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the Performing Arts

Barrie’s Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, which includes the Park Place Theatre performance space, is a world class facility conveniently located in Barrie’s downtown and managed by the Department of Culture.

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Coldjack

In support of Seasons Centre for Grieving Children
September 11, 2015
Showtimes:
7:30pm

Incredible originals and unique covers featuring the perfect blend of smooth jazz, R & B, and pop, spiced with amazing grooves, and peppered with emotional, yet powerful vocals, Coldjack is making waves in the music scene, being played on a myriad of radio stations, including world-wide Smoothjazz.com Global, Wave FM in Canada and the U.S. and various other sundry stations. Fresh and unique, their sound is all their own, however, influences of Level 42, Steely Dan, Kenny Thomas and Boz Scaggs can be detected by the discerning listener. Lead singer, John Fraser is strongly influenced by Brian Culbertson for his musicianship, song writing and fantastic live performances. One of John's ambitions is to one day play with Brian or be a part of one of his amazing Jazz Festivals.

Coldjack is signed to Thunderdome Sounds and produced by Juno-winning and Grammy-nominated Eddie Bullen. Coldjack shares its original songs—including a previously unreleased song, Free Your Soul, written by Level 42’sMark King and Mike Lindup—and uniquely arranged standards with the world in this newly released album,Spitfire Angels. It was a highlight for lead singer John Fraser to communicate with his idols during the recording of the song Free Your Soul.
Lead singer/song-writer John Fraser is originally from London, England but now calls Ontario, Canada home. John began his working career as a professional soccer player and played for Fulham but soon found himself entrenched in the London music scene. He formed the original Coldjack band in the 90s, first as a bass player. As time continued, he started singing and writing for the band and his group performed in such venues as London's Mean Fiddler and The Rock Garden. The band worked with Gary Newman in his studio, recording two original songs.
John moved to Canada and, after settling into a new country, formed a new Coldjack band. Quickly entering the festival and theater circuit, the band gained recognition, winning a New Music Award in 2010 in the jazz category. Strongly influenced by musicians such as Level 42, Jamiroquai and Kenny Thomas, John’s distinctive voice and hummable melodies are sure to please.
Reserved Seating
$30.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

North Sea Gas

Presented by Theatres@ Barrie
September 12, 2015
Showtimes:
8:00pm
Going for over thirty years and stronger than ever! One of Scotland's most popular bands, North Sea Gas entertains with guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, bodhran, whistles, banjo, and great vocals featuring tremendous three part harmonies.
Enjoy a 3 Course Scottish Themed Dinner at the Local Gastropub before the show! Limited amounts available to purchase with tickets! Call 705-739-4228 for more information.
Reserved Seating
Show Only: $25.00
Dinner at the Local Gastropub and Show: $58.90. (Gratuities not included) Tickets are limited - use promo code GASTRO
If you have purchased Dinner and Show tickets, please call the Local Gastropub to make seating reservations at 705-252-9220.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Barrie International Comedy Festival Package

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 14 - 20, 2015
Showtimes:
Please check individual event for time and venue.

Access to the best seats and a 15% discount! Pick 3 or more events and save!

To purchase a pack, click on 2015 TIFT Comedy Season on the left side menu. Click on the event(s) that you would like to attend, and click ADD to selected events. Ensure that the drop down in number of events matches the selected number of events in the “selected events’ window. A minimum of 3 events must be selected to move forward. Select the performance from the drop down and click next. Enter the number of subscriptions (packages) that you wish to purchase and Click Buy Now Using Floorplan. Seats must be selected manually for all shows at the Georgian Theatre. Click Add to Shopping Cart Now! The discounted price is automatically applied. Please check that you have selected the desired shows and note the venue. No refunds for purchasing errors!
 
Reserved Seating
Price varies by event and venue.
For questions or assistance with purchase, please call the box office at 705-739-4228.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Dr. Joe MacInnis

presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 14, 2015
Showtimes:
7:30pm

Physician-Scientist, deep-sea explorer, author, member of the Order of Canada, recipient of seven honorary doctorates, Dr Macinnis studies leadership in high-risk environments, has worked with the US Navy, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Canadian Forces, Director James Cameron, and has advised the team which discovered the RMS Titanic. 

