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Oct
20
Sat
RYAN COOK: A Tribute to Hank Williams
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Theatre is thrilled to welcome Yarmouth-born country music artist RYAN COOK back to our stage with his hit show honouring HANK WILLIAMS and the Drifting Cowboys.

 

 

Ryan Cook began performing as Hank Williams in 2009 when he performed consecutive sold-out weeks of the Maynard Collins play “The Show He Never Gave” in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.Having performed at some of the same stages as Hank Williams including the Ryman Auditorium, and Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville, TN, Ryan has also studied Hank Williams life through the biographical work of Colin Escott, Sneezy Waters, The Country Music Hall of Fame (TN), Hank Williams Boyhood Home & Museum (AL), and The Hank Williams Museum (Montgomery (AL). Along with band mates the Drifting Cowboys, this two-act feature performance includes 22 songs from the greatest Country Music singer and songwriter of all time. Ryan Cook and company re-animate the sounds of Don Helms haunting steel guitar, Jerry Rivers fiddle arrangements, and the yodelling of the lovesick boy from Georgiana, Luke the Drifter himself: Hank Williams.

 

 

“I feel like I’m watching Hank in his prime on a stage that he was no stranger to… I flew to Nova Scotia to experience the magic for myself, and wasn’t disappointed!” – John Walker, Producer –Music City Roots

 

 

 

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Oct
24
Wed
LES SONGES – Baroque Ensemble
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm

  • Samantha Louis-Jean, soprano
  • Vincent Lauzer, recorder
  • Camille Paquette-Roy, baroque cello
  • Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord

 

King’s Theatre is pleased to once again partner with Debut Atlantic, one of Canada’s most highly esteemed classical music organizations, to bring some of the most dynamic touring musicians to Annapolis Royal.

The Baroque Ensemble Les Songes consists of soprano Samantha Louis­‐Jean, recorder player Vincent Lauzer, baroque cellist Camille Paquette­‐Roy and harpsichordist Mélisande McNabney. These four dynamic young performers were brought together by friendship and their common passion for the baroque repertoire. In 2015 and 2016, Les Songes were on the road across Canada performing their program Alma Innamorata, with two tours presented by the Jeunesses Musicales Canada.

With this program, they were nominated at the Prix Opus in the Concert of the Year – medieval, Renaissance, baroque music category. Les Songes have performed in the Clavecin en Concert and La Dauphine concert series, at the Bourgie Hall and the Chapelle historique du Bon­‐Pasteur, as well as the International Baroque Music Festival in Lamèque. Their concert Agitata was recorded and broadcast by CBC ICI Musique.

Samantha Louis-Jean, soprano

The Canadian and French soprano Samantha Louis‐Jean received her vocal training at the Maîtrise de Radio-­France, the University of Montreal, then with Marie Daveluy and Yolande Parent. She made her professional debut singing Euridice (Monteverdi, L’Orfeo) with the Montreal Baroque Festical and Lauretta (Puccini, Gianni Schicchi) with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Since then, she has performed with the Portland Trinity Consort, the Orford Festival, the Ensemble Caprice, the Lamèque International Baroque Festival, Clavecin en Concert, the Ensemble Masques, Les Violons du Roy and the Quebec Opera Festival.

Samantha Louis­‐Jean is a winner of the Froville International Baroque Competition, the Prix d’Europe Competition, the Lyndon-­Woodside Oratorio Society of New York Competition and the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation. She is a grant recipient of the Conseildes Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the Canada Council of the Arts and the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.

Vincent Lauzer, Recorder

Révélation Radio­‐Canada 2013-­‐2014 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2012 Opus Awards, recorder player Vincent Lauzer is the artistic director of the Lamèque Internation Baroque Festival in New Brunswick. Winner of several prizes in nation and international competitions, he has recently been awarded the Fernand Lindsay Career Award, a scholarship given to a young promising Canadian musician for the development of an international career.

