This Week on NB’s Premiere Performance Stages

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Imperial Theatre

An Evening with Garnet Rogers

Photo Credit: Bruce Dienes
Photo Credit: Bruce Dienes

In a darkened bedroom, lit only by the amber glow from an old floor model radio, two young brothers aged 6 and 12 lay in their beds, listening to the country music broadcasts from the Grand Ol’ Opry, and practiced their harmonies. Two years later, the youngest one was playing the definitive 8-year-old’s version of “Desolation Row” on his ukulele. He soon abandoned that instrument to teach himself the flute, violin and guitar.

Within ten years, and barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full-time working musician with his older brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music.

Since then, Garnet Rogers has established himself as ‘One of the major talents of our time”. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs “give expression to the unspoken vocabulary of the heart” (Kitchener Waterloo Record). An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again.

“Garnet Rogers is capable of awe-inspiring and unpredictable stuff – and that includes more than just music”

Resolutely independent, Garnet Rogers has turned down offers from major labels to do his music his own way.

Jeff Liberty Presents: An Evening with Garnet Rogers | Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 8 p.m. | Steamers Theatre – 110 Water Street Tickets: $20 advance / $25 at the door | Buy Tickets

 

Capitol Theatre

A Very Frozen Musical

header-2A tribute show featuring a 3 character cast of the Ice Queen, the Ice Princess, and their lovable friend. Join them in the retelling of this classic story as you sing-a-long with them to all your favourite songs. Kids will get a chance to interact with the princesses during the show. After the show, every child VIP ticket (Category A) will meet with the princesses for a photo opportunity and meet and greet. Perfect for girls, boys, and adults! Fun for the entire family.

This show is based on the classic fairy tale ‘The Snow Queen’ written by Hans Christian Andersen and has absolutely no affiliation with Disney.

A Very Frozen Musical | Capitol Theatre | Sunday June 26, 2016 | 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. | Buy Tickets

 

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