Annual General Meeting

The Town Hall 1873 will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting on Monday, May 29th. Come out and meet the board of directors who work tirelessly to make the Town Hall 1873 Centre for the Performing Arts an integral part of our cultural community. If you are interested in becoming a board member or volunteer, give us a call (905-985-8181) during box office hours, or send us an email (th1873admin@powergate.ca). We would be happy to fill you in on the details or how to get involved!

Now Playing… David Bowie Tribute Show

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Performance: Saturday, April 22 – 8pm

Presented by Ultimate Artists Live – Recreating the Experience – The Look, The Sound and the Hits!

Ultimate Artists Live presents “Bowie Lives” the ultimate tribute to David Bowie. “Bowie Lives” features award winning vocalist Michael Bell and a band of master musicians as they bring the music of David Bowie back to life. From the Spiders from Mars to the Scary Monster, Bell conjurs the vocal performances and the hits that span 4 decades. After David’s untimely passing in 2016, Bell was approached with offers to pay tribute to the artist that inspired him over the course of his own musical recording and stage career, and he couldn’t resist. “I was born to sing Bowie” states Bell. “One of the most talented vocalists I’ve ever worked with,” says LA producer Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Aerosmith, Adele). “When you close your eyes and listen, you’d think you were hearing Bowie himself…” Fleming Gazette.

Tickets: $35 – All ages

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Coming Soon… Bandstand Revisited

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Performance: Sunday, April 30th – 3pm

Presented by Bill Culp Productions

“Bandstand Revisited” celebrates the legendary TV show that ran from 1952 to 1989. Hosted by the hilarious Canadian disc jockey Jef Brown in the role of Dick Clark, this audience-interactive show is full of fabulous live musical tributes to Rock’n’Roll legends including Ritchie Valens, Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Connie Francis, Lesley Gore, Paul Anka, Del Shannon and Dion & the Belmonts! Song highlights include “Runaway”, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”, “Hello Mary Lou”, “Run Around Sue”, “La Bamba”, “Splish Splash” and many more crowd favourites. Get your tickets early before they sell out!!

Tickets: $39 all ages

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Coming Soon… AC/DC Tribute Show

ACDC Town Hall picture copyAC/DC TRIBUTE SHOW

Performance: Saturday May 6, 8pm.

Presented by Ultimate Artists Live – Recreating the Experience – The Look, The Sound and the Hits!

AC/DC are without a doubt one of the longest reigning and best selling bands in the history of rock n roll. Formed in Sydney Australia in 1973 by brothers, Angus and Malcolm, they have an impressive 17 studio albums to their credit with sales in excess of 200 million units sold worldwide. 72 million in the US alone making them the 10th best selling band in the United States and one of the world’s best selling bands of all time!
Ultimate Artists Live brings to you the magic and music that has created the legacy that is known as ACDC.
Re-live the Experience performed by some of Canada’s most accomplished musicians as they take you for a ride on the rock N roll train through ACDC’s incredible history of hits.

Tickets: $35 – All ages

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Coming Soon… Footloose: The Musical

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Performances: May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8pm
Matinees on May 20 and 28 at 2pm

Presented by GHF Productions
Stage Adaptation by DEAN PITCHFORD and WALTER BOBBIE
Based on the Original Screenplay by DEAN PITCHFORD
Music by TOM SNOW Lyrics by DEAN PITCHFORD
Additional Music by ERIC CARMEN, SAMMY HAGAR, KENNY LOGGINS and JIM STEINMAN

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a
father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

Tickets:
Adults – $26,
Students (18 and under) – $21
10 or more adults in the same transaction: $24 each

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Coming Soon… Surfin’ Safari

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Performance: Saturday June 3 – 8pm

Presented by Bill Culp Productions

“Surfin’ Safari: The Ultimate Beach Party Show” celebrates the music of Jimmy Buffet, Frankie Avalon, Jan & Dean, The Ventures, and of course …The Beach Boys! Don’t miss this fun-filled, audience interactive “beach party show” that combines fabulous musical tributes with an outstanding live band. Song highlights include “Surfin’ USA”, “Margaritaville”, “Surf City”, “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere”, “California Girls” “Wipeout” and “Kokomo” amongst the many audience favourites. No matter what the weather is like, it’ll be warm and sunny on stage! Get your tickets today to ensure the best seats, and get ready to have some “Fun, Fun, Fun”!!

Tickets: $39 – All ages

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Coming Soon… No Sugar Tonight

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Performance: Saturday August 26, 8pm

Presented by Bill Culp Productions

Calling all Canadian classic rock fans! “No Sugar Tonight” celebrates the music of three legendary Canadian artists: The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive and Burton Cummings. “No Sugar Tonight” features an incredible, ALL-CANADIAN cast of accomplished musicians, capturing the powerful vocals, dynamic rhythm and sizzling lead guitar of iconic Canadian hits including “American Woman”, “Taking Care of Business”, “These Eyes”, “Stand Tall”, “No Time”, “My Own Way To Rock” and of course “No Sugar Tonight” amongst the many audience favourites. Get ready to rock with a great night of Canadian music in Port Perry!

Tickets: $39 – All ages

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Barry and Bette, Together Again

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Performance: Friday, September 22, 8pm

Presented by Bill Culp Productions

Barry & Bette: Together Again stars Kathy Thompson as Bette Midler and Joe Passion as Barry Manilow singing fun duets mirroring the artists early musical days of the 1970’s in New York City. Take a musical journey through their careers with incredible hits like “You’ve Got To Have Friends”, “Mandy”, “Wind Beneath My Wings”, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Copacabana” and many more audience favourites.

Tickets: $39 – All Ages

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Coming Soon… Neil Young Tribute Show

The Neil Young Show 220x220NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE SHOW

Performance: Saturday Nov. 11, 8pm

Presented by Ultimate Artists Live

Neil Young is an iconic Canadian singer-songwriter and musician who began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. He released his first album in 1968 and has since forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, spanning over 45 years and 35 studio albums, with a continuous and uncompromising exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as “one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers”. Young’s music is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and characteristic alto or high tenor singing voice. While Young has experimented with differing music styles throughout a varied career, including electronic music, most of his best known work is either acoustic folk-rock and country rock or electric, amplified hard rock (most often in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse). Musical styles such as alternative rock and grunge also adopted elements from Young. His influence has caused some to dub him the “Godfather of Grunge”.

Tickets: $35 – All ages

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