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Centrestage Theatre in Kentville presents Scrooge: The Musical starring Alan Slipp as the penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge. It's on stage Fridays and Saturdays until December 8. Front of House opens at 6:45, shows at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are on Sundays, Nov. 12, 26, and December 3. Front of House opens at 1:15, shows at 2 p.m.
Centrestage Theatre in Kentville presents Scrooge: The Musical starring Alan Slipp on stage Fridays and Saturdays until December 8. Wild Lupin Media

A long list of upcoming arts-related events

Fundy Cinema screens FRANTZ

François Ozon presents an elegy to a lost generation in a haunting and beautifully rendered tale of love and reconciliation beginning in a small town in Germany in the immediate aftermath of the First World War when a young woman mourning the death of her fiancé encounters a mysterious Frenchman laying flowers on her beloved’s grave.

FRANTZ runs Sunday, Nov 12 at 4 and 7 p.m. at Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville.

Tickets are $9 and are available 30 minutes before screening.

Go To: fundycinema.ca

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Contact 902-542-1050

 

Fundy Cinema screens Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Matt Tyrnauer's timely and inspirational documentary chronicles legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs’ battle to save historic New York City neighbourhoods from the draconian redevelopment plans of ruthless power broker Robert Moses in the 1960s and examines the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City runs Wednesday, Nov 15 at 7 p.m. at Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville.

Tickets are $9 and are available 30 minutes before screening.

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Contact 902-542-1050

 

Fundy Cinema screens Loving Vincent

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman explore the circumstances of illustrious painter Vincent van Gogh's death in the first ever fully painted animated film, each of its 65,000 frames an oil painting on canvas created by 125 animators, imitating Van Gogh's distinctive technique and style, over a six year period.

Loving Vincent runs Sunday, Nov. 19 at 4 and 7 p.m. at Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville.

Tickets are $9 and are available 30 minutes before screening.

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Contact 902-542-1050

 

Loving Vincent also at King’s Theatre

Loving Vincent will also be shown at King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal on Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth. All prices include HST. General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before show time.

Go To: www.kingstheatre.ca

 

Coming up at King’s Theatre
-- Leisa Way: Oh Canada We Sing for Thee Thursday is on Nov. 9. Leisa returns to King's after wowing our audiences with her Patsy Cline tribute a few years ago. Leisa and her band deliver hits by Canada's most beloved singers and songwriters.

For tickets, contact King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704.

Go To: www.kingstheatre.ca.

-- Also coming up at King’s Theatre is Breabach with Old Man Luedecke on Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. at King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal.

Breabach – Scotland’s hottest traditional band delivers a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene.

Old Man Luedecke also performs. Not since Loudon Wainwright III has anyone written so honestly, so openly, or with such aching tenderness and good humour about family life.

Tickets (902) 532-7704

For tickets, contact King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704.

Go To: www.kingstheatre.ca.

 

Maureen Batt performance Nov. 9

Soprano Maureen Batt has a show coming up at Acadia University on Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Denton Hall Auditorium for her debut album Lady of the Lake. It features Schubert’s classic plus an original work by Halifax composer Fiona Ryan. The performance is part of the Concert and Lecture Series. Admission is free. Batt is also nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the Nova Scotia Music Awards.

 

Scrooge! The Musical Until Dec. 8

Scrooge! The Musical by Leslie Bricusse is being presented at CentreStage Theatre in Kentville.

Tickets are: adults $15; seniors/students $12; children 12 and under $5. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are held until 15 minutes before show time.

The show, directed by Thea Burton, will be on stage Fridays and Saturdays until Dec. 8. There will be no performance on Nov. 11, Remembrance Day. Front of House opens at 6:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Matinees are on Sundays – Nov. 12 and 26, and Dec. 3. Front of House opens at 1:15 p.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m. Call 902-678-8040 for reservations.

 

A Christmas Carol: The Musical

Quick as a Wink Theatre Society in Windsor is getting ready for their production of A Christmas Carol: The Musical, featuring the classic Dicken’s narrative with completely different music as Scrooge: The Musical (see above). It features a cast of more than three dozen local actors and music by Academy-Award Winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast), and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Directed by Mark Wainman, with musical direction by Katrina Salmon. See Steve Roe as Scrooge, and the three ghosts are played by Olivia Lee, Logan Levesque, and Francesca Cornetta.

