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Seniors Got Talent

October 2 @ 12:00PM

October 2 @ 7:00PM

Two Shows

12 - 1 pm   Box Lunch Show

Doors Open and Lunch Pick-up from 11:00am

7 - 9:15 pm  Senior Talent Showcase

Evening show tickets eligible for a 40” Samsung Smart TV draw, donated by Kennedy’s, Lindsay.

Tickets: $20.00 each for either show

Everyone knows that there is a lot of talent in the City of Kawartha Lakes and now a group of “seniors” are using their talents to raise funds to support the Academy Theatre. These vaudeville type shows promise to be really entertaining. The noon show is a reminder of the classic shows of the IODE’s Harmony Hour with a box lunch and an hour of entertainment. Why not get an office group together and book your seats early. The evening show highlights a broader range of talent and features guest appearances by The Abernethy’s and Pint O’ Blarney – evening bonus: Kennedy’s have donated a 40” Samsung Smart TV to be given away to one lucky person.

Sponsored by James E. Brown of Fenelon Falls – a long time music man in the area and a long time supporter of the Academy Theatre.

For more information on this Academy Theatre fundraiser, call: 705 324-9111.

Legends on Tour

October 4 @ 3:00PM

Tickets are $45.00. “Legends On Tour” brings you some of the world’s most exciting and respected performers live on stage for one night only!
This show will feature some of the most incredible Tributes to Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, and a special guest performance by the sensational “Tonettes” accompanied by the “Rockin’ Royals Band”
Buddy Holly: Zachary Stevenson direct from Vancouver, and the headliner from the Internationally acclaimed “Buddy Holly Story”, Zachary has been playing the starring role as Buddy Holly in over ten different productions of the Buddy Holly Story across North America. Zachary was named one of the top ten talents to watch out for in the Vancouver Sun. Zachary will keep you rockin’ in your seats with his amazing performance.
Patsy Cline: Amberley Beatty will make you 'fall to pieces' with her incredible look and sound of one of the greatest singers in the history of country music the late Patsy Cline. With the western garb, bright red lips, and the sultry sound, Amberley captures the essence of Patsy Cline like no other. You will be taken back to the 50’s with the incredible talents of Amberley.
Elvis: 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 as he brings the 50’s back to life.
The Tonettes:  Cathy, Marlene and Amoy as you have never seen them before, have been blessed with power, sensitivity, and vocal energy. This sensational trio will be performing a variety of songs dedicated to the great 50s and 60s musical eras.  This special performance is one rarely seen by this amazing group of singers. They will leave you wanting more.

Four By Four

October 17 @ 7:00PM


An exciting tribute to the music of: 





From the creative team that brought you the hit show “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” (a musical tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) comes a brand new concept in tribute shows. 

This exciting retrospective features a stellar cast of four celebrating in person the music of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees and Motown. Their performance will feature over fifty legendary songs from these great icons of pop music culture all in one Las Vegas style show – feel good songs like I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist and Shout, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive, Surfin USA, Help Me Rhonda, Please Mister Postman, and Stop! In The Name of Love. 

The stars of “Four by Four” sing and dance their way through all of the greatest hits of these pop icons in a fully choreographed production. Informative and often humorous banter ties all of this extraordinary music together for an evening of feel good, raise-the-roof entertainment.


Class of '59

October 24 @ 8:00PM

Tickets are $45.00 - October 24 at 8pm


GET READY TO ROCK with BUDDY HOLLY, ELVIS, JERRY LEE LEWIS and the “CLASS OF ‘59”… The greatest all-star rock’n’roll jam-session ever is coming to town.

Imagine Buddy Holly on guitar, Jerry Lee Lewis on piano, the Big Bopper on string bass together with Young Elvis, Bill Haley, The Everly Brothers and Brenda Lee dropping by to participate.  Experience the early years of Rock’n’Roll…  when the music was raw, pure and simple and played the way it’s supposed to be played.  More Info at .

Million Dollar Quartet and Buddy Holly Story headliners provide rock’n’roll excellence...

Lance Lipinsky from the world-famous “Million Dollar Quartet” and Jeff Giles  from the internationally acclaimed “Buddy Holly Story”, have joined forces to present a not to be missed “Oldies” concert experience... The Class of ‘59.  
               Being two of the very best tribute artists in the world, they have to accept being able to swallow large doses of their egos. When they take on the persona of well-known celebrities, they must fade into the background in order to make their character believable on both a visual and vocal level.
               But every now and then there's a tribute performer that's so good people can't help but notice the person behind the persona - lurking somewhere beyond the make-up, costumes and over-the-top hair styles.
               Twenty seven-year old Lance Lipinsky is one of those lurkers... and for him to come out from behind his character is really saying something because Lipinsky takes on one of the wilder entertainers out there - as the piano Rock’n’Roll pioneer and wild man Jerry Lee Lewis.
               With so many tribute artists, audience members leave the theatre saying things like "he really sounded like so and so" or "he was off on his take of so and so." With Lipinsky, everyone in the audience is wondering and wanting to know "Jerry Lee Lewis or not... who is that guy?"
               And Giles is no slouch either, as he has performed the starring role in no less than7 different productions of “The Buddy Holly Story” including the prestigious Charlottetown Festival. As Holly, giles will be performing all of Buddy's huge hits including… “Maybe Baby”, “That'll Be The Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Everyday” and “Oh Boy.”
        Buddy Holly and The Killer… will be playing guitar and piano, respectively, in the all-star Legends Band including “Big Bopper” on string bass plus guest performers… Young Elvis, Bill Haley, Brenda Lee and the Everly Brothers. Don’t miss Class of ’59…  it’s a fabulous “oldies” rock’n’roll show on tour in western Canada during the fall of 2015.

