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Jun
3
Sun
XARA Choral Theatre: RISE
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm

Xara Choral Theatre is breaking the boundaries of choral performance. Weaving together contemporary choral singing, movement, lighting, and spoken word, their breakthrough performances tell stories that are transformative for audiences and performers alike.

 

XARA CHORAL THEATRE invites you to celebrate ten years of choral innovation and the fiercely talented performers who have helped them make their mark, along with the stories that have inspired the work.

RISE is a collection of four short pieces of choral theatre. Each explores what it means to be a woman searching for agency and fighting for change while trying to honour her elders and her past. 

The ensemble will be joined by Xara alumnae, several young singers from our Chrysalis Youth Mentorship program, and guest artists Rebecca Thomas, and Michelle Raine. Each section of the show has been collaboratively developed with the featured artist and will include a re-imagined Greek myth, slam poetry, and vulnerable monologue. Music will vary from new works by Canadians Don Macdonald and Kim Baryluk to music by Finnish, Tamilian, and African-American composers.

The narratives that come alive through this show celebrate, affirm, challenge, and mourn the unique roles women play in our culture. It may leave you with new perspectives on the many ways of being a woman, a protector, and a bearer of history.

  • Top Women’s Choir in Canada, 2013
  • East Coast Music Award Nomination, 2016
  • National and regional touring Internationally recognized in the USA and Europe
Featured Artists
  • Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble
  • Xara Alumnae & Chrysalis Youth
  • Rebecca Thomas, poet
  • Michelle Raine, actor
  • Christina Murray, conductor
  • Jenny Trites, collaborative pianist
  • Claire Leger, choral choreographer
  • Matthew Downey, lighting designer
  • Jordyn Bochon, costume designer

 

Christina Murray, Co-Artistic Director & Conductor

 

 

Claire Leger, Co-Artistic Director & Choreographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun
10
Sun
Mozart’s COSI FAN TUTTE – Met Opera
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

 

  • Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 20 mins
  • Sung In Italian, Met Titles In English

 

Premiere: Vienna, Court Theater, 1790. The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così fan tutte was only moderately successful at its premiere and remained just outside the standard repertoire for more than a century. Così still poses unique challenges, and correspondingly unique rewards, for the public today. Every possible impression of love—from the loftiest to the basest—is explored in this extraordinary opera.

 

 

 

David Robertson

Conductor David Robertson

Amanda Majeski

Fiordiligi: Amanda Majeski

Serena Malfi

Dorabella: Serena Malfi

Kelli O'Hara

Despina: Kelli O’Hara

Ben Bliss

Ferrando: Ben Bliss

Bass-Baritone: Adam Plachetka

Christopher Maltman

Don Alfonso: Christopher Maltman

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Jun
15
Fri
KING’S SHORTS – 12th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm

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KING’S SHORTS 12th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays

Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm

Plays, Playwrights and Directors Announced
The King’s Shorts announces the names of the eight plays, playwrights and directors selected for the 2018 Festival.  From the 93 submissions, the reading committee narrowed it down to the final eight:
  • After Her by Elizabeth Suzanne Hofeld, Los Angeles, CA, directed by Carolyn Crowell
  • Annapolis Royale, by John MacEachern, Middleton, NS, directed by Dawn Scott
  • Couples Therapy, by Charles Salmon, Halifax, NS, directed by Wayne Currie
  • Equal Opportunity by Marsha Roberts, San Francisco, CA, directed by Kelley Pozzolo
  • Foolproof by Sue Higgs, Eastern Shore, NS, directed by Margaret Gray
  • Hints and Allegations by Sid Filkow, Saltspring Island, BC, directed by Nancie McKinnon
  • Memories in the Park by Aaron LeBlanc, Ottawa, ON, directed by Dessie Howard
  • The Order of Good Cheer by Glenna Prime and Jim Prime, New Minas, NS, directed by Verilea Ellis.

