2022/23 Diamond Season Brochure

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Message from the Mayor Since 1985, Flato Markham Theatre has been the premiere cultural hub in Markham for those seeking the thrill of the stage or a touch of arts and culture. Its size makes it the perfect place to take in an intimate jazz performance, an exciting rock n’ roll concert, or for a fully staged Ballet production, Markham has long been known for its diversity and inclusiveness – it’s part of what makes our city such an amazing place to call home. These qualities are directly reflected in the range of performances at the theatre this season, where residents and tourists alike can gather and share unforgettable experiences together through music, drama, dance, and more. Prepare to be amazed by astounding performances such as Canadian Music Icon Tom Cochrane, The Peking Acrobats, The Aluminum Show, or Grammy® Award winner Kurt Elling and his Quintet. There will be something for every mood and every season. Whether you are a long-time patron of Flato Markham Theatre or if seeing your very first show this year, I want to personally extend my gratitude for your support. In this post-pandemic world, the recovery of the arts is of great significance – not only to our communities, but to our humanity as well. This Diamond Season shines bright with exceptional talent, and we hope you will indulge yourself and enjoy the shows. Thank you for contributing to what makes Markham a special place to live, work, and visit.

Frank Scarpitti Mayor, City of Markham

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It is Time for Live! Welcome Back to live experiences! Flato Markham Theatre’s 38th Season promises to be a fun adventure with something for everyone. We invite you to discover new artists, revisit your favourites, and to delight in extraordinary and culturally significant performances in this years’ line-up. As ever, our commitment to uplifting Canadian artists remains steadfast with the hosting of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen – The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition, as well other incredible Canadians such as The Tenors, Michael Kaeshammer, Gowan, Ali Hassan, and Jann Arden. Flato Markham Theatre is celebrated not only for its outstanding line-up of guests and diverse cultural programming, but also for its excellent customer service, prime location, and a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. Make yourself at home with us! See you at the shows!

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Tom Cochrane with Red Rider

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Brass Transit

Wednesday, September 14 8pm

Friday, September 16 8pm

12 Take Your Power Back: Rob Tardik & Kimberley Black

13 Masters of Illusion

Wednesday & Thursday, September 28 & 29 7pm

Friday, September 23 8pm

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The Tenors Now and Forever

Kurt Elling Quintet

Saturday, October 1 8pm

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Thursday, October 6 8pm

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Friday, October 14 8pm

19 Sampradaya Dance Creations Presents: Sankhya Saturday, October 15 7:30pm

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20 Jeremy Hotz: The Marquis de Sad Tour Friday, October 28 8pm

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The Peking Acrobats

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April Wine

Saturday, October 29 3pm & 7pm

Friday, November 4 8pm

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Michael Kaeshammer

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Pavlo in Concert – The Santorini Tour

Thursday, November 24 8pm

Saturday, November 26 8pm

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Elvis: Wonderful World of Christmas

Friday, December 2 8pm

Saturday, December 3 8pm

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ViVA Trio

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Gowan

Friday, December 9 8pm

Friday, December 16 8pm

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The Aluminum Show

Wednesday, December 28 2pm & 7pm

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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Nutcracker

Friday, December 30 // 2pm & 7pm Saturday, December 31 // 2pm

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Ali Hassan: Does This Taste Funny?

Piaf! The Show Friday, January 20 8pm

Friday, January 27 8pm

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Jann Arden

Wednesday, February 1 8pm

Saturday, January 28 8pm

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Matt Dusk Sings Sinatra

Freedom!

Thursday, February 2 8pm

Friday, February 3 8pm

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38 Mardi Gras Mambo: Featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

The Original Wailers

Friday, February 10 8pm

Friday, March 3 8pm

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Nikki Yanofsky

Saturday, March 4 8pm

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No Woman’s Land Wednesday, March 8 8pm

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The Jason Bishop Show

Friday, March 10 8pm

Saturday, March 11 2pm & 7pm

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Jesse Cook: The Libre Tour

John Pizzarelli Thursday, April 6 8pm

Thursday, April 20 8pm

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Dan Hill & Myles Goodwyn

Friday, April 21 8pm

Saturday, April 22 8pm

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SEPTEMBER

Great Canadian Performers

Tom Cochrane with Red Rider Wednesday, September 14 // 8pm Over the course of a long and illustrious career, Tom Cochrane has had no trouble winning over hearts and minds. 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 with such hit singles as No Regrets, Sinking Like A Sunset, and the classic Life is A Highway, which went on to become recognized worldwide. On stage with his reunited Red Rider band mates, this performance will be one for the books! Regular: $105.00+HST / Prime: $115.00+HST Media Partners:

