FAMILY FARE - Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

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					        Welcome to MIPAC’s                             sic legend Bruce Cockburn, as well as      to further restore our unique com-
        2011/2012 Entertainment                        local favourites Old Man Luedecke and      munity venue, and make it even more                                                    2011/2012
        Series!                                        Charlie A’Court. And for the country       accessible to families with very young
                             Over the past three
                                                                                                                                                                                         ENTERTAINMENT SERIES
                                                       music fans out there? We’ll be offering    children. Further plans include install-
                             seasons, MIPAC has        a fantastic Dolly Parton tribute show      ing a change station and reconfiguring

                             aimed to present a        and a night of unforgettable music         our balcony rail to improve sightlines
                             variety of entertain-     made popular by the late Patsy Cline.      from that area. Above all, we’ll strive
                             ment options for the                                                 to program entertaining and engaging
                             enjoyment of both         MIPAC fans were delighted last season      attractions for spectators of all ages.
                             local residents and       with our upgraded entryway and
        visitors to our region. Building upon          washroom facilities. New carpet, paint     Thanks for supporting MIPAC - and
        our success, we’ve added a new feature         and lighting further enhanced the          we’ll see you at the show!
        for this coming season - a Family Fare         lobby, and the purchase of 50 addi-                                                                                               MERMAID IMPERIAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
        Series, with six attractions geared specifi-   tional booster seats has added to the      Lisa Gleave
        cally to children and families. We’re          enjoyment of even our littlest attendee!   General Manager and
        also pleased to welcome Canadian mu-           Your continued support will enable us      MIPAC Coordinator
                                                                                                                                             Sunday, October 16 at 2pm                   Thursday, October 27 at 8pm               Sunday, November 20 at 2pm
                                                                                                                                             Motus O Dance Theatre                       JOE SEALY’S AFRICVILLE                    Ship’s Company Theatre
                                                                                                                                             CIRCUS TERRIFICO                            SUITE WITH GEORGE                         PATSY CLINE - SHE’S GOT YOU
                                                       FAMILY FARE                                                                           • Theatre for Young Audiences
                                                                                                                                             • Recommended for ages 5 & older
                                                                                                                                                                                         ELLIOTT CLARKE
                                                                                                                                                                                         • Premiere Performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Starring Emmy Alcorn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Country music
                                Sunday, October 16 at 2pm                     Saturday, April 21 at 2pm                                                                                  • Jazz music and spoken word
                 Motus O Dance Theatre - CIRCUS TERRIFICO                     Maritime Marionettes
                                                                              JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
                                  Sunday December 4 at 7pm
                                   The Ernst Family Singers -                 Saturday, June 2 at 2pm & 6pm
                               A CAPELLA FAMILY HARMONY                       EMILY GORE DANCE SHOW

                          Sunday, December 11 at 2pm                          Saturday, June 9 at 2pm                                                                                                                              The renowned Ship’s Company
                       Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia -                       Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia -                                                                                                                     Theatre of Parrsboro, NS, working
             GOODNIGHT MOON & THE RUNAWAY BUNNY                               A BROWN BEAR, A MOON AND A CATERPILLAR                                                                                                               with its accomplished Associate Artist
                                                                              -TREASURED STORIES BY ERIC CARLE                                                                                                                     Greg Simm, has created a wonderful
                                                                                                                                             MOTUS O from Ontario has delight-           In 1996, the acclaimed Canadian jazz      musical tribute to the country singer
                                   PLEASE CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION ABOUT GROUP SALES                                                       ed audiences throughout the world.          pianist Joe Sealy released Africville     Patsy Cline. The show features Emmy
                                                     AT (902) 798 • 5841                                                                     Featuring an imaginative blend of           Suite, a Juno-award winning 12-piece      Alcorn, one of Nova Scotia’s favourite
                                                                                                                                             classical and contemporary music,           musical tribute to the birthplace of      singer-songwriters. Tickets $22, $20
                               MIPAC’s FAMILY FARE SERIES is generously sponsored by                                                         this high-energy circus troupe’s clever     his father. Established in 1838 by the    students, seniors.
                                                                                                                                             incorporation of an eclectic selection      descendants of American slaves who
                                                                                                                                             of music is a special attraction. Tickets   had settled in Halifax, the commu-
        ABOUT MIPAC ~                                  of Windsor to join the provincewide        FOR MORE INFORMATION ON                    $12, $10 students, seniors.                 nity was expropriated and razed in                TICKETS AVAILABLE AT
        A PROUD HISTORY                                circuit of venues. MIPAC continues to      PERFORMANCES PLEASE VISIT                                                              1967 but recently rededicated. Sealy’s      MOE’S PLACE MUSIC SALES
                        The 416-seat former                                                                                                                                              composition is a moving reflection of        129 GERRISH STREET, WINDSOR,
                                                       add to its storied past by presenting an   OUR WEBSITE AT:                                      Visit our Website at:                                                         (902) 798 • 5565. ALL TAXES AND
                        Imperial Theatre               exciting variety of live performances                                                           a poignant way of life, and its impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHARGES INCLUDED.
                        facility at 106 Gerrish        that showcase local talent as well as                                                               has been further enhanced by the
                        Street in Windsor,             featuring prominent touring artists.                                                                                              evocative poetry of Canadian literary
                        NS was acquired by             Famed performers, including the            Find us on facebook and                                                                giant George Elliott Clarke, delivered
                        Mermaid Theatre of             revered Portia White and Country and       follow us on twitter                                                                   by the author himself in his inimita-
                        Nova Scotia in 2003.           Western ‘greats’ Hank Snow and Wilf                                                                                               ble captivating style. Tickets $28, $26
        Extensive renovations, now close to            Carter, have provided entertainment                                                                                               students, seniors.
        completion, have enabled the Town              since 1914.

