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DeCoste ready to raise curtain on spring shows

PICTOU—The new season at the deCoste will start this Thursday, with ‘Hank Williams Live—1952 featuring Joe Matheson in the title role.

Matheson has been doing this Hank Williams tribute show for a number of years and has received rave reviews across Canada for his portrayal of the country music legend. 

Matheson has been doing this Hank Williams tribute show for a number of years and has received rave reviews across Canada for his portrayal of the country music legend. 

Award winning comedian Derek Edwards hits the stage on Friday, March 24 followed by three nights of the Pictou Rotary production of ‘Chicago’ on March 30, 31 and April 1.

April is a busy month at the Centre and begins the month with a performance by folk singer Stephen Fearing on April 2.  The following night Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers return to the deCoste stage with their “Last Laff” tour.

The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge will be commemorated at the Centre with Pipes of War on Sunday, April 9.  The show is being presented by NaGaisGich Pipes and Drums and features over 70 performers including singers, dancers, and pipes and drums.

The deCoste is one of the venues across Canada presenting films on Canadian Film Day which is Wednesday, April 19.  Admission is free for this event but tickets must be picked up at the box office.  ‘Songs of the Rat Pack’, featuring the music of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and more will be on stage April 27 and the second annual spring gala will take place April 29 featuring Canadian music icons The Good Brothers.

An interesting variety of performance will be featured during the month of May including the musical acapella stylings of EH440 on May 3 and the Slocan Ramblers on May 5.  City and Colour, aka Dallas Green, plays the deCoste on Saturday, May 6—this show was announced in February and sold out in 23 minutes. Corb Lund is the featured performer on May 9, making his debut performance at the deCoste.

The Canadian film premiere of ‘Newton’s Grace’, the true story of John Newton—composer of Amazing Grace—will take place on Saturday, May 13.  An Inspirata Film Production, much of the filming took place on the Ship Hector and over ten local actors worked on the film as extras and sound technicians.

Tickets for all spring events are on sale now at the deCoste box office and online at decostecentre.ca.  Spring programs have been distributed throughout Northern Nova Scotia and are also available at the Centre.

 

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