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Sean McCann

An Intimate Evening with Sean McCann of Great Big Sea

Sean is now pursuing a solo career. Same great voice, songs that sing to your heart, and a performance perfectly suited to the quiet intimacy of the Stockey stage. 

The Comic Strippers

The Comic Strippers


A Male Stripper Parody and Improv Comedy Show

2016 Canadian Comedy Award Winners - Best Live Production

Back By Popular Demand With An All New Show!




The Comic Strippers, back by popular demand with an all new show, are a fictitious male stripper troupe played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating, in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their sexylarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance;” these guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh. Women often say the most attractive thing about a man is his sense of humour - so ladies, these stripped-down comedians are sure to make your head explode. And not to worry, gentlemen, this is definitely a parody of male strippers. Some of the performers have what’s called 'Comedy Bodies' - they will make you look fabulous by comparison!

Semi-undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.

WARNING: No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. A show for all genders… 

19+ only

Fresh from sold out shows in Vegas, Australia and across Canada and being  awarded Best Live Production at he most recent Canadian Comedy Awards, The Comic Strippers are:

Roman Danylo - For five seasons, Roman starred on CTV’s Comedy Inc. As a stand-up comedian, he has appeared on Just For Laughs and The Debaters.

Ken Lawson - Ken starred in the Canadian sitcom Health Nutz and has performed all over North America with The Vancouver Theatre Sports League and The Second City

Chris Casillan - An improv comedy vet with The Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Chris is also a Canadian Comedy Award winner with his sketch comedy group Canadian Content.

Michael Teigen
As well as being a professional improviser and theatre actor, Michael has been in over 30 television shows and over 40 feature films


★★★★★ “Extremely funny comedy show that showcases their mercurial improvisational talents.” - UK Fringe   Review
★★★★ “A high- energy evening that never loses pace.” - Adelaide Now
“A show suitable for both men and women… an entertaining ride where anything goes.” - Rip It Up Magazine 

Maliglutit (Searchers)

TIFF Film: Maliglutit (Searchers)

Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) returns with this Arctic epic inspired by the classic John Ford western of the same name, about a vengeful husband who sets off in pursuit of the violent men who kidnapped his wife and destroyed his home.

Fifteen years ago, Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk won the prestigious Caméra d’or for Best First Feature at Cannes with Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner. His second feature, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, opened TIFF in 2006. A decade later, Kunuk and collaborator Natar Ungalaaq have used the plot of John Ford’s 1956 western The Searchers as inspiration for a very different kind of revenge story, in which an Inuk man and his band of maliglutit ("followers") set out across the barren Arctic in search of the marauders who have ransacked his home and kidnapped his wife. Like Ford’s film, Kunuk's Maliglutit (Searchers) explores the repercussions of violence, asking whether these hunters have begun to act like those who have torn apart their family. Very unlike Ford, Kunuk questions not only the colonial ideology inherent to the western genre, but also the possibility of justice in a seemingly unjust world. With a tale as timeless as the landscape in which it is set, Canada’s foremost Inuk filmmaker has provided us with another classic.

Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
Parry Sound Singers: Dear Canada

Parry Sound Singers: Dear Canada

What better way to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday than Parry Sound Singers' show "Dear Canada"! Under the leadership of director Gaylle Turner and accompanist Theresa Beninger, the chorus has chosen Canadian content songs that will reflect our love of this country. A series of letters written or received over the years will tell our story. Small groups within the choir and special guests will add to a most entertaining evening.

Dear Canada plays on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th at 7:30 pm. 

Parry Sound Singers: Dear Canada

Parry Sound Singers: Dear Canada

What better way to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday than Parry Sound Singers' show "Dear Canada"! Under the leadership of director Gaylle Turner and accompanist Theresa Beninger, the chorus has chosen Canadian content songs that will reflect our love of this country. A series of letters written or received over the years will tell our story. Small groups within the choir and special guests will add to a most entertaining evening.

Dear Canada plays on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th at 7:30 pm. 

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Classic Albums Live: U2 - Joshua Tree

For those that know the experience that is a Classic Albums Live concert, we don't need to try to explain it. For everyone else, this is what you dreamed of when you were listening to your albums, in your room, doors closed and the volume turned up to 11. Dreaming that you could hear this album, cut for cut, note for note, live. 