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“Brass Transit’s pure musicality envelops the audience from the very first note and delivers a spine tingling experience.” – ATLANTIC CITY WEEKLY

Nostalgia

Brass Transit Friday, September 16 // 8pm Eight of Canada’s most in-demand musicians and singers are the premiere interpreters of the great jazz rock group, Chicago. Brass Transit’s dynamic, crowd-pleasing, studio-tight tribute includes all the hits from Chicago’s golden age. Hits like: Saturday In The Park, 25 or 6 To 4, If You Leave Me Now, Feelin’ Stronger Every Day, and Beginnings have left crowds in awe, evoking multiple standing ovations and comments like: “Spine-Tingling!” “Brought me back to my youth!” and “Perfect in every detail.” 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. Regular: $55.00+HST / Prime: $65.00+HST Media Partners:

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SEPTEMBER

Simply Series

Take Your Power Back: Rob Tardik & Kimberley Black Friday, September 23 // 8pm After two years of pandemic stress, enduring feelings of isolation, uncertainty, and fear, get ready to be inspired to Take Your Power Back! The Rob Tardik band & special guests, featuring keynote speaker, Kimberley Black, will take the audience on a journey of overcoming trauma, building resilience, and inspiring hope through the art of dance, storytelling, and music. Take Your Power Back will feature Kimberley’s miraculous story of her survival of an attempted murder during the pandemic and promote the beauty of humanity in times of crisis through illustrations of the community support and love received. The audience will be inspired with ideas of how they can help others and themselves to take their power back. Regular: $44.25+HST / Prime: $53.10+HST Media Partners:

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“We’re talking knock-your-socks-off, JAW-DROPPING magic!” – FOX 4 NEWS

Special Attractions Family Fun

Masters of Illusion Wednesday & Thursday, September 28 & 29 // 7pm Masters of Illusion is back, yet again, by popular demand! Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians and illusionists, this modern magic show is unlike anything you have seen before –this extraordinary performance mixes sleight-of-hand, perplexing interactive mind magic, hilarious comedy, dangerous escapes, and the fine art of deception... all LIVE! Audiences will be held at the edge of their seats by the jaw-dropping grand illusions as cast members combine comedy, fantasy, fervor, and flair with magic created in front of their very eyes. Regular: $57.52+HST / Prime: $66.37+HST the ONLY ticket you’ll ever need

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OCTOBER

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The Tenors have been thrilling audiences around the world for over a decade with their powerful songs, outstanding harmonies, and undeniable charm. Their distinct sound reimagines iconic hits and blends classical music, contemporary pop, classic rock, folk, and inspired selfpenned original songs. The award-winning and multi-platinum selling band have achieved international success, performing thousands of live shows and hundreds of national and international TV appearances on five continents. Their global success has seen them grace the stages of iconic theatres, symphony halls, festivals, and arenas worldwide for audiences of all ages. They have sung for the last four Presidents of the United States and for hundreds of Fortune 500 companies. Some appearances include the White House Christmas Tree Lighting for the Obama family, a private performance for the world leaders at the G20 Summit and for Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle. Other highlights include the opening ceremonies of the XXI Olympic Winter Games, The Oprah Winfrey Show with Celine Dion, The Primetime Emmy Awards, the NBC Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center, opening for Ellen DeGeneres on her arena shows, and the international TV broadcasts for the NBA and NHL Finals. Most recently, The Tenors released their fifth PBS concert special Best of Our Lives which is airing internationally in 2022. They also put out new tracks last fall with Canadian pop sensation Tyler Shaw, and a co-written duet with Jake Hoot – winner of NBC's The Voice, which aired on The Kelly Clarkson Show in December. The Tenors have had the honour of sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in music including Sir Paul McCartney, Sarah McLachlan, Sting, Justin Bieber, Andrea Bocelli, Sir Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and David Foster.