 
An Illuminating Conversations event

 

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!

General Admission
$20.00
Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events!
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Best of Ivanka

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 16 AND 18, 2015
Showtimes:
4:00pm

Whooo Hooooo!  The Best Of Ivanka!  (And we mean the VERY BEST of Ivanka!).  That perennial Barrie favourite is finally returning!  Join Ivanka as she tackles the BIG issues facing us all - aging, dieting and of course - unleashing your inner pantyhose Goddess!  WARNING: "senior" topics will be discussed.  Those with an aversion to Polident be warned!  Please Note:  The bar will be opened and Metamucil Shooters will be served! 

This performance may contain some adult language and content

 

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!

General Admission
$43.76
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Lunchtime with Lorne Elliott

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 16, 2015
Showtimes:
12:00pm

An examination of writing and performing comedy by creator, stage performer and producer LORNE ELLIOTT. How to research and choose themes and ideas that will fit and be relevant to an audience and then run with it and shape it. This presentation is to be an interactive session with the audience.

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
 $16.64
Lunch available, but not included in ticket price.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Five-Minute Fringe Fest

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 17, 2015
Showtimes:
12:00pm

So you think you’re funny? Five minutes can be a long time. This is a chance for budding comics, public speakers, and other preforming artists to take the Park Place Theatre at the Mady stage, and show what they can do. Only open to 10 performers from the Barrie and Simcoe county area, who will be selected by lottery. To perform, please submit your name and a brief synopsis of your act to submissions@TIFT.ca

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
 $16.64
Lunch available but not included in ticket price <br>
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Lorne Elliott

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 17, 2015
Showtimes:
4:00pm

A long-time host of Madly Off in All Directions, Lorne Elliott speaks through his humor about being Canadian. His concert titled "CHASING THE BIG SILLY" is a show of his own creation made of lively stories, songs, poems and monologues with a strong backbone of excellent humorous writing, powerful imagery of the shared human experience which make the audience recognize themselves and put into words what they feel.  The themes chosen, well in keeping with the average person preoccupations these days is a way of exploring what really counts: the continuous figuring of the world by the thinking human. He calls this exercise  "blowing some jazz" as it has the quality of immediacy and of going out on a limb, but coming from an experienced writer/performer it always ends up feeling right, if at all somewhat outrageously dangerous.  The performance is suitable for ages 9 and up. 

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
$43.76
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Comedy Quiz

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 18, 2015
Showtimes:
12:00pm

How ​many sitting Prime Ministers appeared on Corner Gas?  What was the name of the UK Sitcom that was directly connected to a man dying of laughter? How well do you know your comedy? Teams of four compete in the ultimate comedy trivia showdown. Ultimate glory and moderate prizes and await the winners. Formatted as a game show, so players and observers will all have a great time. To enter a team, please submit your interest to: submissions@TIFT.ca 

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
 $16.64
Lunch available but not included in ticket price. <br>
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

The NFB Short Film Fest

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 19, 2015
Showtimes:
12:00pm

A  selection of the best comedic short films from the 75 Year history of the NFB, including short films starring Eugene Levy and Buster Keaton. In partnership with the Barrie Film Festival.

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
$16.64
Lunch available but not included in ticket price. <br>
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Chris Gibbs

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 19, 2015
Showtimes:
2:00pm
From England, the Land of William Shakespeare, to Canada, the Land of William Shatner. Chris Gibbs visited Canada in 1995. Since then he's moved to Canada permanently, married a Canadian, and made a Canadian. He's met a Canadian who apologized for saving his life, been given more advice on bear avoidance than anyone could possibly need, and has spent more time than strictly necessary wondering what it really means to 'drop your accent'.

In case it's not clear, this is a stand-up comedy show about Canadians, by someone who isn't one.
This performance may contain some adult language and content
Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!

