What is on at the Brockville Arts Cen­tre

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - LIFE - MARGOT GREEN

The the­atre has been ex­tremely busy for the past sev­eral weeks, so here we are with some more events to mark on your cal­en­dar.

The lobby ex­hi­bi­tion artist for this month is Michael O’Con­nor, whose paint­ings are on the walls and in the show­cases. These items may be pur­chased through ar­range­ments with the box of­fice; this is on­go­ing.

The Web­ster Film se­ries is in progress, as I write: The Sis­ters Broth­ers star­ring John Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyl­len­haal. The plot: It’s played in Ore­gon in the 1850s when a gold prospec­tor is closely fol­lowed by an in­fa­mous duo of as­sas­sins, as the ti­tle im­plies. Show times are at 2/7 p.m. to­day, Fri­day, Novem­ber 9.

Pro­gres­sive Con­cert Ser­vices presents Jersey Nights, a trib­ute to Frankie Valli and the Four Sea­sons. This show is back by pop­u­lar de­mand for all to see on Novem­ber 10 at 7.30 p.m. The au­di­ence will be taken back in time with this en­er­getic group who will bring back all the favourite show­stop­ping hits with the har­mo­nious blends made fa­mous by the orig­i­nal artists.

The Web­ster Film se­ries con­tin­ues with What They Had with Taissa Farmiga, Michael Shan­non, Josh Lucas. The sto­ry­line: Brid­get (Hi­lary Swank) re­turns to her brother’s home to in­ter­vene with their ail­ing mother and to help their fa­ther to be pre­pared for the in­evitable. The dates are Novem­ber 13/14 at 2 and 7 p.m.

The B.A.C. presents Mu­sic for Michael, the late The­atre Tech­ni­cian. This is a ben­e­fit con­cert in me­mory of Michael Sher­man, with the pro­ceeds go­ing to an RESP, an ed­u­ca­tion fund, for his chil­dren. The date is Novem­ber 16 at 7 p.m. Sev­eral well-known artists from the area will be per­form­ing in­clud­ing the St. Mary Catholic High School choir, the school at­tended by his beloved girls. Mark Leslie will be the M.C.

St. Lawrence Col­lege is stag­ing The Ad­dams Fam­ily on Novem­ber 30/De­cem­ber 1 at 7.30 p.m. with two mati­nee per­for­mances at 2 p.m. on De­cem­ber 1/2. This is a New Mu­si­cal Com­edy, mu­sic and lyrics by An­drew Lippa based on the book by Mar­shall Brick­man and Rick Elice. The Ad­dams daugh­ter falls in love with a re­spectable young man and asks her fa­ther not to tell her mother, an awk­ward re­quest for him to keep a se­cret from his wife. Even­tu­ally both fam­i­lies come to­gether for din­ner and there is more to come!

The Na­tional Bal­let The­atre of Odessa brings in The Nutcracker. Marius Petipa is the chore­og­ra­pher. There is a cast of 55 young and tal­ented dancers who will por­tray this much-loved and pop­u­lar per­for­mance syn­ony­mous with the Christ­mas Sea­son. This show has a very wide au­di­ence ap­peal for all ages.

Pa­que­tte Pro­duc­tions presents Elvis, A Christ­mas Spe­cial, star­ring Pete Pa­que­tte with guest Am­ber­ley Beatty. Pete Pa­que­tte is a well­known show­man and he will have his band, the Rockin’ Roy­als with the Tonettes, all the in­gre­di­ents for a daz­zling Christ­mas show, mak­ing sure that there would be no “Blue Christ­mas with­out you”!

The Web­ster Film Se­ries con­tin­ues with Noth­ing Like A Dame, A.k.a. Tea with the Dames. This is a doc­u­men­tary fea­tur­ing Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Eileen Atkins and Mag­gie Smith. The date is De­cem­ber 7 at 2/7 p.m.

In my col­umn next month I’ll fea­ture Wayne Rostad, the next artist to start things off on De­cem­ber 8. Keep warm!

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