Shantero Productions presents
The Comic Strippers
Friday, September 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price: $45.00 + TFSF
Groups of 10 and more: $40.00 + TFSF – Available in person or by phone only
The Comic Strippers, back by popular demand with an all new show, are a fictitious male stripper troupe played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating, in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their sexylarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance;” these guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh. Women often say the most attractive thing about a man is his sense of humour – so ladies, these stripped-down comedians are sure to make your head explode. And not to worry, gentlemen, this is definitely a parody of male strippers. Some of the performers have what’s called ‘Comedy Bodies’ – they will make you look fabulous by comparison!
Semi-undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.
WARNING: No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. A show for all genders… 19+ only
Fresh from sold out shows in Vegas, Australia and Canada and Canadian Comedy Award Winners for Best Live Production, The Comic Strippers are:
Roman Danylo – For five seasons, Roman starred on CTV’s Comedy Inc. As a stand-up comedian, he has appeared on Just For Laughs and The Debaters.
Ken Lawson – Ken starred in the Canadian sitcom Health Nutz and has performed all over North America with The Vancouver Theatre Sports League and The Second City.
Chris Casillan – An improv comedy vet with The Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Chris is also a Canadian Comedy Award winner with his sketch comedy group Canadian Content.
Pearce Visser – Pearce is a 25 year veteran of improv, performing and teaching across Canada and the globe, is in the Cirque du Soleil talent roster, and can be seen occasionally on film and tv.
★★★★★ “Extremely funny comedy show that showcases their mercurial improvisational talents.” – UK Fringe Review
★★★★ “A high- energy evening that never loses pace.” – Adelaide Now
“A show suitable for both men and women… an entertaining ride where anything goes.” – Rip It Up Magazine
“One of the most hilarious shows I’ve ever seen.” – Vancouver Sun
Snowbirds Lifestyle Presentations
Tuesday, September 25 @ 7 p.m.
Join us for a FREE event to celebrate the snowbird lifestyle! Entertainment includes Canadian country superstar Michelle Wright, soft rock singer/songwriter Dan Hill and classic Canadian rocker Ian Thomas; this event also includes a special presentation by Canadian Snowbird Association President Karen Huestis.
Sponsored by Medipac Travel Insurance and The Canadian Snowbird Association
Ticket price: FREE (service charges may apply for telephone and online orders)
Empire Productions and Brighton Applefest present
Friday, September 28 – Gates @ 6 p.m. Music @ 7:30 p.m.
Price: $40.00 inclusive
General Admission – Lawnchairs Welcome
With his 19th album, Miles to Go (out Sept. 21, on Stony Plain Records in the USA and True North Records ROW), Colin James is getting back to the blues. Miles to Go, Colin James’ ambitious sequel to the critically acclaimed Blue Highways, continues James’ story with a collection of carefully curated songs handpicked from some of the greatest blues artists. This album blends songs old and new, some of them completely reimagined and some almost perfect homages. But all are unified by a theme of undying love for the blues and the highest respect for the creators that led the way. Known as one of Canada’s best blues musicians, James set out to make Blue Highways, an album of blues covers recorded with his touring band, he always intended it to be the first of two installments. Now we have Miles to Go, in which James records nine new covers of his favourite artists (Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Little Willie John, Robert Johnson, etc.) and adds two originals, “I Will Remain” and “40 Light Years.” “Blues has always been a pass-it-forward kind of thing,” says James. “It’s also surprisingly hard to write. You have to be careful how modern you get in your phrasing. Certain writers can write a song that sounds like it was done 40 years ago, but it’s deceptively hard.” So much of Colin James’s career has pointed him to this moment: joyfully tangled up in the blues, which, as he notes, “is the only genre where you can maintain a young profile at the age of 53.”
Tuesday, October 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price: $39.00 + HST + TFSF
One of the most famed Canadian songwriters, Jimmy Rankin wrote such classic Rankin hits as “North Country,” “You Feel The Same Way Too,” and the Juno winning single “Fare Thee Well Love,” voted the #1 East Coast song of all time by CBC listeners across Canada. His own hits include “Followed Her Around,” “Morning Bound Train,” and “Cool Car.” One of the true originals in Canadian music has moved from Nashville to Nova Scotia, and is celebrating with music only he could make. Jimmy Rankin’s new Moving East is pure East Coast, a homecoming album featuring true stories, tall tales and bittersweet ballads, and the classic folk-rock sound that Rankin helped pioneer. Just at a time when people are searching out authentic cultural voices, strong stories and well-crafted songs, Rankin has made an unapologetically East Coast folk-rock record, (Produced by fellow Nova Scotian, Joel Plaskett), with a raw, unsentimental and current edge. “I’m putting the party back in the kitchen” quips Rankin.
