Shows & Info

 The Gravenhurst Opera House presents...

 Allan Royal Poster

A Summer Season Sneak Peek

Featuring Allan Royal and his Tales of Benjamin Flicker

Friday, May 24th
Reception 6:30 PM | Show 7:00 PM 

Tickets
$20 (advance) | $25 (at the door)

Join us for a reception, a reading and CAKE! 

Born in the Little Burgundy area of Montreal, Allan Royal has been an actor, writer and director in Canada for over 53 years. He has been an avid writer over the past 25 years, publishing poetry, experimenting in various types of prose from short stories to playwriting. In 2010, this love of writing resulted in his own one-man shows, which led to the creation of his literary muse, Benjamin Flicker and his trilogy of tales. This collection of short stories; 736 Dominion Isn’t There Anymore, about Ben’s early years, is the first of the trilogy and has been published by Inglewood Press just this spring.

Allan will be starring, alongside Robin Clipsham in Harvest by Ken Cameron, the first production of the 2019 Summer Theatre Season at the Gravenhurst Opera House.

Join us in Trillium Court Lounge and lose yourself in an evening with Allan (and Ben) as they give you a glimpse into Old Montreal, young Ben’s discovery of his world and the steadfastness of family, delivered with a lot of humour and tender compassion. Allan will read from his newly published book followed by a reception, book signing and chocolate cake!

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Muskoka Concert Association presents...

Promotional Photo of the Canadian Men's Choir

Canadian Men's Chorus

Saturday, May 25th
Show-Time is 7:00 PM

Venue: Trinity United Church

Individual Show Tickets
$32 (Adults) | $27 (Group) | $7 (Student)

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  Just 4 Kicks Academy of Dance presents

Photo of a performance by the Just 4 Kicks Academy of Dance

A Celebration of Dance 2019

Tickets Go On Sale May 1st at 10:00 AM

Show Dates:
Thursday, May 30th @ 6:30 PM 
Friday, May 31st @ 6:30 PM
Saturday, June 1st @ 12:30 PM & 6:30 PM 

Tickets: $25
* Please Note: ALL persons, regardless of age must have a ticket to enter the theatre; this includes babes in arms. 

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 Shaggy Pup Productions presents... 

Promotional image for the upcoming presentation of Menopause The Musical playing June 7, 2019

Menopause The Musical

Friday, June 7th, 2019
Bar at 7:00 PM | Show at 8:00 PM

Tickets
$45 - Orchestra
$55 - VIP Experience (Best Seats + Post-Show Meet n' Greet with Cast in Trillium Court with Q & A Session plus personal photo-op)  

Menopause The Musical®, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas.  This original Off-Broadway musical comedy is set in a department store where four women meet by chance. After noticing unmistakable similarities with one another, the All-Star Canadian cast joke about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain, memory loss, too much sex, not enough sex and more. These women form a sisterhood and a unique bond with the audience as they rejoice in celebrating that Menopause, is not “The Silent Passage” anymore!

Voted Las Vegas – 2016 Entertainer Of The Year! This laugh out loud, 90-minute production, gets audiences out of their seats and singing along to brilliant parodies from 25 classic hit songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.  The show plays to consistently sold-out crowds from coast to coast, receiving standing ovations every night! Come see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing, cheering and raving about!  Bring your Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friends!

Reviews of this award-winning musical!

"Come See It - You'll Love It" - JOY BEHAR, THE VIEW
"You'll Laugh Through The Whole Show" – CTV
“It’s impossible not to laugh!” -NY TIMES
“Woman Need This!” - THE TODAY SHOW 

The PERFECT gift for Mother's Day May 12th! 

Enjoy a video sneak peak of Menopause The Musical

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 The Gravenhurst Opera House presents...

