BroadswayMarch 21, 2014: Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah and Julie Michels are all very busy women, working in a number of projects and musical genres.Â Itâ€™s this degree of exciting musical energy that brought them together, and helped them create a show that is eclectic, funny, and very, very musical. â€œBroadswayâ€, was born when the ladies found themselves together on stage one night and discovered their mutual love of Broadway music.Â Julie and Heather are both acclaimed Jazz performers, and Diane is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated Music Director, pianist and arranger.Â Their combined experience brings together the classic sounds of Broadway music, the improvisation of jazz, a pop sensibility, and their unique senses of humour.Â They truly are three broads, doing it their own wayâ€¦hence, â€œBroadwayâ€. This project has been wowing audiences and winning fans since its inception just over two years ago.Â In August, 2013, Broadsway released their debut CD â€œOld Friendsâ€ and celebrated with three sold out evenings at Torontoâ€™s renowned Jazz Bistro. Their repertoire ranges from Gershwin to Gaga, from Sondheim to Schwartz and virtually anything â€“ and everything â€“ in between.Â With a marvelous musical meshing, and a healthy dose of humour, â€œBroadswayâ€ truly does have something for everyone.
The Broads love working together and you will love watching them work!
Stuart Mclean & The Vinyl CafeMarch 27, 2014: Stuart McLean is a Canadian Radio broadcaster, humourist and author, best known as the host of the CBC Radio program, The Vinyl Cafe.Â He is often described as a story-telling comics, though he has written many serious stories.
Inherit the WindApril 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 & 13: Based on the 1925 Scopes â€œMonkeyâ€ Trial in Tennessee, when a high school teacher was charged with teaching evolution contrary to state law, this powerful American classic retains immense relevance in todayâ€™s world of wikileaks and renewed fundamentalism.
Gordie Tapp & FriendsApril 17, 2014: Gordie Tapp performed over 25 years on HEE HAW, also Country Hoedown and main Street Jamboree.Â A True Legend. Debbie Bayshaw is a Nashville Recording Artist.
Spring Concert with Jacqueline Dancyger ArnoldMay 24, 2014: This one-of-a-kind concert will feature Orillia's own Jacqueline Dancyger Arnold on the Grand Piano, performing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto, Accompanied by the Orillia Wind Ensemble.
Summer Theatre 2014
Mixed DoublesJune 18 - July 19, 2014: Mixed Doubles is a funny, clever, touching musical! We are proud to welcome back a summer theatre favourite, the very talented Debbie Collins and another returning talent that we're so happy to have back, Dean Hollin - pairing up as some of our favourite performing duos of all time. This show will bring back memories, create new ones and guarantee that you will leave the theatre laughing! Collins and Hollin are true Vaudeville stars of 2014!
Vegas KnightsJuly 29 - August 30, 2014: Derek Marshall breathes life into the greatest crooners of the 50s, 60s and 70s those entertainers that helped put Vegas on the map! Pitched against the backdrop of endless Las Vegas images, this show takes you on a fantastic trip down memory lane, featuring the masterful voice of Derek Marshall, accompanied by a fabulous live band. Vegas Knights, honouring the Rat Pack era of Las Vegas is a show that is truly not to be missed!
Suddenly MommySeptember 9 - October 3, 2014: This hilarious one-woman show takes us through every mom's experience of good times, bad advice, and trying to do it all. From hot dates to play dates, experience the rollicking rollercoaster of motherhood. Because no matter how you planned it... it always comes suddenly! Suddenly Mommy is a laugh-out-loud night out for anyone who is a mom... or who has one. Written and performed by Anne Marie Scheffler, of The Second City, The Comedy Network and SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody.
Live Learning Educational Program SeriesEach year the Orillia Opera House hosts a variety fo educational show.