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Mar
31
Sat
TOSCA: Metropolitan Opera
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm

Giacomo Puccini’s

Tosca

Sir David McVicar’s “smashing new production” is “a grand triumph” (Huffington Post), featuring an exciting cast led by soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the fiery diva and Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Cavaradossi. The pair are “youthful, ardent, and innocent … their duets electric, their kisses hot and numerous” (Wall Street Journal). Yoncheva’s sound is “richly textured and shimmering,” and “Grigolo’s Mario is a true hothead … complete with thrilling top notes” (New York Times). Željko Lučić is “an imposing figure with a voice to match” (Wall Street Journal) as the villainous police chief, Scarpia, and Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

  • Estimated Run Time 2 hrs 53 mins

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume

Conductor Gareth Morrell

Conductor Bertrand de Billy

Tosca Sonya Yoncheva

Tosca Jennifer Rowley

Tosca Anna Netrebko

Cavaradossi Vittorio Grigolo

Cavaradossi Marcelo Álvarez

Scarpia Željko Lučić

Scarpia Michael Volle

Sacristan Patrick Carfizzi

Premiere: Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 1900. Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Critics, for their part, have often had problems with Tosca’s rather grungy subject matter, the directness and intensity of its score, and the crowd-pleasing dramatic opportunities it provides for its lead roles. But these same aspects have made Tosca one of a handful of iconic works that seem to represent opera in the public imagination. Tosca’s popularity is further secured by a superb and exhilarating dramatic sweep, a driving score of abundant melody and theatrical shrewdness, and a career-defining title role.

 

TICKETS: $20 General/ $16 Members / $8 Youth

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Apr
7
Sat
ROSIE & THE RIVETERS
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm

Rosie & the Riveters have something to say, so listen up!!!

The retro trio from Saskatoon are described as “fiercely talented and sassy dames who perform uplifting folk music with a vintage 1940s flair”. Known for their glinting harmonies, swinging beats, body percussion, scintillating dance moves, humour, and just enough ooh-la-la to keep your toes tapping long after the show is over.

All of that, and they also have something important to say — so listen up! Comprised of Allyson Reigh, Alexis Normand and Farideh Olsen, the trio says they never planned to get political. But after opening a newspaper or watching the news these days made it impossible to see the status of women around the world and stay silent. The result is Ms. Behave – a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world. The band wrote over 40 songs in a cabin in Northern Saskatchewan before travelling to Toronto to collaborate with heavy-hitting Canadian songwriters like Royal Wood and Matthew Barber.

A quick read through song titles like Gotta Get Paid, Let ‘em Talk and I Wanna be King gives an idea of what they have to say. While their single, Ms. Behave, lays down a Bill Withers-inspired groove and rejects the policing of women’s behavior, I Believe You sprung from the outrage and sorrow they felt after hearing the recent avalanche of stories of sexual assault. Produced by Joshua Van Tassel (Sarah Slean, Rose Cousins, Great Lake Swimmers), their sophomore album echoes Aretha Franklin’s demand for R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Rosie & the Riveters believe women are the world’s greatest untapped resource which is why they invest 20% of merchandise profits in microfinance initiatives through KIVA.org. They’ve helped women like Alice in Kenya expand her horticulture farm and Maria in Ecuador purchase a sewing machine for her tailoring business. To date, they’ve contributed more than $7400 to over 150 projects around the world.

Their debut record, Good Clean Fun!, has an impressive list of accolades from sell-out shows across Canada to performing for British royalty and multiple nominations along the way. In 2016, they took home a Saskatchewan Arts Award, a prestigious recognition for emerging artists.

According to Rich Terfry, host of CBC Radio 2’s Drive, they “put on one of the best live shows you’ll ever see – you’ll go home with a big smile on your face”.

 

 

 

 

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Member Advance Price: $30

Youth: $12

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Apr
13
Fri
IVAN COYOTE & Friends
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm

IVAN COYOTE & Friends bring Story-telling and Music to King’s Theatre

Yukon-born story-teller Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of eleven books, creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Based in Vancouver, Coyote is something of a legend out west as a seasoned stage performer and collaborator who challenges gender norms.

