Shirley MacLaine, THE LIGHTNING THIEF, ROBIN HOOD and More Set for Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season

Shirley MacLaine, THE LIGHTNING THIEF, ROBIN HOOD and More Set for Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its exciting 2014-2015 Season last night. The RHCPA follows up its highly successful 5th anniversary season with a lineup guaranteed to provide something for every taste. Filled with premieres and exclusive GTA appearances the 2014-2015 Season will further solidify the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts as the centre of culture in York Region.

"Our 2014-2015 season looks to share the spotlight with our audience..." says Michael Grit, Theatre Manager for the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. "We have created a programme that is unique, a collection of performances that is sure to resonate with the residents of York Region and beyond."

Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 7th at 10am. Single tickets are available as well as subscriptions and convenient flex packages. Patrons are asked to call the box office at 905-787-8811 or go online at

Rita Rudner-Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 8pm

One of North America's top comedians, Rita Rudner is also an award-winning television personality, screenwriter, playwright, Broadway dancer, and actress. A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas she has sold over one million tickets and become the longest-running solo show on the strip. Known for her signature one-liners, Rita Rudner brings her unique style of comedy to the Richmond Hill stage for one magical night only. Single tickets $65, $60

Stella - Queen of the Snow-Tuesday October 21, 2014 at 6:30pm

Canada's acclaimed Mermaid Theatre has joined forces with the award-winning creator of Stella and Sam in a new stage adaption. Stella, Queen of the Snow tells the story of two children as they spend the day playing in the snow. The forest, snowballs, snow angels and the mysterious white stuff itself provide fuel for Sam's questions and Stella's answers as they discover the world of winter together. Single tickets $25, $20

An Evening with Jeffrey Tambor- Friday October 24, 2014 at 8pm

Veteran of film, television, and the Broadway stage, Jeffrey Tambor is one of the most iconic and respected character actors of our generation. Best known for his roles on The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development, Jeffery Tambor is a man of many talents. A gifted storyteller, his hilarious and inspiring performance is interactive, humorous, real, and most importantly, relatable. Single tickets $55, $50

The Lightning Thief- Sunday October 26 - 28, 2014 at 11am and 2pm

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological gods and monsters seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. TheatreworksUSA brings the popular book series by Rick Riordan alive onstage in this brand new musical adaptation. Single tickets $25, $20

Classic Albums LIVE - Bat Out Of Hell-Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 8pm

Note for Note. Cut for Cut. There is no other album like Bat Out of Hell and no other artist like Meat Loaf. One of recorded music's highest selling albums it features such classics as "Two out of Three Ain't Bad", "Paradise by the Dashboard Light." and "You Took the Words Right out of my Mouth". Epic, gothic and operatic, experience Bat out of Hell, Note for Note and Cut for Cut. Single tickets $45, $40

U.S.S. - Friday November 7, 2014 at 8pm

Their sound is as hard to describe as their name is to say. Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, better known as USS, are like a campfire after-party with a jungle-rave vibe. Having just released their new album Advanced Basic, Ash Boo-Schultz and Human Kebab are a self-proclaimed "long, drawn-out, overnight success". With wide scale audience sing-alongs and dance floor pandemoniums USS are singing and scratching up new storms. Experience the incredible energy of USS in the intimacy of the RHCPA mainstage. Single tickets $45

Sid the Science Kid Live!-Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 7pm

Sid the Science Kid comes to life in this incredible live stage experience! With wonders to discover, Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure, as they explore their five senses by asking curious questions and finding fascinating answers. With interactive activities and cooperative problem solving, Sid the Science Kid Live! will have the whole family cheering, exploring, dancing and excited to figure out more about the great unknown together. Single tickets $25, $20