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All That Jazz

Kurt Elling Quintet Thursday, October 6 // 8pm The Toronto Star has said that Grammy® winner Kurt Elling is “the closest jazz will ever get to having its own saint,” and we invite you to Flato Markham Theatre to decide for yourself! Celebrated by The Guardian as “one of jazz’s all-time great vocalists,” Elling’s voice will charm and satisfy those who were raised on legendary jazz icons such as Nat King Cole, Billy Erskine, and Louis Armstrong. Elling has earned his place among the world’s most renowned jazz vocalists with his warm, rich baritone and compelling ability to tell a story through music and the impressive full span of his four-octave range. Regular: $66.37+HST / Prime: $75.22+HST Media Partners:

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“Pure and pristine sound...” – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Totally Classical

Vienna Boys Choir Thursday, October 13 // 8pm Known for their angelic sopranos and altos, the Vienna Boys Choir is one of the oldest boys’ choirs in the world and has been an enduring symbol of Austria for more than 500 years. From folk songs and world music to classical favourites, the Choir has delighted audiences all over the globe and in their hometown of Vienna, where they perform every Sunday inside the Imperial Palace. Transport yourself to the gilded Viennese Court with this captivating performance that has garnered worldwide acclaim! Regular: $70.00+HST / Prime: $80.00+HST Media Partners:

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Nostalgia

Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show Friday, October 14 // 8pm There is ONLY one REAL Rat Pack Experience! Produced by Hackett Miller, Inc. and currently in its 10th season, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show is a critically acclaimed musical, theatrical production which has performed to rave reviews by critics and audience members throughout the U.S. Having their own personal connection to the iconic legends they portray, producers, Sandy Hackett and Lisa Dawn Miller can tell this story like no one else. Hackett and Miller have created a truly authentic, avant-garde theatrical production based on the musical and comedic legacy of the Rat Pack which captures the relationship, respect, love, and laughter of a once-in-a-lifetime moment in history. Regular: $60.00+HST / Prime: $70.00+HST Media Partners:

“If you can’t make it to Broadway anytime soon, don’t worry, Broadway is coming to you!” – NBC RIGHT NOW!

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World Premiere!

“The quality of dance that Sampradaya showcases is unparalleled! Their performances are stellar — the dancers are well-trained, and Lata Pada is a dynamic and inspiring choreographer.” – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

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Sampradaya Dance Creations Presents: Sankhya

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Saturday, October 15 // 7:30pm Described by the New York Times as “a dance company of rare vitality,” SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations under the direction of Founder and artistic director Lata Pada, is an award-winning Canadian professional dance company specializing in the creation and production of classical and contemporary dance works rooted in the Indian Classical dance form of bharatanatyam. SAMPRADAYA’s strength lies in its pursuit of excellence in the creation of a stunning range of solo and ensemble works that are infused with the creativity of Indian dance vocabularies, while inspiring audiences with its innovative approaches to traditional movement. See the world premiere of their latest production, Sankhya: A Dance Symphony of Numbers, when they stop at Flato Markham Theatre! Regular: $26.55+HST / Prime: $26.55+HST the ONLY ticket you’ll ever need

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Comedy

Jeremy Hotz: The Marquis de Sad Tour Friday, October 28 // 8pm The Gemini Award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer Jeremy Hotz, fondly referred to as “the master of misery,” is following 2019’s sell-out Dangerously Handsome Tour with his latest production The Marquis de Sad Tour. Be prepared to roll out of your seat with laughter with one of the most unique stand-up comics working today! Canadian-born Hotz is a proven international success, with stellar performances at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and his sold out Canadian theatre tours, as well as performances all over the United States, Europe, and Australia. With an impressive list of appearances and TV credits, Hotz has also been voted Best Performer by the Globe and Mail (2005) and been chosen as Best in Fest by the Montreal Gazette (2008) for his performances at the Comedy Festival. Regular: $65.00+HST / Prime: $75.00+HST Media Partners:

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“THE PEKING ACROBATS regularly passed from the seemingly impossible to the virtually unbelievable!” – THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Special Attractions Family Fun

The Peking Acrobats Saturday, October 29 // 3pm & 7pm The Peking Acrobats are among the premiere Chinese acrobatic companies in the world today as they continue to redefine their ancient art form! The Peking Acrobats are a tried-and-true ticketseller that sells out at virtually every venue they play. Prepare to be amazed by their dizzying acrobats and raw talent! Regular: $50.00+HST / Prime: $60.00+HST the ONLY ticket you’ll ever need

