Ablett and Cooper, Contemporary Fingerstyle Guitar, Uncorked, Thursday, Mar 30 at 7 pm

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The love of acoustic fingerstyle guitar brought Don Ablett and Brent Cooper together some years ago. With common influences such as Bruce Cockburn, John Fahey, and Stefan Grossman, they have developed a style that has thrilled fans young and old around Southern Ontario. Both have a strong history of performance, Brent through his former years touring with the rock band, Mankind, and Don through many years of coffee houses and festivals.

Two of the most outstanding features noted by audiences are Brent and Don’s vocal harmonies and the complex and spectacular fingerstyle interplay between the two guitars. They provide audiences of all ages with memorable instrumentals and songs with thought provoking lyrics. Some recent quotes clearly attest to their success:

“Your superb fingerstyle guitar and vocal harmonies are indeed a listening delight. The audience clearly enjoyed every piece you played and sang”.
Becky Ryder, Museums of Mississauga

“Don and Brent have a wonderful sound and the songs stay with you. I find myself singing them around the house and in the car. 



Red Rover is destined to become a Canadian classic. The instrumental pieces are moving and evocative”.
Jeannine Farrar

Don and Brent are not satisfied to keep their music local. They love playing for audiences large and small. With encouragement from virtually every quarter, their plans include more radio play, magazine coverage and travel around the province.

25th Putnam Spelling Bee, Globe Productions, Old Armoury, Friday, Mar 31, $25

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – April 2017

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything.  This fantastic comedy centers on a fictional spelling bee that tells the tale of overachievers, chronicling each one’s experience vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. A hilarious tale, with quirky yet charming cast of outsiders where, the only place they can stand out and fit in at the same time, is at the Spelling Bee Competition!  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a roller coaster of music and fun. Contains Mature Content.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Rob Woodcock
Music Director: Kelly Baker
Choreographer: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Lee-Ann Jones, Laura Hachey
Stage Manager: Kevin May

PERFORMANCES

March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 at 8pm
April 2 and 9 at 2pm

The Old Armoury / 1A Park Avenue / Georgetown

TICKETS

$20 General Admission

Purchase at the John Elliot Theatre Box Office >>

Telephone orders can be made at the John Elliot Theatre Box Office by phone 905-877-3700.

At the door – $25 (cash only)

There will be a short intermission during this production. Cash Only Concession Stand.

Main Street the Band, Eclectic Mix, Shepherd’s Crook, Friday, Mar 31 at 8 pm

Main Street met in the Shepherd’s Crook Pub, Georgetown, Ontario around 2010 when taking time off shifting paradigms. Hailing from diverse backgrounds (Rural Ontario, Toronto and Liverpool, England) Bill, Ian and Richard like to mix things up musically: for a pint of beer they have been known to play hurtin’ songs, twisted cover songs, songs from old Ireland and a moshpit-full of foot tappin’ Acoustic Rock anthems.

This is the oldest they’ve been so far 🙂
Favorite quotes: “it’s easy to play a musical instrument: all you have to do is hit the right note at the right time” (Johann Sebastian Bach).
“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal” (Igor Stravinsky)

Website: www.facebook.com/Main-Street-the-band-1818374585070198/

25th Putnam Spelling Bee, Globe Productions, Old Armoury, Saturday, April 1 at 8 pm, $25

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – April 2017

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything.  This fantastic comedy centers on a fictional spelling bee that tells the tale of overachievers, chronicling each one’s experience vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. A hilarious tale, with quirky yet charming cast of outsiders where, the only place they can stand out and fit in at the same time, is at the Spelling Bee Competition!  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a roller coaster of music and fun. Contains Mature Content.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Rob Woodcock
Music Director: Kelly Baker
Choreographer: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Lee-Ann Jones, Laura Hachey
Stage Manager: Kevin May

PERFORMANCES

March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 at 8pm
April 2 and 9 at 2pm

The Old Armoury / 1A Park Avenue / Georgetown

TICKETS

$20 General Admission

Purchase at the John Elliot Theatre Box Office >>

Telephone orders can be made at the John Elliot Theatre Box Office by phone 905-877-3700.

At the door – $25 (cash only)

There will be a short intermission during this production. Cash Only Concession Stand.

Recommended – Nolan Hubbard, Acoustic Pop, Copper Kettle Pub, Sunday, Apr 2 at 5 pm

Hailing from the small Canadian town of Gananoque, Nolan Hubbard is making a name for himself as a singer/songwriter.

He started playing guitar at the age of 11, learning mostly Classic Rock and Metal. Eventually he started developing a different taste in music, and a new playing style that catered itself to the acoustic guitar.
Nolan’s singing career began in theatre as he secured one of the lead roles in his high school’s Musical Theatre productions. There was always a passion for music and art in Nolan’s life, but when he first started strumming along and singing his favourite songs he knew he had found his calling.
Currently he is travelling between Toronto and Nashville working on a debut full length album. Nolan’s warm finger picking/slap style guitar playing, accompanied by a soothingly soft and melodic voice, create a unique but current sound that caters to crowds of all ages and social groups. Drawing from a large pool of different genres his sound has been described as feel-good Acoustic Pop with influences from Jazz, Funk, Soul, Folk and Reggae. His songs have a healthy mix of upbeat tempos that go along with his laid back Easy Listening repertoire.

Music has brought Nolan to venues of all different kinds in Ontario and more recently in some of the major cities across Canada on a summer tour. The future looks bright for this fresh new artist on the rise.

25th Putnam Spelling Bee, Globe Productions, Old Armoury, Sunday, April 2 at 2 pm, $25

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – April 2017

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything.  This fantastic comedy centers on a fictional spelling bee that tells the tale of overachievers, chronicling each one’s experience vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. A hilarious tale, with quirky yet charming cast of outsiders where, the only place they can stand out and fit in at the same time, is at the Spelling Bee Competition!  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a roller coaster of music and fun. Contains Mature Content.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Rob Woodcock
Music Director: Kelly Baker
Choreographer: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Lee-Ann Jones, Laura Hachey
Stage Manager: Kevin May

PERFORMANCES

March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 at 8pm
April 2 and 9 at 2pm

The Old Armoury / 1A Park Avenue / Georgetown

TICKETS

$20 General Admission

Purchase at the John Elliot Theatre Box Office >>

Telephone orders can be made at the John Elliot Theatre Box Office by phone 905-877-3700.

At the door – $25 (cash only)

There will be a short intermission during this production. Cash Only Concession Stand.

25th Putnam Spelling Bee, Globe Productions, Old Armoury, Friday, Apr 7 at 8 pm, $25

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – April 2017

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything.  This fantastic comedy centers on a fictional spelling bee that tells the tale of overachievers, chronicling each one’s experience vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. A hilarious tale, with quirky yet charming cast of outsiders where, the only place they can stand out and fit in at the same time, is at the Spelling Bee Competition!  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a roller coaster of music and fun. Contains Mature Content.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Rob Woodcock
Music Director: Kelly Baker
Choreographer: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Lee-Ann Jones, Laura Hachey
Stage Manager: Kevin May

PERFORMANCES

March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 at 8pm
April 2 and 9 at 2pm

The Old Armoury / 1A Park Avenue / Georgetown

TICKETS

$20 General Admission

Purchase at the John Elliot Theatre Box Office >>

Telephone orders can be made at the John Elliot Theatre Box Office by phone 905-877-3700.

At the door – $25 (cash only)

There will be a short intermission during this production. Cash Only Concession Stand.