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Message from the Mayor

F or years, Flato Markham Theatre has been Markham’s premier destination for Arts and Culture, where magic comes alive on stage lifting us on wondrous journeys. It is the ideal venue to take in exceptional performances by international and local artists. We are home to the Ontario premiere of “Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™” by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, a proud partner of the Flato Markham Theatre. Be prepared for a jaw-dropping experience with the return of “Masters of Illusion”, the largest magical touring show in the world. Don’t miss Grammy® Award-winning violinist and Goodwill Ambassador of Music to the United Nations, Miri Ben-Ari. Theatre is a reflection of who we are, as a warm, diverse and inclusive community. This is where our story is told through creative, musical and dramatic expression and where we can share memorable experiences. Your generosity supports the theatre’s Discovery Programs, which help foster and promote an appreciation for the performing arts by stirring young minds. Markham is committed to sharing the benefits of the live arts with the community and this initiative provides critical educational programming and outreach activities. Whether you are a patron, donor or sponsor, I would like to personally thank you for supporting Flato Markham Theatre. Together, we will continue to grow the roster of talent, while nourishing young minds and taking in great entertainment. Enjoy the show and all that our Diamond Season has to offer. Thank you for contributing to the cultural vibrancy of our community.

Frank Scarpitti, Mayor


Global Stage, Cultural Hub

The 35th Season of the Flato Markham Theatre invites you to an entertaining cultural journey! An invitation to enjoy your favourites, to discover new live experiences, to share exclusive and artistically brilliant performances with your loved ones and friends.  Our Stage is global: among many, Afropop Diva Fatoumata Diawara, Grammy® Award-winning ensemble the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and the Canadian Premiere of SNAP, an award-winning whimsical theatrical production from Korea that will mesmerize the whole family. Our Commitment to Canadian artists is unmatched: Don’t miss the World Premiere of JW-Jones Big Band, the Ontario Premiere of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen - Anne of Green Gables -The Ballet™, and the incredible line-up of artists making their Markham Debut. Our Destination is friendly: with highly-rated diverse programs and customer service, easy access and intimate space, the Flato Markham Theatre brings people together. THIS is YOUR Cultural Hub. See you at the Theatre!

Eric Lariviere, General Manager


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Sat. Sept. 28 | 2 & 8 pm Prime $75

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The only thing better than spending an evening at a hit Broadway show is spending an evening with ALL of them! Blockbuster Broadway is the ultimate show tune extravaganza performed by an acclaimed cast of the best Broadway artists from New York’s famed Broadway district. Celebrate show stopping songs from Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Jersey Boys, The Sound of Music, Chicago, CATS, The Lion King and A Chorus Line with a lineup of top vocalists audiences describe as “fantastic” and “awesome – just awesome!”

Photo: Hart Hollman

It’s a musical experience you’ll never forget!

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ONTARIO PREMIERE

Fri. Oct. 4 | 8 pm Sat. Oct. 5 | 2 & 7 pm Sun. Oct. 6 | 2 pm Prime $65

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Nothing less than theatrical magic, this Ontario Premiere of Anne of Green Gables - The Ballet™ promises to enchant from its opening act to the final curtain. Since its publication in 1908, the story of Anne of Green Gables has been told in films, made-for-television movies, musicals, plays, and animated and live-action television series. Ballet Jörgen’s colourful ballet adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic children’s novel transports audiences to early 20th century Atlantic Canada. Follow the adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, in this evocative interpretation for the whole family.

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“Anne of Green Gables is beloved the world over, and it is an honour to be entrusted with this quintessentially Canadian story”

Photo: Kevin Lloyd Photography

said Bengt Jörgen, artistic director, CEO and choreographer


Thu. Oct. 10 | 8 pm Prime $75

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“The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble offers a welcome opportunity to hear some choice rarities” - Boston Classical Review. Marvel at brilliant, fresh orchestral interpretations featuring Sally Beamish’s new work for string octet, Brahms’ Sextet for strings in G-Major, and Mendelssohn’s Octet for strings in Eb-Major. The Academy Chamber Ensemble draws its membership from the principle players of the world’s finest chamber orchestra founded by Sir Neville Marriner. Led by violinist Tomo Keller, the Ensemble performs “...extraordinary details of dynamics and tone coloring to be savored”, says The Baltimore Sun. “A superb example of consummate artistry,” according to The Deseret Morning News, “The Ensemble”, says Gramophone, “is nothing short of stunning...”

“…EXTRAORDINARY details of DYNAMICS and TONE coloring to be savored.” ~ The Baltimore Sun

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A TRIBUTE TO

Dave Brubeck & Oscar Peterson

WITH THE RÉMI BOLDUC JAZZ ENSEMBLE Thu. Oct. 17 | 8 pm Prime $65

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“... Rémi Bolduc is one of our best soloists, composers and instrumentalists.” ~ La Presse

“He plays like the devil.” ~ Vic Vogel, Canada

In the 1950s and 60s very few jazz artists had as much influence or were as popular as Dave Brubeck and Oscar Peterson. The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble performs the music of Brubeck featuring compositions from “Time Out” – one of the most famous and best-selling albums in the history of jazz. Rémi’s superstar lineup of the best jazz musicians from Montreal, with guest pianist Taurey Butler and François Bourassa also pay homage to Canada’s very own Oscar Peterson one of the most important pianists in jazz history who performed alongside iconic musicians Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. WholeNote credits Rémi and ensemble for playing inspired roles “in bringing the melodic, harmonic and rhythmic genius [of these jazz icons] to life for us again,” and applauds their songful dialogue “which makes for an utterly breathtaking experience.”

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Okavango African Orchestra Fri. Oct. 18 | 8 pm Prime $55

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Multiple instruments, ten languages, and seven countries define Okavango African Orchestra, winners of the 2017 JUNO Award for World Music Album of the Year. The Toronto orchestra takes its name from the Okavango Delta, a basin in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, where different animals, predators and prey, coexist and share meager resources. Similarly, Okavango African Orchestra brings together the traditional music and instruments of several major African cultures that historically have had little or no interaction. The musicians of Okavango create a common meeting place for these disparate cultures, and a new musical language that harmonizes different tuning systems, rhythms, and timbres. The multicultural spirit of modern-day Canada bridges ancient African solitudes.