General Admission
 $43.76
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Gavin Crawford: "Friend" "Like" #Me

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 19, 2015
Showtimes:
8:00pm

Gavin Crawford of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, takes you on a hilarious journey through the outrageous world we live in and the characters we love and love to hate!  This Guy Does A One Man Show And What Happens Next Will BLOW YOUR MIND!!!! --or at the very least you'll laugh. Canada's top character comedian Gavin Crawford comes to Barrie for the very first time with his all-new one man show, Gavin Crawford: "Friend" "Like" #Me. You'll be humblebragging you saw this show to all your distant high school friends.

This performance may contain some adult language and content
 
Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
 $43.76
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

TWO

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 20, 2015
Showtimes:
2:00pm

Created by Cameron Fraser and Sarah Peterson, Two is an unbridled multidisciplinary show centered around a young couple’s evolution from a budding romance through to an established relationship. Combining physical comedy, acrobatics, dance and object manipulation, TWO offers a lighter side to the ups and downs of love, lust and peanut butter sandwiches.

This performance may contain some adult language and content
 
Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
$43.76
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Cumulonimbus and the Fable Keepers

Presented by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers
October 22 - 24, 2015
Showtimes:
Oct 22, 2015 at 8:00pm
Oct 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
Oct 24, 2015 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Simcoe Contemporary Dancers presents the world premiere of Cumulonimbus and the Fable Keepers, a full-evening work by choreographer and costume designer Susan Kendal. 

 Kendal has created a magical, visceral world that exists above the clouds -- somewhere between the stratosphere and the stars -- where the Fable Keepers dwell. These timeless beings, librarians of human fables, parables and fairytales, are charged with gathering and holding the threads of instructive stories that people weave to pass on wisdom, morality, caution and common sense. 
 
 Themes of love, loyalty, loss, caution, choice, consequence and courage are explored through an ever-evolving pallet of garments and gestures, worn and exchanged throughout the work. The choreography and costuming mimic the movement of clouds, air, and the stories we remember, create, adapt and transmit. 
General Admission
Adults: $25.00
Students: $20.00
Groups (10+): $15.00 each
BOGO Thursday Preview: Coupon Code SCD2for1 <br>(not including group discount)
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Fortunate Ones with Stonetrotter

Presented by Theatres@Barrie
Nov 1, 2015
Showtimes:
7:30pm

Fortunate Ones is a Canadian pop-folk duo made up of singer/guitarist Andrew James O’Brien and singer/pianist/accordion player Catherine Allan – endearing audiences with wide-eyed energy, pragmatic optimism, and an earnest mission for connection. Andrew and Catherine grew up on opposite sides of the island of Newfoundland - Mount Pearl and Corner Brook respectively. It was in St. John’s where the pair met and began to sing together. One night in 2010, Andrew heard Catherine sing harmony with her brother at a private gathering in downtown St John’s. He had to sing with her. The next day he got up the nerve, left her a note, she acquiesced, and within 48 hours they were singing together on stage. While it was a road from that evening to the formation of Fortunate Ones in 2013, their beginnings are in keeping with one of the core messages they carry. That sometimes the most important decision you can make is to just say YES.

Stonetrotter

Truth, like beauty, is a relative notion. What is fact for one person can be fiction for another. It’s precisely this kind of contrast in perspective that frames Barrie, Ontario’s band Stonetrotter’s album, The Truth Don’t Look the Same to Me and You. From the evocative, somber timbre on the title track, to the playful country flavoured to-and-fro on “Duets”, The Truth Don’t Look the Same to Me and You is the perfect showcase for Stonetrotter’s effortless “feel good rock and stroll” sound. From whatever perspective you approach this album the truth is you’ll find eloquence, grace, and beauty in abundance.