Classic Albums Live concerts do exactly that. A breathtakingly accurate rendition of one of the classic rock albums performed live in front of you. 

This time we bring you their performance of U2's acclaimed and influential 1987 album Joshua Tree. 

John McDermott Trio

John McDermott - Raised



John McDermott is an international recording star and household name. Besides his stellar musical career - platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations - he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes - the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society's Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC and, here at home, a commendation from the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs for this ongoing work, which includes his foundation McDermott House Canada, dedicated to improving care in the final stages of terminal illness and providing a warm, welcoming place to stay for Canada’s veterans, military, first responders and their families. 

In concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful voice and sensitive renditions. Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the beguiling sense of  humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning. This tour features songs from his latest release, Raised on Songs and Stories, and a variety of favourites from his vast recording catalogue.  

“His rich tenor voice is as warm and comforting as a hot toddy on a cold winter's night.” - Kitchener Record

 “McDermott has a warm and instantly recognizable voice that sometimes resonates like Gordon Lightfoot with a brogue.” - Seattle Times

A delectable evening of story and song, delivered with charm and grace by the consummate craftsman himself, John McDermott.

Terry O'Reilly

An Evening With Terry O’Reilly

Back by popular demand!

Host of the CBC’s “Under the Influence”, best-selling author, and winner of a few hundred national and international awards for marketing.

Terry is frequently asked to speak to companies and organizations on the power of marketing. A very passionate (and humorous) presenter, he has a unique and insightful viewpoint on what it takes to truly connect with customers in this day and age. He talks about the power of big ideas, and how those ideas can change perceptions and behaviour. His themes are applicable to any sector, as he focusses on the thinking behind effective campaigns, out-of-the-box strategic insights, how to create a powerful identity, why brands matter (big or small), and how to cut through the data smog with ideas that are impossible to ignore.

You don’t have to outspend the competition, you just have to outsmart them.  Terry can help your business do just that.

Terry recorded a message for us here in Parry Sound. Clicking the grey bar at the left of the screen, right below the Audio Files heading, will play his message. 

And Parry Sound Area Chamber Members: There is special pricing available for you. Just put your Chamber Coupon Code into the coupon code box on the cart screen and your special pricing will be available. 

Brought to you by the Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce


PS Dance 2017

The Parry Sound Dance Academy Dance Recital.

There will be two Performances: 1pm and 6pm.

Tickets: $15.00 - 18.00 @ 1:00 PM

PS Dance 2017

The Parry Sound Dance Academy Dance Recital.

There will be two Performances: 1pm and 6pm.

Tickets: $15.00 - 18.00 @ 6:00 PM
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Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Andrea McIntyre


No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Andrea McIntyre leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $25.  There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!

About the Artist Instructor

After a long hiatus from high school art, Andrea has begun to include art in her creative expression.  Like her mother, Fran Rutke, Andrea likes to try new things and so bounces from medium to medium.  She has yet to decide which is her favourite.  In all her work, she attempts to focus on beauty, be it of colour or any of the Creator’s work.  She hopes to grow to channel art from spirit.  Meanwhile, she studies through workshops and happy little accidents.

Tickets: $25.00 @ 6:30 PM

PSHS Spring Concert

Parry Sound High School Presents their Spring Concert with the High School Band!


TIFF Film: Moonlight

Winner of three Academy Awards this year, including Best Film, Moonlight follows its young protagonist from childhood to adulthood as he navigates the dangers of drugs and violence in his depressed Florida neighbourhood, in addition to his complex love for his best friend.

Writer-director Barry Jenkins made waves with his 2008 feature debut Medicine for Melancholy. Not only did it give the hipster-romance-indie genre a much-needed shot of artistic vigour, but — unlike most of those films — it took place in an America where race and class are defining aspects of life. Now, Jenkins' sophomore feature Moonlight makes good on Melancholy's promise. This is an impeccably crafted study of African-American masculinity from a vital creative voice in contemporary cinema.

Though his story is set in Miami, Jenkins shuns the familiar neon-lit aesthetic that the likes of Michael Mann have associated with the Florida hot spot. Instead, he shows a different kind of life, miles away from South Beach, in an area hit by a crack epidemic. It's here that we meet young Chiron.

