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Metropolis

The Registry Theatre presents VOC Silent Film Harmonic: Metropolis   Fritz Lang’s 1927 epic of a future where slaves grind at the mill to power the shining city of the brave new world. Brigitte Helm is Maria – and her robot double....

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MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS

MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS

Posted by on Jan 26, 2019 in Dance at the Registry, Events, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRLS

Rock Bottom Movement

a gleeful popculture mashup

“MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRLS” is inspired by the classic 2004 indie romantic comedy “Garden State.” It is a gleeful pop­culture mashup featuring 90’s female singer­songwriter karaoke, athletic dance ­breaks, and plenty of dialogue from the film itself. Imagine if Zach Braff directed Zooey Deschanel in a psychedelic Fleetwood Mac music video, and Dido and Jewel were interns. It is one hour trip through precise dance breaks, karaoke, fantasies, inflatables, desires, femininity and tropes of the dancer and the dream girl. The work is an absurd prance through the pretend world of the “manic pixie dream girl,” to satirize the term coined by Nathan Rabin in 2005 to describe “that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” The work is a non-linear and non-narrative in structure with very little text.

Dance at the Registry is thrilled to partner with MT Space to bring three dance workshops to Kitchener-Waterloo. These workshops are led by Rock Bottom Movement founder and choreographer Alyssa Martin and will be happening January 24-26 at The Registry. For more information and to reserve a spot visit: http://mtspace.ca/productions/props-karaoke-and-rave-dance-workshops


Saturday January 26

7:30 pm

Tickets: $25 in advance or Pay as you Leave for Enjoyment Received

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Benjamin Rollo’s Great Canadian Singer-Songwriters VOL III

Benjamin Rollo’s Great Canadian Singer-Songwriters VOL III

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in Events, Local Heroes, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

Benjamin Rollo’s

Great Canadian Singer-Songwriters VOL III

K-W’s great singer-songwriter returns. Ben welcomes local music legend, and one of Canada’s finest Danny Michel, popular duo Twas Now (Diana & Mike Erb), and silken voiced songstress Jo Jo Worthington. Plus Ben’s musical friend Matt Weidinger makes a guest appearance. Another evening with some of Canada’s best composers of popular music, plus more of Ben’s own beautiful originals.


Friday February 1st, 8 PM

Tickets: $25

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Nota Bene Baroque Players

Nota Bene Baroque Players

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019 in Classics at the Registry, Events, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

Nota Bene Baroque Players

Musica à 4

Playing on authentic or replica instruments, Nota Bene’s professional musicians come as close as possible to recreating what the composers from the early Baroque to the early Classical period intended us to hear.

The String Quartet is a staple of chamber music, but was not fully formed until the Classical era. However, the tradition of four-voice writing goes back to the Baroque era. Nota Bene plays music for 4 voices that was the genesis of the chamber music quartet.

Joseph Lanza – violin

Sarah Wiebe – violin

John Wiebe ~ baroque viola

Joel Tanjerd ~ cello


Sunday February 3
3 pm

Tickets:
$28 Adult / $25 Senior

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

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Aisha Brown and Hunter Collins with Nader Mansour

Aisha Brown and Hunter Collins with Nader Mansour

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Events, Registry Events, Stand-Up at The Registry | 0 comments

Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival, The Registry Theatre and GrandWave Entertainment

present

Comedy @ The Registry

featuring Aisha Brown and Hunter Collins with Nader Mansour

Work your abs Wednesdays with hump-day hilarity!

Nader Mansour

Nader Mansour offers a fresh comedy perspective with his original take on the middle east and growing up as a Christian Arab.

Nader’s one of our favourite KW funnymen, and we’re happy to have him back to host Comedy@The Registry.

Hunter Collins

Hunter Collins is North America’s foremost nincompoop comedian. Originally from Montreal, he has graced the stage at countless illegal baby-fighting rings and festivals including JFL42, The Halifax Comedy Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He recently hosted the 18th annual Canadian Comedy Awards and his latest comedy album “Nincom2oop” debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts.
Hunter is a graduate of the Comedy Writing & Performance program at Humber College, where he won the Mike Myers Award, which is given to the graduate who achieves the highest levels of performance and professionalism (and who is also mondo rad).
He is happily married to 30 Mormon ladies and has 96 biological children.

