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Mady Centre for
the Performing Arts

Barrie’s Mady Centre for the Performing Arts is a world class facility conveniently located in Barrie’s downtown and is managed by the Department of Culture.

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City of Angels

Presented by Theatre by Theatre by the Bay

August 7th - August 30th, 2014

A Tony Award winning musical about a disillusioned crime novelist (Stine) who adapts his latest novel into a screenplay as his marriage falls apart. At the same time, we see the adventures of his detective (Stone), presented as if in a black-and-white film. The detective has a way with women but is forever haunted by the one who got away in this musical spoof of film noir crime movies and Hollywood's treatment of writers.   

City of Angels is two shows in one. It is the interweaving of two plots, one dealing with the writing of a screenplay in the legendary Hollywood of the '40's; the other, the enactment of that screenplay. This double feature quality leads to many other unique production values, the most notable being the fact that City of Angels is perhaps the only “color coded” shows any theatre audience is likely to see. A murder mystery/comedy not to be missed.

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.











   

The Three Munschketeers

Presented by Theatre by the Bay

August 11th - August 30th, 2014

Based on the stories of Robert Munsch All for one and one for all! The Three Munschketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, are here and they’ve brought some of their favourite Munsch stories.

We Share Everything is about the importance of sharing everything in Kindergarten, even your pants.



Just One Goal! is about a little girl named Ciara who builds a hockey rink.



Where in Gah-Ning? is the story of a father trying to stop his daughter from going to Kapuskasing for a shopping trip.



Moose! is about the story of a family trying to get rid of a big Moose in their backyard.



Wait and See! is about the power of birthday wishes.

Athos, Porthos and Aramis play all the characters and keep the young audience engaged between stories. It’s guaranteed to delight kids and parents.

Please note, all persons must have a ticket, including infants.

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.

 

 

 

 

   

Hold Mommy's Cigarette

Presented by the Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council

September 10, 2014 at 7:00pm

Award-winning Actress and Producer Shelley Marshall is back with her Award winning production of "Hold Mommy's Cigarette"  her own personal story of an unfiltered life. Today, Shelley is known as a starlet, a successful writer and comedienne, a social media guru and a proud mother of two gay children. What you may not know is that twelve years ago, she was on a much different and darker path. Last week, Marshall acknowledged the twelfth anniversary since her suicide attempt. Her husband who walked in on her called for help and managed to hold onto her body and as fate has its magical way of working, the cord that was wrapped around her neck snapped. This was her lowest point of her life and one that would later inspire material for her play ‘Hold Mommy’s Cigarette’. Marshall has a long history of mental illness in her family and her life has been marked with many trials and tribulations yet somehow, Marshall has managed to rise above and turn the depths of her sadness into tremendous success. This story and many other stories that tend to go untold shows the magnitude of the importance of bringing awareness to mental health illness. Depression is as dangerous a disease as any. While there are many efforts working to remove stigma around mental illness now, twelve years ago, this was not the case. Hold Mommy’s Cigarette has opened the door to Colleges, Mental Health Facilities and even coffee shops for Shelley to speak about mental illness and her true-story relationship with its effect.

Please note the performance includes course language.

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.

 



   

The Barrie International Comedy Festival

Presented by Talk Is Free Theatre, September 17 to 21, 2014

Full lineup and ticket information.









   

Liona Boyd

Presented by New Stage Productions

November 1, 2014 at 8pm

Liona Boyd’s new album, released in September 2013, is called “The Return…to Canada with Love”, and was inspired by Liona’s return to her homeland after spending the last twenty years living in the USA. The CD is a powerful mix of nostalgia, romanticism and story telling, and has been produced by Peter Bond, the same man who produced her cinematic album “Seven Journeys… music for the Soul and the Imagination”. 

Liona’s unique, new style has been described by one critic as, “Enya meets Leonard Cohen meets the beautiful guitar tones that could only come from Liona Boyd”. Poetic lyrics capture the moods of Canada where she has toured extensively for over thirty years and continues to do so.

"Canada My Canada" showcases the voices of several distinguished Canadian artists including Jann Arden, Dan Hill, Randy Bachman, Chris Hadfield, John McDermott, Serena Ryder, Mark Masri, Richard Margison, Michel Berube, Maria Aragon, Divine Brown, Eleanor McCain, Michael Savona, Ron Maclean of HNC and members of Team Canada who beat the Russians in ‘72 as well as the Etobicoke School of the Arts choir, three virtuoso instrumentalists from the Canadian Music Competition, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuck, Danton Delbaere, Emma Meinrenken. Finally Liona plays some of her guitar parts on Jowi Taylor’s historic Six String Nation “Voyageur” guitar made from hundreds of historical materials from across Canada

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.

 

 


 
   

Vigil

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre

November 6 to 15, 2014

Written By Morris Panych

Directed by Kelly Thornton

Starring Jennifer Phipps and Alex Poch-Goldin

Vigil is a brilliantly poignant dark comedy about an extended visit between Kemp, a lifelong misfit, and his bedridden elderly aunt. Kemp's relentless, matter-of-fact outrageousness makes the audience laugh and gasp at the same time, as his good deed of visiting a supposedly dying aunt quickly wears off - and the two must come to a sort of unusual peace with each other. 

