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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.

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
25
Sun
Auditions: Annapolis District Drama Group
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm

AUDITIONS

The Annapolis District Drama Group will produce the comedy, LOVE, SEX. and the  I.R.S at King’s Theatre on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2019. Directed by Miles Leahy.

Auditions for this play will take place at King’s Theatre on Sunday August 25 and Monday August 26 from 6-8 p.m. If you are interested in auditioning for a part and cannot make those dates, contact  Miles Leahy at 902-499-6333 or by email at  [email protected] 

 

 

The characters in the play are as follows:

  • Kate Dennis                                   female, age 18-25
  • Leslie Arthur                                  male, age 18-25
  • Mr. Jansen                                      male, age 40 plus
  • Jon Trachtman                               male, age 18-25
  • Floyd Spinner                                 male, age 30 plus
  • Vivian Trachtman                          female, age 40 plus
  • Connie                                             female, age 18-25
  • Arnold Grunion                              male age 30 plus
Aug
26
Mon
Auditions: Annapolis District Drama Group
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm

AUDITIONS

The Annapolis District Drama Group will produce the comedy, LOVE, SEX. and the  I.R.S at King’s Theatre on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2019. Directed by Miles Leahy.

Auditions for this play will take place at King’s Theatre on Sunday August 25 and Monday August 26 from 6-8 p.m. If you are interested in auditioning for a part and cannot make those dates, contact  Miles Leahy at 902-499-6333 or by email at  [email protected] 

 

 

The characters in the play are as follows:

  • Kate Dennis                                   female, age 18-25
  • Leslie Arthur                                  male, age 18-25
  • Mr. Jansen                                      male, age 40 plus
  • Jon Trachtman                               male, age 18-25
  • Floyd Spinner                                 male, age 30 plus
  • Vivian Trachtman                          female, age 40 plus
  • Connie                                             female, age 18-25
  • Arnold Grunion                              male age 30 plus
Sep
6
Fri
JP CORMIER – Tee-up Concert
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm

We are excited to welcome the one and only JP CORMIER back to King’s Theatre to kick off the 11th Annual Tournament of King’s!

 

 

Thanks to our Official Concert Sponsor Hutchins Pharmacy

JP CORMIER: At the age of 5, JP began teaching himself to play the guitar. At 9, he won his first guitar competition against 30 other players 4 times his age. By his mid teens, he was playing a variety of stringed instruments, including the fiddle, mandolin and banjo. He recorded his first album of bluegrass instrumentals at 16, which led to 10 years of living and performing in the US. His time there included many memorable nights at the Grand Ole Opry with artists such as Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Charlie Louvin and Vince Gill.

Since returning to Canada, JP has released over a dozen award-winning albums. His impressive body of work has earned him a loyal fan base and multiple award nominations and wins. He continues to dazzle and delight audiences while performing 250 shows a year.

 

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. 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.