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The Astor Theatre to Remain Closed until September 1, 2020



Covid-19 Update 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2020

LIVERPOOL, NS — The historic Astor Theatre in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, will remain closed for the spring and summer, the theatre’s board of directors announced today in response to ongoing precautions around the COVID-19 pandemic.

All events planned for the theatre up to Sept. 1 have been either cancelled or re-scheduled. The annual summer theatre camp has also been cancelled for this year. Any tickets for live events that patrons have purchased will be valid for the re-scheduled date.

The board made these difficult decisions to respect the safety of the Astor’s staff, performers and patrons.

Kristopher Snarby, chairman of the Astor Theatre Society, thanked all of the theatre’s staff for their commitment and dedication.

“We also want to thank our community for their ongoing support and we want to assure them that this is only a temporary closure,” Snarby said. “We look forward to reopening when we can.”

The Astor Theatre is the artistic hub of Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Built in 1902 as part of Liverpool’s historic town hall, it was originally known as the Liverpool Opera House. The Astor has hosted a variety of local, national and international events, from the popular Queens County Music Festival and Liverpool International Theatre Festival to concerts featuring Rufus Wainwright and Measha Brueggergosman. 

For more information, please contact:

Kristopher Snarby, 902-646-1718 or by email: kris.snarby@exitinterlake.com


Astor Theatre and Town Hall Arts and Cultural Center
219 Main Street
Liverpool, Nova Scotia
B0T 1K0
(902) 354-5250
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Dec
13
Fri
Deck the Halls Art Show & Sale @ Astor Theatre
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visual arts arrive at The Astor in Liverpool with the opening of the Deck the Halls art show and sale on December 10. The show features works by Eleven South Shore artists and is the first exhibit launched since the Region of Queens accepted the The Astor Theatre Society’s proposal to manage the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre. The Astor Theatre and THACC occupy the former town hall building on Liverpool’s Main Street.

“Since we were awarded management of THACC in September, the Astor Board has completed its vision to integrate programming of the two spaces,” explained Kristopher Snarby, President, Astor Theatre Society.

Opened in 1902, the Astor Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating live performance centre in Nova Scotia, and it remains one of its busiest. In 2019, the Astor has hosted more than 150 events, including live theatre, music and comedy performances, community concerts, movie showings, and the 75th annual Queens County Music Festival. In recent years, two young musical theatre performers have advanced from that Festival to represent Nova Scotia at the National competition.

“Our goal with bringing THACC under the Astor umbrella is to create a vibrant, inclusive centre for the arts, in the heart of Liverpool’s downtown,” said Snarby.

He went on to emphasize that the Astor Theatre Society remains committed to shining a spotlight on talented local performers and creators, as well as bringing interesting artistic experiences to the area.

The Deck the Halls art show takes place in THACC’s main floor and upstairs gallery spaces and features works by Tom Alway, Peter Blais, Marshall Burgess, Matthew Collins, Bev Crouse, Dennis Curran, William Downey, Marilyn Kellough, Marg Millard, Roger Savage and Sharon Wadsworth-Smith. The opening reception for the show is on Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a cash (only) bar is available.

Hours for the show are Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 3 hours prior to all live performances at the Astor until Christmas, and Tuesday to Friday, January 2 to 10, 2020.

Charles Dickens’ – A CHRISTMAS CAROL Feat. John D Huston & Musical Guest Ashley-Rose Goodwin @ Astor Theatre
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm

*Please Note: For personal reasons and much to her disappointment, Ms.
Smith has had to cancel her participation in John D. Huston’s A Christmas
Carol* John Huston is excited to welcome Ashley-Rose Goodwin to share the stage with him

“Vivid and lively…a consummate storyteller…mesmerising.”⁣ – Winnipeg Free
Press⁣


“powerful one-man theatre…in the hands of a master storyteller.”⁣
– The National Post⁣

Veteran solo performer John D. Huston makes his Liverpool debut with
Charles Dickens’ one-man A Christmas Carol.⁣

For a quarter century, this astonishing tour-de-force presentation has been
described as “mesmerizing,” “powerful”⁣ and “Christmas magic” by reviewers
across the country.⁣

Mr. Dickens’ musical guest will be award-winning singer and Liverpool’s own
Ashley-Rose Goodwin,
performing Dickensian carols.

The timeless story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim, with the Astor Theatre’s
intimate acoustics make this event a magical, must-see holiday experience.