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Mary Poppins

November 6 @ 7:30PM

November 7 @ 7:30PM

November 8 @ 2:00PM

November 13 @ 7:30PM

November 14 @ 2:00PM

November 14 @ 7:30PM

Mary Poppins is flying into town!

The practically perfect performance is coming to Lindsay this November! A story for all ages brought to life by Sarah Bashford (Mary Poppins), John Milne (Bert), not to mention Rob Powell & Molly Westland (Mr. & Mrs. Banks), and Sinclair Lavallee & Jack Newton (Jane & Michael Banks). The ticket prices are as easy to take as a spoonful of sugar - so join us and catch the magic!

Ticket Prices
Adults - $25.00
Seniors (65+) & Children (13+under) - $22.00
Member Discounts in Effect

Steve Hackett

November 26 @ 7:30PM

November 27 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $109 Orchestra, $79 Balcony

Special VIP tickets available @ $159 - includes premium seats in first two rows, a pre-show meet & greet with an autograph session and photo with Steve Hackett. If you'd like the VIP experience with seats other than those in the first two rows, enter PROMO CODE: 'VIP' before selecting seats online. If ordering in person or over the phone, just let us know at the box office. 




North American Tour 2015

From ACOLYTE to WOLFLIGHT plus Genesis Classics (1970-1977)

Including The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Cinema Show & more


After a highly successful 2 years of touring worldwide with the Genesis Revisited and Extended shows, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is returning to North America to perform with his Band in November 2015.

In celebration of his new album ‘WOLFLIGHT’ released in April 2015, and the 40th anniversary of the release of his first solo album ‘VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE’, Steve brings to us a unique show of both Hackett solo and Genesis classics. Along with the superb pieces such as ‘Ace of Wands’ and ‘Spectral Mornings’ and a selection from ‘WOLFLIGHT’ , Steve will conclude his two and a half hour show with yet more Genesis material that was not part of his previous Genesis Classics shows of 2013 and 2014. Epic songs like “Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”, “The Cinema Show” , “Can-Utility”, “Hairless Heart” and “The Musical Box” will be part of this spectacular tour. It will be for many, the Total Experience, spanning Steve’s prolific output from early Genesis days to today.

Steve Hackett has released more than 30 solo albums in addition to the 7 he did with Genesis, as well as his work with the super group GTR together with Steve Howe of YES. A productive but always quality oriented musician and producer, Steve Hackett is not one to miss under any circumstances.

Musicians playing with Steve for the Autumn tour will be Roger King, keyboards; Gary O’Toole, drums & percussion; Rob Townsend, saxes and flutes, Roine Stolt, bass & guitars and Nad Sylvan on vocals.


Elvis: A Christmas Special with Pete Paquette

December 12 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $44.00.


Elvis: A Christmas Special


Join us for one magical evening celebrating the Holiday season with “Elvis: A Christmas Special” featuring Multi-Award Winning Elvis Tribute Artist Pete Paquette with the "Rockin’ Royals” Showband, accompanied by the “M.I.B. Horns” and the sensational “Tonettes."   


This special Tribute performance will showcase Elvis Presley's greatest Christmas Carols and songs of Inspiration such as: “Blue Christmas”, “Here Comes Santa Claus”, “I Believe”, “The Wonderful World of Christmas”, “American Trilogy”, and many more favorites!


Don’t miss this rockin’ Christmas show this Holiday Season. Elvis: A Christmas Special,” a joyous event that will sure inspire the Christmas spirit in everyone! We will have a 'Blue Christmas' without you.


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Pete Paquette (as Elvis)

A world-class Multi-Award Winning 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.


The "Rockin’ Royals" Band

All of our shows are backed by our exclusive band “The Rockin’ Royals” which features a stellar new cast of musicians that have performed with some of the best artists and Tribute shows across North America. These talented musicians have been hand selected to bring you the very best sound and authentic performance in live entertainment. 


“M.I.B. Horns”

The M.I.B. Horns (Men in Black) have been called one of Canada’s most potent horn sections. Their extra ordinary power and insatiable energy, coupled with crisp precision, and musicality makes the M.I.B. the most “in demand” horn sections in the country today. 


“The Tonettes"

A trio of singers who have been blessed with power, sensitivity, and vocal energy. Individually, Marlene, Amoy, and Cathy have decades of experience performing with various bands and artists. With their knowledge of the vocal craft and a powerful presentation of music, The Tonettes will not disappoint when you hear them sing live in concert.