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Directed by Kathleen Cassidy
West Moon by Al Pittman performed with permission of the publisher Breakwater Books
Once a year, on All Souls’ Night, the occupants of a small Newfoundland cemetery are granted the ability to think, feel, remember and speak. Confined to their graves, the inhabitants talk amongst themselves and look to the newly dead for reports of their isolated coastal community. Amidst the usual gossip of small town life, dark stories of resettlement emerge. Heartwarming and full of power, laughter, joy and stubborn resilience, West Moon lends insight into the rich culture of 1960s-era Newfoundland outports that was nearly lost when their people were forced to move inland.
Owen Sound agrees with Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean: “Mudmen, we love ‘em!” That’s right – our favourite Celtic rock warriors are back for their sixth annual Mudmen bash. These foot-stomping, crowd-pleasing rock stars sell out every time they’re here. Don’t miss your chance to see and feel the energy of bagpipes, banjos, mandolins and more.
Tickets on Sale Friday, November 22 at 10:00 am.
An Evening in Concert with…
Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 48-year career, he has released 19 albums and been awarded 11 Junos. His songs Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore, Whispering Rain and Sweeping the Spotlight Away are now considered Canadian standards. Murray is also a painter, an author, an actor, a radio host; he’s been bestowed an Honourary Doctor of Laws and appointed to The Order of Canada. That’s quite a ride. Until recently Murray’s touring had been restricted to Lunch At Allen’s, whose members also include Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan and Cindy Church. But with the release of his critically acclaimed Love Can’t Tell Time, he’s back on the road treating concert goers to a seamless blend of old and new.
Here’s what he has to say: “As a songwriter I know that it’s not enough to sit in your kitchen and write. Your songs need to be heard. Music is a communicative art and if it isn’t brought in front of people there is no way to tell if that end has been met. I like to think of a concert tour as a kind of roving gallery to test your art and your ideas. I try to do my very best to make it worthwhile for folks to be there and to perhaps look at things in a new way when they leave.”
And this, in a nutshell, is the Murray McLauchlan concert experience.
It might have been a large theatre but it felt like a group of friends sitting in a living room listening to tales from the son who hit the road to share his music … special, memorable, warm and, quite simply, Murray McLauchlan at his best.” – Kamloops This Week
AbbaMania, the world’s number one production of Abba returns to the Roxy Theatre. The show consists of studio musicians and an incredible front 4 that recreate Abba; live in concert. They are the only Abba production to perform for the cast of Mama Mia. Hear the hits from “Waterloo”, “S.O.S” to “Dancing Queen”.
Also on the same show is Night Fever as the Bee Gees. With all the high harmonies and stage presence of the Bee Gees, they perform the greatest hits from “Jive Talking”, “To Love Somebody”, “Stayin’ Alive”, “You Should Be Dancing” plus many more. Abbamania and Night Fever will take you back in time when Abba and The Bee Gees ruled the pop music world.
In honour of the hit movie, enjoy a special guest tribute appearance from “Cher”.
New York Times – “Vocally superb”
Cast of Mama Mia – “Abbamania is ABBA”
Globe & Mail – “I thought I was watching the original, Wow!!!”
The REACH Centre provides full days programming for youth and young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our focus is on skill acquisition for independence in a safe inclusive environment. We celebrate abilities, encourage friendships and meaningful contribution to society. As a local charity that receives no government funding, we rely on the support of our community to provide the exceptional individuals with celebrate the gifts they have to share. Proceeds from this event will support our program delivery.
In The Peanut Butter Falcon, Zak (Zack Gottsagen) is a young man with Down syndrome. Because he has no family, he’s forced to live in a retirement home, under the care of Eleanor (Dakota Johnson). One night, Zak escapes with the help of his roommate, Carl (Bruce Dern). Meanwhile, Tyler (Shia LaBeouf) is an outlaw North Carolina fisherman who’s alone after his brother’s death and so broke that he resorts to stealing crabs from others’ traps. When Tyler angers two local crabbers (John Hawkes and Yelawolf), he goes on the run, with Zak quietly hidden in the bottom of his boat. As the pair make their way from North Carolina to Florida — to the wrestling school Zak dreams of attending — they slowly become friends. When a frantic Eleanor catches up to them, she has a tough choice to make: take Zak back, or let him keep pursuing his dream.
