Located in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, we are proud to present a wide range of live music, dance, and theatre events. Be sure to check back regularly to stay updated on all the exciting plays and more that are coming up at Th’YARC Playhouse and Arts Centre! Please note that events are subject to change.
March 17, 2018 @ 7:30pm
British comedian James Mullinger has taken Canada by storm. Sold out shows across the country, appearances on CBC's The Debaters, movies, TV shows, festivals, awards, magazines, stand up specials - since moving to the Maritimes three years ago he's done it all.
But he's putting movies and TV shows aside to go out and do what he loves most. Live stand up comedy. For all of Spring 2018 James is on the road again!
In April 2016, James sold out New Brunswick’s biggest indoor venue Harbour Station with his uniquely hilarious stand up show.
This record breaking show was documented for a CBC documentary film 'City On Fire' (Use this link if possible: https://youtu.be/MJRItrjyHnY)
which has aired across Canada to rave reviews and high ratings. The stand up special of the show itself was picked up by Hulu and
Amazon Prime so his tales of life in Atlantic Canada are now being enjoyed by (or confusing!) people in Germany, Japan and America.
Read more about it here. (Link: http://www.theeastmag.com/…/
James is one of the Maritimes' biggest cheerleader. He loves it here and spends his time promoting it across the world and raising
money for local charities and non-profits. James has raised more than $100,000 for East Coast charities. He has also become one of
Canada's top comics, being nominated for both a Just For Laughs comedy award and a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Show.
He also launched his own international magazine The Maritime Edit (link: www.maritimeedit.com) to share his love of Canada’s East Coast with the rest of the world.
This is only his second ever show in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Book now for this show, last time it sold out and it will again!
Tickets $15 Seniors and Students $12
Box Office 902-742-8150
Symphony Nova Scotia
March 28, 2018- 7:30pm
Symphony Nova Scotia’s full orchestra brings our Magnificent Mozart program to Yarmouth! Experience a delightful range of Mozart’s most famous works, beginning with the ambitious, inventive “Haffner” Symphony. Then, hear the beautiful Flute Concerto, performed by our very own Principal Flute, Patricia Creighton. And for the grand finale, our orchestra performs one of Mozart’s great last works – the, beautiful Symphony no. 39.
$47.50 Regular, $45.00 for Members
Call 742-8150 to book your tickets
April 19, 20, 21 & 26, 27, 28th, 2018- 7:30pm
In this lightning-quick farce, four women travel to Dot’s Northwood's cabin to consume copious amounts of wine, laugh at their lives, trade stories and chat about their book club’s latest selection. However, after the third case of wine comes through the door, it becomes clear there will be more stewing than reviewing.
Carol, who is monitoring her temperature for the best “window of opportunity” to get pregnant, gets a ride to the cabin from her husband, Rick, who is hoping the “time is right” for a quick tryst. She sends him home, frustrated, in a snowstorm, only to discover that her temperature shows she IS ready, and calls him to drive back and hide out in a shed until she can sneak him in with a special porch light signal.
Meg, recently divorced, is having a secret affair with Dot’s son, only to find he has shown up at the cabin unexpectedly and wants to further their relationship in stealth. Meg sends him to hide in a boathouse until he sees her special porch light signal and the coast is clear to rejoin her in the cabin.
Ellie, the youngest and Meg’s daughter, would rather not be a part of the weekend with her “elders” and meets a young townie, inviting him to hide out in a barn. When he sees her special porch light signal, he climbs into her bedroom window and sneaks her out to a local bar after the other ladies retire.
The only obstacle to each of the ladies’ secret endeavors is Dot, who wants to stay up all night and party with the girls. So they make sure they ply her with plenty of party favors, and Dot proceeds to pass out. The ladies move Dot’s lifeless body from floor to closet to room, as the bottles tip up, the secrets spill out and the men sneak in. The madcap, door-slamming chaos comes to a head when Dot wakes up and discovers her girls’ weekend is full of men!
Dan Sherman, Nicole LeBlanc, Jamie LeBlanc, Bailey Cooke, Denise Alison, Paul Surette, Jessica DeMille & Jordan Muise
Directed by Judy Snow
Tickets $17, Members $16
Box office 902-742-8150
(PLEASE NOTE: Tickets on sale only to MEMBERS until March 2
Tickets on sale to both members and the general public starting March 5).
