Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Halifax’s winter performing arts guide

Here are some of the shows we're looking forward to in Halifax this winter.

Let’s face it, winter in Halifax can be a bit challenging. So what better way to escape the winter doldrums than to see a show?

Here are some of the shows we’re looking forward to this winter. And be sure to check out our full calendar of events for other happenings in and around the Halifax area.

Did we miss something? Let us know, and we will add it to our growing list here.

Theatre

Neptune Theatre presents Alison Crosby’s new play In Lieu Of Flowers (Feb 7-19) on its Scotiabank Stage in an exploration of the complexities of grief, loyalty, and what happens to those who are left behind.

On its Fountain Hall stage, Neptune Theatre presents Fall on Your Knees (Feb 10-Mar 5). This sweeping story chronicles three generations of Cape Breton’s Piper family based on Canadian writer Ann-Marie MacDonald’s novel.

Comedy

Comedian James Mullinger (Jan 21) performs in his first Halifax theatre show celebrating his ten years in Canada.

"It's a retrospective look back over my ten years living here, what I've learned since becoming a Canadian and my efforts to become a Maritimer. It's a way of looking back and embracing everything I love about this place." - New Brunswick comedian James Mullinger kicks off his upcoming tour in Halifax.
James Mullinger

Comedian and improviser Colin Mochrie joins forces with hypnotist Asad Mecci in Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis (Feb 3), a unique comedy experience combining improv and hypnosis.

Music

Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn returns to Halifax to celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday (Jan 12).

Singer, songwriter and environmental activist Sarah Harmer (Jan 13 & 14) performs as part of her Are You Gone Tour after rescheduling due to Hurricane Fiona.

Sarah Harmer
Sarah Harmer

Symphony Nova Scotia teams up with the Jeans’ n Classics band for a symphonic rendition of The Beatles’ Abbey Road (Jan 20-23), performed in its entirety.

Singer-songwriter Hayden (aka Paul Hayden Desser) performs as part of his East Coast tour (Jan 20).

Alt singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Shauf (Jan 21) comes to Halifax’s Light House Arts Centre.

Embou Productions presents My Life: Billy Joel Tribute (Jan 28), showcasing the best songs by one of the most recognized stars in music.

Juno award-winning rock Band Sloan (Jan 28) brings its Steady Tour to Halifax.

Cape Breton’s platinum-selling, multiple-award-winning Ashley MacIsaac (Feb 3 & 4)  returns to perform with Symphony Nova Scotia alongside special guest Morgan Toney.

Ashley MacIsaac with Special Guest Morgan Toney
Ashley MacIsaac with Special Guest Morgan Toney

Symphony Nova Scotia joins forces with award-winning PEI singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan for Snowbird: A Tribute to Anne Murray (Feb 11 & 12), a symphonic salute to one of Canada’s greatest icons.

Sonic Concerts presents Halifax-based rock musician and songwriter Joel Plaskett (Feb 11).

Canadian country music singer-songwriter George Canyon (Feb 14) performs at Casino Nova Scotia.

Couldn’t get tickets for Shania Twain’s shows? PEI’s Honey I’m Home brings the next best thing with A Tribute to Shania Twain (Feb 17).

Nova Scotia rapper Classified brings his Retrospected Tour (Feb 18) to Halifax with special guest Reeny Smith.

Canadian rock band The Beaches (Feb 24) performs at the Light House Arts Centre in Halifax.

The Beaches
The Beaches

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2023 with the Juno and ECMA award-winning Newfoundland folk group, The Irish Descendants (Mar 17).

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