Splendour of the Season / December 14 ‒ 15
Adults $23.00 • Seniors/Students/Groups $20.00
“Splendour of the Season, a holiday collection of music, dance and song”
December 14th at 8PM and December 15th at 2PM
Splendour is a cheerful, seasonal embrace of Holiday magic! Showcasing talented,well-known community artists, audience members can look forward to a relaxing break from the Christmas rush. Soloists, choirs, instrumentalist and ensembles perform both traditional and modern musical selections. Dance numbers presented by the Lindsay Dance Studio add to the show’s festivity.
Highlights of this year’s Performers:
● rising Country Star James Barker
● Triple Threat Theater favourites Tom Collver and Victoria Ingram
● Pint of Blarney
● The Lakeland Children’s and Youth Chorus, directed by Colleen Morrison
● The Kawartha Lakes Singers, directed by Arlene Gray
We are pleased to welcome back “The Piano Guys” plus a special rendition of
Feliz Navidad, brought to you by last year’s unforgettable ‘Nut’-crackers!
Created by the talented Triple Threat Theatre production team who brought you
“A Chorus Line” “Best of Broadway”, “Les Mis”, “Oliver” and “Charlie Brown” our performers are well known to the area. Our Signature Show promises to be a wonderful family event, with “something for everyone”, a wonderful show for the entire family.
In the true spirit of giving, partial proceeds from this show will go towards the Academy Theatre.
The Academy Theatre is pleased to accommodate bus groups and groups of 10 or more.
Adults $23.00 • Seniors/Students/Groups $20.00
Please reserve your tickets by calling the Box Office at 324-9111 or purchase online through: www.academytheatre.ca
Andrew Craig Soul Christmas Project / December 20
Tickets are $47.00. ANDREW CRAIG's Soul Christmas Project
Andrew Craig - “You are a magnificent musician – thank God for you in the future!”
-music icon Quincy Jones
“Andrew Craig is a supreme musician for our modern age, fusing rhythm and blues,
gospel, jazz and new age genres with proportion, taste and skill”
-Carol Lipson, The Live Music Report
He’s Musical Directed high-profile tributes to Quincy Jones and Oscar Peterson, as well
as York University’s 50th Anniversary Concert. He’s arranged music for 50,000 children
singing for Nelson Mandela. He’s shared the stage and the studio with some of the
biggest names in music: from Wynton Marsalis to Herbie Hancock, Molly Johnson to
Measha Bruggergosman, to name just a few. He’s received commissions from diverse
organizations, from the National Arts Centre Orchestra to the Toronto 2015 Pan/Para-
Andrew Craig is a true Renaissance man in the arts: singer, multi-instrumentalist,
composer, arranger, producer, director, broadcaster and impresario. He is engaged in a
broad range of activities in several areas of new media, including live performance,
radio and television production, scoring for picture, and music theatre.
Recognized as a leading cultural thinker, Andrew is frequently asked to offer his
guidance and consultation to organizations such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the
Faculty of Fine Arts at York University, and the Toronto Arts Council. He is a former
resident artist at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, and is currently a member
of the Board of Directors of Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
As a radio host and producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s national live
concerts programs, Craig showcased the remarkable breadth and depth of Canadian
musical talent, over the national airwaves and to the world via the Internet, for nearly a
He is the recipient of York University’s Bryden Award in 2006, and the 2009 African-
Canadian Achievement Award for Excellence In The Arts.
To date, Craig has developed several projects as an impresario, including a full-scale
tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire, a popular and recurring Valentine’s Day concert called
“Celebrate Love”, the acclaimed Gospel Christmas Project, and the Sistahs and Brothas
As Co-Artistic Director of Toronto-based arts organization Culchahworks, Craig
continues to develop new projects and initiatives in all forms of new media.
Dalmatia The Musical Firefighter / January 11
Tickets are $53.85. Matthew James is The Musical Firefighter!
The Kawartha Lakes Volunteer Firefighters Association has partnered with Canada's own, Matthew James. The award winning saxophone instrumentalist is returning again to the Academy Theatre, with a dream team! Come and experience the imagination of Matthew James and your Kawartha Lakes Volunteer Firefighters who are watering up the communities and together saving lives one breath at a time.
Experience this inspiring story about a musical firefighter who is only immune to arson fires. Including all of the stage effects, this live musical will keep you in your seats as you share in the life of an Orphan who was saved by The Musical Firefighter on the roof top of Dalmatia Fire Hall 7.
Compiled with top performers in Canada, including actress Katie Castell, the PKS Dance Elite team, Choreographer – Kelly Gifford and Riley McCoy, and the amazing live artistry of Sara Ward, (Visual Feast Body Art). Performances also include musical director Ed Watson and the amazing music of Matthew James.
Connect with Dalmatia, The Musical Firefighter - www.facebook.com/matthewjamessax
Tower of Power / January 18
Tickets are $65.00. For the past 44 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower’s sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as "Urban Soul Music."
Tower's rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The band’s horn driven sound is unique, and the way they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own. Combine all of that with an outstanding lead vocalist and you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians to ever hit the stage.
Melding soul, jazz, funk and rock, this ten-piece, horn-driven band is, according to the Hollywood Reporter, “tighter than a clenched fist.” Tower of Power has been defining “What Is Hip?” since 1968 with their signature brand of urban soul music. Tower’s rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The band’s horn driven sound is unique, and the way they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own. Combine all of that with an outstanding lead vocalist and you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians to ever hit the stage.
