The Last Waltz / April 24
Tickets are $37.00. Backed by a band that includes Jerome Levon Avis (Levon Helm’s godson) on drums and vocals, Terry Blersh (guitar), Dennis Pinhorn (The Hawks) on bass, Rob Gusevs on organ and Lance Anderson on piano and vocals, this is a group of seasoned veterans who love this music. The band will also include a four piece horn section including, David Dunlop on Trumpet, Gord Meyers on Trombone and Tuba, Chris Murphy on Tenor sax and Simon Wallis on Baritone sax. As with the movie, we will have guest artists join the ensemble to sing the music of other artists at The Last Waltz. The great Paul James performing songs by Bob Dylan - Jimmy Bowskill, Johnny Max (Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison), and other special surprise guests.
The Eagles - New Kid In Town / April 26
Tickets are $39.00. Member discounts in effect. April 26th at 8pm. "Welcome to the Hotel California..." Calling all fans of The Eagles!! Don't miss "New Kid In Town: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute" when they come to the Academy Theatre for one night only on Saturday April 26th at 8:00pm. Comprised of some of Canada’s leading session musicians, the incredible "New Kid in Town" will perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extensive career with amazing “note for note” accuracy. The evening will be comprised of two sets, with the first half featuring all the songs from the multi-million selling album “Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975” including “Take It Easy” “One of These Nights” “Tequila Sunrise” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” “Take It To The Limit” and of course, “Desperado” amongst the audience favourites. After an intermission, the band will return with more classic hits from the latter portion of The Eagles career including “Life in the Fast Lane” “The Long Run” “Heartache Tonight” and their signature song “Hotel California”. As a bonus, the multi-talented "New Kid In Town" cast will also perform solo hits made famous by Eagles band members Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh.
Goodnight and May God Bless / May 9
Tickets are $37.50 plus tax. This heart-warming tribute to Red Skelton is family comedy at its finest. All of Red's hilarious characters are brought to vivid life, brilliantly performed by master showman Tom Mullica. It's true theatre genius.
The gentle sweetness and improvisational genius of Red Skelton is faithfully captured, blending the Red-That-Was while simultaneously inventing a Red-That-Would-Have-Been. Tom Mullica delivers an engaging, spot-on performance.
The only Red Skelton Tribute show in America Authorized by the Red Skelton Estate and Lothian Skelton.
"Tom not only has his comedy and manners down to perfection, he also captures the warmth and heart of this great entertainer and friend. If you liked and loved Red Skelton, Tom's performance is a must see." - MASH's Jamie Farr
"I saw Tom perform at the 100th Birthday for my dad in Vincennes, Indiana this past July 18th, 2013. I thought it was my dad on stage, but it was Tom. His mannerisms and gestures were just like my father's. It was the first time I'd seen Tom perform my dad. What a treat to see a true impressionist!" - Red's Daughter Valentina M. Skelton Alonso
Jimmy Flynn / May 24
Tickets are $35.00.
"You'll never forget the Jimmy Flynn show!"
So what’s the buzz with Jimmy Flynn? Everything!
Jimmy Flynn has been entertaining audiences with his high-energy blend of side-splitting comedy and popular music for over 30 years. Now, he is so closely identified with having a good time that he is known as Canada’s Ambassador of Good Cheer.
In his trademark red checkered shirt, yellow sou’wester and rubber boots, he hits the stage like a storm. In fact, you might want your own hat and boots, because in a matter of seconds, you’ll be caught in a flash flood of jokes and music. The only time you won’t be laughing is when you’re singing along with him and the rest of the audience. Nobody sits still when Jimmy is on stage.
People relate to Jimmy Flynn. His ability to find the humour in everyday situations causes people to laugh at themselves. He helps break down the walls people sometimes build. It’s not unusual for him to have the chairman of the board singing arm in arm with the shop steward. This interaction between a performer and his audience is a rare talent.
With his wide range of material, Jimmy can play to any audience. Whether it’s for a convention of 200 or a festival of 30,000, there is something for everyone at a Jimmy Flynn Show. His range of humour and wide variety of musical offerings has him returning to many places for repeat performances. There will always be something new at the next Jimmy Flynn Show.
