Kiss and Cry

Entertaining patrons since 1911

This elegant Victorian jewel is a 350 seat Centre for the Performing Arts located on Collingwood’s main street in the heart of this unique and formally recognized Heritage District. The Theatre’s Art Deco appearance cleverly hides the modern amenities that make it a wonderful venue for the performing arts.

The auditorium boasts a state of the art sound system supported by theatrical lighting, a sprung stage with ample wings on both sides, new air-conditioning, comfortable, raked seating with ample leg room, and an ambiance that will leave even the most discriminating of theatre goers completely charmed!

Kiss and Cry was selected as a Top 10 Audience Favourite at the Calgary Film Festival and was recently selected to participate at the Whistler Film Festival.
Her parents, two sisters, and boyfriend created a foundation in her honour. The “Carley’s Angels” foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that is focused on providing bursaries for families who have a member battling rare cancer. Funds will be used for alternative treatment and to increase the quality of life of those diagnosed with rare cancer.
To learn more about Carley, and read the story in her own words please visit her blog
To witness her incredible vocal talents, including a number of performances sung with a tracheostomy please visit her YouTube Channel
For all things Carley, including the Carley’s Angels Foundation, please visit

Kiss and Cry at the Gayety, Feb 10 2017 – 8pm

is a feature film based on the incredible true life story of Carley Elle Allison, a promising 17-year-old Toronto figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare, 1 in 3.5 billion cancer. The film stars Luke Bilyk, Chantal Kreviazuk, Naomi Sneickus and Sarah Fisher as Carley. Sarah Fisher and Carley Allison were best friends in real life.
The movie recounts Carley’s life as a teenager battling cancer and the love story she shared with boyfriend, John Servinis. With the script as true as excerpts from her blog, and scenes filmed at the high school she attended, the rink she skated at, and her own bedroom, the film is pure inspiration illuminating how beautiful life is.
Sadly, Carley passed away at the Princess Margaret in March of 2015, after her 2-year battle. The recording of her singing the national anthem was played in her memory at the 2015 Ride to Conquer Cancer, and Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer.
Kiss and Cry will be screened at The Historic Gayety Theatre on February 10, 2017 at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased online at The Historic Gayety Theatre website for $20 ( The evening will be a celebration of Carley’s story and include fundraising opportunities with proceeds going to support her foundation, Carleys Angels. Key cast and family will be in attendance.

darren frost
Yuk YUks

Yuk Yuk’s Presents Darren Frost headliner at the Gayety, Feb 11, 2017

Tickets available here.

This is a 19 Years and older event! (Mature subject matter and colourful language…)

Darren thrives on hyper-driving criticisms, dark revelation and lunacy. His ability to command the undivided attention of an audience is remarkable. He is one of Canada’s most experienced comedians, having done thousands of shows for fundraisers, corporate clients and comedy venues.
Most recently he worked with Nicolas Cage in the upcoming movie Pay The Ghost and was nominated twice at the 2014 Canadian Comedy Awards Including Best Male Standup. Darren was also part of the cast of the hit CBC show Mr. D playing the new addition of angry French teacher. Darren also had appearances at the Halifax Comedy Festival, Lost Girl, Strombo and the CBC Debaters. For three years he was the host of the popular weekly Sirius XM radio show Anything Goes which has been nominated two years in a row for a Canadian Comedy Award.

He was twice awarded top ten comedy moments of the year by Toronto entertainment magazine Now with another mention in the year end comedy wrap of 2012. Darren has been awarded the prestigious Kari award for Best Performance in a Commercial in Canada. He has also performed in various comedy festivals including Just For Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and LOL Sudbury.
Numerous movie/television appearances to his credit including Hairspray with John Travolta, the Ethan Hawke film Assault on Precinct 13, the Drew Barrymore/Jimmy Fallon film Fever Pitch, a role in the Michael Douglas feature Don’t Say A Word, principle role in the Kojak series starring Ving Rhames.
Darren lends his voices to a many cartoons including: Total Drama Island Ridonculous Race, Looped, Camp LakeBottom, Chuck and Friends, BeyBlade, Bakughan Brawlers, Stoked, Sixteen, NBC Discovery Kids Time Warp Trio, PBS’s Timothy Goes to School, Showtime’s Gahan Wilson’s The Kid, and Fox’s Medabots. He also has been featured in many memorable national commercials currently the Cash For Life Fairy, and old favorites Microsoft’s Hermes Messenger of the Gods, and Listerine’s Action Hero Bottle.
Direct from Brantford, Ontario, he’ll have you convicted and healed all at once.
“The makings of one of Canada’s greatest comedic monsters of our time.” –

Tickets available here.


