Maritime Concert Opera: The Mikado Tuesday June 21, 7:30 pm

Mikadopostermed-editMaritime Concert Opera presents live performances of the world’s greatest operas. While these are not full productions, the performers are a mix of professional and talented amateur singers. This year they’ll bring Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado to the Osprey stage. The Mikado is laugh out loud fun for the entire family as Victorian England meets an imaginary imperial Japan in this most popular of all the Operettas by the masters of the genre, Gilbert & Sullivan. Sparkling satire, famous melodies, and captivating silliness abound in this topsy-turvy tale of love and misadventures. Leave your worries behind and  journey to a make-believe land of lotus blossoms, levity, and laughter with The Mikado! Featuring baritone Andrew Tees, formally of the Canadian Opera Company, he is one of the most dynamic singers of his generation.

Tuesday June 21, 7:30 pm.
Tickets: $20 adult, $7 student.
Available soon.

Roxy & the Underground Soul Sound Saturday, July 9, 8:00pm

IMG_2075.JPGRoxy & the Underground Soul Sound brings the music of Motown, Soul, R’n’B, Funk and all things groovy to the Osprey stage! This tight 8-piece band from Halifax has won many Music Nova Scotia Awards with their vocal powerhouse Roxy Mercier and a full rhythm section to back her up. Their debut album, “Don’t You Know?” was produced by award winning musician and songwriter Erin Costelo.

The five foot firecracker of funk, ‘Roxy’ on Lead Vocals is backed by Ian Bennett (Bass), Matt Gallant (Drums) Andrew MacKelvie (Sax), Adam Hewey (Guitar) make up the band that promises a night of grooving and good vibes. Winners of the Galaxie Rising star Award 2014 (TD Halifax Jazz Festival).

Saturday, July 9, 8:00pm.
Tickets: $15 adult, $7 student.
Available soon.

Cineplex Stage: “Hangmen” from the National Theatre Sunday, July 10, 7:00PM

nt_live_-_website_-_header_image_0In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging?

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

Experience this this play filmed live in HD at the National Theatre at the Osprey on the big screen.

Sunday, July 10th in the evening at 7:00pm.
Tickets: $16 adult, $7 student.
Available soon.

Cineplex Stage: “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” from the Met Opera Sunday, August 14, 7:00PM

1380x591_Pearl_Fishers_TopLive screening from the Metropolitan Opera on the Osprey’s big screen.
From the met:

Don’t miss the production the New York Times hails as “the sleeper hit of the Metropolitan Opera season… a dream cast… Sensitive and insightful production… Theatrical magic… Diana Damrau brings brilliant coloratura agility, radiant sound and charisma galore to the role of Leila. Mariusz Kwiecien is an ideal Zurga… Matthew Polenzani sang his haunting aria of remembrance with wonderful lyrical tenderness – if you think it is impossible for a tenor to cap phrases…with melting, pianissimo high notes, report to the Met to hear how this is done superlatively… If only [Bizet] could have seen this production.”

Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint,” which opera fans know and adore. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen.

Tickets: $16 adult, $7 student
Available soon.

Shelburne Film Expo: Get Your Shorts On Finalists Friday, September 9, 7:30PM

5a2af0465851d0b09a17705ee343bd49“Get Your Shorts On” is a competition and showcase of original short films made by Nova Scotia filmmakers. See this year’s finalists on the Osprey’s big screen. Featuring a wide range a genres from comedy to horror. The winner of the 2016 “Shelby” award is presented at the end of the night. Always popular, sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, support local filmmaking!
Tickets: $12 adult, $7 student
Available soon.

Ragged Island Roosters CD Release Party Saturday, September 24, 8:00PM

RIR-logoAllan Crosby and Alex Buchanan make up the Ragged Island Rooster Duo. They’re releasing a debut album of original rhythm & blues music. Featuring a live horn section, hammond organ, bluesy piano, harmonica and vocal harmonies, the stage will be packed full of talented musicians to put on a show that will certainly keep you groovin’.

Tickets: $12 adult, $7 student
Available soon.

Cineplex Stage: “Taming of the Shrew” from Stratford Sunday, October 16, 2:00PM

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Courtship or conquest? The breaking down of a defiant spirit – or a breakthrough that liberates a heart deprived of love? Will you ever see a battle of wills that’s fiercer or funnier – or more hotly controversial? Experience a live theatre performance filmed at the Stratford Festival in Ontario in high definition on the Osprey’s big screen.

Tickets: $16 adult, $7 student
Available soon.

Cineplex Stage: “Frankenstein” from the National Theatre Sunday, October 30, 2:00PM

1438853886-frankensteinJust in time for Halloween! Experience an incredible production of Frankenstein live from the National Theatre in London screened on the Osprey’s big screen.
From the National Theatre:

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs), this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

Tickets: $16 adult, $7 student
Available soon.

Burnwater: Alchemy Dance Performance November 18-20, multiple public showings

2015-12-05-Mocean-25-web 2015-12-05-Mocean-39-webCreate your own path through Burnwater: Alchemy, an interactive performance and installation that explores the connections between place, memory and the natural world. Weaving together percussion, dance, poetry and the extraordinary iron sound sculptures of Nova Scotia blacksmith John Little, the viewer is immersed in a delightfully imaginative world suspended in time and place.

A collaboration between Hear Here Productions, Mocean Dance and the Osprey Arts Centre Burnwater: Alchemy brings the outdoors in to create a spellbinding experience for the audience.

Audiences are limited to 30 per showing.

Showtimes:
Friday, Nov. 18, 7:00PM
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2:00PM and 7:00PM
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2:00PM

Tickets: $15 adult, $7 student
Available soon.

Basement Theatre: Christmas Production November 25 & 26, 8:00PM

Christmas-theatre-smJoin Basement Theatre for their ever popular Christmas production. More details to follow as we enter the holiday season. Ask about our block booking discount rates for large groups of tickets. This event is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with colleagues, friends and family. Always fun, light-hearted and festive, the volunteer members of Basement Theatre dedicate long hours and lots of energy to put on this great production.

Tickets: $15 adult, $7 student
Available soon.