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                                                       Saturday, January 14 at 8pm                Thursday, March 22 at 7pm                    Saturday, April 21 at 2pm                       Saturday, May 26 at 8pm                  Saturday, June 9 at 2pm
           HOLIDAY TREATS FOR                          OLD MAN LUEDECKE                                                                        Maritime Marionettes                            CHARLIE A’COURT                          Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
            THE WHOLE FAMILY                          •Roots music                                L EI SA WAY                                  JACK AND THE BEANSTALK                          •Blues music                             A BROWN BEAR, A MOON
        Sunday, December 4 at 7pm                                               Old Man           Stars in                                     • Theatre for Young Audiences                 Frequently recognized as one of Nova       AND A CATERPILLAR -
        THE ERNST FAMILY SINGERS                                                Luedecke, is      RHINESTONE COWGIRL:                          • Recommended for ages 5 & older              Scotia’s top entertainers, Charlie         TREASURED STORIES BY
        • A Christmas Show for all ages                                         one of Cana-      A tribute to                                                                                                              A’Court     ERIC CARLE
        • A cappella music                                                      da’s best loved   Dolly Parton                                                                                                              is syn-     •Theatre for Young Audiences
                                                                                and most in-      Featuring The Wayward Wind                                                                                                onymous     •Recommended for ages 3 and older
                                                                                triguing roots    •Country music                                                                                                            with im-
                                                                                singer-song-                                    Much loved                                                                                  passioned
                                                                                writers. His                                    for her                                                                                     perfor-
                                                                                performances                                    Patsy Cline                                                                                 mances
                                                                                are exciting                                    tribute                                                                                     that
                                                                                and totally                                     concerts,                                                                                   grip his
                                                                                entertaining;                                   Leisa Way’s    Based in Truro, NS, Heather and                                              audience
        Based in Lunenburg, NS, this delight-                                   his banjo style                                 exuberant      Darryll Taylor’s highly-regarded pup-                                        the very
        ful choral ensemble features parents          sparkles with originality and pure mu-                                    celebration    pet theatre has been entertaining                                            moment
        Gregg and Jennie, children Joshua,            sicality. He has shared the stage and                                     of Parton’s    families in Canada and abroad for 19          he takes the stage. Fearlessly bridg-
        John, Peter, Elijah, Eva, Ruth, and           earned the affection of countless per-                                    unique         years. The company creates its own            ing genres and challenging stylistic
        Esther and on occasion, younger sons          formers, including Feist, Joel Plaskett,                                  showman-       productions from concept to finished          conventions, his music and message
        Samuel and Nathan. They have ap-              Buck 65, Jill Barber, Bela Fleck, Kris                                    ship will      product, including fashioning the             have brought him acclaim throughout
        peared on national television, pro-           Kristofferson, and Ashley MacIsaac.                                       leave audi-    marionettes and creating sets, props,         Canada and abroad. Tickets $25, $23
        duced four CDs, and toured extensive-         Tickets $26, $24 students, seniors.         ences amazed, hugely entertained and         and costumes for every show. They             students, seniors.
        ly in Eastern Canada and the United                                                       clamouring for more. Don’t miss this         are returning to MIPAC by popular
        States. Tickets $20, $18 students, seniors.   Friday, Febuary 24 at 8pm                   spectacular tribute to the rags to riches    demand, following their well-regarded         Saturday, June 2 at 2pm
                                                      BRUCE COCKBURN                              “Rhinestone” cowgirl, Dolly Parton!          appearance last season. Tickets $12, $10      & 6pm
        Sunday, December 11 at 2pm                    •Folk music                                 Tickets $35, $33 students, seniors.          students, seniors.                            Emily Gore School of Dance
        Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia                                                                                                                                                       presents                                   Mermaid’s much-anticipated new
        GOODNIGHT MOON &                                                                                                                       Saturday, May 5 at 8pm                        ALICE IN WONDERLAND                        production brings together old fa-
                                                                                                  Saturday, April 7 at 7pm
        THE RUNAWAY BUNNY                                                                                                                      LORNE ELLIOTT                                 • Dance variety for family audiences       vourites and new friends. Featuring
                                                                                                  RICHARD DONAT’S LEACOCK
        • Theatre for Young Audiences                                                             • Theatre                                    • Comedy                                                                                 evocative music, stunning visual effects
        • Recommended for ages 3 & older                                                          • Canadian Literature                        • CBC radio personality                                                                  and innovative puppetry, the triple-bill