Trooper-Thursday November 13, 2013 at 8pm

With millions of records, a couple dozen hits and a Juno Award, it's no exaggeration to say that Trooper has become a Canadian legend. With such rock anthems as We're Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time), Raise a Little Hell and The Boys in the Bright White Sportscar, Trooper continues to consistently sell out shows across the country - often performing for three generations of fans - demonstrating that the band and its music remain borderless, timeless, and ageless. Single tickets $60, $55

Wingfield Unbound-Tuesday November 25, 2014 at 8pm

The RHCPA continues its presentation of the complete Wingfield cycle with the fourth installment, Wingfield Unbound. In his fourth season on the farm (and his first as a married man) Walt Wingfield tries to preserve the memory of the old rural community of Persephone Township by promoting the crumbling Hollyhock Mill as a museum site. But the locals say the mill is haunted. Undaunted by such superstitious fears, Walt sets out to prove to the neighbours that there's nothing to this curse business - with near disastrous results. Single tickets $45, $40

Bruce McCulloch-Saturday November 29, 2014 at 8pm

Legendary member of the Kids in the Hall comedy group, Bruce McCulloch makes his RHCPA debut with his new solo show Young Drunk Punk. A combination of stand-up, live music and assorted autobiographical insights this evening of comedy, peppered with moments of surprising poignancy, proves that although this infamous Kid may be all grown up, his singular brand of humour and signature wit remain firmly intact. Single tickets $40, $35

A Christmas Carol-December 6 -7, 2014 at 11am and 2pm

The RHCPA continues a holiday tradition with one of literature's most enduring characters. In this musical interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic, Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holiday season thanks to some unexpected visitors. Single tickets $25, $20

Festival of Carols-Saturday December 6, 2014 at 8pm

Celebrate the season with the RHCPA and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Gather the family for this festive TMC tradition and rejoice in the spirit of Christmas with triumphant polychoral music and heart- warming and humorous stories. Join in the annual carol sing-along and add your voice to Canada's greatest choir. Single tickets $40, $35

Rich Little: A Little Christmas- Wednesday December 17, 2013 at 8pm

Born and raised in Ottawa, Rich Little began doing impressions as a youngster and went on to become the world's most accomplished impressionists. An Emmy Award winner, he is veteran of countless variety shows including hosting the Tonight Show on multiple occasions. In A Little Christmas, Rich Little pays tribute to the great vocal legends; Sinatra, Crosby, Como, Martin and more, doing singing impressions of their classic Christmas hits. Single tickets $65, $60

Comedy and Cabaret New Year's-Wednesday December 31, 2014 at 9:30pm

Ring in the New Year with a special program guaranteed to have you laughing until midnight and beyond. Cabaret legend Sharron Matthews leads an all-star group of performers in an evening filled with music, comedy and few surprises. Come early and to enjoy treats from York Region's largest dessert buffet included in the price of your ticket. The RHCPA is the perfect place to welcome the New Year with friends, family and world class entertainment. Single tickets $70, $65

Curious George-January 17, 2015 at 11am and 2pm

Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books and movies in this delightful new musical. All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. On Meatball Day, George helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished! Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef's meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Rome. With every swing and flip, George takes us through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns about Rome, meatballs and the "secret ingredient" to cooking. Single tickets $25, $20

Alan Doyle-Saturday January 31, 2015 at 8pm

Since founding the legendary Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle has fused traditional Newfoundland music with pop sensibilities. As a solo artist, Alan continues this unique blend of styles, collaborating with some of Canada's greatest musicians to create an album of depth and feeling. Join Alan as he takes us on a journey through his musical career featuring music from Great Big Sea and his new album Boy on Bridge. Single tickets $50, $45

Veterans of SNL: Rob Schneider, Chris Kattan and Tim Meadows-Friday February 13, 2015 at 8pm

Three Legendary hilarious night! Rob Schneider, the star of movies Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, and Big Daddy headlines an evening of comedy that will ignite the RHCPA stage. Join the Veterans of Saturday Night Live, Rob Schneider, Chris Kattan, and Tim Meadows for the must see comedy event of the season. Single tickets $70, $65

