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A Big Band Christmas

The Registry Theatre presents A Big Band Christmas with Big Band Theory   A fundraiser for the Waterloo Region Record’s Books For Kids project.   The Waterloo Region’s best jazz musicians release their brand new Christmas cd A Swingin’...

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SchubertNow: The Journey Outward

SchubertNow: The Journey Outward

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in Events, Partner Events | 0 comments

NUMUS

Presents

SchubertNow: The Journey Outward

Conceived for big sound and image, “The Journey Outward” explores re-writings of Schubert songs for a contemporary ensemble of baritone, cello, piano, drums, and pre-recorded electronics, alongside continuous and immersive projections. Set in the 21st century, this show formulates Schubert’s “Winterreise” not as an inward human-centric journey, but as an outward journey into the natural world. The wanderer’s alienation from his fellow humans emerges as a result of his separation from nature.

For more information contact info@numus.on.ca


May 24-25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $30 General or $10 Student

Tickets will be available on Ticketscene or at the door. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

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SchubertNow: The Journey Outward

SchubertNow: The Journey Outward

Posted by on May 25, 2019 in Events, Partner Events | 0 comments

NUMUS

Presents

SchubertNow: The Journey Outward

Conceived for big sound and image, “The Journey Outward” explores re-writings of Schubert songs for a contemporary ensemble of baritone, cello, piano, drums, and pre-recorded electronics, alongside continuous and immersive projections. Set in the 21st century, this show formulates Schubert’s “Winterreise” not as an inward human-centric journey, but as an outward journey into the natural world. The wanderer’s alienation from his fellow humans emerges as a result of his separation from nature.

For more information contact info@numus.on.ca


May 24-25, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $30 General or $10 Student

Tickets will be available on Ticketscene or at the door. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

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Jeremy Brubacher and Friends Cancer Benefit Concert

Jeremy Brubacher and Friends Cancer Benefit Concert

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Events, Partner Events | 0 comments

Jeremy Brubacher and Friends Cancer Benefit Concert

Featuring J.Bru and the Bearded Backups, with special guest Julie Cook

Jeremy Brubacher and Friends Cancer Benefit Concert

Come celebrate cancer survival and support Grand River Regional Cancer Centre with the Jeremy Brubacher and Friends Cancer Benefit Concert. First held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jeremy Brubacher’s battle with cancer, this will be the fourth edition of what we hope to make an annual event. Expect to hear a blend of country, folk, and rock originals and covers by talented musicians. 

 

 

Sunday, May 26 

Doors open at 3:30 pm

Show from 4 pm – 6 pm

 

Tickets: $10

Tickets can be purchased at the door, by emailing jeremybrubacher@hotmail.com, or by contacting Jeremy Brubacher at 226-789-9485.

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The Lion King

The Lion King

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Events, Partner Events | 0 comments

A Retelling of a famous story with students ages 10-14 by KW Youth Theatre

Dates of Performances: May 27th and May 29th at 8pm

Ticket Prices: $18 for Adults and $14 for Students

Purchase tickets at the door or online

If you have any questions please contact Nicholas Walsh at nicholas.john.walsh@gmail.com or 226 – 820 – 3578

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The Lion King

The Lion King

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Events, Partner Events | 0 comments

A Retelling of a famous story with students ages 10-14 by KW Youth Theatre

Dates of Performances: May 27th and May 29th at 8pm

Ticket Prices: $18, $14 for Students

Purchase tickets at the door or online

If you have any questions please contact Nicholas Walsh at nicholas.john.walsh@gmail.com or 226 – 820 – 3578

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Stories of Resilience + Challenge in WOKE Women

Stories of Resilience + Challenge in WOKE Women

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Events, Partner Events | 0 comments

Presented by Carl Beharry (The WOKE Women’s Movement) and Selam Debs (Juici Yoga)

The FIRST of its kind in Waterloo Region, join us for an evening of inspiring speakers, live steel pan music, and an interactive panel discussion.

