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Neptune Theatre: Art by white people, for white people

I find it laughably hypocritical that Neptune Theatre produced Miracle on 34th Street, a show that rails against the commercialization of Christmas with tickets costing upwards of $80 and brochures for an upcoming Nutcracker production stuffed into the programs. Here’s the thing: I know people in this cast and crew, people I consider friends. Going…

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Warm up this winter with some Halifax Theatre

In this image: Neptune Theatre.

It’s 2019 at last; and while the snowy Halifax blues might be setting in, this season’s theatre lineup is sure to brighten those dark winter days.   Filled with plenty of homegrown talent, old favourites and even a Canadian Premiere – this theatrical season in Halifax is one not to be missed (and it can be…

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Coming to theatres near you

Editor’s Note: Logan Robins is the president of the Dalhousie Theatre Society.   As the chill of autumn sweeps into Halifax, students and Haligonians will flock into coffee shops for pumpkin spice lattes to warm their hands and into theatres for something else to warm their hearts.  From exciting concerts to groundbreaking new plays, and a…

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Elevate: a DalDance recital

With only four hours until the show they had been working on for the past semester and only one chance to get it right, dancers, choreographers and organizers buzzed around the Dalhousie Arts Centre on Sunday. Nervous laughs came from the bright red lips of three girls with hair sprayed stiff in uniform ballerina buns.…

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Dalhousie Arts Centre gives students and community creative space

The Dalhousie Arts Centre has created a space, which allows for creativity and collaboration, and provides a safe place to escape from the atrocities of the human-experience.  “The arts centre gave me a good impression that creativity thrived there,” said Devon McCarron. “That was very important to me, I wanted to go somewhere where the…

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A new era for the Fountain School of Performing Arts

DISCLAIMER: Lara Lewis is a recent graduate of the Fountain School of Performing Arts and keeps personal relationships with much of the cast and creative team. Philip Akin’s direction of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is, simply, a triumph of modern theatre. In short, it is everything magical and beautiful that FSPA has the potential…

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Theatre review: Stones in His Pockets

The trio made of director Dayna Tekatch and actors Christian Murray and Rhys Bevan-John return to Neptune with Stones in His Pockets. The three teamed up last year for the acclaimed The 39 Steps. Unfortunately, despite an entertaining show, lightning did not strike twice with this production. Stones in His Pockets, which opened on Friday,…

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