New Waterford Boy: A Ceilidh

Richie Wilcox's original show is back by popular demand at Ship's Company Theatre for only two nights - July 31 and August 1. 

New Waterford Boy features New Waterford homegrown talents Richie Wilcox and Lynn MacIntryre (both from up 12 colliery neighbourhood) along with Sydney drummer extraordinaire Jordan Bruleigh and two come from away talents - Aaron Collier, from PEI (an islander, at least) who was the keyboardist for The Jimmy Swift Band and Sarah Richardson (from Ontario) who is a lead singer of The Black Rats.

New Waterford Boy played to two sold out crowds in Halifax in May and recently enjoyed a popular two-show stint in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia at Ship’s Company Theatre as well as at Wilcox's old highschool, Breton Education Centre. 

The performance is a kitchen party where Wilcox tells personal tales of being Rita MacNeil’s nephew for a week, conquering first kisses at junior high dances, the inner workings of Canadian Idol (which he took part in Season One) and more as he also belts Cape Breton classic tunes from Allister MacGillivray, the Rankin Family and more songs we all know, all night long. Backed by his band made up of friends, the two act show pays tribute to the traditional Cape Breton culture while making way for the people of Cape Breton today, here and now. 

FOR TICKETS: Visit www.shipscompanytheatre.com

THE PRINCESS SHOW 

Theatre New Brunswick and the Charlotte Street Arts Centre help kickoff Fredericton’s 2019 Pride Week celebrations with a special performance of The Princess Show, an original production by Halifax-based theatre collective, Heist.

Just days after the NotaBle Act Theatre Festival wraps up and Fredericton’s official Pride Week celebrations begin, Theatre New Brunswick and the Charlotte Street Arts Centre will present a fitting combination that lands somewhere in the middle of both these pillar community events with The Princess Show.

Best described as a live-action-queer-anime-drag-adventure, The Princess Show was created by a pair of Halifax-based multidisciplinary artists and performers: Aaron Collier (Princess Edward) and Richie Wilcox (Abel T. Suckizone).

The event will take place on August 8 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre beginning with a cocktail hour at 7 p.m. featuring music by DJ Douvet prior to the 8 p.m. performance.

Guests will follow the bearded, sequined-wonder Princess Edward on a quest to save her beloved Abel T. Suckizone from the mysterious villain. Featuring local drag performers within the performance, The Princess Show offers up a campy and visually stunning fantasy world for the audience where they can cheer Princess on as she tackles real problems.

You won't want to miss this!

Recommended audience: 14+
Tickets: $20 - available at the TNB offices, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre and online (subject to service fee). $10 - students and unwaged (not available online).

Cash bar.

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