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Welcome to our 2017–18 season! This year we celebrate a milestone, as River Run Centre marks its 20th anniversary on October 4. Yes, it’s been 20 years of being Guelph’s first choice for live performance, and here’s to many more seasons to come! The 2017–18 season has something for everyone. Whether it’s rock, country, jazz, blues, bluegrass, pop, folk, comedy, drama, ballet, musical theatre or family fun you are looking for, you’ll find that and more. This season, we’ll feature artists from Guelph, from across North America and from around the world. 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. On behalf of all the staff and volunteers, we look forward to welcoming you to the shows here at your River Run Centre! Bill Nuhn Manager, Theatres and Civic Events


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20th Anniversary Celebration Carroll Baker | 10

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Borealis Music Series Matt Zaddy | 14

GuelphToday.com Comedy Series Mike MacDonald | 12

Louie Anderson | 28

The Just for Laughs Road Show | 34

Roseanne Barr | 37

RBC Showcase Series

Spidey — Make Believe | 15

Magic of your Mind

Anastasia | 23

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Richardson GMP Music Series Emilie-Claire Barlow | 13

Cowboy Junkies | 25

Gord Bamford | 27

Digging Roots and 


Wooly Kinderconcerts | 11 The Nutcracker

Andrew Collins Trio | 17

Boreal’s Songs for a Snowy Season | 18

A Passage to Bollywood | 19 Jake’s Gift | 16

Navdhara India Dance Theatre

Rhythm of the Dance | 32

The National Dance Company of Ireland

Hansel, Gretel and the Witch

Cinderella

Preetam Sengupta | 26

Micah Barnes | 35

Mini Pop Kids | 20

B — The Underwater Bubble Show | 22

Miijidaa Family Series

The Peking Acrobats | 30

Scrap Arts Music | 33

Linamar for the Performing Arts | 38 Sons of Serendip  | 21

 Dione Taylor | 29

Volunteer Program | 42

Tartan Terrors | 24

Community Presenters and Touring Artists | 43 Tom Cochrane with Red Rider  | 31

Kim Mitchell | 36

Theatre Information | 50


How to see your favourites, old and new.

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Post-Show Anniversary Celebration Join us after the performance in the Canada Company Hall to celebrate our 20th Anniversary No charge

20th anniversary celebration WED OCT

4 2017 7 PM

Carroll Baker

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Canada’s “First Lady of Country Music,” Carroll Baker is a music legend and icon. In 1997, she performed as part of River Run Centre’s opening night gala. She returns to Guelph to showcase her talents as part of the centre’s 20th anniversary celebration. “One of the most popular female country singers in Canada.”— All Music

20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION


The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky

Enjoy a coffee on us

Saturday, November 25, 2017 Join our heroine as she falls asleep on Christmas Eve — her new nutcracker doll in arms — and is swept away to a dream world of sugar plum fairies and the Land of Sweets.

Canada Company Hall No charge

Hansel, Gretel and the Witch  Humperdinck

Saturday, February 3, 2018 Follow brother and sister Hansel and Gretel on an innocent stroll into the forest that leads to misadventure involving a dark wood, scary witch and house made of gingerbread.

Cinderella Rossini

Saturday, April 7, 2018 A simple servant’s inner beauty captures the heart of a royal prince, setting the stage for a fairy-tale ending, in Rossini’s telling of the beloved Cinderella story.

Wooly Kinderconcerts

Co-operators Hall · 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 am

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. TICKETS

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SAT NOV 25, 2017 FEB 3, 2018 APR 7, 2018 SOUNDS OF THE SYMPHONY FOR PRESCHOOLERS

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FRI OCT

20 Mike MacDonald 2017 8 PM

Main Stage

KING OF CANADIAN COMEDY

Spend an evening with the “King of Canadian Comedy!” In addition to countless live performances across North America, Mike MacDonald has been featured on the Comedy Network, HBO and Showtime, as well as 25 appearances on CBC Television’s Just For Laughs. He’s a man who knows first hand the healing power of laughter. Language and content may offend some. Not suitable for children.

