Brundibár: light-hearted children’s opera framed in bleak history in HTYP show

Talented local actors and musicians perform in Halifax Theatre for Young People’s production of Brundibár, at the Sir James Dunn Theatre tonight, 7 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m.  Context is everything. The half-hour children’s opera Brundibár, at the Sir James Dunn Theatre this weekend, is like an adorable school play. However, this delightful piece performed … Continue reading Brundibár: light-hearted children’s opera framed in bleak history in HTYP show

Theatrical virtuosity in award-winning Irish caper at Neptune studio

Gordon Gammie and Francine Deschepper in Little Thing, Big Thing at the Neptune studio theatre until May 26. (Ashley Pettipas)  It’s a treat to see Little Thing, Big Thing, the entertaining, award-winning 2016 hit from  Festival Antigonish, restaged with the same team in the cozy Neptune studio theatre. This two-actor, Irish caper features remarkable performances … Continue reading Theatrical virtuosity in award-winning Irish caper at Neptune studio

The Children: excellently-acted, traditional drama about hot topic

Lee J. Campbell, Mauralea Austin and Martha Irving star in The Children, produced by Keep Good (Theatre) Company  at the Bus Stop Theatre through Sunday. (Stoo Metz) Three of Halifax’s top actors – Martha Irving, Mauralea Austin and Lee J. Campbell – dazzle in Keep Good (Theatre) Company’s high-quality production of Lucy Kirkwood’s unsettling play, … Continue reading The Children: excellently-acted, traditional drama about hot topic

KAZAN’s back with odd, funny, contemporary play at Park Place Theatre

Christian Murray, Kathryn MacLellan, Gil Anderson and Matthew Lumley in KAZAN CO-OP’s The Realistic Joneses, to May 19, Tues. to Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m., at Park Place Theatre, Point Pleasant Park. Tickets at http://www.tickethalifax.com. (Janet MacLellan) New York playwright Will Eno’s 90-minute play, The Realistic Joneses, is very funny and unsettling, weird but … Continue reading KAZAN’s back with odd, funny, contemporary play at Park Place Theatre

Genny Killin’s sensuous, sacred relics of forgotten history in Rag and Bone

Reliquary of the Carita: grounded on Money Point 1975-12-20, by Genny Killin, metal from a shipwreck, plaster, dye, velvet, in Rag and Bone, opening today, 5-7 p.m., at the Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, Dartmouth, with a talk Saturday, 2 p.m. Shows ends May 26.  People visiting Genny Killin’s house are startled by a heaping basket … Continue reading Genny Killin’s sensuous, sacred relics of forgotten history in Rag and Bone

Mind and Media: Sydney Blum and Alex Livingston at Studio 21

Deer by Calm Water, by Alex Livingston, archival pigment ink print, 47 ” x 65.5,” at Studio 21 Fine Art, 5431 Doyle St., Halifax. Alex Livingston’s new digital paintings of deer in landscapes play with the mind. What is real and what isn’t? These beautiful, pastoral images created solely on a computer refer to traditional … Continue reading Mind and Media: Sydney Blum and Alex Livingston at Studio 21

The Color Purple, fabulous tower of song and talent than enriches the soul

Samantha Walkes as Nettie and Tara Jackson as Celie in Neptune Theatre’s production of The Color Purple,  on to June 2 (and selling fast). Stoo Metz. Neptune Theatre’s The Color Purple is a fantastic production that starts with a storm of music and emotion and never lets up. The characters are so engaging that the … Continue reading The Color Purple, fabulous tower of song and talent than enriches the soul