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The Writes Of Spring

Lions, lambs & songs from the hands of Tim Baker, Amelia Curran, Donovan Woods & Hawksley Workman

Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Thursday April 27, 2017 – 8:00 PM

The Writes of Spring is a night of music and conversation.

Tim Baker is the writer and frontman of acclaimed Newfoundland group, Hey Rosetta!. The Juno nominated singer is best known for his intimate, poetic lyrics and powerful live vocal delivery, garnering Hey Rosetta! multiple awards along with their numerous sold-out Canadian tours.

Amelia Curran is a Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from St. John’s, Newfoundland.  Her knife-sharp lyrics possess an unrivaled eloquence garnering her acclaim as Canada’s master contemporary songstress.

Donovan Woods was raised in the small city of Sarnia, Ontario, to the sounds of country music, with a healthy dose of folk and pop, a combination that instilled in him a strong belief in the power of a memorable melody, the importance of everyday language and the impact of a well-crafted song. His acclaimed fourth album Hard Settle, Ain’t Trouble received a 2016 Polaris Music Prize nomination, landed him on the CBC Music “Best 25 Canadian Albums of the Year” list and won him the Canadian Folk Music Awards “Songwriter of the Year.”

Hawksley Workman is singer and songwriter. Performer, producer, poet, and playwright. Multi-instrumentalist and an ambitious, ever-busy global ambassador of Canadian culture and creativity. A staple of the Canadian arts scene for over 17 years, Workman boasts a catalogue of 16 solo releases. The accolades amassed include JUNO nods and wins and widespread critical acclaim. He has most recently published a children’s book for Penguin Random House, based on the lyrics of his beloved Christmas song “Almost a Full Moon”.

ASSIGNED SEATING

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|

Row C & H available at:
Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash

Regular: $39.50 plus fees

 


OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder

Presented by New Stages Theatre Company

Friday, April 28 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 29 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 30 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, May 2 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 3 – 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 4 – 8:00 pm
Friday, May 5 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 6 – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Thortonton Wilder’s timeless, beloved play transports you to the small town of Grover’s Corners, where teenagers George and Emily fall in love and live a life of simple joys and sharp sorrows in a community full of vibrant, unforgettable characters. OUR TOWN today is just as relevant as it ever was, because it reminds us what living is all about.

“Probably the finest play ever written.”
– EDWARD ALBEE, PLAYWRIGHT

“Our Town is easily me favourite play of all time. It may have been written decades ago but what it says about life and love is as true today as it ever was.”
– STEVE ROSS, ACTOR, STRATFORD FESTIVAL

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

Also available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

Regular: $28 incl fees
Student: $15 incl fees
Artsworker: $15 incl fees


Bill & Joel Plaskett

Presented by Peterborough Folk Festival
Sunday May 7, 2017 – 8:00 PM

When Bill Plaskett and his son Joel Plaskett get together to write songs, the result, as Bill describes it, is “a touch of the traditional mixed in with the new, and a lot of the unexpected, arrived at through experimentation.” The result is Solidarity, an album that welds Bill’s traditional folk leanings with Joel’s long and acclaimed history in the Canadian rock landscape.

ASSIGNED SEATING

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

Row D available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

Regular: $33.90 plus fees

 


Tomson Highway presents Songs in the Key of Cree

Thursday May 11, 2017 – 8:00 PM

Presented by Public Energy

Songs in the Key of Cree is a compilation of songs written over the past thirty years by Cree-Canadian playwright/songwriter/pianist Tomson Highway. The songs in the show are taken from five of his musicals over the years, in order: “Rose,” “The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito,” “The (Post) Mistress,” “The Sage, the Dancer, and the Fool” and a new work in progress as yet to be named. What makes the songs unique is their Cree lyrics. Cree is the most spoken Native language in Canada today. “Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Chicoutimi, Quebec, Ottawa…” that’s all Cree, a very rhythmic language that lends itself very naturally to music and music-making. And the style of the music is “cabaret.” Think Cole Porter and Kurt Weill (two of Tomson’s biggest influences)…with Cree lyrics.  Many songs will be sung in English, and some in French. Mr. Highway is tri-lingual in Cree — his mother tongue — French, and English. Songs in the Key of Cree is touring Europe in spring, 2017, with additional stops in Peterborough and Koerner Hall in Toronto.

Featuring:

Tomson Highway – pianist, songwriter, author and living legend
Patricia Cano – extraordinary Peruvian-Canadian cabaret singer
Marcus Ali – the amazing Toronto jazz saxophonist

MAIN SEATING is General Admission
CABARET TABLEs are Assigned Seating

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

Also available SOON at:
Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash

Regular: $40 plus fees
VIP (Cabaret seating, pre-show talk, food and drink with Tomson Highway): $100 plus fees


Mairi Rankin & Ailie Robertson

Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Friday May 26, 2017 – 8:00 PM

One of the hugely influential Rankin Family – legends on the Canadian music scene – she plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm. Born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Mairi has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island. She has developed her own unique style by being immersed in such a rich musical culture. She has toured nationally and internationally as a solo artist, a sideman and is a member of the Cape Breton Celtic super group Beolach. She has performed with the Rankin Sisters, Unusual Suspects and Bruce Guthro to name but a few. Mairi has recorded one solo album, two CDs with Beolach and has been featured on numerous compilations and recordings.