“It’s obvious that Okavango respects the continent’s myriad musical traditions. It’s in the GLORIOUS MIX OF RHYTHMS in their songs.” ~ Toronto Sun


“Nobody could play those songs better, and the drums were aurally as well as visually front and center. SOME NIGHT!” ~ Elmore Magazine

Wed. Oct. 23 | 8 pm Prime $75

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox continues to take North America by storm, blasting out hit after hit. Audiences participate by picking and calling out the songs the band plays—in real time. From the Beatles to Bruce and the Stones to Steppenwolf the band infuses classic songs with the respect they deserve. “It’s not a concert—it’s party!” fans exclaim. And according to Indiana’s Lincoln Amphitheater, “Max Weinberg’s Jukebox was one of the most interactive, energetic performances that we’ve ever had. Max, literally, leaves the stage to be amongst the crowd—his fans—and lets them pick the set list from a scrolling list of 300+ songs…and they play it…on the spot… spot on! Max is a pro’s pro, as [is] his entire band.”

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Fri. Oct. 25 | 8 pm Prime $70

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“Infectious and unbridled energy… it BLOWS THE ROOF OFF!” ~ The Chicago Sun Times

The Official Blues Brothers Revue combines the comedy, music and mayhem from the original movie, as well as songs from the five popular albums released by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. It is a faithful recreation of the characters Jake and Elwood, and a spectacular tribute to Chicago’s rich history of Blues, R&B and traditional soul music. This is the only Blues Brothers Show sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and the Belushi Estate. Anyone who missed a chance to see Aykroyd and Belushi as alter egos Elwood and Jake Blues, The Official Blues Brothers Revue has more than enough of the star duo’s charisma, mock-straight, buttondown humor, and great music to do the trick.


EMMY AWARD NOMINEE

Howie Mandel Tue. Nov. 5 | 8 pm All Seats $118 Howie Mandel has become a mainstay of the North American comedy scene. Howie’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. As executive producer and host of the game show Deal or No Deal, Howie is also a celebrity judge on America’s Got Talent! He also performs as many as 200 standup comedy shows each year. It’s a guaranteed frank, funny, anything goes evening of laughter when this comedic legend makes his Markham return! May contain mature content. Media Partners:

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Fri. Nov. 1 | 8 pm Sat. Nov. 2 | 2 & 7 pm Sun. Nov. 3 | 1 & 4 pm Prime $65

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Poof! Presto! SNAP! This enormously entertaining and highly imaginative magic show combines ingenious stage language, illusion, mime, comedy, and more in a spellbinding tale. Travel with South Korea’s greatest illusionists on an astonishing mystery tour that crosses paths with wizards and alchemists and other intriguing characters. Playing with space, time, and the otherworldly, this captivating adventure boggles minds with impressive powers of magic. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy, and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical cabaret perfect for the whole family.

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“STUNNING to look at.” ~ broadwaytoday.com

“Setting NEW LEVELS of ELEGANCE.” ~ The Herald, UK


Wed. Nov. 6 | 8 pm Prime $55

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Barely into their teens, John and James Abrams, became the youngest Canadians to perform at the Grand Ole Oprey! “The Abrams are definitely a band you need to check out if you already haven’t. If you hear that this duo is playing near you, I urge you to go. You will not regret it,” notes music critic Nanci Dagg. The brothers’ “newgrass” music is a combination of bluegrass, country, and folk-rock with story-telling lyrics. Canadian Beats says the Abrams “crazy energy and unique style is amplified by the immense amount of fun they [have] on stage; all of this ties together to produce a powerful live show that’s infectious and gets audience members onto their feet dancing right from [the] first song.”

“…a POWERFUL LIVE SHOW that was infectious and got audience members onto their feet dancing right from the first song.” ~ Nanci Dagg Hotel Partner:

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SAMPRADAYA DANCE CREATIONS PRESENTS

Thu. Nov. 7 | 8 pm Prime $50

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“A company of RARE DANCE VITALITY.” ~ The New York Times

Award-winning Sampradaya Dance Creations celebrates its 30th anniversary with MANDALA – a daring, new, kinetic work performed by six virtuosic dancers and four acclaimed musicians. MANDALA opens up a portal revealing the sacred geometry mapping our cosmos, as it brings to life a performed meditation in dance. Bridging the mantras of Hinduism and the sand mandalas of Tibetan Buddhist practice, the artists consecrate the stage with dynamic movement and evocative music. Described by The New York Times as “a company of rare dance vitality” Sampradaya Dance Creations excites the imagination and transcends borders of culture, religion, and ethnicity.


JW-Jones Big Band WORLD PREMIERE Fri. Nov. 8 | 8 pm Prime $65

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Billboard Top 10 Blues Artists, IBC winner, and JUNO nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW-Jones is known for his high energy shows. Raw, real, and from the heart, JW and his new 17-piece big band show make their world premiere in Markham. The veteran bluesman has been praised as a red hot young Canadian guitar slinger/singer by Grammy®-winning producer Tom Hambridge. The Globe and Mail refers to this Maple Blues Award winner “as one of this country’s top blues guitar stars.” Billboard calls JW part of “a new wave of young talent moving onto Canada’s blues stage.” JW-Jones and company are sure to deliver thrills and chills with vitality and panache.

“One of the country’s TOP BLUES GUITAR STARS.” ~ Globe & Mail

“This young man is one of the people who will KEEP THE BLUES ALIVE.” ~ Buddy Guy

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Burton Cummings UP CLOSE AND ALONE Thu. Nov. 14 | 8 pm All Seats $125 Burton Cummings is a rare artist who transcends time, genres, and generations with a body of work that resonates with fans both old and new. His voice has been rated among the finest in rock music and his extensive catalogue of songs is the envy of his contemporaries. Burton continues at the top of his game as a p  erformer, singer, songwriter, and recording artist second to none. As a multiple JUNO Award winner, member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, recipient of the Order of Canada, and the Governor-General’s Performance Arts Award, Burton is one of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history. Experience Burton’s extraordinary gift for entertaining during this intimate solo performance in Markham.