Promotional poster for the upcoming Jive Bombers Concert on June 8th featuring Johnny Max 

The Jive Bombers
With Special Guest Johnny Max

Saturday, June 8th
Doors open at 7:00 PM | Show at 8:00 PM

Tickets: $40 (Regular) | $30 (Group) | $20 (Student)  

Watch a special video preview of The Jive Bombers

This high energy band has been jiving and swinging at clubs and jazz festivals around the Toronto area for over 40 years. Gaining a reputation for lively, toe-tapping jazz with a bluesy edge; they have participated in the Toronto International Jazz festival many times, The Ottawa Jazz Festival, and innumerable nightclubs around the province. Mixed with lots of humour and good natured kidding around, their shows are always loads of fun for everyone! Joining the group in this Gravenhurst performance will be featured vocalist Johnny Max, a well-known favourite at the Gravenhurst Opera House, is a member of the very popular ‘Last Waltz-Tribute to The Band’ touring show, the ‘Great Canadian Song Book’ and as the long-time host of the Radio Show ‘Sunday Morning Soul’ on HAZE-FM.

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The Gravenhurst Opera House presents... 

Poster for Harvest Production

Harvest

Comedy by Ken Cameron

June 26th - July 19th, 2019
2:30 PM Matinees - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 PM Evenings - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
* Some black-out dates apply, see Box Office for details * 

The Trillium Court with a cash bar will be open one hour prior to each performance. 

Tickets
$40 Regular
$36 Group 
$30 Student

Hilarity that hits close to home: A retired couple decides to trade in their country life for a condo in the city. When they discover that the “nice young man” leasing their home has been raising a different crop altogether, they are thrown into an unexpected adventure. The Globe & Mail calls Harvest "funny and poignant at the same time" with "memorable characters" and "deliciously sardonic one-liners."

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Muskoka Concert Association presents...

Promotional photo of The Blazing Fiddles

The Blazing Fiddles

MCA Fundraiser Concert 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019 
Show-Time is 8:00 PM

Individual Show Tickets
$35 (Adults) | $7 (Student)

Click here to watch promotional video

In the spring of 1999, an ad was placed in a local Hamilton newspaper, looking for local musicians. John and Luella, founders of Grand River Dinner Cruises, were putting together a new music show. The music show had been a Dinner Cruises tradition for years, and when the previous star retired, John suggested getting some fiddle players for the new show. So in May 1999, after a short period of auditions, the ‘Millennium Four’ took the stage at ‘Big Creek Boat Farm’ (as it was then known). This original group soon became The Blazing Fiddles, consisting of three violins and a piano. This form remained the standard until 2008, when a stand-up bass (Chris Kettlewell) was added. Eventually the group evolved to include Jeff Taylor, Brielle Goheen, Adam Poot, and Chris Kettlewell as THE BLAZING FIDDLES!!

Over the last ten years, The Blazing Fiddles have performed for hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world! Last year they played at the Gravenhurst Opera House to an audience that insisted we bring them back soon. Don’t miss this concert!

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The Gravenhurst Opera House presents...

Poster of Dean and Jerry Show

Dean & Jerry: What Might Have Been

Created by Jesse Collins

July 24th - August 16th, 2019
2:30 PM Matinees - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 PM Evenings - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
* Some black-out dates apply, see Box Office for details * 

The Trillium Court with a cash bar will be open one hour prior to each performance. 

Tickets
$40 Regular 
$36 Group 
$30 Student

Derek Marshall and Nicholas Arnold present a fabulous concert of hits and comedy. With their own brand of wacky humour, they pay tribute to the comedy team that dominated television, radio and nightclub stages in the 1950's with timeless hits such as Everybody Loves Somebody, Sway, You’re Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You, Volaré, That’s Amoré, Return To Me, Standing on the Corner, Memories Are Made of This, You’ll Never Walk Alone and Jerry’s #1 hit, Rockabye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody. The comedy schtick and story-telling of these two terrific entertainers will take you through the real-life story that begs the question, 'what if they had never split?'.

Click here to watch a Video Preview for Dean & Jerry

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Roaring Girl Records Presents...

