2017‐2018 Oakville Centre Season Announced

Tickets on sale Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10 a.m.

The Barenaked Ladies, 2017‐2018 Oakville Centre Season
2017‐2018 Oakville Centre Season Announced
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The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts announced the 40th Anniversary 2017‐2018 performance line up. 2017‐2018 Oakville Centre Season is full of big names, big performances and truly has something for everyone including internationally acclaimed musicians, dazzling dance, daring dramas, fun family shows, educational student matinees and much more!

The 2017‐2018 line‐up includes a wide array of shows from internationally renowned performers to local up and coming artists including Barenaked Ladies, Jann Arden, Graham Nash, Carl Palmer, Louie Anderson, Rosanne Cash, Tower of Power, Tom Cochrane, Kim Mitchell, Roseanne Barr and much more!! You can find the complete schedule of performances and more information about the artists at OakvilleCentre.ca. All performances will take place in the Willson Auditorium (excluding Studio Sessions) thanks to the generous sponsorship of Willson International Limited.

“We are very excited to announce our 40th Anniversary season lineup!” said Robin Howarth, Manager, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. “The Oakville Centre has been entertaining our community for 40 years by offering a wide‐range of performing artists and this season is no different. It’s packed with Canadian and internationally celebrated musicians and comedians as well as talented performers from wide‐ranging genres. It’s going to be a legendary season!”

2017‐2018 Oakville Centre Season Launch Key Dates

  1. Wednesday, May 17 at 10 a.m.‐ Tickets on sale for Big Ticket Plus Members
  2. Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m. ‐ Tickets on sale for Big Ticket Members
  3. Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. ‐ Tickets on sale to the public

To jump the line, become a Big Ticket Member. Big Ticket Plus members can purchase tickets now, and Big Ticket members can buy tickets on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. For more information on memberships or to purchase tickets visit www.OakvilleCentre.ca, call the box office at 905‐815‐2021 or come by in person Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy Street, Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4.

Oakville Centre Big Ticket Membership’s offer additional value! In addition to the advance ticket purchasing opportunities, discounted tickets and tax receipts, members will now be able to present their membership cards at participating Downtown Oakville BIA and Kerr Street BIA locations (see OakvilleCentre.ca for details) to receive a 10% discount (unless otherwise stated). PLUS members can present their cards at ANY performance at the Oakville Centre and receive a complimentary coffee or tea.

Oakville Centre’s 2017‐2018 Performance Schedule

Acura of Oakville Family Series
Sponsored by Acura of Oakville. Presented by The Oakville Centre.
Ticket Price Offer ‐ Purchase three or more Acura of Oakville Family Series shows and save $5 per ticket!

  1. Aimee Louisanne with Triceratops from DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE. photo C. Waits

    DUELING MAGICIANS ‐ New Years Eve!‐Sunday, December 31, 2017 ‐ at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Recommended for ages 5 and up)

  2. THE UNDERWATER BUBBLE SHOW ‐ Winter Break! Friday, January 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. (Recommended for 4 and up)
  3. ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE! Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. (Recommended for ages 4 to 10)
  4. ROBINSON CRUSOE + FRIDAY ‐ Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. (Recommended for ages 5‐ 12)
  5. THE BERENSTAIN BEARS LIVE! FAMILY MATTERS: THE MUSICAL ‐ March Break! Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Recommended for ages 2 to 7)
  6. POLAR BEARS GO UP ‐ Friday, April 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (Recommended for ages 2 to 5)

Chinwagn’s Classic Albums Live

Sponsored by Chinwagn Inc. Presented by The Oakville Centre.
Founded by Craig Martin in 2003, Toronto‐based Classic Albums Live recreates famous rock albums without the gimmickry, relying solely on the music. It has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live.

  1. Rush 2112 ‐ Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8 P.M.
  2. Pink Floyd ‐ Dark Side of the Moon ‐ Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8 P.M.
  3. AC/DC ‐ Highway to Hell ‐ Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8 P.M.
  4. The Beatles ‐ White Album ‐ Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8 P.M.
  5. Led Zeppelin 1 ‐ Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8 P.M.
  6. Oakville Infiniti Classical & World Artists Series
  7. Johannes Linstead ‐ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 AT 8 PM.
  8. Buffy Sainte‐Marie ‐ WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017 AT 8 P.M.
  9. A Fresh New Christmas featuring The Four Freshmen ‐ SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017 AT 3 P.M.
  10. The Peking Acrobats ‐ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 AT 8 PM.
  11. Dione Taylor & Digging Roots ‐ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 AT 8 P.M.
  12. LOVEfest ‐ THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 AT 8 PM.
  13. Alejandra Ribera & Alex Cuba ‐ THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 AT 8 P.M.