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Emilie-Claire Barlow Two-time Juno Award-winning artist Emilie-Claire Barlow has won acclaim as one of Canada’s finest jazz singers. Throughout a two-decade career featuring 11 albums, she has proven to be both a unique talent and musical risk-taker. Barlow and her sextet will perform songs from her most recent recording, Clear Day. TICKETS

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SUN OCT

22 2017 8 PM

Main Stage

ONE OF CANADA’S FINEST JAZZ SINGERS

$20

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

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FRI OCT

27 Matt Zaddy 2017 8 PM

Co-operators Hall

FOLK ROCK, R&B & CANADIANA

Matt Zaddy’s songs tell personal stories of his journey through life and music. A songwriter you’ll feel like you’ve known forever, his honest and personal lyrics recall the best of times, worst of times and how people move forward in life. Zaddy’s performance will showcase a blend of folk rock, rhythm & blues and Canadiana. “Easy-on-the-ears, hook-filled tunes. A rare talent.” — CBC Radio

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Spidey

FRI OCT

Make Believe — Magic of Your Mind In a mind-blowing show that will leave the audience awestruck, acclaimed magician Spidey performs his much-anticipated mind-reading show, Make Believe — Magic of your Mind. Spidey has captivated audiences around the world with his live tours, five international television programs and more than six million online viewers.

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27 2017 8 PM

Main Stage

MINDBLOWING MINDREADING

$20

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A conversation with Julia Mackey Post-performance, Co‑operators Hall No charge

FRI NOV

10 Jake’s Gift 2017 8 PM

Co-operators Hall

MULTI-AWARD WINNING DRAMA

Jake’s Gift tells the story of a Canadian Second World War veteran’s reluctant return to Normandy, France for the 60th anniversary of D-Day. At its heart, this multi-award winning drama is a performance about the legacy of remembrance and the story behind one soldier’s sacrifice. “A story of perfect simplicity, flawlessly told.” — Calgary Herald PHOTO: TIM MATHESON

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Andrew Collins Trio Andrew Collins and his trio find themselves at the centre of a burgeoning Canadian acoustic/roots music scene. A prolific composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist — he’s an accomplished mandolin, guitar and fiddle player — Collins’ music is inspired by bluegrass, jazz, swing and blues traditions. TICKETS

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24 2017 8 PM

Co-operators Hall

BLUEGRASS, JAZZ, SWING, BLUES AND MORE

$20

BOREALIS MUSIC SERIES

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FRI DEC

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2017 8 PM SAT DEC

2 2017 2 PM

Co-operators Hall

A SEASONAL SONIC TREAT — NOW TWO DATES!

Boreal’s Songs for a Snowy Season Guelph songstresses Jude Vadala, Katherine Wheatley and Tannis Slimmon will welcome winter during 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 is an annual tradition. TICKETS

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Bollywood Dance Workshop

Canada Company Hall · 7 pm No experience required No charge

A Passage to Bollywood Navdhara India Dance Theatre

ADULT

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2017 8 PM Main Stage

Toe-tapping music. Colourful costumes. A gripping plot. A Passage to Bollywood is a vibrant musical that brings audiences into the world of Indian culture. Featuring drama, action, romance and dance, it’s an authentic and unforgettable experience guaranteed to dazzle — offering colour, vitality and beauty. TICKETS

SAT DEC

TOE-TAPPING INDIAN MUSICAL

$20

RBC SHOWCASE SERIES

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SAT DEC

16 2017 2 PM

Main Stage

FAMILYFRIENDLY POP & SEASONAL CLASSICS

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Mini Pop Kids Packed with positive energy, the Mini Pop Kids encourage young Canadian talent to shoot for their dreams. The group of young singers will even have Mom and Dad up and dancing to familyfriendly versions of today's biggest hits and some seasonal classics as well. Join this unforgettable concert experience designed for the young and young at heart. “A positive high-energy show.” Orillia Packet and Times TICKETS

