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2018

October

Oct 19

- THE BEST OF SECOND CITY
This event features an ever-changing selection of our favourite and funniest sketches performed live, as well as the improvisation for which Second City is famous.7:00 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Oct 20

- WE WALK THE LINE - TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH
We Walk the Line is a true Johnny Cash experience that celebrates the music and lives of "The Man In Black" and his fun loving wife, June Carter. Orillia Opera House, 7:30 PM, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.com

Oct 22

- MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
This hilarious musical parody set to classic hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's featuring an exclusive Canadian Cast will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! TICKETS ON SALE AFTER AUGUST 15. Orillia Opera House, 7:30 PM, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Oct 24

- THE HAUNTING
Come experience all things that go bump in the night in Downtown Orillia. Haunted tours begin at the Opera House and Orillia Museum of Art & History and continue throughout frightful spaces downtown! 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Oct 24

- ROSEMARY'S BABY (Film)
Second of our 3 Classic Scary Films, starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes. 7:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Oct 27

- TAKE IT EASY - THE STORY OF THE EAGLES
Join us as we celebrate the incredible music of legendary 1970's Country-Rock group "The Eagles". This interactive show is comprised of some of Canada's leading session musicians, who perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extension career with soaring vocal harmonies and sizzling hot guitar solos. 8:00 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Oct 27

- THE CELLAR SINGERS - GLORIOUS MOZART
Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore. Soloists include Amy Dodington (soprano) and Charles Davidson (tenor). Tickets $25/$10. 7:30 PM, St James' Anglican Church, 58 Peter St. N.

Oct 31

- THE SHINING (Film)
Third and final of our Classic Scary Films, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Dress up and possibly win a prize! 7:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

November

Nov 01- Nov 11

- LUCKY STIFF
Mariposa Arts Theatre is pleased to present this comedy by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. This hilarious musical romp is based on the novel "The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo". Orillia Opera House, Thurs-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 2:00 PM, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Nov 06

- LIONA BOYD
Since her 1975 debut performance at Carnegie Hall, New York, Liona has enthralled audiences worldwide with her romantic and unique brand of classical, folk and world music. Following her 2009 diagnosis of focal dystonia, Liona tweaked her playing style, added singing to repertoire and two years ago began touring with protege, Andrew Dolson, classically trained in both guitar and voice. Orillia Opera House, 7:30 P.M., 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Nov 16

- WOMEN FULLY CLOTHED
Come join us for a unparalleled evening of laughter with Robin Duke (Saturday Night Live), Jayne Eastwood (Hairspray), Kathryn Greenwood (Whose Line Is It Anyway), and Teresa Pavlinek (The Jane Show). 8:00 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Nov 17

- ORILLIA LIGHTFOOT DAYS
Lightfoot Days is a weekend filled with musician's stories, songs and memorabilia in honour of Orillia native, Gordon Lightfoot. 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Nov 17

- GORDON LIGHTFOOT IN CONCERT
Juoin us for an intimate evening with our Hometown Legend as we celebrate his 80th birthday. Orillia Opera House, 7:30 P.M., 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Nov 18

- ORILLIA SANTA CLAUS PARADE
One of the largest Christmas parades North of Toronto! Over 100 floats, bands & Santa himself usher in the season! Theme: "A Family Christmas". 1:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Non-perishable food collection for Orillia Food Bank / Bucket Brigade collection by Orillia Kiwanis Club in support of a great parade / Free parking in downtown lots)

Nov 23

- BLACK FRIDAY
Take advantage of outrageous specials throughout the Downtown! Stores are open late but we won't tell if you book the day off work to SHOP! 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Nov 23

- CHILDREN'S CANDLELIGHT PARADE
Bring the Christmas spirit to life as we light up the downtown! Join the countdown to light the Opera House tree, enjoy free hot chocolate & treats plus meet SANTA!  Downtown Orillia, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Nov 23

- JOURNEY TO CARNEGIE HALL
After a gold level performance at a national competition, The Patrick Fogarty Senior Concert Band received a once in a lifetime invitation to play at Carnegie Hall. Please help these remarkable local students achieve this dream. All monies raised will go directly to the costs of their trip to "Journey to Carnegie Hall". 7:30 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Nov 24

- BEATLEMANIA REVISITED
Join us as this group captures the look, the sound and the excitement of The Beatles in concert! All songs in the Beatlemania show are performed "not for note" by this amazing international ensemble woh are further augmented with incredible costumes and vintage instruments to truly capture the spirit of the Fab Four. 8:00 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Nov 29

