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Directed by Corry Lapointe
Musical Director Don Buchanan
Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Glenn Slater | Book by Chero Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
The feel-good musical comedy smash, based on the hit 90s film, that gives audiences a reason to REJOICE! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is placed in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent. Disguised as a nun, her unique brand of funk is forced to go head-to-head with the convent’s rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Deloris finds her salvation in the church choir and breathes new life into the convent – accidentally blowing her cover in the process. Sister Act is a 5-time Tony Award nominee that shines with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and the divine joy of friendship.
Written & composed by John Maclachlan Gray in collaboration with Eric Peterson
Billy Bishop Goes to War, the award-winning Canadian musical, brought audiences leaping to their feet at the Roxy Theatre last time through. This beloved show, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, pays tribute to Owen Sound’s iconic hometown war hero and flying ace, Billy Bishop. The two-man musical features actor Matt Evans portraying the legendary Bishop, as well as an astonishing 15 other characters. Evans has garnered 5 Best Actor Awards with the Western Ontario Drama League, recently appearing at the Roxy Theatre as lawyer Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. Matt has also appeared in Canadian feature films including Beowulf & Grendel, Black Swan, Things To Do, and The Birder.
Musician Michael Mulrooney co-pilots Billy Bishop Goes to War with Evans, using the on-stage grand piano to score and punctuate battle scenes, taking us from bar rooms to ball rooms, capturing both humour and heartstrings with skilful musicianship. Mulrooney is a sought-after music director, conductor, pianist and arranger, having worked on the Canadian theatrical productions of The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, and Showboat. Michael has taught at the York University and the Randolph Academy, and is currently a professor at the prestigious Sheridan College Musical Theatre Program.
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!!
The Dreamboats are bringing back good ol’ fashioned Rock n’ Roll! With a sound that is equal parts Chuck Berry & The Wonders, this quartet of handsome young Mississauga boys delivers a high energy, nostalgic show that has audiences dancing and singing the night away! What brings these four youngsters together to play music that was much before their time? A true passion for an era when ice cream cost a quarter, milk was delivered to the door, and people danced to live music!
The Dreamboats capture this era at live shows through their angelic harmonies, rockin’ guitars, matching uniforms, and contagious dance steps!
This Christmas season, join us as we celebrate the wonderful world of Christmas with A Christmas Spectacular starring the incredible showman Pete Paquette and guests Kay Oh Chay and the Tonettes.
Enjoy and sing along to more than 30 greatest Christmas carols and songs of inspiration, a two hour show that will surely warm your heart this season. From Andy Williams’ classic “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year”, Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”, Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” to inspirational songs such as Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and John Lennon’s “Imagine”.
Pete Paquette is 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.
Kay Oh Chay is a captivating, award winning singer/songwriter who has been winning crowds internationally solo, with her band, the OhChays, as a dueling pianist and in the s’Aints, an Ontario supergroup who have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities through their annual Christmas recording and concert. Her voice is genre-less. You can hear the power, texture and emotion, you can feel the soul. Her skills on piano along with her pipes and wicked charm and humour propel her to the next level of star power.
The Tonettes – A trio of singers who have been blessed with power, sensitivity, and vocal energy. Individually, Marlene, Amoy, and Cathy have decades of experience. With their knowledge of the vocal craft and a powerful presentation of music, The Tonettes will not disappoint when you hear them sing live in concert.
Make this your holiday tradition, a must see Christmas show, fun for the whole family.
The Roxy and Bognor Jams Productions present a night of country classics and seasonal hits, guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit! Grey County’s own True Country Show Band – and a variety of special guests – are back for the fourth annual True Country Christmas Concert. Sway the night away to old favourites.
It’s the most yellow and blue time of the year – it’s time for the 3rd Annual Splash’N Boots BIG Yellow and Blue Holiday Show – JINGLE BOOTS – The Big Heart Holiday Show!
This year, we promise the show will be a blast – and, a show with a big HEART.
Splash’N Boots do what they do because they love to create a space for you to connect with your family. There is just no better time of year to be together as a family and community than the holiday season. A Splash’N Boots show isn’t just entertainment – it’s a place for you to create happy moments and new memories, together.