Oakville Nissan Comedy Series

Sponsored by Oakville Nissan. Presented by The Oakville Centre

  1. Robin Duke: I’ve Been Hacked ‐ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 AT 8 P.M.
  2. Tartan Terrors Christmas ‐ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017 AT 8 P.M.
  3. Ali Hassan: Muslim Interrupted ‐ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 AT 8:30 P.M.
  4. Louie Anderson ‐ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018 AT 8 P.M.
  5. Roseanne Barr ‐ WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018 AT 8 P.M.

Dan Cooper Concert Series
Sponsored by The Dan Cooper Group. Presented by The Oakville Centre.

  1. Barenaked Ladies – Canada 1‐FIVE‐O ‐ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017 AT 8 P.M. & WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017 AT 8 P.M.
  2. Jann Arden ‐ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017 AT 8 P.M. & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017 AT 8 P.M.
  3. An Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash ‐ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017 AT 8 P.M.
  4. Carl Palmer’s Legacy ELP ‐ WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 AT 8 P.M.
  5. Rosanne Cash ‐ Black List River ‐ FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 AT 8 P.M.
  6. Scrap Arts Music ‐ THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 AT 8 P.M.
  7. Tower of Power ‐ SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018 AT 8 P.M.
  8. Tom Cochrane & Red Rider ‐ MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 AT 8 P.M.
  9. Kim Mitchell ‐ THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018, 2018 AT 8 P.M.
  10. Lighthouse ‐ FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 AT 8 P.M.

In Conversation With…Series
Presented by The Oakville Centre, Oakville Public Library and A Different Drummer Books. Associate Sponsor Muratab Shah, Sunlife Financial

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The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville Public Library and A Different Drummer Books are pleased to present this series that feeds the inquisitive mind. In Conversation With is a speaker series providing you with an opportunity to hear, ask questions and meet some of Canada’s top influencers and authors.

Tickets are available at The Oakville Centre Box Office, OakvilleCentre.ca, all OPL branches and at A Different Drummer Books.

  1. Carol Off & Doug Saunders ‐ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 AT 7 P.M.
  2. Jowi Taylor: Six String Nation ‐ THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017 AT 7 P.M.
  3. Alexander McCall Smith ‐ TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017 AT 7 P.M.
  4. Paul Saltzman: The Beatles in India ‐ WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018 AT 7 P.M.

Paradiso Dance, Drama & Film
Sponsored by Paradiso Restaurant. Presented by The Oakville Centre.

  1. The Tale of a Town ‐ Canada‐ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 AT 8 P.M., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 AT 8 P.M.AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 AT 2 P.M.
  2. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour ‐ SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 AT 7:30 P.M. – Associate sponsor Peak Performance Oakville.
  3. Sea Sick ‐ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017 AT 8 P.M.
  4. Fatty Legs ‐ The true story of an Indigenous girl’s resilience at Residential School ‐ THURSDAY,
    NOVEMBER 2, 2017 AT 8 P.M.
  5. A Christmas Carol ‐ FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017 AT 8 P.M
  6. Steer ‐ Presented by Zata OMM Dance Projects ‐ WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018 AT 8 P.M.
  7. Sugar and Gold: Stories from the Underground Railroad ‐ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 AT 8 P.M.
  8. 3, 2, 1 Dance ‐ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 AT 8 P.M.
  9. Sing‐a‐Long‐a Grease ‐ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018 AT 2 P.M. & 7 P.M.

Design Electronics Studio Sessions Series
Sponsored by Design Electronics. Presented by The Oakville Centre

  1. The Slocan Ramblers ‐ SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 AT 8:30 P.M.

    The Slocan Ramblers ‐ SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 AT 8:30 P.M.

    LZL ‐ Liz Loughrey ‐ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 AT 8:30 P.M.

  2. Dirty Dishes ‐ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 AT 8:30 P.M.
  3. The Fugitives ‐ FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 AT 8:30 P.M.
  4. The Slocan Ramblers ‐ SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 AT 8:30 P.M.
  5. Carl Dixon ‐ SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 AT 8:30 P.M.

Performance information

All performances take place in the Willson Auditorium or the Studio Theatre at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy Street, Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4.

A complete listing of the Oakville Centre’s 2016‐2017 performances and ticket information, visit www.oakvillecentre.ca.

Tickets and memberships are available online at OakvilleCentre.ca, by phone at 905‐815‐2021 or in person Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy Street, Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4.

About The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Since its opening in 1977, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts has been a focal point for the cultural life of the Town of Oakville. The main stage in the Willson Auditorium has seating for 485 and the flexible studio theatre space accommodating 120. The OCPA operates over 260 performances per year with 60 being of professional touring artists and 200 from the local community.

The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is a division of the Recreation & Culture Department of the Corporation of the Town of Oakville. Thanks to the support of the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and a number of generous sponsors, the Oakville Centre continues to offer top quality, live music and theatre that is alternately local, national and international in scope.

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