“Cummings has a REMARKABLY DEEP CATALOGUE to pull from, both with The Guess Who and under his own name.” ~Times Colonist


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Matt Dusk

Fri. Nov. 15 | 8 pm Prime $70

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Matt Dusk is one of Canada’s most beloved male vocalists, forging a career in music that has resulted in twelve critically-acclaimed studio albums and sold over one million albums worldwide. “Toronto’s crooner, Matt Dusk, has taken what he has learned from the greats and molded it for a modern audience,” (LA Times). “Blending distinctly Sinatra-esque swagger, Dusk is waist deep in grandiose arrangements that are dripping with Sin City excess and turns the clock back some four decades with excellence,” (Jazz Times). Media Partners:

“Matt Dusk impressively brings Las Vegas back to the glory days as the standards singer sounds remarkably like Rat Packer Frank Sinatra.” ~ Billboard


Sat. Nov. 16 | 8 pm All Seats $125

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Over the course of a long and illustrious career, Tom Cochrane has covered more terrain than the Franklin expedition. An iconic Canadian legend – who started in the pubs, rough neck bars and coffeehouses of Ontario, Cochrane is characterized by creative adventurousness and musical integrity. Tom Cochrane’s landmark album Mad Mad World remains among the top-selling albums in music history, achieving rare Diamond-certified status on the strengths of such hit singles as No Regrets, Sinking Like A Sunset, and,of course, Life Is A Highway, which went on to become recognized worldwide. On stage with his reunited Red Rider bandmates, Cochrane will perform at the Discovery Gala, an annual event that raises funds to support the theatre’s education programs and community outreach initiatives.


Thu. Nov. 28 | 8 pm Prime $65

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Colourful, engaging, and full of fun, A Very Merry Motown Christmas takes you to a time when the best holiday playlist was filled with the unmistakable soul, rhythm, and groove of classic motor city cool. Hits from The Temptations, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and others, alongside Christmas classics sung by the greatest acts of the legendary label come alive under the intoxicating vocals of Tony Reynolds (renowned collaborator of Tom Jones and Elton John), eight incredible back-up singers, and a true-to-Motown-form band. Christmas is a time for celebration and what could be more festive than a holiday tribute to the best from the legendary music powerhouse era of Motown. $3 from every ticket will be donated to Toy Mountain

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Emilie-Claire Barlow WINTER LIGHTS

Fri. Nov. 29 | 8 pm Prime $65

Elements of both jazz and pop feature prominently in Winter Lights, a Christmas holiday show to see a top “Canadian jazz chanteuse display an impressive vocal range.” (Latin Jazz Network). Emilie-Claire Barlow is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed jazz singer, arranger, record producer and voice actress. Known for her treatment of both classic pop and jazz songs delivered with a relaxed, polished demeanor, charming humour, and a voice of unforgettable beauty, “she adds newfound depth to such varied selections…” (jazztimes.com). A highly engaging performer with a warm, lithe vocal style and a knack for tackling urbane jazz standards, Emilie-Claire is back in Markham with an eclectic mix of holiday favourites, wintry tunes and classics from her own repertoire.

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“Her youthful energy and appearance bely a 20-year career at the highest levels of jazz recording and performance.” ~ TD Toronto Jazz Festival


Sat. Nov. 30 | 7 pm Prime $65

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“FLIP Fabrique projects an IRREPRESSIBLE spirit of FUN and, yes, its catching.� ~ The New York Times

Cirque FLIP Fabrique is a young troupe founded by a group of friends who are at the peak of their talents as professional circus artists. BLIZZARD is the story of a group of friends, each one different from the other like snowflakes, exploring the awe and wonder of a winter storm. Through the lens of their very special and intimate relationship with winter, Cirque FLIP Fabrique brings audiences on a crazy-fun, poetic, and tender journey through winter, and invites you to get lost in moments of white wonder. With some of the most exciting circus performers of the moment, all original music performed live, and breathtaking visual poetry, BLIZZARD is taking the stage by storm!

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Thu. Dec. 5 | 8 pm Prime $80

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Cape Breton’s own Men of the Deeps choir have been travelling the world as Canadian Ambassadors, singing and story telling their way into audiences’ hearts. The group of working and retired coal miners have spent more than half a century delivering emotional performances on large and small stages giving us a sense of life as a miner in a mining town; preserving and presenting some of Cape Breton’s rich folklore, culture, and talent. Known “to sing from the heart,” Canada’s legendary miners’ chorus returns to Markham to take audiences on a journey like no other, sharing the true experience of celebrating Christmas in a real coal mine, jolly miner style.

“There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.” ~  Parry Sound Beacon Star

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CONCEIVED & DIRECTED BY

ADRIAN MARCHUK MUSICAL DIRECTION & ARRANGEMENTS BY

CHRIS TSUJIUCHI PRODUCED BY

BRIAN GONDENBERG & ADRIAN MARCHUK

THE MUSICAL MAGIC OF ALAN MENKEN

Fri. Dec. 6 | 8 pm Prime $70

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From the producers of “Any Dream Will Do” starring Thom Allison, Alana Hibbert, Elena Juatco and Adrian Marchuk, revisit the magic of childhood when the iconic music of master songwriter Alan Menken takes on a life of its own. Discover how one man’s music gave us a whole new world of animated characters, stories, and classic films. Hear all the popular hits from Disney’s animated feature films, Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Pocahontas. Sing, hum along, or simply delight in the delight of youngsters captivated by beloved favourites including Be Our Guest, Part of Your World, Under the Sea, Colour of the Wind, Go the Distance, Suddenly Seymour, and of course Aladdin’s signature song, A Whole New World.


Thu. Dec. 12 | 8 pm Prime $60

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Countermeasure is the fresh face of Canadian a cappella, known for their upbeat sound, sophisticated harmonies, and infectious energy. Hailing from Toronto, Countermeasure’s 14-member group puts ears to the test with their sophisticated harmonies and evolved arrangements. Led by award-winning composer/arranger Aaron Jensen, and featuring some of Canada’s top young vocal talent, Countermeasure delivers a magical and memorable musical experience that has earned the group critical and public acclaim. From Bjork to the Beatles, from revamped jazz standards to contemporary choral originals, Countermeasure celebrates a songbook that defies genre and challenges expectations.

