Live at the Oakville Centre: March 2016


Coming up at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts in March will include concerts by The Trews, Kat Danser’s Mississippi Juke Joint, Classic Albums Live: Animals, and the Downchild Blues Band. Ballet Jorgen’s Sleeping Beauty will physically translate the classic tale. For the children, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbour, and Rotherglen School’s “Into the Woods” will captivate young and old. For the lovers of live theatre the Oakville Players will perform Miss Shakespeare, and the Oakville Public Library will host authors Yan Martel and Lynne Kutsukake.

Into the Woods performed by Rotherglen School will take place on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday March 2, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00.

“Into the Woods” is Rotherglen School’s 14th annual musical at the Oakville Centre. We are thrilled this year to have a cast of 125 students, ranging in age from 8 to 14. The story is exciting for the whole family – a tale of endeavour and perseverance, highlighted by the famous fairy tale characters of the Brothers Grimm. The show runs for approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

The Trews is an acoustic performance taking place on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Regular Tickets are $68.00.

Sometimes the most exceptional and rewarding things are things you don’t see coming but are open enough to embrace. Take The Trews’ highly acclaimed acoustic tours, for instance. Though the Toronto-‐based foursome made its name dishing intense, hooky, melodic rock and roll that won fans and critics worldwide, The Trews discovered, serendipitously, that turning down the volume actually dialed up the heft.

Miss Shakespeare will take on March 9-12, 2016 AT 8:00 p.m. AND March 13, 2016 AT 2:00 p.m. The Oakville Players presents Miss Shakespeare by Tracey Power. Tickets are $28.00.

Behind the dingy walls of The Cage Tavern, six women explore the seductive power of the theatre. With a musical score influenced by underground European Cabaret, the women embrace their voice and their desire to be free. However, the law is not on their side and if thes artists are to truly have a voice, they must find the courage to get beyond the walls and in front of an audience. Entertaining and a bit naughty!

male and female ballet dancersBallet Jörgen’s Sleeping Beauty will take place on Friday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $35.00.

Sleeping Beauty is one of the world’s most famous classical ballets. After more than 25 successful years, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen will create its own unique classical ballet rendition with its World Premiere Tour during the 2015-2016 season. This major new ballet tells the enchanting story of Aurora and her prince complete with its inherently magical qualities and dazzling choreography. Sleeping Beauty appeals to a child’s imagination and holds a special place in the hearts of adults. Whether you know ballet or simply have a spot in your heart for the magic of fairy tales, Sleeping Beauty will be an entertaining and inspiring evening of live performance.

Female on stage with guitarKat Danser’s Mississippi Juke Joint will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Regular tickets are $44.00.

Queen of the Swamp Blues, Kat Danser is a slide guitar slinger and powerhouse vocalist who channels the spirits of legendary Mississippi blues and gospel pioneers, with her award winning work. She takes audiences on a mesmerizing musical journey, using songs, storytelling and humour, to evoke the musical spirits of the Deep South.

Illustration of baby tiger in red coatDaniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. & 5 p.m., and is recommended for ages 2 to 8. Tickets are $35.00.

The legacy of the beloved Mister Rogers lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from the Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! Donning his familiar red sweater, Daniel takes the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood. This live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing and laughter will warm the hearts of multiple generations!

Album cover for pink floyd "animals"Classic Albums Live: Animals will take place on Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m. Regular Tickets are $65.00.

It begins somewhere for everyone. There’s the first song that grabs your attention and seizes the imagination, the first album that demonstrates such overall strength and originality that it becomes something more for most listeners, just as there is the first kiss that awakens the soul and forever changes the vision. It is the acute anthropomorphic fantasy, possessing a timeless quality that has thrust it into the category of “classic,” though it may remain forever in the shadow of its more commercially successful older brother, Dark Side of the Moon. Within this impenetrable fortress of radio- unfriendly tracks, we hear Dave Gilmour’s guitars at their absolute best, get a full-on dose of Roger Waters’ powerful lyrical imagery, and are presented with the worst elements of our own humanity- packaged in the skins of Sheep, Dogs and Pigs (Three Different Ones). For those weaned on The Wall and Dark Side, you’ll find Animals to be a whole new bag of feed.

Classic Albums Live. The world’s greatest classic rock albums. Performed live on stage. No
gimmicks. Note for note. Cut for cut.

Full band walking in black suits and white shirtsThe Legendary Downchild Blues Band takes place on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. with opener David Gogo. Regular tickets are $64.00.

Forty-four years on, Downchild remains a blues force, true to itself and without equal. For just about every waking moment since he formed the Downchild Blues Band – Canada’s best known and best loved blues outfit.

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Yann Martel, author of “Life of Pi”

An Evening With Yann Martel & Lynne Kutsukake will take place on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:00 at QE Park Community and Cultural Centre. Tickets are $15.00.

The Oakville Public Library will host Yann Martel, author of bestselling novel “Life of Pi”, returns with his highly anticipated new work: “The High Mountains of Portugal”. He is joined by New Face of Fiction author Lynne Kutsukake. Author presentations will be followed by book signing.

Oakville Centre wishes to acknowledge the generous support of this Season Partners:

  1. Auditorium sponsor: Willson International Limited
  2. Concert Series sponsor: Dan Cooper Group
  3. Classic Albums Live Series sponsor: Chinwagn Inc.
  4. Family Series Sponsor and Official Automobile: Acura of Oakville
  5. Associate sponsor of the Family Series: Whole Foods Market
  6. Learning with the Arts School Matinee Sponsor: TD
  7. Drama and Dance Series sponsor: Paradiso Restaurant
  8. Official Winery: Cave Springs Cellars
  9. Official Jeweller: Knar Jewellery
  10. Media Partner: Cogeco/TV Cogeco

With appreciation sponsors: Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, Data Media, Holiday Inn.

Performance information
All performances take place in the Willson Auditorium or the Studio Theatre at the Oakville
Centre for the Performing Arts.

Tickets and memberships are available online at, 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 located at 130 Navy Street, Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4.


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