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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Theatre Antigonish welcomes the holidays with a musical extravaganza

ANTIGONISH – Another beloved holiday classic is coming to the Bauer Theatre in Antigonish. On December 8 and 9, Theatre Antigonish is pleased to present It’s a Wonderful Life. In partnership with the Antigonish Choral Ensemble (ACE) and the St. James Handbell Choir, this production is the Lux Radio version of the Christmas classic. It...

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Theatre Antigonish invites community to 2018-19 season launch

ANTIGONISH –  Have an opportunity to hear about Theatre Antigonish’s annual season launch at an information session on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m., at the Bauer Theatre at StFX University. Now entering its 44th year, Theatre Antigonish is a professionally led community theatre organization, offering high quality productions at the Bauer Theatre during the...

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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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