THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK

by the Johnny Max Band

Saturday, September 10, 2016

MUSIC

Johnny is a soulful singer whose respect, and passion for all types of music is evident. He is also a brilliant entertainer who has audiences thoroughly enjoying each show. Johnny Max has built up a solid reputation as one of those guys who gives 110% and is one of the most action-packed and satisfying entertainers around. Johnny takes to performing like a fish to water, a perpetual motion machine, galvanizing his spicy blend of Stax/Volt, Atlantic, Funk, and Blues into frenzied heights, often propelling himself into the audience’s eager arms.

 

2010 JUNO AWARD NOMINATION BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR - It’s a Long Road
3 Maple Blues Award Nominations for the Johnny Max Band - It's A Long Road

2010 Entertainer of The Year - Johnny Max Band

2008 JUNO AWARD NOMINATION BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR - A Lesson I've Learned

2007 Electric Act of the Year - Johnny Max Band

The show is generously sponsored by ONTARIO POWER GENERATION 

 

$30 Adult / $20 Student

CONFESSIONS OF A RED HEADED COFFEESHOP GIRL

by Rebecca Perry

Saturday, October 22, 2016

THEATRE

Anthropology graduate Joanie Little is stuck working as a barista. Rather than let this get her down, she decides to make the most of her “underemployment”. So, much like Jane Goodall did with chimpanzees, this upbeat Miss studies her only available subjects: the customers of her coffee shop ‘jungle’… hilarity ensues! Created and developed by Toronto’s critically acclaimed solo performer, Rebecca Perry, Joanie Little brews up a storm that you won’t want to miss! Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl is the internationally successful show for anyone who has ever had a job they didn’t like.

 

WINNER – BEST FRINGE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION – BroadwayWorld.com Awards 2016

“This is a spirited, exuberant monologue featuring smart comedy and memorable lines…” – The Scotsman

$30 Adult / $20 Student

JOHN WORT HANNAM

Saturday, November 19, 2016

MUSIC

In 14 years of being a working musician, John has released 6 albums, capturing a Juno nomination for Best Traditional/ Roots album and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Album of the Year. “You’re dead a long time” chants Juno nominated John Wort Hannam’s mantra, “so you better get out there and make something beautiful.” 

John Wort Hannam and the Blue Collars’ winsome, lonesome and then some style of acoustic roots reveals a woven textile of metaphor, phrasing, irony, and rhyme that reads with ease like well written prose.

He is one of the new torch-bearers of a vast songwriting tradition in the styles of  John Prine, Louden Wainwright III, and Steve Earle but proudly Canadian.

$30 Adult / $20 Student

TERRA LIGHTFOOT

Saturday, January 21, 2017

MUSIC

Whether you’re talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, one thing is indisputable: roots rocker Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Her songs tap into the raw emotion of hearts supercharged by love, lust, loneliness and temptation. Her playing melds expert finger-picking and distorted, hook-heavy melodies. And her elemental voice commands attention and awe, whether on slow-burning soul ballads or hard-charging rock numbers.

On stages in France, the UK and across Canada, Lightfoot has performed alongside the likes of Emmylou Harris, Gordon Lightfoot, Ron Sexsmith, Built to Spill, The Both, Albert Lee, James Burton, Grace Potter, Blue Rodeo, The Sadies, and Daniel Lanois. She also stays busy as part of country band Dinner Belles.

 

“Currently, it seems like there are only two types of Canadian singer-songwriters: those who strive to sound like Jeff Buckley and those who strive to sound like Leslie Feist. Terra Lightfoot has crafted a third, more interesting option: none of the above.” – Exclaim! Magazine

This show is generously sponsored by TENCH-MACDIARMID INSURANCE BROKERS LTD.

$35 Adult / $20 Student

"FRIEND" "LIKE" #ME

by Gavin Crawford

Saturday, February 11, 2017

COMEDY

Canada’s top character comedian Gavin Crawford will have your audience all a-twitter with his new one man show, Gavin Crawford: “Friend” “Like” #Me. Gavin takes the audience through a click-baiting spiral of characters we all know and love (and love to hate) from our lives off and online.  You’ll be humble-bragging you saw this show to all your distant high school friends.

 

Gavin Crawford is a multi-award winning actor, writer and comedian. One of Canada’s sharpest comic voices, Gavin is best known for writing and starring in The Gavin Crawford Show for Comedy network and for 8 seasons of CBC’s flagship comedy This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Gavin has been bringing his unique characters to Toronto’s stages for over 15 years, and his last live show, Sh**ting Rainbows was named by Now Magazine’s Glen Sumi the NUMBER ONE COMEDY SHOW OF 2013.

$40 Adult / $20 Student

AN EVENING OF WONDERS

Vitaly

Saturday, March 25, 2017

ILLUSION

Vitaly is a world-class illusionist known for his original illusions such as erasing people’s faces from their own driver’s licenses or causing a paintbrush to paint on its own. His creativity and talents have taken him to perform around the world, before settling in Vancouver, BC. Now famed as “one of Canada’s most acclaimed and entertaining magicians” (Chilliwack Progress), Vitaly has gained a reputation as a mind-blowing performer who breaks down boundaries to let his audiences’ imaginations roam into the realm of the impossible. He “is literally the master of his own magical domain” (The Province). Each and every one of Vitaly’s illusions were invented and designed by him – this is truly a show like no other!

 

Vitaly’s intimate and engaging method of interacting with his audience, in addition to his celebration of the imagination and sense of wonder that he believes all humans possess, has led him to “gain a reputation as one of the most captivating and enjoyable illusionists performing in the world today” (Chilliwack Progress).

$30 Adult / $20 Student

CRYSTAL SHAWANDA

Saturday, April 29, 2017

MUSIC

Crystal Shawanda, born on the Wikwemikong Native Reservation on Canada's Manitoulin Island, grew up immersed in the music of her heritage and dreams. At 12, on a long haul with her truck-driver father, she first visited Nashville. Since then, she has recorded three independent albums and returned to Nashville for a full-time gig at the famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge on the Broadway strip. But music’s waters run ever deeper, and Crystal has too. Having stormed country music charts in 2008, played the 2013 U.S. presidential inauguration, and won a 2013 Juno Award, her sound has deepened.

 

Crystal’s new album, The Whole World’s Got the Blues, plumbs the depths of roots, blues, and Americana music to tell stories and weave spells with entrancing honesty. [Recording primarily in Vancouver, BC at Fader Mountain Studios,] She has leaned into rhythm, rawness, and soul reminiscent of Etta James, Janis Joplin, and Lucinda Williams. In the upcoming year, Crystal will be performing at premiere blues and jazz festivals throughout Canada and the USA.

$35 Adult / $20 Student

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