Bullied at school and beaten down by a harsh home life, Chiron risks becoming a statistic: another black man dominated and ultimately destroyed by the system. Despite his small stature and taciturn nature, Chiron is a survivor, and, as he grows, it becomes clear that his real battle isn't even on the streets. It's an internal one: reckoning with his complex love for his best friend.

Moonlight takes Chiron from childhood to his teens to adulthood, but it absolutely defies coming-of-age conventions. Instead of offering a clear progression of time, Jenkins plunges us into an atmospheric subjectivity, an impressionistic vision of Chiron's psyche in which sensuality, pain, and unhealed wounds take centre stage with staggering power.

Anchored in an unforgettable performance by emerging talent Trevante Rhodes (as the older Chiron), Moonlight explores the human need to feel connected. But although its themes could be called "universal," they are firmly grounded in a specific understanding of African-American experience. This film was waiting to be made, and Jenkins was the one to make it.

Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM

Spring Dance Recital

The students of Northern Lights Dance have a wonderful story to dance for you.  In ninety minutes we will tell you a lively, enjoyable, and imaginative story using narration, music, mime, and dance.

There will be two Performances: 2pm and 7pm.


Spring Dance Recital

The students of Northern Lights Dance have a wonderful story to dance for you.  In ninety minutes we will tell you a lively, enjoyable, and imaginative story using narration, music, mime, and dance.

There will be two Performances: 2pm and 7pm.



Lighthouse burst on the scene in 1969 with a unique blend of rock, jazz and classical influences that defied all conventions,earning nine gold and platinum albums with international hits such as One Fine Morning, Sunny Days and Pretty Lady. Today Lighthouse is creating the same magic with an extraordinary group of ten musicians featuring the original nucleus of Skip Prokop, Ralph Cole and Paul Hoffert, an all-star horn section with originals Russ Little and Steve Kennedy and dynamic lead vocalist Dan Clancy.

This show goes on sale to members only on April 21, and on sale to the general public on April 28.


Blue Rodeo at the BOCC

Blue Rodeo will perform their show at the Bobby Orr Community Centre.

The Stockey Centre is the ticket agent for this performance. 

You can buy your tickets to this show either online or at our Box Office. 

Tickets go on sale to Stockey Centre Members on Tuesday, April 11 at 10 am. 

Tickets go on sale to the General Public on Thursday, April 13 at 10 am. 

  • Floor Seats: 
    • First three rows - $97 + HST
    • All other floor seats - $82 + HST
  • Bleacher Seats: $72 + HST

The definition of a rebel is someone who goes against the grain. For close to thirty years now, Blue Rodeo has taken the road less travelled – and succeeded far beyond anyone’s expectations. The band emerged in the early 80’s as a countrified rock band in the era of hair metal and glossy pop. Despite sticking out like a sore thumb (or maybe because of it), their single “Try” became omni-present on radio across Canada and set in motion a three decade long career of headlining every club, theatre and arena in Canada. In 1993, when grunge rock was squeezing commercial rock off the radio, they recorded their most acoustic album, Five Days In July, and scored their biggest hit selling over a half million copies of that one record alone.

Now, with their 14th Warner Music Canada studio album – 1000 Arms, Blue Rodeo’s successes are measured in terms that include induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (2012), receiving a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (2014) and acknowledgement that the band has steadfastly defined itself by its own terms, and in the years that ensued, sold in excess of four million records.

Reflecting back on three decades of successes and those early Blue Rodeo days, both Jim and Greg are able to fully appreciate where the band sits in the pantheon of music. “Success seemed really real when we were entertaining people at The Horseshoe. That was the top of the heap for us,” Cuddy says. “When you look back, you realize that it has just been this beautiful dream.”

Blue Rodeo is presented by Get Off the Bus Concerts 

in support of the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation. 

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Double Trouble Starring Pete Paquette and Dean Z

Paquette Productions Presents:
DOUBLE TROUBLE Starring Dean Z and Pete Paquette

Undoubtedly one of the most dynamic shows this year. New for 2017, this show
features two of the worlds’ most accomplished Elvis Tribute Artists at their very
best, Pete Paquette from Canada and Dean Z from the USA, accompanied by
our very own Rockin’ Royals Showband and the Tonettes. Energized by friendly
competitiveness, both Pete and Dean will go head to head as Elvis, taking you
back in time to relive the various eras of the King’s colourful music career in this
fun, authentic and interactive concert.

