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Nov
28
Sun
Tom, Dick and Harry – a Farce by Ray Cooney and Michael Cooney @ Astor Theatre
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm

TOM, DICK AND HARRY

by Ray Cooney and Michael Cooney

The Astor Theatre Society is excited to be producing the farce, “Tom, Dick and Harry”, by Ray and Michael Cooney.

In this hilarious story of three brothers, Tom and his wife are about to adopt a baby. His brothers are anxious to help make a good impression on the woman from the agency who has arrived to check on the home and lifestyle of the prospective parents. Unfortunately Dick, who has stashed boxes of smuggled brandy and cigarettes in the house, and Harry, who is in possession of a cadaver he is planning to sell illegally to a medical school, fail miserably. The adoption agency representative is aghast – and the illegal Kosovan aliens who do not speak English are no help at all!

 

 


Tom, Dick and Harry” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

www.concordtheatricals.com

Dec
5
Sun
90th Anniversary Kiwanis Community Christmas Concert @ Astor Theatre
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm
To get the holiday season underway, we are hosting the traditional Kiwanis Community Christmas Concert – this year reaching its 90th Anniversary!
Join us for an evening of festive fare on Sunday 5th December, and bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for the food bank if you can.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students (including all fees).
Dec
8
Wed
Lennie Gallant – The Innkeeper’s Christmas @ Astor Theatre
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
Come and join Lennie Gallant and his band for a celebration of the season with the 4th annual Innkeeper’s Christmas show.
Lennie Gallant’s Christmas concert is named after the artist’s much loved Christmas song, “The Innkeeper’’. The song is a redemption story told from the point of view of the innkeeper who turns the anointed couple away in their hour of need in the original nativity tale.
This year, the highly popular multimedia show will feature songs from his new Christmas record as well as favourites from his 14 album catalogue. His past Innkeeper’s Christmas concerts have all sold out, so book your tickets early!
Dec
12
Sun
Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol @ Astor Theatre
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm

Join LITF for a reading of this classic story. Presented by local readers, the story is interspersed with traditional carols, sung by local musicians. The reading is followed by a reception of sweet treats and cider.

 

The Snowman’s Ball: Christmas with Matt Andersen & Friends @ The Astor Theatre
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Matt Andersen is taking the holiday party on the road! Performing holiday favourites with his small band, the show will feature special guests Fortunate Ones and Reeny Smith. The Snowman’s Ball is becoming a can’t-miss tradition, so gather friends and family to celebrate the season with Matt. It’s never too early to get in the spirit!

A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt Andersen has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees spread the good word of his righteous tunes all over. He’s headlined gigs throughout North America, Europe and Australia, shared stages with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, and Tedeschi Trucks, to name a few, amassed over 18 million YouTube views, and been honoured with multiple awards, including six Maple Blues Awards.

 

Dec
16
Thu
Stadacona Band Holiday Concert – Celebrate the Season @ Astor Theatre
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the Season

The Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy is on the road again for its annual holiday concert tour, performing a diversified program that celebrates festive traditions including Kwanza, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and of course Christmas.

With an east coast flair the concert features the vocal stylings of CTV Atlantic’s Liz Rigney and Petty Officer 2nd Class Brad Davidge along with the Stadacona Band’s new celtic ensemble. The price of the concert is FREE, but for COVID-19 contact tracing we ask that you reserve tickets online. More information can be found on the band’s Facebook page @StadaconaBand

Feb
9
Wed
CANCELLED: There’s No Business Like Snow Business Comedy Tour @ Astor Theatre
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm

Four of Canada’s hottest comedians will heat things up during the HubCap Comedy Festival’s February tour, There’s No Business Like Snow Business!  Many television, radio and festival appearances have made  Ali Hassan, Candy Palmater, Tim Nutt and Abdul Butt popular entertainers with huge followings. After the past two years, every Maritimer needs a good laugh.  Don’t get left out in the cold!  Get your act (and your bubbles) together and come out to melt away the winter blues.  Join Candy, Ali, Abdul and Tim as they live their dream of touring Atlantic Canada in February.

