There’s a lot more theatre going in Halifax than the average person might expect. If you don’t know exactly where to look, it can sometimes seem hard to discover the vast wealth of theatrical activity bubbling beneath the surface of our fair city. Halifax is lucky enough to have a fantastic variety of work being produced here, and it’s easy to get excited about sharing our city’s talent!
The tried and true HIT Book, a bi-monthly zine with theatre listings, is evolving into an online all-encompassing theatre listing. The HIT Book’s mastermind Colleen MacIsaac has partnered up with Chelsea Code-McNeil to help audiences discover and participate in Halifax’s theatre community in their new online platform called The HIT List.
You might be surprised by the fabulously wide variety of performances happening in Halifax, in spaces ranging from large and established venues to fantastically unexpected makeshift pop-up auditoriums, site-specific nooks and crannies, and theatre under the stars.
The HIT list is having its official launch on the opening night of the Atlantic Fringe Festival, this Thursday, September 1st at 10pm at the Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen Street). Have a drink and hear about what they have in store for the fall.
The folks at HIT are also curious as to why audiences might go to the theatre, and why they might decide to stay home instead. The HIT List is conducting a market research survey to find out about what makes people interested in watching live performances. Fill out the survey and you could win a $60 gift card to EDNA Restaurant!
Thanks to the folks at Halifax Bloggers, you’ll be seeing more of us around these parts – we’ll be back periodically to tell you about what’s coming up in theatre in Halifax and around the province! Want more? Check us out at thehitlisthfx.com or on Facebook or Twitter to find out about more upcoming theatre! Or drop us a line at [email protected]!