Paquette Productions presents
A Tribute To Elvis In Concert
Thursday, October 4 @ 7 p.m.
Price: $44.00 + HST + TF service fee
Back by popular demand! Paquette Productions is proud to announce the return of one of the most successful Elvis shows of the year, A Tribute to Elvis in Concert, featuring two of the world’s most coveted Elvis Tribute Artists known today: Pete Paquette from Toronto and Chris Connor from the United Kingdom. This dynamic duo have been performing their amazing Tribute show in front of thousands of Elvis fans across our nation. Accompanied by an eleven piece band, their incredible talents and showmanship makes this show a MUST SEE live concert for any rock’n roll music fan.
Direct from the United Kingdom, Chris Connor, from the World Famous Elvis Show, within a few short years has skyrocketed himself to becoming one of the most popular and sought after Elvis Tribute Artist in the world. His natural looks and voice astound his audiences at every concert. Chris delivers a powerful tribute to Elvis in the Concert Years which will leave you mesmerized from beginning to end. Recently, Chris was named one of the top Tribute Acts by the Telegraph Journal UK.
Canada’s Premier Elvis Tribute Artist, Pete Paquette, a multi-award winning performer who has toured across Canada with his self-produced show Elvis: The Moments, will set the stage with his explosive energy, recreating a performance of two of the King’s most defining moments of his career, from his early Rock & Roll years to the electrifying 1968 Comeback Special in the famous Black Leather Outfit.
Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! Tour
Tuesday, October 9 @ 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 9 @ 4 p.m. SOLD OUT
Tuesday, October 9 @ 6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Price: $39.90 + HST + TFSF
Groups of 10 +: $37.90 + HST + TFSF (available through box office only – 613-969-0099 ext. 1)
All children aged 12 months and older must have a ticket for any children/family performances. Only babes in arms (under 12 months) at time of performance are exempt
The Wiggles are bringing their exciting new Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! Tour to The Empire Theatre this Fall. Derived from their #1 hit Treehouse TV program of the same name, this brand-new show will see Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony hit the stage with their friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and all the Wiggly Dancers.
Come and Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle in the aisles, while singing along to classics like “Hot Potato” and “Rock a Bye Your Bear”. The Wiggles are excited to bring their highly interactive, fun and educational message to all of their Canadian Fans.
Audience participation features include: *Having fun with your favourite Wiggly pal as they sing and dance through the audience. *Starting the fun at home by creating a Wiggles sign and/or dressing up as your favorite character. *Yelling “Wake up, Lachy!” whenever the loveable Purple Wiggle falls asleep onstage.
So good, you need to say it three times, the Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! Tour will get parents and children alike dancing in their seats. Whether you like to “Do the Propeller” sing “Emma’s Yellow Bow,” say g’day to Lachy’s friend Ponso the Pony or play “Simon Says,” you better get a wiggle on and get your tickets now as seats to the Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! Tour will sell like hot potatoes!
VaughnCo Entertainment presents
The Ultimate Neil Diamond Experience
Saturday, October 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
PL 1: $47.50 + HST + TFSF
PL 2: $37.50 + HST + TFSF
Las Vegas Headliner Jay White is one of the world’s most convincing re-creations of Neil Diamond
Jay White has been paying homage to Neil Diamond for over 25 years. Jay’s every movement, sound and expression are tributes to the passion and power of the real Diamond, giving new luster to the life of the man and his music. From the moment he hits the stage with Diamond favourite “Cherry, Cherry” to the fabulous flag waving finale “Coming To America” Jay fires the audience with the intensity of his first class illusion. In 1996 and again in 2002 White met Diamond before his Vegas MGM appearances, where Neil told Jay to; “keep up the good work” and autographed a photo of the two signing; “Jay, keep singing, so I can stay home and relax, your friend in music”. Jay energizes stages with a touch of class and a dash of Rock-n-Roll, continuing the musical legacy of Neil Diamond in five countries and more than 9000 unforgettable shows. If you are a Neil Diamond fan this show is for you!
VaughnCo Entertainment is proud to present “Rumours” The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute show based in Los Angeles, California. The group recreates the legendary band in it’s youthful heyday from 1975-1979.
After finding huge success in Los Angeles, selling out their regular Roxy Theater performances month after month, the band moved from the world famous Sunset Strip to Casinos, Theaters, and clubs all over America. The band is comprised of vocalist/artist/actor Jesika Miller, vocalist/film maker/photographer Rebecca Fishman, drummer/actor Ned Brower (Rooney, Mike Viola, Dawson’s Creek), guitarist/producer/engineer Taylor Locke (Rooney, Taylor Locke and the Roughs), and bassist/producer/engineer Nic Johns (Ben Lee, Margaret Cho, Room 8). Rumours has meticulously put together a show that spares no detail. From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, “ Rumours” takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren’t afraid to put on a show.