“Insanely TALENTED, AWESOME and DYNAMIC, INFECTIOUS.” ~ Skylar Astin, star of The Pitch Perfect movies


John McDermott FAMILY CHRISTMAS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DALA Fri. Dec. 13 | 8 pm Prime $75

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Since the beginning of his musical career, John McDermott has recorded more than 25 albums, including three platinum, one double platinum and one triple platinum. This Christmas, John brings along JUNO nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of the Dala Girls. Darlings of the Canadian music scene, the Dala Girls write and sing in lush harmonies best described as angelic. As is John’s tradition, he and his family of friends promise a captivating performance filled with songs from an illustrious career alongside traditional Christmas favourites.

“It’s not really Christmas until McDermott sings.” ~ Toronto Star


Songs of Pride Land THE MUSIC OF THE LION KING Fri. Dec. 27 | 7 pm Sat. Dec. 28 | 2 pm Prime $65

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Songs of Pride Land opens a musical door for you to experience the magic of the holiday season with your loved ones! This all-ages show will be performed by talented former Toronto’s Lion King cast members: George St. Kitts, Toni Anderson, Onala Joseph, Christine Sahealy and Jivaro Smith (recently showcased in the hit concert “Magic of Motown”).

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Featuring songs from The Lion King plus beautiful spirit filled South African tunes which tribute “Mama Africa” - Miriam Makeba. Experience the music of the iconic film LIVE for the Holiday Season!

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The Nutcracker

A CANADIAN TRADITION

Mon. Dec. 30 | 2 & 7 pm Tue. Dec. 31 | 2 pm Prime $60

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Lasting memories are made year after year by Ballet Jörgen’s treasure The Nutcracker – a Canadian Tradition. Ballet Jörgen’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score blends a magical classic tale with Canadian twists. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen, this returning festive-favourite is set against the rugged beauty of the Canadian landscape as seen through the eyes of the Group of Seven. Celebrate the holiday season with friends and family by making The Nutcracker - A Canadian Tradition part of your annual holiday tradition.

“LYRICAL, ATTRACTIVE and ACCESSIBLE.” ~ Paula Citron, featured in The Globe & Mail Media Partner:


Thu. Jan. 16 | 8 pm Prime $70

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With a world-class horn section, a rocking rhythm section, and vocals stacked sky-high, Brass Transit transports audiences back to the freewheeling days of the seventies. The premiere interpreters of the legendary jazz rock group, Chicago, Brass Transit’s dynamic, crowd-pleasing, studio-tight tribute includes all the hits from Chicago’s golden age. Saturday In The Park, 25 or 6 To 4, If You Leave Me Now, Feelin’ Stronger Every Day, and Beginnings leave crowds in awe, drawing multiple standing ovations and comments like: “Spine-Tingling!” “Brought me back to my youth!” and “Perfect in every detail.”

“Brass Transit’s pure musicality envelops the audience from the very first note and delivers a SPINE-TINGLING EXPERIENCE.” ~ Atlantic City Weekly

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Fri. Jan. 17 | 8 pm Prime $65

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Circa is Australia’s most in demand circus-arts Company on the international stage. How much of life’s weight can the human body bear? Who can be trusted for support? Performers test these limits in Humans. With their vulnerabilities exposed on a bare stage in the intimate confines of the Flato Markham Theatre, acrobats explore what it means to be human, discovering rousing, redemptive power in strength and learning how bodies, connections and aspirations form who we are. With fearless, thrilling movements that push boundaries and quicken pulses, the multi-skilled artists of Australia’s Circa blur the lines of creative movement, dance, and theatre to “redraw the limits to which circus can aspire.” (The Age)

“… the FIVE-STAR FAVOURITE … a clear demonstration of the artistry of circus” ~ The Guardian, UK

Photo: Pedro Greig

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David Clayton-Thomas Thu. Jan. 23 | 8 pm Prime $75 Los Angeles Times proclaimed, “Blood Sweat & Tears just may be the most important pop music group of the decade.” BST frontman, David Clayton-Thomas, began his journey as a homeless street kid to become one of the most recognizable voices in music, selling over 40 million records with such hits as And When I Die, You Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel, and Billie Holiday’s God Bless The Child – David’s signature song. A consummate professional, he is a Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, his composition Spinning Wheel is enshrined in the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame and in 2010 he received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

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Mandy Harvey Fri. Jan. 24 | 8 pm u

A rising star who gained widespread notoriety as a finalist in America’s Got Talent, “Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation as she glides pitch-perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues,” says The LA Times. “At show’s end the audience is on its feet. Some know the secret. Harvey has not heard any of it – not the applause, not the talent of the musicians who shared the stage, not her own incredible voice.” Though Mandy’s hearing loss is profound, her timing, pitch and passion are perfect, making her a favourite on stages worldwide. Her debut in Markham is part of a busy performance schedule at the most prestigious clubs, international concert stages and festivals. A must see!

“From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation as she glides pitch-perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues. . .” ~ Los Angeles Times

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“Breathtaking ... reminds me of the first time I heard Adele sing.” ~ Simon Cowell

Photo: Harper Point Photography

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Thu. Jan. 30 | 8 pm Prime $70

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Fifty years ago, The Beatles gave the world a treasured musical legacy with Let it Be, the twelfth and final studio albums featuring iconic tracks like Oh! Darling, Here Comes the Sun, and Because. With Classic Albums Live, world-class musicians concentrate fully on faithfully recreating this iconic music as you remember it from the original recording – note for note, cut for cut. Get Back! and relive the Beatles’ 1970s release that reportedly “shipped 3.2 million copies in 13 days.” - Billboard

“This is a rock ’n roll recital!” ~ Toronto Sun


Malpaso

DANCE COMPANY Sat. Feb. 1 | 8 pm

“. . . a PINCH-ME MOMENT . . . Malpaso’s dancers were EXCEPTIONAL.” ~ Los Angeles Times Hotel Partner:

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Prime $50 u Regular $40 With a growing international profile Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company has become one of the most sought-after dance troupes on stages around the world. Led by its original three founders; Choreographer & Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, Executive Director Fernando Sáez, and Dancer and Co-Founder Daileidys Carrazana, The LA Times describes the Malpaso experience as “...a pinch-me moment, one of those times when you catch an artistic dawning…” The Boston Globe says the company’s exceptional dancers showcase ”...a blend of unfussy ballet technique and lushly earthy modern dance, spiked with now-soft, now-explosive capoeira,” while The New York Times heaps accolades on ”[Mr. Delgado’s] finely kneaded movement, which almost makes you want to grab it in fistfuls, buoys into and out of the ground with delectable ease.”


