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On the Edge of Your Seat The River Run Centre is thrilled to present the very best local, national and international performances — with something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for iconic rock’n’roll, new country, holiday traditions, soulful blues, captivating folk, enchanting dance, lively pop, the newest indie, side-splitting comedy, family fun, and much more, we know we have something for you. We are proud to be a destination for live entertainment in Guelph and the surrounding area. We look forward to the chance to open our doors and welcome you for an unforgettable experience at the theatre. Remember to share your experiences with us — we love to hear from you. On behalf of the staff and volunteers, we look forward to seeing you at the River Run Centre. Bill Nuhn Manager, Theatre and Civic Events

From top to bottom: Boreal, Countermeasure, The Abrams, Anne of Green Gables — The Ballet™

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2019/20 Season

Park Grocery Family Series

Jungle Book | 22 Dog Man: The Musical | 29 Masters of Illusion | 34 Charlotte’s Web | 37

Guelph Infiniti Music Series

Countermeasure | 14 Burton Cummings Up Close & Alone | 17 The Men of the Deeps Christmas in the Mine | 18 A Next Generation Leahy Christmas | 20 54•40 | 25 Meghan Patrick | 28 A Musical Evening with Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman | 33 The Legendary Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Tour | 36

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Borealis Music Series The Abrams | 13 Amanda Rheaume | 16 Boreal’s Songs for a Snowy Season | 21 The Slocan Ramblers | 24 Survivorman Les Stroud | 30


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Howie Mandel | 11 Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis | 27 Shaun Majumder | 31 The Just for Laughs Road Show | 39

The Nutcracker | 10 The Barber of Seville | 10 The Adventures of Robin Hood and Ms Marian | 10

Miijidaa Life Stories In Conversation with Murray McLauchlan | 12 In Conversation with Valdy | 26 In Conversation with Susan Aglukark | 35

Magic Music Now Hollerado | 15 The Trews | 32

Additional concerts will be announced throughout the season.

Linamar for the Performing Arts | 42 Volunteer Program | 45 Community Presenters and Touring Artists | 46 Theatre Information | 54

Showcase Series

A Whole New World — The Musical Magic of Alan Menken | 19 Anne of Green Gables — The Ballet™ Canada’s Ballet Jörgen | 23 The Evasons | 38

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The Nutcracker

Saturday, November 16, 2019 Journey to a land of sweets and sugar plum fairies during this kid-friendly performance of The Nutcracker. A magical score by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will sweep you away.

The Barber of Seville Saturday, February 1, 2020

Kids of all ages will love this interactive performance of The Barber of Seville, featuring a score by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini.

The Adventures of Robin Hood and Ms Marian Saturday, March 28, 2020

Meet well-known characters from Nottingham Forest during The Adventures of Robin Hood and Ms Marian, featuring Ride of the Valkyries by German composer Richard Wagner. VIP EXPERIENCE Enjoy a coffee on us

WOOLY KINDERCONCERTS

Canada Company Hall No charge

Saturdays | 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 am | Co-operators Hall Wooly Kinderconcerts bring the symphony to life for kids through fun, interactive performances. Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra share stories and works by great composers, introducing children aged five and under to a rich variety of sounds and instruments. Kinderconcerts are hands-on experiences — audience participation is highly encouraged!

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HOWIE MANDEL

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 7:00 pm | Main Stage Laughs courtesy of a comedy legend

GuelphToday.com Comedy Series

A force in show business for more than three decades, Howie Mandel continues winning laughs on television and the standup stage. The iconic comedian famous for his work on America’s Got Talent and Deal or No Deal promises a hilarious standup performance showcasing his over-thetop personality. Mature content and language. Not suitable for all audiences.

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VIP EXPERIENCE Post-show Meet and Greet Sleeman Atrium No charge

In Conversation with

MURRAY McLAUCHLAN Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 8:00 pm | Co-operators Hall Miijidaa Life Stories

Getting Out of Here Alive Singer-songwriter Murray McLauchlan won 11 Juno Awards, was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. McLauchlan discusses his more than 30-year career with host Cameron Smillie.

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THE ABRAMS

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 8:00 pm | Co-operators Hall A fresh look at musical traditions

Borealis Music Series

From roots in bluegrass and gospel music, fourthgeneration musicians John and James Abrams have taken their family business to a new level. Among the youngest artists to perform at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, The Abrams promise an evening of entertainment with original songs and unique takes on Americana and country classics.

