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Steve Poltz

Photo Credit: Laura Partain

Saturday October  19, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

He trick-or-treated at Liberace’s house, planned a two-day stay in Amsterdam that ended a month later with him escaping the city under the cover of darkness, and was Bob Hope’s favorite altar boy. Alone, these anecdotes go well with a fistful of peanuts at a cocktail party. But on top of these add that this person also co-wrote the longest-running song on the Billboard Top 100, had a debut solo album that earned three and a half stars in Rolling Stone, and was awarded the title of “San Diego’s Most Influential Artist of the Decade” at the San Diego Music Awards. What you end up with is one of the most engaging, twisted, and prolific songwriters of our time – Steve Poltz.

“Paying dues” is certainly not a foreign concept to most successful musicians, but Steve seems to have single handedly redefined what that phrase means. Born among the hearty, seafaring folk of Halifax, Nova Scotia, his parents up and moved him to Palm Springs, where he was raised. After a rather liberal approach to the liberal arts at the University of San Diego, Poltz began his colorful musical career selling pipe nipples. Let us forego the fact that pipe nipples exist, let alone the fact that an entire industry seems to be devoted to their commerce. No, we need to confront how it is that a pipe nipple guy from Palm Springs ended up flying around the world in a private jet, playing songs like “Sky$!@#$#ofToronto” to stadiums full of rabid, screaming fans.

OK, here’s the thing- like the question of what Richard Nixon ever saw in Pat, there are no easy answers. What we do know is that at some point, Steve decided to bid the pipe nipple industry sweet adieu, and became a full time musician. He started out playing bars and coffee houses around San Diego, eventually forming the college radio favorite band, The Rugburns. The Rugburns are well-known and appreciated by DJs all over the country, due in no small part to the fact that the anthemic “Dick’s Automotive” was long enough to afford them the opportunity to relieve themselves and then some during their shows. The Rugburns blended punk, pop, folk, and if you listen close enough, you might just hear the slightest hint of a whisper of the possibility of Swedish Christian Death Metal. They were so freaking good that they found themselves in a crappy old van 300+ days a year, playing packed and sold out clubs and bars all over the country. The weird thing is that with a catalogue of literally hundreds of songs and three albums behind them, they developed a fan base that put the “U” in cult-like. Steve would write a song onstage in one city, and two nights and two time zones later, there would be people screaming for that very song at another show.

So there he is, more prolific than two rabbits on E, traveling the country playing songs about truckers feeding strychnine-laced granola to deer, and he starts writing songs like “Lockjaw,” an achingly sweet and sincere love song. What do you do with that? What happens when you’re in this wildly popular band, rocking your mojo coast to coast, and you find yourself coming out with gorgeous heartbreaking acoustic tapestries? You go with it.

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Spring Awakening

Thursday October 24, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Friday October 25, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Saturday October 26, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Cordwainer Productions

Based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind, and set in late 19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality. In Spring Awakening, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.

Focusing on issues of sex, repression, sexuality, gender identity, abuse, education, and suicide, Spring Awakening examines everything that is horrible about growing up with a stark, head-banging score, relatable characters, a sense of humour, and unflinching honesty.

Directed by Dane Shumak with Musical Direction by Justin Hiscox, this show is not to be missed as part of your 2019 Musical Theatre season!

Please note: Spring Awakening is not recommended for audiences under 14. Please contact cordwainerproductions@gmail.com with any questions about the content!

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An Evening With Spirit Presented By Jennifer The Medium

Sunday October 27, 2019 – 6:00 PM

Jennifer is an internationally renowned Medium, who has been connecting with spirit from the age of three. Her many talents include spiritual healing, teaching, and inspirational speaking. Her mission in life is to help others know that their loved ones, guides and angels are with them, loving them, healing them and assisting them.“I grew up with the knowledge that Spirits, Angels and Guides are there to help us navigate our life journey. As a Medium, I am committed to sharing that information with others. It is my life’s true path to connect my clients with their loved ones and spiritual teams on the other side.”

A portion of the proceeds from the show going to Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough.

