Oh What A Feeling - 50 Years of Canadian Hits - Eh? / September 13
Tickets are $35.00. Terri and Rick, Randy Read, Gerald Vanhalteren and Bob May are pleased to return with a follow-up show to 2013's success BACK TO THE 60s with the music of GORDON LIGHTFOOT, NEIL YOUNG and THE BEATLES. Once again, all proceeds go to benefit the Academy Theatre.
The show will feature the greatest songs of ANNE MURRAY, BTO, SHANIA TWAIN, THE GUESS WHO, K.D. LANG, MICHAEL BUBLE, NEIL YOUNG, BRYAN ADAMS, THE BAND and many more!
Look for some fantastic performances from the five organizers named above as well as Jessica Palmer, Bryan Feland, Dale Saunders and Brian Ferguson - drums all returning from last year's show. Newcomers picking up on the 'Made in Canada' theme are the always popular Kylie McCullough, Tom Collver, Gord Miller, Briannah Cotton and Ron Lister. Also we have John and Jeremy Vanhalteren - from our favourite music store!
Snowbird Lifestyles Presentations! (Medipac and the CSA Presents) / September 19
Event: Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
Venue: Academy Theatre for the Performing Arts
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.
We have a spectacular lineup of entertainment appearing at this year's Snowbird Lifestyle Presentation. Seating is limited, so be sure to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
Appearing at all shows:
Canada's favourite musical comedy duo, Bowser and Blue
Country superstar, Michelle Wright
Scottish-Canadian Tenor, John McDermott
Leisure and Longevity specialist, Dr. Robert MacMillan
CSA President, Bob Slack
Sponsored by Medipac Travel Insurance and The Canadian Snowbird Association
Beatlemania *50th Anniversary Show* / September 20
Tickets are $39.00 for Adults and $35.00 for Seniors. Member discounts are in effect. Calling all Beatles fans!! 50 years after their famed appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, the look, sound and excitement of The Beatles live performances will be re-created at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay on Saturday September 20 at 8:00pm. "Beatle mania: The 50th Anniversary Show" features an outstanding, international cast in the roles of John, Paul, George and Ringo, including the incomparable Ian Garcia, best known for his stunning portrayal of Paul McCartney in the Broadway show 'Rain'.
All songs in "Beatle mania: The 50th Anniversary Show" are performed "note for note" by the amazing cast members who are further augmented with full costumes, vintage instruments and equipment. This audience-interactive performance begins with their famous 1964 appearance on the Ed Sullivan television show and includes multiple costume changes and hit songs from every era of The Beatles' extensive catalogue. In total, over 30 Beatles songs are featured throughout the evening including "I Want to Hold Your Hand" "Ticket to Ride" "Yesterday" "Yellow Submarine" "A Hard Day Night" 'Eleanor Rigby' 'Let It Be' and of course, "Hey Jude" amongst the many audience favorites.
Tickets for 'Beatle mania' The 50th Anniversary Show' in Lindsay on Saturday September 20th are on sale now, value-priced at only $39 Adults - $35 Seniors (Members Discount Applies) and can be picked up at the theatre box office 2 Lindsay Street South, or order by phone # (705) 324-9111, or order on-line at http://www.academytheatre.ca/. Get your tickets early to ensure the best seats for this incredible show!
The Four Lads and The Four Aces / September 27
Tickets are $40.00. Member discounts are in effect. Two of the most popular singing groups from the 50's, The Four Aces and The Four Lads perform in this special show that features some of the greatest love songs of all time that were made famous by these two groups.
Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Three Coins in the Fountain, Stranger in Paradise, Tell Me Why, Moments to Remember, No Not Much, Who Needs You, Enchanted Island and many more.
Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe / October 1
Tickets are $53.00 for Adults and $35.50 for Students. STUART McLEAN & THE VINYL CAFE • 2014 Fall Tour
Stuart McLean’s hit radio show The Vinyl Cafe is now heard by over 2 million people each week. The show is broadcast on CBC Radio in Canada, on close to 100 public radio stations in the USA and around the world on Sirius Satellite Radio 169 and podcasts.
In addition to the popular Dave & Morley stories, the show also features live and recorded music by both up-and-coming and established Canadian musicians. Increasingly, it is becoming a place where Canadians go to find new, undiscovered talent.
Stuart has sold over 1 million books in Canada and he recently celebrated the release of his new collection Time Now for the Vinyl Cafe Story Exchange.
