Preview July 3… Willow Quartet Musical (World Premiere!)

WILLOW QUARTET MUSICAL (world premiere)

Book and lyrics by Joan Burrows and Ron Cameron-Lewis
Music and lyrics by Jason Saunders

Preview July 3 @ 2 pm
Performances July 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 @ 7:30 pm, July 13 @ 2 pm

Director – Carey Nicholson
Music Director – Carol Salamone

Theatre on the Ridge presents the world premiere of the musical adaptation of Joan Burrow’s Willow QuartetWillow Quartet Musical is the heartwarming story of one couple’s recovery from grief and has been workshopped at Sheridan College in the same play development program that gave the world Come From Away.

Regular Tickets:
Adults: $35
Student/Seniors (60 and over): $30
Child (12 and under): $20

Special pricing:
Preview: July 3 only: all tickets: $25
Groups of 10 or more for a single performance: $25 each
Family (2 adults, 2 children 12 and under): $90
EYEGO (Valid high school id): $5

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Preview July 10… The Wind in the Willows

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Adapted by Michael Shamata, from the book by Kenneth Grahame

Preview July 10 @ 2 pm
Performances July 11, 13, 19 @ 7:30 pm, July 11, 16, 18, 20 @ 2 pm

Director – Carey Nicholson with the company

Theatre on the Ridge presents a family-friendly production of the classic children’s book, The Wind In The Willows, which follows the adventures and misadventures of Toad, Ratty, Mole, and Badger as they foil Weasel’s plot to take over Toad Hall.

Regular Tickets:
Adults: $35
Student/Seniors (60 and over): $30
Child (12 and under): $20

Special pricing:
Preview: July 10 only: all tickets: $25
Groups of 10 or more for a single performance: $25 each
Family (2 adults, 2 children 12 and under): $90
EYEGO (Valid high school id): $5

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Coming in July 2019… Tempting Providence

TEMPTING PROVIDENCE
By Robert Chafe

Preview July 17 @ 7:30 pm
Performances July 18, 20, 23, 24, 26 @ 7:30 pm, July 27 @ 2 pm

Director – Jeannette Lambermont-Morey

Theatre on the Ridge presents Tempting Providence, set in early 20th century Newfoundland. Tempting Providence is an evocative telling of Canadian pioneering “legend” Myra Bennett, an Englishwoman who volunteered to serve as a nurse along the remote rugged coast, “only until the road comes”.

Regular Tickets:
Adults: $35
Student/Seniors (60 and over): $30
Child (12 and under): $20

Special pricing:
Preview: July 17 only: all tickets: $25
Groups of 10 or more for a single performance: $25 each
Family (2 adults, 2 children 12 and under): $90
EYEGO (Valid high school id): $5

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Coming in July 2019… Speakeasy Sundays

SPEAKEASY SUNDAYS

Mallory McGrath
July 21 @ 7:30 pm
Theatre on the Ridge presents Mallory McGrath in an informal evening of vocal music. Mallory returns to her hometown of Port Perry to share songs from various music genres from her debut album Naturally, released earlier this year.

Donna Lajeunesse
July 28 @7:30 pm
Theatre on the Ridge presents Donna Lajeunesse in an informal evening of vocal music. Donna has been gracing Durham stages since childhood and brings her show-stopping vocals back to Theatre on the Ridge in this solo show.

Summer Company and Guests
August 11 @ 7:30 pm
Theatre on the Ridge presents our summer company members, up close and personal in an informal setting as they share an evening of favourite songs and readings.

Regular Tickets:
Adults: $25
Student/Seniors (60 and over): $20
Child (12 and under): $15

Special pricing:
Groups of 10 or more for a single performance: $15 each
EYEGO (Valid high school id): $5

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Coming in July 2019… The Valley

THE VALLEY
By Joan MacLeod

Preview July 24 @ 2 pm
Performances July 25, 27, 30, 31, August 2 @ 7:30 pm, August 3 @ 2 pm

Director – Carey Nicholson

Theatre on the Ridge presents The Valley, where four lives intersect and collide in a timely and powerful perspective on the complex issue of police interaction with the mentally ill. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Coarse language and mature subject matter.

Regular Tickets:
Adults: $35
Student/Seniors (60 and over): $30

Special pricing:
Preview: July 24 only: all tickets: $25
Groups of 10 or more for a single performance: $25 each
EYEGO (Valid high school id): $5

Buy tickets here.

Coming in August 2019… The Importance of Being Earnest

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
By Oscar Wilde

Preview July 31 @ 2 pm
Performances August 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 @ 7:30 pm, August 10 @ 2 pm

Director – Michael Serres and Annette Stokes

Theatre on the Ridge presents The Importance of Being Earnest, considered by many to be one of the most brilliant comedies ever written. The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s delightful commentary on Victorian society.

Regular Tickets:
Adults: $35
Student/Seniors (60 and over): $30
Child (12 and under): $20

Special pricing:
Preview: July 31 only: all tickets: $25
Groups of 10 or more for a single performance: $25 each
Family (2 adults, 2 children 12 and under): $90
EYEGO (Valid high school id): $5

Buy tickets here.

