Oakville Centre announces entire 2015-2016 season

Tickets on sale Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11 a.m.

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Oakville Centre announces entire 2015-2016 season

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For the first time, The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the entire performance line up in the spring! This robust group of eclectic performances will take place in the newly re-named Willson Auditorium Limited (excluding Studio Sessions) thanks to the generous sponsorship of Willson International Limited.

The new line-up includes a wide array of shows from internationally renowned performers to local up and coming artists. Performers include: Howie Mandel, Bruce Cockburn, 54-40 Unplugged, The Trews – Acoustic, Steve Hackett, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, The Cat in the Hat, Charlotte’s Web, The Devin Cuddy Band, Jesse Cook, and The Wailers. Plus new this year, In Conversation With, a speaker’s series featuring David Suzuki, Lawrence Hill and Bob McDonald. You can find the complete schedule of performances and more information about the artists at www.OakvilleCentre.ca.

In the past, The Oakville Centre has launched their upcoming season in two parts – Spring and Fall. This year, for the first time, we are announcing Oakville Centre’s complete performance line-up for the upcoming 2015-2016 season in the Spring.

“This year, we’ve changed up our approach and are announcing our entire season now to make things easier for our patrons as they plan their year, and assist them in their ticket purchasing decisions” said Robin Howarth, Manager, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. “I am very pleased to announce this eclectic group of performers that make up the 2015-2016 season – one of the best seasons yet! Residents don’t have to leave town to experience internationally celebrated performers, comedians and for the first time, authors in our new In Conversation With speakers series.”

Tickets go on sale to the public at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 1015.

To jump the line, become a Big Ticket Member. Big Ticket Plus members can purchase tickets Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. and Big Ticket members can buy tickets on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11 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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy Street, Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4.

What’s new this season

  1. In Conversation With: New this season, In Conversation With is a speaker series that will feed the inquisitive mind. It provides a unique opportunity for you to hear, ask questions and meet three of this country’s top influencers and authors.
  2. Studio Sessions: In this new series, enjoy some of today’s finest emerging artists in our intimate 120 seat Studio Theatre.
  3. Willson Auditorium: Thanks to the support of a new sponsor, the auditorium that holds our main stage has been re-named the Willson Auditorium.
  4. Family Series sponsored in association with Whole Foods Market: Thanks to the generous in- kind sponsorship of Whole Foods Market, each child leaving an Oakville Family Series performance will receive a healthy snack.

Oakville Centre’s 2015-2016 Performance Schedule

Chinwagn Inc. Classic Albums Live Series

  1. The Beatles Help – Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  2. Supertramp’s Crime of the Century – Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  3. A Very Lennon Christmas – Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  4. Pink Floyd’s Animals – Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8 pm.
  5. Led Zepplin IV – Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Oakville Centre Comedy Series

  1. Howie Mandel – Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8 p.m
  2. Robert Post – Wednesday, October 7 at at 8 p.m.
  3. Bowser & Blue – Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8 p.m.
BRUCE COCKBURN

Bruce Cockburn Photo Credit: Bob Doran / Source / CC BY

Dan Cooper Concert Series

  1. Danny Michel & Jeremy Fisher – Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  2. Heritage Blues Orchestra – Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  3. Steve Hackett – Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  4. Lindi Ortega – Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  5. 54-40, Unplugged – Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8 p.m.
  6. Bruce Cockburn – Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8 p.m.
  7. The Trews Acoustic – Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8 p.m.
  8. The Legendary Downchild Blues Band – Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8 p.m.
  9. Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys – Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8 p.m.
  10. Ruthie Foster with special guest Harrison Kennedy – Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8 p.m.
  11. Patricia O’Callaghan Sings Leonard Cohen – Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8 p.m.
  12. Jill Barber – Date to be confirmed

Oakville Family Series

  1. Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief – Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
  2. Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders – Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  3. Cat in the Hat – Friday, February 19 at 7 p.m.
  4. Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood Live – Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
  5. Charlotte’s Web – Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
  6. Sharon, Bram & Friends – Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

World Artists Series

  1. Larry Coryell & Diego Figuardo – Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  2. Jesse Cook – One World! – Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  3. The Wailers – Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8 p.m.
  4. Ross Wooldridge & his Tribute to Benny Goodman Sextet featuring Alex Pangman – Sunday,
    February 28, 2016 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Paradiso Drama and Dance

  1. Jake`s Gift – Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  2. Bboyizm – Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  3. Evil Dead – The Musical – Tuesday, November 3 and Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  4. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Sleeping Beauty – Friday, March 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
David Suzuki

David Suzuki; Photo credit: Stephen Michael Barnett / Source / CC BY

In Conversation With

  1. David Suzuki: Letters to my Grandchildren – Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7 p.m.
  2. Lawrence Hill: The Illegal – Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
  3. Bob MacDonald – Monday, February 29, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Studio Sessions

  1. Fortunate Ones – Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  2. The Devin Cuddy Band – Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
  3. *Eh440 – Saturday, February 13, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.
  4. Kat Danser’s Mississippi Juke Joint featuring Steve Dawson – Saturday, March 19, 2016 at
    8:30 p.m.

*Special Valentines Day Dinner and A Show package

6 p.m. – Three-course dinner at Paradiso Restaurant

8:30 p.m. – Performance of the acapella group Eh440 who were featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den
where they won a deal with two dragons

$150 per couple. Price does not include taxes, alcohol and gratuities. To purchase the package call the Oakville Centre Box Office at 905-815-2021. (not available for online purchase).

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 2015-2016 performances and ticket information, visit www.oakvillecentre.ca.

Tickets and memberships are available online at www.OakvilleCentre.ca, by phone at 905-815- 2021 or in person Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy Street, Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4.

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