Dino-Light / January 25
Tickets are $27 for Adults; $20 for Children 12 and under!
CORBIAN Visual arts and Dance in collaboration with Lightwire Theater
Lightwire Theater presents DiNO-Light as created by Corbian Visual Arts and Dance where electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in a heart-rending original tale. Truly unique and visually dazzling, DiNO (formally known as Darwin) has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance audiences all over the world.
"An eye-popping display of storytelling that's like nothing else you've ever seen." "Corbian Visual Arts and Dance is a force to be reckoned with" - Broadwayworld.Com
Anything Goes / February 1
Tickets are $25.00 - A musical by Cole Porter -
Directed by Cheryl Atwood
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set a course to true love……proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. With music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as “Anything Goes”, “You’re the Top”, and “I Get a Kick Out of You”.
Oh What A Night - A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons / March 9
Tickets are $49.90 - OH WHAT A NIGHT! - A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
“Oh What A Night” is an exciting fast paced musical tribute to the legendary Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons coming direct from Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world!
The show features 4 talented performers singing live that “feel good” music you grew up with that made the name Frankie Valli known around the globe. Songs like “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Sherry Baby”, and “Walk Like A Man” will take you back to an incredible musical era of the past.
Don’t miss this incredible musical experience, live in person.
Johnny Winter / March 22
Tickets are $59.50 - Johnny Winter - Special guest opener-The Jimmy Bowskill Band
Johnny Winter - "One of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time!"...Rolling Stone
Grammy Award Winner Johnny Winter is a Guitarist without equal. Signing with Columbia Records in 1969, he immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues with a powerful combination of authentic Texas funk and his own high energy interpretation for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Constantly shifting between primal country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson to scorching electric slide guitar, Johnny has always been one of the most respected singers and influential guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues rock and American Southern rock ala the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Throughout the 70s and 80s he was the unofficial torch bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. The Johnny Winter story is the stuff of legend. Born in Beaumont, Texas, in a rough and tumble oil town he grew up listening to and then playing Blues and Rock 'n' Roll at a very early age. His inclusion in a story about Texas music in Rolling Stone in 1968 ignited a bidding war among record labels for his phenomenal talent. Since 1969 and his self-titled debut, Johnny has recorded almost 40 albums of classic rock and blues and was one of the top arena rock acts in the mid-70s. In the late 70s he produced and played on a stunning series of Grammy award winning albums with Muddy Waters, who affectionately referred to Johnny as his "son." The recordings served as a "comeback" for his idol while also refreshing his own deep and unwavering love of the blues.
Today Johnny Winter is enjoying an unparalleled resurgence performing to sold-out shows worldwide even after a long life full of honors and accomplishments such as a triumphant appearance at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival with Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy and Clapton that has been immortalized on the Emmy award winning DVD. In a ceremony with Slash presenting in Nashville, Gibson Guitars released the signature Johnny Winter Firebird guitar that has been his beloved trademark for years. His Live through the 70s, 80's, Rockpalast and Live in Japan concert DVDs are a hit as are his Live Bootleg Series CDs which all entered the Top 10 on the Billboard Blues charts. Two unique instructional DVDs and I-Pad App. have been produced by Cherry Lane/Hal Leonard to the gratitude of players around the world.
Always one for special appearances he recently performed with the Allman Brothers at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on the 40th anniversary of their debut. In addition Winter has been headlining such prestigious events as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Swedish Rock Fest, Warren Haynes X-mas jam and Europe's Rockpalast viewed by millions just to name a few. Warner Bros. has now released a 40th anniversary DVD of Woodstock: 3 Days of Love and Peace the Director's cut featuring, for the first time, Johnny playing his smoking classic "Meantown Blues." His latest highly acclaimed release “Roots” (Megaforce/Sony) and recent performance on The David Letterman Show has only added to his Texas-sized reputation. Joining him on this CD is his scorching road-tested touring band consisting of guitarist Paul Nelson, bassist Scott Spray, and drummer Tommy Curiale. Performing now with a renewed vigor and fire to say that he is "back" would be an understatement. In fact, he never left. He is just better than ever.
THE JOHNNY WINTER APP for i-pad from the iTunes App Store is out now follow this link for more details
Special guest opener-The Jimmy Bowskill Band-Jimmy has spent the last few years touring Europe and opening for the likes of Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan etc. He is the youngest Juno nominee ever and puts on a very dynamic show.
The Jim Cuddy Band / April 3
Tickets go on sale December 6, 2013 at 10am. Tickets are $75.00.
Women’s Resources 2014 Marquee Fund Raising Event
The Jim Cuddy Band
When Jim got his first guitar at the age of ten, the first song he learned was Gordon Lightfoot’s “That’s What You Get for Loving Me”. Today, Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor are widely respected as one of Canada’s best songwriting teams. In 1998, Jim released All in Time which went on to sell Gold in his native Canada. His next album, 2006’s The Light That Guides You Home, was released to critical acclaim and won the Juno for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. In 2011 Jim released Skyscraper Soul, his 3rd solo album. His voice, always a voluptuous instrument, has never sounded better and Cuddy proves once again that his songwriting ranks with the best Canada has to offer.
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