Classic Albums LIVE - Dark Side of the Moon- Friday February 20, 2015 at 8pm

Note for Note. Cut for Cut. Join the RHCPA is celebrating the album that redefined psychedelic music and made Classic Albums Live what they are today. With such legendary cuts as Money, Great Gig in the Sky and Time, Dark Side of the Moon was Pink Floyd's watershed album staying on the charts for a staggering 741weeks and selling over 50 million copies. Enjoy a second act dedicated to the best of Pink Floyd. Single tickets $45, $40

CAL: Purple Rain- Friday March 6, 2015 at 8pm

Note for Note. Cut for Cut. Regularly ranked among the best albums in music history, Prince's Purple Rain revolutionized music when it was released in 1984. With such hits as When Doves Cry and Let's Go Crazy and the title track Purple Rain, the album made a mega-star of Prince and solidified his status as a musician. Complete the evening with a second act dedicated to Prince's greatest hits. Single tickets $45, $40

The Gryphon Trio- Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 8pm

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the world's preeminent piano trios. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century. Single tickets $40, $35

Dinosaur Train -Live! Buddy's Big Adventure- Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 2pm and 6:30pm

Dinosaur Train - Live! brings the beloved stars of the hit PBS series to the stage. Join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth....and rode in trains! Through magical special effects, music and laughter Dinosaur Train - Live! will have kids up and dancing in the aisles. Single tickets $25, $20

Robin Hood- Tuesday March 31, 2015 at 6:30pm

Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice. Seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean, trained justice fighting machines! Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forrest, but one thing is for sure . . . no rogue is safe! Join internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions for a silly and unexpected take on Robin Hood and be prepared to unleash your imagination! Single tickets $25, $20

Classic Albums LIVE - Hotel California- Thursday April 2, 2015 at 8pm

Note for Note. Cut for Cut. Classic Album Live brings you one of music's most iconic albums, The Eagles' Hotel California. With 32 million albums sold worldwide and a list of hits including; Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane and New Kid in Town, this is an evening not to be missed. Complete the evening with a second act dedicated to the very best of the Eagles. Single tickets $45, $40

National Chinese Acrobats- Thursday April 9, 2015 at 8pm

With more than 20 performers, the National Chinese Acrobats captivate and mystify with their highly entertaining and brilliant combination of acrobatics, dance and martial arts that leaves audiences mesmerized! Based in Beijing and founded in 1959 the company has toured abroad to over forty countries producing a large number of nationally and internationally recognized and award-winning programs. Single tickets $55, $50

Lynda Carter- Tuesday April 28, 2015 at 8pm

Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. Though Lynda continued to act in films and television her roots remained in music. An engaging storyteller, she takes her audience on a journey where her life story and her music intertwine. Single tickets $50, $45

Cirque Mechanics - Pedal Punk-Tuesday May 5, 2015 at 8pm

Set in a post- apocalyptic world of machines Cirque Mechanics presents Pedal Punk, a rowdy circus where the mischief is on wheels. Drawing inspiration from the culture of steam punk, where is powered by steam. In Pedal Punk you'll encounter unicycles that fly, wheel acrobats that hover, cyclists that whirl, pole climbers that soar and trapeze artists that float. Pedal Punk is steam punk circus that will charm you with its story and thrill you with its daring. Single tickets $45, $40

Shirley MacLaine- Thursday May 7, 2015 at 8pm

Shirley MacLaine's legendary career comprises more than 50 feature films highlighted by an Academy Award® win and six nominations, six Emmy® Awards nominations, seven Golden Globe® Awards - including the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award - and the title of international best-selling author. With her trademark wit and candor, Shirley MacLaine takes you on the journey of her life, from her career as an entertainer to her crusade as an advocate for civil rights and liberties, women's rights, and spiritual understanding. Single tickets $85, $80

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