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FOUNTAIN HALL MAINSTAGE
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
August 16 to October 9, 2016
Be Our Guest to the most beautiful love story ever told. Disney’s classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be lifted and he and his subjects will return to their former selves. But time is running out. The Beast must learn his lesson soon or he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
STONES IN HIS POCKETS
October 18 – November 6, 2016
Glamorous Hollywood meets Rustic Ireland in a clash of cultures. This tragicomedy is set in a small town in County Kerry, Ireland, which is being overrun by a Hollywood film crew filming the “Quiet Valley”. It centres on Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, who, like much of the town, are thrilled to be employed as extras for the movie. The efforts of the production crew to create a proper, romanticized “Irish feel” often conflict with real life in a rural Irish town and the result is hilarious. Two actors perform a myriad of roles in this fun, fast, and poignant story as they perform all 15 characters (men and women), often switching gender and voice with swift dexterity and absolute bare minimum of costume changes.
January 10 – February 5, 2017
Meet the Kim family! They’re getting standing ovations across the country! Come on in, Kim’s Convenience is open! This corner store comedy, created by Ins Choi, packs a powerful family drama under a comfortable exterior of sitcom-style humour. Mr. Kim, the store’s Korean owner, grapples with both a changing neighborhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-generation offspring. This journey of a fractured but loving family confronting the future and forgiving the past is a Canadian classic in the making.
THE COLONY OF UNREQUITED DREAMS
February 21 – March 12, 2017
A mystery and a love story spanning five decades. Based on the classic novel by Wayne Johnson, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is a retelling of Newfoundland’s first premier Joseph R. Smallwood. His story is propelled by one of Johnson’s most memorable creations: the fictitious Sheilagh Fielding, a caustic newspaper columnist whose own battles with the past and alcohol addiction find full vent in her tireless dogging of Smallwood. The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is the story of a man whose career is buoyed and sometimes sunk by his unresolved feelings for a woman he never allowed himself to love.
April 4 – May 28, 2017
His music needed one thing. Her. Guy meets Girl in the smash-hit, multi-award winning musical, ONCE, winner of 8 Tony Awards® including Best Musical. ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically-acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly," this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show draws you in from the very first note, and never lets go. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, everyone's falling for ONCE…come find out why….
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
November 22 – December 31, 2016
Could the department store Santa be the real thing? Based on the classic holiday film. The holiday season is in full swing when a gentleman with twinkling eyes, an ample belly, and a snowy beard is hired as a Macy’s department store Santa. He claims his name is Kris Kringle, and he soon fills everyone with Christmas spirit...except his boss, Doris Walker, who is raising her daughter to not believe in Santa. But when Kringle is declared insane and put on trial, everyone’s faith is put to the test as young and old alike face the age-old question: Do you believe in Santa Claus?
SPEED DATING FOR SPERM DONORS
September 20 – October 9, 2016
Girl meets girl. Girl marries girl. They want to have babies… but they need a little help. Helen calls Nova Scotia home and Paige is from the south of France. After meeting at an airport, they uproot their lives for one another, settle in Calgary and decide to have a baby together. Thus begins the frustrating, complicated and straining journey to find a biological father for their coveted future offspring. Speed Dating for Sperm Donors delivers humour, wit and emotion through high stakes and rich characters that result in a delightfully heartwarming story.
October 25 – November 13, 2016
Small things play a big role in understanding each other. From renowned playwright, Daniel MacIvor, comes a comedy about three woman all trying to find connection, common ground, and even love in the modern world. Patricia has retired to a grand house in a small town and hires Birdy, from the wrong end of the same street, as her housekeeper. The two are opposites in personality and circumstance. Their uneasy relationship becomes more strained when Patricia develops a bond with Birdy’s daughter Dell. Starring Heather Rankin, Jenny Munday and Stephanie MacDonald.
February 7 – February 19, 2017
A funny-sad portrait of an “official pre-teen.” Here in the boiler room of the school’s basement is Claudia. She is a twelve-and-three-quarters year old young lady who finds herself suffering from the pressures of puberty, having no friends at school, and her parents’ divorce. Heartbreakingly sad and wrenchingly funny, this coming-of-age play is told in a series of monologues delivered by one actor portraying four characters each with their own mask.
