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t’s hard to know what’s more exciting — creating a new lineup of entertainment for another season or sharing the program with you once it’s completed. Both are exhilarating in different ways. Each season we strive to offer new and enriching experiences. Our 2016–17 lineup is no different, showcasing everything from headline musicians, ballet and stand-up comedy to family shows and kinderconcerts. Whether you’re inclined to take in a performance by a favourite artist or prefer exploring the work of performers unfamiliar to you, I hope these experiences leave you inspired and renewed. Remember to share your experiences with us. Send a tweet, drop us a line or stop by to chat. We’d love to hear from you.

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I look forward to welcoming you to another season of performing arts. Danna Evans, Manager, Theatres and Civic Events

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season at a BOREALIS MUSIC SERIES

Séan McCann of Great Big Sea 15 Boreal’s Songs for a Snowy Season 18 The Slocan Ramblers 23 Trent Severn 28 Dave Gunning 33 GUELPH TODAY COMEDY SERIES

Brent Butt 14 Kenny vs. Spenny 22 Shaun Majumder 26 The Just for Laughs Road Show 32 MIIJIDAA FAMILY SERIES

Peter Rabbit™ Tales 16 Max & Ruby 20 Mini Pop Kids 27 Elephant and Piggie’s We are in a Play! 34 RBC SHOWCASE SERIES

BAM! Percussion – eXplosion 13 Swan Lake – Canada’s Ballet Jörgen 24 Some Enchanted Evening 25 Vienna Boys Choir 30


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Matt Dusk 11 Lighthouse 12 Matthew Barber & Jill Barber The Family Album 17 Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy A Celtic Family Christmas 19 Lee Ann Womack 21 Robert Michaels 29 Glenn Miller Orchestra 31 An Evening with Moe Berg, Chris Murphy, Craig Northey and Steven Page 35 WOOLY KINDERCONCERTS  10

Jack and the Beanstalk 1001 Arabian Nights The Four Musicians of Bremen


Tickets on sale June 8

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 519.763.3000 1.877.520.2408  Box Office 35 Woolwich St Guelph Hours change throughout the season. Please call ahead or visit riverrun.ca for current hours. Ten-minute ticket pick-up parking available in our driveway.

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Matt Dusk $110

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 – SEE PAGE 11 4 Relax as Red Car Service picks you up (within Guelph), gets you to dinner, the show and home again.* 4 Enjoy an elegant preshow three-course dinner at Babelfish Bistro.** *Your phone number will be shared with Red Car Service to arrange pick up time. **Fixed menu, two choices for each course with a vegetarian alternative, 5:30 pm seating.

Kenny vs. Spenny $60

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017 – SEE PAGE 22 4 Enjoy exclusive backstage Meet ’n’ Greet. 4 Take a photo with the artists. 4 Receive a complimentary signed poster.

Some Enchanted Evening $75

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017 – SEE PAGE 25

4 Take in our Valentine’s pre-show reception on The Bridge, 6:45 pm. 4 Enjoy elegant desserts and coffee served. 4 Engage in an entertaining pre-show chat. VIP Experiences are available for purchase in person or by phone only (not available online.) PACK-IT-UP discounts not available for VIP Experiences.

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Wooly Kinderconcerts Introduce your children aged five and under to the rich variety of instruments and sounds of the symphony! Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra play samplings of works by great composers, which provide the soundtrack to fun, interactive stories. Kinderconcerts are hands-on experiences kids learn from and remember.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Saturday, November 5, 2016 Notes on the flute, horn, violin, harp and piano ascend as Jack makes his climb up the beanstalk to save precious instruments from a giant who lives in the sky.

1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS

Saturday, February 25, 2017 Exotic music played on the oboe, English horn, viola, cello, piano and percussion whisks the audience to the land of Aladdin, Sinbad and magic carpet rides.

THE FOUR MUSICIANS OF BREMEN

Photo: Dean Palmer

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 A musical menagerie played on the clarinet, trumpet, trombone and contrabass tells the story of a cat, rooster, dog and donkey who outwit a band of thieves.

WOOLY KINDERCONCERTS CO-OPERATORS HALL 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 AM Adult

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Matt Dusk Matt Dusk has forged an international career that includes gold and platinum recordings, No. 1 radio hits and live performances around the world. Accompanied by a full band and horn section, Canada’s celebrated crooner is set to take you on a magical musical journey.

