Gerry Dee is one of Canada’s busiest comedic talents. Drawing inspiration from his years as a high school teacher, Gerry is the star and co-creator of the hit CBC sitcom “mr.d”, now entering its 7th season. Gerry is the Winner of the 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Comedic Role for his work on "mr.d". Gerry's book "Teaching: It's Harder Than It Looks" was a National Bestseller. Gerry will certainly provide you with a night of laughter you will never forget.
The legendary Conway Twitty dominated the charts with 54 number 1 albums and an astonishing 55 number 1 singles in his career. Loretta Lynn burned up the charts with 10 number 1 albums and 16 numbers 1 singles in her career. The pair teamed up to create the ultimate duo in country with 5 number one hits as a pair.
Following in his grandfathers footsteps and true a true legend in the making, Tre Twitty will be honouring his grandfather, Conway Twitty in a heartfelt tribute that has brought tears to the eyes of many. Tre will be pairing up with Tayla Lynn, beloved grandaughter of Loretta Lynn covering many number 1 hits and beloved classics of their grandparents that will hold the audience captive. You don't want to miss this historical, intimate concert with the spectacular duo you will never forget.
DEREK EDWARDS - ALLS I’M SAYING COMING TO SELECT THEATRES ACROSS THE PRAIRIES Tickets On Sale Friday, December 1st!!
Alls I’m Saying is brazenly tentative! Like a sniper with the hiccups, Derek Edwards takes aim at life's galling moments, exhales slowly and jerks back the trigger. A riotous evening of homegrown comedy -- like taking a ride in an open golf cart with a good friend and a 6 pack.
From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic - Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.” Clearly the critics agree: “5 STARS - the funniest man on earth” - Winnipeg Free Press; “4 STARS - the crowd howled” - Victoria Times Colonist; “still the funniest man in Canada” - Toronto Sun; “Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy” - Charlottetown Guardian; “Derek Edwards is hysterical” - Calgary Sun; “Edwards takes stand-up to next stage” - Georgia Straight; “the epitome of timing & storytelling” - Halifax Chronicle Herald; “the comedian’s comedian” - London Free Press.
Alls I’m Saying - Derek Edwards’ new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, ...a richly textured and enthralling 'cut above,’ delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian.
Reserved seating tickets for Derek Edwards - Alls I’m Saying are $47.50 - $51.00 (depending on local facility charges, tax included; additional service charges may apply), go on sale Friday, December 1, and are available from the box offices listed below. Showtime is 7:30pm. For more info, pics & comedy clips, visit www.shantero.com
ANDRÉ-PHILIPPE GAGNON Returns to Alberta In his new show The History of Rock and Roll famed impressionist/comedian André-Philippe Gagnon is bringing his hilarious new show to Alberta. André-Philippe Gagnon: The History of Rock and Roll plays four performances in Edmonton, Red Deer, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray. Known as the man of a thousand voices, Gagnon has played to sold-out audiences around the world for over three decades. He can perform note-perfect impressions of the signing voices of many of the world’s most celebrated singers. A Quebec native, Gagnon first hit international success in 1985 when he participated in the famed Just for Laughs festival, performing his version of the famine-relief anthem “We Are the World,” doing every singer on the song: 18 famous voices in one composition. It became Gagnon’s signature number, which he performed on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and in sold-out concerts around the world, from New York to Paris to London to Switzerland. Gagnon has entertained audiences in over 11 countries, performing more than 3,500 shows, in front of over 5 million people. He has broken box office records, toured with Celine Dion and won international critical acclaim. Gagnon also had a decade-long residency at the prestigious Casino Venetian in Las Vegas playing to packed houses six nights a week and being named "Vegas' Best New Act”.
In The History of Rock and Roll, Gagnon borrows the famous voices of vocalists from around the world to showcase the music of the last sixty years. He brings together artists who have shaped the soundtrack of our lives - including Elvis, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson for one unforgettable evening of music and comedy.
“You simply have to hear it to believe it” raved the New York Times. The Globe and Mail wrote, “The crowd stays on its feet stomping, crying: more, more, more!” Le Figaro, Paris, declared Gagnon “a vocal phenomenon!” CBC Radio found him “Unbelievably, amazingly, side-splittingly funny! A laugh a minute? Try a laugh a second!”
