Neptune Theatre launches 2019-20 season

click to enlarge Ian Sherwood leads the chorus in The Argyle Street Kitchen Party. - STOO METZ
Stoo Metz
Ian Sherwood leads the chorus in The Argyle Street Kitchen Party.

Neptune Theatre
announced its new season this afternoon, with artistic producer Jeremy Webb summing it up thusly: "This year we're celebrating more Atlantic Canadian works, talent and stories about female empowerment." Joining the previously announced Billy Eliot the Musical (April 14-June 7) as the season closer:

Argyle Street Kitchen Party (July 23-August 25): Last year's summertime singalong returns with new special guests.

The Last Wife (September 10-October 6): Kate Hennig's modern-day telling of the relationship between Catherine Parr and King Henry VIII is directed by Natasha MacLellan.

Pleasureville (October 1-20): The world premiere of Ellen Denny's play is billed as "half-sex toy gag, half-feminist debate."

Between Breaths (October 22-November 10): Based on the life of Newfoundland whale rescuer Jon Lien, this production features music composed by The Once.

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story (October 30-November 17): 2b theatre's multiple Merritt-winning Jewish musical comes in from two years on the road.

Dickens' A Christmas Carol (November 27-December 28): The annual tradition returns with Rhys Bevan-John once again in all the parts.

Peter Pan (November 26-January 5): This year's holiday entry is written and directed by Webb.

The Last Five Years (January 21-February 9): The beloved musical follows two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love.

Controlled Damage (February 4-23): The world premiere of Andrea Scott's dramatization of the life of Viola Desmond.

Calendar Girls (March 3-29): Based on the 2003 film starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters about a group of women posing for an "alternative" fundraising calendar.

Ghost Light (March 17-April 5): New Brunswick's Shawn Wright performs this autobiographical show about his relationship with his mother.

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