Five Women, representing five unique cultural backgrounds, share stories of overcoming adversity and hardship, and define how they have persevered through cultivating unwavering determination in rising above barriers and setbacks.

Creatively curated and by Selam Debs and Carla Beharry, come hear personal stories of resilience, from three empowering and engaging speakers:

MARVA WISDOM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER Director of the BLACK EXPERIENCE PROJECT | Co-founder of CANADIAN BLACK HISTORY PROJECTS

HALIMA AL-HATIMY Founder of FEMCARE COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE

CAROLINA MIRANDA Founder of FEMININE HARBOUR LIGHT STORIES

Friday May 31, 6 pm – 10 pm

Doors open at 6pm. Join us for a warm and welcoming hour from 6pm-7pm, for a glass of wine and live steel pan music, from our local, Guyanese-Canadian musician, Carol Taylor of Rhythms in Steel, to connect with speakers and other like-minded women in the region. Our speakers will run from 7pm-10pm, and will include a full interactive panel discussion.

Tickets: $65 EARLY BIRD PRICING – UNTIL APRIL 30TH, 2019 $75 AFTER MAY 1ST, 2019 *** CASH BAR WILL BE AVAILABLE

Call 519-616-1103 or Buy Tickets Online

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Elora Chamber Winds

Elora Chamber Winds

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Classics at the Registry, Events, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

Elora Chamber Winds

Brahms by Arrangement

Jim Mason is retiring from the KW Symphony. However, he is not retiring from performing. Please join us to hear Jim, and a stellar ensemble.

Johannes Brahms idolized Joseph Haydn. His variations on a theme by Haydn was based upon Haydn’s Saint Anthony Chorale. Plus Brahms’ Quartet in G minor. All arranged for woodwind quintet and piano. With Jim Mason, K-W Symphony principal oboe, and his brotherhood of breath, plus Anna Ronai.

Les Allt ~ Flute
Jim Mason ~ Oboe
Pater Shackleton ~ Clarinet
Ian Hopkin ~ Bassoon
Derek Conrad ~ Horn
plus special guest pianist


Sunday June 2
3 pm

Tickets:
$28 Adult / $25 Senior

6 concert series pass:
$140 Adult / $120 Senior

Call 519-578-1570 or Buy Tickets Online

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Playground: Festival of New Work

Playground: Festival of New Work

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in Events, JM Drama, Registry Events | 0 comments

JM Drama Alumni

presents

Playground: Festival of New Work

JM Drama Alumni is pleased to present 2019’s Playground: Festival of New Work from June 6-9 at The Registry Theatre (122 Frederick Street).

The Playground Festival: New Work solicits original works from Waterloo Region playwrights and theatre creators each fall. Several writers are selected to join the Writer’s Circle, an informal group that meets regularly over the course of three months to read, discuss, and develop scripts. This core group evolves into a production team that oversees programming, casting, and staging, collectively preparing their works to be seen for by our region’s enthusiastic theatre audiences.

Featuring 5 fully-staged productions, Playground seeks to explore complex subject matter in a way that activates thought and discussion. The rules of the playground apply well beyond the primary school years: we all must share space, take turns, take risks but also take care of our friends. And the most fun is always had when there’s a touch of danger . . .

By supporting our 2019 Playground: Festival of New Work through ticketed Festival Stage presentations, and providing valuable feedback on our program including the works presented – direct to our email address, or through completing short surveys at our venues – audiences will continue the tradition of nurturing professional theatre craft in Waterloo Region – from the Playground up!

The Shows Playing at Playground 2019

“You Smile”

“You Smile” A Musical Written By Parker Merlihan and Ayden Elworthy, with additional music and lyrics by “The Kings Of The Crawlspace”

After their first draft of a musical fails to capture the writer’s intention, they start over. The writers musical, “You Smile,” explores the different kinds of relationships that occur in a young person’s life. The writers try to reimagine what they had in their original draft, while their characters in the musical, Sam and Liam, seek to find fulfillment in Liam’s music career, and in their own relationship.