For more than twenty years Coyote has been traveling the world telling semi-autobiographical stories that are in equal measure heartbreaking and hilarious. On tour with three musicians — high-energy drummer and percussionist Sally Zori, base player Pebbles Willekes, and trumpet player Alison Gorman — their show is “part anthem, part campfire story, and part instructions for the dismantling of the gender stories we tell ourselves and each other.”

The Globe and Mail newspaper called Coyote “a natural-born storyteller”, the Ottawa Xpress once said that “Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture”, and Quills Magazine says Ivan has a “distinctive and persuasive voice, a flawless sense of pacing, and an impeccable sense of story.”

Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan’s stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.

Ivan Coyote was born and raised in a large Irish Catholic family in Whitehorse, Yukon, and learned the craft of storytelling while gathered around their grandmother’s kitchen table on long northern winter nights.  Coyote’s work tackles the difficult subjects of family, class, gender identity, and social justice, always with the silver tongue of a master storyteller, an eye for the beauty found in what makes us all human, and an ear for the hilarity of life and love.

Through a new King’s Theatre initiative called “FrontRowYouth”, students can attend the show at no cost (please call the theatre for details). The show will appeal to people of all ages and persuasions who are interested in an authentic, fresh and dynamic live theatre experience. For tickets, contact King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704 or go to www.kingstheatre.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Member Price: $22

Youth: $10

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Apr
20
Fri
CARRY THE LOST
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm

http://carrythelost.com/musichttp://

Carry The Lost is the epitome of the do-it-yourself work ethic. By fusing technical
know-how with artistic skill and several years of unassisted endeavours, the Halifax,
Nova Scotia based hard rock five-some—vocalist/guitarist Colin Tye, bassist Aidan
Zann-Roland, drummer Ken Ross, guitarist/vocalist Ave Trefry and acoustic
guitarist/vocalist Dana Perry—has built an established name, refined its sound and
accrued a loyal fan-base with nothing more than some time, touring miles and a few
excellent releases.

Yet, after a number of years as a self-backed entity, Carry The Lost is finally getting
its long awaited due. Carry The Lost is recording its full-length debut, “Alive Again”
with ECMA nominated Producer of the Year, Erien Eady-Ward at Codapop Studios.
Comprised of material written over the course of 2016-17, and influenced by the
likes of Black Stone Cherry, Seether, Stone Sour, Marshall Tucker Band, Brantley
Gilbert… Carry The Lost has been writing melodic hard rock that appeals to a broad
range of audiences.

 

Carry The Lost is continuing to take their music directly to the people with
consistent high-energy live shows. “We’ve been running parallel to everyone else,”
says Tye. “We’ve been doing our own thing, but it’s cool, because the fan-base that
we connect with is really our own fan-base. The people that are coming to our
shows are really coming to see us.”

 

 

 

 

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Youth: $12

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May
13
Sun
REBECCA PERRY’S Confessions of a Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl
May 13 @ 2:00 pm

Anthropology graduate Joanie Little is stuck working as a barista. Rather than let this get her down, she decides to make the most of her “underemployment”. So, much like Jane Goodall did with chimpanzees, this upbeat Miss studies her only available subjects: the eccentric customers of her coffee shop ‘jungle’. Hilarity ensues, with jazzy tunes, co-worker showdowns, life lessons and even a bit of romance. Created and developed by Toronto’s critically acclaimed solo performer, Rebecca Perry, Joanie Little brews up a comedic storm that you won’t want to miss! Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl is the internationally successful show for anyone who has ever had a job they didn’t like.

