Live Music | Live Theatre | Live Entertainment | Kawarthas Lakes | Peterborough ON

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

August 17 @ 7:30PM

August 18 @ 7:30PM

August 19 @ 7:30PM

August 20 @ 2:00PM

Triple Threat Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!!  
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.
Staring Triple Threat favourites, this year’s annual summer production is the colourful, humorous and  imaginative story of Joseph, his eleven brothers  and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of wonderful songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.
With a cast of over 50, including the children’s choir of 20, dancers, singers and of course, Joseph and his 11 brothers, you will enjoy each moment!
Show dates: 
Thursday, August 17 at 7:30
Friday, August 18 at 7:30
Saturday, August 19 at 7:30
Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 PM
Adults: $25
Seniors/High School/University: $22
Elementary: $15
Groups (10 or more):  $22.00

Rob Barg and Special Guests Artemis Chartier and Dale Russell

August 24 @ 7:00PM

August 24 at 7pm
Upstairs Series in our 2nd Floor Lounge:
Rob Barg and special guests Artemis Chartier and Dale Russell.
Rob has been involved with music all his life both personally and professionally. He began a successful career in the music business with Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. in 1971, and recently retired as Corporate Vice President. He remains a vital asset to the Corporation as Secretary of the Board of Directors. 
Rob has a passion for the value of music in people’s lives, which has driven him to also give back to the community and society in many ways. This includes, especially advocating for quality music education for children and youth in our schools as an executive member of the Coalition for Music Education in Canada. His extensive experience in all facets of the music industry, and love of entertaining. A distinguished singer and guitarist he performs in a multitude of styles, and genres appealing to many varied music tastes. 
More information on the Coalition for Music Education can be found at:
Artemis Chartier
Artemis Chartier is a singer-songwriter and flute player who enjoys subtle but genuine connections with her audiences.   A high school teacher for more than 35 years, Artemis often writes and performs music which reflects the wealth of her life experience and a sincere desire to share positive messages. Her own CD is entitled "More Light".  With her musical partner, Dale Russell, Artemis co-founded the School Alliance of Student Songwriters in 2003, a free self-expression program for children.
Dale Russell
Dale Russell is a multi-talented veteran with over fifty years' experience in the music industry, and remained an integral member of The Guess Who as lead guitarist for seventeen years from 1983 until May of 2000. 
In each field of endeavor -- including writing, performing, producing, and arranging -- Dale has met with success and awards. He has spent the better part of his life creating, playing, and recording music for live audiences in various parts of the world, as well as for radio and television. 
Along the way, awards in Canada such as Producer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Instrumentalist of the Year have been added to Dale's long list of credits. Before joining The Guess Who in 1983, he played for names like Buddy Knox, Leslie Gore, Rosemary Clooney, Del Shannon, Bill Kinney etc., as well as with various Canadian artists, on live television series and more. 
Having been steeped in folk music, rock ‘n roll, country, pop, and jazz has given Dale the ability to create music for many different uses including songs for other artists, jingles for radio and TV, and background music for documentaries and short films. In Nashville (2002) Dale produced the One Less Tear Project   ( ), a project to raise funds for Cancer awareness with music designed to inspire and support cancer victims and families  featuring names like Mark Slaughter, Ricochet, Kevin Sharp, Olivia Newton John, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.
In 2003 along with his partner Devon "Artemis" Chartier, Dale co founded S.A.S.S. (The School Alliance of Student Songwriters) in the Durham region just outside Toronto.  Since then  S.A.S.S. has helped many young people learn the craft of song writing and life skills. Dale and Artemis continue helping with literacy and at risk. ( )
Dale continues producing many projects, playing with The RADD Collective, writing and performing with Artemis.
Click the links below to watch on Youtube!


A Man Called Ove

September 12 @ 7:00PM

Rated PG. Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove's past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.


