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Feb
29
Sat
A Salute to Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn @ Astor Theatre
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

 

Live in Concert
Tre Twitty & Tayla Lynn

The legendary Conway Twitty dominated the charts with 54 number 1 albums and an astonishing 55 number 1 singles throughout his career. Loretta Lynn burned up the charts with 10 number 1 albums and 16 number 1 singles in her career. The pair teamed up to create the ultimate duo in county with 5 number 1 hits as a pair.

Following in his grandfather’s footsteps and a true legend in the making, Tre Twitty will be honouring his grandfather, Conway Twitty in a heartfelt tribute that has brought tears to the eyes of many. Tre will be pairing up with Tayla Lynn, beloved granddaughter of Loretta Lynn covering many of the number 1 hits and beloved classics of their grandparents that will hold the audience captive. You don’t want to miss this historical intimate concert with the spectacular duo you will never forget.

Mar
2
Mon
Beyond the Open Net-Pen – A Community Series @ Astor Theatre
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
7
Sat
The Bold, The Young & The Murdered @ Astor Theatre
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm

Live Theatre for the whole Family.

Adults $15

Student $10

Evening Performance Saturday, March 7th @7pm

Matinee Performance Sunday, March 8th @2pm

Soap opera meets murder mystery and a whole bunch of laughs! A murderous comedy by Don Zolidis.

Mar
8
Sun
The Bold, The Young & The Murdered @ Astor Theatre
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

 

Live Theatre for the whole Family.

Adults $15

Student $10

Evening Performance Saturday, March 7th @7pm

Matinee Performance Sunday, March 8th @2pm

Soap opera meets murder mystery and a whole bunch of laughs! A murderous comedy by Don Zolidis.

Mar
12
Thu
Global Village presented by The DEVI International School @ Astor Theatre
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm

Global Village presented by the DEVI International School

March 12, 2020 Doors 6:30pm/ Show 7pm

Suggested Donation $$5 Students $7 Adult

Join Charlie and Henry on a epic journey around the world! These rookie travel agents discover the beauty and variety of several countries…and what makes us different is far less important than what ties us together. It really is a GLOBAL VILLAGE.

Nov
15
Sun
*PENDING RESCHEDULED* An Evening with Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn @ Astor Theatre
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm

*Rescheduled* Subject to Confirmation due to Covid-19

An Evening with Conway Twitty and Tayla Lynn

Due to popular demand we have added a second show-his first show SOLD OUT-for Tre Twitty in a Salute to his grandfather Conway Twitty and the beautiful Tayla Lynn, grand daughter of the incomparable Loretta Lynn.  The legendary Conway Twitty dominated the charts with 54 number 1 albums and an astonishing 55 number 1 singles throughout his career. Tre Twitty will have no shortage of Conway’s hits to honour his grandfather  in a heartfelt tribute that has brought tears to the eyes of many.

Date to be announced

$39.00

May
29
Sat
**CANCELLED** – The DEVI School – The Great Divorce (C.S. Lewis) @ The Astor Theatre
May 29 @ 7:00 pm
**CANCELLED** - The DEVI School - The Great Divorce (C.S. Lewis) @ The Astor Theatre
Our annual performance by our friends at the DEVI School is always one we look forward to, and they never fail to impress us with their performances on stage, their technical know how and their thought-provoking choices.
The DEVI School welcomes you to come and see its rendition of The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis.
Written in 1946, the storyline follows a narrator on his bus ride from ‘The Grey Town’ to Heaven where he meets a series of interesting characters and personalities on his journey who are muddling their way through the difficulties and challenges of human nature.
Riddled with allusions and references, C.S. Lewis’ novel takes us on a journey of collective discovery of shared human nature, which, from paper to stage, is amplified tremendously.
The play itself is a celebration of overcoming difficulty which we send as a very small but nonetheless tremendously important message of hope during these difficult and fear-filled times.
Mark your calendars for 29th May at 7pm at the Astor Theatre.
We will also be having a bake sale in the concessions area of the theatre lobby, with proceeds going to the DEVI School
Stay safe and well and we hope to see you there! Entrance is by donation at the door.
May
30
Sun
**RESCHEDULED** New Date Pending – Springtime Notes – An Astor Theatre Fundraiser @ Astor Theatre
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Ashley & Lauren at The Astor Theatre as they take you on a musical adventure
featuring trombone, vocal & piano music. Lauren will accompany Ashley on the piano as she
sings repertoire such as “Ave Maria”, “Mio Babbino Caro”, and “ White Cliffs of Dover”.
Ashley will accompany Lauren on the trombone, performing pieces such as “Romance” and “
Six Sonatas for Trombone”. They will also have some Broadway surprises in store for you!
Come to The Astor and embrace the wonder of this dynamic duo as they take the stage in
May!

