Posts Tagged ‘Neptune Theatre’

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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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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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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Neptune’s “2 Pianos, 4 Hands” confusingly entertaining

Two gleaming grand pianos facing one another are surrounded by nearly all black.  A large empty photo frame hangs above each piano.  It’s simplicity to the point of excess.  As the house lights dim, two men dressed in tuxedos with shiny, patent leather shoes walk confidently across the stage.  It takes them a moment to…

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Neptune’s 2 Pianos, 4 Hands confusingly entertaining

Two gleaming grand pianos facing one another are surrounded by nearly all black.  A large empty photo frame hangs above each piano.  It’s simplicity to the point of excess.  As the house lights dim, two men dressed in tuxedos with shiny, patent leather shoes walk confidently across the stage.  It takes them a moment to…

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Where to see plays in Halifax

Frankenstein. Photo courtesy Neptune Theatre.

In spite of your lengthy Netflix queue, theatre lives on. Get out of the house and plop your bum in a seat at one of Halifax’s dramatic theatre venues. Neptune Theatre (1593 Argyle Street) is the venerable and crowd-pleasing uncle of the local thespian scene. The coming season promises popular productions like Mary Poppins and The Comedy of Errors alongside…

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Sweeney Todd serves meat pie to get even

Correction: The original version of this article gave the final show date of Sweeney Todd as Nov. 7. It is in fact Oct. 7. The online version of this article has been changed. The Gazette regrets the error. — When one hears the name Sweeney Todd the first image conjured might be a pale and eyeliner-coated Johnny…

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Neptune season opener disappoints

Frankenstein. Photo courtesy Neptune Theatre.

Frankenstein an inaccurate adaptation of a classic   Another year of Halifax’s only professional theatre is off to a crawl with Frankenstein, the opening show of their 2011/2012 season. Before I rip in to the show, there are a few things that we should get out of the way. First, Frankenstein is NOT the monster. Victor…

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