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Everything Fitz - The Fitzgeralds

February 25 @ 2:00PM

Tickets: $25 adults, $21 seniors, $15 students (Member discounts available).

The Fitzgerald Family, featuring 3-time Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champions- Julie, Tom and Kerry Fitzgerald- present an eclectic program, which blends traditional jigs and reels, bluegrass, jazz standards, Celtic and show-stopping Ottawa-Valley step dancing.  Julie, Kerry and Tom provide intricate three-part fiddle harmonies as well as solo improvisations on fiddle and mandolin.  Rounded by accompaniment from parents Pam and Paddy, plus guitarist Nate Douglas, Everything Fitz is an energetic, virtuosic, tradition-celebrating ensemble.

This family’s musical journey began early in life as they studied the unique style that evolved with Irish, Scottish and French immigrants. Over time, they have developed their art form to include various styles of fiddle music including Celtic, jazz, bluegrass, French-Canadian, and pop. They have also explored other forms of dance including tap and Irish. The siblings continue to push boundaries by fusing traditional and modern styles of fiddle and dance to create their own unique sound and style. Their creativity and passion for experimentation has led them to compose original tunes and arrangements.

They have thrilled and amazed audiences across North America, and this rare appearance on the Academy’s stage is not to be missed!

Catch one of their previews here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66SFiuslapY&rel=0

“The Fitzgerald Family are standout musicians in our Canadian music industry, but more importantly in the long standing Ontario fiddle and [step] dance traditions. The calibre of musicianship is very high- the best according to many experts in the fiddle/dance competition world. I think together they are a beautiful blend of gorgeous fiddle music, and top rate, absolutely exhilarating dance routines.”   Natalie MacMaster

“The precision and intricacy of their footwork was breathtaking and the complex choreography left many in the audience shaking their heads in amazement.”

“… keep them on the list to come back!”

“…this was a fun, uplifting, and inspirational performance!”

“… one of the best programs we have had.”

Various Presenters- Allied Concert Services (2009-2010)

For more information, visit http://everythingfitz.ca/ or also http://www.thefitzgeralds.net/

 

 

 

Brent and Sarah's Laugh Out Loud Comedy Magic Show

March 18 @ 2:00PM

Tickets $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under (member discounts available for adults).

Brent and Sarah's Comedy Magic Show is a non-stop laugh riot from beginning to end. It's what you get when you pair two magicians with skill and talent that don't take themselves too seriously. 

The show is sure to amaze and impress, but it is Brent and Sarah's hilarious personalities and on-stage chemistry that keep audiences raving about the dynamic duo. The show combines magic, music, comedy and interactive audience participation in a way that feels more like a two person variety show than a traditional magic act. 

Full of audience participation, this show combines interactive magic, music, comedy and storytelling. It is clean entertainment that doesn't humiliate or embarrass. You’ll enjoy a variety of magic: illusion, mind reading, card magic & often a daring escape!

 See for yourself at: http://www.brentandsarah.com/

 What people have said: 

"A wonderful, interactive performance that keeps everyone laughing the entire show." Lisa Freund, Recreation Coordinator, City of Cambridge 

"From the first music to the last bows, the audience was mesmerized by the dynamic duo. Young and old were drawn in to their stage antics and masterful magic illusions. As a family show these performers are a treat for any audience from 3 to 103." Rick Koury, Theatre Co-ordinator at Newmarket Theatre

 "Fantastic entertainers no matter your age!” Dianne Kuzniar, President of the French River Cultural Council 

“Brent and Sarah are truly incredible! Their show is hilarious and unique and it is clear that they love what they do when they perform. A must have for any family audience.” Jordana Ellery, Coordinator of Events for the City of Kitchener

Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Gypsies

March 28 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $55.00.  Alan Doyle - actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and best known as lead singer for Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let's Go, in January 2015. Title-track lead single So Let's Go is a rousing rallying cry that's only further proof of Doyle's ability to draw the listener under his banner. Equally adept at drawing a crowd, Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies are taking their energetic show across Canada and the US. A taste of the live show can be seen in Doyle's video for "1, 2, 3, 4" featuring Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson: https://youtu.be/nuqJIDee_5E

OPENING ACT JUST ANNOUNCED 

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin is a Dartmouth, Nova Scotia based musician and songwriter, perhaps best known as a member of Matt Mays' band since 2008. After a debut EP that offered a taste of his abilities, he has come into his own on his debut full-length album, No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five), released in June 2016. The title is a concept, as Baldwin imagines New York City in 1985, while the city was still in transition from the downtrodden 1970s and at the height of yuppie madness. In No Telling When,  Baldwin suggests we haven't come very far. That's a recurring theme on the record - broken dreams, political strife, and systemic failure. With his warm, sincere voice, Baldwin offers up insights that may lean dark and dreary, but are delivered with pop precision and propulsive energy. www.adambaldwin.ca

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, Patsy Cline, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, and a special guest performance by the sensational Tonettes.

 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, Patsy Cline, 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 @ 7:00PM

 

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 @ 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.

WOMEN’S RESOURCES MARQUEE EVENT 

CELEBRATE CANADA’S 150 ANNIVERSARY WITH RICK MERCER

 

An Evening With Mickey Gilley

April 27 @ 7:00PM

 
 
 
Tickets are $77.30.  THE MICKEY GILLEY SHOW IS COMING TO LINDSAY
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!
 

"OH WHAT A NIGHT"

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNL_wGZgV5Q
 
Click to watch John sing One Small Star
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5mqYnrAPw0
 

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. 
 

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
Tickets on sale FEBRUARY 14, 2017

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!!

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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