Comedian Mike MacDonald Friday, September 29, 8 PM

Mike MacDonald is a COMEDY LEGEND. He has performed live all over North America and on TV shows like Late Night with David Letterman, The Arsenio Hall Show, Just For Laughs, and Showtime’s Comedy Club All-Star Show.  He hosted both the Gemini Awards and the Just For Laughs 10th Anniversary Special for the CBC. MacDonald also holds the distinction of being the only comedian to perform at each and every Just For Laughs gala show.

MacDonald has starred in three well received specials for the CBC in Canada and for Showtime in the US. His first special, Mike MacDonald; On Target was the very first one-hour prime time special by a stand-up comic in the history of the CBC. This success led to MacDonald’s next special, “My House! My Rules!” which won its prime time slot when it aired in Canada. It also was nominated for two Gemini Awards. The Showtime version was nominated for two CableACE Awards, “Best Comedy Special” and “Best Writing in a Comedy Special”. His third Showtime special, called “Happy As I Can Be”, achieved a number 1 rating when it aired in prime time in Canada on the CBC.

Tickets $26 adult, $10 student

The Elora Singers Thursday, October 19, 7:30 PM

EFS at Carnegie Hall March 2015 colourThe Osprey is very excited to present The Elora Singers in concert! The Elora Singers are a Grammy and JUNO-nominated chamber choir and the principal choral ensemble of the Elora Festival in Elora, Ontario. Don’t miss this chance to hear an award winning choir on stage in Shelburne.

“…Ontario’s Elora Singers and director Noel Edison should be declared national treasures by the Canadian government. The artistic care and professionalism that they commit to every project are exemplary…” – David Vernier – Classics Today

The choir was founded in 1980 by Noel Edison as the principal choral ensemble of the Elora Festival and is known for its rich, warm sound and clarity of texture. The choir is renowned for its diverse styles, for its commitment to Canadian repertoire, and for its collaborations with other artists.

Elora Festival Singers - Carnegie HallThrough its regular concert series, recordings, and touring,The Elora Singers have established a reputation as one of the finest chamber choirs in Canada and beyond, contributing to the musical life of the local community, as well as the international stage.

Since 1997, the choir has been the core of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Toronto Mendelssohn Singers, and is the choral ensemble-in-residence of the Elora Festival each summer.

 

In 2015 the Singers showcased at Carnegie Hall in New York City; In 2016 the choir performed in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Parry Sound. They are thrilled to return to the Maritimes to help celebrate our Nation’s 150th.

Tickets: $25 adult, $7 student

Cineplex Stage: Obsession Sunday, October 29, 7:00 PM

static1.squarespaceAs part of our Cineplex Stage series, the Osprey presents this production of Obsession filmed live at the National Theatre Of London, screened in HD on our big screen.

A chilling crime story screened in time for Halloween…

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

RUNTIME: approximately 120 minutes.
Tickets: $16 adult, $7 student

Lynne Crowell, Music For Life – My Journey Saturday November 4, 8 PM

10 years ago, beloved Barrington songwriter and performer Lynne Crowell presented a concert at the Osprey entitled Music For Life: My Journey. It was a journey through 50 years of her musical experience, from her mother’s knee to her then-recent induction to the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame.

Crowell began singing in her church choir at the age of 3, and was coached by both mother and grandmother in music technique and presentation.  She has explored the genres of spirituals, bluegrass, folk, and country, as well as touring and performing with many different groups. Her earlier accomplishments include being featured on television and radio, as well as producing 5 CDs. She continues to write and perform in her hometown of Barrington, just minutes away from the cottage where she was raised.

This year, we are pleased to welcome Lynne Crowell as she celebrates her 10 year anniversary of this induction to the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame. This local star is a familiar face for many of us, and is returning to present a  concert that will appeal to local residents with a home-y sound and a life-long passion for music.

Tickets: $15 adults; $7 students

Cineplex Stage: Stratford’s Love’s Labour’s Lost Sunday, November 19, 7:00 PM

stratfordHD_LLL_perform_recAs part of our Cineplex Stage series, the Osprey presents this production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost filmed live from the Stratford Festival in Ontario, screened in HD on our big screen.

loveslabourslost_videophotos_OTRphoto_slide03_recsmFour young men swear off women to devote themselves to learning – only to fall for four attractive newcomers. Shakespeare’s language reaches its most virtuosic heights in a vivacious comedy that will dazzle and delight.

RUNTIME: approximately 150 minutes.
Tickets: $16 adult, $7 student

Mud Bay Jugglers Friday, December 1, 7:30 PM

A fun, family-friendly event for the Christmas season!

For 35 years, the Mud Bay Jugglers have inspired audiences across the continent with their unique combination of juggling, dance, and comedy.

This startlingly inventive troupe juggles genres as easily as objects, weaving theater, dance, physical comedy, and juggling into a creative and infectious entertainment experience. Based in Olympia Washington the Mud Bay Jugglers work their choreographic and juggling magic to lively music for a mesmerizing and emotional performance. Since 1980, these master of levity – Doug Martin, Alan Fitzthum, and Harry Levine – have captivated audiences of all ages at theaters, universities, festivals and events through out the United States and Canada. About the only thing predictable about their constantly evolving material is that there will always be plenty of music and mirth – and lots of surprises. No wonder Jugglers World Magazine called them, “One of the most original and creative juggling troupes performing today.”

Tickets: $17 adult, $7 student