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Events



Sep
15
Thu
Garrett Mason with Campbell & Johnston @ The Astor Theatre
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm

Garrett Mason has been a bluesman since childhood. Raised in Truro, Nova Scotia, and playing his brand of blues all over Canada for over 20 years, Mason is known across the nation as one of, if not the best guitarists in the country. But don’t let the fancy fingers distract you too much; the guy can sing his butt off too. Blending blues, jazz, rock, soul, and country, since going solo some years back, Garrett is truly one of the most unique voices in Nova Scotia’s rich music scene.

Award winning Halifax Blues-Rock power duo, Christine Campbell & Blake Johnston have been building a name for themselves. Entertaining audiences with their soulful tone, 60’s & 70s rock style guitar riffs & bewitching vocal harmonies, opening up for some big names, like Burton Cummings, Steve Earle & Bob Seger.

In 2021, they released their new self-titled EP, Campbell & Johnston’s Black Market Band. This new record, produced by Johnston himself, adds a touch of their old school rock influences with a modern twist on blues and soul. The record went on to be nominated for “Blues Recording of the Year” by Music Nova Scotia & WINNER of the 2022 East Coast Music Award for “Blues Recording of the Year”.

 

Sep
27
Tue
An Evening with Sarah Harmer – Are You Gone Tour @ Astor Theatre
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Award-winning, platinum-selling musician Sarah Harmer makes a much-anticipated return to the stage in support of her 2020 album, Are You Gone.

Harmer’s sixth album and first in a decade, Are You Gone is a deeply personal and political collection of songs motivated by the beauty of life, the urgency of the climate crisis, and the question of loss. She calls it a spiritual successor of sorts to her acclaimed 2000 debut, You Were Here, which TIME called the year’s best debut album. Nearly 20 years after that release, Are You Gone brought a close to Harmer’s period of musical quietude with a rousing artistic statement, rich in detail and emotion, from the heart and for the spirit.

Harmer has been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, garnered two JUNO Awards, and been widely praised for her “razor-sharp songwriting chops” (NPR Music) and “plainly hooky” melodic sensibility (Rolling Stone).

Sep
29
Thu
Dreamer – The Supertramp Experience @ Astor Theatre
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm

The world’s most authentic tribute to Supertramp with vocal similarity to Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies. An incredible band featuring live clarinet, sax, flute, and vintage keyboards (Wurlitzer). A spectacular show that features costume changes and a memorable performance of the album ‘Crime of the Century’ in its entirety, plus all of Supertramp’s biggest hits. A world-class performance that has received standing ovations for all of their theatre shows across North America. A concert not-to-be-missed.   

Oct
2
Sun
The Songs of Johnny & June @ Astor Theatre
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

The Songs of Johnny & June celebrates the lives and songs of country music’s most iconic couple, Johnny Cash & June Carter, from their first meeting to their final days. Created by Jacob Hemphill with music direction by Melissa MacKenzie, this biographical concert features the powerhouse PEI duo accompanied by a rockstar band. Our very own “Tennessee Three” features Island superstars Logan Richard (lead guitar), Josh Langille (drums), and Sam Langille (bass). These three are known for their sizzling solos, kick-ass grooves, and phenomenal showmanship.

Show-goers can expect the renowned country songs they know and love, intertwined with stories they may have never heard. The Songs of Johnny & June will take the audience on a journey of the complicated relationship between these two legends of country music.

Oct
13
Thu
Liverpool International Theatre Festival 2022 @ Astor Theatre
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day

Schedule updated 13th October, for most up-to-date schedule always check LITF website.

You can purchase an all-access Stage and Beyond pass until noon on Oct. 5. The Stage and Beyond pass admits you to all the plays, coffee critiques, opening and closing galas and all social events.

Beginning at noon Oct. 5, single-ticket and Flex 5 sales will begin. With Flex 5, you can choose any five plays for $75, a $25 discount. Single tickets are $20 each.