“501”

A musical written by Cameron Slipp

Directed by Laureen Kuhl

Inspired by true events, “501” follows the story of Jim and Zack, two devoted public transit advocates and “railfans” on the inaugural run of a brand new high speed route. Amidst a crowd of tired commuters desperate to reach their destinations, Jim and Zack are exactly where they want to be. Little do they know, tragedy waits just around a corner. This unconventional musical explores the importance of public transportation, and the positive impacts that a few passionate people can have on society as a whole.

“Dear Baby”

Written By Beth Lanigan

Directed by Viktorija Kovac

The journey into motherhood can be both beautiful and complex. “Dear Baby” is a series of five monologues of mothers speaking to their unborn or newly born babies. What do mothers say to their babies during stolen moments that are rarely said to other adults? What events or conditions provoke these secret words? Through these monologues, the thoughts, contradictions, and complexities of motherhood and a mother’s identity are illuminated

“all of the things we’re taking”

Written and Directed by Joanna Cleary

Inspired by the song “Perfect Places” (Lorde), three university-age friends lives intersect as they come to realize what adulthood is all about. Sonia, Rae, and Mike struggle to give and receive from each other, and reflect on what it means to love and place faith in other people.

“Dark”

Co-created & Performed by Ahmad Meree

Co-created & Directed by Majdi Bou-Matar

Someone walks on stage to talk to journalists and human rights activists. Who is this person? What will he say? What is his story?

This piece is one of the results of OAC Skills and Career Development Grant Program.

When Each Show is Playing at the Festival

Shows will be held on Thursday June 6th, Friday June 7th and Saturday June 8th. Specific timings and shows are listed below

Thursday June 6, 7:30 pm

501

You Smile

Friday June 7, 7:30 pm

Dear Baby

Dark

all of the things we’re taking

Saturday June 8th at 2 pm

Dear Baby

You Smile

Saturday June 8th at 7:30 pm

501

Dark

all of the things we’re taking

Sunday June 9th at 2:00 pm

Transformation from By Stander to Upstander


Show Dates and Times

June 6 @ 7:30 pm
June 7 @ 7:30 pm
June 8 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Tickets

$20, $15 students and seniors

Festival Pass is $30

Call 519-578-1570 or Buy Tickets Online


Transformation from By Stander to Upstander

Sunday June 9

This training aims to bring awareness about how seemingly minor interpersonal biased interaction may lead to serious incidents and how to prevent harm through a restorative justice approach if such an incident occurs. 
The training will include an exercise on continuum of harm, a hands on activity to find possible alternatives to real life biased scenarios, a component on Islamophobia and a Q&A. 
The training is designed for 20 people and will last two and a half hours with a 20 minute break.

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Playground: Festival of New Work

Playground: Festival of New Work

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in Events, JM Drama, Registry Events | 0 comments

JM Drama Alumni

presents

Playground: Festival of New Work

JM Drama Alumni is pleased to present 2019’s Playground: Festival of New Work from June 6-9 at The Registry Theatre (122 Frederick Street).

The Playground Festival: New Work solicits original works from Waterloo Region playwrights and theatre creators each fall. Several writers are selected to join the Writer’s Circle, an informal group that meets regularly over the course of three months to read, discuss, and develop scripts. This core group evolves into a production team that oversees programming, casting, and staging, collectively preparing their works to be seen for by our region’s enthusiastic theatre audiences.

Featuring 5 fully-staged productions , Playground seeks to explore complex subject matter in a way that activates thought and discussion. The rules of the playground apply well beyond the primary school years: we all must share space, take turns, take risks but also take care of our friends. And the most fun is always had when there’s a touch of danger . . .