NEW

VIP EXPERIENCE See page 9

His confidence and swagger continue to radiantly shine.” – New Canadian Music

MATT DUSK

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SAT OCT

MAIN STAGE Adult

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2016 8 PM

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

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Lighthouse

With hit songs including One Fine Morning, Sunny Days and Pretty Lady, Lighthouse is recognized as one of the best performing acts of its time. The iconic Canadian band has won fans around the world for free-wheeling and highspirited performances that have continued since 1969.

There’s nothing better for the soul than Lighthouse at the end of a sunny day.” Windsor Star

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FRI OCT

2016 8 PM

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LIGHTHOUSE MAIN STAGE Adult

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BAM! Percussion eXplosion

Side-splitting comedy. Savage drumming virtuosity. The pulsating energy of BAM! Percussion is contagious. Through powerful rhythms and deliriously funny sketches, the percussionists take their audience on a cross-cultural journey. It’s a show presented in the group’s unique language, “BAM! speech,” spoken solely by its members but universally understood.

BAM! PERCUSSION Senior

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The St. Albert Gazette

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SUN OCT

eXplosion MAIN STAGE Adult

Audiences are drawn to the turbo-charged trio’s explosive drumming, hilarious miming and the unique BAM! nonsensical language.

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RBC SHOWCASE SERIES

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Brent Butt

From humble roots in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Brent Butt has risen to iconic status in the Canadian comedy world. Renowned as one of the nation’s funniest comedians, he has performed at the world’s most prestigious comedy festivals, toured internationally and created and starred in the hit television sitcom, Corner Gas.

“He’s still most at home on a stage with a microphone making people laugh.” The Standard

Language and content may offend some. Not suitable for children.

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2016 8 PM

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BRENT BUTT MAIN STAGE Adult

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High School Student: $5

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An Evening with

Séan McCann

of Great Big Sea Séan McCann won over audiences from coast to coast and around the world as a founding member of the award-winning East Coast band Great Big Sea. Today, McCann is charting his own course with a new sound. His performance will feature a combination of original songs and stories designed to inspire and change lives for the better.

(McCann’s) new sound…is less Celtic and a little more Bo Diddley and Buddy Holly.” Hamilton Spectator

AN EVENING WITH SÉAN McCANN OF GREAT BIG SEA CO-OPERATORS HALL Adult

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FRI NOV

2016 8 PM

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Peter Rabbit™ Tales Featuring fantastic costumes, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music, the magical, marvellous world of Beatrix Potter comes alive on stage in Peter Rabbit™ Tales. Follow Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they escape from Mr. McGregor, outfox Mr. Tod and rescue the Flopsy Bunnies in a story that 150th sees them all grown up. Peter Rabbit™ Tales is produced by Enchantment Theatre Company.

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The energy in the audience during the show was palpable. I can’t remember when I’ve seen kids so completely engaged in a performance.” State Theatre

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SUN NOV

Pantone 2915c.

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PETER RABBIT™ TALES MAIN STAGE

Pantone Cool Grey 8c

2016 2 PM

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MIIJIDAA FAMILY SERIES

Adult Pack-It-Up Regular

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College/ $19.20 $17.60 $17.60 $16.00 High School University $24.00 $22.00 $22.00 $20.00 Student: $5 Student: $20


Matthew Barber & Jill Barber The Family Album Jill Barber is an awardwinning singer whose jazzy performances evoke feelings of a bygone era. Her brother Matthew is one of Canada’s most respected and admired singer-songwriters. The pair will take the stage together in a performance that weaves original works with timeless classics, displaying the siblings’ outstanding talents.

Hypnotic, intimate, the entire record is coated in luscious sibling harmony." Rolling Stone

MATTHEW BARBER & JILL BARBER Adult

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SAT NOV

THE FAMILY ALBUM MAIN STAGE

College/ University Student: $20

2016 8 PM

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

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Boreal’s Songs for a Snowy Season Guelph songstresses Jude Vadala, Katherine Wheatley and Tannis Slimmon welcome winter with Boreal’s Songs for a Snowy Season. The trio promises to warm up the night with outstanding harmonies, brilliant songwriting and beautiful lyrics. Boreal’s seasonal concert of original songs and holiday classics has become an annual tradition.