You can buy any tickets or packages online through Ticketpro here, or by visiting the Astor Theatre box office on Main Street in Liverpool, or by calling 1-902-354-5250.

Oct
17
Mon
The Stampeders – Celebrating 50 Years! @ Astor Theatre
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm

THE STAMPEDERS ~ IN CONCERT

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

 

‘They’re on their way, to the city lights’ … and, THE predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits: Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Devil You, Monday Morning Choo Choo, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit the Road Jack and, of course, the quintessential Canadian – and Hall of Fame – song, Sweet City Woman! A veritable soundtrack to a whole generation that will ‘carry you home’ … maybe not to Birmingham … but back to a time of tie-dyed t-shirts and elevator shoes, 15¢ coffee and homemade apple pie, dating and dreaming … By the time The Stampeders get to the first chorus of the first song, everyone will be singing along.

 

No seventies group represented Canada’s musical identity to the world like The Stampeders. A quick look at Canada’s music scene from 1971 until 1976 confirms The Stampeders were truly the country’s international musical ambassadors, touring more extensively in Canada and overseas than any other Canadian group during that time.  In 1977 the trio: Rich Dodson (lead guitar), Kim Berly (drums) and Ronnie King (bass) parted company but reunited, fittingly at the Calgary Stampede, 15 years later in 1992. Since then they’ve been recognized by SOCAN for their Lifetime Achievement, been inducted into the SOCAN Songwriters Hall of Fame on five occasions and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for their 1971 seminal hit Sweet City Woman.

 

The enduring musical legacy of The Stampeders, celebrating 50 years… ‘better catch a noon train, better get there for a rock ‘n’ rolling good time!’

 

Audio Clips:

http://www.shantero.com/Stampclips.html

 

Video Clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqdffSH6GWc

 

For more info visit www.shantero.com or www.stampeders.net

Oct
22
Sat
Gypsy – The Fleetwood Mac Tribute @ The Astor Theatre
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Gypsy is THE premiere Fleetwood Mac tribute band. They will take you back in your memory with all the great songs you’ve come to love.

Saturday 22nd October, 2022. 7:30pm. $40

Oct
25
Tue
No Platitudes – by Melanie Atkinson @ The Astor Theatre
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Melanie on The Astor Stage and immerse yourself into her personal story of experience with brain injury. No Platitudes takes you into Melanie’s mind, allowing you to witness her personal struggles and abandonment from those around her. Through lighting, sound, music & theatrics, you will journey with a once successful business woman who was forced to accept a life not of her choosing. Come, be present, and dive inside her haunted & injured mind as she learns about herself during recovery.

Oct
30
Sun
Rawlins Cross – Sunrise Tour @ Astor Theatre
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

Canadian Celtic-rock group Rawlins Cross are a legendary East Coast act. Since forming in the late 80s, the band has been fusing Celtic traditional music with rock, pop and worldbeat music.  With 11 commercial recordings to their credit, including the gold-selling Reel ‘n’ Roll (1993), the band has earned multiple JUNO nominations and won nine East Coast Music Awards. Over the years, Rawlins Cross has toured extensively on three continents including a performance representing Canada at the Summit of the Americas in Santiago, Chile and a nationally-televised Canada Day performance on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and a command performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.  The band is equally at ease with a soulful Highland Air (“MacPherson’s Lament“) or a raucous party song (“Colleen“, “Wild Rose“, “Reel ‘n’ Roll“) captivating their faithful fans.  Rawlins Cross is hitting stages once again to promote their latest release, Sunrise (2022).

On Sunday 30th October they will be back at The Astor!

Nov
12
Sat
Ashley MacIsaac with special guest Roland Grant @ The Astor Theatre
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm

Ashley MacIsaac is a musician and storyteller who needs little introduction, having delighted audiences around the globe for decades. Born in Creignish, on the western side of Cape Breton, by the time he started school, he was performing as a dancer in concerts, graduating to fiddle and piano a short time later.  Before he graduated high school, he was playing across North America, including playing and dancing in a Phillip Glass off-Broadway production.  Over the years, he has experimented with musical styles, evolving into an award-winning genre bending performer, writer, and singer who has toured and performed for sellout crowds around the world, including the 2010 Winter Olympic opening ceremonies.