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Sons of Serendip Serendipity brought them together. Each a musician since childhood, the four members of Sons of Serendip formed their group in 2014, beginning a journey of creating music that touches people’s hearts. Comprised of a cellist, harpist, pianist and lead vocalist, the unique quartet is known for its classically infused arrangements of pop songs and holiday favourites. PHOTO: SHEF REYNOLD

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SUN DEC

17 2017 2 PM

Main Stage

CLASSICALLY INFUSED POP AND HOLIDAY FAVOURITES

$20

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

21


SAT JAN

6 2018 7 PM

Main Stage

A MAGICAL JOURNEY INTO FANTASY

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B – The Underwater Bubble Show Journey to the colourful underwater world of Bubblelandia! After a long day filled with countless things to do, Mr. B finds himself transported to a magical land where seahorses, starfish, mermaids and clownfish lead him on an unforgettable adventure that proves fantasy can become reality. TICKETS

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A Conversation with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Canada Company Hall · 1 pm No charge

Anastasia

SUN JAN

21 2018

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

2 PM

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen brings the magical tale of Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia to the stage to mark the 100th anniversary of Anastasia’s story and 10th anniversary of Ballet Jörgen’s production. The drama of a young girl born to privilege and cast into a world of immense challenge proves an extraordinarily gripping performance. PHOTO: KAROLINA KURAS

Main Stage

“LYRICAL, ATTRACTIVE, ACCESSIBLE” GLOBE AND MAIL

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Robbie Burns Day Dinner

Includes ticket and dinner Co-operators Hall · 6 pm Tickets $115 Promo code: VIP

THU JAN

25 Tartan Terrors 2018 8 PM

Main Stage

ROCK MEETS CELTIC DANCE, HUMOUR & FOLKLORE

The Tartan Terrors are their own “Celtic Invasion,” mixing the energy of rock ’n’ roll with traditional Celtic folklore, dance and humour. With a musical arsenal featuring outstanding players on pipes, fiddle, drums and guitar, it’s no wonder the Tartan Terrors’ faithful audiences keep coming back for more! “The Celtic connection is the touchstone.” — The Daily Record

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Cowboy Junkies Since going platinum with their 1988 album, The Trinity Session, the Cowboy Junkies have been one of Canada’s most popular and enduring bands. During a career spanning more than 20 albums, they have continued to tour the world and twice been nominated as Group of the Year at the Juno Awards. “They’ve never repeated themselves, nor backed away from new collaborations or ideas.” — Pitchfork TICKETS

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THU FEB

1

2018 8 PM Main Stage

ALT-COUNTRY, BLUES, FOLK AND ROCK

$20

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

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FRI FEB

2 2018 8 PM

Co-operators Hall

GUELPH-BASED SINGERSONGWRITER

Preetam Sengupta Preetam Sengupta’s music features storytelling with a glint of hope and touch of melancholy. Compared to Paul Simon, Sengupta has performed at venues from house concerts to major festival stages. The Guelph-based artist will showcase his talents close to home during his River Run Centre performance. TICKETS

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Gord Bamford A distinctive sound, outstanding songwriting ability and commanding stage presence have made Gord Bamford Canada’s reigning king of country music. He will grace the stage in a performance featuring moving songs about love, family and friends, proving why he’s won over audiences and critics from coast to coast. “A powerful reminder of the power of music to comfort, console and inspire.” — The Globe and Mail TICKETS

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SUN FEB

4

2018 7 PM Main Stage

CANADA’S KING OF COUNTRY

$20

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

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THU FEB

8 2018 8 PM

Main Stage

ICONIC COMEDIAN & 3-TIME EMMY® WINNER

Louie Anderson Louie Anderson is one of the world’s most recognized and adored comedians. A star of the stand-up stage, television sitcoms and film, Anderson’s finely crafted routine — always delivered with a characteristic warmth — is sure to inspire fits of laughter. “Anderson remains a dedicated craftsman.” — The Star Tribune Language and content may offend some. Not suitable for children. TICKETS

