St. Francis Centre

Upcoming Events

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.

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Music by the Bay Live presents Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues

February 6 at 8 p.m. Advance tickets $65 For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661 For over three decades Powder Blues has been Canada’s leading blues band. The sound is a mix of swing, blues, jazz, rock & roll and r & b with an appeal so wide that people from seven to seventy often swing side by side at a Powder Blues concert. 2014 is the band’s 36th Anniversary. Tom Lavin has won BCMIA awards for ‘Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter and Producer of the Year’, a Juno award for ‘Best New Band’ and the American W.C. Handy award. He has over a dozen gold, and platinum records for Powder Blues, Prism, April Wine, Long John Baldry, Amos Garrett, and many others. His Blue Wave studio has gold records for Powder Blues and numerous other artists. Their CD‘s and DVD continue to sell world-wide making Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues one of Canada’s longest-standing musical ambassadors.


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


Music by the Bay Live presents Popa Chubby

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8 p.m.  Advance tickets are $50 For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661 Larger than life blues figure Popa Chubby has a lot of reasons to feel lucky this year. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of his emergence as a powerful force in the venerable New York blues scene with his band, and his own unique brand of hard hitting, face melting, blues rock n’ funky soul. Ted Horowitz, better known as blues-rock guitar wiz “Popa Chubby“, dominates any stage he is on, and not just because he’s very tall and very wide. Chubby is often called a “postmodern” blues artist, and if that means he doesn’t limit himself to just playing 12-bar recitations of blues standards, the tag fits. As Chubby showed in a recent blazing show at B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill in Manhattan, it’s all about the song-and the intensity he can bring to the song-not about playing well-worn chord progressions over and over again.


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.

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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