No borders! – International artists visit downtown St. Catharines
25 January 2017- Impressive sounds and remarkable artistry will continue to fill the stages of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre this February. Performances include exceptional musicians and artists from Los Angeles, Tokyo, Newfoundland, South Africa, and Niagara. Plus, Robertson Theatre will play host to a pair of award-winning theatre productions and The Film House will screen several OSCAR-nominated films during the month of February.
The month begins with a sonic barrage in Partridge Hall on 2 February with Rock ‘n’ roll giants, Los Lobos. Based out of Los Angeles, the band blew up in 1987 with their cover of “La Bamba.” South Africa’s most successful singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo return to St. Catharines on 17 February. The group have been nominated for their 17thGRAMMY Award for their latest album Walking in the Footsteps of Our Fathers. Tokyo-based Mouse on the Keys will transform Robertson Theatre into a virtual Tokyo on 7 March with their jazz-neo-classical-post-rock compositions.
Upcoming live theatre includes a run of Volcano Theatre’s Infinity, which just completed a sold-out run in Toronto. This award-winning drama will be presented just three times 17-18 February. We are proud to host Essential Collective Theatre‘s production of the Canadian classic The Drawer Boy in Robertson Theatre from 24 February to 3 March.
THE FILM HOUSE – February is OSCAR season – be sure to catch our buzz-worthy, first-run features and nominated documentaries! Critically-acclaimed indie-drama MOONLIGHT continues its run into February. The film was nominated for eight OSCARS including Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director and of course, Best Picture. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA has been nominated for six OSCARS including Best Picture. The film stars Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams and opens on 17 February. OSCAR-nominated documentary LIFE, ANIMATED tells the story of Owen Suskind, an autistic boy who couldn’t speak for years. He finds his voice, thanks to the world of Disney characters and his imagination. The film has been called touching, intelligent, heartfelt and extraordinary and it screens just once on 8 February at 8pm.