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Outlaw
By: Norm Foster
Directed By: Jesse Collins

 

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

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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.

 

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

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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.

 

Single: $29.00 | Group: $27.00 (all in)

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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Cats
Produced by: Duck Soup Productions

 

Duck Soup Productions is a Young People’s Theatre Co. that dedicates to providing quality theatre & entertainment. After Duck Soup’s successful 2014 Season, CATS is returning to the OOH. Let the memories live again!

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Elliot. Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Elliot, CATS tells the story in song and dance of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer.  A true musical theatre phenomenon, CATS opened at London’s New London Theatre on may 11, 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years.  CATS’ London success was nearly matched on Broadway, where it an at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years.
 

G.L. Auditorium

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday July 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Event goes on sale on Monday June 4 at 11:00 a.m.

 

All Seats: $18.00

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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REPLAY - The Beatles Tribute
Produced by: Orillia Opera House

 

REPLAY is Canada’s most authentic, exciting and compelling Beatles tribute. Many tribute bands imitate The Beatles… REPLAY makes you feel you have seen The Beatles.

In 2002 The Montreal Gazette wrote: “REPLAY is the hottest tribute band on the circuit…”

In 2006 Montreal Six Flags (La Ronde) said: “REPLAY is as authentic a reproduction of a show by The Beatles as you will see anywhere.”

In March 2010 Octopuses Garden Beatles Magazine said: “I must rank REPLAY as one of the best I have ever seen.”

You’ll no doubt get goose bumps and butterflies-in-your-stomach listening to your favourite songs like She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Michelle, Penny Lane, Get Back, Hey Jude and many more! Add Liverpudlian accents, on-stage antics, authentic costumes and instruments, and REPLAY may be the closest you’ll get to seeing The Beatles.

ReplayTheBeatles.com

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G.L. Auditorium

Saturday, July 25, 2015
3:00 p.m.

 

Adults: $26.00 | Youth 18 & Under: $18.00
Everyone requires a ticket, even Babes in Arms.

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Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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David Clayton-Thomas
Produced by: Orillia Opera House

 

Five-time Grammy Award-winner and Canadian Music hall of Fame inductee David Clayton-Thomas has a unique voice that will stop you in your tracks.  The former lead singer of Blood, Sweat and Tears has toured the world, performed for millions of fans and sold more than 30-million records throughout his 40-year career.  Accompanied by a brilliant 11-piece jazz band, this highly creative musician delivers a sizzling live show.

Visit davidclaytonthomas.com for details.
 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
7:30 p.m.

 

Adults: $52.00 | Seniors: $49.00 | Youth 18 & Under: $30.00

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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The Ladies Foursome

By: Norm Foster
Directed By: Jesse Collins

 

Norm Foster’s Ladies Foursome is a female version of The Foursome, but with a completely different story. Four women share the greens and discuss life, love, men, sex, children, careers…everything but golf. Many surprises, secrets and confessions come to the surface during this hilarious and heart-warming round of golf.

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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.

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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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Lighthouse
Produced by: Orillia Opera House

 

One of Canada’s best-loved fusion-rock bands and driving forces of the 70’s pop machine returns.  While most remember the classic hits such as “One Fine Morning” and “Sunny Days”, Lighthouse also has a well-deserved reputation as an innovator and collaborator with symphonies, dance companies and cutting-edge technology.

“Lighthouse shines as rock meets the classics”. – Toronto Star

Visit lighthouserockson.com for details.
 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
7:30 p.m.

 

Adults: $45.00 | Seniors: $42.00 | Youth 18 & Under: $30.00

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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Willie, Waylon, Johnny Highwayman Tribute
Produced by: Crossfire Productions

 

Look alike/Sound alike Tribute artists to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash-The Highwayman performing many of their best known hits such as Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ole Boys), On the Road Again and Walk the Line.  Two hours of entertainment with a 20 minute intermission.

 

G.L. Auditorium

Saturday, September 12, 2015
8:00 p.m.

ON SALE MAY 1 AT 11:00 A.M.

 

All Seats: $38.00
*Please note all sales are final*

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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When Elvis Meets The Beatles
Produced by: Springtime Entertainment

 

A scripted & narrated journey in song back in time to the 1960’s reliving hits from Elvis’ movie years and The Beatles concerts and the meeting of these famous music icons.

