Tickets are $51.40.
The Barra MacNeils - An East Coast Christmas is a musical potpourri of traditional MacNeil family favourites gleaned from Christmas ceilidhs, midnight masses and the general festive frolic that accompanies each holiday season. With their captivating vocals, distinctive harmonies and extraordinary musicianship, The Barra MacNeils inject new life and energy into the sights and sounds of Christmas, prompting the Halifax Daily News to call them “a treasure of the East Coast, rich with tradition and unmatched in ensemble performance”; and the Globe & Mail to call the recording on which this tour is based “one of the best five Christmas albums of all time!”
The five MacNeil siblings - Lucy, Boyd, Stewart, Kyle and Sheumas - combine on a vast array of instruments including accordian, guitar, piano, fiddle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, Celtic harp, tin whistles, bouzouki, flute ... all underpinned by the nimble-fingered Jamie Gatti on bass. The result is a sound that is unmistakably The Barra MacNeils, one moment a rousing chorus, then a hauntingly beautiful Gaelic ballad, the next a flurry of foot-stomping instrumentals, which of course pulls one then another into a step-dancing revelry. For a delightful seasonal celebration, don’t miss An East Coast Christmas with the Barra MacNeils!
“one of the best five Christmas albums of all time!” - Globe & Mail
“a treasure of the East Coast, rich with tradition and unmatched in ensemble performance” - Halifax Daily News
Music Video Clips
Carol Of The Bells
Oh Holy Night
Christmas in Killarney
Max & Ruby in The Nutcracker Suite
December 16 @ 3:00PM
December 16 @ 6:30PM
Introducing the “Upstairs Series – the Jazz Lounge”
December 17th at 8PM, the Guild Room, Academy Theatre.
(Sponsored by Twine x Twig)
In the words of the incomparable Louis Armstrong, "Hot can be cool & cool can be hot & each can be both. But hot or cool man, Jazz is Jazz."
The Academy Theatre is proud to present the inaugural performance of the “Upstairs Series” – a night of music, set in the intimate setting of the newly re-decorated Guild Room, on the second floor of the Academy Theatre.
Well-known Musician and Educator Eric Smeaton has put the call out to his talented friends and colleagues to assemble a Jazz quartet comprising of professionals musicians:
David Frank on bass
Jeff Pighin on saxes
James Ursel on piano
Kevin Cook on trombone
Eric Smeaton on drums
As Eric Smeaton says, "these guys are the real deal! Wonderful people and incredible musicians.
It will be a great night of music and we are looking forward to being the first show in the new Upstairs Series".
Enjoy complimentary appetizers during three wonderful sets of cool and inviting, sometimes seasonal, warm and relaxing Jazz.
Limited seating – be sure to reserve your tickets early as you will not want to miss this special night.
Tickets are $25.00 for Adults and $22.00 for Seniors/Children/Groups.
Christmas holds a meaningful place in everyone’s hearts and for many, it means coming home to share time with family and friends. Triple Threat Theatre is pleased to present the tenth production of Splendour of the Season, with this year’s theme home for the holidays.
Featuring talented artists, audiences will enjoy both traditional and modern musical selections, performed by soloists, instrumentalists and ensembles. Highland, ballet and lyrical dance numbers presented by the Lindsay Dance Studio add to the show’s creativity. All in aid of the Academy Theatre, Triple Theatre is hoping to raise $7,500 in one day, to add to the total of $80,000 raised thus far!
Created by the talented Triple Threat Theatre production team who brought you
“Les Mis”, “Into The Woods”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Oliver” and the “Best of Broadway” series, our performers are well known to the area: Tom Collver,
Sophia Mackey, Jazz by Eric Smeaton and Friends, the Kawartha Male Chorus, Kylie McCullough, Tyler Scarborough on piano, the T3 Male Quintet (featuring Mitch Aldrich, Tim Clarke, Tom Collver, Joey Mackey and Cory Strong) and back by popular demand, our extra-special, not to be missed “Dad’s dance”!
