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Aug
28
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Aug 28 @ 8:30 pm
Sep
4
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Sep 4 @ 8:30 pm
Sep
11
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Sep 11 @ 8:30 pm
Sep
18
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Sep 18 @ 8:30 pm
Sep
25
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Sep 25 @ 8:30 pm
Sep
27
Fri
Valdy – Canadian Folk Legend @ Astor Theatre
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Valdy, is a Canadian folk and country musician whose solo career began in the early 1970s. He is known for “Rock and Roll Song”, his first mainstream single. Valdy is the winner of two Juno Awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year, and has received seven additional Juno nominations. His fourteen albums have achieved sales of nearly half a million copies, four of which are certified gold.

Tickets $35

Sep
28
Sat
One Woman Sex & The City – A Parody (Main Stage Series) @ Astor Theatre
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

All six beloved seasons of Sex and the City as a one woman show! This laughter infused tribute brings the brunch to the theatre with iconic moments of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda in New York City. A must see for all Sex and the City fans!

There will be puns, cosmopolitans and deal breakers. For anyone who remembers the naked dress, the tantric sex demonstration, the post-it note, and “he’s just not that into you,” One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship and Shoes will remind you why this series and its characters stayed so firmly in our hearts and minds. So grab your best friends, get a Cosmo, throw on your heels and join us for One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes.

“A TRULY ENJOYABLE CELEBRATION OF SATC.” – EDINBURGH FESTIVALS

“MY ADVICE — BOOK YOURSELF IN FOR A BRUNCH DATE YOU WON’T FORGET.” -DEADLINE NEWS

“Smart, hilarious sendup” – Los Angeles Daily News

“The audience is also treated to sharp satire and sassy asides in this breakneck riff through all six seasons.” – CBC

 

Tickets $28

Oct
2
Wed
Whiskey Jack – Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom @ Astor Theatre
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm

For 4 decades, Whiskey Jack has been performing their unique brand of Canadian country music coast to coast.  In the 1980’s, they were featured weekly on CBC TV’s Tommy Hunter Show.  Watching the Whiskey Jack segment every Friday night, a retired Stompin’ Tom Connors would become an avid Whiskey Jack fan, enjoying the humour and the amazing musicianship. When Stompin’ Tom resumed his career after 13 years away, he called Whiskey Jack and invited them to join him in the studio to record his acclaimed album,  “Dr. Stompin’ Tom… Eh?”.  These two Canadian musical institutions would continue to perform and record often together until Tom’s death in 2014.  Those years with Stompin’ Tom were the seeds that blossomed into the show they tour with today,
Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom.

Tickets $50

Oct
4
Fri
Love, Loss & What I Wore – Fundraiser for Queens Manor @ Astor Theatre
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm

Love, Loss and What I Wore follows fragmented stories about the nostalgic power of women’s clothing. A cast of five women sit on stools and tell funny, wistful and universal memories about their families and loved ones through the prism of their closets. The through line is narrated by Gingy, a wise older woman who reminisces about what she wore at milestones in her life—complete with sketches of the styles. Like a long heart-to-heart with your best friend over coffee, the conversation meanders from a bittersweet story of a stepmother wearing the same style bathrobe as her late mother to a couple’s musings of what they wore on their wedding day, to a rant about loathing the need to carry a purse. With odes to black clothing, cowboy boots and outfits that makes mothers cringe, Love, Loss and What I Wore is unabashedly girly—in a good way.

Admission by donation at the door. All proceeds to be donated to the Queens Manor for Special Care.

Oct
5
Sat
Ukulele Ceilidh Final Concert @ Astor Theatre
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
9
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Oct 9 @ 8:30 pm
Oct
16
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Oct 16 @ 8:30 pm
Oct
23
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Oct 23 @ 8:30 pm
Oct
30
Wed
DEREK EDWARDS – ” So Here’s The Thing…” @ Astor Theatre
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

DEREK EDWARDS – ” So Here’s The Thing…”

COMING TO SELECT ATLANTIC CANADIAN THEATRES

Tickets On Sale Friday, June 14th!!

“So Here’s the Thing …” – A breath of fresh air, finely honed and relentlessly funny! Take a break from the world and settle in for a seamless glide over life’s troubled waters. Like the canoeist seated deftly atop his life jacket, with whiskey and pot cookies sealed in airtight containers, Derek Edwards has left little to chance in this polished comedic adventure.

They say, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” And like in a Hollywood movie when the fleeing hero has to jump off a cliff into a waterfall, and the bad guys say, “Nobody could have survived THAT,” then they cut back to a single hand reaching out of the rushing water, finding purchase on a floating log. Derek
is like that Sodden Log! An island of stability amidst the frenzy. An oft saturated and not entirely stable respite from life’s turmoil.

From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee
for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.”

Clearly the critics agree:

“5 STARS – the funniest man on earth” -Winnipeg Free Press;

4 STARS – the crowd howled” – Victoria Times Colonist;

“…still the funniest man in Canada” – Toronto Sun;

“Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy” -Charlottetown Guardian;

“Derek Edwards is hysterical” – Calgary Sun;

“Edwards takes stand-up to next stage” – Georgia Straight;

“the epitome of timing & storytelling” – Halifax Chronicle Herald;

“the comedian’s comedian” – London Free Press.

