SPOTLIGHT DANCE PRODUCTIONS 6th ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL / June 3
Menopause The Musical / June 6
The Lindsay Dance Studio presents “Showtime 2017” / June 9 ‒ 11
Maudie / June 13
Tickets are $12. Rated PG.
Our third TIFF film this year is an Irish-Canadian production that tells the true story of the remarkable Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists. The wonderful character actors Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke are perfect for director Aisling Walsh’s focus on character, drawing performances of emotional complexity and great physical detail from her leads. At the same time, cinematographer Guy Godfree fills the screen with majestic images of maritime landscape and light.
Maud Lewis is among the most inspiring figures in Canadian art. Afflicted with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, she spent her early life dismissed for what was presumed to be her limited ability. But Lewis' colourful paintings, made on surfaces ranging from beaverboard to cookie sheets, established her as an internationally recognized folk artist. What better film to present today than one that tells the tale of a woman asserting herself as a generator of both art and commerce, revealing the power of creativity to transform a life and touch the soul.
Dancing Angels Academy Annual Recital 2017 / June 24
Zed - A Tribute to the Music of Led Zeppelin / July 8
Tickets are $39.50. Presented by the WOLF FM! ZED is Canada's Foremost Tribute to the music of LED ZEPPELIN. This all Canadian multi-talented five member band hails from London, ON which, like Lindsay, is a 'hot bed' for quality musicians and entertainment. Opening for ZED are local musicians Gerald Van Halteren and Larry Shepherd playing an acoustic salute to the Legendary Neil Young. Leading ZED in their first ever visit to the Kawarthas is the incomparable Shaun Sanders, performing as Robert Plant. Backing, note for note, are Mike Bonnell (keyboards/acoustic guitar), Ryan Spong (bass guitar/mandolin), Rob MacEachern (drums/percussion) and making his hometown Lindsay debut is Dwayne Errington on guitars. ZED's song list includes Heartbreaker, Kashmir, Fool In The Rain, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love and many more.
I, Daniel Blake / July 11
Tickets are $12.00. Rated 14A
TIFF Movie #5 / August 8
Whiskey Jack: Songs and Stories of Stompin’ Tom Connors / August 11
TIFF #6 / September 12
We’ll select TIFF films #5 and #6 later in the season, to ensure we bring current titles to our audience. Please check back later this season!
We Walk The Line - A Johnny Cash Experience / September 30
Pavlo in Concert With Special Guests / October 21
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Welcome to the New Year at the Academy Theatre, where we’re anticipating great things happening in 2017. Within a matter of months we’ll begin celebrating our 125th anniversary for this absolutely grand performance space! That’s right – we’re even older than Toronto’s esteemed Massey Hall. When construction of the Academy began in 1892, Canada was just 25 years old, meaning some of the workers were likely among our nation’s first-born since Confederation. With this being Canada’s 150th anniversary, we aim to make celebration a keyword in our programming.
Before we start those celebrations, there are many superb shows coming up providing a wide range of entertainment choices. We start the year with battling magicians and well-known Yuk Yuks comic Derek Seguin in January, followed by a Billy Joel/Elton John tribute show and Canadian traditional fiddle and step-dance champions The Fitzgeralds in February. In March we’ll have a hugely funny children’s magic show for March Break, plus the great Alan Doyle (formerly of Great Big Sea) and a Legends on Tour tribute. April is a busy month with a Hank Williams tribute, two nights of TIFF films (more on that later), Canada’s great comic Rick Mercer, the legendary Mickey Gilley, a Four Seasons tribute Oh What a Night, and the always popular John McDermott.
Our TIFF film series, a partnership with the Kawartha Art Gallery, was a resounding success in its inaugural year 2016. That was no doubt a factor in our being selected as one of 150 venues that will participate in “Canada on Screen” a special Canada 150th event on April 19 featuring some of the best ever Canadian films. Watch for more news about that occasion, as well as announcements of the films selected for our regular 2017 TIFF series. Remember – the TIFF nights are the second Tuesday of each month from April to September.
If you’ve never been to the Academy Theatre, this is the year to make your first visit. Located in the heart of historic downtown Lindsay, this classic performing arts venue is immensely enjoyed by performers and audience alike. Also consider becoming a member of the Academy Theatre Foundation, which for more than 50 years has kept this grand space going as a cultural hub and a key element in the fabulous people-friendly downtown neighbourhood.
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