What is on at the Brockville Arts Cen­tre

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

The theatre con­tin­ues to be busy and the lobby is dec­o­rated for the sea­son. Re­cently the an­nual Vol­un­teers’ Christ­mas Din­ner was held and a de­li­cious meal was en­joyed by all. Yours truly missed out due to a pre­vi­ous com­mit­ment!

The artists for De­cem­ber are Lisa Free, whose paint­ings will hang on the lobby walls, and Rain Kazymer­chyk’s jew­ellery will be in the show­cases.

Rostad Mu­sic Inc. presents Christ­mas in the Val­ley with Wayne Rostad and Friends. The date is to­day at 7.30 p.m. This artist made his name on his Award-win­ning TV show on CBC, On the Road Again, and he has never lost the urge to up-keep his Cana­dian Icon Im­age. He steps on stage with his gui­tar in hand singing his orig­i­nal songs about the many places and peo­ple he has met along the way. His sto­ry­telling is sec­ond to none as he en­ter­tains with his com­mand­ing pow­er­ful show.

The Web­ster Film Se­ries brings in The Old Man & The Gun on De­cem­ber 11/12 at 2 and 7 p.m. The plot is based on the true story of For­rest Tucker and his fa­mous es­cape from San Quentin; he was 70 years old but was able to con­found the au­thor­i­ties, while en­chant­ing the pub­lic with his many heists.

Natalie Mac­Mas­ter and Don­nell Leahy will stage A Celtic Fam­ily Christ­mas on De­cem­ber 13 at 7.30 p.m., cour­tesy of The Ar­vic Fall se­ries, with show spon­sor Leonard Group Fi­nan­cial Inc. These award­win­ning fid­dle vir­tu­osi are no strangers in Canada, as they bring their in­ti­mate, unique concert ac­com­pa­nied by a group of tal­ented mu­si­cians in­clud­ing fam­ily mem­bers to en­ter­tain the en­tire fam­ily. Two Juno Awards, eleven East Coat Mu­sic Awards are among Natalie’s claim to fame, not to be out­done: Don­nell with his in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed Leahy fam­ily have won three Juno Awards. To­gether, they bring the very best from Cape Bre­ton for the rest of us to en­joy.

Em­pire Pro­duc­tions presents John McDer­mott “Fam­ily Christ­mas” on De­cem­ber 14 at 7 p.m. Sea­sonal songs with an­gelic har­monies will be per­formed by this well-known Tenor along with his spe­cial guests, Amanda Walther and Sheila Cara­bine of Dala.

The Ar­vic Group Fall Se­ries con­tin­ues with Freddy Vette and The Com­modores Orches­tra. Show spon­sor is Chartwell Re­tire­ment Res­i­dences, the date, De­cem­ber 15 at 7.30 p.m. Their slo­gan is “Keep­ing Rock and Roll Alive One Hit at a Time.” Fifties and 60s mu­sic of that genre has been the goal of this group through ra­dio and the stage. The above artists have made many ap­pear­ances in this area over the years and cer­tainly have their share of fans around.

The Web­ster Film Se­ries con­tin­ues with A Star Is Born, star­ring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Sam El­liott. Show dates are De­cem­ber 18/19 at 2 and 7 p.m. The plot: A mu­si­cian helps a young singer cre­ate a name for her­self in the in­dus­try de­spite his own problems with al­co­hol.

Win­ter Show­case by Four Sea­son Dance Acad­emy on De­cem­ber 21 is SOLD OUT.

An­other Web­ster Film Se­ries is on De­cem­ber 27/28 at 2 and 7 p.m. Boy Erased is star­ring Lu­cas Hedges, Rus­sell Crowe, Ni­cole Kid­man. The plot: The son of a Bap­tist preacher is made to par­tic­i­pate in a child sup­port gay con­ver­sion pro­gram af­ter his lifestyle is forcibly ex­posed to his par­ents!

The above se­ries presents Can You Ever Forgive Me? star­ring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant show­ing on De­cem­ber 29 at 2/7 p.m. This is based on a true story of the same name by bi­og­ra­pher Lee Is­rael. When the lat­ter’s life reaches the cross­roads she turns to the art form, by way of de­cep­tion.

Merry Christ­mas and a Happy New Year to all my read­ers, en­joy the fam­ily gath­er­ings and drive safely. This col­umn will be back in Jan­uary.

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