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.

 
 
 





   

Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

Part of Illuminating Conversations

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre

November 10, 2014 at 7:30pm

Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, a high school dropout from Georgina Island First Nation, who is currently Vice-Provost at Lakehead University, Aboriginal Initiatives and the Nexen Chair of Indigenous Leadership at The Banff Centre. She has an exceptional ability to see both sides of complex issues and to help people explore mutually sustainable solutions that benefit communities across Canada.  You will have the opportunity to hear about a broad range of initiatives in which Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux has been involved. 

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.           

 

 


 
   

I, Claudia

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre

November 27 to December 6, 2014

Written by Kristen Thomson

Directed by Mitchell Cushman

Starring Amy Keating

Since the divorce of her parents, Claudia has found refuge in a quiet, dusty corner of her school's boiler room. There she hides a growing collection of her dad's socks and tends to her hurting heart. I, Claudia is a riveting, hilarious, and heartbreaking journey into the raw psyche of an extraordinary girl with a lot on her mind. Winner of the 2001 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, I, Claudia is a mesmerizing theatre experience.

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W. 

 
 
 





   

Robyn Doolittle

Part of Illuminating Conversations

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre

December 1, 2014 at 7:30pm

Robyn Doolittle, investigative reporter for The Globe and Mail, will reveal some of the fascinating and dangerous risks she has taken to uncover crime. She will share what influences in her life have given her the drive to accomplish a great deal in a short time. Starting with her early-career when she reported on Conrad Black, then handling the Toronto City Hall beat, followed by her book Crazy Town:  The Rob Ford Story, Ms. Doolittle has exhibited courageous determination to uncover the truth.

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.

  

 

 


 
   

The Prince of Homburg

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre

January 29 to February 7, 2015

Written by Heinrich von Kleist

Directed by James Kudelka

In a moonlit garden, the eponymous prince has vivid dreams of military glory and royal betrothal. But, on waking, he becomes a distracted figure who fails to attend to the battle plans of the ruling Elector. Although the Swedes are routed, the prince is court-martialed for disobeying orders and sentenced to death. What follows is an intricate cat-and-mouse game in which the Elector, bombarded with pleas for mercy by his generals and his niece, offers to quash the sentence if the prince himself can prove it was unjust.

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.

 
 
 

 
   

 

Willard Kinzie

Part of Illuminating Conversations

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre

February 2, 2015 at 7:30pm

Willard Kinzie, First Mayor of Barrie and visionary will share how his early career of delivering milk lead to his founding of the Lakeview Dairy, how his commitment to civic duty lead to his becoming Barrie’s first Mayor, and how he
turned his love of travel into an adventure travel business to diverse locations such as the Chilkoot Pass and Kilimanjaro. A firm believer in the importance of knowing where you are from and who has come before you, Mr. Kinzie will also talk about the value of creating an interactive, waterfront Heritage Trail.

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.

 
 
 
 

 
   

Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre

April 8 to 11, 2015

Book and Lyrics by Christine Quintana

Music by Mishelle Cuttler with Rap Lyrics by Brian Cochrane

Directed by Laura McLean with Additional Direction by Chelsea Haberlin

Under the fluorescent lights of real life, obligations and social niceties loom large. But in the world of day-dreams, all things are possible. Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical explores the lives of eight young people at a moment when big dreams meet reality checks. Saddled with crippling student loan debts, high cost of living and a recession-era economy, our young characters are just trying to get by in a "yoga and sushi-swilling succubus of a city." They've stepped out, bachelor’s degrees in hand, to find out that not everyone can be a winner.

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.

 
 
 
 





   

Stop The World - I Want To Get Off!

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre

May 21 to 30, 2015

Book, Lyrics & Music by Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse

Directed by Josh Epstein

Starring Daren Herbert

Set in a Circus ring, this allegorical musical is by one of Britain's foremost writing teams of the 50's and 60's. It features an everyman, Littlechap, whose rise to success is countered by the instability of his private life. Stop the World - I Want to Get Off! features several megahit songs, including "What Kind of Fool Am I?", "Gonna Build a Mountain" and "Once in a Lifetime."

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.



 





   

Dr. Brad Dibble

Part of Illuminating Conversations

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre

May 25, 2015 at 7:30pm 

Dr. Brad Dibble embraces the belief that it is our duty to leave the planet a little better than we found it.  This has propelled him to write, in layman’s terms, Comprehending the Climate Crisis: Everything You Need to Know About Global Warming and How to Stop It. Dr. Dibble has also documented the link between cardiovascular problems and the changing environment.  Explore the consequences of climate change and learn from his suggestions for lifestyle adjustments as Dr. Dibble explains how he ‘walks the talk’.

To purchase tickets, click on the "buy tickets" link above, call the box office at 705-739-4228, or visit us at 1 Dunlop St W.            

About The Mady Centre

The theatre 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

Box Office Hours: (located at the Mady Centre)

From August 11th to August 30th 2014 the Box Office hours are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Wednesday
12:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Closed on  Sundays

 

(Regular Box Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays.)

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 Campaign Coordinator Glenn Coulson at glenn@barrietheatre.ca or fundraising@barrietheatre.ca and by telephone at (705) 229-4100.





 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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