Shows will take place at Fountain Performing Arts Centre of King’s-Edgehill School in Windsor, December 1, 2, 8, 9, at 7 p.m. with special matinees on December 2, 9, and 10 at 2 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at QAAW.ca or by visiting Mosaic Market in Windsor and The Box of Delights Book Shop in Wolfville.

 

Soldiers of Song at Evergreen Nov. 10, Festival Theatre Nov. 11

Soldiers of Song, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m., is a live performance involving theatre, music, and storytelling based on the original works of the Dumbells, a Canadian concert party that entertained the troops on the front line in the First World War.

If nationhood was won on the crest of Vimy Ridge, it was the Dumbells who provided the country with its earliest soundtrack. The soldier-entertainers’ journey from Vimy to vaudeville is now celebrated in the musical play Soldiers of Song, written and directed by award-winning author and two-time Juno Award-nominee Jason Wilson.

Contact Evergreen Theatre at 902-825-6834. Tickets can be purchased online.

Go To: www.evergreentheatre.ca

Also: This slice of Canadian history is onstage in Wolfville on Nov. 11 at Festival Theatre as part of the Acadia Performing Arts Series. Tickets are $26 for adults, $20 for students. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Acadia University Box Office in person, by phone at 902-542-5500 or 1-800-542-TICK(8425), or online at http://boxoffice.acadiau.ca .

 

Horton’s Chantal Peng performs

Horton High School grade 12 student Chantal Peng will be performing with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Acadia University Convocation Hall in Wolfville. She is the 2017 province-wide Concerto Competition winner.

Tickets for the Wolfville concert are $12 (kids/students) and $30 (full waged) and are available at the Convocation Hall box office. There will be another concert performance the following day on at St. Andrew's Church in Halifax at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the Halifax concert are $15 (kids/students) and $30 (full waged).

 

In the Galleries

Big Art opened Oct.28 at Lucky Rabbit & Co., just off Market Square in Annapolis Royal and runs until the end of November. The art is an eclectic mix of work from six local artists: Painter Wayne Boucher, sculptor Brad Hall, glass artist Jay LeBlanc, Painter Ted Lind, textile artist Rachel Ryan, and Ray Mackie who shows a single stoneware vase in the exhibition. View the exhibition on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when Lucky Rabbit is always open, or by chance on other days when one of the studios in the building is open, or by appointment.

 

Introduction to Printmaking

Introduction to Printmaking is a two-day lesson Nov. 18 and 19 at the Printmaker Studio, North Mountain. Students will be introduced to techniques of woodblock, collagraph, and mono prints. All materials and lunches supplied. Students will finish with minimum 5 to 10 prints. Limited class size. Transport available. Cost $210. Call Acadia Art Gallery at 902-585-1373, or The Printmaker at 902-582-3656.

 

The Rink at Al Whittle Theatre

Mike Butler tells us there’s a new show hitting the Al Whittle Theatre stage in late November -- a perfect little comedy-drama to share with your friends and family. The Lighthouse Theatre Company, that brought you Creely Mountain Law and Marion Bridge, presents their fall offering, The Rink, a comedy, written by local playwright Allen D. Hume and directed by Brenda Ley.

The Rink begins with three former citizens of this small town returning for the funeral of an old childhood friend. They try to combine their talents to build an outdoor rink to help rejuvenate the town and give some energy and excitement to the citizens with a common goal (No pun intended!).

Tickets are $15 each and available at the door or in advance at The Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville. The Rink plays at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and on Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Mike says if that time and location doesn’t work for you, then head to Margaretsville the next Saturday as The Rink plays at Evergreen Theatre on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Choral Concert in Annapolis Royal

Attend the festive choral concert And Bells Do Ring with Annapolis Voices and Annapolis Treblemakers, under the musical direction of Deirdre Morrell-Ormerod and accompanist Elizabeth Harwood on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., St. George and St. Andrew United Church in Annapolis Royal.

Tickets are available by calling Donna Cummings 902-532-5200 or from choir members. Adults $15, Children $5.

 

Scrooge’s Tale on Dec. 8 and 9

Scrooge's Tale a play written by Rev. John Moses with music by William F. Treadgold will be jointly presented by Aylesford and Kingston United Churches on Dec. 8 and 9 at Aylesford United Church, 2414 Hwy 1. Free-will admission for this musical evening with proceeds to the Berwick and Kingston foodbanks. Show time is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

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