September 16 @ 8:00PM

September 16, 2017 at 8pm
It has been over 50 years since 1964 when The Beatles took the world by storm, setting the stage for what became the British Invasion.  In 1970 The FAB FOUR disbanded to pursue their individual careers, mainly those of George, John and Paul, much to the dismay of their loyal fans.  FLYING SOLO, a unique experience, is a world class tribute concert featuring the songs of these three most recognized music icons.  In addition to many more of their greatest hits, you'll hear such classic tunes as 'My Sweet Lord' and 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' from George, 'Watching the Wheels' and 'Imagine' from John plus 'Band On The Run' and 'Maybe I'm Amazed' from Paul, who is still performing to this day.  Rounding out the evening will be some Beatles' tunes to take you back in time.
The breakup of the Beatles proved to be a great boon to Harrison.  He immediately assembled a studio band consisting of Ringo Starr, guitarist Eric Clapton, keyboardist Billy Preston and others to record all of the songs that had never made it on to the Beatles catalog, resulting in the 3 disc album All Things Must Pass.  This album as a whole remains Harrison's most acclaimed record.  Subsequent albums failed to meet sales expectations but in 1978 George returned to the studio to record his 8th solo album George Harrison that included the Lennon tribute track All Those Years Ago.  Another studio hiatus ensued before a comeback with the release of his album Cloud Nine and a pair of hits, linking up with Jeff Lynne.  This union resulted in the formation of The Traveling Wilburys with Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.  Encouraged by the success of the Wilburys' two studio albums, George took to the road in 1992 embarking on his first solo tour in 18 years.
John's first solo album was released in 1970 with John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.  His song Give Peace a Chance became an anthem for the anti-war movement.  His song Imagine has also become a tremendously influential song; it has been voted the most popular song by the British public.  Following his marriage breakdown to Cynthia Powell, John remarried Yoko Ono in 1969. In 1975, John retreated from the music world, preferring to spend time looking after his new son Sean.  In October of 1980 Lennon made a return to music recording.  But, just two months later on Dec. 8th 1980 John Lennon was shot dead in Dakota, New York.  By 2012, John Lennon has sold 14 million solo albums.
Paul was the first of the Beatles to release a solo album (McCartney 1970) and though critics' reactions were mixed, the album was a hit with the public.  He went on to form Wings, winning two Grammy awards and churning out multiple hit singles.  The 80's provided a trying period for McCartney and then in the wake of Lennon's death, Paul stopped touring, not taking it up again for almost a decade.  However, by 1989, he was ready to perform live again, and launched a world tour, one that would provide material for a triple live album.  In 1994, McCartney took four years away from his solo career to work with former bandmates Harrison and Starr on The Beatles Anthology project, subsequently releasing a rock album in 1997 along with a classical album. He continued recording and performing live around the world with his 2002 tour being named the top tour of the year by Billboard magazine.  In 2012 Paul released Kisses on the Bottom featuring renditions of songs from his childhood.  A year later he performed with fellow rocker Bruce Springsteen at London's Hyde Park.  Subsequent years up to present day have seen McCartney releasing more solo albums and continuing to tour.

Steve Earle

September 18 @ 7:30PM

Tickets on sale Thursday, June 22 at 10am.
Tickets are $84.00.
Three-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee Steve Earle will appear in Lindsay, ON for one performance at the Academy Theatre on Monday September 18th, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $79.50 plus tax and service fees and are available at online at or by phone at 705-324-9111.
ABOUT STEVE EARLE: Steve Earle is a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation; he has released twenty albums"---a number of them were Steve Earle and the Dukes--one was Colvin and Earle, one was Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band etc. Earle’s songs have been recorded by such music legends as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Carl Perkins, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill and Joan Baez. He has created such country successes as “When You Fall in Love,” “Guitar Town,” “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left,” “A Far Cry From You” and “Nowhere Road.” During his four-decade career, Earle has also become a novelist, a film, TV and stage actor, a playwright, a short-story author, a record producer and a radio host. He is a longtime activist whose causes have included the abolition of the death penalty and the removal of the confederate flag. Always musically adventurous, Steve Earle has crafted folk, blues, rock, country, rockabilly and bluegrass recordings. His diverse collaborators on disc have included such notables as The Pogues, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith, The Fairfield Four, The Indigo Girls, Chris Hillman, Sheryl Crow and Shawn Colvin. His new Warner Bros. album, So You Wannabe an Outlaw, explores his country songwriting roots and includes collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Miranda Lambert. 
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We Walk The Line - A Johnny Cash Experience

