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Jun
23
Fri
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that’s as much fun as its predecessor.

Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his crew of misfits search for his long-lost father in this sequel to the hit 2014 sci-fi adventure film. James Gunn returns to write and direct this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also stars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

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Jun
25
Sun
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm

 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that’s as much fun as its predecessor.

Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his crew of misfits search for his long-lost father in this sequel to the hit 2014 sci-fi adventure film. James Gunn returns to write and direct this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also stars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

 

 

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Jul
1
Sat
ASHK – World Music Band
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm
ASHK - World Music Band

ASHK World Music Band is…

Ariana Nasr, Sahara Nasr, Kamila Nasr and Ken Shorley

We are thrilled to have Ariana Nasr return to the King’s Theatre stage after lifting the lid off with her Piaf Show.

Celebrate Canada Day with a trip around the world!

ASHK is the latest project from the Nasr sisters Sahara, Kamila and Ariana. The three sisters have devoted many years to studying and performing music in different parts of the world including India, Afghanistan, China, Europe and Brazil… The word ASHK, means “love” in Turkish and “tear” in Persian. As the band performs in multiple languages and styles, playing a variety of instruments, ASHK creates a show that reflects their travels, studies and musical passions.

The sisters have teamed up with world percussionist Ken Shorley to take the audience on an international tour. Ariana brings us to France, Eastern Europe and beyond, hearing the sounds of Edith Piaf, the Roma, and the Balkans. Sahara explores the music of India and Persia, sharing Sufi poetry of Rumi in her own compositions. Kamila brings us to Portugal through Fado, to Brazil with hip hop and treats us to original Afghan-Celtic fusion. The versatile Ken Shorley will transport us to the Middle East, South Asia and Turkey as he flows effortlessly among instruments and styles.

ASHK’s performance is powerful as they sing most selections with three or four part harmonies and perform with an impressive array of both eastern and western instruments.  This is a show not to miss.

 

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Jul
2
Sun
A DOG’S PURPOSE – Free Movie!
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm

FREE MOVIE FOR ALL

Sponsored by the Terry Johnson Memorial Fund

The story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. Shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective.

Lasse Hallström (The Hundred-Foot Journey) directed this adaptation of the beloved novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron, which follows a dog over the course of several lives and owners as he learns his purpose. Britt Robertson, Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid, and Peggy Lipton star.

PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama |

 

 

Admission free.

Jul
7
Fri
WONDER WOMAN
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

The Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace. Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster).

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul
8
Sat
WONDER WOMAN
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

The Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace. Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster).

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

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Jul
9
Sun
LOS PRIMOS – Hot Music from Havana
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm

We are excited to welcome Los Primos back to King’s Theatre!

Los Primos 2017 Summer Tour will feature Jeff Goodspeed, Augusto Enriquez, and three of the most promising and inspired young musicians from Havana, Cuba.

 

The Los Primos Project has been contributing to the education of an entire generation of musicians. Started in 1997 to help music education in Cuba deal with instrument shortages, and to inspire our young Nova Scotia musicians by giving them the opportunity to perform with Cuban music students and professionals.

In celebration of this 20 year milestone, Los Primos artistic director Jeff Goodspeed and international Cuban recording artist Augusto Enriquez, will lead Los Primos 2017 in a series of performances and Cuban music clinics through out Nova Scotia. Los Primos has raised over $500,000 for music education in Nova Scotia and delivered 700 instruments to musicians and schools in Cuba.

Los Primos 2017 will feature three of the most promising and inspired young musicians from Havana who have ever been part of this unique cultural exchange project.

 

Alison Enríquez is now studying grade 10 in Halifax on scholarship to the Armbrae Academy. She is playing in the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, appearing every Sunday at Stayners Sunday Jazz and performing solo and in small ensembles throughout the province. Not only is she a gifted violinist but she sings with the maturity and freedom of a seasoned professional.

 

 

Ahmed Alom is back in Havana after studying for 3 years in the most famous music school of Mexico City. He has now been accepted on full scholarship to the Manhattan School of music and will begin there this fall. He has won numerous international classical piano competitions but is also recognized in Havana as one of the very best latin jazz piano players they have produced.

 

 

 

Dayron Rodríguez started playing with professional bands in Havana when he was only 12 years old and has been doing it every since. He is the son of a cab driver and the first in his family to ever study music. He was a member of Los Primos 2012 and returned to Nova Scotia in 2014. He plays with the strength and sound of the master conga players for which Cuba is famous.

