Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane
Friday, November 23rd at 7:30pm
International touring award nominated Canadian string bending song slinger Gordie Tentrees has arrived.
This road poet, multi-instrumentalist, and master storyteller brings the unexpected to stages across North America, Europe, Australia, UK & Ireland with 7 records behind him either solo or with legendary sideman Jaxon Haldane. From Celtic Connections (Glasgow, Scotland) to the National Folk Festival (Canberra, AU) his ability to hold an audience, weave melody, while juggling the dark with the light is infectious. His new 2018 release “GRIT” conveys character sketches of life struggling with adversity following up his sensational 2016 release “Less is More”, which was the top 20 International Canadian album (#12). With over 550 concerts in 11 countries during the past 3 years alone, look for him in a town near you.
“Majestic songwriting, genuine authenticity, incredible insight”Americana UK
Tickets: $20 (taxes and fees included)
Wednesday, November 27th at 7:30pm
Performer, composer, activist, musicologist — these roles are all infused into his art and way of life. His music, too, transcends boundaries: unapologetically playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full of reverence for the traditional songs of his home,and teeming with the urgency of modern-day struggles of resistance. A member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Jeremy first did music studies in Halifax before taking a chance to work in the archives at the Canadian Museum of History, painstakingly transcribing Wolastoq songs from 1907 wax cylinders. “Many of the songs I’d never heard before, because our musical tradition on the East Coast was suppressed by the Canadian Government’s Indian Act.” Jeremy heard ancestral voices singing forgotten songs and stories that had been taken from the Wolastoqiyik generations ago.
As he listened to each recording, he felt his own musical impulses stirring from deep within. Long days at the archives turned into long nights at the piano, feeling out melodies and phrases, deep in dialogue with the voices of his ancestors. These “collaborative” compositions, collected together on his debut LP Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, are like nothing you’ve ever heard.
Delicate, sublime vocal melodies ring out atop piano lines that cascade through a vibrant range of emotions. The anguish and joy of the past erupt fervently into the present through Jeremy’s bold approach to composition and raw, affective performances enhanced by his outstanding tenor techniques.
“I’m doing this work because there’s only about a hundred Wolastoqey speakers left,” he says. “It’s crucial for us to make sure that we’re using our language and passing it on to the next generation. If you lose the language, you’re not just losing words; you’re losing an entire way of seeing and experiencing the world from a distinctly indigenous perspective.”
Tickets: $40 adults
$20 (19 & under)
An Evening With Elvis - Almost Christmas
Friday, November 29th at 8pm
An Evening with Elvis Starring Jonah Anderson and The Blue Suede Band (Robert Graham, Bobby MacIsaac, Adam MacGregor, Alicia and Shawn Arsenault).
Come and join us to hear classic Elvis tunes from Love Me Tender to Burning Love and all of your favourite Christmas Classics.
The Authentic Elvis experience – including the hair!
Tickets: $28.50 (including fees)
A Hootenanny Christmas
Saturday, December 14th 10am-7pm
Enjoy some complimentary cider while you browse handmade goods made by Island artisans.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
Saturday, December 14th at 7:30pm
Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, our community actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung.
A madcap romp through the holiday season performed by our Community Theatre Players, you won’t want to miss it!
Admission: Pay What You Wish
A Fascinating Ladies Christmas
Sunday, December 15th at 2pm
Fascinating Ladies are back, exploring holiday classics in the style of your favourite female artists from the last century.
They’ll share their best-loved Christmas hits made popular by such greats as the Andrews Sisters, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, The Judds, Sarah McLauchlin and more.
A Fascinating Ladies Christmas is a confection of favourites like ‘White Christmas’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Christmas Waltz’, with beautiful three-part harmonies – all wrapped up in the Fascinating Ladies style, with wit, warmth and good cheer!
$25 at the door
Ledwell & Haines Christmas Special
Friday, December 20th at 7:30pm
Musician Mark Haines joins comedian Patrick Ledwell for a one-night-only Christmas Special at the Kings’ Playhouse in Georgetown.
Patrick Ledwell will perform comedy and slideshows that explore a range of helpful seasonal topics, from the dangers of traditional Christmas candy, to pitfalls to avoid when re-gifting last year’s presents.
Mark Haines will bring his mult-instrumental gifts to the stage, re-interpreting Christmas favourites on guitar, fiddle and piano.
Put it on your list for December – it’ll get you right into the spirit of the season.
Tickets: $25 (taxes & fees included)
DuffleBagTheatre Presents: Little Red Riding Hood
Sunday, December 29th at 6:30pm
The ‘Nearly World-Famous’ DuffleBag Theatre brings the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood to life in their signature fun-filled and humours fashion: using audience members as the stars!
Since 1992, audiences across Canada, the United States and internationally in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam, children and adults alike have been enchanted and enthralled by the wit, clever stagecraft, energetic performances and audience interaction of a DuffleBag Theatre performance.
When the audience is the star, everyone’s dream of living a fairy tale can come true with the ‘Nearly World-Famous’ DuffleBag Theatre!
JAMES MULLINGER - BECOMING CANADIAN[CROSS COUNTRY 2020 STAND UP COMEDY TOUR]
Saturday, March 28th 2020 at 7:30pm
British comedian James Mullinger has taken Canada by storm. Sold out shows across the country, appearances on CBC’s The Debaters, movies, TV shows, festivals, awards, magazines, stand up specials – since moving to The Maritimes six years ago he’s done it all.
But he’s putting movies and TV shows aside to go out and do what he loves most. Live stand up comedy. For four months solid, James is on the road again and this is his first ever Georgetown tour date!
In April 2016, James sold out New Brunswick’s biggest indoor venue Harbour Station Arena (beating Jerry Seinfeld’s sales record in the process) with his uniquely hilarious stand up show. This record breaking show was documented for a CBC documentary film ‘City On Fire’ (which you can watch here) which aired across Canada to rave reviews and high ratings. The stand up special of the show itself was picked up by Hulu and Amazon Prime so his tales of life in Canada are now being enjoyed by people in Germany, Japan and America. Read more about it here.
In April 2018 he sold out Harbour Station a second time, this time beating how own record which made headlines across the pond.
James tours extensively to packed houses across Canada and England and has written and produced a big screen feature film starring actors from Downton Abbey and Twilight about his early years in stand up, which was described as “unmissable” by GQ Magazine and “essential viewing. A funny, realistic look at what it takes to become a stand up comedian,” by the Montreal Times.
James is one of Atlantic Canada’s biggest cheerleaders. He loves it here and spends his time promoting it across the world and raising money for charities and non-profits. James has raised more than $150,000 for East Coast charities. He has also become one of Canada’s top comics, being nominated for both a Just For Laughs comedy award and a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Show and a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Taped Live Performance.
He also launched his own international magazine The Maritime Edit to share his love of Atlantic Canada with the rest of the world.
This show features brand new material for 2020 as well as some of his classic routines including Maritime Directions (which has notched up almost half a million view on Facebook alone!).
Book now for this show, it will sell out!
Tickets: $22 advance
$25 at the door