Mar
3
Thu
Dawn, Her Dad and the Tractor – Thursday 3rd screening cancelled! @ Astor Theatre
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm
Set on a Nova Scotia dairy farm, John Andrew has just lost his wife Miranda to cancer. When a young woman with a startling resemblance to Miranda appears on his porch, an odyssey towards understanding begins. John Andrew’s estranged son Donald is now Dawn, and she’s come home to mourn her mother and keep her promise to repair her relationship with her Dad. Restoring the tractor her mother learned to drive on becomes a focus for the mechanically minded Dawn. John Andrew begins to realize that if he’s to reclaim this relationship, he has to come out with Dawn, and what better setting than the community tractor trials — an event Miranda created as a tireless village volunteer — where he proudly cheers for his daughter Dawn, as she enters the arena at the wheel of the lovingly restored tractor.

Starring Maya V. Henry & Robb Wells

Writer/Director Shelley Thompson

Produced by Terry Greenlaw

Mar
4
Fri
Dawn, Her Dad and the Tractor @ Astor Theatre
Mar 4 @ 2:30 pm
Set on a Nova Scotia dairy farm, John Andrew has just lost his wife Miranda to cancer. When a young woman with a startling resemblance to Miranda appears on his porch, an odyssey towards understanding begins. John Andrew’s estranged son Donald is now Dawn, and she’s come home to mourn her mother and keep her promise to repair her relationship with her Dad. Restoring the tractor her mother learned to drive on becomes a focus for the mechanically minded Dawn. John Andrew begins to realize that if he’s to reclaim this relationship, he has to come out with Dawn, and what better setting than the community tractor trials — an event Miranda created as a tireless village volunteer — where he proudly cheers for his daughter Dawn, as she enters the arena at the wheel of the lovingly restored tractor.

Starring Maya V. Henry & Robb Wells

Writer/Director Shelley Thompson

Produced by Terry Greenlaw

Dawn, Her Dad and the Tractor – Thursday 3rd screening cancelled! @ Astor Theatre
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm
Set on a Nova Scotia dairy farm, John Andrew has just lost his wife Miranda to cancer. When a young woman with a startling resemblance to Miranda appears on his porch, an odyssey towards understanding begins. John Andrew’s estranged son Donald is now Dawn, and she’s come home to mourn her mother and keep her promise to repair her relationship with her Dad. Restoring the tractor her mother learned to drive on becomes a focus for the mechanically minded Dawn. John Andrew begins to realize that if he’s to reclaim this relationship, he has to come out with Dawn, and what better setting than the community tractor trials — an event Miranda created as a tireless village volunteer — where he proudly cheers for his daughter Dawn, as she enters the arena at the wheel of the lovingly restored tractor.

Starring Maya V. Henry & Robb Wells

Writer/Director Shelley Thompson

Produced by Terry Greenlaw

Mar
5
Sat
Alan Syliboy solo art show @ Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

An established Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy’s work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching, spirituality, struggle, and strength. The use of layering symbols and mark making creates depth and texture in Alan’s work.

Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers @ Astor Theatre
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm

Alan Syliboy is an established Mi’kmaq artist, writer and musician. He was born in Truro and lives at Millbrook First Nation. His band, The Thundermakers, includes Evan Syliboy on lead guitar, Lukas Pearce, bassist and sound designer and video mapping projectionist, Joanne Hatfield on vocals, guitar, flute, piano and percussion and Aaron Prosper on vocals and percussion, as well as group leader, percussionist and storyteller Alan Syliboy. The Thundermakers often invite special guest musicians and dancers to enhance their live performances, and we are very happy that acclaimed fiddler Morgan Toney from Wagmatcook First Nation will be joining them in Liverpool.