Opening the show for Ashley is the newest guitar sensation in these parts: Roland Grant. This Canadian guitar virtuoso, vocalist, and composer is garnering renown for ceaselessly bringing audiences to their feet. With a uniquely individual style incorporating rock with flamenco and Latin influences, he brings his showmanship to the stage with a stellar band. Recent appearances include the 10,500 seat ScotiaBank Centre along with numerous theatres, festivals, and music clubs.

These two outstanding musicians are appearing together for the first time, here on the Astor stage, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Both energetic masters of their instruments, it will be a night to remember!

Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30. Tickets are $40

Nov
13
Sun
Derek Edwards – In Praise of the Ostrich @ Astor Theatre
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

With ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’  Derek Edwards  moseys back into town on horse-drawn comedy wagon; a searing meander down life’s twisting trails, steered effortfully by this 30-year veteran. He returns with a payload of blissfully funny personal stories – a cacophony of shenanigans – set to tickle the ribs and warm the heart.

With an easy conversational style, Derek reluctantly pulls his head out of the sand and launches into commentary on the influx of pot stores, self-driving cars, gambling tips, the challenge of staying youthful … plus dressing warm.

From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite.  Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy.  As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.”

Clearly the critics agree: “5 STARS – the funniest man on earth” – Winnipeg Free Press; “4 STARS –  the crowd howled” – Victoria Times Colonist; “still the funniest man in Canada” – Toronto Sun; “Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy” – Charlottetown Guardian; “Derek Edwards is hysterical” – Calgary Sun; “Edwards takes stand-up to next stage” – Georgia Straight; “the epitome of timing & storytelling” – Halifax Chronicle Herald; “the comedian’s comedian” – London Free Press.

‘In Praise of the Ostrich’  – Derek Edwards’ new 90-minute stand-up comedy show …a richly textured and enthralling ‘cut above,’ delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian. Down to earth, lots of laughs, wagons ho.

Derek In Action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4f7bxyZxDM

For more info & comedy clips, visit www.shantero.com

Tickets go on sale on Friday 3rd June at 11am. Price includes all taxes and fees.

Nov
23
Wed
Christmas with the Ennis Sisters @ The Astor Theatre
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm

For over 25 years, Maureen, Karen and Teresa have been captivating audiences with their highly woven sibling harmonies and endearing sense of humour. With a mix of original songs, holiday classics, humorous recitations and a little Irish step-dancing, the evening is sure to ignite your holiday spirit. Don’t miss the chance to delight in a Christmas tradition, cherished by so many!

Tickets are $45, inclusive of all taxes and fees. On sale from 12 noon, Thursday 29th September.

Dec
2
Fri
John Gracie – Once Upon a Christmas @ The Astor Theatre
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

John Gracie’s Christmas Concerts have been bringing the Holiday spirit to young and old alike or over 25 years. This year John is brining Once Upon A Christmas to The Astor! The multi-award winning singer/songwriter’s baritone voice is just the right instrument to deliver the Holiday classics we love to hear. Join us on December 2nd.

Tickets are $30, on sale now.

Dec
4
Sun
91st Anniversary Kiwanis Community Christmas Concert @ The Astor Theatre
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at 7pm on Sunday 4th December as the Kiwanis Club of Liverpool returns to the Astor stage for their 91st Anniversary concert!

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students, available online or through the Astor box office (Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm).

Please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank.

**Tickets go on sale Sunday 30th October at 10am**

Dec
8
Thu
Peter Pan Jr. @ The Astor Theatre
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm

Showtimes: Thursday 8th December – 7pm, Friday 9th December – 7pm, Saturday 10th December – 2pm & 7pm

A cast of 29 talented young people will perform this timeless classic on the Astor stage this holiday season. Produced and directed by Ashley-Rose Goodwin.