Aisha Brown

Aisha Brown is known as one of the top 3 Aisha’s in North American stand-up comedy.  In 2016 she debuted at Montreal’s renowned Just For Laughs festival taping an All Access televised set, and as a featured performer for Kevin Hart’s LOL network. Last year Aisha opened for SNL’s Michael Che at the Danforth Music Hall, and The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr at JFL42. She’s also performed at Montreal Sketchfest, the Field Trip Festival, the Guelph Comedy Festival and the Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival.
Aisha has written for CBC Comedy, Baroness Von Sketch and has been featured on CBC Radio’s The Debaters and Because News. She’s also written for and has been featured on The Beaverton. Aisha has also released 2 albums with Toronto hip hop comedy collective Runnin’ At The Mouth.

Wednesday, February 6th, 7:30 pm

Tickets: $20/$15 each or groups of four or more tickets – please book group by emailing operations@registrytheatre.com

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Larry Larson’s Jazz Guys

Larry Larson’s Jazz Guys

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Events, Jazz at the Registry, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

Larry Larson’s Jazz Guys

The Annual Registry Concert

Part of the Winter Jazz Festival Weekend!

K-W Symphony’s principal trumpet launches the Winter Jazz Weekend. Larry & the Guys are back for their annual Registry appearance. Larry was a jazz aficionado from his earliest days as a musician, so he loves to step away from his day job for a night of cool jazz. Some classic trumpet tunes, plus beautiful, lesser known gems. Featuring Larry on trumpet and flugelhorn, plus his standout group of not-so-sidemen, Paul Shilton piano, Dave Wiffen saxes, Matthew Lima bass, and Dave Campion drums.


Friday February 8

8 pm

Tickets: $30

5-Concert Series Pass: $125

Tickets only $25 if you buy together with February 9th Mary-Catherine Pazzano Bernstein at 100 concert

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Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Events, Jazz at the Registry, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Leonard Bernstein at 100

Part of the Winter Jazz Festival Weekend!

Bernstein was an internationally renowned composer, conductor, writer, and educator. His centennial will be celebrated worldwide throughout the 18-19 season. On the heels of her remarkable Women Music Revolutionaries concert last season at The Registry with Joni NehRita, M-C returns with music from West side Story, On The Town, plus some of Bernstein’s choral work, and instrumental compositions. Featuring special guests Jason Hunter saxophone, and Ben Bolt-Martin cello.


Saturday February 9

8 pm

Tickets: $30

5-Concert Series Pass: $125

Tickets only $25 if you buy together with February 8th Larry Larson’s Jazz Guys concert

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Black History Month My Place is Right Here

Black History Month My Place is Right Here

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Events, Registry Events, Theatre at The Registry | 0 comments

Our World Festival, Flex we Talent and The Registry Theatre

present

Black History Month

My Place is Right Here – Hugh Burnett & the Fight for a Better Canada

A original play written by Aaron Haddad, and performed by the Flex We Talent Players. The powerful story of one of Canada’s first civil rights activists. Hugh Burnett was a key figure in the fight for anti-discrimination legislation in Ontario. Through the 1940s and early 1950s, he organized tirelessly against racial discrimination in public service in his hometown of Dresden, Ontario, rising to prominence as a leader and organizer of the National Unity Association (NUA), a coalition of black community members who advocated for equal rights.


February 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Tickets: $10 in advance $12 at the door

Tickets are available at the door or you can Buy Online

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Chelsea’s Story

Chelsea’s Story

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Events, JM Drama, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

in association with

The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council and the Sexual Assault Support Centre

present

Chelsea’s Story

Ontario is reputed to have the highest level of human sex trafficking in Canada, harbouring 70% of all human trafficking activity, in part due to highways such as the 401 and the QEW that allow for quick movement between cities.

Most people think human sex trafficking is an “international” issue of smuggling people in from other countries. In fact the majority is sex trafficking, specifically child sexual exploitation, which is a domestic issue and the problem is growing.

Sex trafficking occurs when people are recruited, coerced, or deceived into providing sex services. In 2015, Police found 27 cases of trafficking in Waterloo region; 26 involved sexual exploitation. 93% of trafficked victims in Canada are girls around the ages of 12 to 15. This problem is far larger that we know with most cases being unreported.