This spellbinding show, on the Astor stage for the first time, will feature songs and spoken word pieces, all accompanied by a multimedia art film. Check out these links for a taste of what you will experience on March 5th.

We are thrilled that Alan has also agreed to have an exhibition of his stunning artwork, which will be on display and for sale in our galleries for the month of March.

Mar
9
Wed
Alan Syliboy solo art show @ Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

An established Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy’s work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching, spirituality, struggle, and strength. The use of layering symbols and mark making creates depth and texture in Alan’s work.

Mar
10
Thu
Alan Syliboy solo art show @ Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

An established Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy’s work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching, spirituality, struggle, and strength. The use of layering symbols and mark making creates depth and texture in Alan’s work.

Mar
11
Fri
Alan Syliboy solo art show @ Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

An established Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy’s work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching, spirituality, struggle, and strength. The use of layering symbols and mark making creates depth and texture in Alan’s work.

Mar
12
Sat
Alan Syliboy solo art show @ Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

An established Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy’s work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching, spirituality, struggle, and strength. The use of layering symbols and mark making creates depth and texture in Alan’s work.

Mar
16
Wed
Alan Syliboy solo art show @ Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

An established Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy’s work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching, spirituality, struggle, and strength. The use of layering symbols and mark making creates depth and texture in Alan’s work.

Mar
17
Thu
Alan Syliboy solo art show @ Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

An established Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy’s work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching, spirituality, struggle, and strength. The use of layering symbols and mark making creates depth and texture in Alan’s work.

Mar
18
Fri
Alan Syliboy solo art show @ Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

An established Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy’s work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching, spirituality, struggle, and strength. The use of layering symbols and mark making creates depth and texture in Alan’s work.

Maritime Marionettes – Molly and the Oak Island Treasure @ Astor Theatre
Mar 18 @ 12:30 pm

Her uncle sang of a treasure hidden deep in the Oak Island ground.
With the help of a friend who shares wisdom, this treasure could surely be found.
Another voice whispers softly to her spirit as she points to the wind. Her fortune, read by the witch Dianna, foretold treasure and an unknown friend.
The treasure they seek will allude them like the wind that pushes their sails.
They’re helped by the Mik’maq Boy, Ulgimmo, and a friendly humpback whale.
So come sailing with Molly and Pixie and be charmed as this tale is told. For a treasure awaits all who join us to watch Molly’s adventure unfold.
Molly, and her fairy friend, set out on her boat for a marvelous adventure in search of buried treasure. They gain the wisdom of a newfound Mik’maq friend along the way.

Exquisitely handcrafted wooden marionettes come to life in the hands of Heather and Darryll Taylor, enchanting children and parents alike. A treasure hunt for self-discovery, Molly and the Oak Island Treasure will touch your heart and awaken the child in us all.

Molly and the Oak Island Treasure features nine marionettes and an array of shadow puppets for the ethereal ocean scenes. An original 46 minute production suitable for all ages, the show has a rich Maritime theme and embraces a positive self-esteem message for young people. Molly and the Oak Island Treasure premiered in 1994 and has since toured Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Hawaii, Bermuda and France.

“Marvelously produced…amazingly life-like marionettes and a delightful story.” –Bancroft Times

“Amazing show… not often we are able to find something that engages grades P-6 alike.:)” – Adrienne Blumenthal, – Porter’s Lake Elementary School

Script: Darryll and Heather Taylor
Marionettes: Bruce Wood, Heather Taylor
Voices: Deborah Allen, Jamie Bradley, Kelti MacMillan, Elizabeth Murphy, Darryll Taylor
Costumes: Robert Doyle
Original Music: Quita Gray
Instrumentation: Quita Gray,
the Barra MacNeils
Humpback Whale Sounds: Dr. Roger Payne & NYZS/the Wildlife Conservation Society
Project assisted by: the Canada/Nova Scotia Cooperation Agreement on Cultural Development, Cultural Affairs Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Education.