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FALL/WINTER 2013

HOLLY COLE • SLOAN • MARY WALSH MISS CALEDONIA • STEVE HACKETT JESSE COOK • THE ONCE • QUARTETTE YIANNIS KAPOULAS • RAY MONTFORD CHARLIE A’COURT • ETHAN RUSSELL ESMERALDA ENRIQUE DANCE COMPANY ZIGGY STARDUST • BAND ON THE RUN ANDREW CRAIG GOSPEL • THE FRANTICS LEAHY FAMILY CHRISTMAS • JIM BELUSHI AND THE CHICAGO BOARD OF COMEDY TOWER OF POWER • AND MORE!

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Become a

BIG TICKET MEMBER Get the VIP treatment at the Oakville Centre! THE BIG TICKET PLUS ~ $110. • Secure the best seats in the house with first priority access to ticket sales • Save $11 off of the regular ticket price to Oakville Centre shows • Be the first to get the scoop on upcoming performances • Purchase up to 10 tickets at the special, Big Ticket Plus rate • Come join us for our exclusive, semi-annual Members’ Night gala • Earn a $50 tax receipt as a supporter of the local arts • Receive a $25 gift certificate to Paradiso Restaurant (located directly across the street)

THE BIG TICKET ~ $55. • Gain early access to ticket sales ahead of the public on-sale date • Save $7 off of the regular ticket price to Oakville Centre shows • Be the first to get the scoop on upcoming performances • Purchase up to 6 tickets at the special, Big Ticket Plus rate • Come join us for our exclusive, semi-annual Members’ Night gala • Earn a $20 tax receipt as a supporter of the local arts

The Oakville Centre would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council and Canadian Heritage for ongoing programming support.

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INSIDE OAKVILLE NISSAN FAMILY SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Nightingale, Freckleface The Musical, Sheldon Casavant, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Dino-Light, Pinocchio DAN COOPER CONCERT SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Holly Cole, Steve Hackett, Sloan, Ethan Russell, Charlie A’Court, The Once, Quartette, Leahy Family Christmas, Tower of Power H2 SYSTEMS COMEDY SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Mary Walsh, The Frantics, Jim Belushi & The Chicago Board of Comedy

OAKVILLE CENTRE CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Band On the Run PARADISO ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Jesse Cook PARADISO DANCE AND DRAMA SERIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Miss Caledonia, Esmeralda Enrique Dance Company, Jesse Cook TD FIRST PERFORMANCE SERIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Jack Grunsky, The Schoolyard Carmen TIM HORTONS LEARNING WITH THE ARTS SERIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Rockgarden Party, Sheldon Casavant, Pinocchio PARTNERS IN PERFORMANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Toronto All-Star Big Band, Burl-Oak Theatre Group, Oakville Symphony Orchestra EVENT LISTING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

LIVE! AT THE OAKVILLE CENTRE

OAKVILLE INFINITI CLASSICAL & WORLD ARTISTS SERIES . . . . . . . . 20 Yiannis Kapoulas, Ray Montford, Andrew Craig Gospel

TICKETS: Big Ticket PLUS Members tickets on sale MAY 9 at 11:00 am by phone, in person, or on-line. Big Ticket Members tickets on sale MAY 16 at 7:00 pm (Members’ Night), in person only. By phone or online MAY 17 at 11:00 am. Public sale tickets MAY 27 at 11:00 am. Regular Box Office hours are Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Order tickets by phone: 905.815.2021 or 1.888.489.7784. Order tickets online: www.oakvillecentre.ca

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ACCESSIBILITY AND THE OAKVILLE CENTRE

WELCOME TO THE OAKVILLE CENTRE

The Oakville Centre and the Town of Oakville place a high priority on accessibility to the public. We are constantly striving to meet the needs of our customers. Patrons requiring wheelchair or accessible seating arrangements are asked to call 905-815-2021. Wheelchair and accessible seating arrangements are not available for purchase online. Our box office staff will be happy to book accessible seating and answer any questions you may have regarding accessibility at the Centre. You may also e-mail us at boxoffice@oakville.ca. Please Note: The Oakville Centre does have some accessibility challenges due to its design and age. The theatre does not have an elevator. The theatre’s seating area of 17 rows has a steep incline. There is one barrier free washroom on the main level in the lobby.

