Ben Hur – a comedy of epic proportions – opens 32nd season at Festival Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre will open its 32nd season on July 10th with BEN HUR, a comedy of epic proportions. The play is a comic homage to the blockbuster Hollywood film based on the novel by General Lew Wallace. The movie featured 200 camels, 2,500 horses and over 10,000 extras. This hilarious adaption...

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Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre prepares to open 32nd season

Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is preparing to open its 32nd season, and audiences are invited to join along and Dream Big. With four diverse shows on the Main Stage, an award-winning children’s story on the Family Stage, and a dynamic new initiative that will bring theatre out into the community, organizers are excited to once...

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Hit Scottish musical Sunshine on Leith coming to Theatre Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – A foot-stomping, award-winning musical from Scotland is coming to Theatre Antigonish. Sunshine on Leith is a vibrant, energetic piece of musical theatre, loved by audiences and critics alike. First produced in 2007 by the Dundee Rep Ensemble in Scotland, the show won the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical that year, and has toured the globe several...

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The Shoe Project Antigonish: Immigrant women tell their stories

ANTIGONISH – Something amazing is afoot in Antigonish! Immigrant women are telling their stories and letting us walk a mile in their shoes. This courageous group, led by Anne Simpson and Laura Teasdale, are joining in a movement that is sweeping across Canada, called The Shoe Project. But what is it? Initiated by novelist Katherine...

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Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre opens July 3

ANTIGONISH – Rehearsals are on in full swing for the 31st season of Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre. The season begins July 3 and continues for eight weeks with five different shows in repertory. This year’s company once again brings together top professional artists from across the country, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Montreal, Toronto and...

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Relaxed performances open the doors at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is opening its doors in a new way with the addition of “Relaxed Performances” to its regular schedule. A Relaxed Performance is one in which the environment is specifically adapted to relax the traditional expectations around silence, darkness, and stillness in the theatre. It is designed to benefit people...

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Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre announces 2018 lineup

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre unveiled its 2018 season lineup to a large crowd gathered at the Bauer Theatre on Friday evening. “We are pleased to present Life on Stage as our theme for 2018,”  said artistic director Andrea Boyd. “Our season is filled with characters who struggle through their stories, and who show...

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Theatre Antigonish presenting award-winning indigenous playwright Drew Hayden Taylor’s work

ANTIGONISH – Theatre Antigonish is preparing to open its 43rd season with a groundbreaking comedy titled Cerulean Blue by Drew Hayden Taylor. When a struggling blues band is invited to perform at a benefit concert for a remote First Nations community behind barricades, what follows is an uproarious exploration of politics, perceptions, and relationships. With...

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