Join us for this King’s Theatre Fundraiser with beloved singer-songwriter Susan Crowe and a great mix of local talent. This will be a fun night to celebrate our community and help support the theatre.
Susan was the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards English songwriter of the year and has been nominated for two Juno Awards. She is a long-time friend of King’s Theatre and we are thrilled to have her back on our stage!
6:00-6:30pm Bagpipes on the Street
6:15pm Doors open to Food, Drink and Music on the deck
7:30 Showtime on Stage with Susan Crowe and Friends
Local performers include:
Kim Gunn and David Kirk on Bagpipes.
(Photo by Lawrence Powell.)
Rosie & Nathan:
Rose Meuse, Flute and Nathan Waterman, Guitar
Harvey Marcotte: Vocal, Guitar, Mandolin, Violin
Harvey Marcotte is a folk-roots singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Bear River.
Jane Seary and Cripple Creek
Jane Seary: vocals, Bob Peck: rhythm guitar, Michael Donnelly: lead acoustic guitar and banjo, Harold Clapp: electric bass
Jane Seary and Cripple Creak are local musicians focusing on original music with an eclectic number of influences including folk, pop and rock.
Theresa Lynn Porter’s sings everything from wartime favorites to classic rock, new country to old jazz and blues. Mike Donnelly has been playing since he was a teen and is a wealth of knowledge about singers, songwriters and music styles. Harold Clapp started playing guitar in Quebec sixty years ago and bought his Hofner Beatle Bass at a dance in northern Manitoba in the early seventies.
James Stevenson Blues Band
James plays guitar with ease and grace in many genres from country, gospel to jazz. He has been recognized for his capabilities by a wide variety of audience at many events over the years. Born into a musical family in Annapolis Royal in 1940, he taught himself to play guitar at the age of 13. “I started on a beat-up guitar and played it until there was only one string was left,” he said. “And then I played on that string until there was nothing left.”
James Stevenson: Guitar, Caleb Miles: Guitar, Noah Scanlan: Bass, Duncan Draper: Drums.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Members: $26.00, Advance: $28.00, Door: $30.00, Students (with ID) and Youth (under 18): $8.00.
All prices include HST.
As a follow-up to her hit show Lisa Brokop: The Patsy Cline Project, Lisa has developed a new concert experience that country music fans will NOT want to miss!
Through hit songs and heartfelt stories, Lisa Brokop: Legendary Ladies of Country will celebrate several of the female pioneers in country music who inspired and influenced Lisa’s own career. Featuring hits from Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris and more. Lisa Brokop’s own favorites from her award-winning albums such as Better Off Broken, Wildflower, and Take That will also be included. This musical tour tips its hat to the talented women of country.
It’s not often – in fact, some might say very rare – for an artist to have an enduring musical career. In a day and age when most artists barely flicker for a moment before fading out of the spotlight, Lisa Brokop is set to celebrate 20 remarkable years of singing, songwriting and performing.
What’s the secret to her success? “I love what I do,” says Brokop. “Every note I sing, whether in the studio or from the stage, is true. It hasn’t always been an easy road. There have been many curves, bumps and detours. But really, it is the love of the music that motivates each step I take in the business. It keeps me moving forward. And I think fans feel and appreciate that love.”
Lisa’s love affair with performing began in suburban Vancouver, British Columbia. As a baby, it was clear to her parents that she was special – She was singing before she could talk! By the age of 7, she was on stage with her musical mother and brother, performing everything from polkas to Kenny Rogers’ classics. By age 12, she was sitting in with other Vancouver bands, and went professional at age 15 when she joined a touring band. A year later she began a solo career and released “Daddy Sing To Me”, the first of a string of successful singles from her independent debut album My Love.
At the age of 19, Lisa landed the lead female role in the feature film Harmony Cats. The movie, in which Lisa plays a country singer who leaves home in search of a big break in Nashville, proved to be prophetic. Shortly after filming wrapped, and on the strength of her very first Nashville showcase, Lisa was signed to Capitol Records. Over the next three years, she released two critically acclaimed albums, the Canadian-certified Gold record Every Little Girls Dream and the self-titled Lisa Brokop, which garnered hits such as “Give Me a Ring Sometime,” “Take That,” “Before He Kissed Me,” and “She Can’t Save Him.” In 1995, the prestigious Academy of Country Music recognized Lisa with an award nomination for Top New Female Vocalist.