From Branson, Missouri, Dean Z is our special guest Elvis Tribute Artist. Dean
has dedicated his entire life to honouring the legacy of Elvis Presley, the King of
Rock n’ Roll. In August 2013, he was named the winner of the 2013 Ultimate
Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, Tennessee. He has toured across the
globe and has shown time and again he is one of the best in the business today
through his energy, vocals, mannerisms and authenticity.

From Toronto, Ontario, Pete Paquette is a World-class Elvis Tribute Artist, highly
regarded as one of the top Elvis performers in the business today. Pete is known
for captivating his audiences through his incredible voice, high energy, charisma,
and playful spontaneity with his audiences. This multi-award winning performer
has also had the opportunities of headlining some of the largest Elvis festivals
across North America, including Collingwood Elvis Festival and the 30th
Anniversary Show held in Memphis, Tennessee in 2007. Pete is an exciting
performer to watch and will undoubtedly leave you wanting more.

Don’t miss this one of a kind whirlwind of a show as these two magnificent
performers come together to bring you an unparalleled rock’n roll concert
experience celebrating the music and legacy of Elvis Presley.

Tickets: $47.00 @ 7:30 PM
Famous People Players

Famous People Players

Famous PEOPLE Players - Glow in the dark Dream Theatre.  From Broadway, to Radio City Music Hall and around the World – FPP is Where Special Happens!”

The black light performance of Famous PEOPLE Players was discovered by Liberacé, and they were his opening act in Las Vegas for 10 years. Their production of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice was part of the re-opening of Radio City Music Hall, and their success continued with two runs on Broadway and performances in China, Korea and Singapore, and throughout the United States. Their Dine & Dream Theatre in Toronto was generously sponsored by actor Paul Newman through sales of Newman’s Own products sold in Canada. He remained a very devoted supporter and honorary director the board.

They were the first to perform at the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima during their 10 year tour of Japan. They have made television appearances on A&E Breakfast for the Arts and Bravo!, and gave a televised performance for Ronald Regan at the Shamrock Summit. Other appearances were on television series’ 7th Heaven, Red Skelton’s Funny Faces, and their Emmy-award winning CBS Movie of the Week “Special People”, based on the founding of the company.

Diane Dupuy, the company founder, is an outstanding motivational speaker who spoke along-side former Vice President Al Gore at the Alliance for a New Humanity. With 5 honorary degrees, she was awarded the Order of Canada and the Queen’s Jubilee medal for her work in Theatre and her dedication to the integration of PEOPLE with disABILITIES.

Iridescent spectacle that drenches the senses in light and sound. It is something for the kids and also for grown-ups. The magic of the theatre, the magic of diversion, the magic that compels one to say ‘That’s Entertainment’.” -New York Times

"Famous PEOPLE Players are rather more than a bunch of enthusiastic theatrical artists living out a precious dream in a manner that's startlingly unique." – Toronto Star

There are two showtimes for the Famous People Players:
2:00pm (60 minutes length) and 7:00 pm (90 minutes length)


Handbags for Hospice

Hospice West Parry Sound presents the 2nd Annual Handbags for Hospice in partnership with Cedarland Homes.  This charity gala will feature live and silent auctions of designer handbags, luxury experiences, a wine wall, premium prize raffle table, and new this year: A Fund-A-Need.


The charismatic, Layne, one of only three Benefit Auctioneer Specialists in Canada returns as MC for the evening, making this the ultimate women's night out!


Semi-formal attire is recommended. This is a 19+ event.

Tickets go on sale on April 21st at 10am.

Tickets: $55.00 @ 7:00 PM
Ones: The Number One Hits of the Beatles

Ones: The Number One Hits of the Beatles

 “…sold out shows…. top performers… brilliant narration and on screen presentation … a string of number one hits… each note and nuance strikingly accurate to the  records…”

Northumberland Today

ONES is for Beatles lovers who played the grooves off their albums and etched each song into their memories. Join us for one night and become part of Beatlemania all over again. Hear the hits that shaped a generation -- Hard Day's Night, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Yesterday, Lady Madonna, Let it be, Yellow Submarine, Penny Lane, All you Need Is Love -- This show is an entire evening of number one hits from 1964 to 1970, including a special grand finale of number one hits by the Beatles as solo artists.