Relive the rock and roll magic with “Rumours” The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show!
Homegrown Craft Beer Festival
Crystal Palace, Picton Fairgrounds, Picton
Saturday, October 27 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Advance Tickets (available until 11:59 p.m. October 26) $16.81 + HST + TF service fee
includes 2 tokens
Empire Productions and Prince Edward County present …
The County’s favourite craft brewing festival is back! Celebrating local growers, markers, and tasters of beer, cider, and spirits in the #GCA (Greater County Area) this October 27th, 2018
Homegrown is a toast to the harvest season! Soak up a fall-fair vibe while sampling what’s on tap from 22+ local vendors outside at the historic Crystal Palace Fairgrounds…
Shantero Productions presents
accompanied by Andrew Dolson
Friday, November 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price: $47.50 + TFSF
Liona Boyd, since her 1975 debut performance at Carnegie Hall, New York, has enthralled audiences worldwide with her romantic and unique brand of classical, folk and world music. Tracing the timeline—Spanish-British heritage, emigrating to Canada in 1959, “falling in love with classical guitar at the age of 13”, graduating from the University of Toronto with a music degree in 1972—the traditional classical music path seemed quite clear. However, Liona embarked on a far more adventurous journey. In addition to her solo career, she began touring with and opening for Canadian folk legend, Gordon Lightfoot. She went on to perform and record with many artists of diverse genres, a small sampling of whom include Chet Atkins, Canadian Brass, Eric Clapton, Olivia Newton-John, Yo Yo Ma and Al Di Meola. Also spanning a wide range of styles, Liona has released 28 studio, live or compilation albums, five of which went gold, and three platinum. No stranger to awards and accolades, her highlights include five Junos, the Order of Canada, five honorary doctorates and, in June 2018, the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
“Exceptional sensitivity and an impressive sense of dedication” – Los Angeles Times
“Nothing short of fantastic. Liona takes one’s breath away.” – Denver Post
“A quiet poetic brilliance” – The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
Following her 2009 diagnosis of focal dystonia, Liona tweaked her playing style, added singing to her repertoire and two years ago began touring with protege, Andrew Dolson, classically trained in both guitar and voice. Audiences can anticipate solo and duet classical guitar pieces, songs—both familiar and new, personal anecdotes from a storied career … all delivered with charm, humour and grace.
Don’t miss An Intimate Evening with ‘the first lady of guitar’ … Liona Boyd!
Rhythmic Promotions presents
3P1C (Epic) Journey Tribute
Saturday, November 3 @ 8 p.m.
Price: $33.00 + HST + TF service fee
3P1C (Epic) Journey Tribute – Canada’s Definitive Journey Tribute Band, transports you back in time to the Steve Perry era of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, ‘Journey’. Featuring Al Langlade’s uncanny resemblance to ‘The Voice’ in full costume & backed by an all-star rhythm section with note-for-note accuracy, it will be a night to remember!
‘Don’t Stop Believin’, ‘Open Arms’, ‘Separate Ways’, Faithfully’, ‘Anyway You Want it…. 3P1C will be performing these and other chart-toppers, along with some deep cuts for the die-hard Journey fans.
You are about to embark on an Epic Journey!
Thursday, November 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
PL1: $64.00 + HST + TFSF
PL2: $44.00 + HST + TFSF
Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor and recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle returns to The Empire stage.
Doyle was the lead singer of iconic Canadian band Great Big Sea, known for fusing traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. His solo albums continue to cement Doyle’s reputation as one of Canada’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. In Doyle’s words, “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”
Bounty Enterprises presents
Hotel California an Eagles Tribute
Friday, November 9 @ 8 p.m.
Price: $38.27 + HST + TFSF
For almost three decades HOTEL CALIFORNIA has been recreating the legendary sound of THE EAGLES, and thrilling audiences all over the world. The band set the bar in 1986, and they’ve remained the industry leading substitute for The Eagles ever since. Playing to huge audiences, sharing bills with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and going places no tribute band has gone before. HOTEL CALIFORNIA’s show has evolved into a masterful celebration of The Eagles’ music. One of the most game-changing song catalogs in the history of rock n’ roll is performed to perfection before your eyes and ears. You can check them out any time you like, but you’ll never want to leave.
Paquette Productions presents
Saturday, November 10 @ 7 p.m.
Price: $44.00 + HST + TFSF
You know it’s Motown when you hear it!
Defined as soul music, Motown (Motown Records) was a driving force behind some of the biggest names in music. Individual artists and groups like: Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and The Jackson 5, among many others, would come to be known as the Motown Sound in the sixties and seventies.
