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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ZOLTAN FEJERVARI, piano (CRS) – Sun (Jan 20) 2:30pm

Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal piano edition
and recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and the United States in such prestigious venues as Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and the Liszt Academy in Budapest. He has performed as a soloist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Hungarian National Orchestra, the Verbier Festival and Concerto Budapest Orchestra under such conductors as Iván Fischer, Zoltán Kocsis and Gábor Takács-Nagy.

Zoltán Fejérvári is a passionate chamber musician. He has been a participant in Kronberg’s Chamber Music Connects the World program, Prussia Cove’s Open Chamber Music and Encuentro de Música in Santander. At the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida, he participated in the Marlboro Music Festival during the summers of 2014 through 2016. His recording of Liszt’s Malédiction with the Budapest Chamber Symphony was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque in 2013.

Tickets: Subscriptions, Single Ticket Purchases ($25) &
Single Ticket Returns  CRS Office – 604-885-0991
e-mail: coastrecital@dccnet.com

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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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BEZHOD ABDURAIMOV, piano (CRS) – Sat (Feb 9) 2:30pm

“his secret: authenticity, control and a velvet pianissimo” 
The young Uzbek pianist Bezhod Abduraimov is taking the world’s stages by storm. Described by The Times as the “master of all he surveys” and with The Washington Post  noting to “keep your ear on this one,” Bezhod Abduraimov’s captivating performances continue to receive international praise.

Recent seasons have seen him perform with leading orchestras worldwide, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras, and with prestigious conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko and Jakub Hru°ša. He performed with the Munich Philharmonic in their 360 Degree Festival in 2016 and made a spectacular BBC Proms debut with them later that season.

Born in 1990, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Abduraimov is an alumnus of Park University’s International Center for Music in Missouri, where he studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch.

Tickets: Subscriptions, Single Ticket Purchases ($25) &
Single Ticket Returns  CRS Office – 604-885-0991
e-mail: coastrecital@dccnet.com

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YEVGENY SUDBIN, piano (CRS) – Sat (Mar 23) 2:30pm

“one of the most searching and inspired of today’s pianists” 
Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by The Telegraph as “potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century.” He has collaborated with some of the world’s most influential conductors, including Neeme Järvi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Osmo Vänskä, Hannu Lintu, and Andrew Litton. His love of chamber music has led him to collaborate with many other instrumentalists including Ilya Gringolts, Hilary Hahn, Julia Fischer, and the Chilingirian Quartet. Appearances at festivals include Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Tivoli, Nohant, La Roque d’Anthéron, Menton and Verbier.

Sudbin’s recordings have been met with critical acclaim and are regularly featured as CD of the Month by BBC Music Magazine, as their Editor’s Choice by Gramophone. His recording of works by Scriabin was described by Gramophone as “a disc in a million’ while the International Record Review stated that his Rachmaninov recording ‘confirms him as one of the most important pianistic talents of our time.”

Tickets: Subscriptions, Single Ticket Purchases ($25) &
Single Ticket Returns CRS Office – 604-885-0991
e-mail: coastrecital@dccnet.com

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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)

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