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COUNTERMEASURE Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 8:00 pm | Main Stage Guelph Infiniti Music Series

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Canadian vocalists in sweet harmony Smooth harmonies. Joyful performances. Infectious energy. A next-level a cappella experience. Countermeasure features 13 of Canada’s top vocal talents performing innovative arrangements of pop favourites, jazz standards and original compositions in a dramatic show that entertains audiences around the world.

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HOLLERADO

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 8:00 pm | Main Stage Acclaimed indie band bids farewell Energetic Canadian rockers Hollerado have built a devoted legion of fans during a celebrated two-decade career. The indie band that first rose to fame with the 2010 song, Americanarama, is saying farewell with a final North American tour. Don’t miss one of Hollerado’s final live performances.

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AMANDA RHEAUME

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 8:00 pm | Co-operators Hall Borealis Music Series

Beautiful songwriting, moving music A Canadian Folk Music Award winner as Aboriginal Songwriter of The Year, Amanda Rheaume has won fans across the country and around the world with her unique and soulful blend of folk, country and pop. The awardwinning Métis singer and songwriter presents a selection of her eloquent, expressive and well-crafted compositions. PHOTO: JEN SQUIRES

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BURTON CUMMINGS Up Close & Alone

Friday, November 29, 2019 | 8:00 pm | Main Stage Music legend performs his iconic songs

Guelph Infiniti Music Series

Rock icon Burton Cummings remains at the top of his musical game as an unrivalled singer, songwriter and recording artist. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee presents an evening of his legendary hits —including American Woman, Share the Land, These Eyes, No Time and Laughing — during an intimate solo performance. TICKETS

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THE MEN OF THE DEEPS Christmas in the Mine

Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm | Main Stage Guelph Infiniti Music Series

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Famed chorus celebrates the holidays A favourite of audiences from coast to coast and the only group of its kind, the iconic Men of the Deeps Cape Breton coal miners choir keeps tradition alive through heartfelt performances. The chorus warms up the season with festive selections from its first-ever solo holiday recording, Christmas in the Mine, with fiddler Colin Grant. TICKETS

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A WHOLE NEW WORLD The Musical Magic of Alan Menken Friday, December 13, 2019 | 8:00 pm | Main Stage Memorable musical scores come to life Experience the iconic music of Alan Menken, master songwriter of Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Little Shop of Horrors. This powerful musical documentary-style show created by Adrian Marchuk illustrates how Menken’s music led to a whole new world of animated characters, stories and films. TICKETS

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A NEXT GENERATION LEAHY CHRISTMAS Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 7:30 pm | Main Stage Guelph Infiniti Music Series

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A youthful Celtic holiday celebration Joyful, positive and energetic. A Next Generation Leahy Christmas is sure to fill you with the spirit of the season. Six young members of the legendary Leahy family — Adele, Gregory, Angus, Cecilia, Joseph and Evelyn — display their outstanding talents in Celtic music, song and dance during a breathtaking performance. PHOTO: LITTLEJOHN PHOTOGRAPHY TICKETS

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BOREAL’S SONGS FOR A SNOWY SEASON Friday, Dec. 20, 8:00 pm | Saturday, Dec. 21, 2:00 pm Co-operators Hall The annual winter season tradition Guelph musicians Katherine Wheatley and Tannis Slimmon — along with new Boreal member Angie Nussey — promise to brighten the winter with outstanding harmonies, brilliant songwriting and beautiful lyrics during Songs for a Snowy Season. Boreal’s seasonal concert of original songs and holiday classics has become a celebrated annual tradition.

Borealis Music Series

PHOTO: NICKY CAMPBELL AND RACHEL RUSSELL

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JUNGLE BOOK

Sunday, January 5, 2020 | 1:00 pm | Main Stage Park Grocery Family Series

Legendary tale brought to life See beloved characters Mowgli, Bagheera, Akela and Baloo come to life like never before in an acclaimed new theatrical adaptation of the works of Rudyard Kipling by creators Craig Francis and Rick Miller. Featuring a rich soundscape and immersive multimedia, this joyous production delves deep into the themes of Kipling’s captivating stories. PHOTO: RICK MILLER

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

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VIP EXPERIENCE A Conversation with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Canada Company Hall 1 pm No charge

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – THE BALLET™ Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Sunday, January 12, 2020 | 2:00 pm | Main Stage Re-envisioning the Canadian classic Follow the adventures of 11-year-old orphan Anne Shirley as she finds her home with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert in Avonlea. This anticipated new production is the first to re-envision Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel as a full-length ballet. PHOTO: KEVIN LLOYD PHOTOGRAPHY TICKETS