Jude, Tannis and Katherine’s annual winter concert is absolutely magical… You’ll be smiling about it for the rest of the season.” CFRU 93.3 FM

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FRI DEC

2016 8 PM

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BOREAL’S SONGS FOR A SNOWY SEASON CO-OPERATORS HALL Adult

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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

A Celtic Family Christmas This holiday season join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Canada’s award-winning fiddle virtuosos, for an intimate and unique festive concert. The duo, accompanied by their step-dancing children and an incredible group of talented musicians, will transport you into the wonderful world of a true Cape Breton Christmas celebration. If you really love fiddle music, there are performances here that are nothing short of jaw dropping ... performances that will raise you up and performances that will leave you misty‑eyed,” The Guardian

NATALIE MacMASTER & DONNELL LEAHY A CELTIC FAMILY CHRISTMAS MAIN STAGE Adult Pack-It-Up Regular

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2016 8 PM

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

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Max & Ruby Max & Ruby bring a holiday tradition to life in their most magical performance yet. Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet, The Nutcracker, the beloved bunny siblings star in the musical production Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. It’s a show the whole family will enjoy — perfect for the holiday season.

The show was extremely entertaining and had my little one mesmerized from start to finish.” Mom On the Go

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MAX & RUBY IN THE NUTCRACKER SUITE MAIN STAGE

2016 6 PM

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MIIJIDAA FAMILY SERIES

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Senior

Student

College/ $22.40 High School University $32.00 $30.00 $30.00 $28.00 Student: $5 Student: $20

Pack-It-Up $25.60 $24.00 $24.00 Regular

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Lee Ann Womack Grammy-winning country artist Lee Ann Womack performs songs that capture the essence of human experience. Described as possessing vocal purity that rivals Dolly Parton and emotion equalling Emmylou Harris, she sings songs that let pain, joy and desire pour out. Womack’s talents have made her the duet partner of choice for artists including Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson and George Strait.

Womack is one of American music’s most powerful interpreters of good material, whatever the genre.” The Associated Press

LEE ANN WOMACK Adult

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THU JAN

MAIN STAGE

High School Student: $5

College/ University Student: $20

2017 8 PM

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

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Kenny vs. Spenny

NEW

VIP EXPERIENCE See page 9

Kenny and Spenny (a.k.a. Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice) continue where they left off on their hit television series, competing for victory in insane challenges that see the best friends try to humiliate one another live on stage.

In their friendshipgone-sour comedy double act, Kenny’s the fire, but Spenny is the fuel.” CTV News

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SAT JAN

2017 8 PM

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KENNY VS. SPENNY MAIN STAGE Adult

Senior

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This show contains extreme language and content and is  recommended for audience members 18 and older.

High School Student: $5

College/ University Student: $20


The Slocan Ramblers

Renowned as one of Canada’s best up-and-coming bluegrass bands, The Slocan Ramblers are rooted in tradition yet fearlessly creative. Possessing a bold, dynamic sound, the band has become a favourite among roots music fans for its energetic live shows and impeccable musicianship.

THE SLOCAN RAMBLERS Senior

Student

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Elmore Magazine

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CO-OPERATORS HALL Adult

For a bunch of boys from Toronto, the Slocan Ramblers are turning out a piping hot brand of bluegrass that you just may think was cut fresh from a back porch in the Blue Ridge.”

College/ University Student: $20

2017 8 PM

BOREALIS MUSIC SERIES

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Swan Lake Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet Swan Lake, setting it in the picturesque seascape of Nova Scotia’s Fortress of Louisbourg.

Featuring lavish sets, incredible costumes and outstanding dancers, the moving performance showcases the extraordinary beauty of traditional ballet while also serving to reflect Canadian heritage.

In look and feel and intent, this is a Canadian Swan Lake.” Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

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2017 2 PM

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Photo: Kevin Vagg

SWAN LAKE

CANADA’S BALLET JÖRGEN MAIN STAGE Adult Pack-It-Up Regular

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College/ $33.60 $32.00 $32.00 $20.00 High School University $42.00 $40.00 $40.00 $25.00 Student: $5 Student: $20


Some Enchanted Evening Four of the nation’s finest singers come together to celebrate 150 years of musical theatre and operetta in Canada. Ben Heppner, Rebecca Caine, Jean Stilwell and Gary Relyea, along with music director David Warrack, will perform favourite hits from shows like South Pacific, My Fair Lady, The King and I and Phantom of the Opera.

