Movies Cancelled Until Further Notice
Due to issues with our projector, we unfortunately have to cancel our movies until further notice. We are working on getting this issue resolved and we hope to be back up and running soon. In the mean time, we will not be showing a movie this weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Wednesday, August 9 @ 7pm
1 hour and 37 minutes
Mike and Mary are a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of "cheating" on their respective lovers.
Sunday August 13 @ 7:30
Show @7:30pm Doors @ 7:00pm
Adults $36 Students $26
Alex Cuba is a singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape.
Alex Cuba was immersed in music at a very young age. With his father being respected guitarist Valentin Puentes, music was the family business. In 1999, Alex moved to Vancouver, B.C where he recorded his first album titled “Morumba Cubana” alongside his twin brother Adonis. Alex then went on to record his debut solo album “Humo De Tobaco” in which he earned a Juno award for World Music Album of the Year in 2006. In 2007, he released “Agua Del Pozo” which earned him another Juno award. From there, Alex released his third album, a self-titled project “Alex Cuba” in 2009.
In 2010, Alex took home the award for Best New Artist at the Latin Grammy Awards, where he was also nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Album. He also received a nomination for Best Latin Pop Album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
In 2012, Alex released his fourth album. He won his second Latin Grammy Award – this time as a songwriter. Alex alongside his co-writer Yoel Henriquez received the award for Best Tropical Song for the single “Toma Mi Vida” from Milly Quezada’s album Aqui Estoy Yo. In 2013, he again brought home a Latin Grammy for the video Eres Tu from Ruido En El Sistema, a video produced entirely in his hometown of Smithers.
Songwriting was the focus for the latest album "Healer". The album features duets with singer songwriters, five of which are Canadian; Ron Sexsmith, David Myles, Alejandra Ribera and Kuba Oms, as well as New Yorker Anya Marina. It is an upbeat, acoustic soul album full of optimism. The album won a Latin Grammy for best Singer-Songwriter and was nominated for a Grammy as best Latin Pop in 2016.
We are delighted to have Alex here at the Astor Theatre this summer and are very grateful to the CANADA 150 TOUR SERIES, which is supported by the Atlantic Presenters, RADART and Heritage & Cultural. The mandate for this tour is to bring exceptional & diverse shows from all parts of Canada, into theatres in places they might not normally play, while also increasing the exposure of the artists involved. What could be better for a summer night out than Cuban style music!
NORTHERN LIGHTS - Made In Canada with Patricia O'Callaghan
Saturday August 19, 2017
Show @ 7:30 Doors @ 7:00
Tickets are on sale now
Adults $28 and Students (all) $13
Patricia O'Callaghan brings your favourite Canadian songs to the Astor stage this summer, accompanied by stand up bass player Andrew Downing and Robert Kortgaard on piano.
Patricia O’Callaghan is something of a wandering minstrel. Her fifteen-year career has taken her across genres, continents, and a range of disciplines and passions. Her recording career spans six solo CD's and features many guest collaborations. A speaker of French, Spanish and German, her early recordings focused on European cabaret. Patricia is considered a specialist in the music of Kurt Weill, having performed his Threepenny Opera, Seven Deadly Sins, and Kleine Mahagonny with Soulpepper Theatre Company, Edmonton Opera and Vancouver Opera, to name a few.
"This Toronto soprano can sing a 100-year-old German tune so lustily that you almost don't need a translation to know that someone's about to get his throat cut or get laid or both."
The National Post
One of Patricia’s most unique talents is the ability blend a variety of languages and musical genres seamlessly together in her concerts, while completely embodying whatever style she is singing at any given moment.
She has sung with some of the world's greatest ensembles and artists (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Don Byron Quartet, Bryn Terfel), and has performed in venues that range from London's Royal Opera House to New York's Noho cabaret Le Poisson Rouge. Patricia also writes and co-writes songs and has had the honor of premiering many new compositions, from both the classical and pop worlds. It has been her great privilege to work with such creators as R. Murray Schafer, Dennis Lee, Christos Hatzis, George Aperghis, Steve Reich, and Steven Page, to name a few.
Patricia's film, theatre and television credits include her own Bravo! special, The CBC produced Ken Finkleman series Foolish Heart, and the semi autobiographical Rhombus / Westwind film Youkali Hotel, which has won several prizes, including a Golden Sheaf Award to Patricia for best female performance. Ms. O'Callaghan has also received other awards, such as a Chalmer's Grant from the Ontario Arts Council and a Fleck Fellowship from The Banff Centre for the Arts. She just completed a six year stint as a Resident Artist at Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company. Her responsibilities there included conducting, teaching, mentoring young artists, producing, curating and performing in festivals, and developing new work.
Her recent projects are Broken Hearts and Madmen; a collaboration with The Gryphon Trio, which blends classical music with traditional songs from Latin America and pop songs from around the world.
"Broken Hearts and Madmen is an exquisite piece of work. The result is absolutely breathtaking in its attention to detail, with every note carved from their love of the songs..."
Vivoscene and Matador: The Songs of Leonard Cohen
"A truly exceptional blend of natural expressiveness and masterful coloration, her tender versions of Cohen's "Take this Waltz" and "Hallelujah" are revelatory."
And brand new is her first Christmas CD, Deepest December. It’s not your typical holiday album, covering Renaissance to modern, and hurdy gurdy to lap steel guitar. Its beautiful carols, haunting arrangements, and unusual juxtapositions will make you feel at once the icy frost of winter and the warmth of the hearth.
"She's one of the best singers ever to come out of Canada."
A Ghost Story
Wednesday, August 23 @ 7pm
1 hour and 32 minutes
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.
LUNCH at ALLEN's
Sunday, October 22 @ 7:30 pm (doors 7:00pm)
Tickets are $47.50
Lunch at Allen's is a musical powerhouse comprised of four remarkable Canadian talents: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 CD’s, penning hits for Josh Groban, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, America, Santana, Cher and Rod Stewart, as well as Murray's "Farmer's Song," Marc's "Marina Del Rey" and Ian's "Painted Ladies," just to name a few. These artists have come together adding the incredible voice of Cindy Church (Quartette, Great Western Orchestra) to form Lunch At Allen's. Their stage show is intimate and humourous, featuring many songs familiar to anyone who has turned on a radio in the past two decades.
"You would be hard pressed to find another Canadian ensemble with more collective depth of influence over Canada's musical landscape than
Lunch At Allen's." - The Beat Magazine
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