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Digging Roots and Dione Taylor Two of Canada’s finest home-grown artists will come together for a night of earthy, soulful and powerful music. This unforgettable roots, blues and R&B double bill features Digging Roots, with First Nations musicians Shoshona Kish and Raven Kanatakta, and Dione Taylor and The Backsliderz. TICKETS

ADULT

SENIOR

STUDENT

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FRI FEB

23 2018 8 PM

Main Stage

EARTHY & SOULFUL R&B DOUBLE BILL

$20

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

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SAT FEB

24 The Peking 2018 7 PM

Main Stage

AWEINSPIRING ACROBATIC FEATS

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Acrobats

The Peking Acrobats push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Rooted in centuries of Chinese folk art and history, the troupe’s acrobatic feats and mesmerizing stage performances continue to leave audiences awestruck. PHOTO: TOM MEINHOLD PHOTOGRAPHY TICKETS

ADULT

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$39.20

$37.60

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$20.00

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Tom Cochrane with Red Rider Tom Cochrane’s music has stood the test of time. From beginnings in pubs, bars and coffeehouses to massive success as a solo artist, Cochrane has cemented his place as a Canadian music icon. He will take the stage with his band Red Rider, offering a passionate, crowdpleasing performance. TICKETS

ADULT

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$51.20

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SUN MAR

18 2018 8 PM

Main Stage

SINGERSONGWRITER AND ROCK ICON

$20

RICHARDSON GMP MUSIC SERIES

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Step Dance Workshop

Canada Company Hall 7 pm No experience required No charge

Rhythm of 23 2018

FRI MAR

8 PM

Main Stage

DANCE & MUSIC TELL THE HISTORY OF IRISH CELTS

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the Dance

The National Dance Company of Ireland Be whisked away to the Emerald Isle! Featuring the most accomplished Irish dancers in the world, Rhythm of the Dance stays true to tradition, displaying graceful movements and disciplined control in a show that’s been enjoyed by millions around the world.

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Scrap Arts Music Scrap Arts Music demonstrates the value of giving second thought to what we throw away. Featuring original music performed on 145 instruments created with recycled materials, it’s a dazzling show firmly rooted in a green sensibility, keeping the environment top-of-mind. “Emotionally stirring music. Recycling can pay rich musical dividends!” — Topeka Capital-Journal PHOTO: R TELLES

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SAT MAR

24 2018 7 PM

Main Stage

MUSIC MEETS ATHLETICISM, STIMULATING CREATIVITY

$20

MIIJIDAA FAMILY SERIES

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THU APR

5 2018 8 PM

Main Stage

THE BEST COMEDY OF THE FEST

The Just for Laughs Road Show Laugh-a-minute entertainment featuring outstanding stand-up comedians from the Montreal Just for Laughs festival. In its 15th year touring Ontario, the Just for Laughs Road Show is a perfect sampler of the festival’s funniest stand-up acts. PHOTO: DEAN PALMER Language and content may offend some. Not suitable for children. TICKETS

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Micah Barnes After cutting his teeth in the cabarets and jazz clubs of Toronto, Micah Barnes rose to fame on the global music scene as a member of the a cappella pop group, The Nylons. A return to jazz-oriented songwriting during recent years has seen him called an “artist to watch” by Rolling Stone magazine. PHOTO: JUAN PALACIO “A highly personal singer-songwriter with a strong jazz sensibility.” — Montreal Mirror TICKETS

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FRI APR

6

2018 8 PM Co-operators Hall

CANADIAN JAZZ SINGERSONGWRITER

$20

BOREALIS MUSIC SERIES

35


Patio Lantern Dinner & Red Car Service

Includes ticket, transportation by Red Car Service and fixed menu dinner at Miijidaa Café & Bistro

Tickets $125

Promo code: VIP

SUN APR

8 2018 8 PM

Main Stage

I’M JUST DOING MY ROCK ’N’ ROLL DUTY

Kim Mitchell Experience Canadian rock icon Kim Mitchell, performing countless faves including “Go for Soda,” “All We Are,” “Patio Lanterns,” several classics from his early days as leader of Max Webster, and even a couple of newly recorded tracks! Guaranteed to be an evening you won’t forget!

