The River Run Centre has announced a 2015-16 season that includes 31 shows in six different series, including lots of music, child-oriented shows, comedy and more.The season billed as Performances that Pop in-cludes six different series, featuring a variety of headliners, River Run manager Danna Evans said in announcing River Runs 2015-16 season Wednesday.
Music SeriesThe Richardson GMP Music Series offers a full spectrum of musical acts.The series opens on Oct. 29 with the double bill of Jully Black and Jarvis Church.Iconic Canadian songwriter Jimmy Rankin has a solo performance on Nov. 6.Colm Wilkinson, one of Broadway's biggest voices, will be joined on stage Dec. 4 by two female vocalists and a seven-piece band.Guitar virtuoso Jesse Cook and his band will keep fans tapping their toes throughout the night on Dec. 11.The Richardson series also allows people to ring in the holiday season with the sweet sounds of A Quartette Christmas on Dec. 18, a news release said.Gord Bamford, a 19-time Canadian Country Music Association winner and reigning Male artist of the year, performs on Jan. 22.Legendary singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn returns to Guelph on Feb. 26.Maritime musician Matt Andersen performs Feb. 27.The Leahys - In Song features five of the seven Leahy sisters and one of the four brothers on April 2.Winding up this series is Joel Plaskett with The Emergency on April 29.
Showcase SeriesThe RBC Showcase Series features five shows, beginning with Through the Eyes of a Friend: The World of Anne Frank, a multi-media stage experience on Oct. 30.People are invited to dress up like their favourite character and warm up their vocal chords for Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music on Dec. 27.Canada's Ballet Jorgen tells the enchanting story of Sleeping Beauty on Jan. 23.Circus Incognitus, a one-man circus comedy starring Jamie Adkins, takes the stage on Feb. 21.The well-known Cape Breton coal miners choir, Men of the Deeps, close this series on April 10.Talented Canadian singer-songwriters headline five intimate Friday night performances in Co-operators Hall as part of the Borealis Music Series.Opening the series on Oct. 16, The Kramdens mark their silver anniversary back on home turf.Multi-talented entertainer Amy Sky performs on Nov. 20."Poet laureate of the folk and roots music world" James Keelaghan appears Jan. 15.Canadian jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali has a show on Feb. 26.This series closes with The Devin Cuddy Band on April 8.
Comedy SeriesThis season's Comedy Series showcases stars with Howie Mandel's stand-up comedy on Oct. 8.Ron James brings his "side-splitting, kinetically charged" performance to the stage on Nov. 15, the release said.Andre-Philippe Gagnon, "the man of a thousand voices," will impress with his ability to impersonate the world's best-known singers on Feb. 13.The Just for Laughs Road Show returns with some of the best stand-up acts from Montreal's legendary festival on April 9.Family SeriesThe lineup for the Guelph Mercury Family Series features popular children's entertainers and beloved storybook characters, the release said.The series opens on Nov. 8 with Canadian musical duo Splash'N Boots.Al Simmons brings his bizarre gadgets, wild costumes and witty songs to the stage on Jan. 17.In Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, the mischievous tomcat is brought to life in a theatrical production by Childsplay on Feb. 20.To close the series, Two Beans Productions tells the story of Alexander Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move on March 13.KinderconcertsIn this year's Wooly Kinderconcerts, members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra play samplings of works by great composers, providing the soundtrack for fun, interactive stories for children five years old and under. This Saturday morning series includes Goldilocks on Nov. 7, Little Red Riding Hood on Feb. 27 and Three Fabulous Little Pigs on April 9.
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