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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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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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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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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