Performing Arts Centre announces 2017/2018 program with a decided Canada 150 spin

News 100 redBy Staff

May 19th, 2017



Each year when the Performing Arts centre announces their program Brian McCurdy gets to have his picture taken with another accomplished woman in the field of the performing arts.

Tammy Fox

Tammy Fox,incoming executive director of the Performing Arts Centre.

This year Brian welcomed Tammy Fox into the job he has done so well in the past and keeps trying to retire from.

Ms Fox is the incoming Executive Director

The two of them announced the 2017/2018 line-up at The Centre’s annual season launch. “The seventh season will bring the best in Canadian and international performing arts to Burlington while engaging the community with meaningful and inspiring experiences.” said Tammy Fox.

Buffy St.Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie

There is a decided Canadian spin on the program with Canadian icons Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, the Cowboy Junkies, Kim Mitchell, Michael Kaeshammer and Jann Arden scheduled to be on the stage.

The celebration kicks off on September 30 with returning Canadian favourites Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy.

The Barenaked Ladies bring their sold out Canada 1 Five 0 concert on October 26.

Shaun Majumder and An Evening with Cathy Jones & Mary Walsh bring world-renowned Canuck comedy to the stage.

Unique Canadian stories come to life in Fixt Point Theatre’s A Tale of a Town-Canada and Canadian science journalist Alanna Mitchell explores the global ocean crisis in her play Sea Sick.

The 2017/2018 Season also brings some Hollywood to the shores of Lake Ontario. Roseanne Barr and Louie Anderson bring their Emmy Award winning comedy and Olivia Newton-John, Amy Sky and Beth Nielson Chapman explore grief and gratitude in LIV ON.

Tartan Terrors

The Tartan Terror

From North America, The Centre goes global, stopping in India with the spectacle A Passage to Bollywood, a tumble to China with The Peking Acrobats and a skip to the Highlands, via Burlington, Ontario, with The Tartan Terrors.

The Holidays are an enchanting time for all ages at The Centre. The Ennis Sisters host an afternoon of yuletide cheer, and the Men of the Deeps bring a down home Cape Breton Christmas to the Main Stage.


The Canadian Brass

Canadian Brass is nearly synonymous with Christmas while The Nutcracker and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol are quickly becoming a tradition at The Centre.

Getting tickets to these events goes like this:

The Season Launch attendees who could have been at the event Wednesday evening included – Sponsors, Donors, Media, Series Patrons (patrons who have purchased 4 or more shows to our previous Presenting Season), and Members.

Membership has 4 levels ($75, $200, $500, $1000).

Those who are in attendance were able to purchase their tickets last night – and there is usually a long line at the box office.

Sales the the public begins May 24, 11am Online and Noon by phone/in person.

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