January 2018 at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

January 2018
January 2018 at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
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The January 2018 performances at the Oakville Centre cover a range of entertainment. There is something for everyone, during this first month of the year with two shows for children, one dance performance, four theatre performances, and four musical groups.


  1. Children
  2. Dance
  3. Theatre
  4. Music


Underwater Bubble Show is a perfect production for children over the age of four.
Performances are on Friday the 5th at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

After another long day, as always filled with things to do, meetings, deadlines to be met, Mr. B finds himself transported as if by magic to a special, colourful, happy place called Bubblelandia. The “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia – seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and others – carry Mr. B along his imaginary journey in this beautiful underwater world where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him and millions of bubbles!

Tickets are $30.00.

Theatre – Comedy

The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney is a West End Studio Theatre production. Performances will run from the 10th to 13th at 8:00 pm, with a matinee on the 14th at 2:00 pm.

“The Dining Room” lets audiences eavesdrop on the comings and goings in one room over the span of fifty years. The dining room where birthday parties, celebrations, dinners and holidays occur is the perfect setting for such discovery. Watch eight actors play 50 roles in 18 scenes! This Pulitzer Prize nominated play is humorous, meaningful, witty and touching.

Tickets are $30.00 per person for an evening performance and $25.00 for the matinee.


Steer presented by Zata OMM Dance Projects, will be performed on Wednesday the 17th at 8:00 pm.

Created with Jérôme Delapierre and Navid Navab. This solo work from the groundbreaking Zata Omm imagines a human trajectory where the boundary between flesh and technology becomes indistinct. What will our bodies mean and look like with the advancement of the technological age? As both question and answer, Steer reveals visionary worlds through movement, sound and a fusion of biology and technology. Gathering sensory data from the dancer – using real-time motion capture, an infrared camera and accelerometer motion sensors – the technology interprets the dancer’s movements and produces interactive effects instantaneously. In this stunning work, choreographer William Yong continues to explore the intersection of the human and the digital and continues to pursue his company’s objective – to create multidisciplinary contemporary dance works through the integration of technology and other art forms.

This is a Pay-What-You-Can performance (PWYC). RSVP is suggested.


Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIVE will be performed on Thursday the 18th at 7:00 pm, and is for children from 4 to 10 years-of-age.

Dinosaur Zoo guides visitors on a breathtaking tour. Observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations.

Tickets are $30.00.

Music – Classical

Talent Ablaze presented by the Oakville Chamber Orchestra and will be performed on Friday the 19th at 8:00 pm.

Join the Oakville Chamber Orchestra as they present a classical music concert featuring the Youth Concerto Competition prize winners. Programme is approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes in length.

All tickets are complementary.

Theatre – Comedy

Entertaining Angels presented by the Burl-Oak Theatre Group, is written by Richard Everett. It will be performed from the 25th to 27th at 8:00 pm. A matinee will be presented on the 28th at 2:00 pm.

As a vicar’s wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now, after the death of her husband Bardolph, she can enjoy the new-found freedom of being able to do and say exactly what she wants. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister, Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations forces Grace to confront the truth of her marriage.

Tickets are $30.00.


January 2018 Oakville Chinese New Year Gala is presented by the Sixteen Mile Creek Theatre Troupe of the Oakville Chinese Network. It will take place on Saturday, January 20th at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 6:15 pm.

Chinese New Year for 2018 starts on February 16th. It is the most important festival in China. 2018 is the year of the Dog.

Tickets are $25.00.

Music – Bluegrass & Jazz

The Fugitives will perform on Friday the 26th at 8:30 pm.

Frontmen and songwriters Brendan McLeod and Adrian Glynn lead an eclectic band, boasting a current rotating cast of supporters that includes violin-looping prodigy Hannah Epperson, multiinstrumentalist Steve Charles, and renowned actor Benjamin Elliot, alongside a host of multi-instrumentalists whose styles range from bluegrass to jazz.

Tickets are $44.00.

Music – Bluegrass

The Slocan Ramblers will perform on Saturday the 27th at 8:30 pm.

Homegrown Canadian Bluegrass. The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients), have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.

Tickets are $44.00.

Music – Rock

AC/DC – Highway to Hell will perform on Wednesday the 31st at 8:00 pm.

“Highway to hell is probably most known for its thundering title track anthem, ‘Highway to Hell’ but behind the title track lies a brilliant album of a band at their peak.” – Sputnik Music

Tickets are $65.00

Most of the January 2018 performances will take place in the main auditorium. Tickets for January 2018 can be purchased at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Art‘s Box office at 146 Navy Street. Box Office hours are from Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday from 1:00 PM to performance time. Tickets are also available online.


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