Making us laugh for over 60 years!
Are you sick and tired of jokes that make you feel… sick and tired? The Second City has the fix! Toronto’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theatre brings you ”The Cure for The Common Comedy.” Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.
See the stars of tomorrow performing all-new material to help you laugh yourself all better!
For mature audiences.
A spirit-lifting journey into some of the planet’s best wilderness locations!
Brian has explored some 50 countries on all 7 continents. His passion for remote travel will be revealed as only Brian can do, with his buoyant method of storytelling. Using humour, personal anecdotes and his own live-narrated video segments, he’ll take you into gin-clear ocean depths with unbelievable creatures, to deserts and rich tropical forests, and to places where wildlife numbers leave one overwhelmed and amazed. To conclude, he’ll return to our own Canadian backyard, reconfirming the value of our wild spaces. This presentation is designed to inspire and enthuse, offering hope for a better tomorrow. Brian Keating is an Honorary Conservation Advisor, Calgary Zoo. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, U of Calgary.
Classic Albums Live – Recreating classic albums live on stage – Note for Note, Cut for Cut.
The Beatles – Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper is 50 years old!
For many of us, we don’t know a world without it. Pepper was the album that defined the Beatles as being in it for the long game. It was as though everyone suddenly came to the realization that the Beatles were a big part of the fabric of the 20th century.
We all know the hits off the album – “When I’m Sixty Four”, “A Day in the Life” and “With a Little Help From My Friends.” But upon continual listen – it’s the deep tracks that become more and more compelling. George Harrison’s “Within Without You” was like adding a new spice to your diet. “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” sounds like you’re taking a trip. And “She’s Leaving Home” brought old and young together and prepared them for change.
Every detail of the album will be performed with precision and grace. From the sitars and orchestra to the guitars and kazoos, Classic Albums Live will deliver a performance that brings 50 years of Beatles’ excellence to thousands of people who grew up alongside the Sgt. Pepper masterpiece.
Iconic British psychedelic pop legends & 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The band’s live performances, described by Rolling Stone as “absolutely triumphant”, take fans on a journey through time, from their early hits…their 1968 masterpiece Odessey & Oracle…post-Zombies solo favorites…right to today with Still Got That Hunger. The explosive release of Still Got That Hunger proved that Zombies fever is stronger than ever, with premieres at Rolling Stone, Mojo, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian Speakeasy, and Spin, alongside special broadcast performances, including Later…With Jools Holland, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and AOL Sessions. Moreover, it marked a historical moment on the Billboard charts, as The Zombies’ critically acclaimed album Odessey And Oracle re-entered the Billboard 100 forty-eight years later at the same time as Still Got That Hunger!
THE MUSIC, CULTURE AND EVENTS THAT SHAPED A GENERATION.
Written, directed and performed by Rick Miller, BOOM is an explosive solo performance that documents the music, culture and politics that shaped the Baby Boom generation (1945-1969). BOOM takes us through 25 turbulent years, and gives voice to over a 100 influential politicians, activists and musicians. It’s a mind-blowing experience for audiences of all generations!
A Kidoons and WYRD Production in association with The 20K Collective
“BOOM will blow YOUR MIND! A triumph of clever writing, state-of-the-art production and remarkable performance.” ~ Edmonton Sun
“STUNNINGLY GOOD! Miller provides spot-on impressions of dozens of characters as he covers nearly 25 years of baby boomer history. A spectacular performance.” ~ CBC Winnipeg
THE RAT PACK… A CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP. THE SONGS. THE STORIES. In Las Vegas, Nevada during the 1960’s, there once lived three of the most handsome, funny and talented entertainers in the world. They could do anything they dreamed up. They were as naughty as they wanted to be and they had the world wrapped around their fingers. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. lived their lives like kings. They shared unique and very special friendships because of it. To the world, it looked like the fellas lived a non-stop cycle of highballs and hangovers. But in reality, they faced many tough situations.
Former CBC Radio Host Tim Tamashiro brings a new approach to the stories of swinging Las Vegas with his new show, When You’re Smiling. He’ll tell you all about the special friendships of “The Summit”. You’ll hear the crazy stories and enjoy the songs of the three most talented rascals to ever put on tuxedos. Tim promises great songs, cold drinks and bad jokes.
by Jessie Lloyd • Produced by Performing Lines
Jessie Lloyd’s profoundly moving and important Mission Songs Project reveals what daily life was like for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on Christian missions and state-run settlements. Through the discovery of rare secular songs that were sung after church, audiences can gain a deeper understanding about the history of elders, families and communities, from cultural identity to love and loss. These unique songs consist of almost forgotten stories that can now shed light into the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait elders, families and communities.
Mission Songs Project is an initiative to revive contemporary Australian Indigenous songs from 1900 to 1999, focusing on the Christian missions, state-run settlements and native camps where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were relocated.
Mission Songs Project faithfully explores the musical journey of Indigenous Australian music as Jessie Lloyd connects the traditional with contemporary, revealing the continuation of cultural practice and song traditions into the 21st Century.
FREE ADMISSION BUT YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET
TICKETS AVAILABLE JANUARY 15
For most, the name Beethoven conjures a great symphonic work, a piano sonata, even a choral symphony—but is there a connection with the cello? Indeed, Beethoven’s five sonatas are at the core of the cello repertoire and serve as the springboard for Canadian cello duo, VC2. Their program, Beethoven’s Cellists, provides a snapshot of the cello repertoire—historic and new compositions—with ties to the great composer. VC2’s Bryan Holt and Amahl Arulanandam introduce their own arrangements of works by Beethoven, including Ludwig’s cello colleagues Duport, Kraft, and Romberg. These works are intertwined with five commissioned pieces by Canadian composers, again inspired by Beethoven’s cello sonatas. Spanning genres and with influences from jazz to contemporary, and even hints of the rock world, VC2’s program will showcase the diverse future of virtuosic music for cello duo.
WORLD PREMIERE TOUR
The first ever full-length ballet based
on the classic Canadian novel by
Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen, Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is a playful, colourful and evocative production that will transport audiences to early 20th century Atlantic Canada. Based on the beloved Canadian novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island.
Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ will be the first time the story has been authorized for creation as a full-length ballet and is made possible through the assistance of the heirs of Lucy Maud Montgomery and in partnership with the heirs of Norman Campbell and Don Harron.