Valentines’ Cabaret – February 13th, 2017

Cabaret/Musical Revue of pop & show tunes.
Musical Director: Chris Tsujiuchi
Celebrate the season of love with Theatre Collingwood’s annual cabaret, featuring at least 10 of the country’s most talented musical theatre performers, all here in Collingwood to help them raise funds for TC! Spend a fun filled evening with us enjoying great singers and wonderful songs. Please note: this show does not require a date. Just bring your LOVE!
Produced by Erica Angus & Theatre Collingwood. Always a VERY popular show! Red Carpet Reception tickets (party with the stars of the show) are also available and include tax receipts!

Buy your tickets here

Jim Croce Tribute – February 14, 2017


Valentine’s Evening @ 8PM
For many of us we recognize David as not only as a good guy but one of the premier guitarist in South Georgian Bay. Many of you associate David with “The Rockafellers” and others as a solo act playing in many of the local venues.

On Valentine’s Day, February 14th in addition to David’s tribute to Jim Croce and his own favourite compositions, 2 other local special guests will also be providing entertainment. In addition, that evening David will be making a special announcement with what lies ahead for him and The Historic Gayety Theatre.

This night will really make for a special Valentine’s night and not one to be missed!

Tickets $35.00 (includes HST/Fees)
Tickets available at the Body Bar Next to the Theatre
or HERE…

About Love - Macri

ABOUT LOVE at The Gayety – February 18th 2017 @ 8PM

About Love…..One night only a “Must See” show and just in time for Valentine’s 💝
This Valentine’s, surprise your someone special with a Vegas worthy evening of Melodic Enchantment.
Like the many before you, come and experience the delivering voice of Tenor Anthony Macri along with his band.
Indulge yourself and your loved one in a night filled with glorious arrangements of beautiful love songs from the past.
Let the smooth, operatically trained voice of Tenor Anthony Macri give you and your someone special a magical Valentine’s to remember, always……..About Love ❤

Tickets HERE




Blackie and The Rodeo Kings at the Gayety – Feb 26 2017

February 26, 2017  @ 8 PM
Tickets:  $60.00 (plus HST/Fees)
Kings and Kings

As promised Blackie and The Rodeo Kings deliver the companion to their 2011 collaboration album KINGS and QUEENS.  While KINGS and QUEENS featured guest appearances from some of the band’s favourite female singers, this album, titled KINGS and KINGS features some of the band’s best “guy” friends from the world of roots, blues and country.  Each one of them an accomplished KING in their realm of creative endeavors and in many cases absolute KING legends in the entertainment industry.

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings originally formed in 1996 when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson came together to record what was suppose to be a one – off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett.  At the time, all three members were deeply committed to burgeoning solo careers that they had no intentions of putting on hold, and had no plans to turn Blackie into an ongoing concern.

Now twenty years later, 8 albums, one Juno award and several JUNO nominations under their belts, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America.  Blackie and the Rodeo Kings remains one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.

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The Lion King – February 28th and March 1st, 2017

FEBRUARY 28 7:00 PM DOOR 6:30 PM
MARCH 1 7:00 PM DOOR 6:30 PM




This event is happening April 15, 2017 – News release December 13 at 10 a.m. – Tickets on Sale December 16, 2016 10am

Tickets $39.50 Incl HST/Fees.

This is an Assigned Seating Event.

 COLLINGWOOD, ON – December 13th, 2016 – 2017 sees Joel Plaskett hitting the road with one of his biggest musical influences, his father, Bill Plaskett. Joined by special guests, Peterborough’s Mayhemingways, the father & son duo will perform songs from their new record, Solidarity, and as well as favourites from Joel’s vast catalogue of music. Bill & Joel Plaskett will be at The Historic Gayety Theatre on April 15th, 2017. Tickets are $36.50 plus service fee and go on sale on Friday, December16th, 2016, at 10AM. Tickets can be purchased at the by phone at 1 888-353-3203 or online at

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.

While Joel is a nationally adored, JUNO Award winning songwriter, the foundations of his talent began at home with his father Bill, who is an accomplished musician himself and co-founder of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. “My father has certainly been one of my biggest musical influences,” says Joel. “I grew up around him playing guitars and his love of folk music, particularly music from the British Isles and Ireland is something I’ve inherited from him – artists like Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson, and Paul Brady. Conversely, I have introduced him to some of my favourite records by artists like Those Bastard Souls, Led Zeppelin, and Gillian Welch.”

Bill and Joel’s converging approaches to songwriting left lots of room for both to help shape each other’s songs. Bill says the pair spent a lot of time “figuring out what to play, and what not to play, listening critically to each other, and talking about the results. And then figuring out themes, motifs, and connections.” The result of which is “a complementary but different melodic sense that creates a guitar weave that is unique to us,” says Joel. “Between the 6 string, tenor and tiple guitars, the bouzoukis and mandolas, there are a lot of ringing strings on this album. Wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Set for release on February 17 via Pheromone Recordings, the title track, “Solidarity” is a great summation of their collaboration, both lyrically and sonically. “I wanted a song Dad and I could sing together that connected our individual journeys and our personal politics,” says Joel. “The word ‘solidarity’ came to mind and didn’t leave.”

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