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Circus Screamland

Wednesday October 30, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Thursday October 31, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Peterborough Academy For Circus Arts

A spectacularly spooky story about a child’s encounters with ghouls, ghosts and creatures of darkness, told through circus theatre.

In Support of the United Way.

www.academyofcircus.org

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**At The Door: $33 incl fees**


The Mush Hole

Saturday November 2, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Presented by Public Energy

Performed by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre.

The Mush Hole reflects the realities of the Mohawk Institute residential school experience and offers a way to open dialogue and to heal, through acknowledgement and honouring the spirit of Survivors and families that were impacted.

Santee Smith is an award-winning producer and choreographer, whose original work has been seen around the world and featured on film and television. In 2012 her dance work about lacrosse, The Creator’s Game, had its world premiere for a crowd of 3,000 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre during the Ode’min Giizis Festival.

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Church Of The Open Bottle Reunion with Washboard Hank & Reverend Ken

Sunday November 3, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Reverend Ken & Washboard Hank with help from Hank’s Band The Wringers will stage a revival of the Red Dog Howl complete with appliance healing. The McDonnel Street Gospel Quartet will open it up with great gospel tunes from the 1930s. Plus a special showing for Terry McEvoy‘s Red Dog film Amateur Night: A True Story.

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Cruise the ’50s & ’60s with The Rev-Tones

Friday November 8, 2019 – 8:00 PM

The Rev-Tones are an eight piece band that is dedicated to presenting the hits of the 1950’s and 1960’s the way they should be played! Their strong vocals and authentic instrumentation make them your best choice for those who love to dance and enjoy these great tunes. The Rev-Tones will fill the dance floor with the hits you love from Elvis, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Ricky Nelson and more!

http://therevtones.ca
https://www.facebook.com/1950s.therevtones

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Bang Bang by Kat Sandler

Sunday November 10, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Presented by New Stages Theatre Company

A white playwright uses the shooting of an unarmed black youth by a police officer as a “jumping-off point” for his hit play, without the consent of the officer involved. With wit and humour, Bang Bang traces the impact of what “inspired by true events” actually means.

Part of The Page On The Stage Reading Series. Staged readings get to the imaginative heart of theatre. The words of the playwright, the voices of the actors, and the imagination of the audience bring the plays vividly to life.

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The East Pointers

Wednesday November 13, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

There’s already a waiting list for JUNO Award winning Canadian trio The East Pointers’ third album Yours To Break, out October 25th, 2019. Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, Tim Chaisson (vocals/fiddle/percussion), Koady Chaisson (banjo/tenor guitar/moog) and Jake Charron (guitar/keyboards), already internationally acknowledged as musical trailblazers, capture the furious energy of their live shows and push the boundaries of East Coast folk while lighting a path for a new generation of music lovers.

The East Pointers have always been musically complex and technically brilliant, the core is definitely traditional Celtic, but on the new album, fiddle tunes are grounded in complex rumbling bass lines, a dirty Americana exploration turns on a dime into a lighthearted guitar feature with flamenco reference palmas, playful keyboard tones turn traditional solos into urgent dance-party journeys, and off-the-leash festival jam sessions give rise to vocal numbers that are either perfect pop songs or moving tributes to the home and people they love.

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Colin Linden

Wednesday November 20, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Of how many artists can it be said that they’re getting better, 33 years into their recording career? Colin Linden can certainly be considered a member of that select club based on From The Water, the 11th solo album in a storied career that has also featured his work on literally hundreds of other records. At last count, the total of albums on which he has played stood at over 300, while at least 70 albums bear the ‘Produced by Colin Linden’ credit.

Linden is a genuine renaissance man of roots music. He’s a singer and songwriter of great skill, an in-demand and prolific record producer ( Bruce Cockburn, Tom Wilson, Colin James), a sideman to the stars as guitarist for the likes of Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and, for the past decade, a member of the highly successful trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

Colin’s songs have been covered by The Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Keb’ Mo’, and Colin James, and his well-stocked trophy case includes seven Juno, multiple Maple Blues Awards, and a Toronto Arts Award. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for the star-studded A Tribute To Howlin’ Wolf CD, and was involved in the ground-breaking O Brother Where Art Thou phenomenon. Linden has a well-deserved reputation as a slide guitar virtuoso of real originality, and his riveting slide work can be heard both on albums from such artists as Cassandra Wilson, The Rankin Family and Whitey Johnson and on his own sizeable solo catalogue.