By supporting our 2019 Playground: Festival of New Work through ticketed Festival Stage presentations, and providing valuable feedback on our program including the works presented – direct to our email address, or through completing short surveys at our venues – audiences will continue the tradition of nurturing professional theatre craft in Waterloo Region – from the Playground up!

The Shows Playing at Playground 2019

“You Smile”

“You Smile” A Musical Written By Parker Merlihan and Ayden Elworthy, with additional music and lyrics by “The Kings Of The Crawlspace”

After their first draft of a musical fails to capture the writer’s intention, they start over. The writers musical, “You Smile,” explores the different kinds of relationships that occur in a young person’s life. The writers try to reimagine what they had in their original draft, while their characters in the musical, Sam and Liam, seek to find fulfillment in Liam’s music career, and in their own relationship.

“501”

A musical written by Cameron Slipp

Directed by Laureen Kuhl

Inspired by true events, “501” follows the story of Jim and Zack, two devoted public transit advocates and “railfans” on the inaugural run of a brand new high speed route. Amidst a crowd of tired commuters desperate to reach their destinations, Jim and Zack are exactly where they want to be. Little do they know, tragedy waits just around a corner. This unconventional musical explores the importance of public transportation, and the positive impacts that a few passionate people can have on society as a whole.

“Dear Baby”

Written By Beth Lanigan

Directed by Viktorija Kovac

The journey into motherhood can be both beautiful and complex. “Dear Baby” is a series of five monologues of mothers speaking to their unborn or newly born babies. What do mothers say to their babies during stolen moments that are rarely said to other adults? What events or conditions provoke these secret words? Through these monologues, the thoughts, contradictions, and complexities of motherhood and a mother’s identity are illuminated

“all of the things we’re taking”

Written and Directed by Joanna Cleary

Inspired by the song “Perfect Places” (Lorde), three university-age friends lives intersect as they come to realize what adulthood is all about. Sonia, Rae, and Mike struggle to give and receive from each other, and reflect on what it means to love and place faith in other people.

“Dark”

Co-created & Performed by Ahmad Meree

Co-created & Directed by Majdi Bou-Matar

Someone walks on stage to talk to journalists and human rights activists. Who is this person? What will he say? What is his story?

This piece is one of the results of OAC Skills and Career Development Grant Program.

When Each Show is Playing at the Festival

Shows will be held on Thursday June 6th, Friday June 7th and Saturday June 8th. Specific timings and shows are listed below

Thursday June 6, 7:30 pm

501

You Smile

Friday June 7, 7:30 pm

Dear Baby

Dark

all of the things we’re taking

Saturday June 8th at 2 pm

Dear Baby

You Smile

Saturday June 8th at 7:30 pm

501

Dark

all of the things we’re taking

Sunday June 9th at 2:00 pm

Transformation from By Stander to Upstander


Show Dates and Times

June 6 @ 7:30 pm
June 7 @ 7:30 pm
June 8 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Tickets

$20, $15 students and seniors

Festival Pass is $30

Call 519-578-1570 or Buy Tickets Online


Transformation from By Stander to Upstander

Sunday June 9

This training aims to bring awareness about how seemingly minor interpersonal biased interaction may lead to serious incidents and how to prevent harm through a restorative justice approach if such an incident occurs. 
The training will include an exercise on continuum of harm, a hands on activity to find possible alternatives to real life biased scenarios, a component on Islamophobia and a Q&A. 
The training is designed for 20 people and will last two and a half hours with a 20 minute break.

 

 

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Playground: Festival of New Work

Playground: Festival of New Work

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019 in Events, JM Drama, Registry Events | 0 comments

JM Drama Alumni

presents

Playground: Festival of New Work

JM Drama Alumni is pleased to present 2019’s Playground: Festival of New Work from June 6-9 at The Registry Theatre (122 Frederick Street).

The Playground Festival: New Work solicits original works from Waterloo Region playwrights and theatre creators each fall. Several writers are selected to join the Writer’s Circle, an informal group that meets regularly over the course of three months to read, discuss, and develop scripts. This core group evolves into a production team that oversees programming, casting, and staging, collectively preparing their works to be seen for by our region’s enthusiastic theatre audiences.