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs, “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Peter Pan JR. is a dream come true for groups looking to bring magic to their stage and entertain countless families.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth, and are on sale now online through Ticketpro or in the Astor box office.

Dec
9
Fri
Peter Pan Jr. @ The Astor Theatre
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Showtimes: Thursday 8th December – 7pm, Friday 9th December – 7pm, Saturday 10th December – 2pm & 7pm

A cast of 29 talented young people will perform this timeless classic on the Astor stage this holiday season. Produced and directed by Ashley-Rose Goodwin.

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs, “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Peter Pan JR. is a dream come true for groups looking to bring magic to their stage and entertain countless families.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth, and are on sale now online through Ticketpro or in the Astor box office.

Dec
10
Sat
Peter Pan Jr. @ The Astor Theatre
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Showtimes: Thursday 8th December – 7pm, Friday 9th December – 7pm, Saturday 10th December – 2pm & 7pm

A cast of 29 talented young people will perform this timeless classic on the Astor stage this holiday season. Co-produced with the Astor Theatre and directed by Ashley-Rose Goodwin.

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs, “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Peter Pan JR. is a dream come true for groups looking to bring magic to their stage and entertain countless families.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth, and are on sale now online through Ticketpro or in the Astor box office.

Peter Pan Jr. @ The Astor Theatre
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Showtimes: Thursday 8th December – 7pm, Friday 9th December – 7pm, Saturday 10th December – 2pm & 7pm

A cast of 29 talented young people will perform this timeless classic on the Astor stage this holiday season. Produced and directed by Ashley-Rose Goodwin.

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs, “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Peter Pan JR. is a dream come true for groups looking to bring magic to their stage and entertain countless families.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth, and are on sale now online through Ticketpro or in the Astor box office.

Dec
11
Sun
Catherine MacLellan Christmas Show @ The Astor Theatre
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan is bringing her Christmas Show to the Maritimes this year. Sharing beloved classics, self-penned holiday songs and some rare gems, Catherine will be joined on stage by her long-time guitarist Nick Gauthier as well as Tanya Davis.

Catherine says, “I’ve always loved the music of Christmas, and the fun times singing in kitchens with friends and family over a glass of eggnog. That is the energy I’ll be bringing with me, hoping that people sing along and catch some of that holiday spirit!”

Last year, Catherine released her first Christmas album, a self-engineered and self-produced EP, which includes the original single (“Calling You Home (for the Holidays)”) and three beloved classics (“In The Bleak Midwinter”, “Blue Christmas”, and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”).

I love the coziness of winter, it’s a time for introspection but also a time for gathering around fires and feasts. Christmas shows bring in all of that for me, the balance between joyful silliness and the sacred. It makes me feel like a child again,” says Catherine.

www.catherinemaclellan.com.

Dec
17
Sat
Pinot & Augustine – clown duo @ The Astor Theatre
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm

A sure-fire 45-minute, bilingual, crowd-pleaser, PINOT & AUGUSTINE is a classic, family-friendly clown duo inspired by the golden age of Circus. Pinot is the authoritarian clown in fancy clothes and white cone hat. Augustine is the appealing red-nosed bumbler who punctures his pomposity. Their show bubbles over with physical comedy, virtuosity and musical surprises from the sublime to the ridiculous: from lyrical melodies on a musical saw to pratfalls and a whoopee cushion.

“If you’d like or need to be reminded of the pure and simple joy of life, PINOT & AUGUSTINE will do the trick. 

Their show is pure entertainment, clean and fresh fun…The Most Adorable Show in the World!”                                                                                                                                   – DC Metro Theatre Arts

HAPPENSTANCE THEATER is an award-winning, professional company committed to devising, producing and touring original, performer-created visual, poetic Theater. With the simplest means – movement, silence, theatrical clown, music, text, physical comedy and beauty – we seek to elevate the moment when the performers and audience meet, to lift the encounter beyond the daily and pedestrian into the realms of dreams, poetry, and art. Meaning is often discovered by happenstance.