NEW

VIP

EXPERIENCE See page 9

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING Adult Pack-It-Up Regular

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Student

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THU FEB

MAIN STAGE

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College/ $41.60 $40.00 $40.00 $23.20 High School University $52.00 $50.00 $50.00 $29.00 Student: $5 Student: $20

2017 8 PM

RBC SHOWCASE SERIES

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Shaun Majumder Majumder is one of the most sparkling and likeable comedians in the business.� The Georgia Straight

Shaun Majumder promises a night of laughs not to be missed. A familiar face to comedy fans across Canada for his hilarious antics on the hit CBC Television program, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Majumder is also an award-winning star of film and the stand-up stage. Language and content may offend some. Not suitable for children.

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SAT FEB

2017 8 PM

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SHAUN MAJUMDER MAIN STAGE Adult

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Mini Pop Kids

A positive highenergy show full of hits‌ Anyone with a ticket will be encouraged to discover their inner pop star.�

Packed with positive energy, the Mini Pop Kids encourage and empower children to be confident and shoot for their dreams. Performing family-friendly versions of current pop songs everyone can enjoy, the Mini Pop Kids will have the audience singing, dancing and having a great time together.

Orillia Packet and Times

MINI POP KIDS Adult Pack-It-Up Regular

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MAIN STAGE

2017 2 PM

MIIJIDAA FAMILY SERIES

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Trent Severn Trent Severn has become an important emotional and cultural touchstone for all those who love the nation atop the North American continent.”

Acclaimed Ontario folk trio Trent Severn is described as “Canadian history in harmony.” Members Dayna Manning, Emm Gryner and Lindsay Schindler will perform beautifully crafted songs that continue the poetic legacy of pioneering Canadian songwriters including Gordon Lightfoot, Stompin’ Tom Connors and Ian and Sylvia Tyson.

Music Life Magazine

24 FRI FEB

2017 8 PM

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Photo: Mark Maryanovich

TRENT SEVERN

CO-OPERATORS HALL Adult

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His name is Robert Michaels. He is incomparable. And you simply must see him.” – Toronto Star

Robert Michaels Multi-time gold and platinum world music artist Robert Michaels has won admiration for performances that leave audiences awestruck. Renowned by critics as a “dazzling guitarist,” he and his orchestra bring an electric energy to the stage, mixing a captivating blend of styles — from Flamenco to Cuban to tango and jazz.

ROBERT MICHAELS Adult

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24 FRI FEB

MAIN STAGE

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2017 8 PM

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Vienna Boys Choir The audience was taken on a musical journey which spanned the centuries and covered the globe during a diverse evening of classical, folk and contemporary music.� Southwest Booster

Photo: Lukas Beck

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SUN MAR

2017 2 PM

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Angelic voices. Youthful energy. Spectacular musicality. With a history dating to the 14th century, there is no doubt the Vienna Boys Choir has stood the test of time. Founded in the court of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, the choir is renowned for its storied past and moving present-day performances. The Vienna Boys Choir is represented by Opus 3 Artists.

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR MAIN STAGE Adult

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Student

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College/ $38.40 $38.40 $23.20 High School University $50.00 $48.00 $48.00 $29.00 Student: $5 Student: $20

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Glenn Miller Orchestra The famous Glenn Miller Orchestra remains the most sought-after big band in the world today. The 18-piece ensemble will serenade the audience with classics including In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade and Chattanooga Choo Choo. It’s a can’t-miss show for jazz and swing fans, or anyone interested in the heyday of big band music.

The ensemble is as solid as ever, recording-quality first rate.” All About Jazz

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Adult

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THU MAR

MAIN STAGE

College/ University Student: $20

2017 8 PM

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

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The

Just for Laughs

A comedy extravaganza.”

The Just for Laughs Road Show offers an evening of laugh-a-minute entertainment featuring brilliant stand‑up comedians from the world-renowned Montreal Just for Laughs festival. In  its 14th year touring Ontario, the Just for Laughs Road Show offers the perfect way to sample some of the festival’s funniest stand-up acts.

NOW Magazine

Language and content may offend some. Not suitable for children.

