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MARY POPPINS Dec 19-24 7pm & Dec 26-Jan 10 2pm & 7pm

Note: Tuesday mats (2pm), Jan 1 & 8, will feature reduced volume and onscreen captions for those who have hearing loss issues or think that movies are generally  too loud.

Genre: Musical, Family
Run time: 131 min
Rated: G with no advisory
Trailer: Mary Poppins Returns

Stars:Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury
Director: Rob Marshall

Synopsis:  The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).

CREED II Fri-Wed (Dec 7-12) 7pm plus Sun/Wed (Dec 9/12) 2pm

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sports, Drama

Rated: PG with violence and coarse language

Runtime: 130 min

Trailer: Creed II

Stars:  Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren

Director:  Steven Caple Jr.

Synopsis:  Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.


NUTCRACKER LIVE Sat (Dec 15) 8pm, Sun-Tues (Dec 16-18) 2pm plus Sun/Mon (Dec 16/17) 7:30pm

The tradition continues…

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Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA (Met Opera) Sat (Jan 12) 10am

NEW PRODUCTION   
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production: Michael Mayer
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Runtime: 3 hrs 7 min, approx.

Cast: Violetta Valéry (Diana Damrau), Alfredo Germont (Juan Diego Flórez), Giorgio Germont (Quinn Kelsey)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr

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Bizet’s CARMEN (Met Opera) Sat (Feb 2) 10am

REVIVAL  
Composer: Georges Bizet
Conductor: Louis Langrée
Production: Sir Richard Eyre
Runtime: 3 hrs 21 min, approx.

Cast: Carmen (Clémentine Margaine), Micaëla (Aleksandra Kurzak), Don José (Roberto Alagna), Escamillo (Alexander Vinogradov)

Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr

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Wagner’s DIE WALKURE (Met Opera) Sat Mar 30 9am

REVIVAL    
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Production: Robert Lepage
Runtime: 4 hrs 55 min, approx.

Cast: Brünnhilde (Christine Goerke), Sieglinde (Eva-Maria Westbroek), Siegmund (Stuart Skelton), Fricka (Jamie Barton), Wotan (Greer Grimsley), Hunding (Günther Groissböck)

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr

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COMIC STRIPPERS Fri (Apr 5) 7:30 pm

The award winning improv comedians are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits.  

A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS 19+ ONLY
WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity.

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they dance. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh.

Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.

Winner of ‘BEST LIVE PRODUCTION’ at The Canadian Comedy Awards 2016
“Extremely Funny!” – UK Fringe Review
“The show is suitable for both men and women. An entertaining ride where anything goes.” – Rip It Up Magazine
“One of the most hilarious shows I’ve ever seen.” – Vancouver Sun

www.thecomicstrippers.com
(Tickets are non refundable after purchase)

Online Tickets


Poulenc’s DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES (Met Opera) Sat (May 11) 9am

REVIVAL/FIRST TIME IN HD 
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production: John Dexter

Runtime: 3 hrs 9 min, approx.

Cast: Blanche de la Force (Isabel Leonard), Mme. Lidoine (Adrianne Pieczonka), Constance (Erin Morley), Mère Marie (Karen Cargill), First Prioress (Karita Mattila), Chevalier de la Force (David Portillo), Marquis de la Force (Dwayne Croft)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr

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*TURNED ON TUESDAYS – CAPTIONS!

TURNED ON TUESDAYS!!   

We’re turning on the Open Captions and turning down the Volume.

For people who are deaf, have hearing loss or just simply find movies too loud.

For select Tuesday 2pm Matinees only.

 


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