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Events Calendar

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June
27

Bands on the Bay: Gary Klayton

Free Summer Concerts
Held outside on our fully licensed deck or inside in case of rain.
This is The Thing To Do on a summer Tuesday evening!

Gary is not just a songwriter but a songsmith. Without using rhyme
patterns, he bends and shapes words to tell his melodic stories.

The Battle of the Bands on the Bay is Back this summer!
All summer long, at each Bands on the Bay Concert, you can vote for your favourite band. 
The band at the end of the summer with the most votes wins
a concert date on the Stockey Stage in the Performance Hall. 

And thanks to Crofters Organic, we're Jammin' on the Bay all summer long!



@ 7:00 PM
June
29

Parry Sound's Got Talent

The YMCA presents this annual display of awesomely talented people, showcasing their skills and passion for everyone to enjoy. 

Come out and support our community with this exciting event!




Tickets: $12.00 @ 5:30 PM
July
01

Canada Day: Free Concerts at the Stockey Centre

Join us at the Stockey Centre to celebrate Canada Day with a full day of Free Concerts!


1 - 2:30pm – Terry Little and the Rhythm  Boys
Terry Little "The Carling Fiddler", an ever-popular crowd-pleaser will play here with special guests and friends, and not to be missed: a square dance.

3 - 4pm - A Downstairs Band 
A high energy rock band that  plays uptempo  Rock and R&B hits and Ballads from the 50's through the 80's. They will also perform several originals from their recent Rock & Country influenced CD MOVIN' .
  
5 - 6:30pm – Chris Mapstone 
A world traveller, Mapstone’s songs have been influenced by rich cultural and musical experiences, and his musical repertoire consists of playing the guitar, didgeridoo, percussion, harmonica, wooden flutes and singing. 

7:30 - 9:30pm – Stevie Jewel 
Grammy Award nominee Stevie Jewel is Katy Perry meets Country with a twist of Southern Rock. 

Check the Town of Parry Sound's website for other Canada Day Festivities at parrysound.ca



@ 1:00 PM
July
03

The Best of Abbamania, Paul McCartney & Adele

A great evening of Abba and The Bee Gees with the cast that performed for Mamma Mia:  Rolling Stone magazine calls them "incredible", while The New York Times labels them "vocally superb".

Joining these awesome performers will be tribute artists to Paul McCartney, Adele, Cher and Lady Gaga.




Read more for ticket info @ 7:30 PM
July
04

Bands on the Bay: Zach Lucky

Free Summer Concerts
Held outside on our fully licensed deck or inside in case of rain.
This is The Thing To Do on a summer Tuesday evening!

Zachary Lucky is unapologetically old-school country and his honest,
soulful sound will haunt you and remind you of what folk and country
music was conceived as.

The Battle of the Bands on the Bay is Back this summer!
All summer long, at each Bands on the Bay Concert, you can vote for your favourite band. 
The band at the end of the summer with the most votes wins
a concert date on the Stockey Stage in the Performance Hall. 

And thanks to Crofters Organic, we're Jammin' on the Bay all summer long!

@ 7:00 PM
July
06

TIFF Film Night: THEIR FINEST

The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch," the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation




Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
July
11

Bands on the Bay: The Redhill Valleys

Free Summer Concerts
Held outside on our fully licensed deck or inside in case of rain.
This is The Thing To Do on a summer Tuesday evening!

The Redhill Valleys are an original 3-piece Folk/Rock group, rooted by their influences in southern rock, acoustic Americana and soul. The Redhill Valleys scored a big hit locally with their song Parry Sound.

The Battle of the Bands on the Bay is Back this summer!
All summer long, at each Bands on the Bay Concert, you can vote for your favourite band. 
The band at the end of the summer with the most votes wins
a concert date on the Stockey Stage in the Performance Hall. 

And thanks to Crofters Organic, we're Jammin' on the Bay all summer long!

@ 7:00 PM
July
12

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 @ 6:30 PM
July
15
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: www.onesshow.com




July
18

Bands on the Bay: Angie Nussey

Free Summer Concerts
Held outside on our fully licensed deck or inside in case of rain.
This is The Thing To Do on a summer Tuesday evening!

Angie Nussey is an award-winning Canadian recording artist. Since
1999, she has released six full-length albums and won over 15
industry awards for songwriting, vocals, and performance.

The Battle of the Bands on the Bay is Back this summer!
All summer long, at each Bands on the Bay Concert, you can vote for your favourite band. 
The band at the end of the summer with the most votes wins
a concert date on the Stockey Stage in the Performance Hall. 


And thanks to Crofters Organic, we're Jammin' on the Bay all summer long!


@ 7:00 PM
July
21

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
July
22

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
July
23

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 
@ 12:00 AM
July
24

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
July
25

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
July
26

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
July
27

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
July
27

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
July
28

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
July
28

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
July
29

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
July
30

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
July
31

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
01

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
02

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
03

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
04

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
05

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
06

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
07

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
08

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
09

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
10

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
11

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
12

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
13

Festival of the Sound

This summer the Festival honours some of the musical icons who have helped define who we are and where Canada stands in the world. We are also celebrating the local heroes who have made, and still make, such a difference to this beautiful part of Canada.

For full details on all the performances for the Festival and to get your tickets, please click here for the Festival of the Sound website. 