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NOVEMBER

Great Canadian Performers

April Wine Friday, November 4 // 8pm Members of the legendary Canadian rock band April Wine have been road warriors since the early 70s. While the lineup has changed over the years, the band’s music still delivers the same powerful sound that led to international success. Best known for their hit Just Between You and Me, a ballad that made them the very first Canadian band on MTV, 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, they were inducted in to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Regular: $75.22+HST / Prime: $84.07+HST Media Partners:

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“Canada’s triple threat Michael Kaeshammer earns critical acclaim and a growing fan base with his piano virtuosity.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

All That Jazz

Michael Kaeshammer Thursday, November 24 // 8pm Coming off a successful virtual concert at the Flato Markham Theatre in May 2021, Michael Kaeshammer is back live and inperson! Dubbed as “Canada’s Triple Threat,” his virtuosity, vocal ability, sense of humour and handsome charm has won over audiences at every show. His creative mind has earned him a place among the country’s top pianists, as “when [he] sits down at a grand piano worthy of his dynamic range, the genuflection is immediate, respectful, unmistakable.” Don’t miss your chance to see this extraordinarily talented musician live as he returns to Markham by popular demand! Regular: $60.00+HST / Prime: $70.00+HST Media Partners:

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NOVEMBER

World Stage

Pavlo in Concert – The Santorini Tour Saturday, November 26 // 8pm Internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, and songwriter, Pavlo has become famous for bringing every audience to its feet. Pavlo, a true World Music Artist returns from filming his 4th PBS TV Concert Special - Live in Santorini, Greece. Pavlo will be joined on stage by his world class band and very special guests. Enjoy an evening of Mediterranean guitar and imagine you’re on the island of Santorini for a few hours as you enjoy this feel good concert with Pavlo’s signature blend of Spanish/Greek/Rumba/ Flamenco music. OPA! Regular: $66.37+HST / Prime: $75.22+HST Media Partners:

“Fantastic, gifted artist... Gracious, welcoming, and in praise of his band and his audience.” –BANDSINTOWN.COM

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DECEMBER

“Think of this as a recital... [this] album is historic and stands the test of time.” – FLORIDA TODAY

Nostalgia

Classic Albums Live Performs: Supertramp, Breakfast in America Friday, December 2 // 8pm Supertramp took over where The Beatles left off. With fantastic arrangements, soaring vocals and deft musicianship, Supertramp found their way into your heart. The two distinct vocals within Supertramp are, like The Beatles, the secret ingredient. Supertramp ruled the ‘80s with Breakfast in America – the album was everywhere, hit after hit, and has become an album that accompanies us through life and several decades. It’s a deep, up tempo, hypnotic record that sends the listener on a trip, and Classic Albums Live will be performing it in a way that no one else in world does; note for note - cut for cut. Regular: $60.00+HST / Prime: $70.00+HST Media Partners:

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DECEMBER

Nostalgia

Elvis: Wonderful World of Christmas Saturday, December 3 // 8pm Celebrate the holidays with a twist! Back by popular demand, Steve Michaels stars as Elvis in the Wonderful World of Christmas. Steve Michaels is an international award-winning Elvis tribute artist and actor who will perform the King’s great classics, such as Blue Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus, and the gospel songs that were the cornerstone of Elvis’ identity and inspiration. Both a holiday show and a tribute like no other, Wonderful World of Christmas will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes! Regular: $55.00+HST / Prime: $65.00+HST Media Partners:

“It feels like a warm intimate night in a cozy chalet... [reminding] us all of both Elvis’ roots and the true spirit of the season. The skill and the talent make it a can’tmiss experience.” –PRESSREADER

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“All-female group changing the landscape of the crossover genre! Awesome!” – GLOBAL TV

Special Attractions Family Fun

ViVA Trio Friday, December 9 // 8pm ViVA Trio is an extraordinary vocal group expanding the boundaries of classical crossover music. Their Light Up the Season Holiday Show serves up an entertaining evening with fresh new arrangements and contemporary holiday favourites. Praised by Sirius XM and the Toronto Star, this all-female group of three sopranos creates cinematic soundscapes featuring their soaring vocals, and gorgeous three-part harmony. Everything from O Holy Night to Silver Bells, the show features spectacular high notes and intimate vocal moments that will take your breath away! Jam packed with multimedia, amazing music, comedy and fun; this show at Flato Markham Theatre is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season! Regular: $55.00+HST / Prime: $65.00+HST the ONLY ticket you’ll ever need

