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ORILLIA OPERA HOUSE
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Orillia Opera House Shows
Please be aware the Box Office will be closed December 25, 2014 until January 4, 2015. It Will reopen January 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

Here's a Great Holiday Gift Idea

Orillia Opera House gift certificates are good for any show and can be purchased on-line, by phone at 705-326-8011 or in person at the box office. Any denomination is available.

Purchase a gift certificate online >>

 

 
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Your Gift. Your Choice.
Your Theatre.

When you make a gift to OOH, you make a gift of world-class performing arts to the entire region. OOH contributes tremendously to an excellent quality of life in the City of Orillia by creating a culturally and economically thriving community that attracts tourists, residents, and businesses. Among the many convenient ways to give are: membership gifts, seat plaques, donating an asset, a bequest, via matching gifts from your employer or volunteering.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival
Produced by: National Geographic, The North Face and Sojourn 

 

The films are mountain inspired and come from all over the world.  From Mountain Culture to Extreme Sports!  There is something for everyone and every age.  The best films go on the tour across the world and Sojourn brings this tour to the Orillia Opera House for local customers and fans.

 

Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium

Thursday, January 8, 2015 (SOLD OUT)
&
Friday, January 9, 2015 (SOLD OUT)

7:00 p.m.

 

All Seats: $20.00

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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Mudmen
Produced by: Red Plaid Productions

 

Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off stage.

 

Friday, January 23, 2015
8:00 p.m.

 

All Seats: $25.00

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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Classic Film Series:
Some Like It Hot

 

When two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness the St. Valentine's Day massacre, they want to get out of town and get away from the gangster responsible, Spats Colombo. They're desperate to get a gig out of town but the only job they know of is in an all-girl band heading to Florida. They show up at the train station as Josephine and Daphne, the replacement saxophone and bass players. They certainly enjoy being around the girls, especially Sugar Kane Kowalczyk who sings and plays the ukulele. Joe in particular sets out to woo her while Jerry/Daphne is wooed by a millionaire, Osgood Fielding III. Mayhem ensues as the two men try to keep their true identities hidden and Spats Colombo and his crew show up for a meeting with several other crime lords.

(1959) Black & White
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe and George Raft


 

Monday, January 26, 2015

7:30 p.m.

 

Find out everything there is to do in the area at Ontario’s Lake Country.



Admission is by donation. Minimum $5.00 on the day of the screening. Doors open one hour before the screening.

 
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Classic Film Series:
The Great Escape

 

Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist-type prisoners-of-war (POW's) are all put in an 'escape proof' camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use boats and trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe.

(1963) Colour
Directed by: John Sturges
Starring: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Garner

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

7:30 p.m.

Find out everything there is to do in the area at Ontario’s Lake Country.


 

Admission is by donation. Minimum $5.00 on the day of the screening. Doors open one hour before the screening.

 
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Classic Film Series:
Doctor Zhivago

 

Lara inspires lechery in Komarovsky (her mother's lover who is a master at surviving whoever runs Russia) and can't compete with passion for the revolution of the man she marries, Pasha. Her true love is Zhivago who also loves his wife. Lara is the one who inspires poetry. The story is narrated by Zhivago's half brother Yevgraf, who has made his career in the Soviet Army. At the beginning of the film he is about to meet a young woman he believes may be the long lost daughter of Lara and Zhivago.

(1965) Colour
Directed by: David Lean
Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness, Ralph Richardson

 

Monday, February 2, 2015

7:30 p.m.

Find out everything there is to do in the area at Ontario’s Lake Country.


 

Admission is by donation. Minimum $5.00 on the day of the screening. Doors open one hour before the screening.

 
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Classic Film Series:
Butch Cassidy and the
Sundance Kid  

 

Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rock, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the historical characters.

(1969) Colour
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katherine Ross, Cloris Leachman

 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

7:30 p.m.

Find out everything there is to do in the area at Ontario’s Lake Country.


