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SchubertNow: The Journey Outward

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,...

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Playground: Festival of New Work

Playground: Festival of New Work

Posted by on Jun 9, 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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The Woodstock Experience

The Woodstock Experience

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Events, Partner Events | 0 comments

The Woodstock Experience

In 1969 the greatest music festival of all time happened – Woodstock.

Now 50 years later we invite you to allow us to take you back to that time in music history. Featuring performances by Cheryl Lescom, Chuckee Zehr, Rick Taylor, Steve Toman, Grant Heywood and Marc Shickluna. We highly recommend timely fashion and dress, encouraging us to greater heights!

Friday June 14, 7 pm

Tickets” $35

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THE GOOD BROTHERS

THE GOOD BROTHERS

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Events, Partner Events | 0 comments

Presented by 8Horse Music

Canadian Country Music Legends!

Thursday June 20, 7:30 pm

Tickets: $45 + Service Fee

Call 1.888.222.6608, in person at Encore Records (301 King Street East) or Buy Tickets Online.

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The Undertoe

The Undertoe

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019 in Partner Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Undertoe

Presented by

Toes Across The Floor Dance Company

Toes Across the Floor Year End Dance Recital


Saturday June 22nd at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets: $15

call 519-725-4555 or tickets can be purchased at the Toes Across the Floor dance studio, 330 Gage Avenue, by cash or cheque.

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The Undertoe

The Undertoe

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019 in Partner Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Undertoe

Presented by

Toes Across The Floor Dance Company

Toes Across the Floor Year End Dance Recital


Saturday June 22nd at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets: $15

call 519-725-4555 or tickets can be purchased at the Toes Across the Floor dance studio, 330 Gage Avenue, by cash or cheque.

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Twas Now Album Release Show

Twas Now Album Release Show

Posted by on Jun 23, 2019 in Events, Partner Events | 0 comments

Presented by: Twas Now

Album release show for Twas Now’s Album “Flesh & Bone”

For anyone who has lived in Kitchener, Ontario since the 1980s, it’s a safe bet they know the enigmatic graffiti adorning a prominent railroad bridge that simply states, “Twas Now.”  No one really knows who put it there or what it means, but for the duo of Mike and Diana Erb, they’ve found a message within it that has come to embody their approach to making music.

In adopting the name Twas Now, the Erbs felt it encompassed their vision of combining the oldest forms of folk and country music with modern lyrics and attitude. They proved definitively how capable they are at mining the past with their 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award-nominated debut album Old Fashioned Way, which featured songs by the Carter Family, the Louvin Brothers, Hank Williams and others. Now with Flesh & Bone, the pair put their own songwriting talents on display while musically adhering to roots traditions.


June 23

Doors Open 7pm

Steve Parkinson at 7:30pm

Twas Now at 8:30pm

Tickets are $20 General

Tickets are available on Eventbrite

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES THEATRE ARTS EXPERIENCE

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES THEATRE ARTS EXPERIENCE

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019 in Events, Partner Events | 0 comments

Presented by Growing In the Arts Summer Performing Arts Experience

A five day theatre arts program final demonstration actors ages 8+


Date of Performances: Saturday July 6th 2019 at 7pm

Ticket Prices: $10 dollars and sold at the door

If you have any questions please contact Growing in the Arts at gita.summerprograms@gmail.com

Website: https://www.growinginthearts.com/

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