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

The Cat In The Hat

October 22 @ 2:00PM

Tickets are $20.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Children.  The Kawartha Lakes Food Source is excited to present a Two Beans production of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. 

Everyone's favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. 
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with.  And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will Mum find when she comes home...?
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is a lively, engaging "play with sound effects" by Two Beans Productions.  It was originally adapted by The National Theatre. 
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children (tax included) and all proceeds go to the Kawartha Lakes Food Source.  The show runs approximately 50 minutes in length.
The Kawartha Lakes Food Source is a not for profit organization that has been serving the community for over 15 years.  We are the warehouse that procures and stores food from reclamation and donations and supplies it on a fair share basis to the nine food banks within the City of Kawartha Lakes.  
We also supports twenty schools with their breakfast/snack programs.  We rely solely on donations from the community and successful applications to foundations and grants – we do not receive support from any level of government. 
Supporting KLFS is easy!  You can: make a financial donation (tax receipt issued over $20); volunteer your time; attend our fundraising events, or all of the above. 

Jake's Gift

October 28 @ 7:30PM

Tickets:  $25 adults, $22 seniors, $12 students
Jake’s Gift
Written and performed by Julia Mackey
Saturday October 28, 7:30 p.m.
ABOUT JAKE’S GIFT | 65 minutes • no intermission
Jake’s Gift is a surprisingly funny drama that tells the story of a Canadian WW2 veteran’s reluctant return to Normandy, France, for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. While roaming the shores of Juno Beach, Jake encounters Isabelle, a precocious ten-year-old from the local village whose inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old soldier to confront some long ignored ghosts – most notably, the wartime death of his eldest brother, Chester, a once promising young musician. At its heart, Jake’s Gift is about the legacy of remembrance and makes personal the story behind one soldier’s grave. Since 2007, Juno Productions has toured this multi-award winning play to over 230 communities across Canada including international stops in Washington State, Tiverton & Birmingham, England, and to Normandy, France, for the 70th and 73rd Anniversary of D-Day. For more information about Jake’s Gift please visit
Not recommended for children under 10 years of age.

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) 

An Evening With The Wilkinsons

November 23 @ 7:30PM


Tickets are $38.00.  The Wilkinsons are a Canadian country music trio from Trenton, Ontario. Founded in 1997, the group consists of lead singer Amanda Wilkinson, her brother Tyler Wilkinson, and their father, Steve Wilkinson. The Wilkinsons achieved success late in 1998 with the hit single "26 Cents", a Number One on the Canadian country music charts and Top 5 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. It was followed by "Fly (The Angel Song)", also a No. 1 in Canada. A second album, Here and Now, produced the group's last American top 40 hit in "Jimmy's Got a Girlfriend". Afterward, the trio recorded three more albums, one of which was not released, and a Greatest Hits package.
The Grammy-Nominated Trio are back out on the road after a 6-year hiatus for an unforgettable intimate "Evening With The Wilkinsons"! Hear the greatest hits from the family group, as well as Amanda's solo career and the Small Town Pistols, like "26 Cents", "No More Me & You", and "Colour Blind!"
Juno Award winner – Amanda Wilkinson – best Country Record
Juno Award winner – Best Country Group/Duo 
Canadian Country Music Award – Group of the year
OPENING ACT - Barbara Lynn Doran
Barbara Lynn Doran, an exciting and passionate performer, awarding winning songwriter who recently released her third studio album Reveal which was recorded in Nashville. The lead single from her new album, "Half Hearted Love" was not only her most successful single to date but was also a finalist in the Great American Songwriting contest in 2016.  In 2017 Jessica Mitchell released a single that Barbara co-wrote, "Tear It Down".  She is  backed by Juno nominee Robert Laidlaw who has toured the world with some amazing Canadian icons.

"Sweet Baby James" - Best of James Taylor All - Star Show featuring lead vocalist Neil Donell