General Admission
$22.50
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Gotcha

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
November 19 to 28, 2015
Showtimes:
Nov 19, 2015 at 7:30pm
Nov 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
Nov 21, 2015 at 8:00pm - A special performance, which includes a post-performance meet and greet with the cast and reception catered by Cravings.
Nov 25, 2015 at 7:30pm
Nov 26, 2015 at 7:30pm
Nov 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Nov 28, 2015 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Gotcha is a gripping hostage drama. The Kid is a 16-year old graduating student exhausted by his anonymity within the school system, a system that has apathetically denied him any opportunity for advancement or development. On his last day of school, he holds three teachers hostage by holding a lighted cigarette over the open gas tank of a motorbike.

PLEASE NOTE: This performance contains coarse language. Herbal cigarettes will be smoked on stage during the show.

General Admission
Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee: $37.41
Friday or Saturday: $40.80
November 21: $125 (includes a post-performance meet and greet with the cast and reception catered by Cravings)
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Robin Jones

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
Nov 23, 2015
Showtimes:
7:30pm

Retired officer of municipal, OPP and First Nations police services, currently Mayor of Westport Village, Ms Jones was the Provincial Negotiator for First Nations Police Services, Tactical Incident Commander of five hundred high-risk incidents and the Police Chief of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service.

An Illuminating Conversations event

General Admission
$17.50
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Sunday in the Park with George

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
January 28 to February 6, 2016
Showtimes:
Jan 28, 2016 at 7:30pm
Jan 29, 2016 at 8:00pm
Jan 30, 2016 at 8:00pm
Feb 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
Feb 4, 2016 at 7:30pm
Feb 5, 2016 at 8pm
Feb 6, 2016 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm

A musical from the genius mind of Stephen Sondheim that looks at the nature of genius itself. It is inspired by George Seurat's magnificent painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. As George Seurat struggles to find his artistic voice in creating his pointillist masterpiece, he becomes more and more distant from his real love. Meanwhile, the characters that inhabit Seurat's painting have lives and opinions unto themselves. A century later, Seurat's descendant is also an artist, and finds himself grappling with similar issued of artistic creation..

General Admission
Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee: $37.41
Friday or Saturday: $40.80
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Kathi Kelly

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
Feb 1, 2016
Showtimes:
7:30pm
 Family Support Coordinator at Hospice Simcoe, Group Support Facilitator at Seasons Centre for Grieving Children, social worker, chaplain, occupational therapist, Ms Kelly, an end-of-life guide or Death Midwife, provides respectful, compassionate, client-determined support for those who are dying and their families.
 
An Illuminating Conversations event

General Admission
$17.50
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

A Tribute to Bob Marley

Presented by Black History Month
Feb 19, 2016
Showtimes:
7:30pm

Juno Award winner/Top Reggae Performer Lazo exudes a “feel-good” vibe through his combination of reggae riddims, beautiful melodies, conscious lyrics, and his uncanny ability to connect with his audience.  Lazo writes songs informed by his studies in history and political science (he holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto), and his deep empathy for the human condition.

Lazarus J. Finn (Lazo) began his music career at 15 years of age with a band called Black Blood, whose very first album charted #2 and received extensive airplay in the Caribbean. Soon after immigrating to Canada, Lazo formed his own band, Unity, to showcase his original compositions. Upon relocating to Toronto, he created The Lazo Band, and released the well-received recording, “Satisfaction Guaranteed”. Lazo subsequently produced two solo CDs: “Something Real” (nominated for a Juno Award in 1995) and “Impetus”, for Washington D.C. based RAS records (Lazo was the first Canadian artist signed to that label).
In 2010, Lazo toured the United States and South America as a member of the world renowned Wailers, (Bob Marley’s original backup band featuring Aston “Family-Man” Barrett on bass, and the legendary Keith Sterling on keys.) The South American leg of the tour included African Reggae Star, Alpha Blondie.
In addition, Lazo fronts for Craig Martin’s Classic Albums Live: Bob Marley – Legend performing at venues such as Hard Rock Cafe, House of Blues, and theatres across the US and Canada. Craig recently commented to a fan, ” Lazo has always been an exception to the rule- I can’t control him, and yet I can’t see me doing the show without him.”
General Admission
$25.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

This Hotel

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
March 3 to 12, 2016
Showtimes:
March 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
March 4, 2016 at 8:00pm
March 5, 2016 at 8:00pm
March 9, 2016 at 7:30pm
March 10, 2016 at 7:30pm
March 11, 2016 at 8:00pm
March 12, 2016 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Hilarious, clever and sexy. After Lester finds his wife in the arms of another man, he checks into This Hotel. A shape-shifting bellhop escorts his on a whirlwind tour of long corridors and provocative rooms inhabited by the tenants of Lester's subconscious.