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THE JUST FOR LAUGHS ROAD SHOW

THU MAR

2017 8 PM

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MAIN STAGE Adult

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High School Student: $5

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Photo: Dean Palmer

Road Show


Dave Gunning During a career spanning 20 years and 11 albums, folk-roots singer-songwriter Dave Gunning has earned Canadian Folk Music Awards, East Coast Music Awards and a Juno nomination. Gunning takes audiences on a captivating journey that features heartfelt stories, humorous lyrics and stunning musical arrangements in his finely crafted songs.

Gunning has emerged over the last 15 years as one of the defining voices of East Coast songwriting, joining the forces of Stan Rogers and John Allan Cameron as chroniclers of life.� Penguin Eggs

DAVE GUNNING Adult

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FRI MAR

CO-OPERATORS HALL

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2017 8 PM

BOREALIS MUSIC SERIES

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Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play! Elephant Gerald is lumbering and prone to melancholy. Piggie is perky, smiley and full of fun. Total opposites? No way! Just like in Mo Willems’s beloved children’s books, Gerald and Piggie are best friends. The classic tale comes to life on stage in the new vaudevillian musical romp, Elephant and Piggie’s We are in a Play! Elephant and Piggie enthusiasts will enjoy the stellar production.” DC Theatre Scene

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SUN APR

ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE’S

WE ARE IN A PLAY! MAIN STAGE

2017 2 PM

34

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An Evening with

Moe Berg, Chris Murphy, Craig Northey and Steven Page Moe Berg (Pursuit of Happiness), Chris Murphy (Sloan), Craig Northey (Odds) and Steven Page (formerly of Barenaked Ladies) join forces to perform their hit songs and share road stories about the mixed bag of excitement, dread, inspiration, emotional torture and unconditional support that is all part of being in a band. Yes, they are going to play on each other's songs and yes, they will rock.

AN EVENING WITH MOE BERG, CHRIS MURPHY, CRAIG NORTHEY AND STEVEN PAGE MAIN STAGE Adult

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20 THU APR

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2017 8 PM

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

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It’s all about you. River Run volunteers provide standout service to make your experience special. They swing into action the moment you arrive. • Greeting you at the entrance • Checking your coat • Ushering you to your seat • Serving you refreshments • Thanking you for coming They know how to have fun too. That’s what makes River Run a happy place to volunteer. Visit riverrun.ca/volunteer

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Every child, e About Linamar for the Performing Arts

• A long-term program of River Run Centre for children in Grades 1 through 8 • Over 14,000 children attend twice each school year • Now in its 16th year, generously sponsored by Linamar Corporation • Designed to expose children to the rich breadth of performing arts • Offered admission free so every child has the opportunity to attend

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every year

LINAMAR 2016–17 PROGRAM GRADES 1 & 2

The Slocan Ramblers January 24 to 26

TerZettto

April 4 to 6 GRADES 3 & 4

Shane Cook

October 25 to 27

CréaSon – The Eco-Logical Show! March 28 to 30

GRADES 5 & 6

Double Double Duo November 8 to 10

Chrysalis Project April 25 to 27

GRADES 7 & 8

Silent Film with Roman Zavada

January 31 to February 2

Spin

May 9 to 11

Visit riverrun.ca/ school-performances

an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario

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• It’s handy. You’re likely heading downtown anyway. • Timing’s good. The night’s still young when the show is out. • It’s social. Nothing quite like sharing the experience with friends.

Get your eyeGO or uGO ticket in 3 easy steps

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Pick a show Visit riverrun.ca/eyego or riverrun.ca/ugo to see a listing of all the great shows that offer eyeGO/uGO tickets.

Call 519.763.3000 Purchase by phone or visit the River Run Box Office, and remember to ask for the eyeGO/uGO ticket. Show your student ID To receive your eyeGO/uGO ticket, you must show your current student photo ID.


MusicWorks|StageWorks

showcasing youth talent Each spring we invite aspiring performers, age 13 to 19, to participate in MusicWorks|StageWorks, River Run’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 Y Advance a show Y Sign an artist contract Y Write a bio Y Build a stage plot Y Do a sound check

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ALL ARE WELCOME TO APPLY Y Musicians Y Spoken word artists Y Dancers Y Comedians Y Actors

The mentorship program culminates in public performances by the youth. 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.

