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A touching story mixed with Norm Foster’s signature comic wit.
A comic drama from one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights that is as funny as it is touching. Harry Sullivan hasn’t seen his son, Drew, in thirteen years. Then one day Drew announces that he’s coming to visit his father at his rundown Saskatchewan ranch. His motives for the homecoming aren’t clear, nor are Harry’s feeling about his son – who is now all grown up. A story about repairing broken relationships, with no shortage of laughs, this drama will pull at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone!
Unique and stunning! These are the words used to describe performances by Quatuor Fandango, four young classical guitarists from the Outaouais region, whose blend of Latin rhythms and classical arrangements will introduce you to the many facets of musical compositions for guitar quartets. You’ll experience the rich and eclectic sounds that are possible with this type of instrumentation, which is a recent innovation in the history of contemporary music. From the courtly and gallant music of Luigi Boccherini and the romanticism of Grieg's “Peer Gynt” to the rousing tangos of Patrick Roux, these young prodigies will transport you and captivate you with the precision of their playing and their special chemistry.
This classic Canadian musical captures the life of legendary WWI fighter pilot Billy Bishop. Follow one Canada’s greatest flying aces down into the trenches, up to the skies and inside the human spirit as he attempts to reconcile the joys of flying with the horrors of war. Capturing the humor and the hellfire of an extraordinary career, this powerful musical teaches us about the life of a lively and inspiring war hero. Canadian history has rarely sung with such force.
This November join us in Wolfville, Nova Scotia for five jam-packed days of film, food and wine. We will be serving up the latest from the world of culinary cinema, paired with wine tours, tastings, pop-ups, and industry sessions. Not to mention the fabulous gala dinners featuring renowned chefs celebrating the very best of local and international food and wine. DevourFest. Eat it up!
Celebrate the 2014 Halifax Bike Awards at the HCC's 7th birthday party. We will be celebrating on November 13th, 2014 at the Bus Stop Theatre on Gottingen St beginning at 7pm. Admission is free. Cash bar + live music.
This holiday classic follows ten-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his parents, his teacher and even the big man, Santa Claus himself. The response? “No, you’ll shoot your eye out!” Featuring all of the elements from the beloved film including a pink bunny suit, a triple-dog-dare to lick a frozen pole and the infamous leg lamp. This nostalgic look at a bygone era is perfect holiday treat for the entire family!
Two men, a woman and an inheritance… Who will get the money? Who will win the lady’s heart? Lose yourself in one of the most riveting love-triangle stories of all time. Love, money and deceit create the intrigue in this outrageous tale where the operatic and comedic meet, captivating audiences from start to finish. Will love prevail? Performed with zest and wit by a cadre of emerging talent, this tuneful masterpiece of comic opera comes with full production including sets, costumes and surtitles. Don't miss this unique product in Canada on its East Coast tour.
East Tour Cast - Fall 2014
Don Pasquale (bass-baritone), Simon Chalifoux
Docteur Malatesta (baritone), Julien Horbatuk
Ernesto (tenor), Jonathan MacArthur
Norina (soprano), Roseline Lambert
Pianist, Valérie Timofeeva
Local Connections Halifax returns to The Halifax Club on January 15, 2015 for its Second Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration. As is the case with all LCH events, we will be raising the game once again.
And yes, tickets are all-inclusive, and you will again get a wonderful take-home glass as well, but this time we'll be using a Belgian-style glass which we think is the best available.
We'll immediately begin announcing each of the 7 themed rooms (below), with the list becoming complete before the end of October.
And please note, this event sold out by December 7 last year, and we're paced for a sell-out by October 30 (44% sold already), so don't hesitate in getting your tickets!
ROOM 1 - The Sweet Spot
On this fine evening, our friends at Dee Dee's Ice Cream and Scanway will treat you to a world of delicious things. Once again, we'll see beer ice cream return to the club, this time accompanied by some gourmet donuts.
ROOM 2 - The South Shore
Experience the flavours of the South Shore, as Lincoln Street Food and the Grand Banker take you on an epicurean journey. And no voyage is complete without delicious craft beer to match. This room will also feature Boxing Rock from Shelburne and Hell Bay from Liverpool. Giddyup!
ROOM 3 - Sausage O' the Night
This room will be a lead up to Sausage Fest 2015, where our friends at Pete's, Meadowbrook Farm, Ace Burger, Big Spruce, and Uncle Leo's will tantalize your tastebuds with sausage madness, and tasty brews to wash it all down.
ROOM 4 - Fancy Feast
Fancy Feast will be a play on the fine dining experience, and will feature Brooklyn Warehouse, Agricola Street Brasserie, Saege Bistro, Garrison Brewing, Propeller, North Brewing, and a few others TBA later. We'll also have the Mike Cowie Trio on board for the ride, making the evening one to remember.
ROOM 5 - Devour! The Club
Details TBA, but rest assured our friends at Devour! The Film Food Fest will have something special in store.
ROOM 6 - The Plan B Experience
This year our friends will have a little more space to go wild! On top of this, The Stubborn Goat and Durty Nelly's will be serving up delicious goodness, accompanied by three other local craft brewers, with the Tatamagouche Brewing Company beiong one of them.
ROOM 7 - TBA
Hitchcock meets hilarious in this comedy thriller based on the 1935 classic espionage movie. Follow the incredible adventures of handsome hero Richard Hannay as he encounters devious murders, double crossing secret agents and devastatingly beautiful women. This suspenseful whodunit is brought to life by four fearless actors, playing 130 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced silliness!
Before my sister died, she cursed me, she said: 'Jonny's a twelve-dollar-man and if you marry him it'll be misery.' I’m trying to prove her wrong but I’m starting to despair. I'm starting to think that love is just a strange sort of madness that makes the future go dark, so you don’t think of how all the babies are to be fed on twelve dollars and twenty-five weekly.
Set in 1920s Canada, What a Young Wife Ought to Know tells the story of Sophie, a young working-class wife who has a lot to learn about love, sex, and birth control.
Meet one of Canada’s longest serving Prime Ministers, William Lyon Mackenzie King, also known as Rexy to his friends. Beginning with his visit to Germany in 1937 and ending with his death in 1950, the play captures an intriguing and cunning Prime Minister who consorted with spiritualists, ghosts and prostitutes, while holding the country together through the conscription crisis of 1944. With special appearances by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Lester B. Pearson, step back in time inside the fascinating mind of this peculiar politician.
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. The weird and wonderful family we all love are brought to life in this hilarious smash-hit musical! Featuring all of your favourite ghouls – Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch. A grown-up Wednesday Addams falls in love with a sweet young man from a respectable “warm-blooded” family. Will their relationship survive the ultimate test? Dinner with both families at the same table! A devilish delight for all ages, The Addams Family is to die for!
In 1985, while a student at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Brooke Johnson formed an unlikely friendship with one of Canada’s most prolific politicians, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. It had been a year and a half since he'd stepped down as Prime Minister. Now he was walking to work, taking care of his children and no longer doing pirouettes behind the Queen. Through reminiscences, journal entries and correspondence, this one-woman show brings to life the true story of a remarkable friendship.