November 25 @ 8:00PM

"Sweet Baby James"
Best of James Taylor All - Star Show
featuring lead vocalist Neil Donell 
& his 8 piece All-Star Band
Saturday November 25th @ 8:00pm
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From the producer of Menopause The Musical© Canada & fresh from sold out concerts in Ohio & Wheeling Island Casino, West Virginia. 
"Sweet Baby James" makes its debut in Southern Ontario. 
Featuring lead vocalist Neil Donell who's performed with legendary bands "Chicago" and Roger Hodgson of "Supertramp" & his 8 piece All-Star Show Band. 
Enjoy over 24 of James Taylor's greatest hits in a 2 hour stellar performance with masterpieces such as; Fire & Rain, Handyman, Shower The People, You've Got A Friend, Carolina In My Mind, Up On The Roof, Every Day, Your Smiling Face, Mexico, Copperline, How Sweet It Is & Sweet Baby James to name a few.
"Neil blew me away" said internationally renowned music producer David Foster & you will be too, guaranteed! 
Neil brings his 8 piece All-Star Show Band to Academy Theatre for the very first time. 
1 Show Only ~ Don't Miss Out! 
All Tickets $37.50 
Saturday November 25th @ 8pm 
"Fabulous JT concert! Loved every minute of it!" - K. Huber
"Just attended this great performance. Amazing talent and wonderful entertainment". - P. Armstrong
"Awesome Show!!! We loved it!! Please come back to Little Rock!" - D. Jones
"The show was an absolute pleasure from his first note to last". - L. Hicks
"It was wonderful, you guys were absolutely amazing!" - J. Grey 
For Show Preview, See Bottom Of Ticket Page.


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.

Mike MacDonald

December 9 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for students.  Comedian Mike MacDonald, considered one of the top funny men in all of Canada, understands the power of laughter. 
In addition to his successful and well-received live performances all over North America, Mike has appeared on numerous TV shows on HBO, Showtime, The Comedy Network, and CBC’s Just For Laughs.
He has also starred in three well received and critically acclaimed specials for the CBC in Canada and for Showtime in the US which include, On Target, My House My Rules! and Happy As I Can Be. 
Mike has always lived his life as an open book never shying away from his own personal battles.  He has been and continues to be a strong advocate in the fight against the stigma of Mental Health issues and drug addiction.
In 2011, MacDonald was diagnosed with Hepatitis C which progressed to the point where his liver and his kidneys shut down.  He was put on the waiting list for a liver transplant and on March 17, 2013 he underwent a successful seven-hour liver transplant operation. 
Since 2014, Mike has returned full-time to performing and has wowed audiences with his ‘Recovery Story’ which is not only brutally honest but gut-wrenchingly funny and insightful.  His journey resonates with a wide audience; particularly 12-Step Recovery Groups, Treatment Centers, Hospitals and Mental Health organizations.

Brett Kissel - We Were That Song Tour

February 13 @ 7:30PM

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 Tickets starting at $35.00 (plus service charges)
All Ages
Brett Kissel - the CCMA Awards' reigning Male Artist of the Year - has announced a
three-month Canadian tour beginning in January.  Tickets for the "We Were That Song Tour" go on sale this Friday. Visit  for more ticket information.
Last month at the CCMA Awards in Saskatoon, Brett premiered his new single "We Were That Song" with a show-stopping performance live on the nationwide broadcast. Watch the music video for the song 
In addition to his second straight Male Artist of the Year win, Brett was also awarded
Music Video of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year, bringing his career tally to 10
CCMA Award wins.
Country newcomer Dan Davidson**, who recently celebrated his first gold certified single with his hit Found, will join Kissel as a special guest on select dates on the tour.
"We Were That Song" is the first track to be released from Brett's forth coming third
major label studio album. More information on the new album will be released in the
coming weeks. Download/Stream: 
We Were That Song Live Nation Ontario tour dates:
February 11 - Chrysler Theatre, Windsor**
February 13 - Academy Theatre, Lindsay**
February 15 - Empire Theatre, Belleville**
February 17 - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto**
February 19 - Showplace Performance Centre, Peterborough**
February 20 - Sanderson Centre For the Performing Arts, Brantford**
February 22 - Georgian Theatre, Barrie
February 23 - Capitol Theatre, North Bay
February 24 - Fraser Auditorium, Sudbury
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Bruce Cockburn: Bone on Bone Tour

May 4 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $60 and $50
Few recording artists are as creative and prolific as Bruce Cockburn. Since his self-titled debut in 1970, the Canadian singer-songwriter has issued a steady stream of acclaimed albums. Fall 2017 has seen the release of his 33rd album Bone on Bone.  There’s a prevalent urgency and anxious tone to much of the album, which Cockburn attributes to living in America during the Trump era. But, more than anything, Bone on Bone amounts to the deepest expression of Cockburn’s spiritual concerns to date. The 12-time Juno winner and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee turned away from traditional Christianity in the mid-1970s toward a quest for the more all-inclusive mysticism he documents in his memoir. And it’s that kind of spirituality that figures prominently in “Jesus Train” and “Twelve Gates to the City.” In “Looking and Waiting,” Cockburn sings of “scanning the skies for a beacon” from the divine.
Cockburn, who won the inaugural People’s Voice Award at the Folk Alliance International conference in February and was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in September, continues to find inspiration in the world around him and channel those ideas into songs. “My job is to try and trap the spirits of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal,” he once noted. More than forty years after embarking on his singer-songwriting career, Cockburn keeps kicking at the darkness so that it might bleed daylight.