St. Francis Centre

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Ajax Community Theatre presents “A Tuna Christmas”

by Ed Howard, Joe Sears & Jason Williams
November 20 – 22 & 27 – 29, 2014 at 8 p.m.
November 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.

It’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas.  While radio station personalities report on Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn display contest, voracious Joe Bob Libsey’s production of “A Christmas Carol” is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills.  This hilarious sequel to ACT’s first produced show, “Greater Tuna”, makes a great start to the holiday season!

Tickets are only $20 per show or purchase a Season Subscription for only $45 which includes 3 plays.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ajaxcommunitytheatre.com, email info@ajaxcommunitytheatre.com or call 289-892-4132


Music by the Bay Live presents A Bluesy Christmas Party Braithwaite & Whiteley with Special Guest Chuck Jackson of Downchild

We’re rolling back the seats so bring your dancin’ shoes! Friday, December 5 at 8pm Advance tickets $40 For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661 Since their first collaboration in 2005, their albums have garnered rave reviews, and extensive air play, reaching number 1 on B.B. Kings Bluesville XM Sirius satellite radio network. Collectively Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley have been awarded 9 Maple Blues Awards, including the prestigious Blues with a Feeling Award, for lifetime achievement in the blues and 6 Juno Nominations. As the singer for Downchild, Chuck Jackson is the sort of openhearted, friendly guy who builds an instant rapport with audiences. With Downchild he has been nominated for 4 Junos. Chuck has been nominated 7 times and won the Maple Blues Award, Male Vocalist of the Year in 1999 & 2007. He was also honoured in 2002 with the Toronto Blues Society’s prestigious Blues With a Feeling Award for his achievements during a distinguished career. In 2012 Chuck received the prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2013 was inducted to the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame and Mississauga Legends Row.


Durham Chamber Orchestra presents “A dco Family Christmas”

Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 2:30 p.m.

Join the Durham Chamber Orchestra with Music Director, Andrew J. Uranowski, for an afternoon of beautiful music celebrating the spirit of Christmas!

Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students/Seniors.  Tickets are available at the door or by reserve at tickets@DurhamChamberOrchestra.com


Celebrate! Holidays of the Global Village with Chris McKhool

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 (incl.HST) and are available at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, the Ajax & McLean Community Centres, the Audley Recreation Centre, online (see link below) or by calling 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS) Chris McKhool celebrates the multicultural mosaic of our country with songs about Carnival, Chanukah, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Kwanzaa, Native Traditions, Ramadan and many more. Celebrate! provides audiences with a glimpse into the different customs and celebrations enjoyed in Canada through music and song. Children can visit with Santa after the show.

NOTE: Seating is general admission and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Purchase Online You will be redirected to the Central Counties Tourism website


Silver Screen Sundays at the St. Francis Centre – “A Christmas Carol”

Sunday, December 21, 2014 – 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 (including HST) and are available at the door Enjoy the wonders of the season with Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Scrooge (Alastair Sim), a bitter old miser, who is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve – the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Holiday treats will be available!

NOTE: Seating is general admission and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.


Music by the Bay Live presents The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $65 For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661 Big Sugar have always been known for their powerful, high volume live performances. On January 25th, you will get a rare chance to see Gordie Johnson and the entire Big Sugar family in an intimate and entirely acoustic setting. The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar is about creating an unguarded atmosphere where the audience gets a chance to hear the heartbeat of Big Sugar in the most profoundly honest way.


Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon

Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 (incl. HST) and will be available as of November 1, 2014 at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, the Ajax & McLean Community Centres, the Audley Recreation Centre, online (see link below) or by calling 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS) “Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon” features a spectacular group made up of some of Canada’s most renowned musicians, performing the music of John Lennon and The Beatles, and uniquely arranged by Juno Award Nominee Michael Occhipinti.  Among the pieces the group performs are “Instant Karma”, which is transformed by new harmony and rhythm, “Tomorrow Never Knows”, I’m Only Sleeping”, “Across The Universe”, “Julia”, and Beautiful Boy”, some of Lennon’s most tender works.  Pieces such as “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” and “Don’t Let Me Down” alow the band to have some fun with funkier grooves.  Sold out crowds have proven people are thrilled to hear John Lennon’s work presented in these incredible new ways.  Cash Bar available.

NOTE: Seating is general admission and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Purchase Online You will be redirected to the Central Counties Tourism website

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Durham Chamber Orchestra presents “Gershwin and Friends”

Saturday, February 21, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

The Durham Chamber Orchestra with Music Director, Andrew J. Uranowski, invite you not to miss the wonderful tunes of Gershwin and other great composers!

Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students/Seniors. Tickets are available at the door or by reserve at tickets@DurhamChamberOrchestra.com


Ajax Community Theatre presents “Crimes of the Heart”

by Beth Henley
February 26 – 28 & March 5 – 7, 2015 at 8 p.m.
March 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Three sisters reunite at their Granddaddy’s home in Mississippi after one of them shoots her abusive husband.  Raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments, each has endured her share of hardship and misery.  Past resentments surface as they’re forced to deal with relatives and past relationships and each sister is forced to face the consequences of the “crimes of the heart” she has committed.

Tickets are only $20 per show or purchase a Season Subscription for only $45 which includes 3 plays. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ajaxcommunitytheatre.com, email info@ajaxcommunitytheatre.com or call 289-892-4132


Broadsway

Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 (incl. HST) and will be available as of November 1, 2014 at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, the Ajax & McLean Community Centres, the Audley Recreation Centre, online (see link below) or by calling 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS) What do you get when you combine two award-winning Jazz singers, a Dora Award-nominated music director, and an array of music as wide as the smiles of their audience members’ faces??  The answer is “BROADSWAY”!  Heather Bambrick and Julie Michaels of Jazz FM, and Diane Leah, music director, pianist and arranger, bring you a show that is eclectic, funny and very, very musical.  Their repertoire ranges from Gershwin to gaga, from Sondheim to Schwartz, and virtually anything – and everything – in between.  With marvelous musical meshings and a healthy dose of humour, “Broadsway” truly does have something for everyone.  The “Broads” love working together and you’ll love watching them work!  Cash Bar available.

Purchase Online You will be redirected to the Central Counties Tourism website

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Durham Chamber Orchestra presents “From Baroque to Romantic”

Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 2:30 p.m.

The Durham Chamber Orchestra with Music Director, Andrew J. Uranowski, present timeless Classical favourites…always a popular program!

Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students/Seniors. Tickets are available at the door or by reserve at tickets@DurhamChamberOrchestra.com


Ajax Community Theatre presents “One for the Road”

by Willy Russell
May 28 – 30 & June 4 – 6, 2015 at 8 p.m.
May 31, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Imprisoned in Phase Two of a new housing estate, surrounded by Tupperware parties and garden gnomes, Dennis yearns for the carefree days of his youth.  When his neighours arrive to help celebrate his birthday, it’s not long before he reaches his breaking point.  As the day spirals out of control, Dennis must attempt a break for freedom and escape the trappings of his newly acquired middle-class life.

Tickets are only $20 per show or purchase a Season Subscription for only $45 which includes 3 plays. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ajaxcommunitytheatre.com, email info@ajaxcommunitytheatre.com or call 289-892-4132