Coming in August 2019… Venus in Fur

VENUS IN FUR
By David Ives

Preview August 7 @ 2 pm
Performances August 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16 @ 7:30 pm

Director – Carey Nicholson

All performances of Venus in Fur will be presented in The Patrons’ Lounge

Theatre on the Ridge presents a battle of wits and of the sexes in David Ives’ Venus in Fur, a sharp provocative tour de force inspired by the erotic novel of the same name by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. 
Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains mature subject matter, language, and sexually suggestive themes.

Regular Tickets:
Adults: $25
Student/Seniors (60 and over): $20

Special pricing:
Preview: August 7 only: all tickets: $15
Groups of 10 or more for a single performance: $15 each
EYEGO (Valid high school id): $5

Buy tickets here.

Coming in August 2019… Take It Easy – The Story of The Eagles

TAKE IT EASY: THE STORY OF THE EAGLES

Performance: Saturday, August 24 – 8 pm

Presented by Bill Culp Productions

“Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles” celebrates the incredible music of legendary 1970s Country-Rock group “The Eagles”. This audience-interactive show is comprised of some of Canada’s leading session musicians, who perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extensive career with soaring vocal harmonies and sizzling hot guitar solos. The evening will be comprised of two sets, with the first half featuring all the songs from the multi-million selling album “Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975.” The second half features more classic hits from the band’s later years, including solo hits made famous by Don Henley and Joe Walsh. Don’t miss your favourites including “One of These Nights,” “Desperado,” “Heartache Tonight” and of course, “Hotel California”!

Tickets: $39 (all ages)

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Coming in August 2019… Doyle Bramhall II

DOYLE BRAMHALL II

Performance: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm

Presented by Music by the Bay Live

What is it about Doyle Bramhall II, and why does everybody want to work with him? Since 2000, the uniquely gifted guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer has been practically joined to Eric Clapton’s hip as both an onstage and studio collaborator. In addition to Slowhand, other music greats have sought Bramhall’s distinctive talents: Roger Waters, T-Bone Burnett, Elton John, Gregg Allman, Allen Toussaint, Sheryl Crow, Billy Preston, Dr. John, Michael McDonald, Erykah Badu, Questlove, Meshell Ndegeocello – as it’s often said, the list goes on and on.

At 18, he was tapped by Jimmie Vaughan to join the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and two years later, following the tragic death of Stevie Ray Vaughan, he and fellow Austin guitar ace Charlie Sexton teamed with SRV’s Double Trouble rhythm section, drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon, to form the band Arc Angels. The band released a strong self-titled debut album in 1992 but broke up before they could record a follow-up. Bramhall then signed with Geffen Records and embarked on a solo career, issuing a pair of albums – Doyle Bramhall II(1996, Geffen Records) and Jellycream(1999, RCA) – that won the hearts of music critics as well as a couple of music icons, Roger Waters and Eric Clapton, who would soon call upon his services.

Bramhall played guitar and sang both lead and backup vocals during Roger Waters’ 1999-2000 In the Fleshworld tour (his performances are documented on the CD and DVD releases, In the Flesh – Live), and his association with the Pink Floyd singer might have lasted longer had he not received a call from Clapton. “One day I pick up the phone, and I hear this voice – ‘Hey, this is Eric, and I’m a huge fan of what you do,’” Bramhall recalls. “I’d love to get together with you because I’m making a record with B.B King.’” Read more here.

Tickets: $103.45 (All ages)

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Coming in September 2019 – Soulsville – The Music of STAX

SOULSVILLE
The Music of STAX – Memphis Soul

Performance: Friday, September 20, 2019
Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm

Presented by Music by the Bay Live
www.musicbythebaylive.com

An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians will perform in concert a special night honouring the music of STAX Records, the legendary Memphis recording company that brought you Sam and Dave, Otis
Redding, Booker T. and the MG’s, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, the Bar-Kays and more!

Under the direction of Juno Award-winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, he will also bring together three legends of the ‘Toronto Sound’, The Blue-eyed Prince of Soul, George Olliver, (Mandala) the irrepressible John Finley (Checkmates, Rhinoceros) and Jay Douglas (The Cougars). These wonderful soul veterans, all grew up on this music. They are the real deal! Add extraordinary singers Cheryl Lescom and young Kitchener ON phenom Matt Weidinger and you have a show not to be missed.

It is a very rare occasion to get all these wonderful artists on stage together. Featuring Memphis-born drummer Shamakah Ali (The Bar-Kays, Al Green) on drums laying down that fat southern backbeat and Collin Barrett on bass, with Toronto veteran guitarist Terry Blersh (Danny Brooks, The Royals) Simon Wallis (Lighthouse) saxes, Dave Dunlop (The Boss Brass) trumpet and musical director Lance Anderson (Joint Chiefs of Soul, Shakura S’Aida) on piano and HammondB3 organ, this is truly an all-star performance.

Tickets: $68.50

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