Elisa Citterio, Music Director

SAFE HAVEN

Sun. Feb. 2 | 4 pm Prime $70

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Safe Haven, a multimedia creation by Alison Mackay (The Galileo Project, Tales of Two Cities) is a concert of masterworks portraying the influence of migration on the cultural life of Europe and present-day Canada. The movement of refugees across 18th-century Europe enriched both the economy and the culture of major cities. Safe Haven explores the influence of refugees on some of the most beloved of baroque composers and celebrates the cross-pollination of art made possible by a welcoming society. Featuring Vivaldi “Winter” from The Four Seasons, works by Lully, Corelli, Bach, and others, Ludwig van Toronto says Safe Haven “…is a jewel box of shiny, enticing treasures that unfold seamlessly over two hours. Leaving the event with a smile on your face is pretty much guaranteed….”

“One of the world’s TOP BAROQUE ORCHESTRAS.”

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~G  ramophone Magazine

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Wed. Feb. 5 | 8 pm Prime $65

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Regular $55 Meghan Patrick is one of the most exciting country artists today. In addition to her two-year reign as the CCMA Female Artist of the Year, Meghan has been nominated for 8 CCMA awards including Album of the Year nominations for both of her studio albums. She recently received JUNO Award nominations for Country Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist. Meghan also recently made history by becoming the first solo female artist to take home the Fans’ Choice Award at the Country Music of Ontario Awards. With her debut album, Grace and Grit generating four Top 20 singles and a Top 10 hit with Still Loving You, Meghan Patrick released her sophomore album Country Music Made Me Do It in 2018 to great fanfare. The first single from the album, also titled “Country Music Made Me Do It” reached the Top 5, while the most recent single “Wall Come Down” rocketed to the #1 spot on the country radio charts and “The Bad Guy” was a Top 15 hit. In concert, she’s shared the stage with superstars like Lady Antebellum, Dwight Yoakam, Kip Moore and Martina McBride, as well as performing a duet with Keith Urban at the Timmins Stars & Thunder Festival.

“COUNTRY DONE RIGHT.”

~ Country Exclusive

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Keiko Matsui Thu. Feb. 6 | 8 pm Prime $70

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Acclaimed smooth jazz pianist and composer, Keiko Matsui’s transcendent and haunting melodies have long sought to build bridges. Her sonic cultural exchange has reached the hearts and minds of fans throughout the world and has allowed the pianist to work alongside icons Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela and Bob James. Jimmy Branly (drums), JP Mourao (guitar), Rico Belled (bass), and guest artist Eric Marienthal on the saxophone join Keiko for her premiere Markham performance. A master storyteller, Matsui crafts exquisite compositions replete with lush harmonies and global rhythms to create timeless musical anthems.

“There is a strong SPIRITUAL quality Keiko Matsui brings to all of her CREATIVE projects.” ~ LA Times

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A MUSICAL EVENING WITH

Hawksley Workman & Sarah Slean Thu. Feb. 27 | 8 pm Prime $60

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Two of Canada’s brilliant lyricists, songwriters, and musical exports come together for an inspiring double bill in their Markham debut. A staple of the Canadian arts scene, JUNO winner Hawksley Workman has headlined prestigious venues like The Olympia in Paris and opened for heroes David Bowie and The Cure. Hawksley “does not just sing, he unleashes what seems to be the entire range of the human voice….and for everybody in the room, time stops.” (Perfect Sound Forever). Three-time JUNO nominee and Renaissance woman, Sarah Slean has astonishing artistic breadth. Her music borrows aspects of cabaret, rock, pop and orchestral: all knit together by the startling eclectic poetry of her lyrics, virtuosic piano playing and stunning voice. Reward yourself with a kickback evening with this top-tier duo.

“One of the most COMPELLING acts Canada has to offer.” ~ TIME Magazine

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Fatoumata Diawara Fri. Feb. 28 | 8 pm Prime $65

“…a CLASSY affair that demonstrates her IMPRESSIVE musical range.” ~ The Guardian, UK

Afropop superstar Fatoumata Diawara has built a modern global career from her traditional West African roots. Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau calls her the “subtlest of desert divas.” Nominated in 2019 for two awards (Best World Music Album for Fenfo, and Best Dance Recording for her vocals) the Malian musician stands out in any crowd. Over the past decade Diawara has crisscrossed the world several times performing her music – a modern Afropop rooted in Wassoulou cultural traditions. Diawara’s remarkable album, Fenfo extends her reach into both modern Afropop and traditional themes.

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The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

THE MUSIC OF ALLEN TOUSSAINT DIRECTED BY ADONIS ROSE Sat. Feb. 29 | 8 pm Prime $80

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New Orleans is a musical melting pot that’s been cooking up music royalty for nearly a century. At its mid-winter Markham performance, the renowned New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) led by percussionist and Artistic Director Adonis Rose will reflect on the wide-ranging influence of the Big Easy’s own Allen Toussaint, the legendary composer, singer, pianist, and producer. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, Toussaint influenced decades of musicians, bands, composers and listeners worldwide. NOJO has an ever-growing repertoire that exemplifies the influence of jazz as the grandfather of all modern American music. Headlining all of America’s major performing arts venues and clubs and earning a Grammy® Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble, this 18-piece jazz band is an absolute must see!