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Dan Mangan

Thursday November 21, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Special guest opener: Ocean Potion

Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO award-winning & two-time Polaris Music Prize listed musician and songwriter.

2018 brings Dan’s 5th full length More or Less, an album about witnessing birth, and in some ways rebirth. It’s about feeling disconnected from a popular identity and becoming acclimated to a new one. It’s about raising kids in a turbulent world. It’s about unanswerable questions and kindness and friendship and fear. Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Drew Brown (Radiohead, Beck, Blonde Redhead, Charlotte Gainsbourg) and Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes), More or Less features singles “Troubled Mind”, “Fool For Waiting” and “Just Fear”.

Aside from his own recordings, Dan has scored a feature film (starring Simon Pegg) as well as TV series for Netflix & AMC and has infrequently been a contributing writer for several international publications. Dan has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia. In 2017, Mangan co-founded Side Door, an online platform that connects hosts with artists for intimate performances in unique spaces. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and two sons.

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Fortunate Ones

Saturday November 23, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

With special guest opener: Sherman Downey (solo)

Fortunate Ones is Newfoundland’s JUNO-nominated duo Catherine Allan and Andrew James O’Brien. Known for dynamic live performances, effortless union of voices in harmony, and anthemic melodies – they embody a wide-eyed energy, deliver messages of reflection and optimism, have an earnest mission for connection, and are endearing audiences across Canada and beyond. Their songs celebrate coming of age, ambition, decisions we make to persevere, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Their sophomore album, HOLD FAST, is a study in resilience and community and sees the duo stretching their musical muscles into new, fully realized sonic territory. Filled with the familiar and effortless harmony, boundless energy and optimism that has gained the duo thousands of fans, HOLD FAST, produced by ECMA award winning producer, Daniel Ledwell, is a collective effort that has yielded songs from a pair whose humility and quiet dignity belies a roaring artistic heart.

The title track “Hold Fast” hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 Chart and remained in the Top 20 for 10 weeks. The album also took home three Music NL Awards in 2018: Pop Artist of the Year, Video of the Year for Northern Star (directed by Jason Levangie) and Album of the Year. HOLD FAST was recently nominated for four East Coast Music Awards: Album, Group Recording, Songwriter, and Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year.

Their 2015 debut album, The Bliss was nominated for a JUNO Award, garnered two #1 singles on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, won the 2016 “Rising Star” ECMA, the 2015 “Vocal Group” Canadian Folk Music Award, and four 2015 Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards.

http://fortunateones.ca/

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Maureen Jennings: Murdoch and Beyond

Tuesday November 26, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Artist Life Stories – 2019/2020 series presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

A perfect evening that features an in-depth conversation with the artist, followed by a Q & A and up close and personal meet and greet.

Born in the UK and now living in Toronto, Ontario. She is best known for her Murdoch Mysteries series, which was adapted to film and television and translated into eight languages. She was awarded the Grant Allen Award for contribution to her genre in 2011, and has been nominated eight times for awards from the Crime Writers of Canada.  Her recent release of Heat Wave is sure to be a bestseller!

Hosted by Brantford’s Cameron Smillie, who has spent most his career presenting performing arts events at theatres.

He is co-founder of Live at the Hippo Events Inc., director of touring for Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, an executive producer, a business manager and was recognized as agent of the year for 2017 by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association.