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ACCESSIBLE FEATURES: • Curb cuts at sidewalks and a ramp to the entrance of the theatre on Navy and Church street approach. • Main entrance doors are equipped with electronic openers • Barrier-free counter for the box office • Barrier free washroom is located in the lobby of the main auditorium • Wheelchair and accessible seating in Row S (please book tickets for these in advance by calling the box office: 905-815-2021) • Auditorium offers handrails and a hearing assistance system

PARKING: One accessible parking spot is available on Navy Street and two spots in the Church Street parking lot. These spots are best suited for those attending performances in the Main Auditorium. Accessible parking spots on the lower level, back of theatre would only be suitable for those attending an event in the Studio Theatre. ASSISTIVE HEARING SYSTEM: The Oakville Centre offers a Sennheiser assistive hearing system, free of charge. Patrons can access the headset by requesting the equipment at the lobby bar on their arrival.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: • Ticket sales are final. • In consideration of those with perfume allergies, please refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes. • Babies are not permitted into the theatre for Big Ticket events. We welcome children old enough to enjoy the performance. Children of all ages are welcomed to the Family Series performances. • Group bookings are available for 10 or more. Please contact 905-338-4161, ext. 3204 • Latecomers & re-entry will be seated at a suitable break in the performance determined by the artist.

HOW TO GET TO THE OAKVILLE CENTRE: From the QEW or 401, exit at Trafalgar Road (Hwy. 3), drive south to Lakeshore Road, turn right and park in any of the more than 2,800 parking spots in Downtown Oakville. To park behind the Oakville Centre, continue along Lakeshore to Navy Street, turn left on Navy then make your first right on Water Street and follow it along the river.

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AFTER SHOW ARTIST CHATS The After Show Artist Chat is your opportunity to learn more about the artist’s background, their interpretation of the work or what makes them tick. With the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage we are pleased to announce a series of COMPLIMENTARY After Show Artist Chats with a moderated discussion between the artist(s) and a featured guest moderator. These informal discussions around the creative process will be hosted by Paradiso Restaurant (unless noted otherwise), right across the street from the theatre. Each chat will start a few minutes after the show at Paradiso and run for no longer than 30 minutes. Tickets for the After Show Artist Chats are available on May 27th, the first day of Public Sales. There is a limit of four tickets per purchaser.

MARY WALSH Wednesday, September 25th

AFTER SHOW ARTIST CHATS

SLOAN Saturday, October 12th YIANNIS KAPOULAS Wednesday, November 6th RAY MONTFORD Saturday, November 23rd Full Audience, Studio Theatre

THE ONCE Friday, December 13th QUARTETTE Friday, December 20th

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THE NIGHTINGALE RAG & BONE THEATRE

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Sunday October 6 at 1:00 & 3:30 pm Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre - Black Box Theatre Recommended for ages 5 to 11 Told with hand-carved, life-like puppets, The Nightingale tells the story of the special bird’s friendship with the Emperor of China. Rag & Bone’s production takes what is a simple, beautiful tale and sets it against the backdrop of a magical, majestic set. Young audience members are sure to be drawn in by the mesmerizing visuals and left imprinted with the story’s strong, positive message of true friendship and loyalty. Regular Ticket: $15 Three or More Shows: $10

www.ragandbone.ca “Stunningly imaginative!” ~ Winnipeg Free Press

FRECKLEFACE THE MUSICAL LOWER OSSINGTON THEATRE Based on the book by Julianne Moore Sunday, November 3 at 1:00 & 3:30 pm Recommended for all ages Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school! With the help of her loveable schoolmates, Freckleface learns that everyone is different - and that's what makes everyone special! With fun music, laughs and awesome dancing, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages – freckles or not! Regular Ticket: $20 Three or More Shows: $15

www.frecklefacethemusical.com “A high energy and charming show that clicks! It's a treat!” ~ The Huffington Post