 

 

 

Los Primos 2017 will tour Nova Scotia performing at festivals and special events from July 4 to August 9. They will also be offering Cuban music clinics in Truro, Sydney and Halifax. For a complete listing of concerts and clinics, stay tuned through the Los Primos website www.losprimos.ca and follow them on facebook.

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Jul
11
Tue
THEIR FINEST
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presentation

Directed by Lone Scherfig

Screenplay by Gaby Chiappe

Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy

UK

Rated 14A · 117 mins

Genres Comedy,  Drama,  Romance

 

With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colourful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Although Catrin’s artist husband looks down on her job, she quickly discovers there is as much camaraderie, laughter and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.

“Their Finest is one of the smartest, funniest and most surprising movies I’ve seen in years.”
– Joe Morgenstein, The Wall Street Journal

New York Times Critic Pic
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Jul
14
Fri
REENY SMITH – Friday night!
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm
REENY SMITH - Friday night!

You won’t want to miss North Preston R&B/Hip-hop/Soul artist Reeny Smith and her six-piece band.

Winner of the 2016 Music Nova Scotia African Canadian Artist of the Year award, Reeny is a rising star who has been taking stages by storm. In fact, the night after she performs at King’s she is headlining the Mainstage at the Halifax Jazz Festival.

Raised in North Preston, Nova Scotia, Reeny has been singing and playing the piano since the age of five. Her family is a veritable who’s-who of Nova Scotia gospel and soul veterans: Wallace Smith Sr. and Jr., her grandfather and father, are former members of the Gospel Heirs (formed and still based at Saint Thomas); her father currently leads the Hallelujah Praise Choir, and her uncle is Carson Downey.  Her R&B-flavoured songs are secular, but Smith’s emotion and expression are clearly rooted in gospel, with elements of hip-hop jazz, blues and funk.

Smith’s silky soulful voice—honed as a jazz major at St. F.X.—is undeniable. She’s accomplished much in a scant amount of time, including an opening slot for Grammy winner Lisa Fischer, winning three African Nova Scotian Music Association awards, and in 2015 being named Artist-in-Residence at Casino Nova Scotia.

“A sensitive, powerful performer, Smith will transfix you as she lifts you up.”

 

 

 

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Jul
20
Thu
ALAN FRASER: CLASSICAL PIANO – with Audrey Dumont and Masha Fraser
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm

Alan Fraser, Masha Fraser & Audrey Dumont, piano

Programme includes compositions by

Robert Schumann, Joseph Haydn, Frederic Chopin, W. A. Mozart and Eric Satie,

as well as Vera Milankovich,Olivier Messaien, Mihail Glinka, and Mihi Balakirev.

 

Alan Fraser

Canadian pianist Alan Fraser enjoys an international reputation both as a teacher and a performer. He is best known for his landmark books, The Craft of Piano Playing (also in DVD), Honing the Pianistic Self-Image and All Thumbs: Well-Coordinated Piano Technique. Oxford University Press will soon publish his fourth volume on piano technique, Play the Piano with Your Whole Self. Considered classics in the field, these books are sought after worldwide, with new translations into several languages appearing regularly.

After studies in Montreal with Tom Plaunt and Phil Cohen, Alan moved to the former Yugoslavia in 1990 to collaborate with Kemal Gekić, a virtuoso whose transcendent technique he would imbibe and analyze on the way to forming his own approach, now known as Piano Kinematics.

Alan is a senior practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method, an approach to neuro-motor re-education that played a crucial role in the development of his piano technique. You can find out more about Feldenkrais in Norman Doidge’s new book, the New York Times bestseller The Brain’s Way of Healing. He combines his Feldenkrais and piano technique expertise in the Alan Fraser Piano Institute, held annually at locations throughout Europe and North America. Alan still lives and teaches in Serbia, where he is on staff at the University of Novi Sad. He has two daughters, Megan and Masha.

Alan has strong roots to this region. His great grandfather Willard Clarke of Bear River was the local lumber baron, and his father, Clarke Fraser, was a regular at the Annapolis market Saturday mornings.

