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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...
The Jonathan McCully Mansion, a National Historic Site of Canada in Halifax's North End, is the location for Steady Theatre's immersive production of Listen to the Wind. Photo by Mark Robins.

Steady Theatre steps out for Listen to the Wind

From a story about superheroes in a shopping mall storefront to a bus trip around the city and a mystery in a parking lot,...
Deborah Castrilli and Ryan Allen in the Neptune Theatre production of Controlled Damage. Photo by Mark Robins.

A Canadian civil rights trailblazer: live with the company of Controlled Damage

On November 8, 1946, Viola Desmond was arrested in a New Glasgow, Nova Scotia movie theatre, for refusing to give up her seat in...
Heather McGuigan and Aidan deSalaiz in the Neptune Theatre production of The Last Five Years. Photo by Stoo Metz.

Theatre review: The Last Five Years from three perspectives

Rather than a single voice, in an experiment of theatre criticism, we present a trio of reviews of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five...
Complicated relationships: live with the company of The Last Five Years

Complicated relationships: live with the company of The Last Five Years

Halifax's Neptune Theatre kicks off 2020 with the Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, the story of a five-year relationship between novelist Jamie...

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