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Oct
7
Sun
The Happytime Murders – Oct.5,6,7 @ 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm

Detective Phil Philips is a down-on-his-luck puppet who used to work for the Los Angeles Police Department. When two puppets from an old TV show wind up dead, Phil suspects something is afoot and rejoins the LAPD as a consultant. Reunited with Connie Edwards, his former human partner, the bickering duo soon find themselves in a race against time to protect other former cast members before the killer strikes again.

Rated R
Runtime:1h31m

Oct
10
Wed
The Wife – Oct.10&11 @ 1:30&7pm @ Astor Theatre
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm

Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man’s wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.

Rated R
Runtime:1h40m

Oct
11
Thu
The Wife – Oct.10&11 @ 1:30&7pm @ Astor Theatre
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm

Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man’s wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.

Rated R
Runtime:1h40m

Oct
13
Sat
Momentary Lapse – A PINK FLOYD SHOW @ Astor Theatre
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm

 

Nova Scotia’s ‘Momentary Lapse’ brings the audio and visual sensations of Pink Floyd to the stage, delivering favorite moments from classic Floyd albums: The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, Momentary Lapse of Reason and the Division Bell. Momentary Lapse takes you on an authentic journey into the past of one of the world’s most timeless and iconic bands by recreating one of the most legendary live shows in rock history.

Oct
18
Thu
14th Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival @ Astor Theatre
Oct 18 all-day

You are cordially invited to join us in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, for the 14th Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival, taking place October 18 – 21, 2018! Once again, we’ll welcome the world to the Astor Theatre stage and our Town Hall Arts and Culture Centre, with a lineup of one-act plays offering something for every theatrical appetite.

Our four-day festival showcases outstanding amateur theatre from across North America and around the world. Previous participants from Japan, Belgium, Ireland, Georgia, Italy, Russia, Denmark, Germany and many other countries, sing the praises of their experience in Liverpool.

While in Liverpool, you’ll delight in our world-renowned Nova Scotia hospitality! From our performances, Coffee Critiques, workshops, to our Festival Club, we offer a social and performance experience that is second to none. Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Liverpool.

Join us in October as Liverpool opens its doors to the world!

Oct
19
Fri
14th Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival @ Astor Theatre
Oct 19 all-day

You are cordially invited to join us in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, for the 14th Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival, taking place October 18 – 21, 2018! Once again, we’ll welcome the world to the Astor Theatre stage and our Town Hall Arts and Culture Centre, with a lineup of one-act plays offering something for every theatrical appetite.

Our four-day festival showcases outstanding amateur theatre from across North America and around the world. Previous participants from Japan, Belgium, Ireland, Georgia, Italy, Russia, Denmark, Germany and many other countries, sing the praises of their experience in Liverpool.

While in Liverpool, you’ll delight in our world-renowned Nova Scotia hospitality! From our performances, Coffee Critiques, workshops, to our Festival Club, we offer a social and performance experience that is second to none. Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Liverpool.

Join us in October as Liverpool opens its doors to the world!

Oct
20
Sat
14th Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival @ Astor Theatre
Oct 20 all-day

You are cordially invited to join us in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, for the 14th Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival, taking place October 18 – 21, 2018! Once again, we’ll welcome the world to the Astor Theatre stage and our Town Hall Arts and Culture Centre, with a lineup of one-act plays offering something for every theatrical appetite.

Our four-day festival showcases outstanding amateur theatre from across North America and around the world. Previous participants from Japan, Belgium, Ireland, Georgia, Italy, Russia, Denmark, Germany and many other countries, sing the praises of their experience in Liverpool.

While in Liverpool, you’ll delight in our world-renowned Nova Scotia hospitality! From our performances, Coffee Critiques, workshops, to our Festival Club, we offer a social and performance experience that is second to none. Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Liverpool.

Join us in October as Liverpool opens its doors to the world!

Oct
21
Sun
14th Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival @ Astor Theatre
Oct 21 all-day

You are cordially invited to join us in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, for the 14th Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival, taking place October 18 – 21, 2018! Once again, we’ll welcome the world to the Astor Theatre stage and our Town Hall Arts and Culture Centre, with a lineup of one-act plays offering something for every theatrical appetite.

Our four-day festival showcases outstanding amateur theatre from across North America and around the world. Previous participants from Japan, Belgium, Ireland, Georgia, Italy, Russia, Denmark, Germany and many other countries, sing the praises of their experience in Liverpool.

