By Wendy Swearingen
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
Monday, March 10 at 8 p.m.
No, it’s not a show about Canadians getting inked. But the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a show like no other. One viewer described it as “Disney on ice. With no ice. And lots of drummers.” But it’s so much more than that. It is the world’s largest annual indoor show, and last year was one of WNED-TV’s most-viewed shows. It’s not hard to understand why. World-class performers from five countries, stunning pyrotechnics, thrilling acrobatics, singers, dancers, comedians, and of course tons of sternum rattling bands and drum and bugle corps performances serve to launch this spectacle above an ordinary musical production and into the entertainment stratosphere.
The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, held the first week of July at the Halifax Metro Centre, commemorates Her Majesty the Queen’s Coronation, the taking of USS Chesapeake by HMS Shannon in 1813 and the WWII Battle of the Atlantic. First performed in 1979 for the Queen Mum, The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is great for families, capturing the musical pomp and drama of history while throwing in obstacle races, roaring motorcycles from the Hamburg Police Motorcycle Display Team and heart-stopping bicycle stunts for good measure.
You can experience this lavish display of talent on Monday, March 10 at 8 p.m.