The Gruffalo, Roseanne Barr, Tom Cochrane, or A Night at the Opera – you can take your pick.
“There is something for everyone at Centrepointe Theatres in 2018,” says artistic producer and manager Allan Sansom. “We have children’s shows, comedy, dance and musically, both rock ‘n roll and country.”
Sansom oversees Centrepointe Theatres Presents, and wants to ensure the theatre continues to offer a variety of experiences for different audiences.
Kicking off the New Year on Jan. 6 is the irrepressible Al Simmons. The Juno award-winning children’s musician guarantees an afternoon of wacky fun that children and parents will enjoy.
In February, the ever-popular The Gruffalo takes the stage. “This show is so popular, we’ve added a morning show.” He suggests checking Centrepointe Theatre’s website for ticket information. “We just know that the second show will sell out quickly as well,” says Sansom.
And for comedy lovers, the outrageously funny The Debaters will take the stage for two nights in early February. “Centrepointe Theatre was the first theatre for the travelling version of the show,” says Sansom. “Now they come back every year, and it’s always a sell-out.”
Later in the season, there’s more onstage comedy with The Just for Laughs Road Show, featuring four Canadian comics. And on April 20, comedy superstar Roseanne Barr brings her hilarious and often edgy act to the Theatre.
Dance enthusiasts won’t want to miss Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound – After the Curtain early in the new year. “We’ve already got a number of high schools bringing students to the performance,” says Sansom. “Wall’s Emmy-Award winning dancing on So You Think You Can Dance was a huge hit with teens. This show is going to be really popular with many of them.”
And for younger dance fans, Kick It on March 3 – and again on April 28 – lets kids boogie to the music of Dynamix Productions.
But Centrepointe’s loyal rock ‘n roll audience isn’t forgotten. “We’re proud of the rock acts we bring in,” says Sansom, “so we’re delighted to have Tom Cochrane and his fabulous band on stage on March 22.”
And for country music fans, Sansom is bringing in Gord Bamford on Jan. 25. Classical music aficionados should be delighted with Cano Sentimento in March and April.
There really is something for everyone at Centrepointe Theatres in 2018! For tickets and show information, visit www.centrepointetheatres.com.