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SHELDON CASAVANT Thursday, December 19 at 7:00 pm Recommended for all ages Passionate about magic from a young age, Sheldon is one of Canada’s most highly sought after performers, with a repertoire of magic that is contemporary, fun, and highly interactive. Sheldon was nominated in 2009 and 2010 as Entertainer of the Year by the Canadian Events Industry and was selected to perform at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. More recently, he wrote the illustrated children’s book, Morton the Magician and His Magnificent Magic Show. Regular Ticket: $15 Three or More Shows: $10

www.sheldoncasavant.com “Sheldon is one of the rising stars in the world of magic. His magic is new, exciting, and original.” ~ JEFF MCBRIDE, Las Vegas Magician

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR & OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVOURITES MERMAID THEATRE Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 1:00 & 3:30 pm Recommended for ages 3 to 7 This triple-bill includes the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky, and the Mixed-Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature. These whimsical tales have enchanted several generations, and Mermaid’s acclaimed stage adaptation teaches as well as entertains. Regular Ticket: $15 Three or More Shows: $10

www.kidsentertainment.net “In-the-know parents go nuts for Mermaid Theatre productions...the black-light aspect is nifty!” ~ New York Magazine

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DINO-LIGHT CORBIAN VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE in collaboration with Lightwire Theater

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Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 1:00 & 3:30 pm Recommended for ages 7 and up You’ve never seen dinosaurs quite like this before! Electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in a heart-rending original tale. DiNO (formally known as Darwin) mesmerizes audiences through its cutting edge blend of puppetry and technology and offers a spectacular hour that combines ancient, wordless storytelling with modern technology and music. Regular Ticket: $20 Three or More Shows: $15

www.kidsentertainment.net “Silence speaks volumes!” ~ ANGELA SCAPPATURA, The Standard

PINOCCHIO THÉÂTRE TOUT À TRAC Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm Recommended for ages 6 to 10 The Montreal-based theatre company uses state-of-the-art puppets in their telling of the classic children’s tale about a wooden marionette who longs to become a real boy. The age-old fairytale is told in a folkloric style and includes all of the tale’s beloved characters – puppet master Geppeto, the sly fox and, of course, Jiminy Cricket. The puppets have been carefully hand-carved out of wood and hold true to the story’s descriptions, right down to Pinocchio’s ever-growing nose! Regular Ticket: $15 Three or More Shows: $10

www.toutatrac.com “Every detail is artfully executed in this disarming retelling of a classic tale.” ~ Montreal Gazette

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Buy 3 or more shows

AND SAVE! Purchase tickets for three or more

Oakville Nissan Family Series shows and save $5.00* per ticket! (*Please Note: Discounted tickets can only be purchased at the Oakville Centre Box Office – NOT on line.)

The Oakville Centre would also like to thank “The Munz & Planche Family Fund For the Performing Arts” for their support.

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HOLLY COLE

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Saturday, June 22, 8:00 pm

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Holly Cole is going to find a way to leave you floored. If it isn’t through her sensual, intense stage presence, it’ll surely be her dulcet, smoky and unmistakably jazzy voice. While she is often labeled a jazz musician, the Halifax-born chanteuse has spent much of her nearly 30-year career proving herself to be a wide-ranging musical talent who can navigate her way through country, R&B and pop stylings. Her latest album, Night, stays true to this love of variety, covering another array of skilled performers (Tom Waits and Gordon Lightfoot, among them) while even including a James Bond theme, You Only Live Twice. All Tickets: $80

www.hollycole.com “Her timing, her sultry smoky tones, her stage presence, everything about her demands to be heard.” ~ The Kelowna Daily Courier

