Venture to the shows at the Brockville Arts Centre this summer
- Canada Travel Tips
- Monday, 30 April 2012 18:33
This June at the Brockville Arts Centre, travellers taking tours of Ottawa will have plenty of opportunities to check out some amazing performances being hosted just outside of Canada's capital. Summertime brings several seasonal performances centre stage, and this year's lineup covers a variety of genres of dance, drama, music and more.
The Brockville Arts Centre has a long history, dating back to the area's first Opera House, the centre's first name, that opened in 1880. By the early 1900s, the centre was renamed the New Theatre and boasted the third-largest stage in the country. Over the decades, the venue experienced closings, owner changes and renovations until the 1990s, when it officially became what still stands today.
Throughout all this time, the Brockville Arts Centre has remained a gathering place for creativity where all are welcome to put on shows and attend performances that are presented by talented, local artists. This year will be no exception, as the offerings are diverse and interesting, which is sure to delight any guest who attends these performances. For instance, those who love music from the '60s should not miss the Geritol Follies Variety Show on June 27 and 28. The song and dance show honours some of the best tunes from this fun time in history, entertaining generations young and old with a 35-person choir, comedians, dance troupes and a professional back-up band.
Travellers can even bring the little ones to see any of the high school and college performances that go on at the arts centre throughout the summer. For instance, St. Mary Catholic High School will present Legally Blonde the Musical this June 1 and 2, and welcomes all ages to attend. Based on the book and popular movie, this show will be a fantastic rendition of the Broadway performance, which won several awards for its original score and lyrics.
Brockville will also participate in the jazz festivals happening throughout the country, including the 1000 Island Jazz & Blues Festival. Some of the performers coming to the venue include Oliver Jones, Julie LaMontange and Sue Baker.