Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre (MIPAC) is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 Entertainment Series. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s acclaimed flagship production, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites, will launch the sixth season. On tour around the world for the past fifteen years, local performances of this family treat always sell out quickly. MIPAC is delighted to host The Irish Rovers Farewell to Nova Scotia tour with a not-to-be-missed matinee performance marking the Rovers’ final visit to the region before they retire. In addition to its Family Fare Series, MIPAC will introduce the Nova Scotia Fare Series. With a focus on local talent, these concerts will showcase diverse Nova Scotian artists including country troubadour Ryan Cook, perennial favourite Stan Carew, blues artist John Campbelljohn, the vibrant drum group SQUID, Celtic-influenced Cassie and Maggie MacDonald, and a dynamic Songwriters’ Circle with rising stars Ria Mae, Carmel Mikol and Kim Wempe.
The coming season will also feature MIPAC’s first international artist. Based in North Carolina, Donna Washington, a mesmerizing African-American storyteller, spent her childhood travelling the world with her military family. Her exposure to diverse cultures and the richness of the oral tradition honed her love of stories. By popular request, the Truro-based Maritime Marionettes will return to the Family Fare Series, and audiences of all ages will be treated to a performance by the celebrated Québec company Bouge de là, The award-winning dance and visual arts innovators will present The Studio, the only Nova Scotia stop on their first Maritime tour.
New for this season, MIPAC will offer special ticket package prices. Patrons can save $5 per person when purchasing tickets to all five Family Fare Series shows; and $9 per person with the purchase of tickets to all three Nova Scotia Fare shows.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now. They can be purchased online at Ticketpro.ca, by phone at 1-888-311-9090, or in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all other Ticketpro outlets. For more information about the season, visit mermaidtheatre.ca/MIPAC.