  • “Impeccable comic timing and faultless delivery. Perry is an animated and engaging performer.” – ★★★★★ – The Nouse UK
  • “Clever, amusing and wonderfully executed… I would highly recommend you see it.” – Arts Award Voice
  • “Her comedic timing is spot on, her acting is superb as she slips in and out of characters, and her singing is pitch perfect. The description for the show says that it’s suitable for ages 9-99 and I think that’s true.” – Mooney on Theatre
  • “Loved every minute of Rebecca Perry’s “Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl.” What a talented, generous artist. And, what pipes! Even bought the CD.” – NNNN – Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine
  • This is solo show performance at its best, with Perry rolling out a cast of characters in Joanie’s world like a wild kingdom field guide. I dare you not to fall in love with Joanie Little – and, by extension, Rebecca Perry.” – Life With More Cowbell

Sold out in more than 20 cities internationally!

  • Created and Performed by Rebecca Perry
  • Directed by Matt Bernard
  • Musical Direction and Arrangements by Quinton Naughton
  • Sound Design by: Tim Lindsay
  • Lighting Design by Chin Palipane
  • Costume Design by Dev Bhim
  • Set Design by Dean Johnston

 

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General Ticket Price: $30

Member Price: $26

Youth: $10

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May
17
Thu
ANNAPOLIS BASIN COMMUNITY BAND – Spring Concert
May 17 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets $12 Advance, $15 Door, $5 Youth

For tickets call Christine Igot at 902-532-7978

May
19
Sat
RAWLINS CROSS – Sold Out!
May 19 @ 7:30 pm

SOLD OUT!

Rawlins Cross, one of Canada’s most accomplished and beloved Celtic bands, was formed in St. John’s in the late 1980s by songwriting brothers Dave Panting (guitar and mandolin) and Geoff Panting (keyboards and accordion) and Ian McKinnon (highland pipes and tin whistle). Since then, Rawlins Cross has been at the vanguard of the fusion of Celtic traditional music with the rhythms of rock, pop and worldbeat music. Equally at ease with a soulful Highland Air (MacPherson’s Lament) or a raucous party song (Colleen, Reel ‘n’ Roll, Rock Steady), Rawlins Cross never fails to electrify its faithful fans. Over its nearly 30 year run, Rawlins Cross has always been a “fan favourite” on the North American and European concert and festival circuits.

The band burst onto the East Coast recording scene in late ’89 with its first indie recording, A Turn of the Wheel and a video for the single Colleen. Just weeks after its release, Colleen scored a top ten radio slot on Toronto’s influential CFNY station and Rawlins Cross was on its way.

In 1992, the band released Crossing The Border, which further developed the ground-breaking fusion of highland bagpipes, mandolin and accordion with a rocking rhythm section. A year later the band recorded Reel ‘n’ Roll, which would prove to be its best-selling commercial success and launch a national radio hit with the title track. With the solid rhythm section of Halifax bassist Brian Bourne and Ontario-based drummer Howie Southwood, Rawlins Cross enlisted PEI singer Joey Kitson to complete its signature sound.

Already one of the top concert draws in the region, and with a growing fanbase across Canada and in Europe, Rawlins Cross released Living River in 1995, which garnered two Juno Award nominations. The band toured Canada three times that year and signed a licensing deal for its music in Europe.

During that period Rawlins Cross performed live on the nationally-televised East Coast Music Awards before an audience of two million viewers.

The band expanded its international audience by headlining the 9th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Festival in Germany and also representing Canada at the Expo Cumbre de las Americas in Santiago, Chile.

Two more albums followed: Celtic Instrumentals in 1997, a retrospective collection and the studio album Make It On Time, which would prove to be the band’s last album for more than a decade. With total album sales topping 100,000 units, Rawlins Cross has been one of the region’s most successful bands.

In 2008 Rawlins Cross reunited after a several year hiatus and released Anthology, a compilation of its best recorded songs. In Fall 2010, the band released Heart Head Hands (GroundSwell/ Warner Music). This marked the band’s first full album release in 12 years. Around that time, the band performed for Queen Elizabeth II at a large outdoor event in Halifax.

Rawlins Cross, has, again, rekindled their magic with their six-track EP, Rock Steady, released December 1st, 2017 through GroundSwell Music. Rock Steady was co-produced by Jon Landry and Geoff Panting. This collection of new songs along with a string of successful festival performances, has added some spring to the step of this venerable East Coast act.