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Sean Cullen Hometown Boy

Thursday November 28, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Hometown Boy Productions

Nimble master of improvisation and accomplished impressionist who delights in the absurd, Seán Cullen, returns home to Peterborough with his all-new show SEAN CULLEN HOMETOWN BOY. For two-and-a-half decades, Seán Cullen has dominated the Canadian comedy scene as an award-winning comedian, actor, author and screenwriter. Described in Time Magazine as “the vanguard of comedy”, Cullen has earned three Gemini Awards, three Canadian Comedy Awards, an ACTRA Award, a Rocky Mountain Book Award, an Arthur Ellis Book Award and was twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award. Cullen was a finalist on NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING, and appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW, THE LATE LATE SHOW, countless JUST FOR LAUGHS GALAS, THE DEBATERS and as a panelist on MATCH GAME. As an actor, he has appeared in THE ELLEN SHOW, WORKIN’ MOMS, CARTER, DARK MATTER and can be heard in the upcoming animated film THE WILLOUGHBY’S with Ricky Gervais, Martin Short, and Maya Rudolph. This adds to an impressive voice acting resume including CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, and ROCKET MONKEYS among many others. Join us for a evening of laughter.

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The World’s Greatest Tribute To The Traveling Wilburys!

Friday November 29, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Presented by The Traveling Milburys

George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan, aka The Traveling Wilburys. There’s never been a group, let alone super group, in rock history quite like it. They created two mega albums and launched a slew of hits in the late 80s and early 90s, capped with a Grammy win in 1989. But one thing they didn’t do, much to the chagrin of their world-wide fan base, is tour. That is…until now…

The Traveling Milburys capture the sheer talent, excitement and magic of The Traveling Wilburys for all to see and experience. Live. On stage. In Peterborough. From the opening chords to the final encores of this energy-packed and hit-filled evening, you’ll know why this is, without a doubt, the world’s greatest tribute to The Traveling Wilburys.

“Close your eyes and it’s like you’re listening to a Wilburys albums. But then you open your eyes, and it’s like they’re really there – playing right in front of you…”
John Terrid, Toronto Star

“A roaring, eerily authentic tribute to The Traveling Wilburys, right down to the Rickenbacker, Gretsch and Gibson guitars.”
Chris Day, Ottawa Citizen

“I’ve got goosebumps on my goosebumps…”
Henry Hainsworth, Hamilton Spectator

www.travelingmilburys.com

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Quartette – A Quartette Christmas!

Sunday December 1, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Presented by Shantero Productions

One of the great joys of Christmas is the music … one of the great joys of this Christmas is the opportunity to experience that music through the genius of Quartette! Whether it’s traditional favourites like “Silent Night” and “What Child Is This?” or Quartette originals such as “The Perfect Christmas Tree” and “Hope, Peace, Joy and Love”, Canadian singer/songwriters Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick and Sylvia Tyson enchant with their singularly lush harmonies, unique arrangements and rich variety of musical influences.

The genesis of Quartette was happenstance … a “songwriter in the round” showcase of Canadian women songwriters hosted by Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre in 1993. What began as a concert of musical friends grew into an inspired collaboration, generating public and critical acclaim, and catching the ear of Peter Gzowski, who invited them to perform on his CBC Radio show Morningside. Later Gzowski would say of that performance: “The CBC switchboard lit up like a Christmas tree with people looking for a recording!” Seven months later they released their self-titled album. Since then, Quartette has released five more recordings – two of them Christmas collections, garnered multiple Juno nominations, won the Canadian Country Music Award for best vocal collaboration, performed with major symphonies across Canada, been repeat guests on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, recorded a CMT-TV Christmas special and of course continued to tour the country, either in support of their most recent release or for their ever-popular Christmas performances.

Laughter, refreshing arrangements of old and new, impeccable harmonies, tales of love and inspiration, four lovely ladies celebrating 23 years of musical friendship … “A Quartette Christmas.”

Music Clips
http://www.shantero.com/Quartetteclips.html

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The Once Christmas

Tuesday December 3, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

The Once are a modern indie folk trio from Newfoundland. The members are Geraldine Hollett, Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale whose beautiful harmonies and tasteful instruments are the trademark of this band.

They have collected three Canadian Folk Awards, numerous ECMA Awards and named artist of the year by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council. Two JUNO nominations for best Roots/Traditional album, the most recent in acknowledgement of Departures (2014).

The Once’s newest collection of songs on We Win Some We Lose encompass an arresting sense of loss, emphasized musically by Geraldine’s bewitching delivery of beautiful haunting melodies.