Promotional poster for the upcoming Sawdust City Music Festival August 2-4

2019 Sawdust City Music Festival 

August 2-4, 2019

Sawdust City Music Festival is excited to announce the festival's return to beautiful historic "Sawdust City" Gravenhurst, ON this coming August long weekend. The third annual 3-day multi-venue music festival will take place August 2nd to 4th. The weekend will include two evenings at the Opera House, a Songwriters' Circle, Music on the Barge, Sunday Kids Zone (children's programming, story time, balloons and so much more), and a vendor village in Gull Lake Rotary Park. 

Promotional Photo of Maria Kennedy Doyle

 

 

 

 

Promotional photo of Noah Reid

Friday Concert • Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Show @ 8:00 PM
Maria Doyle Kennedy
with Special Guest 
Noah Reid

Promotional photo of Bill & Joel Plaskett

 

Promotional photo of Harrow Fair

Saturday Concert • Saturday, August 3rd
Show @ 8:00 PM
Bill and Joel Plaskett
with Special Guest
Harrow Fair

Tickets
Show-Only: $40

VIP Pass: $299

***Limited Availability (only 12 passes)***

  • Front row seats for both Friday and Saturday nights’ Star-Studded Concerts at the Opera House
  • Friday Early Evening Private tasting with The Balvenie Whisky
  • Friday night Artist Pre-Show Photo Opportunity with Irish musician and actress Maria Kennedy Doyle (Outlander, Orphan Black, The Tudors, Downton Abbey, The Commitments) and Canadian musician and actor Noah Reid (Schitt’s Creek)
  • Premium seating at Saturday afternoons Songwriters' Circle (Trinity United Church)
  • Saturday Night Pre-show Reception and Meet and Greet, featuring Sawdust City Brewing Co., and The Balvenie Whisky
  • Sunday Afternoon Arts at the Albion Gallery Concert  
  • Swag Bag
  • Reserved Seating at Gull Lake Rotary Park Sunday Concert
  • Exclusive invite to Sunday afternoon Private Cottage Event (includes boat transportation, top secret musical performances and Food and Beverage).  
  • Silk Screen Numbered Limited Edition Poster

Weekend Pass $145

***Limited Availability*** (50 passes)

  • Premium seats for both Friday and Saturday nights’ Star-Studded Concerts at the Opera House
  • Friday night Artist Pre-Show Photo Opportunity with Irish musician and actress Maria Doyle Kennedy (Outlander, Orphan Black, The Tudors, Downton Abbey, The Commitments) and Canadian musician and actor Noah Reid (Schitt’s Creek)
  • Premium seating at Saturday afternoons Songwriters' Circle (Trinity United Church)
  • Saturday Night Pre-show Reception and Meet and Greet, featuring Sawdust City Brewing Co., and The Balvenie Whisky
  • Sunday Afternoon Arts at the Albion Gallery Concert  
  • Swag Bag

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The Gravenhurst Opera House presents...

Promotional poster for the upcoming Jack Hutton & Friends concert on August 17th 

Jack Hutton & Friends: The Farewell Tour

Saturday, August 17th
Doors open at 6:30 PM | Show at 7:30 PM 

Tickets: $25 

They're back! Jack Hutton & Friends will be playing at the Gravenhurst Opera House this summer after a one year hiatus!

Following in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, they’re calling this their ‘Farewell Tour’ and they’re looking forward to bringing us the most memorable moments of their shows of the past. The group's very first Gravenhurst performance on July 26, 2003, may have set an attendance record, filling every seat. The tribute to Walter Donaldson got standing ovations for tunes like 'Yes Sir, That's My Baby', which they’ve included in this program.

