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

Legends On Tour

March 30 @ 7:30PM

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.



April 1 @ 7:00PM



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 @ 7:30PM

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.




An Evening With Mickey Gilley

April 27 @ 7:00PM

The “original urban cowboy”, Mickey Gilley, will be playing a limited number of selected concert dates in Canada in 2017, and will include a stop in Lindsay on April 27, 2017.
It was "Stand By Me", from the blockbuster film Urban Cowboy in 1980 that catapulted Gilley from country to pop crossover superstar, taking him out of the shadow of his famous cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart.
As he shares with audiences his career in music and the stories behind the hit songs, it was the 70's that brought him most of his signature songs, awards and accolades.  He is the recipient of six Academy of Country Music Awards, from his first in 1974 - Top New Male Vocalist, to Entertainer of the Year in 1976.   Gilley is also famous for his namesake nightclub with the legendary mechanical bull and was one of the first artists to open a theatre in Branson, Missouri, which he successfully operated for over 26 years.
The legendary singer has achieved seventeen #1 singles in his long career including "Room Full of Roses", "City Lights", "Fool for Love", "Don't the Girls Get Prettier at Closing Time" and his remake of the soul standard "Stand By Me".
Join Mickey Gilley in concert along with his legendary “Urban Cowboy Band” and talented backup vocalists “The Urbanettes”.  His show is a virtual trip down memory lane with classic video clips that segue into the live performance of favourites, "True Love Ways", "A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight)", "Lonely Nights" and "Put Your Dreams Away" - songs that set in motion the amazing career of this Oklahoma born veteran performer!
Mickey Gilley - A Trip down Memory Lane!



April 29 @ 7:00PM

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 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $48.75.  John McDermott is an international recording star and household name. Besides his stellar musical career - platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations - he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes - the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society's Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC and, here at home, a commendation from the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs for this ongoing work, which includes his foundation McDermott House Canada, dedicated to improving care in the final stages of terminal illness and providing a warm, welcoming place to stay for Canada’s veterans, military, first responders and their families. 
In concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful voice and sensitive renditions. Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the beguiling sense of humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning. This tour features songs from his latest release, Raised on Songs and Stories, and a variety of favourites from his vast recording catalogue. 
A delectable evening of story and song, delivered with charm and grace by the consummate craftsman himself, John McDermott.
“Tenor John McDermott is one of this country's most beloved entertainers.” - Toronto Star
"John McDermott is the real thing - with a sound as pure and achingly beautiful as the ancient countryside." - Chicago Sun Times 
“His rich tenor voice is as warm and comforting as a hot toddy on a cold winter's night.” - Kitchener Record
“McDermott has a warm and instantly recognizable voice that sometimes resonates like Gordon Lightfoot with a brogue.” - Seattle Times
“The world's greatest Irish-Scots-Canadian tenor melted hearts and raised smiles in London yesterday.” - London Free Press
Click to watch John sing The Old Man
Click to watch John sing One Small Star

Bill & Joel Plaskett with special guests Mayhemingways

May 3 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $34.50.  Bill & Joel Plaskett with special guests Mayhemingways
2017 sees Joel Plaskett hitting the road with one of his biggest musical influences, his father, Bill Plaskett. Joined by special guests, Peterborough's Mayhemingways, the father & son duo will perform songs from their new record, Solidarity, and as well as favourites from Joel's vast catalogue of music. 

Kawartha's Got Talent Weekend!

May 6 @ 7:30PM

May 7 @ 7:30PM

$20 for one show; $30 both shows!
Kawartha's Got Talent Weekend featuring
The Kents!!
May 6 and 7th at 7:30pm!
A non-competitive fundraiser for the Academy Theatre!
May 6th is the Talent Showcase at 7:30pm
May 7th is the Best-of-the-Best Talent Showcase
$20 per show; $30 both shows!
Please note the drop down menu to choose what Kawartha Lakes Got Talent Show you would like to attend.
If you would like to attend the May 6th show, please click on Kawartha Lakes Got Talent.  If you would like the second show, please click on Kawartha Lakes Got Talent 2.  If you would like to purchase both events, please start at Kawartha Lakes Got Talent and choose both dates from there.  Thank you!  The easiest way might be to call the box office at 705-324-9111.  Enjoy the show!!!

Out Of This World with Col. Chris Hadfield

May 11 @ 8:00PM

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!!





Mark Cullen - The New Canadian Garden

May 12 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are  $25.00 for adults and $22.00 for seniors.  Membership discounts apply!
Horticultural expert Mark Cullen comes to share his insights to help City of Kawartha Lakes residents solve their gardening problems, and to plan their garden layout to achieve the desired look. Mark delivers a message that is compelling, fun, informative, inspirational – all based on his sustainable approach to gardening.
A well-known personality on this subject, Mark is spokesperson for both the SHARE Agriculture Foundation and Canada Blooms Flower and Garden Festival, and is the founding Chair of the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute (with the goal of planting 117,000 trees along that stretch of Hwy 401). He is also spokesperson and horticulture consultant to Home Hardware Canada, and spokesperson for Premiertech Home and Garden (Golf Green Iron Plus). Each weekend Mark has a gardening feature column in the Toronto Star. 
Last summer, Mark was named Member of the Order of Canada “For his contributions to promoting and developing horticulture education in Canada and for his ability to explain how Canadians can protect the environment.”
Mark is also the author of over 20 books, and writes regularly for Harrowsmith Canadian Almanac and Harrowsmith Garden Digest, and is garden-editor of both Active Life Magazine and Reno and Décor Magazine.
Come to get Mark’s insights into gardening in the present climate, and bring a question for him!

Menopause The Musical

June 6 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $65 (VIP), $55 or $45 (based on seat location). MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
First Time Coming To Lindsay!
Tuesday June 6th @ 7:30pm - 1 Show Only!
Don't Miss Out - Will Sell Out! 
Laugh Out Loud comedy staged to 25 classic hits of the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Come see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing, cheering and raving about for years!
Set in a department store, four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra ... come to realize they have more to share than ever imagined.
The All-Star Canadian cast makes fun of their hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkles, not enough sex, too much sex, chocolate binges and a whole lot more!
"Menopause" is hysterical & will leave you singing and dancing in the aisles, guaranteed!
Rated: Man-datory Viewing for Men - since the men love it too!
Come Celebrate Your Womanhood & Join The Sisterhood!
Please select your seats according to these guidelines (prices include tax):
$65 VIP
Orchestra (Main Floor) Centre Section Rows B-G 
& Side Sections Rows C-E 
(not including wheelchair seats).
VIP Experience: VIP Guests are treated to the Best Seats PLUS an Exclusive "Meet & Greet Q&A Session" with the Cast & Personal Photo Op with Cast after the show. 
Orchestra (Main Floor) Centre Section Rows H-U & Side Sections Rows F-U 
& All Wheelchair Seats
& Balcony Rows AA & BB 
Orchestra (Main Floor) Rows V-X 
& Balcony Rows CC-FF (not including wheelchair seats).