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What’s On Stage 2019

by Pam Belgrade
Don’t hibernate this winter, there are so many great performances coming up in #BurlON you will want to gather up your friends and family and take in a show or 2.  From the majestic main stage at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre to the intimate local community theatres or entertainment venues there is something for everyone.  You can enjoy music, comedy, dance, magic, theatre, it is all here in #BurlON.  Here are a few highlights of What’s on Stage 2019:

Drury LaneTheatre– Music Hall

Looking for a fun and lively night out?  Music Hall is Drury Lane’s most anticipated tradition where you can enjoy the music, vaudeville and melodrama as the Chairman heartily encourages booing, cheering and interaction throughout the show.  Music Hall features rousing songs and variety acts, bad jokes and lots of fun!  There’s something for everyone in this light-hearted Drury lane special performance.  Book tickets online.

Evenings – 8:00 p.m February 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Matinees 2:00 p.m ​February 17, 24, March 3, 10

Header graphic for Drury Lane Theatre performance of Monty Pythons Spamalot

Drury Lane Theatre – Spamalot

Inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this hilarious musical comedy tells the tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail.  Witness the Knights who say Ni, killer rabbits and flatulent Frenchmen as Arthur travels with his knights through a plague-ridden countryside.  Throw your history books out the window because everything you need to know about medieval legends is in this show!  Book tickets online.

Evenings – 8:00 p.m  May 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

Matinees 2:00 p.m  May 12, 19, 26

Theatre Burlington – Strangers Among Us

Gabrielle and Michael meet by accident, fall in love, part, meet again and fall in love all over again. The problem is, every time they meet, they forget each other’s names. They can’t help it; they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Complicating things are family members who have difficulty with the changes and challenges Gabrielle and Michael experience, as they become more and more entangled in the debris of memory and language. Eventually, Gabrielle and Michael end up in a long-term care facility where they meet other people suffering from the same malady, extraordinary people who live and die with courage and hope. In the end Michael and Gabrielle find love again and, in the process, change the lives of the people around them. Buy tickets online.

Evenings – 8:00 p.m  February 1. 2, 8, 9, 15,16   Matinees 2:00 p.m  ​February 3, 10

Theatre Burlington – A Bad Year For Tomatoes

Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy neighbours is another story entirely. Buy tickets online.

Dates: April 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2019  Curtain 8:00 PM

Header for Live and Local series season 6 with performers

Live & Local Music Series

Enjoy performances by local area artists in the intimate Community Theatre where you can sit at café tables and enjoy a drink and take in talented musicians.  Upcoming events for season six include:

January 18 – The Redhill Valleys w/ Charissa Pavlou

March 1 – Loud English and Shawn Brush

This series was created by local musician Tim Park and music lover David Whale as a way to help promote local musicians in the Burlington/Hamilton area.  Tickets available through Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Everything Potter Student TheatreBurlington Student Theatre

Burlington Student Theatre performs 5 shows per year and has two happening this spring, The H.Phactor – Everything Potter – April 3 and Mama Mia – May 23 & 24 on the Main Theatre stage of the Performing Arts Centre.  For details and to order tickets refer to the Performing Arts Centre website..

Burlington Performing Arts Centre with public art Stella at front entrance

Burlington Performing Arts Centre

No reason to get the winter blues with so many great things to see at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre this year.

BPAC Performance Calendar 2019

January 10-11:  ABBAMANIA
January 18: UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE Touring  Company
January 20:  The Toronto All-Star Big Band: The Best of Broadway
January 26:  The Mozart Effect: LIVE, HPO
January 27: YPT: One Thing Leads to Another
January 31: SHAUN BOOTHE presents The Unauthorized Biography Series
February 1:  HOTEL CALIFORNIA – Eagles Tribute
February 2: MIKE SUPER: Magic & Illusion
February 3:…Hosted by Glenn Gould: ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE
February 7: RAINE HAMILTON with live ASL interpretation
February 14: Canadian Rep Theatre: HOW DO I LOVE THEE?
February 15: National Ballet Theatre of Odessa: SLEEPING BEAUTY
February 16: PETE THE CAT
February 21: LIZT ALFONSO DANCE CUBA: Made in Cuba
February 27: GOWAN
February 28: HOLLY COLE
March 7: Antonio Sanchez: BiRDMAN LiVE
March 8 & 9: HOT BROWN HONEY
March 8: Evalyn Parry’s SPIN
March 10: GRYPHON TRIO: Piano with Strings Attached
March 15: Gandini Juggling: SIGMA
March 15-17: Ahuri Theatre: THIS IS THE POINT
March 16: T.O SKETCHFEST: Bruce McCulloch & Gavin Crawford
March 17: JESSE COOK
April 5: Bobs & Lolo: Sing Dance & Play!
April 5: Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre: Teasing Gravity
April 18: Classic Albums Live: Elton John’s Greatest Hits
May 26: ANAGNOSON & KINTON: The Orchestral Piano
June 16: CHRIS GIBBS: Like Father, Like Son? Sorry

For more events at the Performing Arts Centre check out their performance calendar.

Banner for Burlington Comedy festival performers with dates and sponsors

Burlington Comedy Festival

Back for a fourth year this comedy festival is held in Downtown Burlington from February 24 – 27.  Enjoy a family variety show on Sunday February 24 at 2pm featuring Hilby Skinny German Juggle Boy, Jack Wize and Alakazam the Human Knot.  This show offers family a family four pack of tickets.

On Monday Feb 25 and Tuesday Feb 26 shows take place at both the Water Street Cooker and the Art Gallery of Burlington.  The Best of the Fest night on Wednesday February 27 headlines is being held this year at the Art Gallery of Burlington and guest host is Shaun Majumder.  Also featuring Steve Patterson, Mark Forward, Derek Seguin, Kate Barron, Byron Bertram & Arthur Simeon.

You can purchase a Food & Funny Combo Deal for some shows and make it a great date night!


For more information on things to see and do in Burlington contact Tourism Burlington at 905 634.5594 or visit our website.

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