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STEVE HACKETT: GENESIS REVISITED WORLD TOUR Wednesday, October 9, 8:00 pm Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett will make his Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts debut with his “Genesis Revisited World Tour”. The tour is in support of Hackett’s recently released covers album “Genesis Revisited II”, that sees the guitarist reinterpreting the golden era of the great band – one in which he was crucially involved – while also remaining true to the original spirit which produced such a remarkable string of timeless songs. All Tickets: $99 www.hackettsongs.com

“In an age in which many acts are rerecording old hits and albums, most generally for reasons financial, Hackett has went boldly into his past for reasons more artistic than commercial, and he's done a rather fantastic job.” ~ Rock Guitar Daily

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SLOAN Saturday, October 12, 8:00 pm Sloan is four distinct songwriting voices – guitarists Patrick Pentland and Jay Ferguson, bassist Chris Murphy and drummer Andrew Scott – that nonetheless form a cohesive collective. These long-time Toronto scenesters have maintained strong ties to their indie roots through their own murderecords label.

THE DAN COOPER CONCERT SERIES

Regular Ticket: $55 Big Ticket Member: $48 Big Ticket Plus: $44

www.sloanmusic.com “The scrappy underdog who has fought for relevance throughout their lengthy career that has spawned countless power-pop classic songs and a number of albums that have held the test of time.” ~ Cleveland Plain Dealer

ETHAN RUSSELL’S THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE Saturday, November 2, 8:00 pm Rock & roll history has been witnessed first-hand through the lens of Ethan Russell’s camera – and now, you have a chance to share in that history with the man, himself. Russell, who has spent nearly fifty years chronicling musical legends like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, will be live at the Oakville Centre for an intimate telling of the stories behind some of the most iconic images in rock & roll history. Russell’s live show includes stories, over 300 projected photographs, music, a Q&A and even an opportunity to meet him. Regular Ticket: $44 Big Ticket Member: $37 Big Ticket Plus: $33

www.ethanrussell.com

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“We trusted Ethan as an artist, which made him invisible to us, and which allowed his photographs to capture our most intimate moments.” ~ Mick Jagger


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CHARLIE A’COURT Saturday, November 16, 7:30 & 10:00pm in The Studio Theatre The 2009 Music Nova Scotia Awards winner for Top Entertainer comes to the Oakville Centre fresh off the release of Triumph and Disaster, his sixth studio album. Synonymous with impassioned performances that grip an audience, A’Court has made a career out of walking the line between blues and adult contemporary. Regular Ticket: $45 Big Ticket Member: $38 Big Ticket Plus: $34

www.charlieacourt.com “A’Court slides into his role as smooth soul man with ease, obviously enjoying the rich sounds behind him. Singing high and mighty, rising into falsetto, getting into the groove, or slaying us with tenderness, it’s a singing tour-de-force.” ~ CBC.ca

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THE ONCE Friday, December 13, 8:00 pm Named for a unique Newfoundland phrase that means ‘imminently’, now is indeed the time for The Once. From their beginnings as three actors who also loved to sing together, The Once has embraced a different vision of Newfoundland music. Their sounds do not come from the noisy pubs and dockside taverns that fuel so much of the island’s energy. Instead, their music comes from a quieter and more thoughtful place.

THE DAN COOPER CONCERT SERIES

Regular Ticket: $43 Big Ticket Member: $36 Big Ticket Plus: $32

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www.theonce.ca “The first time I heard it (the album), I was floored, the second time elevated, and every time since, enthralled!” ~ SignalBlog

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QUARTETTE: 20TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS Friday, December 20, 8:00 pm Since their debut in 1993, the four members of Quartette have been both publicly and critically acclaimed for their lush harmonies and delightfully diverse repertoire. Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick, and Sylvia Tyson are seasoned singer/songwriters whose influences range from blues and gospel to country and folk to jazz and pop. Regular Ticket: $53 Big Ticket Member: $46 Big Ticket Plus: $42

www.quartette.com “The seraphic four-part harmonies are a boundless source of delight. Quartette vocalizes like they've grown up on the same street...in the same family.” ~ Victoria Times Colonist