Join the entire Big Yellow Boot Family as they celebrate the HOLIDAYS! Get dressed up in your favourite festive attire, and get ready to sing and dance along in this Big Yellow Boot Holiday extravaganza!
VIP tickets include premium seating in the first few rows of the theatre, a special gift and a meet and greet with Splash’N Boots after the show!
Join “legendary soul-folk singer-songwriter” (The Coast, Halifax), Coco Love Alcorn, and her band, as they celebrate the release of her latest album, Rebirth (Fall 2019). Coco’s career has spanned over 25 years, countless cross-Canada tours, 10 albums, and many award nominations, including “Contemporary Singer of the Year” at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The new album features a collection of songs that will captivate audiences with soulful melodies, heartbeat grooves and lyrics that come from a personal place, yet speak to the listener on a universal level.
The Songs of Country Music Group… Alabama!
Hear some of your favorite hits from the Grammy Award-Winning, country music supergroup Alabama! This tribute to their beloved music and songs will take you on a journey through some of their biggest hits in a LIVE music show that should be at the top of any fans list of shows to see! Alabama’s Biggest Hits! Throughout the show you will hear some of your favorite and most popular songs from country music group Alabama in a high-energy, LIVE show that you want to be sure to not to miss! Just a few their most memorable songs you will hear during the show include: “Mountain Music,” “Song of the South,” “Love in the First Degree,” “The Closer You Get,” “Tennessee River,” “Forty Hour Week,” “Born Country,” “Dixieland Delight,” and many more! It’s a celebration of one of the most successful country groups of all time!
Floyd Factor exists to reproduce the very best material of rock’s most transcendent band – Pink Floyd – recreated where it was meant to be heard, live in concert. Developing since 2006, Floyd Factor is a live time capsule in sound & vision. The band’s show is a living bootleg, a channeling of the precision, passion, and the sheer power of Pink Floyd’s most legendary music. Using authentic vintage-era equipment, the sound of Pink Floyd is deftly recreated in amazing note-for-note detail. The band’s sound has been referred to as “uncompromisingly Floyd”. What makes this close-knit group really special is their chemistry, that can make the air crackle with anticipation, then joy, as you see and hear the sparks of Pink Floyd’s history-making genius coming back to life, in a way that you might not have in a very long time…
This Toronto, Canada based band’s live shows have become celebrations of Pink Floyd’s message and music, that resonate with classic rock fans everywhere they’ve travelled. The band has thrilled audiences of up to 10,000 in Canada and the U.S., and ranks among the finest tributes in their field. The players’ love of Pink Floyd’s material shows in every performance, and the reaction they get from audiences who love it too, is extraordinary.
This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.
The 2019/2020 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports.
At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favorites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival.
Join SUNTRAIL Source for Adventure when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Owen Sound at the Roxy at 7pm on January 17th and 18th.
Two nights – two different shows.
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!!!”
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…”
It’s Been a Long Time Running… “Longest Running TRAGICALLY HIP Tribute Band on the PLANET”
ALMOST HIP was born in the fall of 1990. It played it’s 1st Official gig at a bar in Kitchener called “DUFFERS ” on Oct 6th. The band has not stopped accepting bookings since that day. The Almost Hip is comprised of professionally seasoned Musicians with 25+ years of experience just covering “The Tragically Hip”.
Almost Hip have studied and concentrate on reproducing the ‘LIVE’ HIP sound. The Same sound that has catapulted to band to the Status of “CANADA’S BAND”.
Craig Dougan’s voice is such an extremely close comparison to Gord Downie’s, that if you close your eyes, you’d imagine Gord Downie singing. Craig enjoys getting his audiences up Singing and Dancing along with him.He delivers the songs with Integrity, Intensity and Honesty.
If you are a Tragically Hip fan,then you must go check out The Almost Hip !! Simply because, “Only THE HIP do it BETTER !!” “Almost Hip – The 1st Official “Tragically Hip Tribute Band” and Rated the #1 Tribute show to “The Tragically Hip” in the World.
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.