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November 2017

Lullaby: Inside the Halifax Explosion

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

A dramatic, educational and emotive experience that explores little-told stories of the events of Dec. 6, 1917. It is a day that has become synonymous with tales of heroism, survival and of how a community fought against the disaster and the elements. It is a tale of how Canadians emerged from under terrible condidions to help each other. It is exactly one hundred years after the two ships collided, causing a gigantic and devastating explosion. As the characters share their…

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Classical Series: Wayne Weng

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

"After a Reading" is an evocative and thoughtful program weaving together words and music. Using poetry, letters and journal entries of the time, pianist Wayne Weng exposes the music of greats including Debussy, Schumann and Liszt in a whole new way. Tickets: $25

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Menopause The Musical

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

Laugh Out Loud comedy staged to 25 classic hits of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Come see what millions of women have been laughing, cheering and raving about for years! Set in a department store, four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra… come to realize they have more to share than ever imagined. The All-Star Canadian cast makes fun of their hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkles, not enough sex, too much sex, chocolate binges and a…

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Mud Bay Jugglers

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

Based in Seattle, Washington, the Mud Bay Jugglers choreograph their juggling magic to lively music for a mesmerizing performance, weaving together theater, dance, and physical comedy. These masters of levity have captivated audiences of all ages throughout North America. A wildly creative and humorous theater ensemble featuring four jugglers, music, mirth - and lots of surprises! Tickets: $25 Members: $22

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December 2017

Cadence—A Holiday Concert

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

The stage lights fall, the crowd goes quiet, and four harmonious voices rise up and fill the air. The melodies unfurl into something both familiar and fresh. What comes next may be a classic song by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima.  It may be an old bebop standard or cheeky arrangement of a 1980s hit. But these are arrangements like you’ve never heard them before—containing all the richness of a full band, but performed using just four voices. This is…

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Momentary Lapse—A Pink Floyd Tribute

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

Nova Scotia's own 'Momentary Lapse' brings the audio and visual sensations of Pink Floyd experience to the deCoste stage, delivering the favourite moments from classic Floyd albums: The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, Momentary Lapse of Reason and the Division Bell. Composed of 10 Nova Scotian musicians, Momentary Lapse creates an authentic journey into the past of one of the world's most timeless bands. Tickets: $35

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Canada 150 Series: Le Trio BBQ Christmas Special

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

With Katerine Desrochers on vocals, Véronique Boucher on drums and the all-female barbershop quartet VoxA4 on back vocals, the band revisits Christmas classics in their own unique way. Guaranteed to swing you back in the holiday spirit in no time, it will most likely turn you into a kid again! Join the happy bunch for a laugh, sing-alongs and a whole lot of fun! Tickets: $20

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The Celtic Christmas Show

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

This is a show for the whole family featuring the RCMP Pipes and Drums and Dancers, The Acadian Step Dancers, The Diaga Irish Dancers, Pictou's own Holly MacDonald-Bent Dancers, solo vocalist Patricia Murray, and a band featuring Shannon and Tony Quinn! Tickets: $32 / $22 for Children 12 and under

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Quartette Christmas

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

Quartette is a Canadian country-folk group featuring Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick and Sylvia Tyson. The group has received several JUNO nominations, won a Canadian Country Music Award for best vocal collaboration, performed with major symphony orchestras across Canada, and recorded the CMT-TV special, " A Quartette Christmas." They have also released two Christmas CDs, "It's Christmas!" in 1996, and "I See A Star" in 2002, both of which are collections of traditional and original Christmas songs. Their Christmas…

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‘Tis the Season 11

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - December 15 @ 7:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

Bette MacDonald & Maynard Morrison With Joe Waye Jr, Mary-Colin Chisholm and Jordan Musycsyn. 'Tis the Season 11 brings award-winning actor, singer and comedy performer Bette MacDonald and talented partner Maynard Morrison together with a cast of comedy/musical talent second to none. "Tis the Season is all about giving the audience as many laughs and as much fun as we possibly can while staying within the confines of the law!" says MacDonald, "We cannot wait to get on the holiday road."…

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