A LEAHY CHRISTMAS Monday, December 23, 8:00 pm Leahy is a Canadian powerhouse of eight musical brothers and sisters who have been playing together their entire lives. The band’s three acclaimed albums – Leahy, Lakefield, and In All Things - have world-wide sales of over half a million copies. In fact, their life story was so compelling that it became the subject of an Oscar winning documentary, The Leahys: Music Most of All. The film foretold the success that would follow. Regular Ticket: $75 Big Ticket Member: $68 Big Ticket Plus: $64

www.leahymusic.com “[This] family from Lakefield, Ont. clearly loves making music ” ~ The Halifax Herald

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TOWER OF POWER Thursday, January 23, 2014, 8:00 pm Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, serving up an electric "Urban Soul Music" sound to sold-out crowds around the world each year. The band's rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band, while their horn-driven sound is uniquely theirs. The way that they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own. Add it all up and you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians to ever hit the stage. Regular Ticket: $83 Big Ticket Member: $76 Big Ticket Plus: $72

www.towerofpower.com “Tower of Power play as tight as a chain-link fence, with not a weak link in sight.� ~ London Jazz News

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MARY WALSH: DANCING WITH RAGE Wednesday, September 25, 8:00 pm In her one-woman show “Dancing with Rage”, veteran Canadian actress & comedienne Mary Walsh navigates through the rage brought on by pop culture, politics and capitalism while taking on her vibrant and constantly emerging characters, including Marg Delahuntey, Warrior Princess. Regular Ticket: $57 Big Ticket Member: $50 Big Ticket Plus: $46

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“It takes a lot for one woman to maintain an audience’s attention for an entire performance, but Walsh’s trick is that she more than one woman.” ~ Vancouver Weekly

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THE FRANTICS Saturday, December 21, 8:00 pm

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The Frantics are a wacky Canadian comedy troupe consisting of Paul Chato, Rick Green, Dan Redican and Peter Wildman. Starting off their careers with the Royal Canadian Air Farce, they became CBC regulars with ‘The Frantic Times’ during the mid-1980s. Famous for their quirky, off-the-wall humour, the group is best known for the recurring character Mr. Canoehead and for the catch phrase “Boot to the head!”, which is also the title of their most famous sketch. Since reuniting in 2004, The Frantics have been featured on The Comedy Network and have appeared at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

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Regular Ticket: $47 Big Ticket Member: $40 Big Ticket Plus: $36

“Frentik, Frenetique, phreneticus – in any language it adds up to four very talented comedians: The Frantics.”

www.thefrantics.com

~ CBC Radio

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JIM BELUSHI & THE CHICAGO BOARD OF COMEDY Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8:00 pm An alumnus of Saturday Night Live and Chicago’s famed Second City with more than 30 years of comedy experience, Jim Belushi is now bringing to the stage an improvised comedy sketch troupe featuring members of the Chicago Board of Comedy. Accompanying Belushi are son Robert Belushi along with Megan Grano, Jon Barinholtz, and Brad Morris, all of whom are classically trained professional improvisers who tour regularly nationwide. Regular Ticket: $83 Big Ticket Member: $76 Big Ticket Plus: $72

“We are not stand-up comedians. Our show is not a passive, sitback-and-watch experience. Most of the fun we have on stage comes from our inclusion of the audience – we get suggestions from them to begin each scene we perform, and in certain instances, bring them on-stage with us to add to our performance. It’s less a ‘show’ and more a party. At least it feels like one to me. This group of actors brings me right back to how I started out in comedy – maybe that's why we have so much fun doing it.” ~ JIM BELUSHI

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YIANNIS KAPOULAS Wednesday, November 6, 8:00 pm

