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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A songwriter, musician and producer, Reeny delivers magic every time she hits the stage.
Her extraordinary vocals, confident presence and energetic live show make for a truly unforgettable, entertainment experience. She has always been inspired and nurtured by her family and friends growing up in North Preston, singing and playing in church choirs and celebrating important family occasions with music.
Reeny will be joined on the Astor stage by her family band for an unforgettable evening.
– A scene from the Breath of Fresh Air’s upcoming production, We Open Tomorrow Night?!
– Ashely Goodwin singing musical theatre and opera selections
– A medley of song and dance from Journey to Sable Island
– Showing of the finalists and winners of LITF’s virtual theatre festival, Short Cuts.
RESCHEDULED to April 10th 2022
Canada’s Definitive Eagles Tribute Band performs the Greatest Hits of The Eagles. Featuring Dean Young, the former Lead Vocalist of ‘Hotel California – The Original Eagles Tribute’, back in the saddle again with an all-star cast. “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave……”
Join the DEVI International School for a performance of this timeless classic by C.S. Lewis. Entrance is by donation at the door.
The four siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy have to leave their home to live in the mansion of an old professor in the countryside. Inside an old wardrobe Lucy discovers the magical world of Narnia. With the help of forest animals, centaurs and fauns the four siblings set out on an epic journey to battle the white witch, who has trapped Narnia in eternal winter. The mighty lion Aslan not only helps the children to discover a new world but also themselves.
Directed and performed by the students and staff of DEVI International Boarding School in Mill Village.
Children and adults, all are welcome!
Join some favourite local performers for a fun evening raising funds for new radio equipment at QCCR and for The Astor!
7pm at The Astor. Entry is by donation and there will be a 50/50 draw.
Under the creative direction of the National Stage Company of Canada comes an original new concert celebrating the legendary music of ELLA FITZGERALD & NAT KING COLE.
PRELUDE TO A KISS blend’s together an unforgettable evening of popular love songs made famous by the ‘first lady of song’, Ella Fitzgerald and the legendary Nat King Cole.
Set against a stunning background, PRELUDE TO A KISS fills the stage with iconic music and storytelling that paints an intimate portrait of these award-winning artists. With incredible lead vocals by award-nominated recording artist and actress, LEINA DEBOER, and the incomparable JAMES RICH (direct from New York City) with accompaniment by celebrated Canadian pianist, MORRISSEY DUNN of Halifax, Nova Scotia, this stirring new concert is an event not to be missed.
Featuring classic hits like ‘Summertime‘, ‘The Man That Got Away’, ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘Nature Boy’, ‘Blue Skies’, ‘Misty‘, ‘Smile‘, ‘The Nearness of You’ and ‘I Wish You Love’, among countless others, PRELUDE TO A KISS will undoubtedly transport you back to an era when jazz was the dominant form of popular music and could be heard emanating from radio stations and concert halls around the world.
PRELUDE TO A KISS is not just a musical concert, but a sentimental journey that embodies a level of glamour, storytelling, and showmanship that will thrill audiences of all ages. We welcome you to join us for this exclusive Atlantic Canada tour.
VIP BENEFITS: Prime Front Row Seats | Private Post Show Q & A and Meet & Greet | Complimentary Beverage | Photo and Autograph opportunity
GROUP RATES: Groups of 10 or more persons receive 10% off. Available only if purchased online. (Discount excludes VIP tickets)
The Astor Theatre is pleased to present this special choral performance at The Trinity Anglican Church, in partnership with Musique Royale.
Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir, founded in Nova Scotia by Nick Halley in 2010, builds upon the best aspects of the centuries-old European tradition of men and boys church choirs. While Canada was once rich with such choirs, Capella Regalis is one of only a handful of men and boys choirs in Canada today. Capella Regalis has released three CDs: Love Came Down: Carols for Christmas (2019), Greater Love (2017) and My Eyes for Beauty Pine (2014).
The concert will highlight favourites from the sacred and secular choral canon.
Tickets are available through The Astor box office or online from Ticketpro and are priced at $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the show.
The concert will take place at the Trinity Anglican Church – doors open at 6:30 and seating is general, so arrive early to claim your seat.
Here is a video of what you can expect on Tuesday 24th May in Liverpool:
Just at a time when people are searching out authentic cultural voices, who tell strong stories and write well-crafted songs, Rankin has made an unapologetically East Coast folk-rock record. It’s his take on what it means to live and breathe Maritime tradition, culture and music, but with a raw, unsentimental and current edge. “I’m putting the party back in the kitchen” quips Rankin.
It’s called Moving East because that’s exactly what Jimmy’s done. He’s moved back to Nova Scotia after seven years living and working in Nashville. Hooking up with fellow Nova Scotian Joel Plaskett as producer, he’s made an album appealing to young and old alike, with songs running the gamut from gritty pub tunes to soulful ballads all featuring great storytelling, and fine songwriting.
Join Jimmy and his selected guests when he brings his Kitchen Party to Liverpool on May 28th.
Tickets are $40 and go on sale on Friday February 4th at 11am in the box office and online.
ABBA REVISITED is North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA and it’s members have been dazzling audiences across the globe since the year 2001. ABBA REVISITED recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship taking their audience on a musical journey back in time. From Vegas to Bermuda, Mexico to Dubai, and Guatemala, ABBA REVISITED recreates the show stopping look and sound that ABBA fans around the world can’t deny! This show is a MUST SEE!!!
Filmmaker Paul Saltzman retraces his journey of 50 years ago when he spent a life-changing time with the Beatles at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram on the banks of the Ganges River. In 1968, he discovered his own soul, learned meditation, which changed his life, and hung out with John, Paul, George and Ringo. Fifty years later, he finds ‘Bungalow Bill’ in Hawaii; connects with David Lynch about his own inner journey; as well as preeminent Beatles historian, Mark Lewisohn; Academy Award nominated film composer, Laurence Rosenthal; and Pattie and Jenny Boyd. And much of this is due to Saltzman’s own daughter, Devyani, reminding him that he had put away and forgotten these remarkably intimate photographs of that time in 1968.
Narration: Morgan Freeman
Executive Producer: David Lynch (among others)
Director Paul Saltzman will be joining us in Liverpool on June 10th for a very special meet & greet and question and answer session. He will be bringing with him a selection of photographic cards and souvenir photo books available for purchase.
The bar will be open for this special event, so join us for a fun social evening of hearing about Paul’s unique experiences with the Beatles in the 1960s.
Join us on Thursday 16th June at 7pm for a piano and vocal concert featuring performances from Kim Umphrey’s students.
Tickets are $10, available at the door, and Kim is generously donating the proceeds to the Astor Theatre.