While in Liverpool, you’ll delight in our world-renowned Nova Scotia hospitality! From our performances, Coffee Critiques, workshops, to our Festival Club, we offer a social and performance experience that is second to none. Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Liverpool.

Join us in October as Liverpool opens its doors to the world!

Oct
24
Wed
Richard’s Pick – Eighth Grade – Oct24 @ 1:30pm, Oct25 @ 1:30 & 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Oct 24 @ 1:30 pm


Richard’s Review:

Ever wonder what it must be like to come-of-age in an era of information overload, motivational YouTube videos and school-shooter drills? With “Eighth Grade,” a funny, blistering look at life in junior high, director Bo Burnham gives you a peak, morphing from creator/star of MTV’s “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous” into the modern day John Hughes. “Eighth Grade” is an unvarnished, pimples and all, look at adolescence and the anxiety that comes with it. Kayla may not always be able to exactly articulate the way she’s feeling but the movie has no such problem. It’s a study in her innocence and awkwardness that uses carefully selected moments to highlight Kayla’s mindset.

 

Rated 14A

Runtime:1h34m

Oct
25
Thu
Richard’s Pick – Eighth Grade – Oct24 @ 1:30pm, Oct25 @ 1:30 & 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Oct 25 @ 1:30 pm


Richard’s Review:

Ever wonder what it must be like to come-of-age in an era of information overload, motivational YouTube videos and school-shooter drills? With “Eighth Grade,” a funny, blistering look at life in junior high, director Bo Burnham gives you a peak, morphing from creator/star of MTV’s “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous” into the modern day John Hughes. “Eighth Grade” is an unvarnished, pimples and all, look at adolescence and the anxiety that comes with it. Kayla may not always be able to exactly articulate the way she’s feeling but the movie has no such problem. It’s a study in her innocence and awkwardness that uses carefully selected moments to highlight Kayla’s mindset.

 

Rated 14A

Runtime:1h34m

Oct
26
Fri
A Star Is Born – Oct.28 @ 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Oct
27
Sat
Ryan Cook as Hank Williams @ Astor Theatre
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

“Ryan Cook’s channeling of Hank Williams – his voice and heartache- is a moving experience. A terrific performance by this young artist and his band”- Harry Thurston, Gaspereau Press

Ryan Cook began performing as Hank Williams in 2009 when he performed consecutive sold-out weeks of the Maynard Collins play “The Show He Never Gave” in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Having performed on some of the same stages as Hank Williams including the Ryman Auditorium and Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville, TN, Ryan has also studied Hank Williams’ life through the biographical work of Colin Escott, Sneezy Waters, The Country Music Hall of Fame (TN), Hank Williams Boyhood Home & Museum (AL), and The Hank Williams Museum (Montgomery (AL).

Along with bandmates the Drifting Cowboys, this two-act feature performance includes 22 songs from the man hailed by many as the greatest country music singer and songwriter of all time.

Ryan Cook and company re-animate the sounds of Don Helms’ haunting steel guitar, Jerry Rivers’ fiddle arrangements, and the yodeling of the lovesick boy from Georgiana, Luke the Drifter himself: Hank Williams.

“I feel like I’m watching Hank in his prime on a stage that he was no stranger to… I flew to Nova Scotia to experience the magic for myself, and wasn’t disappointed!” – John Walker, Producer –Music City Roots

Oct
28
Sun
A Star Is Born – Oct.28 @ 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Oct
31
Wed
Chase the Ace – Fundraiser @ Astor Theatre
Oct 31 @ 8:30 pm

Purpose of this Fundraiser: Funds are needed to maintain, restore and develop the Astor Theatre. Future projects are expected to be costly and so a major community fundraiser is necessary to gain the funds to secure the Astor’s future as a crucial arts and entertainment hub for the community.

DRAW EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 8:30PM, FIRST DRAW & FREE LIVE MUSIC OCT.24 AT THE ASTOR THEATRE

**FREE CONCERT**
Queens County Women of Song
featuring Autumn Carver, Megan Chandler, Amy Grant and Kristen Hatt-Lewis. October 24 – Doors @ 6pm, Music @ 7pm, Draw @ 8:30pm.

LIVE-STREAMED ON FACEBOOK

Tickets go on sale starting Oct.10 and are available at:
The Astor Theatre Box Office (Tue-Fri 11am-4pm)
Dixie Lee Family Restaurant (Daily 11am-8pm)
Cosby’s Garden Centre (Daily 11am-4pm)

Tickets are $1.00 each

Starting Jackpot is $2000.00

**FREE CONCERT**
Queens County Women of Song
featuring Autumn Carver, Megan Chandler, Amy Grant and Kristen Hatt-Lewis. October 24 – Doors @ 6pm, Music @ 7pm, Draw @ 8:30pm.