- THE JIM CUDDY BAND
For over 35 years, Jim Cuddy has written songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives. With the release of his fourth solo album, Constellation, he adds ten songs to that extraordinary songbook and concert. 7:30 PM, Orillia Opera House, boxoffice@orillia.ca, 705-326-8011

Nov 30

- THE SLOCAN RAMBLERS
The Slocan Ramblers are Canada's bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocan's have become a leading light of today's acoustic music scene. 7:30 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

December

Dec 01

- ORILLIA CONCERT BAND: AFTERNOON CHRISTMAS CONCERT
with special musical guest: Samuel de Champlain Elementary School Children's Choir. 3:30 P.M., St. Paul's Centre, 62 Peter Street North. Tickets available at the door: Adults-$10, Students/Children -$5, Family (2 Adults and unlimited children under 17) -$20, Children under 5 are free.

Dec 01

- ORILLIA CONCERT BAND: CHRISTMAS PRELUDE
Featuring St. Paul's Chancel Choir. 7:30 P.M., St. Paul's Centre, 62 Peter Street North, Tickets available at the door: Family (2 Adults with unlimited children under 17) - $30, Adults - $15, Students - $10, Children (ages 5-12) - $5

Dec 08

- HANDEL'S MESSIAH WITH ORCHESTRA
The Cellar Singers present Handel's "Messiah" by GF Handel with Blair Bailey, continuo, professional orchestra and soloists. 7:30 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Dec 13

- A CHRISTMAS TIME WITH THE ENNIS SISTERS
Newfoundland's Juno Award winning trio, The Ennis Sisters, deliver one of the finest family Christmas shows in the country. Maureen, Karen and Teresa combine original songs, holiday classics, humorous recitations and Irish step-dancing to create an exciting evening. 7:30 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Dec 15

- CINDERELLA: A MAGICAL PANTO!
Join Cinderella, Prince Charming, Buttons the Narrator, The Fairy Godmother, and the two wicked stepsisters, Helga and Brunnhilde, in this sparkling new musical production by Silly Stages, loosely based on the original "Cinderella" story. 7:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Dec 16

- SLEIGH BELLS & BRASS CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Orillia Silver Band is pleased to present its annual concert that features both new and traditional Christmas music, with ample opportunity to sing your favourite carols. 2:00 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

2019

January

Jan 10

- BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019
The films are mountain inspired and come from all over the world. From Mountain culture to extreme sports. There is something for everyone and every age. 7:00 PM, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Jan 19

- MUDMEN IN CONCERT
Enjoy an all ages family friendly evening of Celtic Music and Stories from The Mudment, Canada's Celtic Rock Warriors. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Jan 25

- CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE - CCR-CHRONICLES 1
The greatest classic rock albums performed live. Note for Note, Cut for Cut. 8:00 PM, Orillia Opera House,705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

February

Feb 07- Feb 17

- DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
A play by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Mariposa Arts Theatre is pleased to present this powerful new adaptation about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed attic. Thursday-Saturday - 7:30 P.M., Sunday - 2:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

March

Mar 02

- THE CELLAR SINGERS - INSPIRED
featuring works by JS Bach and Eleanor Daley. Tickets $25/$10, 7:30 PM, St. James Anglican Church, 58 Peter St. N.

Mar 06

- CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE - THE BEATLES - HELP!
Classic Albums Live perform the fifth studio album by The Beatles and the soundtrack from their film Help! Note for Note, Cut for Cut, one of the world's greatest rock albums performed live. 8:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

April

Apr 04- Apr 14

- LIVING TOGETHER
Mariposa Arts Theatre is pleased to present A Norman Conquest comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Spend a weekend in the country with Norman and his very sysfunctional family. What could possibly go wrong? Thursday - Saturday 7:30 P.M., Sundays 2:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

May

May 09

- CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE - LED ZEPPELIN - HOUSES OF THE HOLY
Music fans sometimes forget how great Houses of the Holy is ... Zep 2 and Zep 4 get listed high on all the all-time great lists, but "Houses" is the fan favourite... it's the album that cemented many of us to a life of Zeppelin. Note for Note, Cut for Cut. 8:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

June

Jun 01

- THE CELLAR SINGERS - THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED
Featuring Canadian composers R. Murray Schafer, Derek Healey, and Harry Somers. Tickets $25/$10, 7:30 PM, St. James' Anglican Church, 58 Peter St. N.
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