You know they’re something special when Garth Brooks himself is booking them for his private Nashville party! Comprised of the country’s finest touring and studio musicians, The Western Swing Authority is Canada’s most recognized and awarded authentic Western Swing band. Built upon stellar musicianship and vocals, they combine traditional country and jazz standards with their own “new vintage” originals, creating a sound that is truly unique. “A retro treat.” – New Canadian Music “Western Swing, like it should be played!” – Ray Benson/Asleep at the Wheel
Fall under the spell of acclaimed comedian-hypnotist Robert Maxwell. The King of Clean Comedy’s hilarious and mesmerizing performance will enchant you and leave you laughing long after the show ends. “I laughed so hard I cried…a wonderful performance!”
Hitch A Ride – Canada’s Number ONE Boston Tribute
Hitch A Ride brings you that powerful and unmistakable sound of Boston.
From the great guitar and keyboard riffs, to those incredible vocal harmonies.
Eight talented and professional musicians came together to pay honorable tribute to the band Boston. As one of the most recognizable recording artists representing the vast classic rock era, Boston has sold more than 75 million records worldwide – including 31 million albums in the United States – making them one of the best-selling artists in the World.
Hitch A Ride is the premier tribute to the band Boston. Their high energy performances capture all the glorious layered guitar harmonies and the powerful vocals that are iconic to the Boston sound. Long Time brings audiences to feel as though they are at an authentic Boston performance. All of the most memorable Boston hits such as “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Smokin’”, “Amanda”, “Don’t Look Back”, and many others are all played with the exacting harmonious details that true Boston fans love.
No matter where they perform, this show is an experience that classic rock enthusiasts will not forget for a long time! Each powerful performance promises to have audience members of all ages singing and swaying to every tune.
Directed by Pat O’Connor
Play by Simon Stephens
Based on the book by Mark Haddon
Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain. As a person with autism spectrum disorder, he is exceptional at math, but struggles with the social situations of everyday life. When he discovers that a neighbourhood dog has been savagely killed, Christopher takes on the role of detective to identify the murderer. He soon finds himself on a dizzying journey that upturns his world with an array of profound truths. Winner of 5 Tony Awards and based on the bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime is an uplifting and occasionally very funny play that will leave audiences inspired.
Hotel California returns to the Roxy Theatre
For almost three decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has been re-creating the legendary sound of THE EAGLES, and thrilling audiences all over the world. The band set the bar in 1986, and they’ve remained the industry leading substitute for The Eagles ever since. Playing to huge outdoor and arena audiences, sharing bills with some of rock’s legends, and going places no tribute band has gone before.
incredible lead vocal similarity, intensely accurate instrumental work, soaring harmonies, and a top flight live performances.
HOTEL CALIFORNIA’s show has evolved into a masterful celebration of The Eagles’ music. One of the most game-changing song catalogs in the history of rock n’ roll is performed to perfection.
You can check them out any time you like, but you’ll never want to leave.
If you love The Eagles, then welcome to the Hotel California – you’ve just found the next-best thing.
aquette Productions presents
The Man In Black – A Tribute to Johnny Cash starring Shawn Barker
Yes, Shawn Barker is back!
Direct from Las Vegas with his brand new show. This special Tribute to Johnny Cash is an accurate and energetic recreation of an American music icon. With his striking resemblance, spot on mannerisms and baritone voice, Shawn Barker embodies the character and spirit of Johnny Cash.
Shawn has performed his unmatchable Tribute to Johnny Cash all over the world touring in Australia, Europe, Canada and across the United States.
Accompanied by a live band, hear all of your favourite Johnny Cash hits: Folsom Prison, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, Jackson, and Hurt, just to name a few.
This show brings the legend back to life onstage for the fans of today and the next generation.
“Simon & Garfunkel: Homeward Bound” is a brand new, theatrical show that celebrates the timeless hits of the legendary Folk duo that sold over 100 million records in the 1960’s and 1970’s. “Homeward Bound” stars the incredible musical talents of Jeff Giles and Drew Chester, who truly capture the unique vocal blend of Simon & Garfunkel. Song highlights include “Mrs. Robinson”, “Sounds of Silence”, “Cecilia”, and of course, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” amongst the many audience favourites.
Presented by The Roxy and 560CFOS, Meaford-born Emma Wright is a young country music powerhouse! She was one of the youngest musicians to ever perform at Boots & Hearts, the second largest country music festival in North America. Don’t miss this rising star, and the chance to say, “I knew her when…”
Canada’s number one
Tragically Hip Tribute
for over 20 years!
Established in Southern Ontario in 1997, Practically Hip has been performing the music its members love for over 20 years at clubs, festivals, concerts, universities and colleges, and private events throughout North America and beyond.
The band members are not only professional musicians and performers, they are super fans who have seen over 75 Tragically Hip concerts! As true and dedicated fans, they can be note-perfect on all the songs, while adding the jams and electric performance elements audiences are looking for. This is truly what has made the Practically Hip the busiest, most sought after and number one Tragically Hip tribute band in Canada!
