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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   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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...