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Friday, October 20th, 2017 7:30 p.m. Bill and Joel Plaskett, Solidarity. This adventurous, well-produced father-and-son collaboration is loaded with lilting folk and folk/rock. The lyrics, which incorporate clever wordplay and memorable lines, range from the introspective to the political. “The Next Blue Sky” will have you up and dancing or at least tapping your foot, while ...

Thursday, November 10th, 2017 7:30 p.m. A patriotic concert that will delight audiences of all ages. Oh, Canada celebrates the brilliant Canadian songwriters and creative artists that give our great nation it’s musical heart and soul, while saluting the accomplishments of great Canadians from all walks of ...

Friday, November 17th, 2017 7:30 p.m. Lullaby: Inside the Halifax Explosion is a major theatrical commemoration of the centennial of the Halifax Explosion. Eastern Front Theatre and Metro Guide Publishing have partnered to produce a commemorative book depicting the dramatic, educational, and emotive experiences that explore the little-told stories of the events of December 6, ...

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March 2, 2017 Lisa Gleave to join the Chester Playhouse as General Manager The Board of Directors of Chester Playhouse is pleased to announce that Lisa Gleave will become its new General Manager effective April 3, 2017. She takes over from Erick Bickerdike who has managed the Playhouse for the last 13 years. Lisa is ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 12-15, 18-22 at 8:00 p.m. July 15 and 22 at 2:00 p.m.  Tuesday, July 18th’s show of The 39 Steps is Pay-What-You-Will First Come, First Served. House doors open at 7pm – Theatre doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.  Adapted by Patrick Barlow based on the novel by John Buchan and the ...

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 12 at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. August 3rd is a Pay What You Will event – General Admission   Starring Cliff LeJeune, Lisa St. Clair and the Blue Engine String Quartet   Conceived by Cliff LeJeune Arrangements by Chris Palmer, Lisa St. Clair in collaboration with Cliff LeJeune ...

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 Director: ...

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 ...

Thursday, September 14th, 2017 7:30 p.m. Canada, It’s Complicated is a brand new production under development by Mary Walsh (22 Minutes; CODCO), featuring sketches and satirical songs that examine the joys, foibles, tragedies and triumphs of Canada as it is today and into the future.  Canada, It’s Complicatedis being written in collaboration with leading Canadian comedians, musicians ...

Friday, September 15th, 2017 7:30 p.m. “You can’t fake a work of heart,” Luedecke sings in “The Girl in the Pearl Earring,” the second song on ”Domestic Eccentric”, and the assured confidence of that line, the assertion of a straightforward truth, is the guiding principle behind the entire album. Old Man Luedecke is the real ...

September 21st, 2017 7:30 p.m. Alex Cuba is a Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition; Alex has a vast musical vision. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape. Born Alexis Puentes in Artemisa, Cuba, was immersed in ...

September 30th at 7:30pm Recognized for their intense, fiery and dramatic performances, Flamenco en Rouge is strongly committed a pure, authentic approach to flamenco, inspired by the Gitano (gypsy) style from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, where several members of the group continue to train annually. They bring a highly charged performance energy, with dramatic ...

October 6th, 2017 7:30 p.m. Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, six International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker ...

Tuesday, October 17 at 10:00am 2016 Juno winners, The Swinging Belles, a swing band for kids from St. John’s, NL, are intent on getting both kids and adults to kick up their heels and have a swinging good time with the whole family at the Chester Playhouse Theatre! The Swinging Belles are made up of ...