A versatile performer, he plays with Flûte Alors!, Les Songes, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, La Bande Montréal Baroque, Les Idées Heureuses, Arion Baroque Orchestra and La Cigale. Vincent has also performed for various series and festivals in Canada and the United States, as well as in Mexico, France, Germany, Spain and Belgium.

Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord

A Graduate of McGill University and the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Mélisande was granted her Master’s degree from the Amsterdam Conservatory in June 2010, where she studied harpsichord, continuo and fortepiano in the classes of Bob van Asperen and Richard Egarr. She is now pursuing her Doctorate degree at McGill University under the guidance of Hank Knox and Tom Beghin, thanks to the support of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program.

Currently based in Montréal, Mélisande is regularly invited to play with ensembles such as Les Violons du Roy, Arion Orchestre Baroque, Les Idées Heureuses, the Theatre of Early Music and Ensembles Caprice. She is also a member of Pallade Musica and ensemble Les Songes, which will be on tour with Jeunesses Musicales Canada in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons. Mélisande has received scholarships from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Banff Centre, the FQRSC and the CALQ.

Camille Paquette-Roy, baroque cello

Having shown an interest and talent for music at a very early age, cellist Camille Paquette-Roy was admitted to the Music Conservatory of Trois‐Rivières in 1999, where she studied under Jean-Christophe Guelpa for ten years. In 2009, she graduated from the conservatory of Trois­‐Rivières with a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures. In the same year, she began her Master’s degree at McGill University under Brian Manker, which she completed in 2011.

A versatile artist, Paquette-Roy works frequently with a variety of ensembles, including Les Songes, l’Orchestre Baroque Avion, Caprice Ensemble and Quatuor esca. In addition to her activities in the Classical and baroque realms, Paquette-Roy is an active performer in Montréal’s pop music scene with artists such as Ingrid St-Pierre, Jean Leloup and Half Moon Run.

 

 

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Nov
10
Sat
BLINDSIDE
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm

From Vancouver, Stephanie Morin-Robert’s award-winning one-woman play comes to King’s Theatre. In a feat of riveting comedy, one-eyed storytelling champion and cancer survivor Morin-Robert recounts her life as a feisty 7 year-old who wields her glass-eye as a superpower.  You will laugh, you will cry, and you will not want to miss this extraordinary show.

BLINDSIDE was recently awarded MOST OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION (London Fringe Festival) and OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL WORK (Ottawa Fringe Festival)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  “EXPERT PHYSICAL COMEDY AND IMPECCABLE TIMING.”  – CBC

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  “HEARTWARMING REMINDER OF THE POWER OF EMBRACING WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE.”  – Vue Weekly

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ FUNNY, VULNERABLE, AND SWEET.  PHENOMENAL AND NOT TO BE MISSED!Inside Ottawa

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ MORIN-ROBERT’S GREATEST STRENGTH IS THAT SHE MAKES YOU, THE AUDIENCE MEMBER, FALL IN LOVE WITH HER. SHE TELLS HER STORY IN AN INTOXICATING WAY – BRINGING THE AUDIENCE TO A CRESCENDO OF LAUGHTER, ONLY TO KNOCK THE WIND OUT OF YOUR EMOTIONAL SAILS AND HAVE YOU ON THE VERGE OF TEARS.  – Theatre In London

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  “A TRIUMPH OF STORYTELLING. GO. GO. GO.” -CM Montreal

  • WE LAUGHED UNTIL WE CRIED, AND CRIED UNTIL WE LAUGHED”  – Montreal Times
  • EVERYONE MUST SEE THIS SHOW.” – CTV
  • A WARM, POIGNANT AND VERY FUNNY STORY” -London Free Press

 

In Blindside, a prospector’s recent diamond discovery forces his daughter, a young and sheltered cancer patient with a prosthetic eye, to change schools in the middle of the third grade. While her family members are distracted by their luxurious new lifestyles, she struggles with finding the confidence it takes to face her tormenting bullies at her new school. With the help of her cat, a pair of sunglasses, and an undesirable superpower, she soon discovers that she has what it takes to fight back and come to terms with her disability.

