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Highland Arts Theatre Summer Season

40 Bentinck St,

(902) 565-3637

This summer, the Highland Arts Theatre will mark its 6th summer producing live theatre at our venue in downtown Sydney.  From July 11th to August 24th, we will produce three different shows on three nights of the week.

Thursday Nights: The Return of the Cape Breton Liberation Army.
An Original Musical by Wesley J. Colford Inspired by the work of Paul “Moose” MacKinnon Additional story & choreography by Thomas L. Colford

From the pages of Old Trout Funnies come a new team of heroes for a new generation: The Cape Breton Liberation Army. Join the South Bar Boys and a host of new Generals as the rag-tag gang reunites to battle mainlander ruffians, prehistoric lobsters, and the infamous Tar Pond Monster. Plus: Who is the Indefatigable Come-From-Away…?

A newly revised, tightly packed n’ take no names production from the creator of DREAM & HEART OF STEEL

Tickets $39+HST or $25 for ages 23 & under


July 11, 18, 25 Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22

Friday Nights: ‘SWonderful: The Music of George Gershwin
Music by George Gershwin Conceived & Music Directed by Chris Mounteer

Swing your way through some of the greatest musical theatre standards of the 20’s and 30’s in this new musical revue celebrating the music of George Gershwin. With new arrangements by Christopher Mounteer (Sinatra: A Celebration, Kitchen Party) you’ll be swinging along to all your favourite jazzy classics including: “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “Summertime”, and “I Got Rhythm”.

Tickets $27+HST or $15 for ages 23 & under


July 12, 19, 26 Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23

Saturday Nights: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Music by Jimmy Roberts Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro Directed by Marc Richard Music Direction by Chris Mounteer

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as…“THE RELATIONSHIP.” A hilarious revue that pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, ‘Say, what are you doing Saturday night?’

Tickets $27+HST or $15 for ages 23 & under


July 13, 20, 27 Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24

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