@ 12:00 AM
August
22

Bands on the Bay: Filthy Rich and the Empty Pockets

Free Summer Concerts
Held outside on our fully licensed deck or inside in case of rain.
This is The Thing To Do on a summer Tuesday evening!

Filthy Rich and the Empty Pockets is cottage country’s best cover
band. This dynamic quintet brings a classic-rock radio sensibility to
their exciting performances. Get up and dance to the music you love.

The Battle of the Bands on the Bay is Back this summer!
All summer long, at each Bands on the Bay Concert, you can vote for your favourite band. 
The band at the end of the summer with the most votes wins
a concert date on the Stockey Stage in the Performance Hall. 

And thanks to Crofters Organic, we're Jammin' on the Bay all summer long!
@ 7:00 PM
August
24

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. 






August
27

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL

It’s A Party Every Night!

"Menopause The Musical" is finally coming to Parry Sound!

Come see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing 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 in common 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! This laugh out loud musical parody, staged to 25 classic hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you singing, dancing & cheering in the aisles, guaranteed! 

Come Celebrate Your Womanhood & Join The Sisterhood!

Enjoy "The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change"! 

Rated - Best Girls' Night Out & Best Value!

And it’s "MAN-datory Viewing For Men" since men love it too!
 




August
29

Bands on the Bay: befreeyourself

Free Summer Concerts
Held outside on our fully licensed deck or inside in case of rain.
This is The Thing To Do on a summer Tuesday evening!

Creative talent does not add up, it multiplies. befreeyourself is
an ever growing, dynamic band of people featuring a wide range of
acoustic and electric music.

The Battle of the Bands on the Bay is Back this summer!
All summer long, at each Bands on the Bay Concert, you can vote for your favourite band. 
The band at the end of the summer with the most votes wins
a concert date on the Stockey Stage in the Performance Hall. 

And thanks to Crofters Organic, we're Jammin' on the Bay all summer long!
@ 7:00 PM
August
31

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.




September
26

Radical Reels Film Festival

Every year, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival presents the wildly popular Radical Reels night – a presentation of some of the best high-adrenaline films in the world.  The Radical Reels program is made up of short, action-packed climbing, paddling, mountain biking, BASE jumping, skiing, snowboarding, and other adrenaline sport films that feature a fresh approach and a radically independent spirit. 




October
02
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.




VIP PACKAGES

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

GOLD VIP PACKAGE DESCRIPTION

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

 

SILVER VIP PACKAGE DESCRIPTION

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


 


October
10

PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd

Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS played in several venues throughout British Columbia and Alberta for the past 4 years, playing to sold out audiences. PIGS are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans - the band will be covering 47 years worth of Pink Floyd's legendary repertoire from 1967 to 2014, ranging from the band's earliest release to their final album; from the psychedelic misadventures of Arnold Layne to the final float down The Endless River. In addition to classics from legendary albums such as Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall, the band have many surprises in store, including material that has rarely, if ever, been performed live by the real Pink Floyd. The band, and their lighting, sound and visual designers are all Floyd aficionados and are coming together to create a breathtaking audio/visual for what will be an incredible night. With over 150 concerts under their belt and currently evolving into a full time international act with an average of 100 shows a year, you will see why they are considered "Canada's Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute".



This show goes on sale to members only on Wednesday June 21st and to the general public on Friday June 23rd.



October
12

Stampeders

The original Stampeders - Rich Dodson, Kim Berly, and Ronnie King - became a household name between 1971 and 1976 with four songs reaching Top-30 in the U.S and 10 Top-five singles in Canada. Juno award winners with NINE gold and platinum albums to their credit and TEN Top Ten Hits (Sweet City Woman, Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit The Road Jack (with Wolfman Jack), Ramona, Playin' In The Band, Then Came the White Man, Running Wild...), this classic rock band has been delighting fans with their unique brand of musical entertainment since reuniting in 1992. Audiences, young and old alike, are drawn into the excitement of the STAMPEDERS' music as they perform their hits from the '70's. With their inimitable musical style and subtle sense of humor, Rich, Ron and Kim are seasoned entertainers who always leave their audiences standing on their feet and cheering for more.


November
08

An Evening with MURRAY McLAUCHLAN

Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 40-year career, he has released 18 albums and been awarded 11 Junos. His songs Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore, Whispering Rain and Sweeping the Spotlight Away are now considered Canadian standards. Murray is also a painter, an author, an actor, a radio host; he's been bestowed an Honourary Doctor of Laws and appointed to The Order of Canada. That’s quite a ride. Yet some may wonder where he's been of late. Murray did tour in support of his 2012 critically acclaimed release Human Writes, but then decided to take a break. Other interests prevailed and he restricted his touring to shows with Lunch At Allen's, the supergroup he co-founded, whose members also include Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan and Cindy Church.

But now Murray is on the road in his own right once more. Here’s what he has to say: “As a songwriter I know that it's not enough to sit in your kitchen and write. Your songs need to be heard. Music is a communicative art and if it isn't brought in front of people there is no way to tell if that end has been met. I like to think of a concert tour as a kind of roving gallery to test your art and your ideas. I try to do my very best to make it worthwhile for folks to be there and to perhaps look at things in a new way when they leave.”

And this, in a nutshell, is the Murray McLauchlan concert experience.

 




Tickets: $45.00 @ 7:30 PM
April
14
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!”

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

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