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THE OTTAWA SCHOOL OF THEATRE presents an all ages production of Treasure Island in the Richcraft Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Showtimes Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets $20 for adults. Students and youth 25 and under $10. To purchase visit /www.tickettailor.com/events/ ottawaschooloftheatre?

TAPROOM 260 presents Michael Ben-Shalom live from 8-11 p.m. at 260 Centrum Blvd. For more information visit https://taproom260.com/events/.

TAPROOM 260 presents The Underground live from 8-11 p.m. at 260 Centrum Blvd. For more information visit https://taproom260.com/events/.

CLASSIC PIANO RECITAL – Orléans pianist Emily Hou will be performing works by Chopin, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Liszt at Kanata United Church as part os the Beaverbrook Community Concert Series. The recital will start promptly at 3 p.m. Kanata United Church is located at 33 Leacock Dr. in Kanata. For more information visit beaverbrookccs.ca/ 2024/03/24/april-21-emily-hou.

THE ORLÉANS BREWING CO. Trivia Night from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call (613) 834-9005 to reserve your spot. The Orléans Brewing Co. is located at 4380 Innes Rd. near the Innes Road McDonalds.

GRANDMAS AIDING GRANDMAS 10th Annual Card Party from 12:30p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Helen’s Church, 1234 Prestone Dr. Tickets $35 includes lunch, door prizes, raffle and market. Call Barbara at 613-824-3524 or Sue at 613-834-4706.

 

 

 

April is tribute month at the Shenkman Arts Centre
Fred Sherwin
March 25, 2024


The Shenkman Arts Centre will be hosting three award winning tribute bands in April that will be paying homage to three of the biggest selling acts of the past 50 years. The Australian BeeGees will kick things off on Thursday, April 4 when they bring their popular Las Vegas revue to the Harold Shenkman Hall stage.

One of the most successful and adored acts in musical history is recreated live in concert with hits like “Staying Alive”, “You Should Be Dancing”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, and “Jive Talkin” bound to get you out of your seat and dancing in the aisle.

A limited number of tickets are still available at the Shenkman Art Centre’s online box office.

The following day the Bruce Springsteen tribute band Tommy Youngsteen will be in town to perform Springsteen’s classic 1984 album “Born in the USA” along with all his greatest hits, featuring a 10 piece all-star band.

Tommy Youngsteen is a Toronto based supergroup featuring members & alum from Juno winning bands - Stars, The Arkells, Sam Roberts Band, The Trews, Lowest of The Low, July Talk & Serena Ryder Band.

Plenty of tickets are still available for this show at the Shenkman Arts Centre online box office. The cost is $59.50.

If the BeeGees and Bruce Springsteen aren’t your cup of tea, then perhaps U2 is. The U2 tribute band LOVEU2 will be making a stop in Orléans for two shows on Friday. April 26 and Saturday, April 27.

Brace yourself for an unforgettable night of U2 hits and high-energy performances. Immerse yourself in a mind-blowing experience as LOVEU2 brings the extraordinary legacy of U2 to life. Feel the pulsating beats, witness the iconic costumes, and get whisked away to the realm of the world’s most beloved band. From their early days to present with fan fave hits like, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “Pride (In the Name of Love)”, “Beautiful Day”, “Vertigo”, and “Where the Streets Have No Name”, just to name a few.

This is more than just a concert, it’s a celebration of U2’s legendary music that spans generations.

Tickets are $59 each and are available at shenkmanarts.ca.

Other performances in April include the Tara Luz Dance production of “Les Bâtons” on Saturday, April 6; “Tom Thomson’s Wake – An Original Folk Musical” featuring the shared memories of Thomson’s friend, his mentor, and his lover to a folk music score by the Shipyard Kitchen Party band on Friday, April 19; and world music from South Asian singer Kiran Ahluwalia on Thursday April 25.

Finally, the Ottawa School of Theatre will present an all ages production of “Treasure Island” in the intimate confines of the Richcraft Theatre on April 18, 19, 20 and 21. The two shows on April 18 and 19 will start at 6:30 p.m., while the two shows on April 20 and 21 will take place at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for people 25 and under. They can be purchased online at ost-eto.com.

 
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