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"For those in live art forms like theatre, that rely on people being able to be in the same room as each other, the current state of the world has made it near-impossible to practice our art in the ways that we are used to. So, we are finding new ways." - Isolate Nights organizer Colleen MacIsaac.

Theatre artists from across the country come together for Isolate Nights

Seventy artists from across Canada have been busy this past week. While that might seem like an oxymoron given the state of the world...
Halifax Presents was live at the Bus Stop Theatre with Christian Barry and Anthony Black, the stars of 2b theatre's Softly, now. Photo by David Hannigan.

20 years of friendship: live with the company of Softly, Now

Part concert, part memoir, 2b theatre will present the world premiere of the company's newest show Softly, now. Unplugged and singing the soundtrack of their...
Emerging director Franziska Glen takes the helm with Antioche as part of Théâtre DesAssimilés' Premier Acte project.

Théâtre DesAssimilés steps away from the absurd with Antioche

The second production in Théâtre DesAssimilés' (TDA) Premier Acte project and the third from the company overall, the Halifax French-language theatre company will present...
Members of the cast of the Neptune Theatre production of Calendar Girls. Photo by Stoo Metz.

Theatre review: Calendar Girls may very well be the antidote we need right now

With COVID-19 making the endless 24-hour news cycles at the moment, an uplifting story of love, friendship with six fearless women at its core...
Members of the cast of the Neptune Theatre production of Calendar Girls. Photo by David Hannigan.

Baring it all for charity: live with the company of Calendar Girls

Nude calendars may be commonplace now with everyone from firefighters to rugby players and even Canadian authors baring it all over the years to...
The Bridge (2b theatre and Neptune Theatre in association with Obsidian Theatre) and The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre) received eleven nominations each for this year's Robert Merritt Awards.

Two Halifax musicals dominate nominations for this year’s professional theatre awards

Halifax theatre companies are well represented as Theatre Nova Scotia announced the nominees for the 2020 Robert Merritt Awards, the province's annual celebration of...
Black tie gala will include the opening night performance of the Tony Award-winning Billy Eliot the Musical.

Billy Elliot gala reaches well beyond the footlights

Fresh off its 2020-2021 season announcement, Halifax's Neptune Theatre turns its attention to more practical matters, paying for it all. "Ticket sales only cover about...
Neptune Theatres' mainstage series in its 2020-2021 season includes Hockey Messiah, The Woman in Black, Downed Hearts, Fully Committed and Dreamgirls. Illustrations by Aziza Asatkhojaeva.

Neptune Theatre announces its 2020-2021 season

During a presentation at Neptune Theatre's Fountain Hall today, artistic director Jeremy Webb announced the company’s 2020-2021 season. "What I'm really proud of is the...
Lee J. Campbell & Sherry Smith in a scene from The Unnatural Disaster Theatre Company production of Forest Town. Photo by Logan Robins.

Halifax indie theatre gets a boost in Forest Town

In late 2019, Shakespeare By The Sea (SBTS) launched its Indie Theatre Residency Program. Designed to give independent theatrical work in Halifax a home,...
Deborah Castrilli and Ryan Allen in the Neptune Theatre and b current production of Andrea Scott's Controlled Damage. Photo by Stoo Metz.

Theatre review: Controlled Damage is more than just a history lesson

Andrea Scott's new play Controlled Damage, currently receiving its world premiere at Halifax's Neptune Theatre, maybe about Canadian civil rights trailblazer Viola Desmond. But...

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