Hello City’s powerful play

Hello City’s powerful play

The troupe of seven improvisers has invigorated Halifax comedy by embracing the city, the community and each other.
Hello City presents: The Hello Baby Show Tuesday, April 23, 7:30pm The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street $5/$10/$20

The blazing Color Purple

The women of Neptune’s season closer discuss how a story that begins 110 years ago spins into present time.
The Color Purple: The Musical To June 2 Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street $30-$86 neptunetheatre.com On a sharp and sunny Tuesday morning, the lobby of Neptune Theatre is quiet.

Here are your 2019 Merritt Award winners

Honouring the year in local theatre.
The Merritt Awards, Theatre Nova Scotia's annual celebration of the year in local theatre, were handed out last night at the McInnes Room in a ceremony hosted by Kim Parkhill and Ian Sherwood.

Theatre review: Noises Off at Neptune

The farce within a farce is a comical marathon.
A mix of Inception meets Fawlty Towers, the farcical play within a play within a play Noises Off is a layered hybrid of classic slapstick and dry British comedy. Directed by Jeremy Webb, Neptune Theatre brings Michael Frayn's work—a comical marathon nearly three hours long—to life thanks to a busload of manic energy provided by its ensemble of talented actors.

Considering a Halifax without The Bus Stop Theatre

The venerable north end institution needs your help.
The Bus Stop Theatre opened in 2003 at 2203 Gottingen Street (there actually is a bus stop out front, 6779).

Theatre review: Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells)

This dark and powerful two-hander, on at Neptune, explores abuses of power—and the reclamation of it.
To February 24 Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage

The Villain's Theatre puts Fox on trial

The Villain’s Theatre and Kathryn McCormack re-imagine Ben Jonson’s centuries old Volpone to tell the survivor’s unheard story.
Fox February 20-24 Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Avenue 8pm (Wed-Sat) 2pm, 8pm (Thu, Sat, Sun) $10-25, tickethalifax.com

Breaking Macbeth

Steady Theatre Co. makes its stage debut by zeroing in on the characters and relationships behind Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.

Concord Floral’s patterns

The award-winning suburban gothic thriller offers a showcase for new, young actors to get to play actual teenagers.
In Concord Floral, suburban Toronto teens adopt an abandoned million-square-foot greenhouse as their hangout, imbibing and exploring.

A rule-breaking Hamlet for the era of political rule breakers

This immersive production of Shakespeare’s still-relevant play invites the audience to the literal table, and that’s just the beginning.

Hamlet January 9-20 Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage 1593 Argyle Street $28-$37 neptunetheatre.com

Theatre review: Cinderella: A Holiday Pantomime at Neptune

Musical theatre enjoyable for all ages.
I can’t say I was chomping at the bit to see Cinderella, the latest of Neptune Theatre’s holiday offerings. Albeit a holiday show bereft of holiday feels (you’ll have to see A Christmas Carol for that), this fairytale adaptation proves to be a disarmingly zany experience.

Mouthpiece’s brain matter

In the award-winning drama, two actors get inside one woman’s head.
Mouthpiece To Nov 18, 8pm (2pm Sun mat) Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth $35 ($25 underwaged)

What to Expect When You Aren’t Expected’s queer health care study

The new play puts true birthing stories from queer Nova Scotia women on stage.
What to Expect When You Aren't Expected Sat Nov 10 (8pm), Sun Nov 11 (2pm & 8pm) Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer Street $10/$20

Theatre review: Some Blow Flutes at the Bus Stop

HomeFirst Theatre's new drama features a searing performance from Mary-Colin Chisholm.
Note: This review is based on a preview performance.

Theatre review: Playing with Fire at Neptune

A one-man show about NHL star Theo Fleury is an entertaining cautionary tale.
In Playing with Fire, a one-man-show set on an ice rink, actor Shaun Smyth sets out to tell you the life of NHL superstar Theo Fleury.

KAMP’s survival songs

The new musical reveals a little-known part of WWII, where gay men kept culture alive in the darkest of circumstances.
KAMP To November 11 Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage, 1593 Argyle Street $30-$50 neptunetheatre.com

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Vol 26, No 47
April 18, 2019

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