A look at upcoming arts and entertainment events in the Annapolis Valley: omi
‘Won’t You Be My Neighbour?’ at King’s Nov. 9
King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal screen’s ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbour?’ Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
It’s an exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers. The sleeper hit of the season is a likely documentary Oscar contender and has been called one of the best documentaries ever made.
Morgan Neville’s movie is about the benevolent piano-playing puppeteer host of ‘Mr. Rogers Neighborhood’ (1968-2001), a show for children about how to build a neighborhood and live together in society, follows sleeper Ruth Bader Ginsberg biodoc ‘RBG’ as a movie that shows us what a hero looks like.
Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.
Doors open 45 minutes before show time.
Go Online: www.kingstheatre.ca
The Game’s Afoot at CentreStage
The danger and hilarity are nonstop in this glittering, farcical mystery. Ken Ludwig’s ‘The Game’s Afoot’ or ‘Holmes for the Holidays’ will be on stage at CentreStage Theatre in time for the holidays.
It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut mansion for a weekend of revelry. When one of the guests turns up dead, the festivities in this isolated house of hidden rooms and state-of-the art gadgets quickly turn dangerous.
The play is directed by Junie Hutchinson. The cast in order of appearance: John Smith, Mike Butler, Hannah Fisk, Linda Levy Fisk, Ethan Van Meekeren, Wendy Stewart, Devon Edmonds, Caroline Leverett. The featured artist is Karen Kerr.
The dates are Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17, 18m, 23, 24,30, Dec. 1, 2m, 7, 8.
Front of House opens at 6:45 p.m. for the evening performances and 1:15 p.m. for the matinees.
Tickets are: adults $15; seniors/ students $12; children, age 12 and under, $5. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are recommended and are held until 15 minutes before show time.
Call 902-678-8040 for reservations.
Go Online: www.centrestagetheatre.ca
Erin Costelo at Evergreen Theatre Nov. 10
Erin Costelo stops at Evergreen Theatre in Margaretsville Nov. 10 during her tour with her new CD ‘Sweet Marie’ that was released in October.
Evergreen Theatre Manager David O’Leary said there’s a lot of buzz about Costelo’s new album, including a documentary about how it was put together in 10 days. The resulting film was broadcast on CBC TV and was featured at The Atlantic Film Festival recently.
O’Leary said Costelo will bring her full band to Evergreen for the 8 p.m. show during her CD release tour.
The latest news at Evergreen Theatre is the demise of their traditional ‘cake and coffee’ to be replaced by a liquor license. The theatre will be serving a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages before and after shows, and during intermissions.
On the screen at Fundy Cinema
Fundy Cinema screens ‘Transit’ on Nov. 11 at 4 and 7 p.m.
In Christian Petzold’s follow-up to ‘Phoenix,’ German refugee Georg flees to Marseille to avoid the German invasion of Paris and assumes the identity of deceased writer Weidel, whose Mexican visa papers he has discovered in his bag, in an attempt to escape France together with Weidel’s widow.
Shows are at Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville. Tickets are $10 and available 30 minutes before screening.
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Organist Sarah Svendsen visits the Valley
The Annapolis Valley Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) is sponsoring the visit of prominent Canadian organist Sarah Svendsen, a native of New Glasgow, to Bridgetown and Annapolis Royal. Sarah is a graduate of both University of Toronto and the Yale School of Music. Her visit comes as a result of the traveling clinician program of the national office of the RCCO.
Her first appearance will be at the Dawn Oman Art Gallery in Bridgetown Nov. 9 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. She will present a child-friendly handson workshop ‘Discover the Pipe Organ’ designed to allow young people to become more familiar with the workings of a pipe organ.
Local music teachers have been encouraging their students to attend the workshop. Parents and the general public are invited as well, with a freewill offering going to the Organ Restoration Fund of the Art Gallery.
Students who wish to participate should arrive at the gallery by 12:15 p.m. For more information, contact Maureen MacLean at 902-825-3387.
Nov. 10, Svendsen will play a full organ recital in St. George and St. Andrew United Church, Annapolis Royal at 7:30 p.m. Included in her program are selections by Mozart, Vivaldi, Langlais, Bach, and Messsiaen. A highlight should be Bach’s mighty ‘Toccata and Fugue in DMinor.’
A freewill offering will be taken for the Organ Scholarship Fund of the Annapolis Valley Centre RCCO.
Round Hill Studio offers new exhibit
Round Hill Studio’s Twila RobarDecoste exhibit ‘Field and Forest’ continues until Nov. 30.
Robar-Decoste is a renowned, published illustrator and botanical artist. Her exhibit will be comprised of paintings in both watercolour and acrylic and include many native and introduced spices of plants, animals, and birds of Nova Scotia.
“The colours, forms and details of our natural landscape and its flora and fauna continually fascinate me” - Decoste
Round Hill Studio is at 280 StGeorge St., in Annapolis Royal. Contact: 902-955-0365.
Go Online: www.roundhillstudio.com.
One-woman play ‘Blindside’ at King’s Theatre Nov. 10
Award-winning actor and playwright Stephanie Morin-Robert has created a piece of theatre based on her own life and patrons of King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal will have a chance Nov. 10 to see what critics around the world are raving about.
“I was blown away by this show,” said King’s Theatre manager Janet Larkman. “It’s utterly original, uplifting, and powerful. And it’s very funny, in a heart-wrenching kind of way. I’m excited to be presenting it to audiences in Annapolis Royal.”
In ‘Blindside,’ a feat of riveting comedy, Vancouver’s one-eyed storytelling champion and cancer survivor Stephanie Morin-Robert recounts her life as a feisty sevenyear-old who wields her glass-eye as a superpower. 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.
Go Online: wwwkingstheatre.ca.
Saeed in concert in Wolfville
Silk Road Project was initiated by Yo-Yo Ma to share art and education across the world. Saeed is touring Nova Scotia to celebrate Silk Road Project with music of Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738). O’Carolan was a blind Gaelic harper, composer, and singer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition. He was the last great Gaelic harper.
The Wolfville concert is 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Al Whittle Theatre. Tickets are $20.
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‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ at Lower Denton
The world of ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ mixes the criminally seedy with the pompously posh. Pratfalls, spit takes, puns, improvisation, slamming doors, audience participation, double-entendres and triple takes: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ leaves no comic stone unturned.
That shouldn’t imply any lack of genuine wit in the broad farce and bawdy humor of ‘ One Man, Two Guvnors’ when the Acadia Theatre Company’s production hits the stage at Lower Denton Hall theatre at Acadia starting Nov. 16.
An ideal farce requires events to be unfolding mostly in a state of blind panic, but ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ strikes an ingenious balance between meticulous planning and what plays like anarchic spontaneity.
This production owes no obedience to theatrical tropes, so there’s no need to brush up on Commedia dell’Arte, Christmas Pantos, or Music Hall ditties to enjoy ‘One Man, Two Guvnors.’
Shows are Nov. 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. with 1 p.m. matinees on Nov. 17 and 24.
Tickets are $15 for regular admission and $10 for students and seniors. There is also a group rate of $7 (per ticket) for a group of eight people or more. The production will be held in Lower Denton theatre at Acadia University.