Happy New Year

osprey-pin2017 is the Osprey’s 14th performance season and we have some great event announcements on the way. Performances are being added here to our website one at a time as they become confirmed. Check back often!
– Osprey Staff

National Theatre: No Man’s Land Sunday, January 29, 2:00 PM

NT-Live-No-Mans-Land-Portrait-Listings-Image-UK-722x1024Our first Cineplex Stage HD screening of 2017! Presenting a screening of “No Man’s Land” a comedy from the National Theatre of London starring Patrick Stewart (Star Trek) and Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings).

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Harold Pinter’s comic classic.

Tickets: $16 adult, $7 student
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Ballroom Dance Classes – for Kids! Tuesdays starting February 7

Ballroom-for-kids-2017-smStarting in February we’re pleased to be offering two Ballroom Dance classes for kids with dance expert Ellen Flicker. One for ages 5 to 10 and one for ages 11-16. For kids who’ve ever dreamed of being in a dance troop, this is for them! Ballroom dance is a fun, non-competitive form of fitness and Ellen is a pro at teaching basic dance skills to everyone. There’s something for every age and skill level. Classes start on February 7 and run every Tuesday evening.

Ages 5-10: 6:00 PM
Ages 11-16: 7:30 PM
Fee: $3 per class, per student
Full scholarships available upon request, contact the Osprey for details.

To register your child, contact Ellen Fickler by emailing: ballroomnovascotia@gmail.com

Keep The Heat On! – Fundraising Concert Saturday, February 11, 8:00 PM

Keep The Heat On 2017-smWe’re kicking off the Osprey’s 14th season of programming with an Osprey fundraiser concert packed full of great music and a chance to have a fun night out in the cold dead of winter. Help “Keep the Heat On” by supporting the Osprey – Shelburne’s very own theatre performance venue. This year’s concert theme is “Cool Cats”…

  • The fabulous Georg MacDonald performing with a band and emceeing the evening
  • The young and talented Clara Jurgenliemk
  • Shelburne’s own bluesman, Bob Vacon
  • Barrington’s favourite voice, Lynne Crowell
  • Innovative and brilliant songwriter, Sean McClure
  • Skilled logroller, storyteller and folkie, Lee Keating
  • Delightfully original singer and songwriter, Merrie Howe
  • the sensational voice of Pat DeMolitor singing Carol King
  • and much more!

Tickets: $15 adult, $7 student
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Celtica: a Lobby Concert Saturday, February 25, 8:00 PM

Celtica-2017-smFebruary, the month of snow, St. Valentine’s Day, and… Celtica! Celtica is an evening of music dedicated to all things Irish, Breton, Scottish, Welsh, Celtic from everywhere! Anchored by Shelburne’s own Killick, the show will also feature the voices of Melissa Strachan, Merrie Howe and Pat Demolitor.

Celtica is a project of The Pipers Guild and is taking place in the Osprey lobby. Seating is limited to 50.

Tickets: $15 adult, $7 student
Tickets are available at the door only, however you can call 902-875-7826 or 902-874-1134 to reserve a seat.

Pianist, Walter Delahunt Saturday, March 18, 7 pm at the Trinity United Church

waldoPresenting award-winning pianist, Walter Delahunt performing an all Beethoven program. This event is brought to us by the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP) where Delahunt is currently the pianist-in-residence. He has played with some of the world’s greatest musicians, including Zara Nelsova, Gidon Kremer, Martha Argerich and the legendary violinist Ida Haendel, with whom he has played several times in Japan, Korea, Israel, the United States and Canada. He was professor at the Vienna Academy of Music between 1984 and 1997 and has recorded for Panton (Prague) and BMG Japan.

The Osprey will be presenting this event off-site at the Shelburne Trinity United Church, 36 John Street.

Tickets: $20 adult, $7 student
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SEED, The Untold Story (documentary film) Sunday March 19, 7 pm

PrintFew things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
With gorgeous photography and compelling story telling garner this documentary a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

“… a gorgeously made film, put together with as much care as its subjects devote to saving the remaining varieties of seeds.” Los Angeles Times.

“… a beautiful piece of art, careful, deeply colored, and poetic…” Hollywood Report Card.

Tickets: Only $6 adult, students get in free!
All are encouraged to bring a donation to the food bank.
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Manitoba Hal – performs in the lobby Saturday, April 1, 8:00 PM

hal-pic-onepageShelburne resident and ukulele pro Manitoba Hal will perform an intimate house-concert style show in the Osprey’s lobby. Get ready for a powerful, up-close performance with one of the ukulele greats!

Manitoba Hal is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter, but he is best known for his ukulele chops. After his grandfather gave him a uke in 1995, Hal found that it transferred easily to his blues guitar style, complementing his combination of finger picking and strumming, as well as his gospel vocals. Some don’t think of the ukulele as a blues instrument, but Hal takes out all the hula, leaving only deep blues in its place. Hal uses a looping technology to produce a one-man band experience, adding background beats to his extraordinary ukulele strumming and riffing.

Tickets: $15 adult, $7 student
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Killick – Twenty Years On Saturday, May 6, 8:00 PM

photo-2017-01-11-4-45-59-pmIn the beginning, there was chaos.  Then ….. Killick!  Starting back in 1997, this group started blazing a musical trail across the Maritimes, and beyond!  This once in a lifetime show will feature members and music from every era in Shelburne’s own Celtic, Acadian and traditional band’s colourful history.  Great songs and tunes from all three albums and countless live performances will fill the evening.  This will be an Osprey exclusive: once it’s done, it’s done!  Don’t miss this great show.

Tickets: $20 adult, $7 student
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Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound Saturday, July 8, 8:00 PM

newroxy-625x220Back by popular demand after an incredible rockin’ performance at the Osprey in 2016, Roxy & 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) and Adam Hewey (guitar) to make up the band promising a night of grooving and good vibes. Winners of the Galaxie Rising Star Award 2014 (TD Halifax Jazz Festival).

Tickets: $20 adult, $7 student
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