For the first time ever, Motown Soul brings you the exquisite vocal harmonies of Cathy Borges, Marlene O’Neill, and Amoy Levy, known as The Tonettes, performing alongside special guest performer from Las Vegas, Nevada, currently starring in his hit show from Bally’s Casino, the man with all of the moves, Grady Harrell. Together, the Tonettes and Grady will deliver a powerful and soulful performance as you have never heard or seen before, bringing you back in time to that special era when music and soul came together.
With songs like: “Higher and Higher” (Jackie Wilson), “My Girl” (The Temptations), “You Can’t Hurry Love” (Supremes), “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (Marvin Gaye), and “Natural Woman” (Aretha Franklin), you’ll be singing and dancing all night long to this timeless music when you hear it live with the Rockin’ Royals Showband.
Tim & The Glory Boys
present The Buffalo Road Show
Monday, December 3 @ 7 p.m.
Advance – $19.00 + HST + TFSF
At door – $24.00 + HST + TFSF
Family Pack of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) – $44.00 + HST + TFSF
Yeehaw! Tim & The Glory Boys are saddled up and ready to ride—The Buffalo Roadshow is coming to town!
With a wild, new album in their saddlebags, the boys are cutting a path clear across Canada to play 50+ shows. Don’t miss your chance to join the shindig! Buy your tickets, and invite your friends, before it’s SOLD OUT!
The Buffalo Roadshow is a spirited, family-friendly party going down at a theatre, church, or barn near you. Whether you’re from the big city or a one bison town, you can be sure this rowdy music hoedown won’t be more than two whoops and a holler away. It’ll be the show you can’t stop talking about… you’ll laugh, you’ll sing, and you’ll stomp yer boots!
Tim & The Glory Boys are more than just a country bluegrass gospel band! Rumour has it they’re also multiple JUNO, Dove, and Covenant award-winning artists—musical showmen if you will—that bring down the house at every tour stop. With their rugged BC homeland in the rearview mirror, these guys are eager as Canadian beavers to bring The Buffalo Roadshow to your neck o’ the woods. Don’t miss it!
Freddy Vette & The Commodores
Saturday, December 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price: $39.00 + HST + TF service fee
Rock around the Christmas tree with Freddy Vette & The Commodores Orchestra! Mr. Rock and Roll joins Canada’s longest running 17 piece big swing band! Hear rockin’ versions of your Christmas favourites, plus the music of Elvis, The Beatles, The Four Seasons, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, like you’ve never heard it before!
Get your tickets or you’ll have a Blue Christmas. Don’t miss this swingin’, jumpin’, hall decking show, full of Jingle Bell Rock and Roll!
John McDermott Family Christmas
with special guest Dala
Saturday, December 15 @ 7 p.m.
Price: $44.00 + HST + TFSF
THe Empire Theatre is thrilled to present a Family Christmas with Scottish-Canadian Tenor John McDermott singing songs of the season accompanied by the angelic harmonies of his special guests Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala!
Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price: $46.00 + HST + TFSF
“I want to take people to places they haven’t been.” Jesse Cook, Juno winning master guitarist, known for his intoxicating fusion of world music, has travelled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. “I like finding common ground for different music traditions, a space where music from around the world can come together,” Cook explains. “A place where modern sounds can mix with ancient timbres.”
Discipline Tour 2019
Wednesday, May 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price: $37.00 + HST + TFSF
Steven Page’s distinctive voice is among the most instantly recognizable in Canadian music and he is set to release his new album on Friday Sept 14th – ‘Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt.II’. Followed by his up-coming tour set for 2019
Over his highly-successful 10-album career with Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page has been blessed with myriad international awards and nominations, while in the process selling over 12 million albums.
As a special offer for fans attending Steven Page’s upcoming tour, a digital download of his forthcoming album, Discipline: Heal Thyself, Part 2, is included with every ticket.
Special guests: Port Cities
Paquette Productions presents
Shawn Barker: A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 7 p.m.
Price: $44.00 + HST + TFSF
Paquette Productions is proud to present Shawn Barker: A Tribute to Johnny Cash. Yes, Shawn Barker is back!
Direct from Las Vegas with his brand new show. This special Tribute to Johnny Cash is an accurate and energetic recreation of an American music icon. With his striking resemblance, spot on mannerisms and baritone voice, Shawn Barker embodies the character and spirit of Johnny Cash. Shawn has performed his unmatchable tribute to Johnny Cash all over the world touring in Australia, Europe, Canada and across the United States. Accompanied by a live band, come hear all of your favourite Johnny Cash hits: Folsom Prison, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, Jackson, and Hurt, just to name a few. This show brings the legend back to life onstage for the fans of today and the next generation.