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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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The Music Man

Presented by Talk Is Free Theatre
September 14 to October 2, 2016
Showtimes:
Site-Specific, Citywide production

Talk Is Free Theatre stages a revolutionary rendition of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, transforming downtown Barrie, Ontario into the song & dance filled streets of River City, Iowa, from Sept. 14 – Oct. 2, 2016. This roving, immersive show follows leading man, con artist Professor Harold Hill, on his hustle throughout Barrie. Audiences will be whisked from one city site to another to witness the whimsical tale amongst unsuspecting local residents. The cast of more than 60, including barbershop quartet and full brass band, will regale with rousing marches and heartwarming ballads, such as Seventy-Six Trombones, Shipoopi, and Till There Was You. See theatre history in the making with one of the largest-ever outdoor productions in Canada!

General Admission
All tickets: $40.80
Full Season (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $135.00
Full Season (Friday or Saturday): $145.00
PLEASE NOTE! The Music Man performances are Site-Specific  and is a Citywide production. The performance will begin at the Barrie Bus Terminal, which is located at 24 Maple Avenue in downtown Barrie.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Jean-Francois Mercier

Presented by La Cle d'la Baie
October 8, 2016
Showtimes:
8:00pm

​Subtil, sensible et touchant? Probablement! Serein? Pas tout à fait. Hilarant? Absolument! Jean-François vieillit et l’expérience l’oblige à évoluer. Il est maintenant conscient de sa propre fragilité. Dans ce spectacle, il doit régler ses comptes avec la vie avant que la vie ne le rattrape... Jean-François Mercier séduit son public avec la véhémence qu’on lui connaît. Fidèle à lui-même, il demeure gras et sexe à souhait, tout en étant plus réfléchi. Comment dire? Dorénavant, Jean-François tourne sa langue sept fois dans votre bouche avant de parler…

General Admission
$37.42
This show is not suitable for children.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

SCD 7th Anniversary Gala

Presented by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers
October 22, 2016
Showtimes:
7:00pm

Simcoe Contemporary Dancers celebrates 7 years of bringing professional contemporary dance to Simcoe County.   Come celebrate and see an exclusive work-in-progress by Dora Award-winning choreographer Mairéad Filgate. 

Reserved Seating
VIP (Rows AA and A ONLY): $100.00
Regular: $75.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Hotel Transylvania - The Movie

Theatres@Barrie
October 29, 2016
Showtimes:
11:00am

Halloween fun for all ages at the Mady Centre! First up is Hotel Transylvania at 11:00am. Even monsters need a vacation! Delicious concessions available to purchase from Cravings Fine Food. Costumes are welcome!

 
Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!
 
Rated: PG (Some rude humor, action and scary images)
General Admission
$5.00
All persons must have a valid ticket, including babes in arms.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Corpse Bride - The Movie

Theatres@Barrie
October 29, 2016
Showtimes:
2:00pm

Halloween fun for all ages at the Mady Centre! The second movie is for the older kids (and parents!). Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is on at 2:00pm.

Delicious concessions available to purchase from Cravings Fine Food. Costumes are welcome!

Movie description: There's been a grave misunderstanding. When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

 
Rated: PG (Suggested 8+)
General Admission
$5.00
All persons must have a valid ticket.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Movie)

Theatres@Barrie
October 29, 2016
Showtimes:
8:00pm (Doors at 7:00pm)

Let's do the time warp AGAIN! Probably the oddest, most off-the-wall cult film ever made, this kinky rock'n'roll science fiction horror satire is a Halloween fan favorite. A young couple stumbles into a castle inhabited by weirdos from the planet Transylvania including Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry) a transvestite Frankenstein in rhinestone heels. A marvelous musical spoof which urges, "Give yourself over to total pleasure."

The full Rocky experience - you are encouraged to dress up, dance and sing along. Props are welcome - here is what you can are encouraged to bring along:

-Bubbles (no rice!) for the wedding scene

- Newspapers to hold over your head when Brad and Janet are in the storm

- Toast (unbuttered please) for when Frankie calls a toast at dinner

- Party horns for the end of the creation speech

- Rubber gloves for the creation speech (great sound effects if snapped in sync)

Please be respectful and do not throw items at the screen or other patrons.

Delicious concessions available to purchase from Cravings Fine Food.

 
Rated: R (Strictly 19+)
General Admission
Seating is General Admission (Cabaret tables and chairs): $20.00
This movie is Rated R.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Benefit Masquerade Event

Presented by Yours in Theatre
October 30, 2016
Showtimes:
7:00pm

Yours In Theatre is once again presenting their successful annual Masquerade Fundraising Event.  Yours In Theatre will be sharing ticket revenue with:  St. Michael’s Hospital Transplant Unit & The Kidney Foundation of Canada this year.  Featuring: Yours In Theatre Commedia dell'arte Masked Theatre Troupe, Faustwork and Mentalist Rick Cool.

Reserved Seating
$35.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Little Red Riding Hood

Presented by OnStage Performance Group
November 2nd to 6th, 2016
Showtimes:
Nov 2, 2016 at 7:00pm
Nov 3, 2016 at 7:00pm
Nov 4, 2016 at 7:00pm
Nov 5, 2016 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Nov 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

Though the story still centres around the little girl in the woods in red velvet riding hood going to visit her Granny, there are a few twists and turns that take the story in new and surprisingly delightful directions.

What makes it interesting is all the different things they do to embellish the story.  Especially some of the characters, you just wouldn’t expect to see them here.”
 
In addition to Little Red, there are several storybook characters that will make an appearance – including everyone from the three little pigs to the good fairy.
 
With a cast of 26 adults and children, the show is well-stocked with local talent.
 