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DECEMBER

Great Canadian Performers

Gowan Friday, December 16 // 8pm Loved by all generations, powerful Scottish-born, Canadian-raised rock icon Lawrence Gowan has been gracing the airwaves and world stages with hits like Strange Animal, A Criminal Mind, and Moonlight Desires for decades. Gowan enjoyed an internationally acclaimed solo career before joining the mega group Styx after opening for them in 1997. With his unique and memorable style and in sharing sincere moments with his audience, his stardom has only skyrocketed – exciting fans and playing sold-out shows around the world. Regular: $95.00+HST / Prime: $105.00+HST Media Partners:

“It’s refreshing to see the high energy, dedication, and sheer joy that Lawrence and his fellow musicians exude from start to finish at a Gowan show. It’s a classy party that you just can’t miss.” –BLOGCRITICS.ORG

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“AN AMAZING VISUAL SHOW.” –BBC NEWS, UK

Special Attractions Family Fun

The Aluminum Show

CREATOR AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ILAN AZRIEL WRITING AND DIRECTION: LIOR KALFO | CHOREOGRAPHY: IDO TADMOR Wednesday, December 28 // 2pm & 7pm After over a decade of touring worldwide, Aluminum Group is thrilled to present the spectacular, Aluminum Show. This new and unique show brings the material, the music, and the artists together on stage in a magical, mystery-filled creation combining visual theatre, dance, and humor into an exciting, multi-sensory experience, the likes of which audiences have never seen. This is the story of one man’s incredible journey to a parallel universe – a futuristic planet made entirely of aluminum. Aluminum pipes come to life right before the audience’s very eyes, transforming into imaginary, mysterious, and playful characters. Regular: $50.00+HST / Prime: $60.00+HST

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DECEMBER Special Attractions Family Fun

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Nutcracker Friday, December 30 // 2pm & 7pm Saturday, December 31 // 2pm Holiday magic is made year after year by Ballet Jörgen’s traditional treasure The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score, this delightful classic is a favourite that brings magic to the holidays. Ballet Jörgen’s Nutcracker is destined to become a national treasure that will warm the hearts of young and old alike. It is a holiday tradition that has showcased the magic of the season for years. Rediscover the joy of dance with the show that audiences flock back to again and again! Regular: $50.00+HST / Prime: $60.00+HST Media Partners:

“A wonderful, magical show.” –AUDIENCE MEMBER, TORONTO

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JANUARY

“... Anne Carrere’s soaring voice is used to devastating effect ...!” –THE GUARDIAN, LONDON

World Stage

Piaf! The Show Friday, January 20 // 8pm With a million tickets sold in more than 50 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF! THE SHOW – a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf – returns to Flato Markham Theatre as part of the extended world tour. In two 45-minute acts, the show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous Parisian locations of the Edith Piaf era. Regular: $60.00+HST / Prime: $70.00+HST the ONLY ticket you’ll ever need

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JANUARY

Comedy

Ali Hassan: Does This Taste Funny? Friday, January 27 // 8pm Ali Hassan’s career plans started off as simply as anyone’s: become a chef, get a food show on television, get a second food show on television, be the face of the network and have oven mitts with his face on them. But sometimes things get in the way of your dreams: like your parents’ disappointment, your family of four children and your successful comedy career. Does This Taste Funny? is a hilarious exposition of Ali’s journey in and out of the culinary world in which he spent 12 years. Think Eat, Pray, Love....minus the Prayer. Regular: $40.00+HST / Prime: $50.00+HST Media Partners:

“His hilarious, uplifting show Muslim Interrupted is one of the most critically acclaimed stand up tours in recent years.” –MARITIMEEDIT.COM

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“As usual, Arden offered a oneof-a-kind tension and release, repeatedly shifting from a soul’s sigh to a wicked laugh, from heartbreaking to heart-mending.” – MONTREAL GAZETTE