Don't miss hearing trombone virtuoso Bob Livingston, who toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra in his teens. Bob, who is currently busy performing and writing arrangements with a sextet, sounds like Tommy Dorsey with 'I'll Never Smile Again' and 'Getting Sentimental Over You'. Brian Bauer, who mixes the world's worst jokes with his unmatched mastery of vaudeville saxophone, will show us why he is one of the world's best. Will Wilson from Niagara-on-the-Lake, will demonstrate why he is one of the few banjo players who has performed with a symphony orchestra. Ric Giorgi, who has led three symphony orchestras in the Toronto area, will again anchor the evening on string bass and perhaps bass saxophone. Band leader, Jack Hutton, who sounds like a mixture of Fats Waller and a ragtime Chopin, will be presiding on the 9-foot Steinway grand.

A great night of great music with great friends! Don't miss it!

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 The Gravenhurst Opera House presents...

Promotional poster for the upcoming Woodstock: 50th Anniversary Concert on August 24 

Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Saturday, August 24th
Doors open at 7:00 PM | Show at 8:00 PM

Tickets: $40 (Regular) | $30 (Group) | $20 (Student) 

It is time to celebrate the amazing music and performances from WOODSTOCK 1969!

Lance Anderson has assembled an incredible cast of Canadian Blues and Roots all-stars for this show. Juno and Maples Blues Award winning Harrison Kennedy (Motown), Tony Springer (Wild T. and the Spirit), Matt Weidinger (Matchedash Parish) and Cheryl Lescom (Soulsville), will join an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest musicians. They will play the highlight moments of music from the 3-day long weekend festival, including iconic performances by Jimmy Hendrix, The WHO, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Joe Cocker, The BAND, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Richie Havens and more!

Dig out your tie dyes, and prepare to celebrate the music that inspired the world with the simple idea of Peace and Love for all!

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The Gravenhurst Opera House presents...

Poster for Kalamazoo Show

Kalamazoo

Comedy by Michelle Kholos Brooks & Kelly Younger

September 11th - 27th, 2019
2:30 PM Matinees - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 PM Evenings - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
* Some black-out dates apply, see Box Office for details * 

The Trillium Court with a cash bar will be open one hour prior to each performance. 

Tickets
$40 Regular 
$36 Group 
$30 Student

Peg and Irv, two quirky but endearing baby-boomers, bravely venture into the world of modern dating. But, when these opposites attract, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. Winner of the Riva Shiner Comedy Award, KALAMAZOO is a romantic comedy about life’s second act and learning you’re never too old to be young. "Kalamazoo" captures love for any age” - Encore Michigan 

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 The Gravenhurst Opera House presents... 

Promotional poster for the upcoming Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook concert on September 28th

Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook

Summer Season Wrap-Up Concert

Saturday, September 28th
Doors open at 7:00 PM | Show at 8:00 PM

Tickets: $40 (Regular) | $30 (Group) | $20 (Student)

What a Special Preview of Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook

The Tapestry show performs all the music from the ‘Tapestry’ album, and also features many songs that Carole King and her husband, Gerry Goffin, wrote in the 1960’s. They proved to be one of the most successful song writing teams in pop music history, composing more than 400 songs recorded by over 1,000 artists, including: The Drifters, The Beatles, Donnie Osmond, Aretha Franklin, and the list goes on.

Impeccable attention to detail is taken in recreating a respectful, and accurate full musical presentation with full band, completely live. Suzanne O Davis' performance takes you on a journey back to those great recordings with stories about the music, history of Carole King’s incredible career, and a fun, sing-a-long, audience interactive performance.

This evening will also be in support of Meaghan’s Walk. 

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 Muskoka Concert Association presents

Promotional photo of The Hogtown Brass 

The Hogtown Brass

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Doors 6:00 PM | Show 7:00 PM

Tickets: $32 (Adult), $7 (Student), $27 (Group of 10+), Children Under 10 are Free

2019/2020 MCA Sucscription: See 5 Shows for only $110

The Hogtown Brass is a Toronto based chamber ensemble dedicated to pushing the boundaries of traditional brass music.  This group of diverse musicians come from a wide range of musical backgrounds from classical to pop to jazz.  This performance promises to be a unique concert experience which is both entertaining and informative.

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  Bill Culp Productions presents...