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Roseanne Barr A superstar of television, film and the stand-up stage, Roseanne Barr is a titan of comedy. From acclaimed performances and best-selling books to her award-winning work during nine years on the hit sitcom, Roseanne, Barr has unquestionably become one of the world’s bestknown entertainers. Language and content may offend some. Not suitable for children.

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FRI APR

27 2018 8 PM

Main Stage

SUPERSTAR OF THE STAND-UP STAGE

$20

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Jamie Adkins A Fool’s Errand PHOTO: AMANDA RUSSELL

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LINAMAR FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


LINAMAR 2017–18 PROGRAM

Guess How Much I Love You

GRADES 1 & 2

Guess How Much I Love You November 28 to 30 PHOTO: MARGO ELLEN GESSER

Jamie Adkins A Fool’s Errand April 17 to 19

Every child, every year

GRADES 3 & 4

James Hill & Anne Janelle January 16 to 18

Edith Tankus Hurricane Gerty April 24 to 26

About Linamar for the Performing Arts

GRADES 5 & 6

• 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 17th year, generously sponsored by Linamar Corporation • Designed to expose children to the rich breadth of performing arts • Shows are admission-free so every child has the opportunity to attend

Dufflebag Theatre Three Musketeers October 24 to 26

Guelph Symphony Orchestra April 10 to 12

GRADES 7 & 8

Jake’s Gift

November 7 to 9

LGS (Le Groupe Swing) February 6 to 8

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

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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.


mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm Three cheers for our volunteers!

It should come as no surprise that River Run’s volunteer program is held in high esteem, here at home and across the country. The program began when the Centre first opened in 1997, and it’s still in full throttle after 20 years. River Run relies on more than 250 volunteers each year to provide a full range of audience services. They create a welcoming atmosphere and play many vital roles.

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

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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM


There's so much more

Community presenters and touring artist 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. *PACK-IT-UP does not apply to pages 44 to 49.

COMMUNITY PRESENTERS AND TOURING ARTISTS

PHOTOS: DEAN PALMER

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Sat. Sept. 23rd at 8:00 pM M $50

River Run Centre

A unique opportunity to experience the rise of the legendary ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’. Explore the story and music of the driving force behind the band; take a ride on the Bayou, from the beginning of the group, and into the solo career of John Fogerty. A not-to-be-missed, nostalgic and explosive, Rock ’n Roll escape!

Out of the Fog Comes The Man, The Group, The Music, The Story *Any resemblAnce to the ActuAl Artist is completely intentionAl


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% | High School Students $5 (eyeGO) Subscription Packages Save 10% - 20% | Pre Gala Dinner tickets sold separately

Sat Oct 21 SEASON OPENING GALA Sun Dec 10 WINTER WONDERLAND Mon Jan 1 DREAMS of VIENNA Sun Feb 11 HANSEL and GRETEL Sun March 25 REQUIEM in the BASILICA Sat April 28 THE RITE of SPRING

Artistic Director: Judith Yan

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018


Theatre Information  Tickets & Information 519.763.3000 1.877.520.2408

Mobile Devices

Administration 519.837.5662

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.

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

Aged 60 or older STUDENT

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

Accessibility

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 a valid student ID

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

CHILD

Age varies, check individual shows

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 who have allergies, please refrain from using perfumed products.

Latecomers Program is subject to change without notice.

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So that everyone can enjoy the performance, and in consideration of the performers, latecomers will be seated at a suitable break.

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