 

Masha Fraser

Masha Fraser was born in Wuhan, China of mixed Serbian-Canadian parentage, and completed her primary music studies at the Stanislav Binichki Music School in Belgrade, Serbia. She recently graduated from the Kosta Manoilovich Music School in Belgrade, and has worked as well under such legendary teachers as Lilika Petrovich, Verica Hoffman, Zlata Malesh, Phil Cohen and Kemal Gekic as well as having occasional coaching sessions with her father. In addition to music, she has a propensity for mathematics and psychology, and is considering opening a clinic treating traumatized performing artists.

 

Audrey Dumont

A native of Dijon, France, Audrey Dumont studied piano at the Dijon Conservatoire and is now enrolled in Master’s degree program at the Conservatoire in Lausanne, Switzerland. She has been attending the Alan Fraser Piano Institute regularly since 2014, and uses piano kinematics in her teaching practice in Dijon. In her spare time, Audrey writes poetry as well as practicing meditation and the Feldenkrais Method.

 

 

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Jul
22
Sat
JENN GRANT – with opening act Kim Harris
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm

Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Jenn Grant’s voice and songwriting has been celebrated the world over by critics and industry alike.

Described as one of the ‘best singers in the world’ by her ongoing collaborator, Buck 65 (CA), ‘captivating’ by The Line Of Best Fit (UK), and ‘work of a painter born in paradise’ by The Sydney Morning Herald (AU). 

 

She expands to a galactic realm never before explored by the songwriter with Paradise. While Grant’s 2014 JUNO twice nominated (Songwriter & Contemporary Album of the Year) Compostela, focused on Jenn’s own personal experience of loss, this time Grant points the compass towards the epic and intimate and explores a new depth of sound.

“I wanted to explore new soundscapes,” Grant explains when describing how piano came to be the primary song-writing instrument. Grant created new shapes and colours with an array of new instrumentation and song collaboration with producer Daniel Ledwell. “I thought about my singing much more. I feel like I am a completely different artist from when I began performing. I don’t feel like I really heard my own voice until recently. 

Paradise feels personal and emotive, but it was born from a vantage point of watching as the world flexes amidst great joy and sorrow. Through her lyrics, Grant tells us of the world she watches from a distance, touching on global themes like love, growth, faith, longing, sex, death and reinvention. 

With the International success of Compostela, Grant spent three years touring the world and playing to over 300 audiences, both festivals and in concert settings with sold out shows from London to Vancouver. Finally coming off the road, Grant retreated to the secluded studio by her home in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia. What emerged was Paradise- an album that sees a new dimension in Grant’s songwriting with new depths of sonic beauty and melodic landscapes, touching upon balladry, R&B and electronic music along the way.

Paradise’s songs reach out with world-weary awareness, that’s most evident on lead single “Galaxies,” a song that is the aural equivalent of star-gazing. “I pictured people standing at the edge of the earth, hands outstretched, asking, ‘What is bigger than us, than any of this?’” Grant says.

 

 

 

KIM HARRIS

Kim Harris’ oceanic voice is vast, and ever changing. She emits rich colours, and textures with her full-length debut album, Only The Mighty, a shoreline of metallic moods and airy effervescence. Inspired by love, darkness, and particles of light, Only The Mighty is a testament to resilience.

Originally from Newfoundland, and now based in Halifax, Harris has performed at Halifax Pop Explosion, East Coast Music Awards, Nova Scotia Music Week and In the Dead of Winter Music Festival. Harris takes listeners on a symphonic journey that soars through constellations, tumbles through storm clouds, and plunges into the underbelly of the sea.

 

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Jul
25
Tue
THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presentation

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

Based on the bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes and directed by Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox), The Sense of an Ending is an introspective, cross-generational story that considers how we edit our memories and construct our identities, much like a piece of storytelling. Tony Webster, divorced and retired, leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways. Tony’s quest to recover the diary, now in Veronica’s possession, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self. As he digs deeper into his past, it all starts to come back; the first love, the broken heart, the deceit, the regrets, the guilt… Can Tony bear to face the truth and take responsibility for the devastating consequences of actions he took so long ago?

Mystery/Drama/110 min.
Rated PG

Director: Ritesh Batra
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Emily Mortimer and Michelle Dockery

“The Sense of an Ending looks terrific, suffused as it is with British manners and everything-in-its-placeness. It’s a cozy movie with a decidedly un-cozy message — about the perils of resuscitating our pasts, and the even bigger risk of leaving them be.“

– The Washington Post

 

 

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Jul
29
Sat
SUSAN CROWE & FRIENDS Kitchen Party
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm

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’re thrilled to have her back on our stage!