Dec
14
Sat
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun @1:30pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 14 @ 1:30 pm

Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

Certification: PG
Running Time: 1h 48min

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun @7pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

Certification: PG
Running Time: 1h 48min

Dec
15
Sun
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun @1:30pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm

Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

Certification: PG
Running Time: 1h 48min

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun @7pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

Certification: PG
Running Time: 1h 48min

Dec
17
Tue
Deck the Halls Art Show & Sale @ Astor Theatre
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visual arts arrive at The Astor in Liverpool with the opening of the Deck the Halls art show and sale on December 10. The show features works by Eleven South Shore artists and is the first exhibit launched since the Region of Queens accepted the The Astor Theatre Society’s proposal to manage the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre. The Astor Theatre and THACC occupy the former town hall building on Liverpool’s Main Street.

“Since we were awarded management of THACC in September, the Astor Board has completed its vision to integrate programming of the two spaces,” explained Kristopher Snarby, President, Astor Theatre Society.

Opened in 1902, the Astor Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating live performance centre in Nova Scotia, and it remains one of its busiest. In 2019, the Astor has hosted more than 150 events, including live theatre, music and comedy performances, community concerts, movie showings, and the 75th annual Queens County Music Festival. In recent years, two young musical theatre performers have advanced from that Festival to represent Nova Scotia at the National competition.

“Our goal with bringing THACC under the Astor umbrella is to create a vibrant, inclusive centre for the arts, in the heart of Liverpool’s downtown,” said Snarby.

He went on to emphasize that the Astor Theatre Society remains committed to shining a spotlight on talented local performers and creators, as well as bringing interesting artistic experiences to the area.

The Deck the Halls art show takes place in THACC’s main floor and upstairs gallery spaces and features works by Tom Alway, Peter Blais, Marshall Burgess, Matthew Collins, Bev Crouse, Dennis Curran, William Downey, Marilyn Kellough, Marg Millard, Roger Savage and Sharon Wadsworth-Smith. The opening reception for the show is on Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a cash (only) bar is available.

Hours for the show are Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 3 hours prior to all live performances at the Astor until Christmas, and Tuesday to Friday, January 2 to 10, 2020.

Dec
18
Wed
Deck the Halls Art Show & Sale @ Astor Theatre
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visual arts arrive at The Astor in Liverpool with the opening of the Deck the Halls art show and sale on December 10. The show features works by Eleven South Shore artists and is the first exhibit launched since the Region of Queens accepted the The Astor Theatre Society’s proposal to manage the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre. The Astor Theatre and THACC occupy the former town hall building on Liverpool’s Main Street.

“Since we were awarded management of THACC in September, the Astor Board has completed its vision to integrate programming of the two spaces,” explained Kristopher Snarby, President, Astor Theatre Society.

Opened in 1902, the Astor Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating live performance centre in Nova Scotia, and it remains one of its busiest. In 2019, the Astor has hosted more than 150 events, including live theatre, music and comedy performances, community concerts, movie showings, and the 75th annual Queens County Music Festival. In recent years, two young musical theatre performers have advanced from that Festival to represent Nova Scotia at the National competition.

“Our goal with bringing THACC under the Astor umbrella is to create a vibrant, inclusive centre for the arts, in the heart of Liverpool’s downtown,” said Snarby.

He went on to emphasize that the Astor Theatre Society remains committed to shining a spotlight on talented local performers and creators, as well as bringing interesting artistic experiences to the area.

The Deck the Halls art show takes place in THACC’s main floor and upstairs gallery spaces and features works by Tom Alway, Peter Blais, Marshall Burgess, Matthew Collins, Bev Crouse, Dennis Curran, William Downey, Marilyn Kellough, Marg Millard, Roger Savage and Sharon Wadsworth-Smith. The opening reception for the show is on Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a cash (only) bar is available.

Hours for the show are Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 3 hours prior to all live performances at the Astor until Christmas, and Tuesday to Friday, January 2 to 10, 2020.

The Lighthouse Wed, Sat & Sun @1:30pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 18 @ 1:30 pm

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language

Running Time: 1h 49min

The Lighthouse Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun @7pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language

Running Time: 1h 49min

Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Dec 18 @ 8:30 pm
Dec
19
Thu
Deck the Halls Art Show & Sale @ Astor Theatre
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visual arts arrive at The Astor in Liverpool with the opening of the Deck the Halls art show and sale on December 10. The show features works by Eleven South Shore artists and is the first exhibit launched since the Region of Queens accepted the The Astor Theatre Society’s proposal to manage the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre. The Astor Theatre and THACC occupy the former town hall building on Liverpool’s Main Street.

“Since we were awarded management of THACC in September, the Astor Board has completed its vision to integrate programming of the two spaces,” explained Kristopher Snarby, President, Astor Theatre Society.

