King’s Theatre Spotlight ~ May

Historic King's Theatre ~ Annapolis Royal, NS

Historic King's Theatre ~ Annapolis Royal, NS

King’s Theatre is Annapolis Valley’s Centre for the Performing Arts.  Below is a sampling of upcoming events this month.

Friday, May 22, 8:00pm
Sunday, May 24, 2:00pm

When a meteor full of space gunk transforms Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) into a giant, the government renames her Ginormica and confines her to a secret compound with other monsters, like bug-headed Dr. Cockroach (Hugh Laurie) . When an extraterrestrial robot lands on Earth and begins a rampage, Gen. W.R. Monger persuades the president to send Ginormica and her fellow monsters to battle the machine and save the planet.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Paul Rudd, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert

Rated: Family 94 min
$7, $6 students

Thursday, May 28, 8:00pm

Shanneyganock is a lively and traditional Newfoundland band. They are a danceable celtic rock band with barrel-chested vocals from Chris Andrews and high-powered two-row button accordion with Newfoundland flavour from Mark Hiscock. In the past two years the band has toured Alberta over eight times as well as sojourns to British Columbia, Ontario and all the Maritime provinces. In 2004, they won Newfoundland’s “Entertainer of the Year” and “Folk/Roots Artists of the Year” awards.

The band’s sound is heavily influenced by traditional Irish and Celtic music, and their rich vocals do justice to many a Newfoundland folk song. Audiences are charmed by their stirring ballads, powerful shanties, rib-rattling jigs and reels.

If you’re a fan of Great Big Sea, The Fables, or The Irish Descendants, you’ll love Shanneyganock!

$16.00 Advance
$18.00 Door
$14.00 Members
$5.00 Youth
Tickets now on sale!

Saturday, May 30, 7:00pm

Once upon a song, Cinderella met Gilbert & Sullivan and something magical happened.

And now, a Gilbert & Sullivan Cinderella. Playwright Brad Filippone and director Jolene Pattison think they have a version that will appeal to the entire family. Ms. Pattison points out, “It’s such a touchstone fairy tale, about a beautiful soul who triumphs over adversity because she remains true to herself. We’ve combined a timeless retelling of the story with the beautiful music of Gilbert & Sullivan.”

All the familiar characters are included in this production from the royal family to a scheming pair of vain and evil stepsisters. There are some twists, however. This time around the fairy godmother has a little trouble with her magic spells. It seems she hasn’t earned her wings yet. But she has some good-hearted fairy companions to help out. Another innovation is a literal-minded Town Crier who keeps bursting into tears.

It keeping with the fairy tale tradition, the costumes and sets for this Cinderella are crayon-bright. There’s a lot of movement and a wide array of comic characters to propel the plot. The music will be performed either by a small orchestra under the direction of Earl Fralick — or by pianist Leon Cole. The delightful music is borrowed from several popular G&S shows, including The Pirates of Penzance, The Yeomen of the Guard, and The Mikado. Adults will be delighted by some of the witty word changes in the songs.

And they all sang happily ever after.

Tickets: $20.00 advance, $22.00 Door
$18.00 Members, $15 Children (Please ask us about family prices)

For updated information on all shows, call the 24 hour information line: 532-5466 or visit

King’s Theatre Box Office hours:
10:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday through Friday

Please call the box office anytime and leave a message, we would be pleased to return your call as soon as we are able and reserve tickets for you.

Just a reminder; members discount ticket prices only apply to advance ticket purchases, the discount does not apply to tickets purchased at the door the evening of the performance.

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