The Door You Came In

Thursday February 23, 2017 – 8:00 PM

The Door You Came In isn’t quite a play and it isn’t quite a concert. It’s a musical story – sometimes funny, sometimes tragic – that tells the tales of family, and memory, and war.

A writer visits his dying mother. He brings a book that he’d written twenty-five years ago to read to her. It’s about her family. But it’s also about the terrible battle – Beaumont Hamel – that sits at the heart of both Newfoundland’s and her family’s history. So begins The Door You Came In — a two-man performance based on David Macfarlane’s acclaimed memoir, The Danger Tree.

The songs and the music of The Door You Came In are Douglas Cameron’s department.  A seasoned, Juno-nominated singer and performer, Cameron plays banjola, mandolin, ukulele, and accordion.  His engaging, foot-tapping performance combines popular tunes of the day (“Pack Up Your Troubles,” and “If You Were the Only Girl in the World”) with original compositions.  Macfarlane’s narrative weaves seamlessly throughout the music.

http://www.thedooryoucamein.ca/

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

Hunter Street Books – 164 Hunter St W #3 Peterborough
(705) 400-8229

Regular: $25 plus fees
(At the door: $30 plus fees)
*VIP: $50 plus fees

*(VIP ticket provides you with front section seating, a VIP meet and greet with the performers one hour before show time and a special souvenir gift!)

 


damned be this transmigration

Presented by Public Energy
Friday March 3, 2017 – 12:30 PM
Friday March 3, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Saturday March 4, 2017 – 8:00 PM

Public Energy is proud to present the full-length premiere of a play featuring music created by some of the city’s most talented theatre artists. Writer/actor Kate Story’s damned be this transmigration has already had a successful run in workshop form at the intimate Theatre On King. Now ready for its prime-time debut, the work will be seen with a new set – and dance numbers – created especially for the expansive Market Hall stage.

Based on beloved characters created by New Yorker Don Marquis, damned be this transmigration is a dancing, singing roller coaster ride of a play with text from Marquis’s famous newspaper column and music from the swinging twenties, alongside original compositions. We follow Marquis, played by Brad Brackenridge, banging out his column on a vintage typewriter, while his literary creations – Archy the literary cockroach, played by Ryan Kerr, and a morally-careless alley cat named Mehitabel, played by Kate Story – alternately distract him from his work and give his life purpose.

It’s a hot shot of entertainment amidst Marquis’s pointed social commentary – relevant to this day and age – and we get a glimpse into the raucous and often tragic life of Marquis himself. This is New York on the cusp of Dorothy Parker and James Thurber, arguably a New York at its literary zenith.

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: $24 incl fees
Student/Underwaged: $17 incl fees
High School Student: $8 incl fees (limited quantity, not available online. Call 705-7491146)

 


bare: a pop opera

Friday March 10, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Saturday March 11, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Saturday March 11, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Friday March 17, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Saturday March 18, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Saturday March 18, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Presented by Anne Shirley Theatre Company

bare: a pop opera follows the story of a group of senior students as they navigate their final year at their Catholic high school, St Cecilia’s. Like typical teenagers they experiment and party their way through school, all the while trying to overcome the pressures of their parents, their church, and their peers. Coming of age brings with it many obstacles, and the students will have to decide on what—or who—they will place their faith in.

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: $20 plus fees
Students/Seniors: $15 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 

 


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

 


 

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

 


The Little Mermaid

Presented by Toho-Bohu
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