What is on at the Brockville Arts Centre
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!