The band is passionate about the material and especially passionate about capturing the nuances and spirit of the original performances – down to the rants, stories and all the songs the Hip are known for!
You will be amazed by the vocal ability and sheer stage presence of Dean Hughes as he interprets and recreates the full Gord Downie experience, all as part of a phenomenal five piece band which gives its audiences the highest level of energy and musicianship the Hip is known for! See for yourself the performance that embodies all the best of the Hip and leaves audiences raving everywhere.
Practically Hip has played numerous major festivals and events, and has shared the bill and stage with many top original recording acts including April Wine, Kim Mitchell, David Wilcox, Colin James, Big Wreck, Sloan, Trooper, Gowan (Styx), Sass Jordan and Honeymoon Suite – to name just a few.
Now more than ever, your event deserves the band that honours and celebrates the legacy of Gord Downie and the Hip. With its artistry, talent and musicianship, Practically Hip is Canada’s number one – and most in demand – Tragically Hip tribute band and truly transcends any label!
Join the band in its celebration of all things Tragically Hip!
For the first time at the Roxy Theatre, from the Internationally Acclaimed “Buddy Holly Story”, Vancouver Island native, Zachary Stevenson performs an exciting Tribute to Buddy Holly LIVE in concert.
One of the first Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Buddy Holly, wrote and performed countless hit songs during the mid-1950s such as: That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Maybe Baby, Oh Boy, and many more. Despite a career that spanned only 9 years, Buddy Holly’s music has been a major influence on later popular music artists, including Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Elton John.
As an accomplished actor and musician, Zachary has played the starring role as Buddy Holly in over twelve different theatrical productions of the “Buddy Holly Story” across North America. With his own unique performing style, humour and an impressive repertoire of knowledge about Buddy, Zachary will leave you captivated and entertained throughout the entire performance. This show will be backed by the Rockin’ Royals Band and will feature a surprise guest performer.
Tickets on Sale Tuesday, December 3 at 10:00 am
‘They’re on their way, to the city lights’ … and, THE predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits: Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Devil You, Monday Morning Choo Choo, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit the Road Jack and, of course, the quintessential Canadian – and Hall of Fame – song, Sweet City Woman! A veritable soundtrack to a whole generation that will ‘carry you home’ … maybe not to Birmingham … but back to a time of tie-dyed t-shirts and elevator shoes, 15¢ coffee and homemade apple pie, dating and dreaming … By the time The Stampeders get to the first chorus of the first song, everyone will be singing along.
No seventies group represented Canada’s musical identity to the world like The Stampeders. A quick look at Canada’s music scene from 1971 until 1976 confirms The Stampeders were truly the country’s international musical ambassadors, touring more extensively in Canada and overseas than any other Canadian group during that time. In 1977 the trio: Rich Dodson (lead guitar), Kim Berly (drums) and Ronnie King (bass) parted company but reunited, fittingly at the Calgary Stampede, 15 years later in 1992. Since then they’ve been recognized by SOCAN for their Lifetime Achievement, been inducted into the SOCAN Songwriters Hall of Fame on five occasions and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for their 1971 seminal hit Sweet City Woman.
The enduring musical legacy of The Stampeders, celebrating 50 years… ‘better catch a noon train, better get there for a rock ‘n’ rolling good time!’
“Aretha Franklin & Sam Cooke: The Legends of Soul Tribute” celebrates the greatest hits from the greatest artists in Soul Music history! This brand new, audience-interactive touring show feature outstanding live musical performances of classic Soul songs from Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, James Brown, Otis Redding, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett and more. “Legends of Soul” features star performers from the “Motown Gold” show including the incredible lead vocalists Shelley Hamilton and Justin Bacchus, alongside the fabulous Rudy and the Angels band. Song highlights include “RESPECT”, “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”, “Another Saturday Night”, “I Feel Good”, “Hit the Road Jack”, “Midnight Hour”, “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”, “You Send Me” amongst the many audience favourites. Get your tickets early to ensure the best seats to this amazing evening of Soul!
Directed by Kevin Haxell
Play by Garson Kanin
In this sharp-edged satire, thug businessman Harry Brock heads to Washington, D.C., determined to take the town by storm and buy his way into a business-friendly law amendment. His only liability? Billie Dawn, his beautiful but unrefined ex-chorus line girlfriend, who sticks out like a sore thumb amidst D.C.’s cultured political set. When Harry hires a local journalist to teach Billie social poise and class, he gets more than he bargained for. A little education can go a long way, and Billie may be smarter and braver than her so-called friends give her credit for. A hilarious and timely send up of politics and perceptions.
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.