Kick off your March Break on 9 March with Lightwire Theater’s MOON MOUSE! This electroluminescent puppet show features music by David Bowie and Elton John and is led by a team that reached the semi-finals on America’s Got Talent. Other family shows includes two wonderful introductions to theatre for little ones: Windmill Theatre’s Grug and the Rainbow on 21 March and a Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play! on 1 April.
Country music superstar, Terri Clark rolls into St. Catharines on 23 March with special guest Jessica Mitchell. Bluesy-folk rocker Terra Lightfoot co-headlines with CBC darling and 2017 Juno nominee for Songwriter of the Year, Donovan Woods on 24 March.
One of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre pays admiration to Onkwehon:wen warriors with multi-disciplinary performanceThe Honouring on 31 March. “These are narratives that our population don’t get to hear or people don’t necessarily learn in school,” Artistic Director Santee Smith explains in the latest issue of CentreStage magazine.
HOT TICKET members can bring friends for free! Our BFF promotion extends to these four performances:
THE FILM HOUSE – Critically-acclaimed and award-winning films continue through March in The Film House! Upcoming titles include LA LA LAND (nominated for 14 OSCARS), PATERSON (nominated for the Palm D’Or and won the Palm Dog at Cannes), LION (nominated for six OSCARS), A MAN CALLED OVE (nominated for two OSCARS), I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO and FIRE AT SEA (both nominated for Best Documentary at the OSCARS) and OLD STONE (nominated for five Canadian Screen Awards). We’re also pleased to be screening the following classics: PRETTY IN PINK, ODD MAN OUT, and a special co-presentation with The Gallery Players including a trio of Charlie Chaplin films and live musical accompaniment on 25 March. Download March’s Film House schedule online.
LARRY CARLTON QUARTET | WED 8 MAR | Partridge Hall
The 19-time nominee and four-time GRAMMY winner has been called one of the most accomplished and admired guitarists in the world. While not everyone knows his name, virtually everyone has heard him play!
Lightwire Theater MOON HOUSE: A SPACE ODYSSEY | THURS 9 MAR | Partridge Hall
An eye-popping theatre experience fusing puppetry with the unique technology of electroluminescent wire. Moon Mouse is a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences. [Ages 5+]
REMI BOLDUC ENSEMBLE Swingin’ with Oscar|SAT 11 MAR | Cairns Recital Hall
Chair at the jazz department at McGill University, Rémi Bolduc, and his top-quality Jazz Ensemble pays masterful tribute to Canada’s very own Oscar Peterson.
RHYTHM OF THE DANCE | SAT 18 MAR | Partridge Hall
A new era in Irish entertainment that features an incredible spectacle of world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band and the Young Irish Tenors. [SOLD-OUT]
WINDMILL THEATRE Grug and the Rainbow | TUE 21 MAR | Partridge Hall
Grug embarks on an epic journey to find a rainbow that always seems just beyond his grasp. The very youngest audiences are mesmerized by the inventive puppetry, staging, music and gentle storytelling. A memorable first experience in theatre! [12:30pm / Ages 4+]
TERRI CLARK | THU 23 MAR | Partridge Hall
Terri Clark is the only Canadian woman to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. She is an eight-time Canadian Country Music Award Entertainer of the Year, five-time Female Vocalist of the Year, plus holds six number one singles in Canada and the USA.
TERRA LIGHTFOOT WITH DONOVAN WOODS | FRI 24 MAR | Partridge Hall
Terra Lightfoot’s songs evoke the burly soul and bounding rock of Creedence Clearwater Revival with touchstone influences like Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Singer-songwriter Donovan Woods is guided by a mantra that only sounds simple: Good songs win. Like with so many songwriters of note, what matters isn’t what you call it, or where it comes from, but the stories you tell, and the voice you use.
KAHA:WI DANCEThe Honouring| FRI 31 MAR | Partridge Hall
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre brings history to life in this multidisciplinary performance. This acclaimed production honours First Nations warriors of the War of 1812 and Onkwehon:we families who sacrificed to protect Haudenosaunee sovereignty, culture and land.
ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE’S WE ARE IN PLAY | SAT 1 APRIL | Partridge Hall
Ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’s award-winning children’s books, this vaudevillian romp will have audiences dancing in their seats! With the help of nutty backup singers, The Squirelles, this musical is a party that you won’t want to miss! [1 + 4pm / Ages 4+]
For more information about the upcoming 2016/17 HOT TICKET Season, visit our website at www.FirstOntarioPAC.ca or contact the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office by phone 905-688-0722, email BoxOffice@FirstOntarioPAC.ca, or in person at 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines. Box Office hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-2pm.