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Directed by Cory Laycock
Musical Direction by Lacey Mooney
This Tony Award-winning musical charms audiences with its effortless wit and humour. One of the top 100 longest running Broadway plays, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee tells the story of an eclectic group of students – played by adults – vying for the spelling championship title of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the students spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “d-i-n-g” of the bell that signals a spelling error.
PG-13 audience suggested
Presented by the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation
Directed by Su Rynard
Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, THE MESSENGER brings us face-to-face with a remarkable variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne music-makers.
On one level, THE MESSENGER is an engaging, visually stunning, emotional journey, one that mixes its elegiac message with hopeful notes and unique glances into the influence of songbirds on our own expressions of the soul. On another level, THE MESSENGER is the artful story about the mass depletion of songbirds on multiple continents, and about those who are working to turn the tide.
In ancient times humans looked to the flight and songs of birds to protect the future. Today once again, birds have something to tell us.
Featuring Doug Varty the world’s #1 Rod Stewart tribute. It takes a special kind of performer to create the voice and stage presence of Rod Stewart, the timeless vocalist known for hits like “Hot Legs,” “Forever Young”, “Maggie May” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy.” Doug Varty is that performer. Just like Rod, whenever he performs, Doug makes the stage (and the surrounding area) his playground, interacting with the crowd, dancing with, and singing to audience members. “Does he look like Rod Stewart? You’ll recognize Stewart’s soulful rasp, his trademark outfits and swaggering stage moves when you this tribute to the Legend in concert. With reputedly the best sounding, most natural Rod voice in the world, costume changes and songs from Rod Stewart’s huge catalogue he will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along from the first song. A two hour roller coaster of Rod Stewart’s greatest hits this show is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after tribute shows in the US and Canada! Only here in Owen Sound for “ ONE NIGHT ONLY”
Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year’s best paddling films. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places. Since Rapid Media launched the festival back in 2006, the World Tour has screened 959 times to more than 282,864 audience members. Rapid Media has awarded $71,000 to paddling filmmakers and helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for charitable causes. The Paddling Film Festival World Tour has grown to become one of the largest paddling events in the world.
Presented by St. Mary’s High School
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is a musical for the whole family to enjoy! When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, James and the Giant Peach is a classic tale you don’t want to miss!
A multi-disciplined artist and musician, Marc Jordan never fails to hold an audience in thrall as he mines the very essence of a song. As Ross Porter says, “If music is doing its job, one of its functions is to act as a salve to the troubled times in our lives. Marc performs … with so much affection and imagination, the mission is accomplished.” Jordan is a renowned and prolific songwriter, his works having been covered on a staggering 30-million-plus recordings by artists including Rod Stewart—who secured a worldwide #1 hit with Rhythm of My Heart, Diana Ross, Chicago, Bette Midler, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Cher, Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, Jordan’s wife Amy Sky and many more. The walls of his home studio groan with the weight of awards; he is a painter, actor and playwright; Jordan hosts JAZZ.FM91’s top-rated Songs I Wish I Had Written; as well as continuing to tour himself, and as Lunch At Allen’s with fellow Canadian singer-songwriters Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Cindy Church.
Both Sides, Jordan’s 18th release, is a mix of his own material and standards, such as Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now, Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side, Curtis Mayfield’s People get Ready, and Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses, all of which contributed to the soundtrack of life in the 60s and 70s. “Marc Jordan knows the importance and impact of a good song, whether it comes from his pen or someone else’s.” Featuring a stellar group of musicians—Marc Jordan (vocals and guitar), Lou Pomanti (piano), Marc Rogers (bass), Kevan McKenzie (drums) and Mark Lalama (accordion and keyboards)—Both Sides promises a hypnotic evening of compelling vocals, where the lines between jazz and pop become blurred, and Jordan’s trademark clear, emotional and poetic delivery renders each song autobiographical.
A climate change film of hope, produced by marine scientist John Anderson and poet Liz Zetlin, featuring Grey/Bruce stories. This documentary is a catalyst for community-based actions making positive difference.
Advance praise for the film from Kat Middleton: “I think this is such a fantastic initiative, I honestly teared up watching this and I cannot wait to show my family. This positive story is SO powerful and I can’t wait for people to see it.”
Supported by the Community Foundation Grey Bruce, Sheatre, the TOM, Grey Bruce Sustainability Network, Transition Owen Sound
Surfin’ Safari: The Ultimate Beach Party Show” celebrates the music of Jimmy Buffet, Frankie Avalon, Jan & Dean, The Ventures, and of course …The Beach Boys! Don’t miss this fun-filled, audience interactive “beach party show” that combines fabulous musical tributes with an outstanding live band. Song highlights include “Surfin’ USA”, “Margaritaville”, “Surf City”, “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere”, “California Girls” “Wipeout” and “Kokomo” amongst the many audience favourites. No matter what the weather is like, it’ll be warm and sunny on stage! Get ready to have some “Fun, Fun, Fun”!!
Directed by Bill Murphy
By Norm Foster
When Max and Wynn invite their friends Roger and Abby up for a weekend at their country home, the true nature of their relationships presents itself. The truth and lies of a friendship come to the surface during a weekend visit between these two couples and there are plenty of surprises along the way in this comedy of manners. The Long Weekend offers just enough sex, just enough smart talk and just enough preposterous plot twists to keep your interest piqued.
Tickets go on sale Dec 15th at 10:00 am.
THE COMIC STRIPPERS
A Male Stripper Parody and Improv Comedy Show
Canadian Comedy Award Winners – Best Live Production
Back By Popular Demand With An All New Show!
The Comic Strippers, back by popular demand with an all new show, are a fictitious male stripper troupe played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating, in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their sexylarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance;” these guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh. Women often say the most attractive thing about a man is his sense of humour – so ladies, these stripped-down comedians are sure to make your head explode. And not to worry, gentlemen, this is definitely a parody of male strippers. Some of the performers have what’s called ‘Comedy Bodies’ – they will make you look fabulous by comparison!
Semi-undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.
WARNING: No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. A show for all genders… 19+ only
Fresh from sold out shows in Vegas, Australia and Canada and Canadian Comedy Award Winners for Best Live Production, The Comic Strippers are:
Roman Danylo – For five seasons, Roman starred on CTV’s Comedy Inc. As a stand-up comedian, he has appeared on Just For Laughs and The Debaters.
Ken Lawson – Ken starred in the Canadian sitcom Health Nutz and has performed all over North America with The Vancouver Theatre Sports League and The Second City.
Chris Casillan – An improv comedy vet with The Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Chris is also a Canadian Comedy Award winner with his sketch comedy group Canadian Content.
Pearce Visser – Pearce is a 25 year veteran of improv, performing and teaching across Canada and the globe, is in the Cirque du Soleil talent roster, and can be seen occasionally on film and tv.
★★★★★ “Extremely funny comedy show that showcases their mercurial improvisational talents.” – UK Fringe Review
★★★★ “A high- energy evening that never loses pace.” – Adelaide Now
“A show suitable for both men and women… an entertaining ride where anything goes.” – Rip It Up Magazine
“One of the most hilarious shows I’ve ever seen.” – Vancouver Sun
Groups of 10 or more pay $40 per ticket. Please Contact the box office at 519-371-2833 to make a group reservation.