Featuring 5 fully-staged productions, Playground seeks to explore complex subject matter in a way that activates thought and discussion. The rules of the playground apply well beyond the primary school years: we all must share space, take turns, take risks but also take care of our friends. And the most fun is always had when there’s a touch of danger . . .

By supporting our 2019 Playground: Festival of New Work through ticketed Festival Stage presentations, and providing valuable feedback on our program including the works presented – direct to our email address, or through completing short surveys at our venues – audiences will continue the tradition of nurturing professional theatre craft in Waterloo Region – from the Playground up!

The Shows Playing at Playground 2019

“You Smile”

“You Smile” A Musical Written By Parker Merlihan and Ayden Elworthy, with additional music and lyrics by “The Kings Of The Crawlspace”

After their first draft of a musical fails to capture the writer’s intention, they start over. The writers musical, “You Smile,” explores the different kinds of relationships that occur in a young person’s life. The writers try to reimagine what they had in their original draft, while their characters in the musical, Sam and Liam, seek to find fulfillment in Liam’s music career, and in their own relationship.

“501”

A musical written by Cameron Slipp

Directed by Laureen Kuhl

Inspired by true events, “501” follows the story of Jim and Zack, two devoted public transit advocates and “railfans” on the inaugural run of a brand new high speed route. Amidst a crowd of tired commuters desperate to reach their destinations, Jim and Zack are exactly where they want to be. Little do they know, tragedy waits just around a corner. This unconventional musical explores the importance of public transportation, and the positive impacts that a few passionate people can have on society as a whole.

“Dear Baby”

Written By Beth Lanigan

Directed by Viktorija Kovac

The journey into motherhood can be both beautiful and complex. “Dear Baby” is a series of five monologues of mothers speaking to their unborn or newly born babies. What do mothers say to their babies during stolen moments that are rarely said to other adults? What events or conditions provoke these secret words? Through these monologues, the thoughts, contradictions, and complexities of motherhood and a mother’s identity are illuminated

“all of the things we’re taking”

Written and Directed by Joanna Cleary

Inspired by the song “Perfect Places” (Lorde), three university-age friends lives intersect as they come to realize what adulthood is all about. Sonia, Rae, and Mike struggle to give and receive from each other, and reflect on what it means to love and place faith in other people.

“Dark”

Co-created & Performed by Ahmad Meree

Co-created & Directed by Majdi Bou-Matar

Someone walks on stage to talk to journalists and human rights activists. Who is this person? What will he say? What is his story?

This piece is one of the results of OAC Skills and Career Development Grant Program.

When Each Show is Playing at the Festival

Shows will be held on Thursday June 6th, Friday June 7th and Saturday June 8th. Specific timings and shows are listed below

Thursday June 6, 7:30 pm

501

You Smile

Friday June 7, 7:30 pm

Dear Baby

Dark

all of the things we’re taking

Saturday June 8th at 2 pm

Dear Baby

You Smile

Saturday June 8th at 7:30 pm

501

Dark

all of the things we’re taking

Sunday June 9th at 2:00 pm

Transformation From By Stander to Upstander


Show Dates and Times

June 6 @ 7:30 pm
June 7 @ 7:30 pm
June 8 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Tickets

$20, $15 students and seniors

Festival Pass is $30

Call 519-578-1570 or Buy Tickets Online


Transformation from By Stander to Upstander

Sunday June 9

This training aims to bring awareness about how seemingly minor interpersonal biased interaction may lead to serious incidents and how to prevent harm through a restorative justice approach if such an incident occurs. 
The training will include an exercise on continuum of harm, a hands on activity to find possible alternatives to real life biased scenarios, a component on Islamophobia and a Q&A. 
The training is designed for 20 people and will last two and a half hours with a 20 minute break.

 

 

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