“These three Newfoundlanders gracefully and evocatively offer gem like maritime music, foot stomping shanties, heart rendering ballads and accapella three part harmonies.” – Brad Wheeler, Globe & Mail

Expect a rousing, sing along, kitchen party Christmas concert filled with Newfoundland charm and wit.

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Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas

Thursday December 5, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

As a solo artist and member of the beloved East Coast group the Rankin Family, Heather Rankin has endeared herself to Canadian music fans. The celebrated performer will present a seasonal show including a mix of Christmas songs and original music.

“There are few surnames in Canadian culture that carry an immediate association with musical tradition like that of Rankin,” according to Beat Route magazine. “Heather Rankin has accumulated a half-century of unique insights and artistic inspiration.”

Rankin’s love of performing and creating music began in the small community of Mabou on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island. Her parents, Kathleen and Alexander, encouraged their 12 children to pursue music, with five of the Rankin siblings, including Heather, going on to form the legendary Canadian musical group The Rankin Family.

Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas will include a mix of traditional and original songs from Rankin’s 2017 seasonal album, Imagine, as well as favourites performed with her sisters, Raylene and Cookie, on the 1997 recording Do You Hear…Christmas. The show will also feature songs from Rankin’s 2016 Juno-nominated album, A Fine Line, along with Rankin Family classics.

With a rollicking East Coast charm and thoughtful wish for Christmas to come, Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas is sure to fill you with the spirit of the season.

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20th Annual In From The Cold

Friday December 6, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Saturday
December 7, 2019 – 8:00 PM

The heart of a Peterborough Christmas

20th Annual Concert featuring Celtic and contemporary carols and seasonal songs. Featuring: Carried Away, The Convivio Chorus, Curtis Driedger, Michael Ketemer and Tanah Haney.

All proceeds go to the YES Shelter for Youth and Families.

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The Bowie Lives

Friday January 10, 2020 – 8:00 PM

“5 Stars. Unbelievable” says Richard Crouse, host of CTV’s PopLife. Join us as  we remember David Bowie, on the 4th Anniversary of David Bowie’s passing in 2016. The Bowie Lives celebrate the music and visuals of one the world’s most influential artists as they tour theatres throughout Ontario exciting fans where ever they go. From Space Oddity to Lazarus and everything in between, the show will conjure memories, old and new. Experience the Bowie Bazaar before the show, and pictures after. Be sure to dress as your favourite Bowie. Prizes and pics and a chance to win for the best outfit.

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General Admission: $38 incl fees
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**AT THE DOOR**: $48 incl fees


Mudmen In Concert

Saturday January 11, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. First discovered in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers”, the band signed a deal with EMI Records and changed their name to “Mudmen” in 1998. Their music has been featured on Xbox and PlayStation games, NBC’s television show “Black Donnellys”, WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry’s  9, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27 hockey videos, The Mackenzie Brothers TWO-FOUR Special on CBC, HBO’S Shameless TV show, HNIC Coach’s Corner (Dale Hunter tribute), 6 music videos on Much Music, and they’ve reached top 20 on the Edge radio. In 2008 the Campbell Brothers were asked to perform on the new “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song produced by Canadian Icon Bob Rock, where Ron McLean quoted “Mudmen we love em”. This  lead to many opportunities  including a 3 month tour,  PBS special/DVD, and a performance at the Canadian Country Music awards with Johnny Reid.

With over 2500 shows to date, The Mudmen Robby Campbell, Sandy Campbell, Jeremy Burton, Mike Meacher and Dan Westenenk believe that nice guys can finish first. While enjoying life & what you do translates to all audiences.

http://www.mudmen.ca

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Alex Cuba

Saturday January 18, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Though raised in Artemisa, an hour outside of Havana, Alex Cuba’s artistry is as far-flung as the place he has settled and lived for over fifteen years: Smithers, BC, 14 hours north of Vancouver. His music at once incorporates his roots and is a unique amalgam of styles, having collaborated with artists ranging from Jason Mraz to Ron Sexsmith and Nelly Furtado; and bringing together melodies, popsoul hooks and rock chords in songs that may seem to bear little resemblance to traditional Cuban form.

