Recent Events at The Gayety
Micah Barnes – New York Stories April 21, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Micah’s new show “New York Stories” takes you on a musical tour of The Big Apple starting uptown at The Apollo Theatre and The Cotton Club and moving midtown to Time Square & Broadway before landing downtown at Jazz Clubs Birdland and The Blue Note in The Village. The Canadian Jazz crooner will be performing for us in Collingwood classic songs from legendary New York songwriters like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Carole King & Burt Bacharach, as well as songs from Micah’s critically acclaimed disc “New York Stories” (eOne Music).
Micah Barnes has been a treasured voice on the Canadian music scene for decades, and is a former member of the A Cappella group The Nylons. Micah’s latest C.D. “New York Stories”(eOne Music) is a romantic collection of original songs inspired by the Big Apple’s rich musical history, as well as the artist’s own romance in “The City that Never Sleeps”. In his new show Micah takes the audience on a tour of New York City’s musical history including beloved chestnuts from the world of Broadway, Jazz and Doo Wop in every show!
We are thrilled to bring Micah and his band to Collingwood, bringing to us his rich musical talent and stories inspired by the Big Apple’s rich musical history, as well as the artist’s own personal experience in the city that never sleeps.
Contact Theatre Collingwood for tickets or call 705-445-2200
THE HISTORIC GAYETY THEATRE PRESENTS BILL AND JOEL PLASKETT @ 7:30pm
FATHER AND SON COLLABORATE FOR NEW ALBUM, SOLIDARITY
This event is happening April 15, 2017 – Tickets on Sale
Tickets $39.50 Incl HST/Fees. – Please note, tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
This is an Assigned Seating Event.
– 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
Journey Community Church Presents
Easter Saturday (April 15th) Children’s Movie!!!
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Doors open 11:00 a.m.
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
TICKETS: ADULT $10 STUDENT $5
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED THROUGH THE SCHOOL OFFICE THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY 2017 OR AT THE DOOR THE NIGHT OF THE PERFORMANCES. SEATS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION – FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. CONCESSION WILL BE OPEN. SNACKS AND DRINKS AVAILABLE AT AN EXTRA COST.
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings at the Gayety – Feb 26 2017
SOLD OUT !!!
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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Jim Croce Tribute – February 14, 2017
DAVID RUSSELL TRIBUTE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
A free night of music for valentines from the Gayety theatre and David Russell and special guests!
Valentine’s Evening @ 8PM
All proceeds will be for the benefit of Rotary and our local hospital.
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!
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!
YUK YUK’S – SATURDAY FEB 11TH
CANCELED BY PROMOTER CABIN MEDIA
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Please note this was a rental to Jeff Sebben of Cabin Media not a Gayety event.
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 http://www.teamcarley.ca
– Drinks will be served from 7pm until 8pm
– There will be an opportunity for guests to have their picture taken on the red carpet
– A gallery of pictures will be on display of real- life scenes of Carley and their movie equivalents
– Carley’s Angels handmade jewellery will be available for sale
– Carley’s Angels homemade cookies will be available for sale
– Guests will have an opportunity to purchase a Carley’s Angels balloon that will enter them into a draw to win 1 of 5 Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain prizes
– All monetary proceeds will be going directly to Carley’s Angels Foundation
– A pre-roll video loop will be running in the theatre from 730pm- 8pm while guests find their seats
Kiss and Cry at the Gayety, Feb 10 2017 – 8pm
Doors open at 7pm!
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 (www.gayetytheatre.com). 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.
– Following the screening, a Q & A session will begin with member of Carley’ family as well as the movie director and cast member
– Carley’s mom, dad, and sister will be in attendance along with the movie director Sean Cisterna, and actress Brittany Bristow who plays Carleys sister, Riley.
The evening is sponsored by the following:
– The Alma Family
– The Campbell Family
– The deRyk Family
– The Tateyama Family
– Magnone’s Italian Kitchen
– Trafalgar Supply Company
– Royal LePage Locations North
– Monteith Oldfield Financial Management
– Runge & Associates
– The Historic Gayety Theatre
– The Scandinave Spa
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