The Legend Lives
October 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Gino Monopoli is one of the most internationally acclaimed Elvis Tribute on the circuit today, Gino has captured the “essence of Elvis”. His love, admiration and respect for The King shine through in each and every performance. Gino Monopoli is proud to be one of the world’s finest Elvis Tribute Artists. He has performed on different stages in multiple festivals, in several different countries around the world. He prides himself on adhering to the various representations of Elvis throughout history. Supporting the Canadian Cancer Society, Gino puts on a must see show that will surely electrify any audience.
Tickets: $35 assigned seating
A Nice Family Gathering
Oct. 20, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m.
This is the story of a man who loved his wife so much he almost told her. It’s Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the Patriarch died. At the gathering, Dad comes back as a ghost with a mission; to tell his wife he loved her, something he neglected to tell her while he was alive. After all, they were only married for 41 years. The problem is, she can’t hear or see him. The trouble begins when Mom invites a date for dinner. NPR says “Garrison Keilor meets Topper by way of Fargo.” Winner of the 2000 Rochester Playwright Festival.
Tickets: $14 adults, $12 students/seniors, $40 for group of four. Oct. 20 show just $5.
October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Since leaving construction to record Torn Screen Door in 1999, Scottish-born Canadian David Francey is recognized as one of today’s finest singer-songwriters.
Earlier this year Francey’s CD, Right of Passage, earned him his third JUNO in less than five years. Francey recently had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award. He won a 2007 Canadian Folk Music Award – Best Singer/ Contemporary for Right of Passage along with first prize (Folk) in the 2007 USA Songwriting Competition with “Ballad of Bowser Macrae.”
David Francey was born in Ayrshire, Scotland where he got his first taste of the working life as a paperboy. David learned to read at an early age, and by age 12, was devouring the newspapers he delivered, establishing a life-long interest in politics and world events while developing the social conscience that forms the backdrop of his songs.
David was 12 when he and his family immigrated to Toronto. His love of the landscape, the history and the people of his adopted country can be traced back to family weekend drives exploring southern Ontario. Music played a large part in these family outings. The Franceys sang traditional Scottish tunes as they drove through the Canadian countryside. David’s dad and sister sang melody while David and his mother sang harmonies.
David’s attachment to Canada grew with his travels. He hitchhiked across the country three times and then thumbed his way to the Yukon. This attachment surfaces in his songs of rail lines, farms and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
His understanding of the people grew as he worked in Toronto train yards, in the Yukon bush, and in construction in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. In concert David Francey is a singer and a storyteller. His wry humour and astute observations combined with his open-hearted singing style have earned him a loyal following.
Tickets: $20 adults, $18 students/seniors, $64 for a group of four