 

Admission is by donation. Minimum $5.00 on the day of the screening. Doors open one hour before the screening.

 
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Jacob Moon: Live in Concert
Produced by: Moonbeam Music

 

Jacob Moon is an award-winning folk performer whose music has been featured by artists like Gordon Lightfoot, Rush and Manilion, all of whom have invited Jacob to perform.  He is a one-man band with a killer live show.

 

Studio Theatre

Thursday, February 5, 2015
7:30 p.m.

 

All Seats: $23.00

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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For This Moment Alone
Produced by: Mariposa Arts Theatre

 

For This Moment Alone is a new Canadian drama by Marcia Kash.  Set in Toronto in 1948, FOR THIS MOMENT ALONE tells the story of a Jewish family trying to reconstruct their lives in the aftermath of the Holocaust.  Their story is told with conviction and seriousness leavened with humour.

 

Studio Theatre

February 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m.
         February 15 & 22 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Adults: $25.00 | Student with I.D.: $15.00

  Groups of 10+ please contact the Box Office at 705-326-8011 for the special price of $20.00 per ticket.

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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Led Zeppelin II
Produced by: Classic Albums Live

 

The world-class artists of Classic Albums Live perform the classic Led Zeppelin album, Led Zeppelin II, note for note, cut for cut. An unbelievable rock show featuring classic songs like “Whole Lotta Love”, “Heartbreaker”, and “Ramble On”.

 

Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium

Friday, February 27, 2015
8:00 p.m.

 

All Tickets: $37.50

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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Legends of Rock & Country Music
Produced by: Celsk Promotions

 

This Tribute Show featuring Legends of Rock n Roll & Country Music featuring tributes to Celine Dion, Cher, Barbara Streisand, Elvis, ABBA, Tina Turner, Johnny Cash and many more.

 

Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium

Saturday, February 28, 2015
8:00 p.m.

 

All Tickets: $30.00

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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An Evening with The Joe Huron Trio and Coldjack

 

Enjoy these two internationally renowned acts; sure to please from the jazz overtones of The Joe Huron Trio who have played the Orillia Jazz Festival to the funky grooves of Coldjack. Both groups are being played on radio stations around the world, and are bringing their world class talent to the Orillia Oprea House.

Visit coldjack.com or facebook.com/coldjackband for details.

 

Studio Theatre

March 6, 2015
7:30 p.m.

 

Price: $28.00

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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Leading Ladies
Produced by: Mariposa Arts Theatre

 
Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig is a very funny farce about two down-on-their luck English Shakespearean actors who pose as the long-lost heirs of a dying American woman’s huge fortune.  The plot thickens when the pair finds that the heirs are actually female, and they are forced to continue their scheme in drag.  

Studio Theatre

April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.
April 12 & 19 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Adults: $25.00 | Student with I.D.: $15.00

  Groups of 10+ please contact the Box Office at 705-326-8011 for the special price of $20.00 per ticket.

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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Orillia Opera House Dance Festival

 

It is our goal to provide a venue in which students of dance may gather and perform, in order that they may hone their skills, perform on a professional stage in a Heritage Theatre, obtain an honest and objective evaluation of their work from highly qualified and respected professional Adjudicators of dance, participate in a friendly atmosphere of competition and have the opportunity to make contacts and forge friendships that will endure.

 

G.L. Auditorium

April 23-26, 2015

 


 
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Gerry Dee Live
Produced by: Sage

 
Gerry Dee is the star and creator of CBC’s hit sitcom Mr. D, author of Teaching: It’s Harder Than It Looks.  He also appeared on Gerry Dee Sports Reporter on The Score.  2013 Winner of a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in A Continuing Comedic Role.  He is a former Canadian Comedy Award Winner for Best Comic in Canada and was on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Catch Gerry Dee Live where he will touch upon marriage, fatherhood and his years as a teacher. Gerry Dee is a comedian you do not want to miss.  He will provide you with a night of laughter you will never forget.  

Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium

Thursday, April 30, 2015
7:30 p.m.

This event will go on sale both in the Box Office and Online at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014.

 

All Seats: $59.00

Recomended for ages 14Y+

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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The Beatles - Abbey Road
Produced by: Classic Albums Live

 
The brilliant Classic Albums Live musicians perform the legendary Beatles album, Abbey Road.  The Fab Four’s last recorded album will be presented in it’s entirety, note for note, cut for cut.  Includes great songs “Come Together”, “Something”, “Here Comes The Sun”, and  “Oh! Darling”.  Beatles fans will love this performance.  

Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium

Friday, June 12, 2015
8:00 p.m.

 

All Tickets: $37.50

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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Outlaw
By: Norm Foster

 

Outlaw is about a young Canadian homesteader travelling far from home; that finds himself accused of murder in the state of Kansas in the late 1800’s. With only his wits to defend himself, he turns the law of the land – and the men hellbent on enforcing it – upside down. This authentic western is a unique take on the days when guns were the law.

“Westerns are a genre long admired by the likes of movie makers and novelists, but rarely do they make it to the theatre. Luckily, Foster has long been a fan of Westerns, penning his nostalgic homage to High Noon, Shane and The Magnificent Seven. Viewers don’t have to be theatre or even Western aficionados to enjoy Outlaw—as with all of Foster’s plays, the story is about human relationships.”     Niagara Pulse Magazine
 

Studio Theatre
June 25 to July 4, 2015

All shows run Thursday at 2pm & 7:30pm
as well as Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm each week.

 

Flex-pacs: $100.00 | Single: $29.00 | Group: $27.00 (all in)

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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On Golden Pond
By: Ernest Thompson

 

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits

"ON GOLDEN POND is a work of rare simplicity and beauty, and in Thompson our theatre has found a fresh new voice." NY Daily News

"…a rare and memorable theatrical experience…" Variety

"What courage it must have taken for Mr. Thompson in the 1970s to write a play with so much affection in it!" The New Yorker
 

Studio Theatre
July 9 to 25, 2015

All shows run Thursday at 2pm & 7:30pm
as well as Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm each week.

 

Flex-pacs: $100.00 | Single: $29.00 | Group: $27.00 (all in)

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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God of Carnage
By: Yasmina Reza, Translation by Christopher Hampton

 

A playground altercation between 11 year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

“A streamlined anatomy of the human animal…delivers the cathartic release of watching other people’s marriages go boom. A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself satisfyingly primitive entertainment.” The New York Times

 

Studio Theatre
July 30 to August 8, 2015

All shows run Thursday at 2pm & 7:30pm
as well as Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm each week.

 

Flex-pacs: $100.00 | Single: $29.00 | Group: $27.00 (all in)

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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The Vaudevillians
By: Peter Colley

 

This is the story of Vaudeville ... from its early beginnings, on to entertaining the troops and though Vaudeville's ultimate demise with the advent of movies.  It is told, through skits and music, by three vaudevillians near the end of their careers.  They share memories and take the audience on a trip down memory lane, re-enacting the shows they once did, as they try to prove they still have what it takes to be Vaudeville stars once again.

 The show borrows music and sketches from Music Hall, Gypsy and Minstrel Shows.  Old favourites such as "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me" and original music written for the show will make this sure-fire entertainment for audiences of all ages.  The humour embraces the signature silliness and groaners that were Vaudeville and includes new sketches and old favourites.
 

Studio Theatre
August 13 to 29, 2015

All shows run Thursday at 2pm & 7:30pm
as well as Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm each week.

 

Flex-pacs: $100.00 | Single: $29.00 | Group: $27.00 (all in)

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
 
 
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Orillia Opera House Administration
(705) 325-2095
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30PM
Call for appointment.

Orillia Opera House Box Office

(705)326-8011 or 1-888-ORILLIA

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday or until curtain time on performance days.

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