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There’s so much more Community presenters and touring artists also offer many exciting choices* — from choral and orchestral music to tribute bands and musical theatre. We invite you to take it all in! New shows are added throughout the year. Keep in the loop by signing up for In the Spotlight, our e-news bulletin. That way you’ll never miss out.

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Photo: Dean Palmer

*PACK-IT- UP does not apply to pages 43 to 49.


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Thursday, December 22, 2016 7:30 PM Friday, December 23, 2016 7:30 PM Adult Seating from $46 Discounts for Students, Seniors & Groups Ballet Jörgen Canada collaborates with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Set to the traditional Tchaikovsky music, this Nutcracker features the vibrant works of the great Group of Seven landscape artists. A Live at the Hippo Pool Events presentation.


YOUR SYMPHONY

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

Single Tickets $17 - $50 | Group Discount 15% | High School Students $5 (eyeGO) Subscription Packages Save 10% - 20% | Pre Gala tickets sold separately Saturday, October 29, 2016 7:30pm SEASON OPENING GALA - ALL HALLOW'S EVE BALL With symphonic masterpieces inspired by All Hallow's Eve. Featuring: Canadian Piano Duo Anagnoson and Kinton, and special surprise guests from the Guelph Community. Join us for an afterparty in the lobby for the the entire audience. Pre-concert Gala Dinner ticket sold separately. I River Run Centre Sunday, December 11, 2016 3pm TCHAIKOVSKY'S - THE NUTCRACKER ONSTAGE Featuring: the Oakville Ballet, Trumpet Trio Matisse, Aled, and Maslin Blundell, and the Guelph Youth Singers. I River Run Centre Sunday, January 1, 2017 3pm NEW YEAR'S DAY CONCERT - WITH SOPRANO JENNIFER MAINES Guest Soloist: Canadian soprano Jennifer Maines, winner of the 2015 Austrian Music Theatre Prize Best Leading Actress I River Run Centre Sunday, February 12, 2017 3pm MUSICIANS' CHOICE: BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 1 Featuring: GSO's Under-23 Concerto Competition, featuring winners from both the strings and piano categories. With very special guest: Mitchell Moffitt of AsapScience. I River Run Centre Sunday April 9th, 2017 3pm VERDI'S REQUIEM at the BASILICA With Guest Soloists: soprano Cheryl Hickman and mezzo Nina Yoshida Nelsen. Guest Choir: University of Guelph Choirs I Basilica Our Lady of Immaculate Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:30pm AUDIENCE CHOICE: ELGAR ENIGMA VARIATIONS Elgar's Enigma Variations and Canadian composer John Estacio's "A Wondrous Light". Grand Winner of the 2016 GSO Under-23 Concerto Competition, pianist Coral Solomon I River Run Centre

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Theatre Information Tickets & Information 519.763.3000 1.877.520.2408

Administration

519.837.5662

Rental Inquiries

519.837.5662 extension 2804 info@riverrun.ca riverrun.ca riverruncentre @riverruncentre

SENIOR

Aged 60 or older STUDENT

With a valid student ID CHILD

Age varies, check individual shows

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Mobile Devices

Please mute all mobile and electronic devices while in the theatre.

Accessibility

River Run Centre is fully accessible for patrons and performers with special needs. Wheelchair accessible locations are available in both theatres. Please call the Box Office for all special or accessible seating requests. Infrared Headsets for those hard of hearing are available free of charge for both theatres at Coat Check prior to the performance.

Children/Infants

Everyone must have a ticket to enter the theatre, including all children and infants. Please note that infants may not be permitted in the theatre for some performances. Call the Box Office for information about specific shows. We recommend that children be supervised and seated beside a parent or guardian at all times. River Run Centre will not accept responsibility for unattended children. A limited number of booster seats are available, free of charge, at Coat Check prior to the performance.

Food & Beverages

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

Coat Check

During the regular season, coat check services are available for a nominal charge.

Refunds

Refund Policies vary from show to show. For shows which offer refunds, tickets must be returned to the box office at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Call the Box Office for information about specific shows.

Cameras and Recording Devices

Photography, videography and recording are strictly prohibited in the theatres.

Scents

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

Latecomers

So that everyone can enjoy the performance, and in consideration of the performers, latecomers will be seated at a suitable break. Program is subject to change without notice.


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