                                                                                                                            Stephen                                                                                                     celebrates three of Eric Carle’s most
                                                                                                                            Butler Lea-                                                                                                 beloved tales. The Very Hungry Caterpil-
                                                                                                                            cock, Cana-                                                                                                 lar joins a whimsical menagerie drawn
                                                                                                                            dian author,                                                                                                from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown
                                                                                                                            humourist                                                                                                   Bear, What Do You See? The poignant
                                                                                                                            and political                                                                                               story of a young girl’s unusual quest,
                                                                                                                                                                                             Last season, the Emily Gore School of      Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, com-
                                                                                                                            scientist, will
                                                      Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter                                                                                                   Dance, in association with Windsor’s       pletes a fanciful hour-long production.
                                                                                                                            long be re-
        Earning international acclaim for its         Bruce Cockburn has made an indel-                                                                                                      own Dorian Hall Academy, presented         Tickets $12, $10 students, seniors.
                                                                                                                            membered for
        unique adaptations of children’s liter-       ible mark on our musical landscape.                                                                                                    their lively show, The Amazing Danc-
                                                                                                                            his best-selling
        ary classics, Mermaid Theatre of Nova         His songs are covered by diverse artists                                                 One of Canada’s favourite comics,             ing Circus, before delighted audiences
                                                                                                                            book, Sunshine
        Scotia’s widely traveled performances         from Jimmy Buffet to k.d. lang and his                                                   Lorne Elliott has performed from New-         at MIPAC. Dance and musical styles              TICKETS AVAILABLE AT
                                                                                                                            Sketches of
        provide very young audiences with an                                                      Photo: Steven Kennard                                                                      ranging from ballet to hip-hop graced      MOE’S PLACE MUSIC SALES,
                                                      activism and charitable projects have                                a Little Town       foundland to New York City, from Los
        effortless introduction to the perform-                                                                                                                                              the stage, and the students, who varied     129 GERRISH STREET, WINDSOR,
                                                      brought him worldwide recognition,          (1912) as well as the numerous awards        Angeles to Australia and points in be-
                                                                                                                                                                                             in age from 3 to 16, played to near-ca-            (902) 798 • 5565.
        ing arts and the excitement of reading.       including induction into the Order          and honours he received during his           tween. His entertaining one-man show
                                                                                                                                                                                             pacity audiences. MIPAC is pleased to         ALL TAXES AND CHARGES
        Margaret Wise Brown’s sixty-year-old          of Canada and the Canadian Music            illustrious lifetime. A native of Kent-      reflects his talents as a writer, musician,                                                         INCLUDED.
        classic, Goodnight Moon, is a celebra-        Hall of Fame. Tickets $40, $35 students,                                                 and unique observer of human foibles.         welcome back these talented dancers,
                                                                                                  ville, NS, Richard Donat has had an
        tion of familiar nighttime rituals,           seniors. Available only at Mermaid The-                                                  Lorne has opened concerts for Rodney          who will again offer two performances            Find us on facebook and
                                                                                                  extensive career in theatre in Montreal,
        while the equally popular The Runaway         atre of Nova Scotia- 798-5841                                                            Dangerfield in New York City and Jay          for family audiences. Tickets $8, $6                follow us on twitter
                                                                                                  Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax and has
        Bunny’s tale of leaving home evokes                                                                                                    Leno, and appears regularly at the Just       students, seniors.
                                                                                                  worked extensively in film, television,
        reassuring responses from his loving                                                         and radio. Tickets $15, $12 students,     For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Tickets
        mum.Tickets $12, $10 students, seniors.                                                        seniors.                                $28, $26 students, seniors.

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