By Mike MacKenzie
A strong economy fuelled by strong businesses will keep people working in Halifax, but that alone isn’t necessarily enough to make people excited about living and staying here.
That's where arts and culture come in.
One organization showcasing the arts and culture scene in Halifax is the Downtown Halifax Business Commission. This past week, episode five of Big Day Downtown – the Series went live, featuring a look at the city's renowned theatre community.
Host Kristen Pickett visited Petrie’s Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre and spoke with owner Jim Petrie about the business’ proud tradition of coupling great entertainment with fantastic food. On average, Petrie’s Halifax Feast produces four shows a year, keeping audience members in stitches with fast-paced musical comedy that leaves people coming back time and time again.
After taking in the Feast, Kristen visited George Pothitos, Artistic Director at Neptune Theatre. Now in its 49th season, Neptune has long been renowned and respected throughout Canada as our region’s premiere producer of professional productions. With full seasons of both large and small shows, Neptune remains an integral part of Halifax’s arts and culture scene. And as the organization prepares for its 50th year, theatre lovers can look forward to productions and events that celebrate Neptune’s proud history.
With so much on-the-go in Halifax, how do you show your support for arts and culture?
Author: Mike MacKenzie
Mike is the Communications and Marketing Assistant with Greater Halifax Partnership, currently working as a Bachelor of Public Relations co-op student. A lover of all things communications and strategy related, Mike is often known to spend his free time analyzing the latest-and-greatest PR/advertising campaigns. As a relative newbie to the Halifax scene, he can also be seen strolling the streets of downtown looking for the next cool thing that the city has to offer.