In 1998, Lisa signed with Sony Nashville/Columbia Records and released When You Get To Be You featuring the hit singles “What’s Not To Love,” “How Do I Let Go” and the top-10 smash hit “Better Off Broken.”
Now comfortably established in her adopted home of Nashville, Tennessee, she took some time away from the rigors of the road and discovered a hidden wellspring of songwriting talent, which gave her renewed self-respect, strength and determination. The result was Undeniable, a Canadian independent album that saw Lisa recognized with a series of Canadian Country Music Awards, including two nods for Independent Song of the Year for the hits “Something Undeniable” and “I’d Like to See You Try,” and three consecutive trophy wins for Independent Female Artist of the Year.
It was during this time that Lisa really began to get noticed for her songwriting abilities. All ten songs on Undeniable were co-written by Lisa and before long other stars were recording tracks she penned, including Reba McEntire, Terri Clark and Pam Tillis.
In 2004, Lisa signed with Curb/Asylum Records and released a breathtaking collection of songs entitled Hey, Do You Know Me. From the poignant title track to classic ballads like “Just a Girl” and “Try Me Again Around Midnight,” Lisa crafted an album that she was truly proud of – a perfect combination of compelling music and gripping lyrics.
Brokop’s seventh album, Beautiful Tragedy was released in August 2008 on the independent Ellbea Records label and featured the top-20 hit “Break It”. Eleven of the album’s twelve tracks were co-written by Brokop and all tracks were produced by Brokop and her husband Paul Jefferson. Lisa and Paul welcomed baby Ivy into their lives in August 2009. The couple released a duo project The Jeffersons in 2011.
In 2013, Lisa returned to commercial country radio and had success with songs “Let It Burn” and “Love Me If You Can” both of which were produced by fellow Canadian superstar Carolyn Dawn Johnson.
Ready to begin a yet another new chapter, Brokop is in the process of putting together the new musical venture, “Lisa Brokop: The Patsy Cline Project”. Lisa will be paying homage to one of country music’s greatest ladies with some of Cline’s classic hits like “Sweet Dreams” and “Walkin After Midnight” as well as some of her own material specifically written for the project.
“I’ll be coming full circle with this project”, Brokop says. ” When I first started singing, I would sing some of Patsy’s song because I didn’t have my own. They are still among some of my favorites today and I am so excited to have the opportunity to honor this amazing lady and the incredible music she gave us!”
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Members: $28, Advance: $30, Door: $32, Youth/Student: $8
All prices include HST.T.
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Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal
Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) returns for its fourth season. Atlantic Canada’s only summer contemporary dance festival presents leading artists and companies on the leading edge of Canadian contemporary dance and classic landmark productions from the past. This year’s festival has been curated to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary and celebrates the diversity of our country and its rich dance history!
On stage this season:
Sara does a Solo (Some nudity)
Lighted Rooms (Some coarse language)
- Sara Does a Solo – a visceral playful one-woman dance and theatre performance and a fearless account of aging, created and performed by the multi-talented, technically superb and “wickedly funny” Sarah Porter.
Lighted Rooms – The critically acclaimed Company of Angels is back with a teasing and touching blend of dance, personal stories, music and poetry. The result is outrageous, feisty and truly memorable. It’s not how old you are; it’s how you are old. – Jules Renard
Tickets on sale now!
Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal
Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) returns for its fourth season. Atlantic Canada’s only summer contemporary dance festival presents leading artists and companies on the leading edge of Canadian contemporary dance and classic landmark productions from the past. This year’s festival has been curated to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary and celebrates the diversity of our country and its rich dance history.
Boys Will Be Men (Adult Content. Some offensive language.)
- World Premiere – This original work commissioned by FODAR fuses contemporary and traditional flamenco performed by Maria Osende and Megan Matheson Hamilton.
- Native American Hoop Dance – Originally from the Mohawk First Nation of Kahnawake, dancer and choreographer Barbara Diabo specializes in both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dance.
- Sacred Garden (1986) – A hauntingly beautiful duet created by David Earle, one of Canada’s most celebrated and passionate choreographers.
Boys Will Be Men (1985) – A mischievous yet poignant duet exploring themes of relationships, gender and power, performed by Toronto-based dancers Michael Caldwell and Louis Laberge Côté.
Tickets on sale now!