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DakhaBrakha Thu. Mar. 5 | 8 pm Prime $60

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They’re a sensation because of their unique style on the world beats stage. Rolling Stone reported how this “Ukrainian folkdrone Björkpunk quartet DahkaBrakha went into Bonnaroo as unknowns but ended up with one of the most receptive crowds of the weekend. They got cheers for mournful accordion and apocalyptic cello sawing. Animal noises and bird whistles and howls got the audience to return favor…” Best described as a Ukrainian ethnic chaos, Euro-punk band DakhaBrakha, creates a world of unexpected new music. The quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range is intimate then riotous, plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring cultural and artistic liberation.

“Ukrainian folk drone Björkpunk quartet DakhaBrakha went into Bonnaroo as unknowns but ended up with one of the MOST RECEPTIVE crowds of the weekend.” ~ Rolling Stone Hotel Partner:


Fri. Mar. 6 | 8 pm Prime $60

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Celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day with one of the world’s most renowned and imaginative interpreters of Irish folk music. Dervish has devoted the last three decades to gently reinventing the traditional songs of their homeland. The Great Irish Songbook is a dazzling live performance of technical brilliance and undeniable soul, endlessly fortified by immense creativity. Dervish’s intricately sculpted sound expands and widens and takes on new textures, revealing the limitless possibilities within a single song. Through the years, Dervish has toured the globe and shared stages with the likes of James Brown, Neil Young, and Sting.

“The ENERGETIC, DRIVING RHYTHM caused the audience to instantly begin clapping with the beat.” ~ The Daily News

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Niyaz

FOURTH LIGHT PROJECT Sat. Mar. 7 | 8 pm Prime $65

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The Fourth Light Project, the newest program of the highly acclaimed Persian, Middle Eastern, and Indian electroacoustic super group NIYAZ – in collaboration with interactive designer and visual artist Jerome Delapierre – presents a new multi-media show unlike any other. This groundbreaking and immersive experience combines live musical and sacred whirling dance performance with interactive technologies, advanced projection, and body-mapping techniques that respond to sound and movement in real time. Exotic rhythms, outstanding acoustic performances, and the bewitching melancholy of front vocalist Azam Ali seamlessly blend with richly textured arrangements, sweeping choruses, and electronic beats to make The Fourth Light Project unimpeachably original.

“Niyas is an EVOLUTIONARY FORCE in contemporary Middle Eastern music.” ~ The Huffington Post

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Anderson & Roe PIANO DUO

Sun. Mar. 8 | 4 pm Prime $65

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Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience. Hailed as “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (The Washington Post), Anderson & Roe aim to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. The duo has appeared on PBS and MTV, recorded Billboard chart-topping albums, toured worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, and released Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos viewed by millions. The hottest piano duo sizzles with sound!

“The MOST DYNAMIC duo of this generation.” ~S  an Francisco Classical Voice

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Miri Ben-Ari Thu. Mar. 12 | 8 pm Prime $65

“The WORLD’S GREATEST violinist!” ~ Wyclef Jean

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Regular $55 Miri Ben-Ari, a Grammy® award-winning violinist, music producer, and Goodwill Ambassador of Music to the United Nations has created her own unique sound; a revolutionary fusion of classical, soul and dance music. A prodigy of the late classical master Isaac Stern, Miri’s celebrity fans describe her as “phenomenal” - Sumner Redstone, “Strong role model” - Michelle Obama, “the best thing to ever happen to hip hop” – RUN DMC, “…exquisite, unpredictable, original and spontaneous, her creative energy can set a band on fire and it does!” – Wynton Marsalis. Be sure to catch Miri Ben-Ari’s Markham debut: “a whole new sound” – Kanye West, that’s “music for the next millennium” – Jay-Z.

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Fri. Mar. 13 | 8 pm Prime $50

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Your whole life, you just wanted to get married and have babies. It took a bit of time to get there. And now, your perfect life has fallen apart. You have your beautiful children and a parenting schedule with the ex. Did you really just land back on the dating market? Do you really need to go through first dates and bad judgement all over again? In this hilarious and heartfelt comedy, Anne Marie Scheffler discovers an amazing life after divorce and that the best is yet to come. San Jose Mercury News says, “She’s like a young Betty White!” A great ladies’ night out! May contain mature content.

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Sat. Mar. 14 | 7 pm Sun. Mar. 15 | 2 pm Prime $75

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Masters of Illusion is back by popular demand! Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this 21st century magic show is unlike anything you have seen before – filled with modern illusions and arts of deception, performed live on stage. Cutting-edge illusionists perform sleight-of-hand, perplexing interactive mind magic, hilarious comedy, dangerous escapes and large-scale illusions LIVE in Markham. Audiences will be held at the edge of their seats by the jaw-dropping grand illusions and laugh out loud at the hysterical comedy magic as new cast members combine fantasy, fervor and flair with magic created in front of their very eyes.

“We’re talking knock-your-socks-off, JAW-DROPPING magic!” Hotel Partner:

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Toronto Concert Orchestra CELEBRATING 250 YEARS OF BEETHOVEN Wed. Apr. 1 | 8 pm Prime $70

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Toronto Concert Orchestra (TCO) celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven! Under the guiding hand of Maestro Vincent Cheng, TCO performs Fidelio Overture, Violin Concerto in D Major, featuring solo violinist Markham’s prodigy Mercedes Cheung, and Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 5 in C Minor. Cheng first established himself as a prominent accompanist in Toronto as associate organist at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, principal organist/music director at St. Rose of Lima and St. Luke churches, and orchestral pianist/assistant conductor/chorus master for the Toronto Philharmonic. Mentored by internationallyrecognized conductor and TCO music director, Kerry Stratton, Cheng is also an avid arranger and composer for the orchestra and choir. Mercedes Cheung has already performed on the international music scene, including her Carnegie Hall debut recital in 2012, where she played Paganini’s 24 Caprices at the age of 10.

