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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. Take a virtual tour!

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Sunday in the Park with George

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
January 28 to February 6, 2016
Showtimes:
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.

Once On This Island Jr

Presented by The Melody in Me
Feb 13, 2016
Showtimes:
3:00pm and 6:00pm

The Musical Theatre Intensive Program at The Melody In Me proudly presents Ahrens and Flaherty's Once On This Island Jr. This full-hearted Carribean influenced musical tells the story  of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls  in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy  from the other side of her island.  The fantasical Gods of the island send Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love.

General Admission
$15.00
PLEASE NOTE: All persons must have a ticket, including infants.
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

PART OF THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONCERTS! SAVE $5 WHEN YOU BUY BOTH CONCERTS

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
SPECIAL! Buy 1 ticket to A Tribute to Bob Marley and receive $5.00 off 1 ticket to A Tribute to the Masters of Tenor Saxophone. Click Buy Now and Black History Month Concerts is on the left side menu. Please check pricing. For informartion or assistance, please call 705-739-4228.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Disney's Cars - The Movie

Presented by Theatres@Barrie
February 20, 2016
Showtimes:
2:00pm
Disney's Cars races to the Mady Centre! Relive this fast paced family film with the whole family. 
 
While traveling to California to race against The King (Richard Petty) and Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton) for the Piston Cup Championship, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) becomes lost after falling out of his trailer in a run down town called Radiator Springs. While there he slowly befriends the town'… Mores odd residents, including Sally (Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy). When it comes time for him to leave to championship is no longer his top priority.
 
Rated: G
 
 
General Admission
$6.90
PLEASE NOTE: All persons must have a ticket, including infants.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Tribute to the Masters of Tenor Saxophone

Presented by Black History Month
Feb 26, 2016
Showtimes:
7:30pm

PART OF THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONCERTS! SAVE $5 WHEN YOU BUY BOTH CONCERTS

​Leading Canadian jazz masters Pat LaBarbera and Kirk MacDonald will join forces to present an evening of music celebrating the Masters Of The Tenor Saxophone. The award winning and critically acclaimed saxophonists will perform a historic overview of the evolution of the tenor saxophone in jazz. Pat and Kirk will perform works associated with or composed by iconic tenor greats Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, John Coltrane and more. This promises to be a very special event.  

General Admission
Regular: $25.00

SPECIAL! Buy 1 ticket to A Tribute to Bob Marley and receive $5.00 off 1 ticket to A Tribute to the Masters of Tenor Saxophone. Click Buy Now and Black History Month Concerts is on the left side menu. Please check pricing. For informartion or assistance, please call 705-739-4228.
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.

Wearing Many Hats

1st Annual Leadership Auction to Benefit Talk is Free Theatre
March 8, 2016
Showtimes:
7:00pm

Come and bid on some of Barrie's most prominent leaders who will provide the most amazing and unique prizes!

City of Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman will cook you a lunch for 4 people.
 
City of Barrie CEO Carla Ladd will trade jobs with a successful bidder for a day.
 
Town of Innisfil Mayor Gord Wauchope will serve as your delivery boy.
 
Georgian College President Mary-Lynn West-Moynes  will host a group of 12 for pizza at the College.
 
Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak will write a short, one act play.
 
Barrie - Springwater - Oro Medonte MP Alex Nuttall will write you a song and host you at dinner sponsored where he will perform it.
 
Community leader Joan Gilroy will cook a dinner for 8 and host an evening of improvisation games at her home.
 
Barrie Advance Publisher Shaun Sauve will host you to a game of golf for 4 people.
 
Scotia Wealth Management Senior Adviser Graydon Oldfield (Scotia Wealth Management) will provide a skill lesson for 4.
 
Former director of the MacLaren William Moore will work with you and your art at your house or office. He will make suggestions on where your art "wants to be". And if you agree, he will rehang/reinstall them.
 
Rock 95 Star Ozz will host you and 2 of your friends  to dinner at a Barrie Colts Game.
 
A perfect gift for the International Woman's Day.
 
Held at the Park Place Theatre at the Mady, 1 Dunlop St. West.
 
On Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm, followed by appetizers and cash bar.
 
General Admission
$30.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Aladdin - The Movie

Presented by Theatres@Barrie
March 19, 2016
Showtimes:
2:00pm
 

Beat the March break blues and join us for Aladdin! Sing, dance and re-live the family fun.

 
When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil has other plans for the lamp -- and for Princess Jasmine. But can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn't quite what he appears to be?
 
Rated: G
 
General Admission
$6.90
PLEASE NOTE: All persons must have a ticket, including infants.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

We Walk the Line

Presented by WWTL Productions
April 23, 2016
Showtimes:
7:30pm

WE WALK THE LINE is a true Johnny Cash Experience. The concert is a musical tribute covering Cash's entire musical career from the 1950's at Sun Records to 2003 with the American Recordings label. The concert performance features Ward Cornforth as a 1960's era Johnny Cash with the signature "Boom-Chicka-Boom" sound of his long time touring band the Tennessee Three. The show also includes a dynamic performance by Shanya Dawson as June Carter singing many classic duets with Johnny Cash.

Reserved Seating
$29.00
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.

Robin Jones

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
May 9, 2016
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.

A Night with Beatlemania Revisited

Presented by Springtime Professional Entertainment
May 28, 2016
Showtimes:
2:30pm and 8:00pm

RELIVE THIS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE MAGIC AND ENTHUSIAM OF BEATLEMANIA REVISITED! 

'BEATLEMANIA REVISITED', a unique Canadian-based musical and theatrical international touring show, features talented European and North American cast members recreating the look, sound and excitement of the Fab Four's live performances. More than 30 songs are performed live 'note for note' including 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', 'A Hard Day's Night', 'Yellow Submarine', 'Yesterday' and 'Hey Jude', plus many more well-loved audience favourites. The evening begins with the Fab Four's famous 1964 appearance on the Ed Sullivan TV show and continues through their amazing career with many costume changes including the Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road eras. Period guitars, replicas of those played by John, Paul and George, add to the authenticity of this finely tuned concert.
 
Leading the cast is the incomparable IAN GARCIA who performs worldwide as Sir Paul. MARK MATTHEWS, initially from London UK and a 2010 Juno award winner known in Canada for his original musical works, takes on the role of drummer Ringo Starr. His uncanny portrayal has resulted in rave reviews. JEREMY WRIGHT, a talented multi-instrumentalist and self-confessed 'Beatle fanatic' has performed alongside numerous Canadian artists and travelled three continents performing The Beatles songbook. His guitar skills and onstage enthusiasm and wit make him a natural in the role of George Harrison. Belfast, Northern Ireland native COLUM HENRY rounds out the Fab Four's cast. He captures the energy and humour of John Lennon to perfection. The role of the 'fifth Beatle', Billy Preston, is handled admirably by multi-talented musical director JOHN BROCKSOM providing the addition of piano, percussion and harmony vocals.
 
Beatlemania Revisited is an audience-interactive production that will have all young at heart fans singing, dancing and clapping along throughout the show.
Reserved Seating
Evening Performance (8:00pm): $43.26
Matinee performance (2:30pm): $40.55
Groups of 10 or more: $5.00 off! Available by contacting the Box Office
Groups of 10 or more: $5.00 off! Available by contacting the Box Office
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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