A forward-thinking, indie-minded artist, Alex has amassed a steadily growing following among critics and fans. With over 20 awards and nominations to his name, including 4 Latin Grammys and two Junos Awards and three Grammy nominations.

Alex carries his Cuba within, incorporating subtle jazz influences, gained from his early years as a bass player in Cuba, and tasteful, sophisticated chords and lyrics expressing his poetry in an undeniably Cuban way. His growing body of work defines a unique musical place in the Latin diaspora.

http://constante.alexcuba.com/

– Cabaret Table Seats are ASSIGNED
– GENERAL ADMISSION section includes row seating & balconies

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Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $33 incl fees

**AT THE DOOR: $38 incl fees**


Valdy: Celebrating 50 Years of Touring

Tuesday January 21, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Artist Life Stories – 2019/2020 series presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

A perfect evening that features an in-depth conversation with the artist, followed by a Q & A and up close and personal meet and greet.

Now Considered Canada’s #1 Troubadour. He is the winner of two Juno Awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year, and has received seven additional

Juno nominations. His 20 odd albums have achieved total sales of over half a million units, four of which are certified gold. Of Canadian folk artists in the mid-1970s, only Gordon Lightfoot was more popular. MacLean’s magazine has said “…unquestionably the most public performer in Canada today, and the most loved.”

Hosted by Brantford’s Cameron Smillie, who has spent most his career presenting performing arts events at theatres.

He is co-founder of Live at the Hippo Events Inc., director of touring for Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, an executive producer, a business manager and was recognized as agent of the year for 2017 by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $30 incl fees

**Artist Life Stories Bundle (All 3 events in series for $75 incl fees): CLICK HERE**


Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Saturday February 1, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

2018 has proven to be the break-out year so long deserved by Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar. In November 2018, it was announced that “Run To Me” has been nominated for 4 Maple Blues Awards at the 2019 edition (Album of The Year, Songwriter of The Year, Entertainer of The Year, and Female Vocalist of The Year). The group’s latest recording, entitled Run to Me, was released in April 2018. Produced by Darcy Yates, the album is a massive step forward for both Martin and Delta Sugar. Over the course of the project’s ten tracks, everyone written by Martin solo or in tandem with Curtis Chaffey or Suzie Vinnick, the album explores the full range of the vicissitudes of love: desire, betrayal and, at times, emotional and sexual satisfaction. As a collective, the songs reflect remarkable growth on Martin’s part as a songwriter. The lyrics are incisive, the melodies are constantly arresting and the harmonies and arrangements call up the best of the soul and blues sounds of Stax Records and such contemporary artists as Leon Bridges, Sharon Jones and Lee Fields. With over 500 shows under their belt in the last 4 years, Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has honored Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar with the certification “Road Gold.” CIMA certifies Canadian artists as “Road Gold” when they have sold over 25 thousand tickets to Canadian fans over a twelve-month period.

Martin is the lead singer, songwriter and focal point of the group. A dynamic front woman, she possesses a stunning voice that is capable of summoning up tidal waves of spine-tingling emotion in one instance while delicately bringing out the nuances of a gut wrenching lyric in the next. A torrid force of nature, night after night she takes audiences to emotional peaks while leaving them stunned with her sheer pin-you-against-the-wall power.

While Martin is a powerhouse unto herself, the vocal alchemy of Delta Sugar is not the work of a single talent. In combination with what she likes to term her “co-vocalists,” Sherie Marshall and Mwansa Mwansa, the vocal blend Delta Sugar produces is pure, unadulterated gospel-tinged, neuron-tingling magic where the sum is even richer than the already soul-melting parts.

– Cabaret Table Seats are ASSIGNED
– GENERAL ADMISSION section includes row seating & balconies

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $33 incl fees


Back To The Fifties

Saturday February 8, 2020 – 2:00 PM
Presented by Peterborough Pop Ensemble

Get ready for a blast from the past as the Peterborough Pop Ensemble presents “Back to the Fifties” on Saturday, February 8, 2020.  Showtime is 2:00 p.m. at the historic Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough. The Pop Ensemble is thrilled to welcome Jordan Mercier as emcee for this event.  Featuring the music of such fifties artists as Danny and the Juniors, The Shirelles, Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Chiffons, Paul Anka and The Everly Brothers, this concert will get your toes tapping and make you want to rock around the clock!