Cyrus the Hypnotist
May 4- 7:30pm
Sometimes, when you got it, you just got it. And Jason Cyrus, well, he's definitely got it. He has been called "the most electrifying hypnotist on the planet" and his show has been referred as "the most entertaining hypnosis show you'll ever see.". But how did a kid from small town New Brunswick come to be one of the best hypnotists in the world? Let's go back a bit.
Cyrus notes that "even as a young child, I always loved magic. I loved the power of the mind and the control that people can have over it." His father would often bring him to see hypnotists and magicians, leaving him impressed with what they could do, and fascinated with the world of magic. He began putting on his own magic acts, and was entertaining people from a very young age. Even as a kid, he was always a huge hit at parties.
Like many Canadian children, he was also involved in hockey, and he possessed enough talent to make a Junior A hockey team in Ontario. One night at a private party, he saw a hypnotist perform and he just knew it was something he wanted to do. Subsequently, all his free time was soon taken up either learning all about hypnosis or playing hockey.
Cyrus has become one of the most popular hypnotists in the world. His live shows leave audiences amazed and with sore sides from laughing so much. Cyrus notes that his show "is not a typical hypnosis show. It's very theatrical, enthusiastic, mystical and magical. There is non-stop laughter." And not only that, but Cyrus says that the whole show is also very educational. It gives people "an understanding of what hypnotism is, and makes them aware of what a hypnotize person looks like."
His isn't a hypnotism show where participants are made to do embarrassing or degrading things while on stage. As Cyrus says, the whole show is "very family friendly, and no volunteer is left being disrespected." As a result, people are often clamoring to be on the stage at Cyrus's live shows. And if you think you can't be hypnotized, think again, as Cyrus notes, "if you wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night, you can be hypnotized." It's all a matter of trust.
Tickets $26 each, call 742-8150 to book today.
May 5th- 7:30pm
May 6th- 2pm
The Gold Rush Live Music Show is based off of the popular radio program Gold Rush. Featuring music of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Gold Rush is a lively trip down memory lane. We have a crack ten-piece band comprising some of the most talented musicians in the area, all dressed the part in outfits from the eras being covered. You host is popular veteran radio personality Wade Cleveland, who brings his knowledge and passion for the music with stories about the songs, and lots of humor.
The show promises fun, laughter, high energy music, and some great memories. The show has played to sold out theatres and dances. Among the comments from the audience:
"Awesome show, great talent" "
"Great show. Enjoyed it very much, keep on rocking !!!"
"I was in awe!"
"From start to finish it was one of the best concerts I've ever been to! Can't wait for the next one"
To see pictures and videos of some of the Performances, check out the Gold Rush Live Music Show Facebook Page:
Tickets $20 each, call 742-8150 to book today
Ced, marty & Dave
Saturday May 12th, 7:30 pm
2017 ECMA award winners CED MARTY & DAVE are a fan favorite with their repertoire of Blues, Ballads, and R&B. Their blends of original and classic blues songs arranged in their own unique style utilizing Guitar, Cajon, and Harmonica. Inspired by Howling Wolf, Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton and others they cover but never copy.
Ced Marty & Dave are members of African Nova Scotia Music Assoc., Music Nova Scotia and East Cost Music Assoc.
Ced Upshaw - Guitar and Vocals
Marty Williams - Harmonica and Vocals
Dave Skinner - Cajon, Percussion and Vocals
Box office 902-742-8150
Yda's Annual Spring recital
May 27th- 2pm & 7pm
The Yarmouth Dance Academy is coming to our stage in May to present the 38th annual spring recital! Come see great performances from small children to young adults as they graduate the academy with their beautiful solo performances.
Tickets $15 each, call 742-8150 to book today.
June 23rd, 7:30 pm
“Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to
befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert.
And, indeed, you do feel as though he’s as good of a friend as any after
a night of songs, stories and lighthearted laughs.” – The Guardian
Gunning’s recording career is now approaching a full two decades in length (his debut album, Lost Tracks, came out in 1996).
Along with richly-deserved peer respect, he has also earned a shelf full of music industry awards. That tally now stands at eight East Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus a 2012 Juno Award nomination in the Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year category for his album …a tribute to John Allan Cameron, a compelling homage to another of Dave’s Maritime musical heroes.
His songwriting skill has also been internationally recognized, with earlier tunes scoring victories and high placings in some major international songwriting competitions. As a fervent hockey fan, Gunning was also thrilled to win the CBC’s hotly-contested Hockey Night In Canada Song Quest in 2014 with “A Game Goin’ On”, a co-write with David Francey.
Call 742-8150 to book today