Great Canadian Performers

Jann Arden Saturday, January 28 // 8pm The power of Jann Arden’s voice is undeniable, pulling each listener in and leaving them spellbound. One of the most brilliant and multi-dimensional Canadian artists in contemporary history, Arden checks every box: singer, songwriter, actor, and author. With the release of her most recent project in January 2022, Descendant, Arden invites audiences into her life and headspace over the course of the pandemic. Each song is expertly crafted into a story, delivered not only from performer to listener, but from human to human. Don’t miss the soul, passion, and purity of seeing Jann Arden in Markham! Regular: $105.00+HST / Prime: $115.00+HST Media Partners:

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FEBRUARY

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Red Sky Performance: Miigis Saga Wednesday, February 1 // 8pm The Miigis Saga reveals the power of nature and Indigenous prophecy through contemporary Indigenous dance, theatrical innovation, and a fusion of athleticism, music, and film. Miigis: Underwater Panther is about a journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as performers explore catalysts for movement, water trade routes, Anishinaabe archetypes, and mystery beings on their journey from salt to fresh water. A must-see spectacular dance experience for this World Premiere and the Markham Debut of Red Sky Performance, under the artistic direction of Sandra Laronde. Regular: $45.00+HST / Prime: $55.00+HST “Magnificent in the scope of its imagination, mysterious in its beauty, and driving in its beat.” –GLOBE AND MAIL

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“Everyone has their moment to shine... Every vocalist is excellent.” – BROADWAY WORLD

Special Attractions Family Fun

Freedom! Thursday, February 2 // 8pm From the moment Black people landed on North American soil, their music took root and became the basis for much of the popular music we hear today. There is an endless list of exceptional Black musicians who have been lost to history while their white counterparts gained fame. From church hymnals to the blues, from jazz to rock ’n’ roll, R&B and rap, we owe much of our musical history to Black culture, and it’s time to give credit where it is due. Freedom! was a huge success in last summer’s Stratford Festival Cabaret Series, featuring a company of ten superb Black performers and musicians. Regular: $48.00+HST / Prime: $58.00+HST the ONLY ticket you’ll ever need

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FEBRUARY

All That Jazz

Matt Dusk Sings Sinatra Friday, February 3 // 8pm Relive the Magic! Sinatra. All that cool, classy style and energy from the Rat Pack shows of yesterday are right here, right now. Take a journey with award-winning, multi-platinum selling crooner Matt Dusk as he whisks you away to Las Vegas in 1966 where he pays homage to his hero Frank Sinatra. With new arrangements by Grammy® Award-winning arrangers Pat Williams and Sammy Nestico, Dusk transports you back in time to one of music’s most elegant eras. A time when Come Fly With Me, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Fly Me To The Moon and One For My Baby dominated the charts. Regular: $65.00+HST / Prime: $75.00+HST Media Partners:

“Crooners like Toronto’s Matt Dusk has taken what he has learned from the greats and molded it for a modern audience.” –LA TIMES

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“It was impossible not to sing along to every song. Maybe it was the beautiful Florida weather or maybe it was the soothing sounds of reggae, but leaving Jannus that night, one could only feel at peace with the world.” – AMY BREAUX, MELODIC MAGAZINE

World Stage

The Original Wailers Friday, February 10 // 8pm Get jammin’ with the cosmic funk of The Original Wailers! The dynamic reggae group makes it “impossible not to sing along with every song” and their tour is bringing them to Markham. The amazing energy and sweet melodies of Bob Marley and the Wailers is “a spirit and message worth keeping alive,” and that is exactly what is delivered. Come and see your favourite classics, along with original music, performed at the theatre! Regular: $50.00+HST / Prime: $60.00+HST

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MARCH

World Stage

Mardi Gras Mambo: Featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas Friday, March 3 // 8pm Join us for a Mardi Gras Mambo party! The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are the pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement, recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine that knows how to bring life to the stage. Joined by Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, this evening will be a master class in blues, cajun, zydeco, R&B, and New Orleans soul from two of Louisiana’s best! Regular: $55.00+HST / Prime: $65.00+HST

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“Not many artists can say they have been compared to Ariana Grande and Ella Fitzgerald. Nikki Yanofsky’s comparison to these artists is not only an honor, but a high standard that she completely owns.” – DIANDRA REVIEWS