The books are: The Morningside World of Stuart McLean (1989), Welcome Home: Travels in Small Town Canada (1992), Stories from the Vinyl Cafe (1995), Home from the Vinyl Cafe (1998), The Vinyl Cafe Unplugged (2000), Vinyl Cafe Diaries (2003) and Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe (2006), Extreme Vinyl Cafe (2009), Vinyl Cafe Notebooks (2010), Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe (2012) and Time Now For The Vinyl Cafe Story Exchange (2013). Home from the Vinyl Cafe, Vinyl Cafe Unplugged and Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe have all received the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. The Vinyl Cafe Diaries (2003) was chosen as the best short story collection of the year by the Canadian Author's Association.
The Vinyl Cafe Tour 2014 will feature two brand new Dave & Morley stories and live music. It will also celebrate the release of Stuart McLean’s new collection of stories on CD.
Shaun Majumder / October 15
Tickets are $57.00. Member discounts are in effect!
October 15th at 8pm! Shaun Majumder! Raised in rural Newfoundland, this Gemini award-winning actor/comedian started performing as a teenager and has been at it ever since. His work has taken him through the world of theatre, stand-up comedy, improv and more recently to his role as Andrew Palmer on NBC/Global Television's The Firm, starring Josh Lucas and Juliette Lewis. In 2010 starred as Detective Vik Mahajan in the critically acclaimed crime drama Detroit 1-8-7 on ABC.
HBO's "Every Word is Absolutely True" which follows Shaun as he embarks on his first national stand-up tour, garnered critical praise for its candid look beyond the public persona to reveal his more intimate and complex side in this feature length documentary.
In January 2013, Shaun's documentary series called Majumder Manor debuted on the W Network in Canada, about his dream to transform his rural hometown of Burlington, Newfoundland into a high end, sustainable tourist destination. The successful series continues with season two airing in May 2014.
Shaun's television career has included starring in the Farrelly Brothers comedy Unhitched, as well as roles on 24 and Cedric the Entertainer Presents on Fox, Robson Arms on CTV, and Da Kink in My Hair on Global. In addition to his multiple appearances on 22 Minutes, Shaun has appeared in Hatching, Matching and Dispatching and Republic of Doyle for CBC Television. Shaun's Comedy Central Presents special also debuted on Comedy Central in 2008.
His film credits include Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, The Ladies Man, Pushing Tin, Purpose, and Bob Funk alongside Rachel Leigh Cook and Olympia Dukakis. Shaun is also a favorite of Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, having hosted the TV series for three seasons. He resides in Los Angeles.
John McDermott - Looking Back - 20th Anniversary Tour / October 17
Tickets are $47.50. John McDermott can recall the precise moment when he realized that giving up his day job and making singing his full-time career had been the right decision. That moment came at 8 pm on October 5th, 1993 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax as he walked on stage to a full house and a thunderous East Coast welcome. It was his first concert with his own band, and he was received with such wild encore-inducing enthusiasm the concert turned into a 4 hour marathon. John was hooked!
Now, 20 years and more than 25 albums later, John McDermott is an international recording star and household name. Besides his stellar musical career - platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums - he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes - the U. S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society's Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC, and here at home, a commendation from the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs for this ongoing work, which includes his foundation McDermott House Canada.
Click to watch John sing The Old Man
Click to watch John sing One Small Star
Simply Queen / October 18
Tickets are $40. “Simply Queen” will take to the stage at downtown Academy Theatre. This all-live tribute to Queen is fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire Rick Rock. Guitarist Bob Wegner was hand-picked by Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor to play guitar in the Toronto production of the “We Will Rock You” musical. Drummer Greg Hawco is an immensely successful composer, most notably for the CBC television series “Republic of Doyle.” Mark Yannetta on bass is a veteran of “Classic Albums Live” on the theatre circuit.
The live tribute celebrates all the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time, and faithfully recreates the grand scope of Queen’s live shows, both musically and visually, with attention to detail unlike ever experienced since Queen filled stadiums around the world.
High Valley / October 31
Tickets are $39. Member discounts are in effect.
Beauty and the Beast / November 7 ‒ 15
Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $22.00 for children under 12. Tickets on sale to public October 4 - member discounts in effect!
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings / November 20
Rock and Roll Heroes, Live! The Winter Dance Party of 1959 / November 26
Have a great Labour Day weekend!
Please be advised that the theatre will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. We will reopen on September 2, 2014 from 10am to 5pm.
You may still order tickets online at www.academytheatre.ca or www.kawarthatickets.ca
Have a great weekend!
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