Angelo has performed on hit TV shows such as “Mad Men”, “Sullivan and Son”, and “Blue Mountain State”. He appeared in the new series Indian Detective starring Russell Peters. He headlines worldwide and has been touring with Vince Vaughn’s “Wild West Comedy Show” and is a favorite at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival. Most recently he filmed his newest one-hour comedy special to a sold out audience in Hollywood, CA. Funny and approachable, this native Canadian currently lives in Los Angeles and loves to take family day trips to Costco.
A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS IN CONCERT
FIRST TIME IN ALBERTA - THE MOST ANTICIPATED ELVIS EVENT OF THE YEAR!
Paquette Productions is proud to present 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.
THE COMIC STRIPPERS A male stripper parody and improv comedy show Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 18+ ONLY WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. 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 hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them. 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. Winner of 'BEST LIVE PRODUCTION' at The Canadian Comedy Awards ★★★★★ “Extremely Funny!” - UK Fringe Review “The show is suitable for both men and women… entertaining ride where anything goes.” – Rip It Up Magazine
"One of the most hilarious shows I've ever seen." - Vancouver Sun
“HANK WILLIAMS – THE LONESOME TOUR”
STARRING JASON PETTY
More Than A Tribute!
Direct from the historic stages of Nashville Tennessee comes “Hank Williams – The Lonesome Tour” starring Jason Petty in a show that will instantly transform you back to the early 1950’s when Hank Williams Senior was the biggest name in country music anywhere.
When Jason Petty first performed the role of Hank at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium in 1996, little did he imagine that some twenty years later he would still be portraying this legendary man in his own highly acclaimed show.
As his research on Hank progressed, Petty met and became friends with Williams’ friends, family members, musicians, and fellow Grand Ole Opry stars. They took him into their confidence and shared intimate details of this legend’s life and career. From the good times to the hard times, Jason listened and began to understand this man like no other. Now be brings that intimate story to life in this new one-man tribute – “Hank Williams – The Lonesome Tour”.
Don Helms, Hank’s best friend and steel guitar player, very simply stated: “Jason’s singing of Williams’ classic songs is the best there’s ever been”. This feeling combined with his natural ability to tell the stories of Hank’s life and career with southern charm and down home humour has given this show rave reviews across North America.
Sit back and relax and let Jason Petty transform you back to another day and time… the days of Hank Williams. This will be an evening the audience will never forget.
“OH WHAT A NIGHT!” – THE CHRISTMAS SHOW
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND IN 2018!
The cast of “OH WHAT A NIGHT!”, the internationally renowned tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, celebrates the Christmas season with a show that returns to Canada by popular demand… one that definitely creates “holiday sparkle”.
In the “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” Christmas show the cast will warm you up with some of the most popular songs from their fast paced musical tribute to the legendary Frankie Valli and then transform you into a Christmas wonderland with a brand new tribute to “Mr. Christmas” himself – the great ANDY WILLIAMS. “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” Is an in-depth musical revue, bringing to life thirty of the Four Seasons' hits. It's a captivating tribute to the songbook of this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame super group with note-perfect renditions of the iconic "Jersey boys"! The show features 4 talented performers singing live that “feel good” music you grew up with that made the name Frankie Valli known around the globe. In the 1960’s and 70’s the ANDY WILLIAMS television show was a staple in households around the world and his annual Christmas shows were some of the most anticipated specials ever made. His “Moon River” Theatre (named after his signature song) was the first non-country music theatre to be opened in Branson Mo., and allowed this iconic performer to remain in front of his loyal fans until shortly before his passing. The talented cast of “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” easily recreates the legendary sound of “Andy Williams and the Williams Brothers” with such songs as “It’s The Holiday Season”, “Jingle Bells”, “The Christmas Song”, “White Christmas”, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (which was written specifically for The Andy Williams Show), and of course “Moon River”. “Everybody loves these songs. The melodies and harmonies are great to sing and the songs are always a special memory for somebody”, says producer George Solomon. Staying true to the original recordings this tribute to Frankie Valli & Andy Williams honours the talents of two American legends. Don’t miss this incredible musical experience.