Lauren Inglis is a grade 12 student at Liverpool Regional High School. At a young age,
Lauren discovered a love for music. She took off on a journey of studying piano, trombone
and singing! Lauren realized her deep passion for trombone/piano playing and began
developing extraordinary skills through The Royal Conservatory of Canada. From 2017-2019
she was the piano accompanist for Queens County Vocal Troupe, where she spent hours in
the theatre preparing kids for musical theatre productions. She accompanied an entire MTI
Broadway Production with this troupe, mastering the piano accompaniment of Stephen
Sondheim’s “Into The Woods Jr”. She was accepted and is an active trombone player in The
Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble in 2017 and The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra in 2019!
Lauren is pursuing a career in Music Education at Acadia University this coming fall! She
loves drawing and writing in her spare time.

Ashley-Rose Goodwin spends her days balancing the life of motherhood alongside her deep
passions for music and theatre. She began performing theatrically and studying piano in the
early 90s. Theatre has always been a second home to Ashley, so she decided to pursue a
Theatre Studies Degree shortly after completing high school. Motherhood stepped in and
took over in 2006, so Ashley dedicated her life to raising her boys, working on exams for
piano through The Royal Conservatory of Canada and diving heavily into community theatre.
She opened a private studio focusing on piano training and theatrical performance for youth
in 2010. In 2017 she established Queens County Vocal Troupe, a musical theatre group for
youth focused on building self-confidence, vocal skills and performance training. 2019 rolled
around, and Ashley felt ready to return to Dalhousie and complete her Theatre Studies
Program. Since returning, she has been placed on The Dean’s List and has successfully
entered the Music Department, where she has trained vocally for the past year. You will find
Ashley enjoying nature in her spare time, reading, playing outside with her kids or writing.
Ashley is excited to share her vocal repertoire that she has studied this past year & is thrilled
to share the stage once again with Laure n!

Sep
10
Fri
Nick Halley – Glenn Patscha – Patrick Reid trio performance @ Astor Theatre
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

These three jazz-steeped musicians have led three very different musical lives. Now they’re seeing what happens when their disparate experiences and distinct personalities are brought together in the traditional piano trio setting to explore the boundaries of their native tongue.

Nick Halley (James Taylor, Oscar Castro-Neves, Dinuk Wijeratne)

Glenn Patscha (Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, Brian Blade)

Patrick Reid (Christine and Ingrid Jensen, Ben Monder, Chet Doxas

 


We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

Sep
16
Thu
Old Man Luedecke @ Astor Theatre
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Old Man Luedecke has been delighting audiences around the world for two decades, picking up JUNOs, East Cost Music Awards, and numerous other accolades along the way. Now he is returning to The Astor, just down the road from his home in Chester, to tell us stories, play songs from his many albums, and maybe treat us to some new ones undoubtedly inspired by his time in lockdown.

Join us on September 16th for an unforgettable evening with this extraordinary musician. As the Vancouver Folk Festival says, “He is a musical singularity to be savoured and shared.” They are not wrong!

Sep
24
Fri
Journey to Sable Island @ Astor Theatre
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

Take a theatrical journey to the shores of Sable Island through the eyes of Marcia Pierce Harding’s novel, Secrets of Sable Island. You will travel to the author’s magical world through theatrical performances woven together through narration, dance, lighting and music. Directed and performed by Dalhousie Student Ashley-Rose Goodwin and her specially selected cast, you will find yourself amongst breathtaking visuals of wild horses, where secrets are held tightly to the heart, journeys abound, and dreams come true.

Oct
16
Sat
Charlie A’Court & Witchitaw – When Country Gets The Blues @ Astor Theatre
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Two beloved and distinct styles of musical expression. Country music with its story telling and hook-laden melodies; and Blues, with all its emotional intensity and unmistakable rhythms. When Country Gets The Blues celebrates the legends of these genres and blurs the lines between country and blues.

When Country Gets The Blues is the brand new performance concept designed by country-rock ensemble Witchitaw, and blues recording artist Charlie A’Court. Often stylistically compared to Otis Redding and Eric Clapton, A’Court is largely recognized as the proverbial force to be reckoned with. Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, his mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary songwriting place A’Court firmly on the world stage. His album, Come On Over, won the 2015 Blues Recording of The Year at both the East Coast Music Awards and Nova Scotia Music Awards.

