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Mady Centre for RSS
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.

Upcoming Events

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Tate's Tableaux

Presented by The Tate Herbert Foundation for Fairness
October 4, 2014
Showtimes:
7:30pm

Tate's Tableaux: A Legacy of Laughter and Law, is an evening of comedy and music that promises to be entertaining and inspiring. The evening will include improv, sketch comedy, stand up and a diverse musical program featuring national and local talent.

All Proceeds from this event will be donated to charities. The funds will be supporting causes that Tate was committed to such as equal access to justice and opportunities for youth.
General Admission
$25.00 for all seats
Please note: all people attending must have a valid ticket, including infants.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Liona Boyd

Presented by New Stage Productions
November 1, 2014
Showtimes:
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.
Reserved Seating
VIP: $50 (Rows F3 and F4 ONLY)
Regular: $40
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Vigil

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
November 6–15, 2014
Showtimes:
November 6, 7:30pm
November 7, 8pm
November 8, 8pm
November 12, 7:30pm
November 13, 7:30pm
November 14, 8pm
November 15, 2pm
November 15, 8pm

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.
General Admission
Single Tickets, evenings: $40.80
Single tickets, matinees: $37.41
Groups of 10 or more: $30.63 each
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

​Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

Part of Illuminating Conversations. Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
November 10, 2014
Showtimes:
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.
General Admission
$15.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

I, Claudia

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
November 27 to December 6, 2014
Showtimes:
November 27, 7:30pm
November 28, 8:00pm
November 29, 8:00pm
December 3, 7:30pm
December 4, 7:30pm
December 5, 8pm
December 6, 2pm
December 6, 8pm

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.
General Admission
Single Tickets, evenings: $40.80
Single tickets, matinees: $37.41
Groups of 10 or more: $30.63 each
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Robyn Doolittle

Part of Illuminating Conversations. Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
December 1, 2014
Showtimes:
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.

General Admission
$15.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

​​The Prince Of Homburg

Presented by Talk Is Free Theatre
January 29 to February 7, 2015
Showtimes:
January 15, 7:30pm
January 30, 8pm
January 31, 8pm
February 4, 7:30pm
February 5, 7:30pm
February 6, 8pm
February 7, 2pm
February 7, 8pm

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.
General Admission
Single Tickets, evenings: $40.80
Single tickets, matinees: $37.41
Groups of 10 or more: $30.63 each
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Willard Kinzie

Part of Illuminating Conversations. Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
February 2, 2015
Showtimes:
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.

General Admission
$15.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Freddie Hubbard Tribute

Black History Month
February 13, 2015
Showtimes:
February 13, 8:00pm

The death of legendary trumpet player FREDDIE HUBBARD rocked the world of jazz.  Around the world thousands of musicians, trumpeters and beyond, have been profoundly affected by the sound of Freddie Hubbard's horn over the years, his powerful approach and energized style having shaped the evolution of many a jazz artist.

For this special Black History month concert presentation, internationally acclaimed Trinidadian-born, New York trained trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI will pay tribute to the Hubbard legacy.  Recently returning to Toronto after tour dates with legendary rapper Jay-z, this multi-award winning jazz trumpeter will take on the sobering task of paying musical tribute to a personal hero and one of the greatest jazz trumpet players in the history of the art form.

This evening's 2-set concert will feature an all-star cast of hand-picked top-shelf jazz musicians bounding through 2 sets of Freddie Hubbard's inspired compositions. The 1st set will focus on Freddie's acoustic period ("Ready for Freddie", "Open Sesame", etc.) with the 2nd set showcasing his later electric groove period ("Red Clay", "Skydive", etc.).  
 
This will be a journey through one of jazz history's biggest players you won't soon forget.
General Admission
Adult: $35.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

​​Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
April 8–11, 2015
Showtimes:
April 8, 8:00pm
April 9, 7:30pm
April 10, 8:00pm
April 11, 2:00pm
April 11, 8:00pm

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.
General Admission
Single Tickets, evenings: $40.80
Single tickets, matinees: $37.41
Groups of 10 or more: $30.63 each
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Stop The World - I Want To Get Off!

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
May 21–30, 2015
Showtimes:
May 21, 7:30pm
May 22, 8:00pm
May 23, 8:00pm
May 27, 7:30pm
May 28, 7:30pm
May 29, 8:00pm
May 30, 2:00pm
May 30, 8:00pm

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."
General Admission
Single Tickets, evenings: $40.80
Single tickets, matinees: $37.41
Groups of 10 or more: $30.63 each
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Dr. Brad Dibble

Part of Illuminating Conversations. Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
May 25, 2015
Showtimes:
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."

General Admission
$15.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.
 

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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