December Events

ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM presents

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Adults $37.00 + HST, Adult Group of 10 or more $30.00 + HST

Students $26.50 + HST, Student Group of 10 or more $24.50 + HST

Brockville Arts Centre VIP Pre-sale September 25 – 30

General Public on sale date Monday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities or, even more simply staged, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.


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Elvis Christmas Special

PAQUETTE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

ELVIS – A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $39.00 + HST (All Ages)

Reserved Seating

Join us for one magical evening celebrating the Holiday season with “Elvis: A Christmas Special” featuring Multi-Award Winning Elvis Tribute Artist Pete Paquette with the “Rockin’ Royals” Showband, and the sensational “Tonettes.”

This special Tribute performance will showcase Elvis Presley’s greatest Christmas Carols and songs of Inspiration such as: “Blue Christmas”, “Here Comes Santa Claus”, “I Believe”, “The Wonderful World of Christmas”, “American Trilogy”, and many more favorites!

Don’t miss this rockin’ Christmas show this Holiday Season. “Elvis: A Christmas Special,” a joyous event that will sure inspire the Christmas spirit in everyone! We will have a ‘Blue Christmas’ without you.

THE PERFORMERS

 Pete Paquette (as Elvis)

A world-class Multi-Award Winning Elvis Tribute Artist that is in great demand and is highly regarded as one of the top Elvis performers in the business today. Known for captivating his audiences through his incredible voice, high energy, charisma, and playful spontaneity with his audiences, Pete is an exciting performer to watch and leaves his audiences wanting more.

 The “Rockin’ Royals” Band

All of our shows are backed by our exclusive band “The Rockin’ Royals” which features a stellar new cast of musicians that have performed with some of the best artists and Tribute shows across North America. These talented musicians have been hand selected to bring you the very best sound and authentic performance in live entertainment.

“The Tonettes”

A trio of singers who have been blessed with power, sensitivity, and vocal energy. Individually, Marlene, Amoy, and Cathy have decades of experience performing with various bands and artists. With their knowledge of the vocal craft and a powerful presentation of music, The Tonettes will not disappoint when you hear them sing live in concert.

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Empire Productions presents

JOHN MCDERMOTT FAMILY CHRISTMAS

Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $43.50 + HST

Join renowned and beloved tenor John McDermott and friends as he delivers holiday cheer to the Brockville Arts Centre with his annual Christmas celebration.

As is John’s tradition, he will sing holiday favorites such as “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and ” Silent Night” along with tasteful remembrance tributes and highlights from his celebrated musical career.

His current albums include “Raised on Songs and Stories”, a collection with a remarkable history attached.  Another album entitled “How Great Thou Art” is a collection of hymns and songs of praise.  Songs include “Ae Verum”, “Immaculate Mary”, “Bring Flowers of The Rarest”, the Mansions of The Lord”, and “Rock of Ages”.

John was a former member of the Irish Tenors and has gone on to record countless albums and appearing on many stages in many countries along with numerous TV appearances.  Don’t miss this inspirational evening with international recording artist John McDermott.

John has been honoured by the Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Society and received a commendation from the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs for his work with veterans including his foundation “McDermott House Canada”


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Elvis Christmas Special

GERARD ADHD PRESENTS

GERRY DEE LIVE

Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Main Floor Seating – $82.25 + HST

Balcony Seating – $64.55 + HST

Tickets on sale Friday, August 18th

Gerry Dee is one of Canada’s busiest comedic talents. Drawing inspiration from his years as a high school teacher, Gerry is the star and co-creator of the hit CBC sitcom “mr.d”, now entering its 7th season. Gerry is the Winner of the 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Comedic Role for his work on “mr.d”. Gerry’s book “Teaching: It’s Harder Than It Looks” was a National Bestseller. Gerry will certainly provide you with a night of laughter you will never forget.

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THE NEXT GENERATION LEAHY

Sunday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $29.50 + HST

This December, join The Next Generation Leahy as they share the magic of Christmas with you. Doug Leahy and his wife Jennifer, together with their children, bring over three generations of Leahy musicianship to their celebration through music, song, and dance.

Doug, as a member of “Leahy” and Jennifer, having played music throughout her life, both understand the delight and exhilaration only music can provide. It is no wonder then that their children understand innately that music will be a huge part of their lives. Even the smallest children feel the music pulsing through their veins.  They are drawn to it. They are passionate about it.

It is this drive to create music that has led Doug and Jennifer’s children to achieve so much, even at their young ages. Still all in elementary school, the children are accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Led by Doug, live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano, and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage. This rare talent in children so young is an inspiration to other children and families alike, showing just what young people are capable of.

A Next Generation Leahy Christmas performance is all this and more. Not only do the Leahy children exhibit a joie de vivre in general, the focus on the beautiful music of the Christmas season makes the night truly magical. Audiences can’t help but be moved and are put in the right spirit for the arrival of Christmas.

The joy of music is meant for all, and Doug and his family are set on sharing that joy with each and every audience.

 

Adele – age 14 – fiddle, piano, cello, dancing, vocals

Gregory – age 13 – fiddle, accordion, piano, dance, vocals

Angus – age 11 – fiddle, piano, dancing, vocals

Cecilia – age 9 – fiddle, piano, dancing, vocals

Joseph – age 8 – fiddle, dancing, vocals

Evelyn – age 6 – fiddle, dancing , vocals


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