Debbie Reynolds, Betty Buckley and More Set for Richmond Hill Centre's 2012-13 Season
The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its 2012-2013 Season today, featuring Debbie Reynolds and Betty Buckley. Filled with premieres and exclusive GTA appearances the 2012-2013 Season, Captured Moments, will further solidify the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts as the centre of culture in York Region.
“Our 2012-2013 season invites you to take a moment to enjoy a live performance”, says Michael Grit, Theatre Manager for the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. “Our lives continue to move at break neck pace, the theatre gives us an opportunity to capture a moment in time and reminds us to savor what’s important.”
The Full Season includes:
Debbie Reynolds - Wednesday October 17, 2012 at 8pm
Warm, dazzling and dynamic, American icon Debbie Reynolds has been entertaining us for over six decades. From her memorable onscreen roles in Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown to her numerous TV appearances on such hit shows as The Love Boat and Will & Grace, Debbie Reynolds has transcended generations. Join us for an unforgettable opportunity to hear the legendary voice and sparkling wit that has engaged audiences around the world. Single tickets $75, $68
Steve Patterson “This is Not Debatable”- Friday October 19th at 8pm
As host of CBC Radio One and CBC Television’s wildly successful The Debaters Steve Patterson has become a household name, with more than half a million weekly listeners and viewers. A Gemini Award nominee and veteran of the comedy festival circuit, Patterson brings his trademark self-deprecating delivery and razor-sharp wit to the Richmond Hill stage. Featuring fact-based comedy, hilarious personal tales and audience interaction, “This is Not Debatable!” is a superior live comedy experience we won’t soon forget. Single tickets $45, $41
The Velveteen Rabbit - Monday October 22, 2012 at 7pm
With a little bit of nursery magic and a whole lot of theatrical magic, the classic tale of a toy bunny who longs to become real comes to life for a whole new generation in this wonder-filled, interactive
production. An unforgettable theatrical experience based on the immortal book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is a joyous testament to the eternal power of a child’s imagination.
Single tickets $25, $23
Classic Albums Live presents...
Queen: A Night at the Opera- Tuesday October 23, 2012 at 8pm
Released in 1975 and featuring the unmistakable vocals of the immortal Freddie Mercury, A Night at the Opera is the fourth album by the British rock group Queen and the band’s first platinum seller. Cited by music publications as one of Rock’s finest works it features the classic hits You’re My Best Friend and the classic rock anthem Bohemian Rhapsody. Complete the evening with a second act dedicated to Queen’s greatest hits. Single tickets $45, $41
Jennifer Warnes- Friday October 25, 2012 at 8pm
American singer and songwriter Jennifer Warnes is best known for her rich distinctive voice and the duets that helped define two iconic feature films. Both #1 hits, Up Where We Belong with Joe Cocker and (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life with Bill Medley catapulted Jennifer Warnes to international fame. To her fans she will always be remembered for her album Famous Blue Raincoat where she reinterpreted some of Leonard Cohen’s greatest songs and became one of the most renowned singers of our time. Single tickets $47, $42
Tap Kids- Tuesday November 13th at 7pm
Tap Kids take dance to new heights while telling the story of a group of teenagers during their last months at school. Complete with dancing in the cafeteria, drama at the school dance and mischief in detention they come to terms with graduation and their pending adulthood. Featuring an extraordinary cast of 8 rhythm tap dancers Tap Kids has been thrilling audiences of all ages with their incredible talent and fierce passion. Single tickets $25, $23
Michelle Wright- Wednesday November 14th, 2012 at 8pm
Since 1990, Michelle Wright has been drawing rave reviews for her powerful voice and her distinctive style. Recently inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Michelle has sold nearly 2 million albums and enjoyed an international career, one that has seen her grace concert stages across North America and appear in Europe, Africa, and Australia. With 25 Top Ten Hits and host of gold and platinum selling albums Michelle Wright brings her incredible show to Richmond Hill for one night only. Single tickets $47, $42
Vicki Lawrence: Vicki Lawrence and Mama, A Two Woman Show- Thursday November 15th at 8pm
Emmy Award winning actress and singer Vicki Lawrence makes her Richmond Hill debut in her hilarious live show Vicki Lawrence and Mama, A Two Woman Show. This multi-talented entertainer gained fame as a co-star on The Carol Burnett Show and then as Thelma Harper on the syndicated comedy Mama’s Family. One of TV’s most endearing comediennes, join Vicki (and Mama) for a night of stand-up comedy, music and observations about real life. Single tickets $65, $59
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie- Saturday November 24th, 2012 at 11am
Eight delightful stories come to life in TheatreworksUSA’s sparkling musical revue If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books. This series of mini-musicals are based on a number of popular children’s books, including If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Amazing Grace, Borreguita and the Coyote, Imogene’s Antlers, Master Man, Math Curse and Owen. Single tickets $25, $23
Wingfield’s Progress- Tuesday November 27th at 8pm
The Richmond Hill Centre continues its presentation of the complete Wingfield cycle with the second installment, Wingfield’s Progress. In his second season on The Farm Walt faces a new challenge, the spectre of urban development. Can he mobilize the neighbourhood to save the rustic splendour of Larkspur? Walt and his neighbours are back in this hilarious sequel to Letter From Wingfield Farm. Single tickets $42, $38
Jason McCoy- Saturday December 22nd at 8pm
Celebrate the holiday season with Canadian Country Music star and Country Male Vocalist of the Year Jason McCoy. In this interactive Christmas show, guests drop by on the big screen to join Jason for holiday favourites, and McCoy originals. Join Jason for an evening of sing-alongs, requests and laughter as Richmond Hill shares the spirit of the season with this extraordinary artist.
New Year’s Eve- Monday December 31st at 10pm
The RHCPA follows up on last year’s wildly successful event with another New Year’s Eve celebration that will have you moving until midnight and beyond. Join the Blackboard Blues Band as we transform the largest stage in York Region into Richmond Hill’s premiere dance floor. Conveniently located in the heart of the historic downtown, the RHCPA is the perfect location to ring in the New Year with friends, family and world class entertainment. Single tickets $40, $35
Lucille Chung- Tuesday January 15th at 8pm
Canadian pianist Lucille Chung has been acclaimed for her “stylish and refined performances” by Gramophone magazine, “combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance”.
Since making her debut at the age of ten with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra she has performed with over 60 leading orchestras in over 30 countries. An artist of unparalleled talent, multiple award winner Lucille Chung makes her Richmond Hill debut. Single tickets $35, $32