 

G.L. Auditorium

Saturday, September 19, 2015
8:00 p.m.

ON SALE JULY 2 , 2015

 

All Seats: $42.00

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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3rd Orillia Film Festival (Local Night)
Produced by: Orillia Film Festival

 

Fun and entertaining evening of short films from the local area.

 

G.L. Auditorium

Friday, September 25, 2015
7:00 p.m.

ON SALE MAY 1, 2015 AT 11:00 A.M.

 

All Seats: $5.00

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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3rd Orillia Film Festival (Award Night)
Produced by: Orillia Film Festival

 

Fun and entertaining evening of the BEST short films selected from both the local and international films.

 

G.L. Auditorium

Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:00 p.m.

ON SALE MAY 1, 2015 AT 11:00 A.M.

 

All Seats: $11.00

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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The Comic Strippers
Produced by: Shantero Productions 

 

The Comic Strippers are a fictitious male stripper troupe, played  by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating, in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their sexylarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance;” these guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh. Women often say the most attractive thing about a man is his sense of humour - so ladies, these stripped-down comedians are sure to make your head explode. And not to worry, gentlemen, this is definitely a parody of male strippers. Some of the performers have what’s called 'Comedy Bodies' - they will make you look fabulous by comparison!

Semi-undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.

WARNING: No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. A show for all genders… 19+ only

Fresh from sold out shows in Vegas, Australia and Canada, The Comic Strippers are:
Roman Danylo - For five seasons, Roman starred on CTV’s Comedy Inc. As a stand-up comedian, he has appeared on Just For Laughs and The Debaters.
Ken Lawson - Ken starred in the Canadian sitcom Health Nutz and has performed all over North America with The Vancouver Theatre Sports League and The Second City
Chris Casillan - An improv comedy vet with The Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Chris is also a Canadian Comedy Award winner with his sketch comedy group Canadian Content.
Pearce Visser
Pearce is a 25 year veteran of improv, performing and teaching across Canada and the globe, is in the Cirque du Soleil talent roster, and can be seen occasionally on film and tv.

 

G.L. Auditorium

Saturday, October 3, 2015
7:30 p.m.

ON SALE JUNE 19 AT 12:00 P.M.

 

All Seats: $42.00

For groups of 10+ please contact the Box Office at 705-326-8011 for the special price of $37.50

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
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ALOHA (Featuring Steve Michaels)
Produced by: Live Act

 

Born to play Elvis Presley from the Golden to the Vegas years, International award winning tribute artist Steve Michaels executes a dynamic portrayal of authenticity that makes him one of the most highly praised and sought after Elvis stylists in the country. Straight from his extended run at the Mirvish Theatres in Toronto, starring in last Summer's Blockbuster “Return to Grace", Stephen's list of credits and achievements are impressive but more impressive is the passion he brings to the stage.

With amazing accuracy, Steve delivers an astonishing high-energy stage performance mastering the look, sound, vocal dexterity, and mannerisms of the King of Rock & Roll. His styling, musicianship and ability allow Steve to successfully capture an authentic portrayal of Elvis Presley’s entire career from the early Sun Studio recordings, through the army, movie, '68 Comeback, and to the explosive concert years.

Recognized for his talents, Steve was honored to entertain guests from Elvis Presley's musical past at the Eleventh Annual Elvis Presley Memorial Dinner and was a featured guest at Elvis Presley Enterprises "Memories of Elvis" review in Memphis, Tennessee presented by Elvis International Forum the Magazine. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, Stephen returned to Memphis as a featured performer for the 2007 production "The Spirit of the King" concert.

Featured in theatres, and television shows around the World , Steve has directed, co-produced, and produced his own sold-out concert productions to over whelming success. Always striving to be “The Very Best” Steve's company, TVB Productions, has recently completed the multi camera high definition filming of "Live and the Rose" an incredible live performance capturing the essence of Stephen and his extraordinary 14 member ensemble in concert.

 

G.L. Auditorium

Friday, November 27, 2015
7:30 p.m.

On sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

 

Centre Section Rows A-H: $48.00
Side Sections Rows A-D: $48.00
All Other Areas: $43.00


Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 
 
 

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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