THE OAKVILLE INFINITI CLASSICAL & WORLD ARTISTS SERIES

An adept string player and multiinstrumentalist, Yiannis composes, produces and performs his instrumental projects. Instruments from his native Greece can be heard throughout his compositions. With an ability to cross cultural boundaries the sounds of the world can be heard through his guitar, percussion and keyboard work. Regular Ticket: $47 Big Ticket Member: $40 Big Ticket Plus: $36

www.yktunes.com “A one-man fusion band...His fingers are so fast and versatile that no single instrument can accommodate them.” ~ GRAHAM ROCKINGHAM, The Hamilton Spectator

RAY MONTFORD Saturday, November 23, 8:30 pm in The Studio Theatre Ray Montford is one of those rare guitarists who, like Jeff Beck and David Gilmour, does not consider virtuosity as a means in itself, and who knows how to make his instrument sing, creating wild and simple beauty while wringing emotion from every note. The one-time accompanist for the Rankin Family and Mary Jane Lamond composes stirring instrumentals and, with eight albums to his credit, has built a repertoire that plays like a series of magical sonic pictures. Regular Ticket: $39 Big Ticket Member: $32 Big Ticket Plus: $28

www.raymontford.com “Ray Montford is a sensitive and exploratory musician who combines traditional techniques with exciting world music influences.” ~ ATOM EGOYAN

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ANDREW CRAIG GOSPEL CHRISTMAS PROJECT Sunday, December 22, 8:00 pm The Gospel Christmas Project has become something of a tradition since Andrew Craig, the Toronto-based host of CBC’s Canada Live, first launched the concert as a radio show in 2006. Each year, Craig invites a diverse group of Canadian vocalists and musicians to perform new renditions of familiar tunes. A performer, director, composer and producer, Craig has worked with artists such as Molly Johnson, Wynton Marsalis, Measha Bruggergosman and Kellylee Evans. Regular Ticket: $63 Big Ticket Member: $56 Big Ticket Plus: $52

www.andrewcraig.me “Andrew Craig is a supreme musician for our modern age, fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz and new age genres with proportion, taste and skill” ~ CAROL LIPSON, The Live Music Report

“You are a magnificent musician – thank God for you in the future!” ~ QUINCY JONES

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THE OAKVILLE CENTRE CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE SERIES

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ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS DAVID BOWIE CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE Saturday, September 28, 8:00 pm “There's a starman waiting in the sky. He’d like to come and meet us, but he thinks he'd blow our minds”, with Classic Albums Live Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, the 1972 glam-rock album by English pop-legend David Bowie loosely based on the story of a fictional rock superstar named Ziggy Stardust. Widely acclaimed as the definitive rock ‘n’ roll concept album, Ziggy peaked at number five in the United Kingdom and number 75 in the United States on the Billboard Music Charts. Regular Ticket: $65 Big Ticket Member: $58 Big Ticket Plus: $54

PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE Saturday, December 14, 8:00 pm “Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash as we fell into the sun, and the first one said to the second one there I hope you're having fun”, at Classic Albums Live’s Band on the Run, Paul McCartney & Wings third and most successful album. In 2000, Q Magazine placed it at No. 75 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”. Regular Ticket: $65 Big Ticket Member: $58 Big Ticket Plus: $54

www.classicalbumslive.com “A triumph of showmanship.” ~ STEPHEN THOMAS ERLEWINE, AllMusic.com

www.classicalbumslive.com “David Bowie has pulled off his complex task with consummate style, with some great rock & roll with all the wit and passion required to give it sufficient dimension and with a deep sense of humanity.” ~ RICHARD CROMELIN, Rolling Stone Magazine (July 20, 1972)

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BAND ON THE RUN

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JESSE COOK Wednesday, October 30

