Tickets & Events
Rosie & the Riveters - April 14, 8:00PM
Top 10 CBC Radio - The band wrote over 40 songs in a cabin in Northern Saskatchewan before travelling to Toronto to collaborate with heavy-hitting Canadian songwriters like Royal Wood and Matthew Barber. A quick read through song titles like “Gotta Get Paid”, “Let ‘em Talk” and “I Wanna be King” gives an idea of what they have to say. While their single, “Ms. Behave”, lays down a Bill Withers-inspired groove and rejects the policing of women’s behavior, “I Believe You” sprung from the outrage and sorrow they felt after hearing the recent avalanche of stories of sexual assault. Produced by Joshua Van Tassel (Sarah Slean, Rose Cousins, Great Lake Swimmers), their sophomore album echoes Aretha Franklin’s demand for R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Theatre beyond Classrooms Fundraiser - Postponed
*Please note that this fundraising event has been postponed.
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s vital educational outreach program entitled, School-time Series, now Theatre Beyond Classrooms enables children enrolled in elementary schools, home-school groups, and daycares within walking or commuting distance to attend non-public dedicated matinee performances. The program encourages appreciation for the performing arts at a young age and strives to promote literacy and learning outside the traditional classroom environment.
Schools are finding it increasingly difficult to finance extracurricular programs including the arts – we, Mermaid Theatre would like to help out. Drawing on the funds we hope to raise, schools can write to us directly to subsidize the cost of admission for their students.
Dylan Menzie - May 4, 8:00PM
With a sprawling vocal range and compelling approach to composition, Menzie made an indelible mark in the talent-rich Atlantic Canadian music market with his debut EP, Heather Avenue, in 2013. The release – which earned Music PEI Award nominations and acclaim from industry influencers – led to high-profile performances throughout the Maritimes, including opening slots for City & Colour and Ron Sexsmith.
In 2016, Menzie was a finalist in CBC’s annual Searchlight competition on the back of his breakout single, “Kenya,” which then spent two weeks at number one on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 leading up to the release of his 2016 album Adolescent Nature.
Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny - May 13, 6:00PM
Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910–1952). Brown, a former teacher, believed that very young children could be fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. Few had previously attempted to write specifically for children aged two to five, and Brown created some of the most enduring and beloved children’s books of all time as well as developed the concept of the first durable board book. Clement Hurd (1908–1988) graduated from Yale University and studied painting in Paris in the 1930s with Fernand Léger and others. His engaging semi-abstract style became world-famous with the publication in 1942 of The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon in 1947 - collaborations with Brown that became two of the 20th Century’s best-known children’s books.
THe RAINBOW FISH - June 12, 6:30PM
“The sparkling story that became an international publishing phenomenon!”
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s elegant new show, The Rainbow Fish, will include an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colourful story as well two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Seaand Opposites.
Winner of The Christopher Award, the Bologna Book Fair Critici in Erba Prize, American Booksellers Association ABBY Winner, and an IRA-CBC Children’s Choice title--the sweet message of The Rainbow Fish series has resonated with children, parents, teachers, librarians, and booksellers around the world
Coming Soon - Fall 2018
Our Fall line up is almost set...stay tuned.