Performing ONES is an 11-piece all-star band with members that have shared the stage with artists such as Loverboy, Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, Downchild Blues Band, the Monkees, Tony Bennett, James Brown, and performed in the Toronto productions of Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, West Side Story, and the National Ballet.

The ONES show is the ultimate Beatles musical experience.

What the fans are saying:

“I'd watch it again & again” Ian from Meaford, ON

“It was the best Beatles I have ever seen!” Christine from Oshawa, ON

“…there is more than just great music.” Gina from Toronto, ON

“WOW.  What a good show” Alex from Cobourg, ON

For more show information visit the ONES website:


Whiskey Jack

Since 1977, Whiskey Jack has remained one of the most celebrated Roots/Country/Bluegrass bands in Canadian music history. In 1993, Stompin’ Tom Connors teamed with Whiskey Jack to record “Dr. Stompin’ Tom Connors eh?”  followed by a couple of triumphant national tours with this Canadian icon. The band now pays homage to a man who can only be described as a national treasure. 

This show goes on sale to members only on April 21, and on sale to the general public on April 28.



Presented by: Get Off The Bus Concerts 

First time to Parry Sound! - 1 Show Only! 90 minute Laugh Out Loud comedy staged to 25 classic hits of the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Come see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing, cheering and raving about for years!

Set in a department store, four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra... come to realize they have more to share than ever imagined. 

The All -Star Canadian cast makes fun of their hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkles, not enough sex, too much sex, chocolate binges and a whole lot more!

"Menopause" is hysterical & leaves you singing & dancing in the aisles, guaranteed!

Rated: Man-datory Viewing For Men - since men love it too!

Come Celebrate your Womanhood & join the Sisterhood! VIP Experience: Best Seats in the house, fun beverage, plus Cast Meet n' Greet, Photo Op, and Q & A Session after the show.


Downchild Blues Band

“Downchild has a virtual lock on Canadian
blues hierarchy.”
-Dan Whitlock - Blues Revue

Forty years on, Downchild Blues Band remains a blues force, true to itself and without equal. This is Canada’s premiere blues band, wowing audiences 'round the world. Downchild almost sold out in their last performance here, so don’t delay in getting your tickets to a night of
blues you’ll never forget.

This show goes on sale to members only on April 21, and on sale to the general public on April 28.

Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies: Canada 1 Five 0 Tour

Barenaked Ladies have announced an extensive Canada 1 Five 0 Fall tour that will take the band coast-to-coast, including a performance on Parry Sound’s Stockey Centre stage on October 2nd, just the second night of the tour.

Barenaked Ladies have been together for nearly three decades, produced 15 studio albums which have collectively sold more than 14 million copies, won eight Juno awards, earned multiple Grammy nominations, a U.S. chart-topping single ("One Week") and the theme song to one of TV's most popular shows, The Big Bang Theory.

Ticket pricing:

Tier 1 Seating: $123.95 + HST
Tier 2 Seating: $96.95 + HST
Tier 3 Seating: $76.95 + HST

GOLD VIP Package (ticket included), Tier 1 Seating: $338.95
SILVER VIP Package (ticket included), Tier 2 Seating: $211.95 
SILVER VIP Package (ticket included), Tier 3 Seating: $191.95 

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday March 17th at 12 noon.


Each VIP Package requires us to receive the updated email address of each purchaser.  VIP packages are as follows:


Ticket limit per order: 4

Each package includes:
- 1 Premium Reserved Ticket
- Invitation to Exclusive Preshow Soundcheck Viewing Access
- 1 Barenaked Ladies Branded Dish Towel Set
- 1 Barenaked Ladies USB Charger
- 1 Market Specific, Commemorative Event Ticket

- 1 Signed Barenaked Ladies 8 x 10 Photo
- 1 Digital Preorder of the new Barenaked Ladies Album, Fake Nudes, due for release Fall 2017
- 1 Commemorative VIP Laminate



Ticket limit per order: 4

Each package includes:

- 1 Premium Reserved Ticket
- 1 Barenaked Ladies Branded Dish Towel Set
- 1 Market Specific, Commemorative Event Ticket

- 1 Digital Preorder of the new Barenaked Ladies Album, Fake Nudes, due for release Fall 2017