We need to understand human sex trafficking so we can mobilize efforts to prevent it. This takes an “all hands on deck” approach.
JM Drama Alumni, working in partnership with the Waterloo Crime Prevention Council (WRCPC) and the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC), is producing a community play to start a broader dialogue about this issue that in turn will hopefully lead to some upstream prevention measures.
Chelsea’s Story written by Sean McGrath from Alter Ego Creative Solutions UK is a compelling saga that will be the centrepiece for a series of outreach and educational opportunities around human sex trafficking. The goal is to increase awareness and mobilize community and its services to prevent our children from being victimized in the first place.

“AlterEgo’s Chelsea’s Story is an innovative and powerful production highlighting the very serious and emotional issue of child sexual exploitation. The production shows how young people, boys and girls, are groomed by adults for the purposes of sexual exploitation using various methods, ensnaring young people and eventually taking complete control and dominating their whole lives. The audience will gain a better understanding of the devastating impact that sexual exploitation has on a young person’s life. This is a very useful and innovative way of raising awareness of the issues relating to sexual exploitation and reaching young people, giving them some skills and knowledge to be able to protect themselves from this form of abuse.”
– Sheila Taylor, National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People, UK

Performances will run from February 21-24, 2019 coinciding with Human Trafficking Awareness Day at The Registry Theatre, located in downtown Kitchener, Ontario.
The community theatre production of Chelsea’s Story will be augmented by a series of outreach activities into the community both before and after. School aged children will be a particular area of focus. Strategic outreach to youth at risk will bring members of the community to the theatre that are unlikely to engage in the arts otherwise and often struggle with social challenges that are not always well understood.

Partnerships will be the key to the success of this endeavour; it is only through meaningful interaction with local stakeholders, both individuals and organizations, that we can foster shared ownership of the project, and generate a collective response to the complex problems we face in our communities.

The Chelsea’s Story project is grateful to acknowldege funding support from the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and the Landmann Family Fund.


February 21-23 @ 7:30 pm

February 23-24 @ 2 pm

Tickets: $20, $15 Student/Senior, $5 eyego

For group rates, email info@registrytheatre.com

Call 519-578-1570 or Buy Tickets Online


Want to get involved? Phone 519-745-6565 x1, email info@registrytheatre.com.

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Chelsea’s Story

Chelsea’s Story

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Events, JM Drama, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

in association with

The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council and the Sexual Assault Support Centre

present

Chelsea’s Story

Ontario is reputed to have the highest level of human sex trafficking in Canada, harbouring 70% of all human trafficking activity, in part due to highways such as the 401 and the QEW that allow for quick movement between cities.

Most people think human sex trafficking is an “international” issue of smuggling people in from other countries. In fact the majority is sex trafficking, specifically child sexual exploitation, which is a domestic issue and the problem is growing.

Sex trafficking occurs when people are recruited, coerced, or deceived into providing sex services. In 2015, Police found 27 cases of trafficking in Waterloo region; 26 involved sexual exploitation. 93% of trafficked victims in Canada are girls around the ages of 12 to 15. This problem is far larger that we know with most cases being unreported.

We need to understand human sex trafficking so we can mobilize efforts to prevent it. This takes an “all hands on deck” approach.
JM Drama Alumni, working in partnership with the Waterloo Crime Prevention Council (WRCPC) and the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC), is producing a community play to start a broader dialogue about this issue that in turn will hopefully lead to some upstream prevention measures.
Chelsea’s Story written by Sean McGrath from Alter Ego Creative Solutions UK is a compelling saga that will be the centrepiece for a series of outreach and educational opportunities around human sex trafficking. The goal is to increase awareness and mobilize community and its services to prevent our children from being victimized in the first place.