Admired for his fiery rumba flamenco virtuosity since bursting onto the world music scene with 1995’s Tempest, the three-time Canadian Guitarist of the Year, Jesse Cook, also incorporates elements of Brazilian, jazz and world music. With 2012’s The Blue Guitar Sessions, Cook has embraced music’s “spare-ness”, piecing together an album of moody, easy-listening pieces infused with quiet blues, jazz and bossa nova sounds. Regular Ticket: $77 Big Ticket Member: $70 Big Ticket Plus: $66

www.jessecook.com

“Wherever Cook tends to ‘go’ with his projects, he always returns with an assortment of fine tunes and a noteworthy production that displays how seriously he regards his art while still having fun with its many facets.” ~ The Smooth Jazz Ride

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THE PARADISO DANCE AND DRAMA SERIES

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The Best Things in Life Can Be Free! (or what you’re willing to contribute) Experience the wondrous world of the performing arts for free or whatever you can contribute. The Oakville Centre is pleased to present the following Paradiso Dance and Drama shows as pay-what-you-cans. Be an early bird and phone our box office or visit our website and reserve tickets, show up at the performance and then pay what you feel the experience was worth. Or be a late bird and show up on the night of the performance, reserve an available seat and still pay what you can – you choose the show & you set the price! All performances are at THE OAKVILLE CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Tickets: 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784 For more information go to www.oakvillecentre.ca

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MISS CALEDONIA Written & performed by Melody Johnson Saturday, October 5, 8:30 pm in The Studio Theatre Desperate to escape the stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of 1950’s life on Rural Route 2, Peggy Ann Douglas dreams of becoming a movie star. Can she sing, twirl and pivot her way into the hearts of the pageant judges to set her on her path? The multi-talented Melody Johnson has quickly established a sterling reputation in theatre circles, both as an actor and a writer, winning a 2003 Dora Award for her performance in Little Mercy’s First Murder and premiering her musical Mimi in 2009.

www.melodyjohnson.ca “Melody A. Johnson’s Miss Caledonia takes the crown.” ~ NOW Magazine

A Pay-What-You-Can Performance

ESMERALDA ENRIQUE DANCE COMPANY Thursday, October 10, 8:00 pm The award-winning Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company was founded in 1982 in Toronto under the artistic direction of Esmeralda Enrique. Dedicated and driven, the talented musicians, singers and expressive, powerful dancers perform finely wrought pieces that hold in perfect balance tradition and classicism with a modern, contemporary aesthetic. Capturing the essence of flamenco, the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company never fails to mesmerize its audiences while bringing to life the contagious excitement and full breadth of feelings that flamenco delivers.

www.flamencos.net “With her undulating rhythms and her skillful articulation of percussive footwork, Enrique invigorates the serpentine line of beauty that highlights this ancient dance style.” ~ DEIRDRE KELLY, The Globe and Mail

A Pay-What-You-Can Performance

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THE TD FIRST PERFORMANCE SERIES TD, Oakville Libraries and the Oakville Centre are proud to present these wonderful performances celebrating a child’s first performance and Family Literacy Day. Complimentary tickets for these performances are available October 1st, 2013 at all Oakville Library Branches and from the Oakville Centre Box Office.

TD FIRST PERFORMANCE SERIES

THE TD EVERY CHILD READY TO READ FIRST CONCERT

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JACK GRUNSKY Recommended for all agess Glen Abbey Recreation Centre: Gymnasium Wednesday November 6, 10:00 am Presented in partnership with the Oakville Public Library For over 25 years, children across the globe have been taking musical journeys with Jack Grunsky. His 13 recordings for children have received countless children's media awards, including three Juno Awards for Best Children's Recording. He has taken his colourful palette of global musical instruments across Canada, the US, Europe, and even South Africa, performing for family audiences. With his gift for beautiful melodies and poetic lyrics, Jack’s songs have enchanted audiences everywhere.