This panto is especially geared toward families, and includes jokes for the kids, jokes for the adults and music for everyone, with everything from Billy Idol to Pharrell Williams to the old time songs.
Reserved Seating
Regular: $20.00
Children under 8: $10.00  (Available by calling the box office at 705-739-4228)
Groups 10+: $15.00 (Available by calling the box office at 705-739-4228)
Children under 1: FREE (Please call the box office at 705-739-4228)
Please note - all persons in attendance must have a valid ticket, including babes in arms.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Any Dream Will Do

Presented by the City of Barrie
Nov 16 to 19, 2016
Showtimes:
Nov 16, 2016 at 2pm
Nov 17, 2016 at 2pm
Nov 18, 2016 at 7:30pm
Nov 19, 2016 at 7:30pm

​Regular: $29.00
Groups of 10 or more: $25.00 (Available by contacting the Box Office at 705-739-4228)

Written by and starring Adrian Marchuk (starred as Frankie Valli in the Toronto production of Jersey Boys)

Adrian and his very talented cast of triple threats will tell the story of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s life and the incredible contribution this man has made to musical theatre. The draw of a Webber show is the endless familiar show-stopping hits, which this concert style production has with witty interludes and loads of interesting facts, barely stopping the momentum of hit song after hit song!

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Adrian Marchuk - Writer, Performer
 
Adrian spent three years playing Frankie Valli in the Toronto and Las Vegas companies of Jersey Boys.  Other recent credits include starring in Marry Me A Little (Tarragon Theatre), Dr. Fine in the hit rock musical Next To Normal (Tarragon Theatre), Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza (Patrick Street Productions, Persephone Theatre), Gilbert Blythe in Anne & Gilbert (Ontario Tour).
 
Other credits include Cale Blackwell in Fire (Persephone Theatre, Theatre & Company), Edgar in Bat Boy: The Musical! (Betty Award Nomination for Best Performance), Max in Lend Me A Tenor, Paul Bratter in Barefoot in the Park, Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing.  Adrian spent two seasons at the Shaw Festival, where he appeared in Peter Pan, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Caesar and Cleopatra, and the Canadian premieres of Merrily We Roll Along and Hello Again.  
 
Adrian is also in demand for concert appearances in the Toronto area and across the country.   He has sung the national anthems for the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre and for the Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.   His first musical concert show, The Sweetest Sounds, has been performed around Ontario and which made its NYC debut at the historic Birdland Jazz Club in 2013
 
In addition to his acting work, Adrian is an instructor at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Sheridan College for the Performing Arts, St. Clair College, and at his private studio in Toronto, where he does one-on-one coaching and group workshops.   
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Chris Tsujiuchi - Musical Direction and Arrangements
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Alexis Gordon - Performer
 
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Jay Davis - Performer
 
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Kelly Holiff - Performer
 
 
Reserved Seating
PLEASE NOTE: All persons must have a ticket. For accessible seating, please contact the Box Office.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Home - The Movie

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

Today is best day ever! Come dance along with Oh and the Boov as they learn about humans people. Delicious snacks available to purchase from Cravings Fine Food and Catering. 
 

Movie description: An alien on the run from his own people makes friends with a girl. He tries to help her on her quest, but can be an interference.
 
Rated: PG
General Admission
$3.00
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.

The Wedding Party

Presented by Talk Is Free Theatre
December 1 - 10, 2016
Showtimes:
From the award-winning creators of the beloved play, I Claudia, Kristen Thomson and director Chris Abraham comes a new comedy about two families, a wedding, mistaken identities, and love, love, LOVE!
With their latest creation, The Wedding Party, they invite the audience to take a seat ringside on the big day, while an astonishing cast of the country's leading actors including Trish Lindstrom, Tony Nappo, Moya O'Connell, Tom Rooney, and Kristen Thomson herself, hit the dance floor, drink too much, and try to get along.
General Admission
Single tickets (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $37.50
Single tickets (Friday or Saturday): $40.80
Group or 10 or more: $34.00
Full Season (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $135.00
Full Season (Friday or Saturday): $145.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Home Alone - The Movie

Presented by Theatres@Barrie
December 17, 2016
Showtimes:
2:00pm

When Kevin's family left on their European vacation they forgot one minor detail: Kevin. Take a break from the Christmas rush and come down to the Mady. Delicious snacks available to purchase from Cravings Fine Food and Catering. 
 

Movie description: An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. 
 
 Rated: PG
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.

The Libertine

Presented by Talk Is Free Theatre
January 5 - 14, 2016
Showtimes:

The Princess Bride meets The Three Musketeers meets the decline of western civilization in this ultimate retelling of the Don Juan story.

 
A satirical comedy-tragedy fit for the 21st century where materialism and physical pleasure rule the day. Hilarious and scorching, this 350-year-old play takes you on a ride from hedonism to hell, full of swash-buckle and bravado.
 
General Admission
 
Single tickets (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $37.50
Single tickets (Friday or Saturday): $40.80
Group or 10 or more: $34.00
Full Season (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $135.00
Full Season (Friday or Saturday): $145.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Offline

Presented by Talk Is Free Theatre
March 2 - 11, 2016
Showtimes:

A young woman leaves behind a remarkable work of art with profound ramifications, inextricably linking the lives of those touched by it after she is gone.

 
Some of Canada's most exciting young talents have collectively created this exciting musical and theatrical exploration of what becomes of our personal and artistic legacies.
General Admission
Single tickets (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $37.50
Single tickets (Friday or Saturday): $40.80
Group or 10 or more: $34.00
Full Season (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $135.00
Full Season (Friday or Saturday): $145.00
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

Box Office Hours
 
Regular hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12pm–6pm; Saturday 11am–5pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays
 
Please note that the box office at the venue of the show is open from one hour before the performance until the intermission for ticket purchase and pick-up.
 

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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