All That Jazz

Nikki Yanofsky Saturday, March 4 // 8pm In her relatively young career, Nikki Yanofsky has worked with a stunning assortment of music legends—Quincy Jones, Phil Ramone, Herbie Hancock, and Stevie Wonder. She was the voice of the 2010 Winter Olympics with the number one hit, I Believe. From her childhood roots singing along to pop and R&B music from the 60s and 70s that was always playing at home, to the numerous soldout performances throughout her teenage years at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, this musical prodigy has a unique voice appealing to music lovers across the spectrum. In her new album, Nikki by Starlight, recorded on a vintage RCA 77C, Nikki transcends time and space to bring the sound of earlier decades into the present moment. This evocative yet contemporary retelling of The Great American Songbook will leave loyal audiences and new fans alike falling in love with her unique style. Regular: $65.00+HST / Prime: $75.00+HST Media Partners:

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Fabulous Footwork

No Woman’s Land Wednesday, March 8 // 8pm Haunting images, empowering narrative and breathtaking movement by an electrifying ensemble lay bare the plight and resistance of women in refugee camps. Nominated for five Dora Awards including Best Original Production, and with a sold-out run in Toronto, No Woman’s Land is a dance theatre work based on real stories that beautifully reveals the depths of human resilience in the face of adversity. No Woman’s Land was conceived and directed by Roshanak Jaberi, and developed in partnership with IRIS – Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society. The project was supported by the outreach and community-based research of Dr. Doris Rajan (IRIS) and academic research of Dr. Shahrzad Mojab (University of Toronto). Regular: $40.00+HST / Prime: $50.00+HST “Poetic and urgent blending of dance and politics.” –MY ENTERTAINMENT WORLD

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“There was thunder in the music. Flashes of lightning. Songs that voiced the storms of heart and mind. Skaggs is that good, and so is this band.” –CHRISSIE DICKINSON, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

World Stage

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Friday, March 10 // 8pm Bluegrass roots, southern charm, and artistic style: Ricky Skaggs is a singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist with a loyal fan base that simply can’t get enough of his down-to-earth energy and warmth. Come see Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder for a genuine performance of musicians becoming one with their instruments, creating “just about the best bluegrass has to offer.” See, hear, and feel the melodies of the mountains brought to Markham this evening, leaving you “with a song in your heart and a smile on your face.” Don’t miss this show! Regular: $78.00+HST / Prime: $88.00+HST Media Partners:

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MARCH Special Attractions Family Fun

The Jason Bishop Show Saturday, March 11 // 2pm & 7pm Each performance of Jason Bishop’s is the culmination of a life in magic thus far. From close-up magic projected onto large screens to award-winning sleight of hand and exclusive grand illusions, a diverse set of talent and skill permeates the show. Magic like any art form builds upon previous achievements of the artist and the genre. Bishop’s show is exactly this. In it, magic is created from everything. An iPhone, an old wooden trunk or a never-before-seen illusion all hold secrets and create magic. The show combines age old conjuring skills, modern technology, exclusive illusions, and a sharp wit, to forge what one of the most dynamic illusion/magic shows today! Regular: $55.00+HST / Prime: $65.00+HST “A breathtaking show you don’t want to miss!... Accompanied by his talented assistant Hess, Jason Bishop will simply leave you dumbfounded. All of his tricks are simply mind-boggling!” –SHOWSCORE.COM

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APRIL

“John Pizzarelli is a living encyclopedia of the best popular music that the west has ever produced.” –JAMES TAYLOR

All That Jazz

John Pizzarelli Thursday, April 6 // 8pm World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Toronto Star as “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Pizzarelli’s intent to honour his hero, Nat King Cole, comes through as the inspiration for his music. His infusion of jazz and pop, along with his natural imagination, creativity, humour, and talent are sure to make this night an unforgettable memory. Fans of jazz and heartfelt music everywhere will appreciate Pizzarelli’s extraordinary musical abilities and genuine, easygoing personality. Regular: $68.00+HST / Prime: $78.00+HST Media Partners:

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Great Canadian Performers

Jesse Cook: The Libre Tour Thursday, April 20 // 8pm An accomplished guitarist, producer and equally prolific film maker, Jesse Cook has evolved his talents to create experiences that delight audiences both in concert, and online. To date there has been thousands of concerts performed around the world, over 2 million albums sold, 5 PBS specials filmed, more than 25 million views on YouTube and over 400 million streams of his songs. His eleventh studio album Libre was chosen 2021 Album of the Year by JazzTrax. Jesse and his extraordinary band are looking forward to returning to the road, bringing The Libre Tour and their unique brand of rhythm and rhumba to audiences across North America and beyond! Regular: $78.00+HST / Prime: $88.00+HST Media Partners:

