Way With Words

Writing by Andrea Nemetz

Category: Theatre, Dance, Music

Once there was a street musician and an immigrant who fell in love

Neptune Theatre brings the hit Broadway musical Once to Halifax. The 15-member cast, including Annapolis Valley native Amanda LeBlanc in the lead role of Girl, all sing and play at least one instrument in the tale of finding one’s passion in life.

Swan Lake: Fairy tale powered by human emotion

Tchaikovsky was not happy with the score he created for Swan Lake, says Bengt Jörgen. “But it works. It speaks to the heart and without the music you wouldn’t have Swan Lake,” continues the artistic director of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen.

Start spreading the news — Geordie Brown sings The Songs of The Ratpack

The Dartmouth performer is backed by a four-piece band as he sings 25 songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.

Halifax’s musical past, from Dreams to Despair

Halifax Camerata Singers and Rhapsody Quintet join together for a concert commemorating 1917, the year the Imo and the Mont Blanc collided in Halifax Harbour with an explosion that changed the city forever.


Cultures, generations clash in Kim’s Convenience at Neptune Theatre

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee stars as convenience store owner and patriarch Appa in the hit play and the CBC TV series. Though the play by Ins Choi is about the Korean community, it has universal themes of family, legacy and expressing love to one another, Lee says.

Nutcracker Dreams

Hannah Mae Cruddas was five or six when she first saw The Nutcracker at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax. She dreamed of dancing the role of Clara and was inspired to pursue a career as a professional dancer. Now, the 23-year-old Dartmouth native is a member of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and returns home to make her childhood dreams come true.


Rule the world with Heather Rankin — here’s how

Want to rule the world with Heather Rankin? The singer, who sold more than one million albums with her siblings as part of beloved Cape Breton group The Rankin Family, is set to release her first solo album, A Fine Line, on April 1.

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