Posts Tagged ‘Theatre’

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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Strawberries in January

All the stars: Sophie, Francois and the berries. (Emma Romano photo)

Strawberries in January, written by Évelyne de la Chenelière in French and translated by Morwyn Brebner, is a story about saying the wrong thing at the wrong time and having things work out nonetheless. After seeing Strawberries in January put on by the Lions Den Theater company, I’m reminded of the old adage: Timing is…

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Where the hell is everyone trying to get to?

The aura of the small theatre was one of uncertainty: in the background wind whispered secrets while low yellow light illuminated the set. Before the action onstage started, the atmosphere was thick with questioning and unease. The Ends of the Earth, written in 1990 by Morris Panych, is an existential comedy in the style of…

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Lilah Kemp: the hero version

By Kristen Reid and Kathleen Stairs, Arts Contributors Picture this: a small black room strewn with artistic patrons holding mason jars full of wine and a distinct feeling of ripe, undiscovered genius. The Bus Stop Theatre presented the 17th episode of the Lilah Kemp Reading Series on Sept. 26. The aura of the space and…

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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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Latest KTS production slow to start, finishes strong

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Singing. Dancing. Dream sequences. Topless people… and vampires. Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen, the brains behind the one-act musical, [title of show], sure know how to give the people what they want. The latest KTS production of [title of show], directed by Jasmine Hare, was slow to start, but managed to deliver the goods. [title…

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SuddenlyLISTEN improvisational collective gets a little Wilde

Oscar Wilde. Photo by Napoleon Sarony

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Revised Dorian is an engaging, enigmatic combination of improvisational acting and music, and an avante-garde revision of Oscar Wilde’s classic The Picture of Dorian Gray, that sees improvisational musicians performing alongside improvisational actors. Norman Adams, the creative force behind the SuddenlyLISTEN improvisational collective elaborates. “We don’t want the music just soundtracking…

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Dracula has bite

Logo for Shakespeare by the Sea.

Shakespeare by the Sea brings Bram Stoker’s classic novel to life   Shakespeare By The Sea’s autumn show, Dracula, is an appropriately creepy and very faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. The show is set in Transylvania and London in 1893, and opens in a mental asylum, with the voice of Dr. John Seward…

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