March 21 – April 9, 2017
The decision between adding to and breaking the chain of a Maritime tradition. Adapted from the short story by Alistair MacLeod, The Boat is told from the perspective of a boy living in a small Cape Breton fishing village in the 1940s. As the only son of his parents’ seven children, he watches as his sisters gradually abandon the house for education and romance in the cities, leaving him uncertain of his own life choices. Against his father’s wishes, he quits school to “remain with him as long as he lives and… fish the seas together.” When his father dies, he must choose between an education and staying in the fishing business to support his family.
May 9 – June 4, 2017
What’s a little art between friends. From the French playwright behind God of Carnage is the 1998 Tony Award winner for Best Play that poses the question ‘what is art?’ After Serge buys a large, expensive all-white painting, Marc is horrified to discover it isn’t a joke. The divisive piece strains their friendship, with Yvan caught in the middle trying to please both with his opinion. This clever comedy will make you laugh with an air of sophistication.
YOUNG DRUNK PUNK
Scotiabank Stage, January 19 – 22, 2017
Follow the Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch as he chronicles his journey from the early wild ‘young punk’ days, to his flannel plaid days and futon nights, to a ‘pajama-clad dad.’ From scowling teenager to father of two, he combines stand-up, live music and autobiographical insights in an evening of comedy, proving that although this Kid may be all grown up, his brand of humour and wit reminds firmly intact.
Neptune presents Songs of the Silver Screen starring Karen Myatt
Neptune presents SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN starring KAREN MYATT
Fountain Hall, February 9 – 12, 2017
Songs of the Silver Screen captures the iconic musical memories and magic of the movies. From Disney to 007 - from the Classics to the Contemporary - join Atlantic Canada's songstress Karen Myatt for a stylish soirée of songs and stories of the cinema.
THE SONGS OF THE RAT PACK starring GEORDIE BROWN
Scotiabank Stage, March 9 – 12, 2017
Take a musical journey through the Great American Songbook with award-winning Nova Scotian singer/actor Geordie Brown with a five-star live band as they perform timeless classics by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Experience a time when Hollywood stars first flocked to the glitzy stages of Las Vegas, to the birth of The Rat Pack.
SGT PEPPER with HAL BRUCE and RHAPSODY QUINTET
Spatz Theatre, Citadel High, May 12 & 13, 2017
Experience Sgt. Pepper brought to life by two-time Beatles Hall-of-Famer Hal Bruce with Rhapsody Quintet and friends. Hear these songs played with the full complexity of their original arrangements interspersed with stories about the album.
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A mystery and a love story spanning five decades.
Based on the classic novel by Wayne Johnson, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is a retelling of Newfoundland’s first premier Joseph Smallwood. Smallwood was charismatic and controversial. While many Canadians today remember Smallwood as the man who brought Newfoundland into the Canadian Confederation, many Newfoundlanders remain sharply divided as to his legacy.
His music needed one thing. Her.
Join us for a beer on set! The set is actually a working bar, so you’ll not only experience a musical with scads of awards, but you’ll also be able to mosey up on stage and share a pint.
8 Tony® Awards including Best Musical
Oscar Best Original Song, Falling Slowly
Grammy® Award Best Musical Theatre Album
Could the department store Santa be the real thing?
Author Valentine Davies got the idea for Miracle on 34th Street while struggling through the Christmas shopping crowds, trying to find a present for his wife. The commercialism he saw made him wonder what the real Santa Claus would make of it all.
This "tale as old as time" is a classic musical love story filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Nominated for 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Meet the Kim family! They’re getting standing ovations across the country!
“There are many reasons to cheer… join the celebration” – TORONTO STAR
“Stomach-hurtingly funny”, “Dramatic and moving” – NOW MAGAZINE
Glamorous Hollywood meets Rustic Ireland in a clash of cultures
Stones in His Pockets has been seen by over 2 million people, don’t miss this hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot.
"Very funny!" Irish Times