Events



Dirty Dancing
May 5, 2018
The Classic Story on Stage Dirty Dancing - May 5, 2018
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The production's book is written by Eleanor Bergstein, author of the original script of the film, and the North American tour is choreographed by Michele Lynch based on the original choreography by Kate Champion. The creative team also includes Mikiko Suzuki (Scenic Design), Ken Billington (Lighting Design), Jennifer Irwin (Costume Design), Leon Rothenberg (Sound Design), Bernie Ardia (Hair Design), Conrad Helfrich (Music Supervisor and Orchestrations) and Alan J. Plado (Music Director). Stewart/Whitley is the casting director for this tour.

"As I learned how many people watched the movie over and over and over," said Eleanor Bergstein, screenwriter of the film Dirty Dancing and book writer for the production, "I began to think that what they really wanted was to share more physically in the event, to step through the screen and be there while the story was happening. And if that was true, then its natural form was theatre – live audiences watching live bodies dancing and singing here and now in the present – on the log, on the bridge, on the dance floor and in the staff quarters at Kellerman's. Writing it for the stage, I was also able to add more scenes with Baby and Johnny, more about the family, more about the period in which it was set, more songs I couldn't afford last time, and, best of all – more dancing. We have added 20 new original scenes and 36 numbers of live music played by an eight piece band onstage, which invite the audience to come into Kellerman's and experience the story in a whole new way as a live event as it happens."

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life." London's Sunday Express says "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!"

It's the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is on vacation in New York's Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort's staff quarters, Baby can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort's sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby's life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny's leading lady, both on-stage and off.

Ticket Information
Tickets: $39.50, $59.50, $75.50, & $89.50 (plus applicable services charges) Tickets on-sale Friday November 24th @10am available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5000 or all Ticketmaster outlets. Show starts at 8:00 pm.



George Thorogood and the Destroyers
May 9, 2018
Bad to the Bone! George Thorogood and the Destroyers - May 9, 2018
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It's that moment when the house lights go down and the audience erupts: a drumbeat punches through the darkness, and the stage lights – almost blindingly bright at first – reveal a killer band ready to unleash a catalog of classic hits like none other. That familiar snarl of a slide guitar rips open the room, and you know you're about to experience a bad-to-the-bone icon at his very best. George Thorogood And The Destroyers are throwing a Rock Party for 2018, and you're invited.

From coast to coast, the critics agree: "I'm happy to say, after all these years, that George is still 'Bad To The Bone' and he's never let go of the true spirit of rock 'n roll!" says the L.A. Daily News; "Thorogood is a guitar-blazing revivalist whose enthusiasm and showmanship make the music fresh," says the Baltimore Sun; "He's got charisma and personality to burn, a fact that becomes evident the moment he walks on stage," says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

An unmatched catalog of hits that includes "Who Do You Love", "I Drink Alone", "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer", "Move It On Over", "Get A Haircut" and the ultimate badass anthem, "Bad To The Bone."

"We play for a different audience every night and that keeps it fresh," George says. "There are people who've never seen us before, and we have to impress them. There are fans that keep coming back, and we want to surprise them."

Experience the powerful live performance when George and his band return to the Sandman Centre on May 9th!

Ticket Information
Tickets starting at $50.50 (plus applicable services charges) Tickets on-sale Friday November 24th @10am available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5000 or all Ticketmaster outlets. Show starts at 7:30 pm.



Cirque Du Soleil - Corteo
October 24-28, 2018
One of the best-loved Cirque Du Soleil productions!
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This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed 8 million people in 64 cities in 19 countries on four continents.

Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

The concept and disposition of the stage bring the audience in a theatrical atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.

The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

Sponsor
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the presenting partner of the Corteo Canada tour: Sun Life Global Investment.

Ticket Information
Advance tickets for Corteo are available now online to Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.

Tickets will be available to the public as of Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:00 am at Ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5000, or all Ticketmaster outlets.
Tickets starting at $40.00 (plus applicable service charges)


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