“So Here’s the Thing …” – Derek Edwards’ new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, …a richly textured and enthralling ‘cut above,’ delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian.

Reserved seating tickets for Derek Edwards -“So Here’s the Thing …” are $49.00(depending on local facility fees; tax incl., handling charges may apply), go on sale Friday, June 14th, and are available from the box offices listed below. Showtime is 7:30pm. For more info, pics & comedy clips,
visit www.shantero.com

Nov
2
Sat
The Shakespeare Show (Main Stage Series) @ Astor Theatre
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm

“This play is so damn clever, even if you don’t know any Shakespeare you’ll still understand it.  If you have a love for language, physical comedy and intelligent wit, then The Shakespeare Showis for you.” ★★★★★-CBC Winnipeg

Who wrote the plays of William Shakespeare? Shakespeare himself? The Earl of Oxford?

A horse?Monster Theatre’s Ryan Gladstone (No Tweed Too Tight, Every Story Ever Told) and Tara Travis (Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Who Killed Gertrude Crump?) are back to get to the bottom of the debate as they bring their 2008 hit, The Shakespeare Show, back to Vancouver. After years of co-producing Monster Theatre solo works, they are STOKED to get back on stage together with the show that started their wildly successful partnership.

Brings the bawdy world of Shakespeare to life! The Shakespeare Show stands out in the festival for having something to say, and saying it with purpose and humour.” ★★★★★ -Winnipeg Free Press

Based on the greatest theatrical debate of all time, The Shakespeare Showinvestigates the theory that the plays of William Shakespeare were penned by Edward de Vere, the 17thEarl of Oxford. Just like one of his tragic heroes, Oxford sets his own tragedy in motion by using young Will Shakespeare, the boy who holds the horses outside the theatre, as a ‘front’ for his playwriting ventures. The result? Another “relentlessly clever, action-packed and intellectually satisfying”(Edmonton Journal) Monster Theatreadventure, complete with puppets, songs, swordfights and satire. Along the way we meet the Ghost of Christopher Marlowe, the Three Witches from Mac…ahem…The Scottish Play, Anne Hathaway, victims of the Bubonic Plague and Queen Elizabeth herself!  In the end, Oxford is killed and charges Shakespeare to tell his story – hence, this… “The only play e’er writ by Will Shakespeare”.

“…without doubt the cleverest, most well researched and cunningly put together piece of witty Shakespeariana I’ve ever seen – just smokes past Wm. Shakespeare abridged!”–Neil Freeman, Applause First Folio Editions

Written by Monster Theatre’s Artistic Director Ryan Gladstone, The Shakespeare Show is largely in iambic pentameter and almost completely in rhyming couplets.  Directed by Karen Hamm, this fast-paced physical comedy features Tara Travis and Ryan Gladstone playing over 40 roles between the two of them!  First produced and workshopped on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit in 2008, The Shakespeare Show won Pick of the Fringe in Vancouver and has gone on to play numerous regional theatres across North America. A beautiful score is supplied by violin virtuoso Drew Jurecka (Jeff Healey Band, Sarah Slean, Vinyl Café), and Fight Choreography is supplied by Kevin Kruchkywich (Theatre Calgary, Arts Club, Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel).

“Composed of equal parts absolute fact and utter nonsense, The Shakespeare Show is a laugh-filled treat for scholar and squire alike”-Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun

Written by Ryan Gladstone

Directed by Karen Hamm

Featuring Tara Travis and Ryan Gladstone

Original Score by Drew Jurecka

Fight Choreography by Kevin Kruchkywich

Musical Direction by Jeff Gladstone

First created in 2008

Toured 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018

Nov
6
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Nov 6 @ 8:30 pm
Nov
9
Sat
Songs of BOB DYLAN feat. JESSICA RHAYE & The Ramshackle Parade @ Astor Theatre
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm

Think psychedelic undertones and folkie ballads. A conversation between rockabilly and swing. Engaging, inventive interpretations of the Master’s works, no click tracks and very few overdubs. The result is an endearingly authentic and rollickingly fun folk-rock interpretation of both Dylan’s classics and hidden gems, quickly transcending the confines of a traditional tribute piece.

Jessica Rhaye is an East Coast Canadian fixture; her dynamic 20 year career has garnered critical acclaim, awards from Music New Brunswick, and nominations from Canadian Folk Music Award and East Coast Music Award.

 

Tickets $35

Nov
13
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Nov 13 @ 8:30 pm
Nov
20
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Nov 20 @ 8:30 pm
Nov
24
Sun
Rocko & Nakota – Tales From the Land (Main Stage Series) @ Astor Theatre
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

Meet Nakota. A young boy who is trying to write the greatest story ever. One day, his grandfather, 103-year-old Rocko, comes over for a visit. Next thing Nakota knows, he is whisked away into a world of stories that are right below his feet. Within the land. This show explores the interplay between stories of the present against the long forgotten stories of the past.