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!
Upcoming Events at the Gayety Theatre
July 18, 2017 Amazing Race
AMAZING RACE CANADA – SEASON 5 – EPISODE 3
JULY 18, 2017
TEAM GIVE’R HAD SO MUCH FUN AT THE PREMIERE THEY ARE COMING BACK TO THE HISTORIC GAYETY THEATRE ON JULY 18, 2017. DOORS OPEN 6PM. INTERACTION WITH KENNETH MCALPINE AND RYAN LACHAPELLE AT 7PM
SHOW AT 8PM
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.
NET PROCEEDS WILL BE GOING TO A CHARITY. KENNETH AND RYAN HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.
Threshold of Magic: July 19, 2017
@ The Gayety @ 8:00 PM
The Death and Life of Tom Thomson, an 80-minute one-man show, brings Thomson’s artistic genius to life in brilliant colour and verse. The play begins at the moment of Tom Thomson’s accidental death while canoeing in his beloved Canoe Lake. Invited by a benevolent spirit-guardian, Ralph Waldo Emerson, to explore his life and art, Tom recalls the relationships and inspirations that contributed to his amazing artistic legacy.
The play examines the intersection of art, human relationships and nature. The audience is allowed an intimate look into the character who drew from a deep appreciation and love of nature, technical excellence, and a desire to express the infinite through his art. Drawn from historical documents as well as conversations with members of the Thomson family, this work brings to life this iconic Canadian legend.
The play is written and directed by Barry T. Brodie and will be performed by Jeffery Bastien. It is a cooperative production by Sho–Art, Spirit & Performance and the Arts Council Windsor & Region
Neil Simon’s widely acclaimed and well-loved movie, Barefoot in the Park, is sure to be a triumph on our stage in 2017! This romantic comedy focuses on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walk-up apartment in a Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney; Corie has a far more spontaneous, free spirit. As the young couple contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie’s well-meaning mother, they must also reconcile their own personal differences in how they approach life’s challenges. Adjusting to married life isn’t so easy but can be VERY funny!
For tickets call 705-445-2200 or visit Theatre Collingwood’s website at www.theatrecollingwood.ca
At the Gayety Theatre – Million Dollar Men July 28 @ 11:59pm
With an electrifying cast… Danger had rhythm, sound had a sex appeal & freedom had a music all of its own. From the streets of Chicago, Brock Live presents Million Dollar Men. Rock N’ Roll with Attitude.
Million Dollar Men is the show that brings you back in time to the Blues of the cotton fields of Mississippi and the rock n’ roll mania into one electrifying night. Million Dollar Men will give you the history of the Blues at Chess with artists like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin Jack and Chuck Berry and show you how they took that sound to give us rock n’ roll artists like Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and many more… This show will have you twistin’ the night away till the long hours of the morning when rock n’ roll came out to play. This is a show you don’t want to miss.
Doors Open at 11:00 pm.
Sights and Sounds of Las Vegas Blvd. July 29 11:59pm
For something new & different, come out and experience a great evening of entertainment reminiscent of the great performances of Las Vegas starring Collingwood Grand Champions, Brycen Katolinsky & Gordon Hendricks, with Gary Moore’s special tribute to Little Richard, all accompanied by the fantastic EAS showband.
Rick Derringer Band – Saturday August 26, 2017
Young entertainer Rick Derringer was just 17 when his band The McCoys TM recorded the No.1 hit “Hang On Sloopy” in the summer of 1965, knocking “Yesterday” by The Beatles out of the top spot. The McCoys had enjoyed four years of successful touring, when Rick merged his talents with Johnny Winter in 1969 forming Johnny Winter And (And referring to the McCoys).
Throughout the ’70s and ’80s the popular Derringer appeared on numerous albums with artists Alice Cooper, Richie Havens, Todd Rundgren and Steely Dan. The list also includes Cyndi Lauper, Barbra Streisand, Kiss, Mason Ruffner and Madam X. In the mid-80s, Derringer discovered Weird Al Yankovic, producing music for Grammy-winning albums and videos. Derringer’s productions of the Michael Jackson parodies, the No. 1 hit “Eat It”, and “Who’s Fat”, have been Yankovic’s most successful recordings.
After DBA the next project was truly a work from the heart and soul of Rick and his wife Brenda Jean (Jenda Hall). Entitled Aiming 4 Heaven, it brought forth their devotion to God and put it into song with help from their children, Lory & Martin. That project opened the doors for a worldwide release on Reborn Records.
In 2007, Rick released Rockin’ America, featuring the patriotic song Real American, which has been used by The President, during political campaigns, and on the hit FX series, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. In 2009, Rick released yet another display of blues talent on Knighted by the Blues, again featuring wife Jenda as co-writer on several songs. In 2010, Rick released an amazing compilation of Freddie, Albert and B.B. King on The Three Kings of the Blues. And finally, the year 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Rick Derringer’s All American Boy debut solo album and his long journey of successes as producer, songwriter, and player throughout the years.
It seems like almost too much story to take in at one sitting, but the most surprising part is…… after more than four decades he’s still going strong!
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