Phone : 902-275-3933 


Saturday, Aug 12th – 7:30 PM
Sunday Aug 13th – 2:00 PM
Chester Legion

Early Bird Pricing until July 22nd
$35 plus tax Adults
$17.50 plus tax Youth (under 20)
Reserved Seating

Regular Pricing July 22nd – Aug 12th
$39 plus tax Adults
$19.50 plus tax Youth (under 20)
Reserved Seating

The Chester Legion is wheelchair accessible.
A cash bar will be available.

New Waterford Boy: A Ceilidh

A production by Heist

August 12 
– August 13, 2023

Part East Coast kitchen party, part inspiring storytelling, get ready to sing along with New Waterford Boy!

New Waterford Boy is an intimate, upbeat kitchen party where Richie Wilcox tells personal tales of being Rita MacNeil’s nephew for a week, conquering first kisses at junior high dances, the inner workings of Canadian Idol (he was in the top 11 of Season One) and more, as he also belts Cape Breton classic tunes from Allister MacGillivray, the Rankin Family, Rita MacNeil, and John Allan Cameron. Backed by his band made up of top-notch talented friends, the two-act show pays tribute to traditional Cape Breton culture while making way for the people of Cape Breton today, here and now.

The show features Richie Wilcox (former Canadian Idol contestant, The Princess Show) alongside Aaron Collier on keys (The Princess Show, Frequencies, former keyboardist for The Jimmy Swift Band), Brian Talbot on percussion (former drummer of Slowcoaster, The Rankin Family),  and Wilcox’s childhood best friend (and prom date) Lynn MacIntyre with vocals and guitar.

Join us for a fun, funny, irreverent and inspiring evening of songs, stories, laughter, and love!  


Creative Team

Written and Directed by Richie Wilcox 
Starring Richie Wilcox, Aaron Collier, Lynn MacIntyre and Brian Talbot
Lighting by Sylvia Bell
Music Direction by Sarah Richardson
Set & Projection by Aaron Collier
Costume by Emlyn Murray 
Production Managed by Sylvia Bell 


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