A wonderful family event, Splendour is Triple Threat’s signature show with something for everyone. Take a moment from this busy time of year to enjoy the Splendour of the Season.
In the true spirit of giving, all proceeds from this show go to the Academy Theatre.
December 18th at 2PM • Adults $25.00 • Seniors/Children/Groups $22.00
The Academy Theatre is pleased to accommodate bus groups and groups of 10 or more. Please reserve your tickets by calling the Box Office at 324-9111 or purchase online through: www.academytheatre.ca
Tickets are $55.00 and $35.00.
THE BATTLE OF THE MAGICIANS
January 14 @ 8:00PM
New Battle, New Show, New Foe Tour
What do you get when you combine two magicians of differing styles into one show? You get mix of comedy and illusion that is fuelled by showmanship and skill honed through thousands and thousands of shows performed throughout the world. You get a battle of contrasting styles in a unique and entertaining battle of skills and will. What you get is The Battle Of Magicians. Ray Anderson and Richard Forget have combined forces to create a new magic spectacular that is a battle for YOUR attention. Ray and Richard challenge each other in a lighthearted competition that pits Ray Anderson’s comedy magic against Richard’s classic style and presentation. It is an enthralling encounter that culminates in a spectacular finish.
The Battle Of Magicians is taking their show to new heights! In a special association with Fight To End Cancer, the headliners; International Magician Richard Forget and Ray Anderson will be teaming up in their own Fight To End Cancer. In the months leading up to their Main Event stage show, Richard and Ray will be competing to raise funds for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Go to fighttoendcancer.com to follow along and donate to your magician of choice!
Ray Anderson has starred in countless cross country tours across Canada and is a founder of The Battle Of Magicians. With six national tours under his belt, he has performed from New Brunswick to Vancouver Island; performed in NYC, Vegas, Chicago, Orlando, New Orleans and even Bermuda. He has performed on TV, radio. Ray has brought his unique brand of comedy, magic and skill to casino’s and corporate events across the nation. In fact he has performed in over 3,000 shows in his 25 years of being an entertainer.
Richard Forget is simply one of the most awarded magicians in magic. He has performed across the globe before millions of people on television and on stage. Richard is renowned for being a creator and innovator of new magic! He is the only two time stage champion of stage given by the International Brotherhood of Magicians and has been awarded Canadian Magician Of the Year. In France he was awarded the Mandrake D’or on national television which is considered the Oscars of magic. He has brought his particular brand of magic to China, Thailand, Malaysia, England, USA, Algeria, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Denmark and Sweden just name a few places.
January 14, 2017 will be a spectacular night that combines world class magic and comedy plus giving back to the community. How could you miss the battle?
Fight To End Cancer
Tickets are $39.00. "Billy Joel and The Piano Men" celebrates the greatest piano artists of all time including Billy Joel, Elton John, Burton Cummings, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nat King Cole, Liberace, Fats Domino, Floyd Cramer and more. Starring the amazing Bruce Tournay from the Memphis Cats on piano and vocals, this unique show combines fantastic live performances with costumes, humour and interesting stories relating to the music and artists being performed. You'll hear Bruce sing many of your favourite classics including "Piano Man," "Crocodile Rock," "Great Balls of Fire," "My Own Way To Rock" and "Blueberry Hill" amongst many other timeless piano classics. Don't miss "Billy Joel and The Piano Men" when it comes to Lindsay!
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/
Tickets are $55.00. As lead singer and guitarist for Canadian folk rock group Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle created a specific sound that borrowed from Celtic traditions, rock, and traditional sea shanties that established a massive following. With Great Big Sea now officially retired, Doyle has continued this tradition on his own.
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, the late 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.
Tickets will be on sale on December 6 at 10am. Tickets are $90.00.
Tickets are $77.30. THE MICKEY GILLEY SHOW IS COMING TO LINDSAY
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.
Bill & Joel Plaskett with special guests Mayhemingways
May 3 @ 7:30PM
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