General Admission
Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee: $37.41
Friday or Saturday: $40.80
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Maya Burhanpurkar

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
March 7, 2016
Showtimes:
7:30pm
Named one of Canada’s Top 20 under 20, a passionate scientist, inventor, discoverer, entrepreneur and environmentalist, Ms. Burhanpurkar was the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She is the only Canadian chosen to intern at a US observatory to track near-earth asteroids and has received major awards for her broadly diverse scientific work.
 
An Illuminating Conversations event
General Admission
$17.50
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Darling of the Day

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
May 5 to 14, 2016
Showtimes:
May 5, 2016 at 7:30pm
May 6, 2016 at 8:00pm
May 7, 2016 at 8:00pm
May 11, 2016 at 7:30pm
May 12, 2016 at 7:30pm
May 13, 2016 at 8:00pm
May 14, 2016 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm

From the author The Wizard of Oz, Darling of the Day is a lost musical gem. Priam Farll is a brilliant unconventional artist who is offended Queen Victoria and was exiled to the South Pacific. Now it's 1905 and Victoria has been succeeded by Edward VII. Farll returns to London to receive a knighthood, but is appalled by society's expectations of him as a flash in the pan celebrity, a "darling of the day". When Farll's faithful butler suddenly dies and their identities are confused by an official, Farll seizes the chance to "get out of this world alive".

General Admission
Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee: $37.41
Friday or Saturday: $40.80
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Stella Gan

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
May 9, 2016
Showtimes:
7:30pm
A multi-faceted, trilingual entrepreneur and energetic volunteer, Ms Gan is a graduate of the Hosta Hotel Ecoliere, Switzerland, Boston University, an IT professional with Sierra Systems Group, Vancouver and McCarthy Tetrault, Toronto. She has an extensive background in hotel sales. Part owner and Director of Sales and Marketing with Liberty North, Ms Gan shares her skills with many philanthropic organizations in Barrie.
 
An Illuminating Conversations event

General Admission
$17.50
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

About The Mady Centre

The Mady Centre has a versatile and flexible stage area using a system of stage lights and sound reinforcement for professional theatre, music, dance and other presentation formats.  Flexible seating capacity of 120 to 200 patrons, a sprung performance floor, artist's green room/lounge and performers dressing rooms with showers.  The theatre is also available for non-theatrical activities including seminars, workshops, presentations and conferences.  The theatre seating can be fully retracted to accommodate the use of tables and chairs for receptions.

Location: Downtown Barrie – 1 Dunlop Street West – at the corner of Bayfield Street and Dunlop Street

Driving Directions: Exit Hwy 400 at Dunlop Street – drive east on Dunlop Street to Bayfield Street

Parking: Many parking options available; please view the map

Regular Box Office Hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 12pm–6pm; Saturday 11am–5pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Box office at the venue of the show is open from one hour before the performance until the intermission for ticket purchase and pickup.
 

Gift Certificates:  
To purchase gift certificates, please visit the Mady Centre box office at 1 Dunlop St W or call us at 705-739-4228.

Babes in Arms:  ALL patrons attending the Barrie Theatres must have a ticket, including infants. Please contact the box office at 705-739-4228 or theatres@barrie.ca for information regarding admittance or the suitability of the performance.

Telephone: 705-739-4228  Email: theatres@barrie.ca

Fundraising

Join other community supporters in raising funds for the Mady Centre For The Performing Arts!  You too can be a donor or volunteer by contacting the Department of Culture at culture@barrie.ca or by telephone at (705) 739-4299.

 

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