September 30 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $32.00.  WWTL Productions presents WE WALK THE LINE a true Johnny Cash Experience that celebrates the music and lives of 'The Man in Black' and his fun loving wife June Carter. The performance features Ward Cornforth as a 1960's era Johnny Cash with the signature "Boom-Chicka-Boom" sound of his long time touring band the Tennessee Three. The show also includes duets performed by Johnny Cash with the late "June Carter". The concert covers the entire career of Johnny Cash from the 1950's at Sun Records to 2003 with the American Recordings Label and includes Johnny's biggest hits 'Ring of Fire', 'Boy Named Sue', 'I Walk The Line', 'Folsom Prison Blues', 'Hurt' and the famous duet with June Carter 'Jackson' amongst other classic songs. The Rockabilly Pioneer, Country Legend and American Poet left his mark upon many millions of fans. Don't miss this Johnny Cash show when it comes to Lindsay ! 

Ghostfinger Productions presents PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd

October 8 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $45.00.

Ghostfinger Productions presents

PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd
Doors 6:30pm - Show 7:30pm
Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS have spent nine years perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences throughout Western Canada. On their Left + Right East Coast Tour of 2017, PIGS are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans out East: the band will be crossing the country to perform selections from the entire Floyd catalog, including a few special surprises from Floyd solo records.  In addition to classics from legendary albums like Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall, the band will showcase material that has rarely—if ever—been performed live by Pink Floyd.  The band and their lighting, sound, and visual designers are all Floyd aficionados and are coming together to create for you an incredible night filled with music, lasers, and the glow of a giant Mr Screen. PIGS is the most authentic Floyd act around, with the right people, equipment, and performances to give you an incredible musical experience you will never forget.
PIGS is Canada's most authentic Pink Floyd tribute. What have we got that the others don't?
1. The right people:  Most Pink Floyd acts feature one person as the front-man—much like Pink Floyd did in the 80s and 90s. We recreate the band as they existed in the 1970s, and each member of our band portrays one member of the Floyd and does exactly what they would have done live.  Our Gilmour plays the lead guitar parts and sings half the songs, our Waters plays acoustic sometimes, and yes—we have a Snowy White.
2. The right gear:  We try to replicate as closely as possible the instruments and backline used by Pink Floyd.  We use the same amps, the same guitars—even the same cables.  This means we look and sound more like the real thing.
3. The right age:  We're not the same age as members of Pink Floyd are now; we're the same average age as the Floyd were on their late 70s tours.  This keeps us exciting and dynamic to watch, and helps us perform the songs like a real band instead of sounding like karaoke.
4. The right era:  Frankly, we are tired of tribute bands emulating Pink Floyd as they were on the PULSE tour in the 90s.  Instead we replicate the lights, look, and sound of the Floyd's stage show in the 1970s.  Of course, we still play songs from the 60s and 80s, but we do everything in the spirit of the band as they were at their creative peak in the 1970s. 
Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS played in several venues throughout British Columbia and Alberta for the past 4 years, playing to sold out audiences. PIGS are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans - the band will be covering 47 years worth of Pink Floyd's legendary repertoire from 1967 to 2014, ranging from the band's earliest release to their final album; from the psychedelic misadventures of Arnold Layne to the final float down The Endless River. In addition to classics from legendary albums such as Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall, the band have many surprises in store, including material that has rarely, if ever, been performed live by the real Pink Floyd. The band, and their lighting, sound and visual designers are all Floyd aficionados and are coming together to create a breathtaking audio/visual for what will be an incredible night. With over 150 concerts under their belt and currently evolving into a full time international act with an average of 100 shows a year, you will see why we are considered "Canada's Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute".
"A New Shade of Pink..." - Times Colonist
“One of the best shows I’ve seen”
GF – ‘You guys were amazing last night in Cranbrook. One of the best shows I’ve seen. Amy has an amazing voice gave me goosebumps. My parents loved it and they are both in their 80’s. Look forward to the next time we can see you guys. Well done.’
“Show was amazing 10/10”
DM – ‘They ROCK!!!! Nelson show was amazing 10/10’
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An Intimate Evening with Séan McCann