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Kurt Elling Quintet CENTURY OF HEROES Thu. Apr. 9 | 8 pm Prime $85

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Grammy® winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Elling’s star stature and stunning vocals will rise in tribute to legendary jazz icons, Louis Armstrong, Billy Erskine, Nat King Cole and John Hendricks at what promises to be Markham’s jazz event of the year. Lauded by The Guardian as “one of jazz’s all-time great vocalists,” Elling’s voice is instantly recognizable, embracing listeners with his warm, rich baritone and navigating the full span of his four-octave range as a virtuoso instrumentalist and compelling storyteller. The Toronto Star has gone so far as to say that “Kurt Elling is the closest jazz will ever get to having its own saint.” Decide for yourself at Kurt Elling’s Markham debut!

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Wed. Apr. 15 | 8 pm Prime $95

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Members of the legendary Canadian rock band April Wine have been road warriors since the early 70s. Today the band’s music continues to deliver the same powerful sound that led to international success. Best known for hits Just Between You and Me, Sign of the Gypsy Queen, Could Have Been a Lady, and Oowatanite, April Wine has released over 20 albums. In March of 2009, April Wine was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for being part of Canadian music history for 40 years. On April 18, 2010, April Wine was inducted in to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

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CATAPULT ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

Magic Shadows Thu. Apr. 23 | 8 pm Prime $65 Catapult catapulted to fame on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, earning their way to the finals of the NBC-TV hit show. Catapult is a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. You’ll never figure out how they do it or what they’ll create next. Audiences of all ages love what appears to be effortless shape shifting, unbelievable images, and engaging stories charged with humour and emotion.

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“It’s very hard to get me emotional. You did. Your story came through crisp and clear. You are just phenomenal talents. You stole the show tonight.” ~H  oward Stern, America’s Got Talent


Fri. Apr. 24 | 8 pm Prime $70

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Always a hit with audiences, the Just for Laughs Road Show is a perennial favourite that triggers giggles, chuckles, and outright belly-clenching laughs-a-minute. The lineup of wacky gals and guys are some of the funniest comedians on the circuit, and alumni of Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival – the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event. Don’t miss a hilarious evening sure to bring down the house with uproarious laughter. May contain mature content.

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in Concert with the Ontario Philharmonic Conducted by Marco Parisotto

Sat. Apr. 25 | 8 pm Prime $85

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Buckle in for a major symphonic extravaganza! Internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, and songwriter, Pavlo has become famous for bringing every audience to its feet. One of the most influential and respected guitarists of our time, Pavlo takes it up a notch by partnering with world-renowned conductor Marco Parisotto, famous for his unrelenting high standards for performance. Together they create a night of superior musicianship second to none. Pavlo entrusts his life’s work to Maestro Marco, who stands at the helm of the Ontario Philharmonic as conductor and musical director. All of it culminates in magnificent blend of exotic Mediterranean g uitar, swirling violins, bold brass, and, of course, the Greek bouzouki. Come and witness it for yourself. Opa!! Show Sponsor:

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SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS CANADA’S BALLET JÖRGEN ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - THE BALLET™ Fri. Oct. 4, 8 pm, Sat. Oct. 5, 2 & 7 pm and Sun. Oct. 6, 2 pm SNAP Fri. Nov. 1, 8 pm, Sat. Nov. 2, 2 & 7 pm and Sun. Nov. 3, 1 & 4 pm FLIP FABRIQUE - BLIZZARD Sat. Nov. 30, 7 pm C!RCA - HUMANS Fri. Jan. 17, 8 pm MANDY HARVEY Fri. Jan. 24, 8 pm MASTERS OF ILLUSION Sat. Mar. 14, 7 pm and Sun. Mar. 15, 2 pm CATAPULT - MAGIC SHADOWS Thu. Apr. 23, 8 pm


COMEDY HOWIE MANDEL Tue. Nov. 5, 8 pm MILF LIFE CRISIS Fri. Mar. 13, 8 pm JUST FOR LAUGHS ROAD SHOW Fri. Apr. 24, 8 pm

TOTALLY CLASSICAL! ACADEMY OF ST. MARTINS IN THE FIELDS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Thu. Oct. 10, 8 pm TAFELMUSIK - SAFE HAVEN Sun. Feb. 2, 4 pm ANDERSON & ROE PIANO DUO Sun. Mar. 8, 4 pm TORONTO CONCERT ORCHESTRA CELEBRATING 250 YEARS OF BEETHOVEN Wed. Apr. 1, 8 pm


GREAT CANADIAN PERFORMERS THE ABRAMS Wed. Nov. 6, 8 pm JW-JONES BIG BAND Fri. Nov. 8, 8 pm EMILIE-CLAIRE BARLOW - WINTER LIGHTS Fri. Nov. 29, 8 pm MEN OF THE DEEPS - CHRISTMAS IN THE MINE Thu. Dec. 5, 8 pm COUNTERMEASURE - MADE TO MEASURE Thu. Dec. 12, 8 pm JOHN MCDERMOTT FAMILY CHRISTMAS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DALA Fri. Dec. 13, 8 pm MEGHAN PATRICK Wed. Feb. 5, 8 pm A MUSICAL EVENING WITH HAWKSLEY WORKMAN & SARAH SLEAN Thu. Feb. 27, 8 pm PAVLO IN CONCERT WITH THE ONTARIO PHILHARMONIC Sat. Apr. 25, 8 pm


BROADWAY IN MARKHAM BLOCKBUSTER BROADWAY Sat. Sept. 28, 2 & 8 pm A WHOLE NEW WORLD THE MUSICAL MAGIC OF ALAN MENKEN Fri. Dec. 6, 8 pm SONGS OF PRIDE LAND - THE MUSIC OF THE LION KING Fri. Dec. 27, 7 pm and Sat. Dec. 28, 2 pm

FAMILY FUN! CANADA’S BALLET JÖRGEN - ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - THE BALLET™ Fri. Oct. 4, 8 pm, Sat. Oct. 5, 2 & 7 pm and Sun. Oct. 6, 2 pm SNAP Fri. Nov. 1, 8 pm, Sat. Nov. 2, 2 & 7 pm and Sun. Nov. 3, 1 & 4 pm FLIP FABRIQUE - BLIZZARD Sat. Nov. 30, 7 pm CANADA’S BALLET JÖRGEN THE NUTCRACKER - A CANADIAN TRADITION Mon. Dec. 30, 2 & 7 pm and Tue. Dec. 31, 2 pm MASTERS OF ILLUSION Sat. Mar. 14, 7 pm and Sun. Mar. 15, 2 pm