Local performers featured include:

Theresa Lynn Porter, Rhythm Guitar/Vocals with Mike Donnelly, Lead Guitar and Harold Clapp, Bass Guitar (Country/Jazz).

James Stevenson Band

James Stevenson, Guitar with Caleb Myles, Guitar and Noah Scanlan, Bass Guitar (Blues).

 

 

 

 

Jane Seary and Cripple Creek:

Jane Seary, Vocals, with Mike Donnelly, Lead Guitar and Harold Clapp, Bass Guitar (Bluegrass).

 

 

 

 

Harvey Marcotte:  Vocal, Guitar, Mandolin, Violin.(Folk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug
8
Tue
PARIS CAN WAIT
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presentation

PARIS CAN WAIT

Eleanor Coppola makes her directorial and screening debut at the age of 81 with Paris Can Wait. Anne (Diane Lane) and her high-powered film producer Michael (Alec Baldwin) are in France and plan to spend some much needed alone time in Paris. In typical fashion, Michael suddenly gets called away to Budapest on business. Enter Jacques (Arnaud Viard), Michael’s associate, a light-hearted Frenchman, who offers to drive Anne directly to Paris to await her husband’s arrival. What begins as an innocent favor quickly turns into an unexpectedly wandering road trip filled with mouth-watering cuisine, breathtaking scenery, intimate conversation and looming romance. Paris Can Wait proves as much a feast for the eyes and stomach as it does the heart. Coppola takes the audience on an elegant journey, both through the French countryside and through the mind of a woman surprised to find long-buried memories resurface and unforeseen attractions arise.

Drama/Comedy/Romance  92 min.
Rated: PG

Director: Eleanor Coppola
Cast: Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard

“If you’re longing for a delicious romantic romp to take your mind off the world going to hell in hand basket, Paris Can Wait is it
– Rolling Stone

 

 

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Aug
13
Sun
LISA BROKOP: Legendary Ladies of Country
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

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!”

 

 

 

 

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Aug
15
Tue
DANCE ON FILM: MR GAGA (presented by FODAR)
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm

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.

 

OPENING NIGHT: New this year, Dance on Film, opens the festival on Tuesday, August 15 and features the award-winning documentary Mr. Gaga. This compelling film profiles the life and works of Ohad Naharin. Among the most celebrated and influential choreographers of our time, Naharin is artistic director of one of the world’s hottest contemporary dance companies, Batsheva Dance. Mr. Gaga has been featured at festivals around the world including Toronto’s 2016 and 2017 Hot Docs Film Festivals.

 

 

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Aug
16
Wed
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm

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:

PROGRAM ONE – Suitable for ages 16 years and up

  • 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

 

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Aug
17
Thu
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm

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.

 

PROGRAM TWO – Suitable for ages 16 years and up

  • 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!

Adult: $22.00

Student: $12.00

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Aug
18
Fri
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm

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.

PROGRAM ONE – Suitable for ages 16 years and up

  • 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!

Adult: $22.00

Student: $12.00

Buy Tickets

200 tickets remaining.

C $22.00
C $12.00

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Aug
19
Sat
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

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.

PROGRAM TWO – Suitable for ages 16 years and up

  • 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!

Adult: $22.00

Student: $12.00

 

Buy Tickets

199 tickets remaining.

C $22.00
C $12.00

(Click to see seat selection plan in new window)

Aug
25
Fri
TWIN KENNEDY
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm

Hot contemporary Country with a Celtic twist from West Coast sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy.

Their musical bond is as strong as their small town roots. They have been making music together since they could talk. Born and raised in the small town of Powell River, Twin Kennedy grew up perfecting their sibling harmonies and dynamic live performances, while making their name known throughout their small community as a family band.

Growing up in such a musically infused family, it is no wonder that these sisters crafted their sound through a unique fusion of their background in country, folk, jazz and classical music. With years of classical training, including their Bachelors Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Victoria, the sisters have found their home in country music. With Carli on vocals and guitar, and Julie on vocals and violin, these petite powerhouses will fill your soul with joy and warmth through their seamless harmonies and heartfelt songwriting. No bond compares to that of sisters, and the same is to be said about the blend of their kindred voices.