“Cook’s music is flamencoinspired, but he’s not a pure-breed flamenco cat. He’s capable of playing classical, jazz and a variety of Latin styles, and his own music is a mixed bag full of all that... A free spirit.” –GUITARPLAYER

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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.” –WAVE.FM

Comedy

Just For Laughs Roadshow Friday, April 21 // 8pm Just For Laughs is taking the show on the road and bringing its funniest alum to Markham! Don’t miss some of the best acts from the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy festival when the 18th edition of the Just For Laughs Road Show rolls into Markham this spring! Regular: $60.00+HST / Prime: $70.00+HST Media Partners:

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APRIL

Great Canadian Performers

Dan Hill & Myles Goodwyn Saturday, April 22 // 8pm Join two Canadian icons, Dan Hill and Myles Goodwyn, for an intimate “meet-up” featuring the highly influential singers, songwriters, and composers who have touched audiences, musicians and artists around the world. Goodwyn is the only original and longest-standing member of one of Canada’s pride and joys, April Wine, leading the band from their modest roots to multi-platinum album sales. Known for his “pristine, slick, and precise” blend of blues and rock, Goodwyn received an ECMA Lifetime Achievement Award for his impact on music in his native Atlantic Canada. Intelligent and thought-provoking, Hill is known for his heartfelt sensibility on two international hits, Sometimes When We Touch and Can’t We Try, as well as his work producing hit songs for Celine Dion and George Benson. His voice is “smooth softness, with a light warmth,” perfectly describing both Hill’s original and recent works that fans still gather to enjoy today. Regular: $60.00+HST / Prime: $70.00+HST

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“The sound of Mr. Brawner singing is the stuff of an immediate good mood.” –NEW YORK TIMES

Great Canadian Performers

Ray on My Mind Friday, May 12 // 8pm This concert/theatre work brings the music and the story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life! Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist Kenny Brawner leads his 11-piece orchestra and three sultry vocalists (a la the Raelettees), performing this American legend’s most popular hits, What’d I Say?, I Got a Woman, Mess Around, Georgia on My Mind, and a blazing hot duet on Baby, It’s Cold Outside and many more! The music is interwoven with monologues depicting how gospel, blues, jazz, and country influenced Ray’s style, while also reflecting on American social history, his epic battle with drugs, and his triumphant return home to Georgia. Regular: $60.00+HST / Prime: $70.00+HST Media Partners:

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THANK YOU

TO OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS NAMING SPONSOR AND SIMPLY SERIES SPONSOR

DIAMOND SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR

PRESENTING SPONSOR

ANNUAL GALA SPONSOR

MEDIA PARTNERS

HOTEL SPONSOR & PARTNERS

This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.

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MARKHAM CONCERT BAND

sharing a passion for music with the community since 1978 “MCB’s British Invasion” October 23, 2022 – 2 pm

“A Seasonal Celebration” December 4, 2022 – 2 pm

What do you get when you cross “Night at the Proms” with “A Beatles Tribute”? We’ll play your favourite Beatles tunes, but also revisit the classic tunes of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. And we’ll finish, of course, with Pomp and Circumstance, complete with “Land of Hope and Glory”. We’ll even give you a Union Jack to wave!

Start the holiday season off right with Markham Concert Band! We’ll share some Christmas and Chanukah classics, some singalongs, and lots of good fun for the whole family. Santa has been known to drop in, so be sure to be on your best behaviour.

“The Murderer Returns…?” March 5, 2023 – 2 pm

“Your Old, Old Favourites” April 30, 2023 – 2 pm

Way back in 2016, we presented “Murder at the Theatre”. Today we have a brand-new radio-style murder mystery, played out between exciting musical selections. Who will the murderer be this time? Be careful who you sit beside! With guest vocalist Liisa Kallasmaa.

Here’s a whole show of fun and familiar tunes to put a bounce in your step and a smile on your face. Louis Prima’s Sing Sing Sing! Leroy Anderson’s Syncopated Clock! Special guest- Borealis Big Band doing a 1:35 pre-show and an in-show set.

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