April 10 - Extended to June 17, 2018

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EVENT ADDED: SHOW & TELL March 29, 2018

We have added a free Show & Tell performance event to the run of Mamma Mia scheduled for May 4 at 4pm.

The one-hour event will feature a showcase allowing the audience to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the show is put together, a chance to meet the cast and musicians, a question and answer session with director Jeremy Webb and members of the creative team, and several musical numbers performed by the entire cast of MAMMA MIA!

“Halifax is experiencing Mamma Mia-fever,” said Jeremy Webb, Neptune’s Artistic Director. “With tickets moving as fast as they are, we wanted to give others, particularly families with young children, the opportunity to join in on the fun and see first-hand the magic that happens behind the scenes.”

This free event is general seating and seats can be reserved through Neptune’s website at neptunetheatre.com/showandtell.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: TWO-WEEK EXTENSION March 21, 2018

Halifax couldn’t resist and now we've announced a two-week extension to the run of our season-ending musical Mamma Mia! The show, originally scheduled to run on the Fountain Hall stage from April 10 to June 3 will now close June 17.

“We’re ecstatic to add two more weeks of electrifying performances of this show,” said Jeremy Webb, Artistic Director of Neptune Theatre and director of Mamma Mia! “Ever since they were made available last summer, tickets have been in high demand. Most weekend performances are nearly sold out and seating is limited for the rest of the run. We’re thrilled to be able to offer patrons more opportunities to sing and dance with us to this incredible musical.”

Webb announced the news to the production’s cast and crew yesterday during the first day of rehearsals. This extension comes just weeks after it was announced that Neptune would be bringing the production to the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay for eight performances from June 26 to July 1.

“When the opportunity to bring the show to Cape Breton presented itself, we took it,” said Webb. “It’s been nearly 15 years since a production from Neptune’s main-stage has been toured anywhere beyond our own stages and we are excited that this ultimate feel-good musical is the one we get to bring to Cape Breton.”

The production stars Julie Martell as Donna. Martell, originally from Cape Breton, last starred on Neptune’s stage in 2007’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which was also famously extended twice and closed after a record-breaking 127 performances.

Mamma Mia! opens in Fountain Hall April 10.

 

COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT October 13, 2017

 

JULIE MARTELL - "Donna"

Born and raised in Cape Breton, Julie made her Neptune debut 10 years ago playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast. After graduating from the University of Windsor she landed the role of Sophie in the Toronto production of Mamma Mia! So this is quite a full circle moment. Other credits include Gypsy Rose Lee on Broadway with Bernadette Peters; Maria in The Sound of Music (Theatre Aquarius); Cathy in The Last Five Years (The Grand Theatre); A Night With Jason Robert Brown (Glenn Gould Studio); Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Musical ( NYSF); 8 seasons at the Shaw Festival: Starring roles in : Sweet Charity, Ragtime, A Little Night Music, Gypsy, One Touch of Venus, The Cherry Orchard, Happy End, Belle Moral, Maria Severa, The President, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide, Sunday in The Park With George, Play Orchestra Play, French Without Tears, Follies: In Concert. Julie is thrilled to be back at Neptune and revisiting this awesome show so many years later. Thanks J.Webb. Thank you to my beautiful family and husband for your unlimited support. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JEREMY WEBB - Director

Jeremy Webb joins Neptune Theatre as Artistic Director from January 1st, 2018, having been Artistic Producer for Halifax's Eastern Front Theatre. 

Previously, he spent 6 years producing theatre as Off The Leash Creative and being Artistic Director of WillPower Theatre. His most recent Canadian stage appearances include 'Cogsworth' The Clock in Beauty & The Beast (twice);  ‘Jaggers’ in Great Expectations (Neptune Theatre); ‘Jack’ in Broadway on Argyle St (WillPower/OTL); ‘George’ in I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (Valley Summer Theatre); ‘Macbeth’ in Macbeth (WillPower Theatre); ‘Max Bialystock’ in The Producers (Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg), ‘Riverdale/Churchill’ in Rexy (Neptune); ‘Under Milk Wood (touring since 2013,); ‘Paul Fisher’ in his own play Fishing (touring since 2012); ‘Beowulf’ in Beowulf (Two Planks & A passion); and many more.

In Canada, he directed (and wrote) The Chuckle Hour (Festival Antigonish); he wrote Broadway On Argyle St. (for WillPower); Pinocchio (for Shakespeare By The Sea), Urinetown, Blue Remembered Hills, The Wizard of Oz, A Streetcar Named Desire, Animal Farm, The Farm Show, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, Liar, Joseph, Grease, Godspell, The Wind In The Willows, and Til It Hurts, I Do! I Do!, Double Double, Les Miserables, The Hobbit and Oliver.

His one-man version of A Christmas Carol has been playing every Christmas since 2003. In 2015, actor Rhys Bevan John took over the role and Webb directed the show. This year, it's a Bonus Feature, on the Scotiabank Stage, presented by EFT.

Jeremy won a Best Director Merritt Award for Little Thing, Big Thing (2017), a Best Actor Merritt Award for his portrayal of Iago in Othello, for Shakespeare By The Sea. He won the 2010 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Theatre. In 2013, Jeremy won the Creative Arts Nova Scotia Established Artist Award. In 2014, Off The Leash/Jeremy Webb won the 2014 Touring Performers Award, presented by The Atlantic Presenters Association.

PAUL DE GURSE - Musical Director

Paul is a Winnipeg based music director, pianist and composer. Neptune: Beauty and the Beast (Merritt award nomination for Outstanding Music Direction) Select other credits: Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act (Rainbow Stage); Sister Act (Drayton Entertainment); Charlie Brown (Manitoba Theatre for Young People); American Idiot  (Winnipeg Studio Theatre); The Bridges Of Madison County (Dry Cold); Stars of David (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); Grey Gardens (Associate MD, Acting Up Stage). Paul plays in the indie rock band Bro, Nouveau. This show and all future ones are dedicated to Tom.

 

 

 

 

RAY HOGG - Choreographer

Known for his virtuosic, visually stunning, and viscerally moving works, Ray began taking ballet class in a church basement long long ago at the tender age of 17. He received his formal training as an actor at the Dome Theatre Program, and completed his professional training as a dance artist at Ryerson University’s prestigious Theatre School.    

From 2012-2017 he was the Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage. During his tenure there he ushered in an era of artistic growth and excellence, forged acclaimed partnerships with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and spearheaded the creation of nationally recognized professional arts training programs (which have since launched several major careers including: music directors Paul De Gurse and Joseph Tritt, and directors Kimberley Rampersad, Heidi Malazdrewich, and Carson Nattrass)

Visit: www.rayhogg.com

Follow: @rayhogg

 

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May 1 - 20, 2018

2017/18 Bonus Features

Makayla Lynn (Jan 18-21)

Port Cities (Feb 16-17)

Echos of Time (Apr 20-21)

A mother. A daughter. Three possible Dads.

Dance along to the music of ABBA in this ultimate feel-good show, seen by over 60 million dancing fans in more than 40 countries!

Begins April 10, 2018!