“Two voices make one singular sensation!” Monday Magazine

With two EP’s in their back pocket as Carli & Julie Kennedy, these sisters came into 2015 making a splash in the Canadian country music scene, releasing their debut LP as Twin Kennedy, which earned them two Canadian Country Music Award nominations, a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Producer of the Year, and two Vancouver Island Music Award wins for Song of Year and Country Recording of the Year. Produced by multiple CCMA and JUNO award winning artist George Canyon and renowned West Coast producer Graham Sharkey, It’s a Love Thing is a beautifully honest account of the ebb and flow of the navigation through love and life. From the uplifting opening track “Get Back Up Again” to the heartbreaking vulnerability of “That’s What I Should Have Said” Twin Kennedy has compiled a track listing that is self-described as a true extension of themselves. Their latest single, “Secondhand Gold” was the Grand Prize Award winner in the Country category of the 2015 John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the 2016 Lennon Award winner for Best Country Song.

“Nothing Short of Awesome!” Cashbox Magazine

Music is as inseparable from their lives as they are from each other, “Everything starts as a duo. We write together, rehearse together, live together, hang out together, tour together. So much togetherness!” And together, these sisters have commanded some of the top stages in Canada and beyond including performances at Canadian Music Week, Canada Place, Sunfest, Rockin’ River Music Festival, Vancouver Island Exhibition, the Vancouver Olympics, and the Live at Heart Festival in Sweden.

“…MAN could they play their instruments! These two are true pioneers in the folk, jazz and Celtic genres. Carli is bouncy and effortless on her acoustic while Julie works the fiddle like Jimmy Hendrix on an electric guitar.” Lithium Magazine

With ten BCCMA Award nominations since 2012, Carli and Julie have been a highly recognized duo throughout the West Coast music community. Most recently, Twin Kennedy was nominated for Roots/Canadiana Group of the Year at the 2016 BCCMAs. When they’re not touring from town to town on the Trans Canada, Twin Kennedy is often found writing and performing with Music City’s best. They currently split their time between their homes in Victoria, BC and Nashville, TN.

Now is the time for Twin Kennedy. Expanding from their West coast roots, the twins have already traveled from coast to coast, bringing It’s a Love Thing to country radio across Canada. With an album launch and two cross-country tours in the books, the past two years have seen a transformation for the Kennedy sisters. New year, new name, new album – country music has found its newest sweethearts in Twin Kennedy.

“These two girls are 100% made for the stage and made to entertain!” Nashville Music Examiner

 

 

 

 

 

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 11 (July 4 for Members).

Aug
27
Sun
BIZET’S THE PEARL FISHERS – Met Opera
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm

THE PEARL FISHERS (LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES)

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD

Composer: Georges Bizet

Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her affection. Tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien are her suitors, who sing the rapturous duet “Au fond du temple saint,” adored by opera fans worldwide. Director Penny Woolcock explores enduring themes of love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly depicts the mystical wonder of Southeast Asia, and conductor Gianandrea Noseda breathes new life into Bizet’s lush score.

2 hour, 47 minutes with 1 intermission

 

 

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 11 (July 4 for Members)

Sep
2
Sat
SHIRLEY JACKSON and her Good Rockin’ Daddies
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm

Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin’ Daddys fuel the dance floor with a mix of horn-powered east coast blues. The Good Rockin’ Daddys hail to a sound inspired by the early years of Rock & Roll when horn sections were an integral part of the sound of a swingin’ and rockin’ good time and their music is stylized by Jackson’s own song writing and arranging.

Shirley Jackson-Vocals, tenor sax
Dawn Hatfield-Baritone Sax
Dave Harrison-trumpet, flugel horn
Tom Crilley- guitar
Jef Wirchenko- bass
Ainslie Jardine- drums.

Awards-Nominations

Shirley Jackson (Tenor Sax, vocals) Toronto Maple Blues Award Nomination, Saxophone Player 2013, Recipient of the Toronto Maple Blues Award for Horn Player of the Year in 2003.

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 18

Sep
5
Tue
TOMMY’S HONOUR – Golf Tournie Special Film
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Special Presentation

A powerful historic drama about the world’s oldest golf tournament

Tommy’s Honour

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 7:30 pm

Set against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy’s Honour is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the relationship between “Old” Tom Morris and “Young” Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf.

As their fame grew, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father’s accomplishments as founder of the Open Championship in 1860, his stellar playing record, and his reputation as the local caddie master, greenskeeper and club & ball maker.  In contrast to his public persona, Tommy’s inner turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against the aristocracy led by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, and the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen.