“AlterEgo’s Chelsea’s Story is an innovative and powerful production highlighting the very serious and emotional issue of child sexual exploitation. The production shows how young people, boys and girls, are groomed by adults for the purposes of sexual exploitation using various methods, ensnaring young people and eventually taking complete control and dominating their whole lives. The audience will gain a better understanding of the devastating impact that sexual exploitation has on a young person’s life. This is a very useful and innovative way of raising awareness of the issues relating to sexual exploitation and reaching young people, giving them some skills and knowledge to be able to protect themselves from this form of abuse.”
– Sheila Taylor, National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People, UK

Performances will run from February 21-24, 2019 coinciding with Human Trafficking Awareness Day at The Registry Theatre, located in downtown Kitchener, Ontario.
The community theatre production of Chelsea’s Story will be augmented by a series of outreach activities into the community both before and after. School aged children will be a particular area of focus. Strategic outreach to youth at risk will bring members of the community to the theatre that are unlikely to engage in the arts otherwise and often struggle with social challenges that are not always well understood.

Partnerships will be the key to the success of this endeavour; it is only through meaningful interaction with local stakeholders, both individuals and organizations, that we can foster shared ownership of the project, and generate a collective response to the complex problems we face in our communities.

The Chelsea’s Story project is grateful to acknowldege funding support from the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and the Landmann Family Fund.


February 21-23 @ 7:30 pm

February 23-24 @ 2 pm

Tickets: $20, $15 Student/Senior, $5 eyego

For group rates, email info@registrytheatre.com

Call 519-578-1570 or Buy Tickets Online


Want to get involved? Phone 519-745-6565 x1, email info@registrytheatre.com.

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Chelsea’s Story

Chelsea’s Story

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019 in Events, JM Drama, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

in association with

The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council and the Sexual Assault Support Centre

present

Chelsea’s Story

Ontario is reputed to have the highest level of human sex trafficking in Canada, harbouring 70% of all human trafficking activity, in part due to highways such as the 401 and the QEW that allow for quick movement between cities.

Most people think human sex trafficking is an “international” issue of smuggling people in from other countries. In fact the majority is sex trafficking, specifically child sexual exploitation, which is a domestic issue and the problem is growing.

Sex trafficking occurs when people are recruited, coerced, or deceived into providing sex services. In 2015, Police found 27 cases of trafficking in Waterloo region; 26 involved sexual exploitation. 93% of trafficked victims in Canada are girls around the ages of 12 to 15. This problem is far larger that we know with most cases being unreported.

We need to understand human sex trafficking so we can mobilize efforts to prevent it. This takes an “all hands on deck” approach.
JM Drama Alumni, working in partnership with the Waterloo Crime Prevention Council (WRCPC) and the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC), is producing a community play to start a broader dialogue about this issue that in turn will hopefully lead to some upstream prevention measures.
Chelsea’s Story written by Sean McGrath from Alter Ego Creative Solutions UK is a compelling saga that will be the centrepiece for a series of outreach and educational opportunities around human sex trafficking. The goal is to increase awareness and mobilize community and its services to prevent our children from being victimized in the first place.

“AlterEgo’s Chelsea’s Story is an innovative and powerful production highlighting the very serious and emotional issue of child sexual exploitation. The production shows how young people, boys and girls, are groomed by adults for the purposes of sexual exploitation using various methods, ensnaring young people and eventually taking complete control and dominating their whole lives. The audience will gain a better understanding of the devastating impact that sexual exploitation has on a young person’s life. This is a very useful and innovative way of raising awareness of the issues relating to sexual exploitation and reaching young people, giving them some skills and knowledge to be able to protect themselves from this form of abuse.”
– Sheila Taylor, National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People, UK

Performances will run from February 21-24, 2019 coinciding with Human Trafficking Awareness Day at The Registry Theatre, located in downtown Kitchener, Ontario.
The community theatre production of Chelsea’s Story will be augmented by a series of outreach activities into the community both before and after. School aged children will be a particular area of focus. Strategic outreach to youth at risk will bring members of the community to the theatre that are unlikely to engage in the arts otherwise and often struggle with social challenges that are not always well understood.

Partnerships will be the key to the success of this endeavour; it is only through meaningful interaction with local stakeholders, both individuals and organizations, that we can foster shared ownership of the project, and generate a collective response to the complex problems we face in our communities.

The Chelsea’s Story project is grateful to acknowldege funding support from the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and the Landmann Family Fund.


February 21-23 @ 7:30 pm

February 23-24 @ 2 pm

Tickets: $20, $15 Student/Senior, $5 eyego

For group rates, email info@registrytheatre.com

Call 519-578-1570 or Buy Tickets Online


Want to get involved? Phone 519-745-6565 x1, email info@registrytheatre.com.

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