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(Updated 8:30 a.m., Aug. 4)
Tickets going fast for upcoming season at the Shenkman

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Canadian rocker Kim Mithcell will be performing at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Nov. 10. File photo

Fans of live theatre, comedy and musical performances are snatching up tickets for the Shenkman Arts Centre’s upcoming season which features a number of headline performers and a stacked “Classic Albums” series featuring some of the best cover bands in North America.

The most popular tickets for the upcoming season among the English programs are for Kim Mitchell, who will be performing on Nov. 10, the Cowboy Junkies on Feb. 10, and the Arrogant Worms on Feb. 17.

Remaining tickets for the Kim Mitchell show are limited to the last eight rows, while the first two sections for the Cowboy Junkies performance are also sold out. There were eight tickets left in the first two sections for the Arrogant Worms as of Monday, but they are not expected to remain available for long.

The hottest-selling tickets on the French program are for Québécois legends Robert Charlebois, who will be performing on Nov. 3 and Daniel Lavoie who will appear on April 21. The English program kicks off on Oct. 12 with a performance by Canadian funnyman Steve Patterson.

There are 20 performances to chose from ranging from amateur theatre to children’s performers and established names like Mitchell, the Junkies and the Worms.

On March 1, Juno Award-winning jazz and R&B vocalist Dione Taylor will be joined by First Nations duo Digging Roots, featuring Shoshona Kish and Raven Kanatakta. Fans of the Shenkman Arts Centre’s annual New Year’s Eve Comedy Night and After Party will be happy to learn that the event is coming back for a seventh year.

The ongoing Classic Albums Live series will bring the music of the Canadian super group Rush to the Harold Shenkman Hall, along with the Eagles. The Rush show on Dec. 2 will feature the complete works of the band’s 2112 album, and the Eagles show on April 13, will include all the songs from the band’s Greatest Hits album. Tickets for both shows are expected to sell extremely well.

If you can’t wait until the fall, you can always buy one of the last remaining tickets for the Elvis tribute concert Double Trouble on Aug. 25 and 26, so called because it features not one, but two Elvis performers – Pete Paquette from Canada and Dean Z from the United States accompanied by our very own Rockin’ Royals Showband and the Tonettes.

A native of Branson, Missouri, Dean Z won the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, Tennessee. Tickets for Double Trouble are $49 each and are available at the Shenkman Arts Centre box office, or online at www.shenkmanarts.ca.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)


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