Promotional Poster for the upcoming Billy Joel and the Piano Men tribute show October 25, 2019

Billy Joel and The Piano Men

Friday, October 25, 2019
Bar opens at 7:00 PM | Show begins at 8:00 PM

Tickets: $39 

"Billy Joel and The Piano Men" celebrates the greatest piano artists of all time including Billy Joel, Elton John, Burton Cummings, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nat King Cole, Liberace, Fats Domino, Floyd Cramer and more. Starring the amazing Bruce Tournay from the Memphis Cats on piano and vocals, this unique show combines fantastic live performances with costumes, humour and interesting stories relating to the music and artists being performed. You'll hear Bruce sing many of your favourite classics including "Piano Man," "Crocodile Rock," "Great Balls of Fire," "My Own Way To Rock" and "Blueberry Hill" amongst many other timeless piano classics!

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 Muskoka Concert Association presents

Logo for the Highlands Chamber Orchestra 

The Highlands Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Doors 6:00 PM | Show 7:00 PM

Tickets: $32 (Adult), $7 (Student), $27 (Group of 10+), Children Under 10 are Free

2019/2020 MCA Sucscription: See 5 Shows for only $110

The Highland Chamber Orchestra is a group of 40 musicians who primarily perform to sell out audiences in the Haliburton region.  We are very glad to have them play for the very first time at the Gravenhurst Opera House.  Be sure to join us.  

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  Bill Culp Productions presents...

POSTER COMING SOON! 

Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles

Saturday, November 23rd
Bar opens at 7:00 PM | Show begins at 8:00 PM

Tickets: $43

“Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles” celebrates the incredible music of legendary 1970s Country-Rock group “The Eagles”. This audience-interactive show is comprised of some of Canada’s leading session musicians, who perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extensive career with soaring vocal harmonies and sizzling hot guitar solos. The evening will be comprised of two sets, with the first half featuring all the songs from the multi-million selling album “Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975.” The second half features more classic hits from the band's later years, including solo hits made famous by Don Henley and Joe Walsh. Don't miss your favourites including "One of These Nights," "Desperado," "Heartache Tonight" and of course, "Hotel California"!

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 Muskoka Concert Association presents

Promotional photo of Kyung-A Lee playing the piano 

Kyung-A Lee - Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Doors 6:00 PM | Show 7:00 PM

Tickets: $32 (Adult), $7 (Student), $27 (Group of 10+), Children Under 10 are Free

2019/2020 MCA Sucscription: See 5 Shows for only $110

We are pleased to present Kyung-A Lee for our Christmas Concert.  This incredible local pianist has a burning passion for music which has taken her around the world, playing for international audiences.  This young artist is extremely in demand and we are extremely happy to welcome her to Gravenhurst.  

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  Muskoka Concert Association presents

Promotional Photo of Brett Polegato 

Promotional photo of Robert Kortgaard

Brett Polegato accompanied by Robert Kortgaard

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Show 2:30 PM

Location: Trinity United Church

Tickets: $32 (Adult), $7 (Student), $27 (Group of 10+), Children Under 10 are Free

2019/2020 MCA Sucscription: See 5 Shows for only $110

Brett Polegato is one of Canada’s best baritone singers.  He is equally comfortable on the concert or the opera stage.  His musical ability has earned him the highest praise from audiences and critics.  The New York Times praise him for his “burnished, well-focused voice” which he uses with “considerable intelligence and nuance.”  He is accompanied by RobertKortgaard who is a favourite collaborator for many of Canada’s finest soloists and vocalists.  

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 Muskoka Concert Association presents

Promotional photo of the Sultans of String 

The Sultans of String

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Doors 6:00 PM | Show 7:00 PM

Tickets: $32 (Adult), $7 (Student), $27 (Group of 10+), Children Under 10 are Free

2019/2020 MCA Sucscription: See 5 Shows for only $110

The Sultans of String have been thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping music from Celtic reels to flamenco, to gypsy jazz and international rhythms. They bring fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Maverick Magazine says they are a band with “talent to burn.”

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