June 6th, 7:00pm  Paper Bag Princess  This show is inspired by the brilliance of Robert Munch, whose delightful book of the same title teaches us how to achieve personal success. In that story there are three characters, but we needed more parts and so I let my imagination run away with my actors and ...

Two fabulous up and coming bands with great local musicians will perform on Sat June 10th starting at 7:30  Brothers Band Over the last six months, BROTHERS has taken the city of Halifax by storm – quickly climbing the performance ladder with energetic and captivating performances while providing listeners with a new style that is sure ...

Join us for one of the best Nova Scotian Musicians touring today Ben Caplan on Saturday June 17th at 7:30 Inspired in part by Eastern European and Jewish folk traditions, Ben Caplan mixes older musical sensibilities with his own soul, straight from his hairy heart. Lyrically, you’ve not heard the like before. Often edgy and ...

Jamie Junger’s students who have been working with him all year and have created a CD will perform along with Jamie, Caleb Miles and Afraaz Mulji. This is a great opportunity to see a lot of great up and coming local talent.  Tickets are $12 adult and $6 youth (no HST).  Call the box office ...

We are very pleased to welcome back Port Cites on Sat June 24th at 7:30   The spellbinding chemistry of Port Cities is built on masterful songwriting, skillfully crafted arrangements, and the powerful electricity between the three voices at its helm. The band surfaced as a result of genuine connection and a profound shared belief ...

  Ariana Nasr loves music.  And she is not afraid to show it.  Whether she is singing Édith Piaf, an Italian art song or a jazz standard, she will give you everything she’s got (and sometimes more).  In 2015 Ariana developed a full-​blown spectacle en français featuring the music of the world-​renowned French singer, Édith ...

The Artistic Director and the Programming Committee have made the final decisions for the Summer Theatre Festival 2017 We will have a listing of all the shows on the website soon  Dates to remember: Summer Season Launch preview May 19th at 5:00 pm. Galapalooza at the Captain’s house July 8th from 6-9 pm Opening Show of ...

  Galapolooza 2017 is returning to the Captain’s House on July 8 from 6-9pm.  This year’s theme is PINK- pink flamingos, pink ladies, pink champagne, pink, pink, PINK! When choosing your wardrobe, remember, think pink. Kick off the summer season in Chester with a fabulous party in an elegant setting and enjoy raffles, ring toss, ...

July 12-15, 18-22 at 8:00 p.m. July 15 and 22 at 2:00 p.m.   Adapted by Patrick Barlow based on the novel by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock Directed by Mary Lou Martin Set and Lighting Design by Kira Awrey Costume Design by Denise Barrett Stage Management and Sound Design by Jenn ...

July 26-29 at 8:00 p.m. July 29 at 2:00 p.m. Written and Performed by Daniel MacIvor Directed by Daniel Brooks Dramaturgy by Iris Turcott Produced and Stage Managed by Marcie Januska Lighting by Kimberly Purtell On the weekend of January 11, 2004, celebrated American monologist Spalding Gray ended his life by jumping off the Staten Island ...

August 2-5, 10-12 at 8:00 p.m. August 5 and 12 at 2:00 p.m.   Conceived by Cliff LeJeune Arrangements by Chris Palmer, Lisa St. Clair in collaboration with Cliff LeJeune Directed by Mary Lou Martin Lighting Design by Kira Awrey Stage Manager Jenn Hewitt Starring Cliff LeJeune, Lisa St. Clair and the Blue Engine String Quartet ...

Summer Theatre School production – Robin Hood the Musical!  August 16-19 at 7:00 p.m. August 19 at 2:00 p.m.    Book by: Jesse Maclean, Jeremy Hutton, Kevin MacPherson, William Foley, Kate Smith, and the Company Music and Lyrics by: Kevin MacMillan & Jeremy Hutton Originally created at Shakespeare By The Sea, Halifax Nova Scotia, 2005 ...

Lisa Brokop – The Legendary Ladies of Country August 20 at 8:00 p.m. As a follow-up to her hit show Lisa Brokop: The Patsy Cline Project, Lisa has developed a new concert experience that country music fans will NOT want to miss! Through hit songs and heartfelt stories, Lisa Brokop: Legendary Ladies of Country will ...

August 23-26 8:00 p.m. August 26 2:00 p.m.   Written and performed by Randy Vancourt Produced by True Enough Productions    Composer, writer, comedian and Second City alumnus Randy Vancourt performs his hilarious one-man musical comedy about the travails of a traveling musician.  From masquerading as a philatelist in the Yukon to narrowly avoiding a ...

Watch this space for a full line up of great events for the fall of 2017. Events will be added when they are ...

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We are overjoyed to welcome back Michael Kaeshammer to the Chester Playhouse for his 4th performance in 12 years. The prolific Vancouver Island-based singer/songwriter/pianist/producer has earned a loyal international following as a triple threat. He’s a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter, and a charming and engaging performer. ...

Chester Playhouse is pleased to present The Barrowdowns April 21st at 7:30 Diverse instrumentation and soaring five-part vocal harmonies characterize the unique alternative folk sound of Halifax-based band, The Barrowdowns.  Born in a cold dark Albertan winter in 2014, the band was started by Halifax musicians Kendra Breen and Rowan Swain. Upon their move back ...

Don’t miss the Bhangra Dancers on April 29 at 6pm, at the Chester Area Middle School! A fundraiser for Youth Programs at the Chester Playhouse. Fun for the whole family. Tickets at the door or in person in advance at the Playhouse box office or by email – ...

Sylvie Proulx, classical guitar, and Janice Jackson, soprano have teamed up for a musical experience like no other with songs and music from Spain and Latin America.  Otros Aires is a celebration of Latin American Tradition song and rarely performed Spanish baroque airs.  Otros Aires is a concert where Spain meets South America, where classical ...

The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to our very own Oscar Peterson! Born in Montreal in 1925 in the working-class neighbourhood of Little Burgundy, Oscar Peterson became one of the most important pianists in the entire history of jazz. As accompanist to the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, including Ella Fitzgerald and Billie ...

Join us for a very special Song Writers Circle on May 20th at 7.30 Ian Sherwood is a musician, story teller and a constant creator. He has penned tunes for many other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He was named Contemporary Singer of the Year by the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, ...

  Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 21, 2017 This is what happens when you go all in. Since the inception of his fourth solo album, Yes Man, Ian Janes is reaping the rewards from fully committing to music. Now he’s welcoming an abundance of opportunity and critical acclaim by allowing his creativity to take control. On ...