Historic Drama/102 min.

Rated PG

Director: Jason Connery

Cast: Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill

“Tommy’s Honour is a beautiful tribute to the game. I felt like we were dropped out of a time machine and given the chance ‘to feel’ what golf was like over a century and an half ago. It’s a film that takes you into the soul of the game. Remarkably well done and enjoyable on every level!”

— Bill Macatee, CBS Sports

“An engrossing and accessible celebration of the game’s modern origins, enhanced by striking locations and a standout cast, led by Scottish actors Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden.”

–The Hollywood Reporter

Awards:

2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival – Official Selection

2016 BAFTA Scotland – Winner, Best Feature Film

2016 BAFTA Scotland – Nominated, Jack Lowden, Best Actor, Feature Film

2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival / Opening Night Gala

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

 

Sep
8
Fri
JOEL & BILL PLASKETT – Golf Tee-Off Concert
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm

Multiple JUNO and ECMA Award-winning artist JOEL PLASKETT returns to King’s Theatre to open the 9th Annual Tournament of King’s!

This celebrated Canadian musician has built a successful career on his own terms, whether as a rocker with his band The Emergency, or a singer-songwriter playing solo gigs. He’s built a career on touring Canada, singing unique, original tunes. And he’s a King’s Theatre audience favourite.

SOLIDARITY: The debut album from BILL AND JOEL PLASKETT

While Canadian music fans know Joel Plaskett. Multiple JUNO Award winning songwriter. Multiple times on the Polaris Music Prize Short List. Sold out clubs and concert halls from one side of the country to the other.

But in 2017 he’ll be sharing the spotlight with his earliest musical influence- his father, Bill.

The album is a powerful collection of original and traditional songs, reflecting the duo’s individual journeys and personal politics.

From the introspective opening track, Dragonfly, a song about a paranormal experience that Joel had, to On Down the River, Bill’s closing track about leaving his home in England, the album is grounded in folk music but informed by rock and roll history.

Solidarity is a surprising and unique album, full of strong guitar playing and thoughtful, accessible songs. An excellent addition to the Plaskett catalogue and hopefully the first of many for the Plasketts.

 

 

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 25 (July 18 for King’s Theatre Members).

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Sep
9
Sat
GOLF FOR KING’S – 9th Annual Tournament
Sep 9 all-day

9th Annual Tournament of King’s 2017

Friday September 8th:

Tee off concert at King’s Theatre with JOEL & BILL PLASKETT

Saturday September 9th:

Tournament of King’s at Annapolis Royal Golf Club

 

One of the most popular tournaments in the Annapolis Valley, Tournament of King’s fills up quickly.  Over the past eight years the tournament has grown to be one of the most successful golf events in the region.  It’s now the major annual fundraiser for King’s Theatre.  With over $8,000 worth of prizes awarded every year, everyone is a winner!

Registration Form 2017

 

2017 Celebrity Golfer: Cyril Lunney of CTV Atlantic

We’re thrilled to welcome this year’s celebrity golfer, CTV Morning Live’s funnyman CyrilLunney. A fearless host willing to do just about anything in the pursuit of entertainment, Cyril has driven a race car, jumped out of an airplane, played basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters and fed a mountain lion.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get together with your clients, co-workers and friends and join us on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Annapolis Royal Golf and Country Club for a memorable 18 holes of golf in support of King’s Theatre.

Why not raise your community profile and become a sponsor? Tournament of King’s is always a sell-out. Last year we raised $19,000 (net) and thousands of dollars in prizes were awarded! Our tournament sponsors return year after year to be part of this signature event. We have a variety of categories available.

About King’s Theatre

King’s Theatre is a 220-seat performing arts venue – one of the oldest cultural institutions in the province of Nova Scotia, and the centre for performing arts in the Annapolis Valley. The Theatre serves a catchment area of around 10,000 residents and is home to the Annapolis District Drama Group, the King’s Film Society, and the King’s Art Gallery. King’s presents a year round program of live performing arts and film screenings. The live arts performance schedule is an eclectic mix that includes music, theatre, dance, comedy and spoken word. The Theatre presents national and internationally acclaimed artists as well as regional and local performing artists. Films include international cinema presented by the King’s Film Society and first-run movies for family and youth audiences.