ALL THAT JAZZ! A TRIBUTE TO DAVE BRUBECK AND OSCAR PETERSON WITH THE RÉMI BOLDUC JAZZ ENSEMBLE Thu. Oct. 17, 8 pm SINATRA WITH MATT DUSK Fri. Nov. 15, 8 pm KEIKO MATSUI Thu. Feb. 6, 8 pm THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA THE MUSIC OF ALLEN TOUSSAINT DIRECTED BY ADONIS ROSE Sat. Feb. 29, 8 pm KURT ELLING QUINTET - CENTURY OF HEROES Thu. Apr. 9, 8 pm


NOSTALGIA MAX WEINBERG’S JUKEBOX Wed. Oct. 23, 8 pm THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE Fri. Oct. 25, 8 pm A VERY MERRY MOTOWN CHRISTMAS Thu. Nov. 28, 8 pm BRASS TRANSIT Thu. Jan. 16, 8 pm CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE PRESENTS THE BEATLES - LET IT BE Thu. Jan. 30, 8 pm

CANADIAN ROCK LEGENDS BURTON CUMMINGS - UP CLOSE & ALONE Thu. Nov. 14, 8 pm DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS Thu. Jan. 23, 8 pm APRIL WINE Wed. Apr. 15, 8 pm


WORLD STAGE OKAVANGO AFRICAN ORCHESTRA Fri. Oct. 18, 8 pm FATOUMATA DIAWARA Fri. Feb. 28, 8 pm DAKHABRAKHA Thu. Mar. 5, 8 pm DERVISH Fri. Mar. 6, 8 pm NIYAZ - FOURTH LIGHT PROJECT Sat. Mar. 7, 8 pm MIRI BEN-ARI Thu. Mar. 12, 8 pm


FABULOUS FOOTWORK CANADA’S BALLET JÖRGEN ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - THE BALLET™ Fri. Oct. 4, 8 pm, Sat. Oct. 5, 2 & 7 pm and Sun. Oct. 6, 2 pm SAMPRADAYA DANCE CREATIONS - MANDALA Thu. Nov. 7, 8 pm CANADA’S BALLET JÖRGEN THE NUTCRACKER - A CANADIAN TRADITION Mon. Dec. 30, 2 & 7 pm and Tue. Dec. 31, 2 pm MALPASO DANCE COMPANY Sat. Feb. 1, 8 pm CATAPULT - MAGIC SHADOWS Thu. Apr. 23, 8 pm

2019 ANNUAL DISCOVERY GALA in support of Flato Markham Theatre Discovery featuring TOM COCHRANE WITH RED RIDER Sat. Nov. 16, 8 pm


EDUCATION EVERY CHILD, EVERY YEAR FREE* PERFORMANCES FOR GRADES 1-8 Education through live arts sparks creativity, inspiration and engages students to reflect, respond, explore and analyze different cultural forms and contexts in a fun and interactive way! All performances include a study guide.

Grades 1 – 5 Tue. Oct. 8, 12:30 pm Wed. Oct. 9, 10 am & 12:30 pm Thu. Oct. 10, 10 am

Grades 4 – 6 Tue. Jan. 21, 10 am - French Tue. Jan. 21, 12:30 pm - English Wed. Jan. 22, 10 am & 12:30 pm - English Hotel Partner::

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CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY! Mon. Apr. 20 | 11 am - 12:15 pm Grades 4 – 8 with LUA SHAYENNE DANCE COMPANY Contact Monica Pain, Discovery Coordinator at 905.415.7537 ext. 5580 email: mpain@markham.ca *Markham Schools only. Some conditions apply.


Valid on all Diamond Season Performances except Discovery Gala (Tom Cochrane & Red Rider), Howie Mandel & Burton Cummings. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other offer. High school and post-secondary school students require valid student I.D. IBM, the IBM logo and ibm.com are trademarks of the International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.


As a special thank you: • Move to the front of the line and receive priority processing of your subscription for Diamond Season performances • Receive email notification of special offers, events and promotions • Complimentary coat check for two For more information, contact the Box Office at 905.305.7469 or Linda Stott, Marketing Assistant at 905.415.7537 ext. 5700, email lstott@markham.ca


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Shakir Rehmatullah, President, Flato Developments Inc.

FLATO MARKHAM THEATRE TEAM Eric Lariviere, General Manager Scott Hill, Rental Business Manager Andrew Rosenfarb, Production & Facility Manager Chris MacBride, Theatre Technician/Team Lead Helen Mah, Business Coordinator Monica Pain, Discovery Coordinator Lia Baird, Front of House Coordinator

Gary Restoule, Theatre Attendant Vince Rotondi, Theatre Technician Linda Stott, Marketing Assistant Terry Tice, Box Office Debbie Watson, Theatre Administrative Clerk Kayla van Zon, Interkom

FLATO MARKHAM THEATRE ADVISORY BOARD Mayor Frank Scarpitti, City of Markham Councillor Amanda Collucci, City of Markham Stephen Timms, IBM, Theatre Advisory Board Chair Aleem Israel, AFINA Capital Management Inc. Anne Gilligan, Weins Canada Deborah Jestin Rise & Shine Life Coaching Diane Lai Theatre Advisory Board Vice-Chair

Ronald Minken, Minken Employment Lawyers Justin Reid, Troilus Gold Corp. Sophia Sun, Phoenix Financial Inc. Srinka Wallia Amy Woods, Allstate Suelyn Cheong, Principal, Unionville High School Stephen Chait, Director of Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship Eric Lariviere, General Manager


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* Any performance in the Diamond Season can go towards your show count.

Discounts not applicable on Gala Performance - Tom Cochrane with Red Rider. Modified discounts apply to Howie Mandel and Burton Cummings.


HOW TO ORDER Flato Markham Theatre Box Office 171 Town Centre Boulevard Markham ON L3R 8G5 Subscription Office: 905.305.5985 Box Office: 905.305.SHOW (7469)

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