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THE SLOCAN RAMBLERS Friday, January 17, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Co-operators Hall Borealis Music Series

Contemporary bluegrass at its best A bold sound blending bluegrass and folk with outstanding songwriting and raucous energy makes The Slocan Ramblers a favourite among roots music fans. Expect a performance that’s rooted in tradition yet fearlessly creative, featuring sawdust-thick vocals and lightning-fast instrumentals. PHOTO: JEN SQUIRES

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54•40

Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Main Stage Iconic rockers perform the hits 54•40 has taken its place among Canada’s greatest rock’n’roll bands, carving out a three-decade legacy of gold and platinum recordings and stellar live performances. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees perform selections from their catalogue of classic hits including Baby Ran, She La, One Gun, Ocean Pearl and I Go Blind.

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Guelph Infiniti Music Series

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VIP EXPERIENCE Post-show Meet and Greet Sleeman Atrium No charge

In Conversation with

VALDY

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Co-operators Hall Miijidaa Life Stories

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Celebrating 50 years of touring One of Canada’s most beloved performers, Valdy has won admiration from fans and music critics during a career spanning 16 recordings. The celebrated troubadour discusses his life and career with host Cameron Smillie.

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COLIN MOCHRIE AND ASAD MECCI Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Main Stage Improv like you’ve never seen it

GuelphToday.com Comedy Series

From the minds of improv comedy legend Colin Mochrie and master hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a mind-blowing, jaw-dropping and side-splitting new show. Hypnotism and improvisation come together to feature audience volunteers under hypnosis performing improv with Mochrie. Who knows where the unconscious mind will go! Mature content and language. Not suitable for all audiences. TICKETS

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MEGHAN PATRICK

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Main Stage Guelph Infiniti Music Series

Captivating new country Meghan Patrick carries the torch of traditional country music into the mainstream. The Canadian Country Music Award winner brings chart-topping hits from her albums, Grace and Grit and Country Made Me Do It, performing her traditionally inspired songs about life, love and the country music lifestyle. PHOTO: CAMERON POWELL

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REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF DAV PILKEY

DOG MAN: The Musical

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 7:00 pm | Main Stage Hilarious fun for the entire family Best friends George and Harold have been creating comics for years. Now in Grade 5, they decide it’s time to write a musical about their favourite character: Dog Man, the crimebiting sensation! Based on the best-selling book series by Dav Pilkey, Dog Man: The Musical is an epic new adventure by TheaterWorksUSA featuring hilarity and heart.

Park Grocery Family Series

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SURVIVORMAN LES STROUD

Friday, February 21, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Co-operators Hall Borealis Music Series

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Sharing a nature-first musical message Best known as the creator, producer and star of the hit television series Survivorman, Les Stroud inspires with his passion for the Earth. Also a celebrated speaker and musician, Stroud guides the audience through a powerful musical storytelling and video concert experience focused on reconnecting to the natural world. TICKETS

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SHAUN MAJUMDER Friday, February 21, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Main Stage A night of laughs with a standup star Hailing from Burlington, Newfoundland (population 350), Shaun Majumder brings a unique perspective to comedy. The award-winning actor and comedian famous for his hilarious antics on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Cedric the Entertainer Presents and Just for Laughs, Majumder promises a standup performance not to be missed.

GuelphToday.com Comedy Series

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THE TREWS

Friday, February 28, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Main Stage Magic Music Now Series

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An energetic indie rock showcase The Trews have earned accolades across Canada and around the world for powerful live performances and a distinctive hard-rock sound. The long-lasting band showcases songs from its more than two-decade career during a show including both acoustic and electric sets.

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A Musical Evening with

SARAH SLEAN AND HAWKSLEY WORKMAN Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 7:00 pm | Main Stage Canadian stars together on stage Two of the finest voices in Canadian music share the stage when Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman perform songs from their respective musical careers. Expect an evening filled with unforgettable music, storytelling and soaring voices as Slean and Workman showcase their extraordinary talents.