His live shows are only one aspect of his highly successful career. Jimmy became a popular radio and television personality during the early 1990’s. To date, he has produced and broadcast over 300 radio shows, a 13-week television series, three feature length videos which have gone double and triple platinum, seven gold CDs, a Christmas recording for children and a four time best selling joke book. He has been a spokesperson for companies such as the Pizza Delight Corporation of Canada, Walker Muffler International and Labatt Breweries.
Still, he is most at home on stage interacting with his audience. People can relate to him. They let their hair down and really enjoy themselves. And no crowd is too tough. He once played to 300 Germans who didn’t speak a word of English, and still received a standing ovation!
Thousands of people will assemble somewhere this year to see and hear Jimmy Flynn. If you’re one of them, then you will find out for yourself why critics and audiences alike agree without question that Jimmy has “the most entertaining one man show in the business today.”
Once you’ve been there, you’ll never forget the Jimmy Flynn Show.
"Dean and Sammy" A Tribute To Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. / May 31
Tickets are $37.00. Dean and Sammy captures the music, dynamic personalities and comedy made famous by these two great performers. The show is like no other since it features two of the best tribute artists in the business. They sing all the songs made famous by Dean and Sammy. Joe Scalissi will sing many of Dean’s hits with his smooth laid back delivery and tell funny stories. David Hayes as Sammy will sing, dance, impersonate and tap dance just like Sammy. Both these outstanding performers not only look like the originals but also sound like them. You don’t get any better than Joe as Dean and David as Sammy Davis Jr.
Joe Scalissi as Dean!
Joe Scaliisi is considered to be the most authentic Dean Martin Tribute artist in show business. He looks and sounds like Dean as well as having a natural quick wit and an endless supply of one liners. He sings all of Dean’s most popular songs including such hits as “That’s Amore” and “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime” as well as his stories are continually amusing. Joe has performed in Las Vegas, Reno as well as theatres, clubs and Italian Festivals across North America.
“ I was sitting there while Joe was performing, I thought it was dad but it was Joe”
David Hayes as Sammy!
David has been performing as Sammy Davis Jr. since 1991. he sings like Sammy, tap dances, plays the drums, does impersonations and also looks like Sammy. He sings all of the songs made famous by Sammy, including "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "Candy Man", and many more. He has earned the title, in Fun & Gaming Magazine, of "Best Performer in a Production Show" four years in a row, followed by "Best Act". David is a unique, multi-talented performer who also regularly appears as Sammy Davis Jr. in various Rat Pack tribute shows across the country.
"That was the best singing impersonation of me that I've heard." Compliment from Sammy Davis Jr. after one of David's shows in Atlantic City.
ABBA Story Show / June 6
Tickets are $30.00. The songs and stories that made ABBA the supergroup of the 70's!!
Beach Party Boys / June 21
'Surfin' USA' 'California Girls' 'Good Vibrations' 'Help Me Rhonda' 'Surfer Girl'...you know the hits, now get ready to hear them LIVE! Calling all BEACH BOYS fans: Get ready to have some'FUN FUN FUN' with North America's ultimate tribute to The BEACH BOYS!! The amazing BEACH PARTY BOYS bring the look, sound and incredible vocal harmonies of The Beach Boys to life. This fast-paced, audience-interactive show has been thrilling crowds around the globe for over 20 years, performing an unforgettable, historical tribute to The BEACH BOYS. Don't miss this opportunity to hear over 30 Beach Boys classic songs performed live with unbelievable 'Note-for-Note' harmonies. Kick off the first day of summer 2014 with The BEACH PARTY BOYS at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay! Tickets are value-priced at ONLY $35 Adults / $30 Seniors. Patron members can purchase tickets now and will save an additional 15%. Call the Box Office, 705 324 9111, visit in person or shop on line at www.academytheatre.ca
Elvis - The Moments / July 11
Tickets are $39.00 - Relive the music of Elvis Presley with International Multi-Award winning Elvis Tribute Artist, Pete Paquette. Supporting Pete will be Toronto’s finest Rudy and the Angels band; “Elvis – The Moments” will take you through the musical career of one of the most celebrated entertainers, from early Rock n’ Roll to the Vegas Years. An authentic and energetic show, “Elvis – The Moments” showcases the Kings early years of the 1950’s, ’68 comeback and the memorable Vegas years. The memory of Elvis Presley will return to everyone in the audience through the vocals and moves by Pete Paquette, reminiscing the King. Pete will leave the audience wanting more through the authenticity and amazing energy he possesses. This is one show not to be missed.
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