Ailie Robertson from Edinburgh is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s leading young traditional musicians. She is a musician in the broadest sense: composer, arranger, teacher, improviser and harp virtuoso. Her accomplishment on the clarsach is such that leading Irish flautist Niall Keegan said: “Ailie’s synthesis of Irish, Scottish and contemporary harping technique into an individual style represents the realisation of otherwise unimagined possibilities for the Celtic harp.” Ailie grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was immersed in the harp world from an early age. She began playing the clarsach when she was eleven years old and through her piano and clarsach lessons she developed a love for both classical and traditional music.  In 2009 she was nominated for ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ in the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Ailie is in great demand as a teacher around the world, and has published six books of harp music

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Main Seating = GENERAL ADMISSION
Cabaret Table Seating = ASSIGNED

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

Also available at:
Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash

Regular: $20 plus fees
Student: $17 plus fees
Cabaret Table Seats: $25 plus fees

 


South Meets North: Rick Fines & Max Gomez

Saturday May 27, 2017 – 8:00 PM

South meets North with this singer-songwriter duo. Legendary Award winning artist Rick Fines is joined by New Mexico songsmith Max Gomez for an evening of song and story.

Main Seating = GENERAL ADMISSION
Cabaret Table Seating = ASSIGNED

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

Also available at:
Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash

Regular: $30 plus fees
Table Seats: $40 plus fees

 


DISGRACED By Ayad Akhtar

Presented by New Stages Theatre Company

Sunday May 28, 2017 – 7:30 PM

New Stages Page On Stage reading of DISGRACED By Ayad Akhtar.

What if what was truly inside you was forced to come out?

Amir has turned his back on his upbringing to pursue a “successful” life. But when he hosts a dinner party, a witty evening explodes into a battleground of race, religion, and class in the 21st century. A smash hit in New York and Toronto.

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

Also available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

Regular: $20 incl fees
Student/Artsworker: $15 incl fees


Water’s Edge and Friends

Thursday June 8, 2017 – 8:00 PM

Presented by the Peterborough Performs

The Water’s Edge Band is proud to have their friends at this musical fundraiser for Peterborough Performs. This, star packed, show includes: The Haggarty Sound Studio Band, The Peterborough Children’s Chorus, The Edwards Family, The Mitchell Family, Hillary Dumoulin, Jade Taylor, Charlotte Westlake, Elizabeth Basciano, Andy Curtis, and Keely Wilson. Everyone gets the new “Third Time Lucky” CD with ticket purchase.

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

Also available at:
Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash

Regular: $25 incl fees
Student: $15 incl fees
Senior: $15 incl fees


Stockdale Central

Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Church Douro

Ray Vandervelde who does everything from sound to lead guitar, and has incredible vocals and harmonies Ray also active as a member of the Mark St United Church choir.

Michael Le Moire,  infamous Fiddler From Douro,  studied under the leadership of the great Fiddle legend Graham Townsend.Michael was the founder of the Douro Old Tyme Fiddle and step dance contest which ran for 15 years.You can find him at many Local jams  and dances.

Beth Rider is the female voice and bass player of the band and lends harmony to the boys in the band, Beth at a young age was heavily influenced by her musical family.

Brain Hornsby who plays an incredible pedal steel guitar and has operated a barbershop in Peterborough for many years.Brian has played in many local bands and his unique style is a great addition to the band.

Chris Lingard is a very talented drummer who comes to us from Port Hope. Chris is the third singer in the band and whose unique style adds a new dimension to the group.Chris has played in many bands all over southern Ontario

Collectively Stockdale offers many different genres which include, old-time Fiddle tunes, classic country music timeless classics rock and pop tunes as well as gospel.

For tickets call:
Mary Carlow – 705-295-6494
Carmella LeMoire -705-652-7776

Also available at:

Moondance Records – 425 George St. Peterborough
(705) 742 9425 (Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm) Cash only

Regular Price: $20
Students: $10


The Little Mermaid

Presented by Toho-Bohu
Friday August 11, 2017 – 3:00 PM
Friday August 11, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Once again, your family will live the fantastic story of  ‘’The Little Mermaid’’ thanks to this extraordinary and colorful family musical show! Take part in a fun adventure underwater along with magical characters and get ready to dance to the exotic new rhythms of the sea!

The show lasts for 1h30 including an intermission.

The show features more than 10 magical characters ! The musical features many songs as well as numerous decor and costume changes in order to keep young and old surprised and amazed all the way through the show!

The show is recommended for children between 1 and 10 years old.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale

Tickets: $15/$20/$25 depending on proximity to stage
(plus sales tax)

Tickets for A Forever Frozen Story are available ONLY through Tohu-Bohu:CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS