It may have a new name – Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe – but this iconic west-end venue continues to provide top notch entertainment for the entire family. “This season marks a fabulous 30th anniversary for the venue,” says Allan Sansom, artistic producer and manager. “We’ve re-branded with a new name and we have an exciting lineup for the 2018-2019 season. And if you’re looking for a parents’ night out, we’ve got sensational performers and performances with something for every taste.”
On October 17, the hugely popular Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder are back. Surrounded by award-winning musicians, Skaggs brings his unique bluegrass country sound to the stage. Skaggs was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame on September 28. For Skaggs fans, this is a must-see show.
Classical music lovers will enjoy Tea With a Spot of the Classics on October 21. Four gifted musicians will perform music from the Baroque era to modern day, followed by tea, coffee and delicious baked goods and a chance to chat with the artists.
Enjoy magic? What about double the magic with Dueling Magicians? Sensational performers Mike D’Urzo and Ray Chance will mystify with their jaw-dropping magic and illusions. Sansom says this October 26 show will be fantastic for older children and their parents.
In honour of Remembrance Day, the Grey Jazz Big Band performs in the studio on November 9. Featuring music from the swing era to the 60s, these retired professional musicians offer an entertaining afternoon of music. This popular show sold out last year and is not to be missed.
Heading into the holiday season, Sansom has lined up performances that will put you in the perfect spirit. Starting on December 13, JW Jones and Friends take the main stage. This Ottawa Billboard Top 10 Blues artist is joined by local musicians Amanda Rheaume, Jeff Rogers, Rebecca Noelle and Matthew Chaffey to delight with favourites from their own repertoires. The evening will also be an opportunity to support the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.
On December 19, Toronto sensations the Art of Time Ensemble perform their unique holiday show combining songs, readings and music, featuring the talented voices of Ottawa’s own Cantiamo Girls Choir. And on December 20, The Celtic Tenors will lift your spirits with their powerful and amazing sound.
Mer0idian Theatres @ Centrepointe has something for everyone. Visit www.meridiancentrepointe.com for more details and to get your tickets.