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Film Screening: The Real Patsy Cline Story (2009)

nd2D0CCE17-EEB3-9EF9-448F17CC05ED2DE4This is the complete and true story of Patsy Cline’s brilliant rise to stardom and her tragic death at the pinnacle of her career. This unique video biography features rare and classic performances of Patsy’s hit songs, such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces and more.  Written by G. Forman.  (In association with Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline, October 17 at the Fredericton Playhouse)

The Real Patsy Cline Story | October 5, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. | Free

 

Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada presents:

King Lear

04092009bg-13-300x280Choreography: Igor Dobrovolskiy / MUSIC: Dimitri Shostakovich

The monumental story of pride, folly and broken dreams…

Set on the stark and melancholy scores of Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Dobrovolskiy’s haunting interpretation of Shakespeare’s towering drama examines the perpetual balance between action and repercussion, arrogance and humanity.

Dobrovolskiy collaborates once again with three stellar designers and an icon of Canadian theatre to create an ominous and sinister world, where false realities and vengeful traps yield devastating consequences.

King Lear | October 8, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets 

 

Four by Four

fourbyfournewimage-836x1024An exciting tribute to the music of: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees and Motown.

From  the creative team that brought you the hit show “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” (a musical  tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) comes a brand new concept in  tribute shows.

This  exciting retrospective features a stellar cast of four celebrating in person the  music of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees and Motown. Their  performance will feature over fifty legendary songs from these great icons of  pop music culture all in one Las Vegas style show – feel good songs like I Want  To Hold Your Hand, Twist and Shout, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive,  Surfin USA, Help Me Rhonda, Please Mister Postman, and Stop! In The Name of Love.

The stars of “Four by  Four” sing and dance their way through all of the greatest hits of these pop  icons in a fully choreographed production. Informative and often humorous  banter ties all of this extraordinary music together for an evening of feel good,

Four by Four | October 10, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. | Buy Tickets 

 

Rubin Fogel Productions presents:

Loreena McKennitt

Loreena-McKennitt-681x1024A trio performance

Celebrating three decades as Canada’s foremost, groundbreaking independent artist, Loreena McKennitt is set to bring a rare and intimate tour to select venues across the U.S. and Canada this fall, including five dates in Atlantic Canada, October 7-11.

Normally performing with her band in large concert halls around the world, this unique series will feature McKennitt in the trio formation, which garnered her a 2012 Grammy nomination for Troubadours on the Rhine.

Joined by longtime collaborators, Brian Hughes and Caroline Lavelle, this atmospheric evening will feature music and tales inspired by McKennitt’s exotic travels in pursuit of the history of the Celts – from the Sufis in Istanbul, to the Berbers in Morocco, to Delphi in Greece, to the Irish mystical poems of Yeats and classical writers such as Shakespeare and Tennyson – all of which have informed her passionate and sometimes mystical musical expression.

McKennitt’s eclectic Celtic blend of pop, folk and world music has sold over 14 million albums worldwide. Her recordings have achieved gold, platinum and multi-platinum status in 15 countries on four continents. She has twice been nominated for a  Grammy Award and has won two Junos, as well as a Billboard International Achievement Award.

McKennitt has performed in some of the world’s most-respected and historic concert venues, from Carnegie Hall to the famous Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain and for dignitaries including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and numerous heads of state.

Loreena McKennitt | October 11, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets 

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