Witchitaw is a full flavoured, four-piece southern country rock band from the heart of Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Their latest album, “The Ride” garnered a 2018 Country Recording of the Year nomination from Music Nova Scotia for their original writing. Singles, “Posse” and “When Opportunity Knocks” are receiving praise from Sirius XM Canada and Canadian country music radio with more than 30 country stations adding Witchitaw to heavy rotation.

 

Oct
23
Sat
Halifax ComedyFest presents Best of the Fest @ Astor Theatre
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The ComedyFest has been bringing laughter to the stages of Halifax for over 25 years, and now they’re bringing some of Canada’s best comedic talent to your hometown.

 

With performances from award-winning comedians Pete Zedlacher, Leonard Chan, and Travis Lindsay this show will provide much-needed laughter … and you might even pee your pants a little…

 

Laughter makes for a perfect night out. Come and enjoy the best comedy has to offer.

Oct
26
Tue
**NEW DATE** – Lunch at Allen’s – October 26th, 2021 @ Astor Theatre
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm

RESCHEDULED  October 26, 2021

Lunch at Allen’s is Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 cd’s, penning hits for Chicago, Josh Groban, Bonnie Raitt, America, Santana, Cher, and Rod Stewart, as well as Murray’s “Farmers Song”, Marc’s “Marina Del Rey” and Ian’s “Painted Ladies” just to name a few. These artist have come together adding the incredible voice of Cindy Church (Quartette, Great Western Orchestra ) to form Lunch At Allen’s. They are Canadian song writing royalty who will take you on a journey with humour and stories playing their familiar hits and new songs as well to create an evening of music for the heart and music for your soul.

Nov
6
Sat
Atlantic String Machine @ Astor Theatre
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm

Atlantic String Machine is a dynamic ensemble of string players who perform as many styles of music as they can fit into their portfolios. Based on Prince Edward Island, they have established themselves at the forefront of new and exciting arts groups throughout the region. Their unique approach comes from a desire to keep live music relevant, transformative, and above all entertaining. In their efforts to keep themselves and their audiences engaged, they seek out interesting collaborations with other artists, unexpected venues for concerts, and write their own arrangements and compositions, keeping their repertoire fresh and alive.

The group has received multiple awards from Music PEI (Achievement in Classical Music – 2016, 2017, 2019 & 2020) and nominations from the East Coast Music Awards. Their debut album, Lost Time, received two ECMA nominations (Classical Recording of the Year and Classical Composition of the Year – 2017), and their second album, The Bayfield Sessions, was nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the 2020 ECMAs. The band has also been featured at festivals across the country, including the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Vancouver Island Music Festival, Summerfolk, and the PEI Festival of Small Halls.

Over the past few years, String Machine has performed with a long list of exceptional artists, including Sarah Slean, Duane Andrews, Paper Lions, The Once, James Keelaghan, Meghan Blanchard, Rachel Beck, and Adrienne Gallant. They have also appeared on recordings by Lennie Gallant, Irish Mythen, and Dave Gunning. Their newest album, The Bayfield Sessions, builds on that spirit of collaboration by featuring guest performances of original songs by Ian Sherwood, Catherine MacLellan, Nathan Wiley, Matthew Byrne, and Alicia Toner.

Atlantic String Machine is:

Sean Kemp (violin)
Karen Graves (violin)
Jeffrey Bazett-Jones (viola)
Natalie Williams Calhoun (cello)
Adam Hill (bass)

Nov
20
Sat
**NEW DATE** Thane Dunn and The Cadillac Kings – Elvis Greatest Hits, with The Rhinestone Cowgirl Melly Dunn – TWO SHOWS IN ONE! @ Astor Theatre
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm

Liverpool’s favourite, Thane Dunn is returning to The Astor stage with his Cadillac Kings and the Rhinestone Cowgirl, Melly Dunn! This time with his show Elvis Greatest Hits.

There’s one man who can transport you back in time to when Elvis Presley was the undisputed King of Rock and Roll and to re-live the magic of a live Elvis concert before your very eyes.

Two Time World Champion Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings will be performing all your Presley favourites from Blue Suede Shoes, Burning Love, Suspicious Minds, How Great Thou Art, and many more hits from the ’50s, ’60s and 70’s that you know and love.

You’ll laugh, cry and cheer in amazement and have an Elvis experience you’ll never forget.

Nov
25
Thu
Tom, Dick and Harry – a Farce by Ray Cooney and Michael Cooney @ Astor Theatre
Nov 25 @ 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

Nov
26
Fri
Tom, Dick and Harry – a Farce by Ray Cooney and Michael Cooney @ Astor Theatre
Nov 26 @ 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

Nov
27
Sat
Tom, Dick and Harry – a Farce by Ray Cooney and Michael Cooney @ Astor Theatre
Nov 27 @ 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

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