Legends On Tour / March 30
Tickets are $47.00. Legends On Tour brings you some of the world's most exciting performers live on stage. Accompanied by the Rockin' Royals Band, this show will feature the most incredible Tributes to Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, and a special guest performance by the sensational Tonettes.
Performing as Roy Orbison, Jesse Aron, who hails from the State of Wisconsin, is recognized as one of USA's top Roy Orbison Tribute performers. With his effortless voice and uncanny resemblance to Roy, his portrayal to The Big O' will leave you mesmerized. Jesse will take you back in time with such hits as "Crying", "Pretty Woman", "Only The Lonely", "Running Scared", and many more of your favorites.
With such hits as "It's Not Unsual", "What's New Pussycat", & "Delilah", Lou Nelson, from Ottawa, Ontario, is bringing his exciting tribute to the one and only Tom Jones. Nelson's tribute to the music icon is much more than a look alike, his attention to details is unmatched. The mannerisms, the accent, the antics, and especially his powerful voice, are all synonymous with Tom Jones.
Canada's Tribute Queen Ms. Amberley Beatty, returns to the stage with an incredible performance paying tribute to American Pop Singing Icon, Connie Francis. Idolized by millions of fans around the world, Francis was best known for her hits such as "Where the Boys Are", "Whose Sorry Now", "You're Cheatin' Heart", "Stupid Cupid", "Lipstick on Your Collar".
Pete Paquette is a World-class Elvis Tribute Artist that is in great demand and is highly regarded as one of the top Elvis performers in the business today. Known for captivating his audiences through his incredible voice, high energy, charisma, and playful spontaneity with his audiences, Pete is an exciting performer to watch and leaves his audiences wanting more.
“HANK WILLIAMS – THE LONESOME TOUR” / April 1
Tickets are $60.35. “HANK WILLIAMS – THE LONESOME TOUR” STARRING JASON PETTY
More Than A Tribute!
Direct from the historic stages of Nashville Tennessee comes “Hank Williams – The Lonesome Tour” starring Jason Petty in a show that will instantly transform you back to the early 1950’s when Hank Williams Senior was the biggest name in country music anywhere.
When Jason Petty first performed the role of Hank at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium in 1996, little did he imagine that some twenty years later he would still be portraying this legendary man in his own highly acclaimed show.
As his research on Hank progressed, Petty met and became friends with Williams’ friends, family members, musicians, and fellow Grand Ole Opry stars. They took him into their confidence and shared intimate details of this legend’s life and career. From the good times to the hard times, Jason listened and began to understand this man like no other. Now be brings that intimate story to life in this new one man tribute – “Hank Williams – The Lonesome Tour”.
Don Helms, Hank’s best friend and steel guitar player, very simply stated: “Jason’s singing of Williams’ classic songs is the best there’s ever been”. This feeling combined with his natural ability to tell the stories of Hank’s life and career with southern charm and down home humour has given this show rave reviews across North America.
Sit back and relax and let Jason Petty transform you back to another day and time… the days of Hank Williams. This will be an evening the audience will never forget.
Rick Mercer’s Canada: Coast to Coast to Coast / April 22
Tickets are $90.00.
Rick Mercer’s Canada: Coast to Coast to Coast
RICK MERCER chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country. Known as “Canada’s Unofficial Opposition,” Mercer is our most popular comic, a political satirist who knows exactly what matters to regular Canadians and what makes them laugh.
WOMEN’S RESOURCES MARQUEE EVENT
CELEBRATE CANADA’S 150 ANNIVERSARY WITH RICK MERCER
An Evening With Mickey Gilley / April 27
"OH WHAT A NIGHT" / April 29
Tickets are $60.50. “OH WHAT A NIGHT!”
A Musical 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! Now after six successful years the show continues to be one of the most in-demand musical productions worldwide.
OH WHAT A NIGHT! Is an in-depth musical revue, bringing to life thirty of the Four Seasons' hits. It's a captivating tribute to the songbook of this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame super group with note-perfect renditions of the iconic "Jersey boys"!
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” “Working My Way Back To You Girl” “My Eyes Adored You”, and “Walk Like A Man” will take you back to an incredible musical era of the past in a high energy, must-see theatrical show.
George Solomon, the show's creative consultant notes that “Oh What A Night!” is not a carbon copy of The Jersey Boys. "The Jersey Boys is a great biography, but we are playing ourselves in the show," he said of himself and his fellow performers. “Everybody loves these songs. The melodies and harmonies are great to sing and the songs are always a special memory for somebody."
Staying true to the original recordings, this tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons honours the talent of an American legend. Don’t miss this incredible musical experience, live in person.
John McDermott - Raised on Songs and Stories / April 30
Bill & Joel Plaskett with special guests Mayhemingways / May 3
Kawartha's Got Talent Weekend! / May 6 ‒ 7
Out Of This World with Col. Chris Hadfield / May 11
Tickets are $100. OUT OF THIS WORLD with COL. CHRIS HADFIELD
Thursday May 11, 2017 8:00pm
CHRIS HADFIELD exemplifies a true Canadian icon with his historic commandership aboard the International Space Station - the first Canadian to command the ISS and the first Canadian to walk in space.
Presented through his photography and inspirational oratory, this evening is not to be missed!!
GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!!
A UNITED WAY FOR THE CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES EVENT
CELEBRATE THE UNITED WAY'S 50 YEARS #50STRONGVOICES ANNIVERSARY
WITH CANADIAN HERO COL. CHRIS HADFIELD
Mark Cullen - The New Canadian Garden / May 12
Menopause The Musical / June 6
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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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