As part of the Peterborough Pop Ensemble Charity Program, the Ensemble is honoured to be supporting Tri County Community Support Services with a portion of the proceeds from this concert. 

GENERAL ADMISSION

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $23 incl fees
Student: $13 incl fees


Chemical Valley Project

Friday March 6, 2020 – 12:00 PM
Friday March 6, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Presented by Public Energy

Performed by Broadleaf Theatre.

Post show Q&A.

This urgent production delves into difficult conversations on Indigenous treaty rights, the nature of contemporary Canadian identity and values, and Canada’s notorious “Chemical Valley”.

Located in Sarnia, the Aamjiwnaang First Nations reserve is smothered by one of Canada’s largest petrochemical corridors: the Chemical Valley. Vanessa Gray and Lindsay Beze Gray have dedicated their lives to fighting the pollution that threatens their community’s health and future. Theatre makers Julia Howman and Kevin Matthew Wong document their vital activism as land defenders and water protectors. Through an innovative blend of design, object puppetry, and performance, The Chemical Valley Project sparks conversations on Canadian environmental policy, treaty rights and Indigenous relations, and of Canadian identity and values. NOW Magazine Critics’ Pick in 2017.

Relaxed Performance (What is a relaxed performance?)

GENERAL ADMISSION

12:00 PM: Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
7:30 PM: Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $28 incl fees
Student/Underwaged: $15 incl fees
High School Student: $10 incl fees (High school ID required to pick up tickets)


Canadian Rajah by Dave Carley

Sunday March 8, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Presented by New Stages Theatre Company

The incredible true story of Esca Brooke, son of Malaysia’s legendary “White Rajah” and his Malay wife. In a strange twist of fate, Esca wound up in Madoc, Ontario, desperate to be recognized as the son of Rajah Charles Brook. The play depicts the dramatic showdown that ended his lifelong quest.

GENERAL ADMISSION 

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Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $30 incl fees
Student/Artsworker/Underwaged: $15 incl fees


World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre

Friday April 10, 2020 – 7:00 PM
Presented by Pet Travel Show INC

Theatrical family variety show filled with rescued house pets performing the craziest of stunts and showing off their spectacular talents!

www.comedypet.com

GENERAL ADMISSION

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $38 incl fees
Child (17 & under): $28 incl fees
Senior (65+): $28 incl fees


Abba – Here We Go Again!

Saturday April 25, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Presented by Peterborough Pop Ensemble

As the popularity of the music of Swedish super group ABBA continues to soar, get ready to sing along with the Peterborough Pop Ensemble as they present “ABBA – Here we go again!” on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the historic Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough.  The Pop Ensemble is excited to welcome Catherine Hanrahan as emcee for this concert.  Featuring hits like Mamma Mia, Super Trouper, Fernando, Does Your Mother Know, Waterloo, Thank You for the Music and more, you are certain to discover your inner dancing queen!

As part of the Peterborough Pop Ensemble Charity Program, the Ensemble is honoured to be supporting Children’s Stage Lakefield with a portion of the proceeds from this concert.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $23 incl fees
Student: $13 incl fees


Murray McLauchlan: Getting Out of Here Alive

Tuesday May 5, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Artist Life Stories – 2019/2020 series presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

A perfect evening that features an in-depth conversation with the artist, followed by a Q & A and up close and personal meet and greet.

Thirty odd years after his first foray into music, Murray has eighteen albums to his credit. His songs have been covered by many other artists and he has now played in every major hall in Canada.

The recipient of many awards including 11 Junos he was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

Hosted by Brantford’s Cameron Smillie, who has spent most his career presenting performing arts events at theatres.

He is co-founder of Live at the Hippo Events Inc., director of touring for Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, an executive producer, a business manager and was recognized as agent of the year for 2017 by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $30 incl fees

**Artist Life Stories Bundle (All 3 events in series for $75 incl fees): CLICK HERE**

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