King’s Theatre is committed to:

• maintaining ticket prices which keep the arts accessible to area residents of all ages;
• operating a high calibre performance and arts venue available to local, national, and international artists and companies;
• offering a reasonably-priced space option for rural community groups, as well as local business, education and arts and culture organizations;
• enriching the lives of our community children and youth through outreach programs.

King’s Theatre 209 • St George Street • Box 161 • Annapolis Royal • Nova Scotia • B0S 1A0
902-532-7704

golfkingstheatre@gmail.com

Facebook Logo     Check out the photos of last year’s event at facebook.com/TournamentofKings

Many thanks to all who make the Tournament of King’s such a success!

Sep
15
Fri
KAHA:WI DANCE THEATRE: Requickening
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm

Provoking, conceptual and visceral Re-Quickening is a timely call for reawakening the intact feminine. Through bold imagery, sound and embodied Indigenous narratives, it is a re-affirmation of life and sovereignty of female voice and body.

Re-storying into balance Re-Quickening is a new women’s renewal ceremony. Conceived through an Indigenous creation process, it’s a spiritual resurgence, a piecing together of shards of knowledge, tipping colonialism on its head. The performance touches and moves forward through themes of dislocation from land, body and voice, the history of violence against Indigenous women since contact, residential schools, assimilative process of the Indian Act towards reclaiming women’s medicine, power and connection to land and creative force.

Re-Quickening is led by a powerhouse team of women collaborators: Santee Smith, Monique Mojica, Marina Acevedo (MX), Frances Rings (AU), Louise Potiki-Bryant (NZ), Bianca Hyslop (NZ), Nancy Wijohn (NZ) guided by the words of Leanne Simpson, Christi Belcourt, Alva Jamieson, Leigh Smith and Marie Campbell.

 

 

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 1st.

Sep
17
Sun
HATFITZ & CARA
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm
HATFITZ & CARA

“Beautiful, raw and exciting” “

Hat Fitz is a “veteran” wild man of the blues scene in Australia.  He has a record 18 straight appearances at Byron’s East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, a record that is not likely to ever be broken, and one which bears testimony to his amazing live performances and popularity with festival goers.

Irish-born Cara Robinson draws on her soul background (she’s toured Europe and the United States with singers such as Jamiroquai and the hugely popular Corinne Bailey-Rae), and although blessed with a sensational voice she was not content to be labelled as ‘just a singer’. She has taken to drumming duties as well as washboards, flute and tin whistle, sometimes all at once.

 

“Aussie bluesman and Irish Songstress get married, form a band and make great music together. This shabby hill country blues oozes cool”.
 Guitar & Bass Magazine

“Covering a staggering array of instrumentation, the duo embellish impeccable rootsy originals & Robinson shows she can belt it out too.” Classic Rock Magazine

Classic Rock Heavy Rotation: “Friday Night” … More soulful seductive blues rock. The perfect soundtrack to a laid back Sunday afternoon.”

Get Ready To Rock “this album is a celebration of everything that is good about contemporary roots music, so forget the labels and just enjoy. *****

“Cara Robinson’s addictive voice is something that fans of roots music need in their lives” Guitarist Magazine

“With Wiley Ways, Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson have crafted as genuine a blues record as you can hope to find in this day and age – simple, powerful, full of the inherent realism we’ve come to expect from these two, a stellar effort.” Samuel J. Fell Rolling Stone

“Beautiful, raw and exciting” Jeff Lang

“A nostalgia act with a future” Classic Rock

“If these don’t move you, nothing will” Phil Jackson BITS

“Contemporary but at the same time as old as the hills” American Roots

“They pack more energy, emotion and sheer musical exuberance into one song than most manage in a whole career.” Spiral Earth, UK

“Aussie bluesman Hat Fitz and Irish-born folksinger Cara Robinson are a striking pair. He is a giant raggedy-bearded man, maybe the lost member of ZZ Top who lives deep in the woods and eats anything that moves. She is a petite blonde, who barely reaches his shoulders. He has a deep, gruff Howlin’ Wolf-esqe voice while she dances with angels in her vocal. He plays wonderful resonator guitar. Her instrument is that sweet and soulful voice. It’s all she needs…” 
Blues & Soul

WILEY WAYS by HAT FITZ & CARA voted Blues Album of The Year 2012 by the Australian Blues Awards and Spiral Earth magazine. Buy on iTunes or Bandcamp or The Planet Company (Australia)

 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 1st (July 25 for Members).