Opened in 1902, the Astor Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating live performance centre in Nova Scotia, and it remains one of its busiest. In 2019, the Astor has hosted more than 150 events, including live theatre, music and comedy performances, community concerts, movie showings, and the 75th annual Queens County Music Festival. In recent years, two young musical theatre performers have advanced from that Festival to represent Nova Scotia at the National competition.

“Our goal with bringing THACC under the Astor umbrella is to create a vibrant, inclusive centre for the arts, in the heart of Liverpool’s downtown,” said Snarby.

He went on to emphasize that the Astor Theatre Society remains committed to shining a spotlight on talented local performers and creators, as well as bringing interesting artistic experiences to the area.

The Deck the Halls art show takes place in THACC’s main floor and upstairs gallery spaces and features works by Tom Alway, Peter Blais, Marshall Burgess, Matthew Collins, Bev Crouse, Dennis Curran, William Downey, Marilyn Kellough, Marg Millard, Roger Savage and Sharon Wadsworth-Smith. The opening reception for the show is on Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a cash (only) bar is available.

Hours for the show are Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 3 hours prior to all live performances at the Astor until Christmas, and Tuesday to Friday, January 2 to 10, 2020.

Thane Dunn’s Elvis ’68 Comeback Christmas @ Astor Theatre
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm

 

 

For the first time the 2-time World Champion is recreating Elvis Presley’s
now historic 68 Comeback Special which was aired 50 years ago on NBC. It
was originally going to be a Christmas special so we have combined all your
favorite songs from the program including Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel ,If I
Can Dream and more and combined them with Elvis Christmas favorites Blue
Christmas, Silent Night to Elvis Gospel Greats Where No One Stands Alone
and many more.⁣

In the second half of the show we will showcase for the first time Thane’s
incredible ability to perform Country Classics that will blow your mind.
From Charlie Rich, Hank Williams to Jim Reeves. All the while sharing the
stage with the amazing Melly Dunn, her amazing three and a half Octave
voice will give you shivers and add a new dimension to your favorite
Christmas Classics that you will love. Her Patsy Cline songs will amaze you
and for the first time these two incredible talents will be performing
duets together doing Elvis and Country Christmas classics the whole family
will flip over.⁣

***For the first time all tickets include a VIP meet and greet with photo
options***⁣

$40
December 19 @7:30pm. Doors open 7pm

 

 

Dec
20
Fri
Deck the Halls Art Show & Sale @ Astor Theatre
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visual arts arrive at The Astor in Liverpool with the opening of the Deck the Halls art show and sale on December 10. The show features works by Eleven South Shore artists and is the first exhibit launched since the Region of Queens accepted the The Astor Theatre Society’s proposal to manage the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre. The Astor Theatre and THACC occupy the former town hall building on Liverpool’s Main Street.

“Since we were awarded management of THACC in September, the Astor Board has completed its vision to integrate programming of the two spaces,” explained Kristopher Snarby, President, Astor Theatre Society.

Opened in 1902, the Astor Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating live performance centre in Nova Scotia, and it remains one of its busiest. In 2019, the Astor has hosted more than 150 events, including live theatre, music and comedy performances, community concerts, movie showings, and the 75th annual Queens County Music Festival. In recent years, two young musical theatre performers have advanced from that Festival to represent Nova Scotia at the National competition.

“Our goal with bringing THACC under the Astor umbrella is to create a vibrant, inclusive centre for the arts, in the heart of Liverpool’s downtown,” said Snarby.

He went on to emphasize that the Astor Theatre Society remains committed to shining a spotlight on talented local performers and creators, as well as bringing interesting artistic experiences to the area.

The Deck the Halls art show takes place in THACC’s main floor and upstairs gallery spaces and features works by Tom Alway, Peter Blais, Marshall Burgess, Matthew Collins, Bev Crouse, Dennis Curran, William Downey, Marilyn Kellough, Marg Millard, Roger Savage and Sharon Wadsworth-Smith. The opening reception for the show is on Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a cash (only) bar is available.

Hours for the show are Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 3 hours prior to all live performances at the Astor until Christmas, and Tuesday to Friday, January 2 to 10, 2020.

The Lighthouse Wed, Sat & Sun @1:30pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 20 @ 1:30 pm

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language

Running Time: 1h 49min

The Lighthouse Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun @7pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language

Running Time: 1h 49min

Dec
21
Sat
The Lighthouse Wed, Sat & Sun @1:30pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 21 @ 1:30 pm

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language

Running Time: 1h 49min

The Lighthouse Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun @7pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language

Running Time: 1h 49min

Dec
22
Sun
The Lighthouse Wed, Sat & Sun @1:30pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 22 @ 1:30 pm

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language

Running Time: 1h 49min

The Lighthouse Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun @7pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language

Running Time: 1h 49min