Guelph Infiniti Music Series

PHOTO: DUSTIN RABIN (HAWKSLEY WORKMAN)

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MASTERS OF ILLUSION Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 7:00 pm | Main Stage Park Grocery Family Series

A display of mind-bending magic A magical show that combines fantasy, fervour and flair! Ground-breaking illusionists perform sleight of hand, interactive mind magic, hilarious comedy, dangerous escapes and large-scale illusions. Masters of Illusion features some of the world’s top magicians in a performance that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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VIP EXPERIENCE Post-show Meet and Greet Sleeman Atrium No charge

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SUSAN AGLUKARK

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Co-operators Hall Canada’s Arctic Rose Susan Aglukark provides a window into the culture of Canada’s Northern communities through her one-of-a-kind blend of traditional Inuit folk music with country and pop. The Juno-award winner discusses her life and career with host Cameron Smillie. TICKETS

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Miijidaa Life Stories

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The Legendary

DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND Friday, March 27, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Main Stage Guelph Infiniti Music Series

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50th Anniversary Tour With a jumping, infectious and soulful sound, the awardwinning Legendary Downchild Blues Band delivers a live show that is second to none. The iconic Canadian band celebrates its 50th anniversary with an electrifying performance showcasing the sound that has made it a blues institution. TICKETS

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CHARLOTTE’S WEB Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 6:30 pm | Main Stage The beloved children’s story retold

Park Grocery Family Series

Based on E.B. White’s classic story about the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and spider named Charlotte, Charlotte’s Web will captivate audience members young and old. This stage production of the treasured tale by TheaterWorksUSA features endearing characters, selfless love, bravery and the true meaning of friendship. Recommended for ages 4 to 10. PHOTO: JEREMY DANIELS

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THE EVASONS

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 7:00 pm | Main Stage Showcase Series

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Mastering the mystery of the mind Jeff and Tessa Evason make extrasensory connections using an incredible talent known as “second sight.” Audience members are amazed when Tessa perceives birth dates, personal details and even the names of distant loved ones — all while standing on stage wearing a blindfold. The Evasons’ intuitive gifts will captivate you!

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THE JUST FOR LAUGHS ROAD SHOW Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 8:00 pm | Main Stage Side-splitting standup comedy The Just for Laughs Road Show offers an evening of laugha-minute entertainment featuring outstanding stand-up comedians from the world-renowned Montreal Just for Laughs festival. In its 17th year touring Ontario, the Just for Laughs Road Show offers the perfect way to sample some of the festival’s funniest stand-up acts.

GuelphToday.com Comedy Series

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Tune in for the freshest bands that are totally on point! The Magic Music Now Series brings in the most exciting new artists and indie rock bands who are burning up the airwaves. Connect to find out who is coming next: • Follow us @riverrunguelph on Instagram or @riverruncentre on Facebook • Sign-up for our In the Spotlight e-newsletter for announcements and promotions • Check out riverrun.ca for details

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NEW! We are pleased to announce our new Under 30 ticket prices for the 2019/20 Season on all River Run Presents shows. We offer this special pricing for shows in all of our series, from music to theatre, comedy to dance. • Check our show pages in the brochure for pricing

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• Get your Under 30 tickets by visiting riverrun.ca/under-30 • Call the Box Office at 519-763-3000

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EVERY CHILD, EVERY YEAR ABOUT LINAMAR FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS • Now in its 19th year, generously sponsored by Linamar Corporation • A long-term program of River Run Centre for children in Grades 1 through 8 • Over 17,000 children attend twice each school year • Designed to expose children to the rich breadth of performing arts • Free admission so every child has the opportunity to attend

A History of Motown with Krystle Dos Santos

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2019/20 Linamar Program GRADES 1 & 2

GRADES 5 & 6

The Joshua Show  4

Mike Stevens

The Slocan Ramblers

Chrysalis Project  1

GRADES 3 & 4

GRADES 7 & 8

Al Simmons: Sounds Crazy

Lumens  3

October 29 to 31, 2019 January 14 to 16, 2020

January 21 to 23, 2020

RupLoops: The Human Radio  2 April 21 to 23, 2020

November 26 to 28, 2019 March 31 to April 2, 2020

December 3 to 5, 2019

A History of Motown with Krystle Dos Santos February 4 to 6, 2020

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SHOWCASING

YOUTH TALENT

Each spring we invite aspiring performers in high school to participate in MusicWorks|StageWorks, River Run Centre’s performing arts mentorship program. Over the course of the three-week program our technical, programming and promotional staff offer participants real-life experience in putting on a professional-style show. Mentor with the pros

All are welcome to apply

•  Advance a show

• Musicians

•  Sign an artist contract

•  Spoken word artists

•  Write a bio

• Dancers

•  Build a stage plot

• Comedians

•  Do a sound check

• Actors

The mentorship program culminates in public performances. Visit riverrun.ca/youth-mentorship for details.