Written and Performed by Stéphanie Morin-Robert

 

 

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Nov
16
Fri
SLEEPING BEAUTY – A Pantomime
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm

Just in time for Christmas… SLEEPING BEAUTY is an original Pantomime musical comedy…. set in a place very reminiscent of Annapolis Royal!

  • Written by Judy Dickinson
  • Directed by Judy & Brian Dickinson
  • Performed by the Annapolis District Drama Group

Awake from your enchanted slumber and check out this fun-for-all-the family fairy tale panto adventure!

 

 

Performances:

  • Friday November 16 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday November 17 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday November 18 at 2:00pm

 

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Nov
17
Sat
SLEEPING BEAUTY – A Pantomime
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm

Just in time for Christmas… SLEEPING BEAUTY is an original Pantomime musical comedy…. set in a place very reminiscent of Annapolis Royal!

  • Written by Judy Dickinson
  • Directed by Judy & Brian Dickinson
  • Performed by the Annapolis District Drama Group

Awake from your enchanted slumber and check out this fun-for-all-the family fairy tale panto adventure!

 

 

Performances:

  • Friday November 16 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday November 17 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday November 18 at 2:00pm

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Nov
18
Sun
SLEEPING BEAUTY – A Pantomime
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm

Just in time for Christmas… SLEEPING BEAUTY is an original Pantomime musical comedy…. set in a place very reminiscent of Annapolis Royal!

  • Written by Judy Dickinson
  • Directed by Judy & Brian Dickinson
  • Performed by the Annapolis District Drama Group

Awake from your enchanted slumber and check out this fun-for-all-the family fairy tale panto adventure!

 

 

Performances:

  • Friday November 16 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday November 17 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday November 18 at 2:00pm

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Nov
24
Sat
Verdi’s AIDA – Met Opera
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm

Angela M. Brown in the title role and Andrzej Dobber as Amonasro

Aida – In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Later in the season, a second star-studded cast takes over, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Dolora Zajick as the leading ladies.Tenors Aleksandrs Antonenko and Yonghoon Lee alternate as Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti and Plácido Domingo take the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

 

  • Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 36 mins
  • Sung In Italian, Met Titles In English

Conductor: Plácido Domingo

 

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Dec
2
Sun
LIZZY HOYT TRIO – Ancient Carols for a Winter’s Night
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

From Winnipeg, Lizzy Hoyt is an award-winning songwriter who delivers music with soaring melodies that are rooted in Celtic and folk traditions. Not only does she have a gorgeous voice, but she’s a master of the fiddle, guitar, and harp… and she step dances too!  Her Christmas concert of ancient carols brings a Celtic flavour to the season.

Lizzy Hoyt is one of Canada’s most powerful Celtic-folk artists. Known for bringing Canadian history to life with  music, her songs like “Vimy Ridge”, “White Feather”, and “New Lady on the Prairie” have garnered awards and nominations while also connecting strongly with audiences across the country. In 2013, Lizzy was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding contribution to commemorating Canadian veterans and history through music.

A talented multi-instrumentalist, Lizzy toured for ten years as a side musician before pursuing her own projects. She has been praised for her mastery of the fiddle, guitar and harp by the Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Penguin Eggs, Bluegrass Unlimited, Star News, and more. CBC’s Chris Della Torre calls her “a musician’s musician” and notes “fans that want their artists to play well can find that with [her]”. In addition to this praise, her voice has been described as “otherworldly”, “angelic”, “sweet”, and “pure” and as a singer, she has been recognized for her clarity and precision.

Lizzy is a full-time musician who travels and tours throughout Canada during the year with her trio. She has performed at renowned folk festivals (Edmonton Folk Festival, Montreal Folk Festival, Goderich Celtic Roots Festivals), folk clubs (Calgary Folk Club, Nickelodeon Folk Club, Northern Lights Folk Club) and through performing arts networks across the country. Throughout her career, she has released four independent albums and two music videos.

 

 

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