The ACT welcomes one of the world’s most recognizable voices to the “Pop Music Hall of Fame” next month, at An Evening with Steven Page.
Resuming his annual lineup of Canadian music icons, on opening night Sept. 30, Page and his band will present iconic music from his own solo career, as well as his time with Barenaked Ladies.
As performing arts fans continue to return to live shows and events, tickets for ACT’s fall performances went on sale this weekend, the artistic and executive director confirmed, Curtis Pendleton.
“We have a fall lineup that offers something for everyone and begins a healthy recovery in the number of shows that audiences flocked to before the pandemic,” Pendleton said.
“We are very pleased to have Steven Page open the season and look forward to once again offering a full fall program to our many customers,” she explained.
Other performances include the popular “Listening Lounge Series,” welcoming guests to the ACT’s cabaret-style club on two nights this fall: bluegrass mandolin maestro Jean Reischmann and his band deliver old-school music and bluegrass bass lines; and singer Krystle Dos Santos presents an evening of Motown favorites, revisiting soul and funk classics.
Singer Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar, his group of 10 musicians, launches the “Mainstage Masters Series”, with their funk, soul and gospel grooves that make your neurons quiver.
A new “Sunday Chamber Music Series” will feature some of what Pendleton calls the finest classical musicians from Canada and beyond, beginning with“Back to Bach” featuring legendary pianist Robert Silverman joined by series curator David Gillham on violin. This is followed in November by “The New York State of Mind,” featuring works by composers Bela Bartok, Kevin Puts and Paul Schoenfield. And the Bergmann Piano Duo are joined by a series of guest artists for the morning “Coffee Concert Series”.
A Stand-Up Comedy Night Triple Poster will feature three of Canada’s top stand-up performers, headlined by 2021 Juno Comedy Album of the Year winner Jacob Samuel and friends.
For kids of all ages, get plenty of tickets to Norman Foote’s interactive showHalloween HOWL.”
Ballet Victoria showcases him in a dazzling dance production of “Broadway on Pointe.”
Two theatrical productions also adorn the main stage, with the “humorous and playful”Mozart and his brother“in October and the joyful and inspiring”Billy Bishop goes to war” in November.
New to The ACT, voices and seasonal favorites from Christmas with the Bach Choir will perform. Plus, to round out the holiday season, Ballet Victoria presents the timeless favourite, “Nutcracker“, and the eternal feast of feasts, “winter harp.”
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The ACT ticketing center is located at 11944 Haney Pl. and is currently open Monday through Friday, from no until 5 p.m. during the summer or people can reach by phone at 604-476-2787. Regular box office hours will resume in September.
For more information on the ACT 2022/23 fall lineup, people can visit their website.
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