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Jun
16
Sat
KING’S SHORTS – 12th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm

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KING’S SHORTS 12th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays

Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm

Plays, Playwrights and Directors Announced
The King’s Shorts announces the names of the eight plays, playwrights and directors selected for the 2018 Festival.  From the 93 submissions, the reading committee narrowed it down to the final eight:
  • After Her by Elizabeth Suzanne Hofeld, Los Angeles, CA, directed by Carolyn Crowell
  • Annapolis Royale, by John MacEachern, Middleton, NS, directed by Dawn Scott
  • Couples Therapy, by Charles Salmon, Halifax, NS, directed by Wayne Currie
  • Equal Opportunity by Marsha Roberts, San Francisco, CA, directed by Kelley Pozzolo
  • Foolproof by Sue Higgs, Eastern Shore, NS, directed by Margaret Gray
  • Hints and Allegations by Sid Filkow, Saltspring Island, BC, directed by Nancie McKinnon
  • Memories in the Park by Aaron LeBlanc, Ottawa, ON, directed by Dessie Howard
  • The Order of Good Cheer by Glenna Prime and Jim Prime, New Minas, NS, directed by Verilea Ellis.

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Jun
17
Sun
KING’S SHORTS – 12th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm

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KING’S SHORTS 12th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays

Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm

Plays, Playwrights and Directors Announced
The King’s Shorts announces the names of the eight plays, playwrights and directors selected for the 2018 Festival.  From the 93 submissions, the reading committee narrowed it down to the final eight:
  • After Her by Elizabeth Suzanne Hofeld, Los Angeles, CA, directed by Carolyn Crowell
  • Annapolis Royale, by John MacEachern, Middleton, NS, directed by Dawn Scott
  • Couples Therapy, by Charles Salmon, Halifax, NS, directed by Wayne Currie
  • Equal Opportunity by Marsha Roberts, San Francisco, CA, directed by Kelley Pozzolo
  • Foolproof by Sue Higgs, Eastern Shore, NS, directed by Margaret Gray
  • Hints and Allegations by Sid Filkow, Saltspring Island, BC, directed by Nancie McKinnon
  • Memories in the Park by Aaron LeBlanc, Ottawa, ON, directed by Dessie Howard
  • The Order of Good Cheer by Glenna Prime and Jim Prime, New Minas, NS, directed by Verilea Ellis.

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Jul
15
Sun
Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY – Met Opera
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm

Anthony Minghella’s stunning production of Puccini’s heartbreaking opera, an instant Met classic since its 2006 premiere, returns with Hui He and Ermonela Jaho in the tragic title role of the trusting geisha. Roberto Aronica and Luis Chapa alternate as her callous American lover, Pinkerton, and Jader Bignamini and Marco Armiliato conduct.

 

  • Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 14 mins
  • Sung In Italian, Met Titles In English

 

World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1904. Met premiere: February 11, 1907. The title character of Madama Butterfly—a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage—is one of the defining roles in opera. The story triggers ideas about cultural and sexual imperialism for people far removed from the opera house, and film, Broadway, and popular culture in general have riffed endlessly on it. The lyric beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made Butterfly timeless.

 

 

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Aug
11
Sat
Shelley Marshall’s HOLD MOMMY’S CIGARETTE
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm

This is a stunning story of an unfiltered life, written and performed by Shelley Marshall, 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.

For the past five years, old Mommy’s Cigarette has been a sell-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*

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Aug
12
Sun
Shelley Marshall’s HOLD MOMMY’S CIGARETTE
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm

This is a stunning story of an unfiltered life, written and performed by Shelley Marshall, 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.

For the past five years, old Mommy’s Cigarette has been a sell-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.

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Aug
19
Sun
ANDRE RIEU – 2018 Maastricht Concert
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm

André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert: Amore, My Tribute to Love

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.

Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.

This presentation of André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences. This summer it will be all about the world of love! Amore, my tribute to love is André’s tribute to love, the love for music and for both of his families : the small one, his wife and children – and the big one, the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

  • Run Time: 2h 25m

 

 

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Aug
31
Fri
SHOW US YOUR TATS – Annapolis District Drama Group
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm

“Show Us Your Tats” is a celebration of motorcycle culture written by the legendary local playwright Kent Thompson, directed by Wayne Currie, and performed by members of the Annapolis District Drama Group.

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Performances:

  • Friday August 31 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday September 1 at 7:30pm

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