Mixing modern aesthetics with classical form, BJM Danse crafts riveting pieces, choreographed by some of the preeminent names in contemporary dance. Patrons can marvel at muscular dance moves and impress past versions of themselves at time travelling dinner parties by witnessing the world premiere of BJM guest choreographer Cayetano Soto's Fuel. Rossini Cards sets the sumptuous, kinetic choreography of Italian ballet director Mauro Bigonzetti to the familiar, operatic tunes of Rossini. The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium provides ample space for dancers to undertake rhythmic feats, with balcony seating proffering clear views of the stage.
In the years since its 1938 construction, the Chester Playhouse has seen use as a movie theatre, live performance space, and even the home of a puppet theatre company. The venue grew in size as it bounced between owners and occupants, but it maintains the intimate feel of its community roots, and almost none of the feral marionettes. The cheery blue building, resembling a beach house with its wide outer balcony and strand of flags along its awning, hosts professional productions and musicians throughout the year, along with playing host to after school programs and summer theatre workshops.
CentreStage Theatre showcases local talent in musicals, comedies, and dramas produced entirely by volunteer artists. The amateur thespians dedicate themselves to exploring works by Canadian wordsmiths as well as internationally acclaimed shows. Upcoming productions include theatrical fare designed to induce toe tapping, tug at heartstrings, tickle funny bones, and sweet-talk pancreases. Performers tread the boards at CentreStage's newfound brickfront venue, which seats 100 in its stadium-style theatre. The site also boasts a wheelchair-accessible entrance and ample parking for cars and airships.
Since its Toronto location opened in 1976, Yuk Yuk's has been a collective launching pad for such comedy heavyweights as Jim Carrey, Rick Moranis, and Russell Peters. All of Yuk Yuk's laugh-establishments invite seasoned jokesters and up-and-coming comedians to their stages every weekend for up to four days of high hilarity and three nights of cozy lodging atop their cocktail tables. Many Yuk Yuk's locations offer drinks, dinner, or bar fare during the show, but those interested in dining should contact their club of choice to find out about reservations.
Music Nova Scotia is a non-profit industry association that owns Nova Scotia Music Week. Held the first weekend of November each year, Nova Scotia Music Week is the largest music festival celebrating Nova Scotian musicians. This year, Nova Scotia Music Week will be held in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia November 3-6.