Lottery #AGD-104647-18

Nov
1
Thu
Lloyd Spiegel – Australian Blues Guitar Sensation @ Astor Theatre
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm

“A revelation, the consummate performer, an Oz Blues & Roots icon.” – Rolling Stone.

Australian blues legend Lloyd Spiegel is a trailblazer in his field and one of his country’s most recognized guitarists, recently being named in Australian Guitar Magazine’s list of the 50 greatest Australian guitarists of all time. A touring artist since age 11, with a relentless tour schedule across the globe, the seven time Australian Blues Award winner has one of the most unique stories in music. Spiegel blends jaw-dropping guitar expertise with a commanding voice, powerful songwriting, comedy and storytelling that delivers a complete concert experience on the cutting edge of the modern blues genre.

Spiegel’s 8th release, ‘Backroads’ is a hard edged, personal and brutally honest account of his touring life and follows up from his previous albums, all of which debuted in the top 10 of the Australian independent music charts and holding the #1 spot on the Australian Blues Chart for several weeks.

“A guitarist almost without peer, Spiegel deconstructs how the blues guitar is supposed to operate, makes sweet love to it, then kicks it out the back door” – Australian Guitar Player Magazine.

Watch Lloyd Play:

https://youtu.be/J7UyX5-30gQ

https://youtu.be/SP4HJqKn-QE

 

Nov
3
Sat
Into the Woods Jr. – Tickets at the Door $10-Adult $8-Student @ Astor Theatre
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm

 

The Brothers Grimm “go Broadway” as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into The Woods JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers.

All of your favorite characters-Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch-meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

With unforgettable roles, little dancing, and no chorus, Into The Woods JR. showcases a medium-sized ensemble of talented singers and actors. The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it easier – though still challenging -for young performers. Into The Woods JR.. is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories with which they’ve grown up and the ethical issues raised therein.

Tickets at the Door. No Advanced Tickets. General Seating.

Nov
4
Sun
Into the Woods Jr. – Tickets at the Door $10-Adult $8-Student @ Astor Theatre
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm

 

The Brothers Grimm “go Broadway” as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into The Woods JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers.

All of your favorite characters-Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch-meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

With unforgettable roles, little dancing, and no chorus, Into The Woods JR. showcases a medium-sized ensemble of talented singers and actors. The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it easier – though still challenging -for young performers. Into The Woods JR.. is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories with which they’ve grown up and the ethical issues raised therein.

Tickets at the Door. No Advanced Tickets. General Seating.

Nov
7
Wed
Chase the Ace – Fundraiser @ Astor Theatre
Nov 7 @ 8:30 pm

Purpose of this Fundraiser: Funds are needed to maintain, restore and develop the Astor Theatre. Future projects are expected to be costly and so a major community fundraiser is necessary to gain the funds to secure the Astor’s future as a crucial arts and entertainment hub for the community.

DRAW EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 8:30PM, FIRST DRAW & FREE LIVE MUSIC OCT.24 AT THE ASTOR THEATRE

**FREE CONCERT**
Queens County Women of Song
featuring Autumn Carver, Megan Chandler, Amy Grant and Kristen Hatt-Lewis. October 24 – Doors @ 6pm, Music @ 7pm, Draw @ 8:30pm.

LIVE-STREAMED ON FACEBOOK

Tickets go on sale starting Oct.10 and are available at:
The Astor Theatre Box Office (Tue-Fri 11am-4pm)
Dixie Lee Family Restaurant (Daily 11am-8pm)
Cosby’s Garden Centre (Daily 11am-4pm)

Tickets are $1.00 each

Starting Jackpot is $2000.00

**FREE CONCERT**
Queens County Women of Song
featuring Autumn Carver, Megan Chandler, Amy Grant and Kristen Hatt-Lewis. October 24 – Doors @ 6pm, Music @ 7pm, Draw @ 8:30pm.

Lottery #AGD-104647-18

Nov
10
Sat
Letters in Wartime – Main Stage Series @ Astor Theatre
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Steven Scriver and Kenneth Brown.

During World War II, Allan, a young RCAF pilot, and Moira, an auxiliary worker at Bletchford Field in Edmonton, try desperately to maintain their long-distance relationship. But is the printed word enough to keep love alive in a world turned upside down?

Nov
11
Sun
Remembrance Day Service – 11am @ Astor Theatre
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am