This Week on NB’s Big Stages

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_dsc8173Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada Presents PIAF

Abandoned by her mother at birth, raised by her grandmother in a brothel, encouraged to sing by her Father- a street acrobatic Edith Piaf became one of France’s most legendary singers of all times. Artistic Director, Igor Dobrovolskiy and the exceptional dancers of Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada explore a life shrouded in mystery, love and tragedy reflected in the authentic and life inspired songs of the great Edith Piaf.

Choreography – Igor Dobrovolskiy | Music – Edith Piaf and others

Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada | November 8, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

 

xfinal-poster-1024x576-jpg-pagespeed-ic-bessfhxdwlChristmas with The Cops

Enjoy an evening of music entertainment by your local Justice Family (Saint John Police Force (police and civilian members),  Kennebecassis Regional Police, Public Prosecutions and Ambulance New Brunswick).    The evening will consist of solo performances, duos, bands, choir and much more.  Special appearance by non-other than James Mullinger and Nikki Payne!

Proceeds going to:  The Empty Stocking Fund and Romero House.  Food Donations will also be accepted at the door with a 50/50 draw during intermission.

Christmas with The Cops | November 12, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

 

press1-1024x683Danny Michel / Fortunate Ones

A Special Double Bill Concert

One of Canada’s finest songwriters, Danny Michel has developed a devoted fan base thanks to his thoughtful lyrics and earnest performances. An adventurous and fearless artist, Michel slips into many genres, from rock, to folk, to world music with ease.

Juno-nominated folk-pop duo Fortunate Ones draws audiences in with wide-eyed energy, pragmatic optimism and an earnest mission for connection. The Newfoundland-based band weaves blissful vocal harmonies, guitar, accordion, piano and percussion to create an experience that will elicit feelings of joy, hope, sadness and contemplation – and the spirit that we’re all in this together.

Danny Michel / Fortunate Ones | November 12, 2016 | Fredericton Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Danny Michel / Fortunate Ones | November 13, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

 

johnmcdermott-1024x650John McDermott | Raised on Songs and Stories

John McDermott is an international recording star and household name. Besides his stellar musical career – platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations – he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes – the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society’s Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC and, here at home, a commendation from the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs for this ongoing work, which includes his foundation McDermott House Canada, dedicated to improving care in the final stages of terminal illness and providing a warm, welcoming place to stay for Canada’s veterans, military, first responders and their families.

In concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful voice and sensitive renditions. Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the beguiling sense of  humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning. This tour features songs from his latest release, Raised on Songs and Stories, and a variety of favourites from his vast recording catalogue.

A delectable evening of story and song, delivered with charm and grace by the consummate craftsman himself, John McDermott.

John McDermott | Raised on Songs and Stories | November 9, 2016 | Fredericton Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

John McDermott | Raised on Songs and Stories | November 10, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

 

legendsontour-663x1024Legends On Tour

Legends On Tour brings you some of the world’s most exciting performers live on stage. Accompanied by the Rockin’ Royals Band, this show will feature the most incredible Tributes to Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, and a special guest performance by the sensational Tonettes.

Legends On Tour | November 7, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

 

mikemacdonald2Mike Macdonald – Laughter is the Best Medicine

Mike MacDonald is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He has written and/or starred in many movies, including Mr Nice Guy. In addition to his successful and well received performances all over North America, MacDonald has appeared in such TV shows as The Late Show with David Letterman and The Arsenio Hall show.

Mike Macdonald | November 9, 2016 | Capitol Theatre, Moncton | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

 

t440x300Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

The breakout star of the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, Lisa Fischer has a voice that is a natural phenomenon, with astonishing range, expressivity and phrasing. Music lovers have experienced her vocal magic at every Rolling Stones concert since 1989 as well as at shows by Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, Chris Botti and Nine Inch Nails. In addition to her backing work with these artists, Fischer has sung with the likes of Sting and Chaka Khan and won a 1992 Grammy for her R&B hit “How Can I Ease the Pain?” beating out legends Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin in the process!

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton | November 11, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

 

simplement_violaSimplement Viola FICFA 2016

Opening film | Simplement Viola, Canada (Acadie), 2016

Bio. Documentary | In French.

The life and times of Viola Léger, famous Sagouine actress.

Simplement Viola | November 10, 2016 | Capitol Theatre, Moncton | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

 

toopy-binoo-2016-show-artToopy and Binoo Live!

The zaniness continues as best friends, Toopy and Binoo, return to the live stage with their hit theatrical production, Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games. Filled with whimsical exuberance, families across Canada will dance and sing-along with Koba Entertainment’s hottest musical extravaganza!

Toopy and Binoo is based on the best-selling children’s books by Dominique Jolin. The characters made their television debut in 2005 and quickly climbed into the hearts of children in hundreds of countries including Treehouse TV (Canada), Tiji (France), Rai Sat (Italy) and Sun TV (India).

Toopy and Binoo Live! | November 7, 2016 | Capitol Theatre, Moncton | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Toopy and Binoo Live! | November 9, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Toopy and Binoo Live! | November 10, 2016 | Fredericton Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

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