THE TD EVERY FAMILY PERFORMANCE

THE SCHOOLYARD CARMEN SHOESTRING OPERA Recommended for JK to Grade 8 students Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre: Black Box Theatre Saturday January 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm Presented in partnership with the Oakville Public Library With some mesmerizing sights and sounds and a gripping-yetrelatable story, Shoestring Opera is pleased to introduce “Carmen” to a whole new generation. In this age-appropriate adaptation of the famous opera, Carmen is a feisty little girl with a dark past - a newcomer to this country. With Bizet’s bewitching, infectious music, Carmen’s flamenco dancing and an action-packed story, “The Schoolyard Carmen” is sure to be Shoestring’s most popular adaptation yet!

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ROCKGARDEN PARTY

for Grades 1-10 Tuesday October 8 at 1:00 pm An interactive, fun and educational 45-minute performance about our changing environments.

SHELDON CASAVANT

for all ages MAGICIAN EXTRAORDINAIRE Thursday, December 19 at 11:00 am Sheldon is one of Canada's most highly sought after performers, with a repertoire of magic that is contemporary, fun, and highly interactive.

Performance pieces feature all performing genres covering concepts from all subject areas. These special performances are for schools only and require booking through the Oakville Centre. All tickets are $7.00 per seat (with every purchase of ten tickets there will be one complimentary seat for teachers, example 30 seats equals 3 complimentary tickets for teachers). For tickets, please call 905-338-4161 ext. 3204.

PINOCCHIO

for Grades 1-5 Tuesday April 1 at 1:00 pm Ornate set design, costumes and some state-of-the-art puppets all go into this re-telling of the classic children’s tale about a wooden marionette who longs to become a real boy.

Box Office 905.815.2021

TIM HORTONS LEARNING WITH THE ARTS

The Tim Hortons Learning With The Arts program is designed for educators to bring their classes, the curriculum and the performing arts together.

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The Oakville Symphony Orchestra

2013 ~ 2014 CONCERT SEASON “Come Home To The Symphony”

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERT October 20 2013 SYMPHONIC PASSION November 9 & 10, 2013 FAMILY CHRISTMAS December 15, 2013 ROME & VIENNA February 1 & 2, 2014 THE ROMANTIC VIOLIN April 5 & 6, 2014 SEASON FINALE May 10 & 11, 2014

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EVENT INFORMATION The Event Information page consists of all performances at the Oakville Centre including local Community and Big Ticket performances.

The Oakville Centre is a division of the Recreation and Culture Department of the Town of Oakville.

EVENT INFORMATION

HOLLY COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 22 MARY WALSH: DANCING WITH RAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 25 CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: ZIGGY STARDUST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 28 BURL-OAK THEATRE: THE SUNSHINE BOYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 2-6 MISS CALEDONIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 5 THE NIGHTINGALE (at QEPCCC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 6 STEVE HACKETT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 9 ESMERALDA ENRIQUE DANCE COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 10 SLOAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 12 WEST END STUDIO: POOLS PARADISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 17-20 & 23-16 TORONTO ALL STAR BIG BAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 27 JESSE COOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 30 PREVIEW & MEMBERS NIGHT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1 ETHAN RUSSELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 2 FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 3 YIANNIS KAPTOULAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 6 OAKVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 9 & 10 OAKVILLE PLAYERS: PYGMALION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 14-17 & 20-23 CHARLIE A’COURT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 16 RAY MONTFORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 23 THE NUTCRACKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 29-Dec. 1 & December 7-8 THE ONCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 13 CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: BAND ON THE RUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 14 OAKVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: CHRISTMAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 15 SHELDON CASAVANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 19 QUARTETTE CHRISTMAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 20 THE FRANTICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 21 ANDREW CRAIG GOSPEL CHRISTMAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 22 LEAHY FAMILY CHRISTMAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 23 VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 5 BURL-OAK THEATRE: LEADING LADIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 15-19 TOWER OF POWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 23 JIM BELUSHI & THE CHICAGO BOARD OF COMEDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 25 DINO-LIGHT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 26 PINOCCHIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 1

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