing affect our movement, our thoughts? When does breathing start to mean something? When will air start to matter to us?

Sonderling

Created and Performed by Lydia Zimmer (Halifax)

Moving between Toronto and Halifax, Lydia Zimmer is emerging as an unorthodox dancer and audacious choreographer. In Sonderling she has created a geometric and dark work inspired by an Irish rhyme from the 1700s. This absorbing piece explores eccentricity and letting the dark side out. “When does the methodical and organized become a form of derangement? How do our actions accumulate over a lifetime?”

 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

  • Regular: $25
  • Youth: $12
  • Program 1 and 2 Package: $44 (if purchasing package online, please note requested show dates)

 

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
16
Fri
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 1
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm

Program 1 showcases the dynamic and athletic Throwdown Collective; a modern dance classic– Mr. Pinhead with an all-Nova Scotian cast; and an excerpt from the traditional/contemporary indigenous dance work, Sky Dancers: Bridges.

Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Fifth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. The festival opens August 13 with Dance on Film Night. Four days of spectacular dance on stage follow with Program 1 and Program 2 on alternating nights.

PROGRAM 1

Wednesday, August 14. 8:00 pm & Friday, August 16. 8:00 pm

Sky Dancers: Bridges – Excerpt

Created by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo (Choreographer) and Michael Diabo (Composer.

Performed by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo (Montreal)

In 1907 when the Quebec Bridge collapsed during construction, 33 Mohawk ironworkers from the small reserve of Kahnawake fell to their deaths. This contemporary dance piece combines traditional and contemporary Indigenous dance and music to bring this story to life.

 Various Concert

Throwdown Collective (Toronto)

Created and performed by Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson

Throwdown Collective has been creating contemporary physically dynamic work for both stage and en plein air since 2008. This includes three site-specific commissions for Toronto’s Dusk Dances which played across Canada and at Jacob’s Pillow’s 85th Anniversary Celebration. Various Concert, their first work for the stage, garnered the 2015 dance: made in canada Audience Choice Award and the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography.

Mr. Pinhead

Created by Randy Glynn performed by a Nova Scotia cast

Choreographer, dancer and teacher, Randy Glynn has been an influential figure in the world of Canadian contemporary dance for over three decades. He is currently Artistic Director of Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal and Live Art Dance (Halifax).

Premiered in 1995, Mr. Pinhead is built entirely on ballroom dance vocabulary. It is the coming-of-age story of a timid young ballroom dancer, his overbearing parents and his triumphant escape from their grasp. Acclaimed by audiences and critics for its innovation and entertaining approach to its subject matter, Mr. Pinhead’s themes still resonate today.

“You will be amazed by Glynn’s vision and feeling, his ability to dignify and deepen ordinary experience.” The Globe and Mail

 

 

 

TICKETS on sale now

  • Regular: $25
  • Youth: $12
  • Program 1 and 2 Package: $44  (if purchasing package online, please note requested show dates)

 

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
17
Sat
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 2
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm

Program 2 showcases three memorable solos by emerging choreographer/dancer Naishi Wang; Halifax-based choreographer/dancer Lydia Zimmer; and contemporary dance icon Peggy Baker, in a poignant work of text and motion.

Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Fifth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. The festival opens August 13 with Dance on Film Night. Four days of spectacular dance on stage follow with Program 1 and Program 2 on alternating nights.

unmoored

  • Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Toronto)
  • Performed by Peggy Baker
  • Choreography by Sara Chase

“In 2003 I turned to the dance artist Sarah Chase to make a work for me. Sarah creates in a genre she describes as dancestories, and preliminary to working together she set me the task of writing two stories for every year of my life… Sarah and I worked together to distill my writing as a dancestory titled unmoored. The episodes I recount in unmoored describe events during the 20-year arc of my marriage to the musician, composer, and disability rights activist, Ahmed Hassan.” Peggy Baker

“Peggy is a true dance bohemian: she knows how to play up against contemporary orthodoxy and turn it on its head. It’s why she is a great artist…There is always method in what she does, but what she does is always unexpected and always a joy to watch…” Mikhail Baryshnikov

Taking Breath

Created and performed by Naishi Wang (Toronto)

Born in Changchun, China, Naishi Wang began his dance training at Jilin College of Art and Beijing Dance Academy. Performing with Toronto Dance Theatre for 9 years Naishi is now creating his own works. Taking Breath explores how we take breathing and the air we breathe, for granted. What is it like without breathing? How does breathing affect our movement, our thoughts? When does breathing start to mean something? When will air start to matter to us?

Sonderling

Created and Performed by Lydia Zimmer (Halifax)

Moving between Toronto and Halifax, Lydia Zimmer is emerging as an unorthodox dancer and audacious choreographer. In Sonderling she has created a geometric and dark work inspired by an Irish rhyme from the 1700s. This absorbing piece explores eccentricity and letting the dark side out. “When does the methodical and organized become a form of derangement? How do our actions accumulate over a lifetime?”

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

  • Regular: $25
  • Youth: $12
  • Program 1 and 2 Package: $44 (if purchasing package online, please note requested show dates)

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

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

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

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

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.

 

REFUND/EXCHANGE POLICY: We do not give cash refunds but are happy to give a full credit for future purchases if tickets are cancelled with a 24-hour notice. Click here for more information about ticket policies.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

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

Rings Through Water is new creation that uses ethereal choral singing, contemporary and traditional Indigenous dance, along with powerful text and theatrical presentation, to tell three short stories about water.  

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.

Check out this great review in The Coast

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 Ensemble
  • Christina Murray, conductor
  • Deantha Edmunds, soprano
  • Sarain Fox, dancer

 

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

  • Member Price: $24.35 + HST = $28
  • General Price: $27.83 + HST =  $32
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + HST  = $12

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.

 

Thanks to ANNAPOLIS INVESTMENTS in RURAL OPPORTUNITY for their support.

 

 

REFUND/EXCHANGE POLICY: We do not give cash refunds but are happy to give a full credit for future purchases if tickets are cancelled with a 24-hour notice. Click here for more information about ticket policies.

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