MusicWorks|StageWorks is offered in partnership with the Guelph Youth Council of the City of Guelph and supported by TD Bank Group.


Volunteering at the River Run Centre

A FRIENDLY WELCOME With close to 200 dedicated volunteers from our community, the River Run Centre has one of the most extensive and successful theatre volunteer programs in Ontario. In 2018, volunteers worked over 4,300 shifts and contributed close to 13,000 hours, dedicating themselves to many aspects of what we do here at the theatre.

Visit riverrun.ca/ volunteer for details on how to get involved.

Interested in joining our team? We offer training and mentorship for each role. Throughout the year, we get together for appreciation events and to celebrate special milestones. PHOTO: DEAN PALMER

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YOUR SYMPHONY

TAKE A SEAT WITH US THIS SEASON Tickets on Sale at the River Run Centre Box Office

Single Tickets $19 - $56.50 | Group Discount 15% Subscription Packages Save 10% - 20% | Red Carpet Reception tickets sold separately

Saturday October 26, 7:30pm | RIVER RUN CENTRE

A SEASON OF CELEBRATION: SEASON OPENING GALA

Sibelious's powerful Finlandia, Walton’s masterful Viola Concerto, and Dvorak’s magnificent “New World” Symphony. Adam Johnson, conductor Sunday December 8, 3pm | RIVER RUN CENTRE

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

The GSO along with guest musicians and singers offers its annual family friendly array of holiday favourites including the Polar Express. Genevieve Leclair, conductor. Wednesday January 1, 3pm | RIVER RUN CENTRE

GSO’s NEW YEAR IN VIENNA

Join the GSO for the delightful music of Lehar, Mozart, and more, including, the family Strauss, all perfect for New Year’s Day. Judith Yan, conductor. Lucia Cesaroni, Soprano. Sunday February 9, 3pm | RIVER RUN CENTRE

THE FOUR SEASONS

Perfect winter treats; music by Vivaldi, paired with Beethoven's programmatic Pastorale Symphony. Edwin Huizinga, soloist and conductor.

Sunday April 5, 3pm | BASILICA OF OUR LADY IMMACULATE

GSO AT THE BASILICA

Enjoy Mozart’s glorious Requiem with the University of Guelph Choirs plus the full sweep of Saint-Saëns majestic “Organ” Symphony. Marta McCarthy, conductor. Saturday April 25, 7:30pm | RIVER RUN CENTRE

THE FOND FAREWELL.

Highlights from Judith’s years with the GSO will include Humperdinck’s gorgeous Hansel and Gretel overture, Bernstein’s remarkable West Side Story, Korngold’s brilliant Violin Concerto, and Stravinsky’s awesome Sacrificial Dance from Rite of Spring. Judith Yan, conductor.

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Sun. Dec. 22 – 7:30pm Mon. Dec. 23 – 7:30pm Adult Seating from $48 Discounts for Students, Seniors and Groups. Media Sponsor

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Theatre Information  Tickets & Information 519.763.3000 1.877.520.2408

Parking

Administration 519.837.5662

Please mute all electronic devices while in the theatre. Photography, videography and recording are prohibited in the theatres unless otherwise indicated by the artist.

Rental Inquiries 519.837.5662 ext. 2804 info@riverrun.ca riverrun.ca riverruncentre @riverruncentre @riverrunguelph SENIOR

Aged 60 or older STUDENT

With a valid student ID CHILD

Age varies, check individual shows

Parking is available nearby at various downtown lots: guelph.ca/parking. On-site accessible parking limited.

Mobile Devices/Cameras/Recording Devices

Accessibility

River Run Centre is fully accessible for patrons and performers. Call the Box Office to request accessible seating. Assistive Listening Devices are available at the Coat Check (free).

Children/Infants

Everyone must have a ticket to enter the theatre, including all children and infants. Infants may not be permitted in the theatre for some performances, call the Box Office for more information. We recommend children be supervised and seated beside a parent or guardian at all times. River Run Centre will not accept responsibility for unattended children. Booster seats are available (free).

Food/Beverages

With the exception of water in non-glass containers, food and beverages are prohibited in the theatres.

Coat Check

Coat check services are available seasonally (nominal charge).

Refunds

Refund policies vary from show to show. For shows that offer refunds, tickets must be refunded no later than one day prior to the performance.

Scents

In consideration of those who have allergies, please refrain from using perfumed products.

Late Arrivals

Late arrivals will be seated at a suitable break. PHOTO: DEAN PALMER

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Programs are subject to change without notice.


Seating Plans

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