Recent Events at The Gayety
Ginger St. James
With her sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence, and a repertoire that blends country, rock n’ roll and blues, Ginger St. James packs a lot of entertainment into her 5-foot frame.
“A sassy and dynamic rockabilly singer, songwriter and guitarist, creating a national buzz with some slightly cheeky music and a captivating charisma fueled by her roaring voice and model beauty.” – Nick Krewen, Toronto Star
“A sultry singer with a surprisingly lithe and powerful voice, razor wit and a vaudevillian sense of showmanship. It’s no put-on.” – Hamilton Magazine
“Diesel & Peas 9/10 – A definite contender for my album of the year and one foot tapping monster of a hit.” – Tony TC Corner, Firebrand Rock Radio UK
Robert Gordon – September 30, 2017 @ 8PM
New York rockabilly legend ROBERT GORDON and his band featuring Jackson Smith (Patti Smith Group) on guitar, plus Phil Carlisi on bass and Todd Glass on drums will appear in concert at the Gayety Theatre in Collingwood, on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 8:00 pm. Fans can expect to hear Robert Gordon’s classic hits like “Rockabilly Boogie”, “Black Slacks”, “The Way I Walk”, and “Red Hot”. If you like Americana greats ala Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Willie Nelson and Elvis Presley you’ll love Robert Gordon. Advance tickets for this engagement are priced at $39.50. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm.
With Ginger St James as the opening act.
Amazing Race Canada Season 5 Ep. 11
Teamgiver is back at the Gayety September 5, 2017, 8PM Amazing Race Canada Season 5 Episode 11. Tickets $5.00 inclusive with Net Proceeds going to Josh Noronha & his family.( Direct link to crowdfunding page https://www.gofundme.com/
Gayety ticket link: here… and next door at the Body Bar.
Come join Kenneth McAlpine and Ryan Lachapelle at the Historic Gayety Theatre and watch with their family and friends for the next episode of the Amazing Race Canada.
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!
The Drifters at The Gayety Theatre, Sunday Aug. 20, @ 2PM
You know the songs, “On Broadway”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “Save the Last Dance for Me”, “Up On the Roof”, “This Magic Moment”, “There Goes My Baby”, and many more. The songs are etched into the memories of music fans worldwide and helped form part of the foundation of contemporary popular music. What these songs have in common is that they are all the product of a veritable hit-making machine better known to their million of fans as The Drifters.
Rick Sheppard is an integral part of that hit making machine. He has been there for more than 45 years. Rick joined The Drifters in 1966 and recorded with the group on Atlantic Records through the early 1970s. During that time, he toured with The Drifters throughout the world and shared stages with some of the greatest names in music and show business. You can look it up in books and anthologies chronicling The Drifters history. Rick Sheppard is prominently featured.
It seems that a songwriter familiar with Rick mentioned his name to legendary manager George Treadwell. George, manager of The Drifters, were looking for someone to replace Drifter Rudy Lewis. His friend, the songwriter, was sufficiently persuasive so that George Treadwell called Rick Sheppard to see if he would be interested in joining The Drifters. Rick thought the caller was a friend playing a joke, so he hung up. Fortunately, George Treadwell called back, assured Rick that he was, indeed, the manager of The Drifters and that the offer was genuine. After a quick apology and three seconds to think it over, Rick Sheppard said, “yes,” and became a part of one of the greatest hit-makers in the history of contemporary popular music. The rest, as they say, is rock ‘n’ roll history.
The Drifters featuring Rick Sheppard are entering their fourth decade thrilling audiences in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. Their show is high energy and visually entertaining, mixing the classic Drifters repertoire that fans have come to know and love along with hits from the 1970s and 1980s done up in the unique Drifters style. In 1996, they released two albums on Capitol/EMI Music: a re-recording of The Drifters “Greatest Hits” and “A Christmas Album”, the first ever album of classic Christmas songs recorded by The Drifters in their long and illustrious career. In 2010, a song from that Christmas album (“The Bells Of St. Mary’s”) was featured in the motion picture “Lymelife.” The “Greatest Hits” album includes “There Goes My Baby,” a two-million seller that was the first big R&B record to feature violins, as well as a number of the groups twenty additional chart hits recorded over the ensuing decade. In all, The Drifters have sold more than 200 million records.
ADULT $49.50 INCL OF TAX AND FEES
SENIOR $39.50 INCL OF TAX AND FEES
The Drifters at The Gayety Theatre, Sunday Aug. 20, @ 2PM
You DON’T want to miss what’s guaranteed to be a Special and Spectacular Show!
Theatre Collingwood Presents: Over The Rainbow
Tuesday, August 15th –
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Saturday, August 19th –
Conceived by and starring: Adrian Marchuk
With musical direction and arrangements by Chris Tsujiuchi
And featuring: Thom Allison, Alana Bridgewater, Kelly Holiff
Take a behind-the-scenes journey through the music of the ‘man behind the curtain’ in OVER THE RAINBOW: THE HAROLD ARLEN STORY. Conceived by the same team that brought to you last year the smash hit ANY DREAM WILL DO: The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Get to know the magical Harold Arlen, the mystery man behind such hits as STORMY WEATHER, GET HAPPY, PAPER MOON, THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY, IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN, AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE, COME RAIN OR COME SHINE, LET’S FALL IN LOVE, ONE FOR MY BABY, and of course the classic hit OVER THE RAINBOW.
Featuring a cast direct from Stratford, Shaw, and Broadway, OVER THE RAINBOW will have your toes tapping as you take a musical trip down memory lane.
Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music, having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known worldwide. In addition to composing the songs for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (lyrics by E.Y. Harburg), including the classic “Over the Rainbow”, Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook.
The Little Mermaid – the Musical
@ The Gayety, Aug 10, 2017 – 7PM
Show length : 1h30 (including the intermission)
Featuring 10 characters
The show is a musical inspired by Andersen’s tale “The Little Mermaid”. Join your children’s favorite mermaid on a fantastic journey underwater! Meet tons of endearing sea creatures and get ready to sing and dance to fun and exotic new rhythms!
The show is recommended for children between 1 and 10 years old.
TICKETS: www.littlemermaidthemusical.com/on or 1 855 561-3602
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.
The show has has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Sid Dickinson, Owner
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.
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
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