 

 

 

 

 

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General Ticket Price: $36

Member Price: $32

Youth: $12

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May
25
Fri
NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE: Jay White
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

For some 25 years Jay White has been providing audiences with the ultimate stage experience, convincing them that he IS Neil Diamond.  Critics call Jay White one of the world’s most convincing recreations.

Energizing stages with a touch of class and a dash of Rock-n-Roll, Jay continues the musical legacy of Neil Diamond in 5 countries and over 9000 shows. White just wrapped up an eight-year, 2000 show run in Las Vegas  — the longest running act of its kind in the U.S.

Leeza Gibbons of “Entertainment Tonight” wrote: “He’s uncanny and truly amazing!”

In 2008, Hollywood Director Ron Howard cast Jay to play Neil Diamond in the Academy Award nominated film “Frost/Nixon”. In 2011, Jay was cast as Diamond in the musical drama film “Beautiful Noise”.

In 1996 and 2002, White met Diamond before his Vegas MGM appearances, where Neil told Jay to “keep singing, so I can stay home and relax! Your friend in music”.

From passionate crowds rushing the stage to 18,000 screaming fans in Salt Lake City, White brings his show to King’s Theatre, where you will believe that he IS Neil Diamond.

(Holding box office records worldwide, with 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, Neil Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. A legendary singer, songwriter and performer, Diamond has toured the world consecutively for 50 years. Diamond just announced his retirement from touring due to his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. )

 

 

 

 

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General: $48, Members: $44, Youth: $12

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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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General Ticket Price: $32

Member Price: $28

Youth: $12

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Jun
9
Sat
THERESA MALENFANT & JOHN CAMPBELLJOHN
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm

CELEBRATE THE BLUES WITH LEGENDS THERESA MALENFANT & JOHN CAMPBELLJOHN!

Hailing from Dieppe, NB, Theresa Malenfant grew up surrounded by a musically-talented family. She made her singing debut at the age of fourteen and was soon on stage, dueting with the great Dutch Mason. After many years of success, both in her native Canada and during a five year stint living and performing in Europe, Malenfant has a number of critically acclaimed albums to her credit and 30 years of performing under her belt. The vocal powerhouse in the tradition of Janis Joplin and Etta James has amassed an incredible career, one that has shown no signs of slowing down.

 

John Campbelljohn’s acoustic blues performances he makes the most of the song. Campbelljohn soulfully commands the stage with rich vocals, while his powerfully prolific technique on guitar or trusty dobro lap steel further embellishes each composition. His power trio ups the ante with an electric sound that can pummel an audience into submission or captivate them with the subtleties of ace musicians driven solely by the love of their craft.

A tight rhythm section fronted by Campbelljohn’s distinctive prowess on slide guitar quickly demonstrates that, although John’s a Cape Bretoner, he’s been cut from a plaid of a very different color. Power blues that touch on rock, reggae and roots with a few overtones of pure country – these are John Campbelljohn’s stock and trade. He’s also added the wondrous sounds of the pedal steel to his live band shows to haunting effect. The overall quality of the musicianship, the energy of his delivery and the guaranteed good times that spring from the band’s performances are proof of the pudding.

Acoustically, John combines the influences of such diverse players as Fred McDowell, Ry Cooder and John Hammond while his electric shows earmark everyone from Sonny Landreth to Johnny Winter, Clapton to Duane Allman. A simple listen to any of his six CD releases tell the tale that John Campbelljohn – solo or otherwise – is a born performer and a credit to his accomplishments: Blues Artist of the Year, Guitarist of the Year, Slide Guitarist of the Year. His is a sophisticated, well-informed and progressive definition of the blues and his distinctive edge has been applauded from Sydney to Stuttgart. Treat yourself to something truly fan-friendly and fun with a no-nonsense master of many genres.

 

 

 

 

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General Ticket Price: $30

Member Price: $26

Youth: $12

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