Sat., April 25 – Odysseo: The Equestrian Spectacular by Cavalia, Under the Big Top at Port Lands in Toronto
The horse has marked human history and progress more than any other animal. Horses have taken us to the ends of the earth, enabled us to build bridges between cultures and expand civilization. It is the beauty and harmony of this ancient relationship, this meeting of two worlds – those of horse and man – that inspired the creators of Cavalia’s second show, Odysseo. As friends, partners and inseparable performers on stage, 63 horses and 46 artists lead the viewer on a great journey in yet another world – a world of dreams – where, together, they discover some of the planet’s most unforgettable landscapes.
With this new creation, Cavalia marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels. A veritable revolution in live performance, Odysseo comprises a list of superlatives: the world’s largest touring big top, the biggest stage, the most beautiful visual effects, and the greatest number of horses at liberty.
Includes: table service luncheon at “HotHouse Restaurant” followed by the 2:00p.m. performance, gold level seating
Bus # 1 departs: Wasaga Beach at 9:15a.m. & Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Storeat 10:00a.m.
Bus # 2 departs: Orillia at 9:00a.m., Tour Office at 10:00a.m. & Newmarket at 10:30a.m.
Cost: $215.00 for adults & $190.00 for children (aged 12 & under) (includes HST)
Sat., May 9 – Stars on Ice 2015 at First Ontario Centre (Copps Coliseum) in Hamilton – 25th Anniversary Tour
The 25th Anniversary Tour will celebrate the highlights and marquee performances of the past 25 years with a cast of Canada’s legends past, present, and future.
Four-time World Champion and four-time Canadian Champion Kurt Browning will headline the 2015 Tour, as well as direct and choreograph the show. Joining Kurt for the silver anniversary will be many of the Silver Medalists from Canada’s 2014 Olympic Figure Skating Team, including 2010 Olympic Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, 2014 Olympic Silver Medalist Patrick Chan, and two-time World Bronze Medalists Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford. Additional cast luminaries include Olympic Bronze Medalists Joannie Rochette, Jeffrey Buttle, and more!
Includes: a buffet dinner at “Tucker’s Marketplace” followed by wonderful seating for the 7:30p.m. performance in section 124 rows 7 to 10
Tour departs: Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Storeat 2:00p.m., Barrie, Tollendale Village at 2:30p.m. & Tour Office at 3:00p.m.
Cost: $138.00 (includes HST)
Wed., May 27 – Titanic, The Musical at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto
Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC.
Heppner will play the role of Isidor Straus, a prominent U.S. politician and businessman. Among his many accomplishments and business holdings, he was the co-owner of Macy's department store. With his wife Ida, he was among the wealthy and famous members of society who wanted to be the first to sail on the maiden voyage of the unsinkable RMS Titanic.
The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit.
Includes: A noon dinner will be served at “Quinn’s Steakhouse & Irish Bar” at the Sheraton Centre, followed by orchestra level seating for the 2:00p.m. performance.
Tour departs: Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Storeat 9:00a.m., Barrie, Tollendale Village at 9:20a.m. & Tour Office at 10:00a.m.
Cost: $176.00 (includes HST)
Fri., May 29 – You Never Can Tell at Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake
In one of Shaw’s most light-hearted plays, we meet Mrs Clandon and her three children, twins Dolly and Phillip and Gloria, her prototype of the modern woman. They have just returned to England after 18 years on the island of Madeira and are readjusting to British life at a summer resort. The children have no idea who their father is and, through a comedy of errors, end up inviting him to a family lunch. Meanwhile, a dentist named Valentine falls for Gloria whose ideals don’t include marriage. And through it all, the friendly waiter William dispenses wisdom with the phrase “You never can tell.” Part of Shaw’s collection called Plays Pleasant, the play’s family mishaps and romantic skirmishes still resonate in today’s battle of the sexes.
Includes: lunch at the “Prince of Wales Hotel”, followed by the 2:00p.m. performance, orchestra level seating at the Royal George Theatre.
Tour departs: Orillia at 8:00a.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Storeat 8:30a.m., Tour Office at 9:00a.m. & Hwy 9 & 400 Parking Lot at 9:15a.m.
Cost: $148.00 (includes HST)