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
THE HISTORIC GAYETY THEATRE PRESENTS BILL AND JOEL PLASKETT
FATHER AND SON COLLABORATE FOR NEW ALBUM, SOLIDARITY
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 www.gayetytheatre.com
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.”
For more information on Bill & Joel Plaskett visit: www.joelplaskett.com
For more information on Mayhemingways visit: www.mayhemingways.wordpress.com
The Historic Gayety Theatre, 161 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2M1
CLASSIC LIGHTFOOT LIVE at The Gayety, Sat. June 10, 2017
(Please note the show has been rescheduled from May 13 to June 10, 2017)
John Stinson is a proud Canadian musician who’s been performing in the Toronto area for over 30 years.
One constant throughout the ever-changing soundtrack of the years, was the music of Gordon Lightfoot. In 1988 John moved to Aurora. There, he became neighbours with Lightfoot’s lead guitarists of the last five decades.
“Spending time with Red Shea and Terry Clements brought me even closer to understanding the details and nuances of of Lightfoot’s music. To me, Lightfoot’s music really does reflect what it means to be Canadian. His lyrics tell stories; his stories, our stories, Canadian stories. They reach out and touch audiences in deep emotional ways.”
Since 2007, John has been dedicated to recreating his favourite music in a full theatre show, featuring highlights from Lightfoot’s 20 studio albums. He performs with a very impressive supporting cast of musicians. Each of them has been influenced by Lightfoot’s music and the passion comes through in every performance!
Base Ticket Price is $27.00 with the $3.00 fee would make it $30.00 for Adults The Base Ticket Price is $25.00 with the $2.50 fee would make it $25.00 for Seniors.
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