October 20 @ 7:30PM

Friday October 20 at 7:30 p.m. - Tickets $35
After 20 years of huge international success with Great Big Sea, Séan McCann left the band to wrestle with his personal demons, to find a way once again to make music that would connect, heal and bring happiness.  In 2014, he released the album “Help Your Self”, produced by Joel Plaskett.  The songs helped him deal with his issues of addiction and abuse and showed him how to find strength in pain.  It reminded him of the power of music which at one time would have been used to cast a Friday night spell over a sold out hockey arena on a Monday, but now finds him touring the country as a solo artist in intimate venues where he can sincerely connect with his audience in the way he always hoped to—face to face.  Séan has also found himself using music as therapy, working with people who face physical, mental, and addiction challenges, and has become a sought-after speaker trying to help others to help themselves find light through the darkness. 
Sean’s journey to find his own peace, love, and happiness continues through his new music. “You Know I Love You” is a happy collection of songs sung by a man intent on sharing his joy directly with you.  The Academy Theatre is an ideal intimate venue to hear Sean’s music and his inspiring message.  Come discover the two universal energies that remain constant in this world of change — Music and Love.

Pavlo in Concert With Special Guests

October 21 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $40
For being all instrumental, Pavlo’s Mediterranean music speaks for itself. Over the span of his 20-year career, Pavlo, the internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer and songwriter, has released 10 albums of his own music, plus two collaborative projects, including 2015’s Guitarradas with Remigio Pereira of The Tenors, and 2009’s Trifecta with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez.
Born in Toronto to Greek parents, Pavlo has made a name for himself by offering a musical amalgam he simply calls “Mediterranean music” – a blend of Greek, flamenco, Latin, and even Balkan flavours, wrapped in contemporary pop. His music has taken him all around the world. Along the way he’s performed for royalty in the likes of Prince Charles and worked and toured with artists such as José Feliciano, Jon Secada, Olivia Newton-John and The Tenors.
It has never been more convincing, Pavlo is a true WORLD artist, and has become famous for bringing every audience to their feet.
Pavlo is currently on tour promoting his second PBS special “Live in Kastoria” Greece and is still driven by his father’s famous words:
“Have the courage to do what you love, and the drive to do it well.”

Willy Wonka

November 10 @ 7:30PM

November 11 @ 7:30PM

November 12 @ 2:00PM

November 17 @ 7:30PM

November 18 @ 2:00PM

November 18 @ 7:30PM


Sponsored by Boston Pizza and Canadian Tire!!  
Ticket prices are $28 for Adults and $25 for Students and Seniors.
Join Charlie Bucket as he tours Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory in this adaptation of Ronald Dahl's world renowned story. Charlie, and four other golden ticket winners, go on a colourful, magical adventure. This musical features all local actors who are working collaboratively to raise money to support the Academy Theatre. We know that "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth." (MTI) 

The AC/DC Show

December 2 @ 8:00PM

Tickets are $38.00.  All Ages.  Presented by Ultimate Artists Live – Recreating the Experience – The Look, The Sound and the Hits!

AC/DC are without a doubt one of the longest reigning and best selling bands in the history of rock n roll. Formed in Sydney Australia in 1973 by brothers, Angus and Malcolm, they have an impressive 17 studio albums to their credit with sales in excess of 200 million units sold worldwide. 72 million in the US alone making them the 10th best selling band in the United States and one of the world’s best selling bands of all time!
Ultimate Artists Live brings to you the magic and music that has created the legacy that is known as ACDC.  Re-live the Experience performed by some of Canada’s most accomplished musicians as they take you for a ride on the rock N roll train through ACDC’s incredible history of hits.