Hamilton Music Festival

The Hamilton Music Festival's second annual event is April 17th to 28th of 2017!

After a highly successful first festival in 2016, we are adding Strings to the Festival. We are so excited to present this inclusive and dynamic festival where pianists, vocalists and string players of any age or level can meet and interact with fellow music lovers. This engaging event allows participants to explore and experience personal and musical growth, and provide opportunities to showcase the hard work and dedication performers put into developing musical and performance skills. Come and enjoy friendly competition and camaraderie during the second annual Hamilton Music Festival! Competition Classes include Musical Theatre, Classical Voice, Piano and Strings.

For more information on times and locations visit our website at: 


For Interviews Contact:

Tom Oliver – President

Diane Manojlovich – Festival Coordinator

Gregory Cross – Publicity Coordinator

Also for your Consideration:

The Hamilton Music Festival


A Scholarship Fundraising Concert

Featuring Students


Gregory Cross, Yvonne Zhang, Dr. Joan Heels, Linda Fletcher, Susan Gudgeon, Roland Fix, Teresa Cirillo, Irena Hernandez and Tom Oliver

Accompanied by Christabel Pinto

Saturday April 15 @ 7:30 pm

St. Pete's HARRRP 705 Main St. East, Hamilton On

Free Will Offering All proceeds support the Scholarship Fund of the Hamilton Music Festival Apr. 17 – 28

Monday, April 17, 2017 (All day) to Friday, April 28, 2017 (All day)

Mamma Mia [Theatre Aquarius]

Mamma Mia!

By Bjӧrn Ulvaeus and Catherine Johnson

Mamma Mia! features Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjӧrn Ulvaeus and some songs by Stig Anderson and Book by Catherine Johnson. The production is directed by Ron Ulrich with Musical Direction by Steve Thomas.


April 19 - May 14, 2017

The Ultimate Feel-Good Musical comes to Theatre Aquarius! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! Mamma Mia! is an unforgettable experience to be shared by mothers, daughters and everyone who loves them.

To purchase tickets, follow the LINK

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 14:00
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 14:00
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 14:00
Theatre Aquarius 190 King William Street Hamilton ON. L8R 1A8

The Amish Project [Staircase Theatre]

The Amish Project

Starring Amy Keating
Directed by Matt White
Lighting Design by André du Toit
Stage Managed by Amber Archbell
Produced by Green Light Arts

Carole Stuckey is trying to figure out how to put her life back together after her husband Eddie opens fire on a schoolhouse full of Amish girls, killing five and paralyzing one, before taking his own life. She feels her ‘whole being is a rotting grave’ until a remarkable thing happens: the Amish community reaches out to her. They forgive her late husband. They bring her food and sit with her. Together they work to find the strength to carry on.

Playwright Jessica Dickey offers a focused meditation on the quality of mercy as it impacts an imagined cross-section of the Pennsylvania town. This work helps guide an audience to understand, even slightly, how the choice to forgive is possible. Actress Amy Keating returns in this tour de force performance where she plays multiple roles including the gunman, his widow, two of the young Amish victims and a pregnant Hispanic girl.

WHERE: The Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St North, Hamilton, ON
WHEN: April 20-22 @ 8pm, April 23 @ 4pm
TIX: Students/seniors 16.95 / General 22.60 / Online

Green Light Arts is a theatre company based in Waterloo Region. They specialize in theatrical productions, arts education programming and community building events. This show is a remount of their critically acclaimed 2014 production starring Amy Keating. The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the 2006 Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania Amish schoolhouse shooting and the journey of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.

“The Amish Project Agonizingly Good… Amy Keating is simply mesmerizing” — Valerie Hill, Waterloo Region Record, Oct 2/14

“All I know is that I left the theatre feeling like life is strange and confusing and ridiculously beautiful all at once… Amy Keating, blew my mind.” — Katie Parkes, Grand Social, Sept 25/14

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 20:00 to 22:00
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 20:00 to 22:00
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 20:00 to 22:00
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00
Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St North, Hamilton, ON

Confidential Shakespeare Project [Staircase Theatre]

Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 pm EDT
The Staircase - 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton

On Saturday April 8, some of the bravest actors in Hamilton will take to the stage and perform one of William Shakespeare's works in its entirety, having met each other only one hour before and having had no group rehearsals. The audience shows up with no knowledge of the show they are about to see.

THE CHALLENGE: Create an ensemble on their feet in front of an audience.
THE ONLY RULE: Don't stop – no matter what!

Curious? Well of course we can’t tell you what the show is, but we CAN tell you that it will be a magical evening of theatre as you’ve never experienced it before.


PLEASE NOTE: Doors open at 7:00PM


Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 19:30 to 22:00
The Staircase - 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton

A Midsummer Night Dream [Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]

A Midsummers Night Dream 

$10.00 - $67.00
April 8, 2017, at 7:30pm
First Ontario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)

Watch the magic unfold as Felix Mendelssohn's music intertwines with its theatrical counterpart Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform along side drama students from Glendale Secondary, as they weave the story together the HPO will also perform pieces of theatre-inspired works. These works include Beethoven's Overture from Creatures of Prometheus and Mozeetich's The Passion of Angels. Remember to arrive early for the free Inside the Music: Pre-concert talk at 6:30 

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 19:30
Hamilton Place - 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Closer Than Ever [Players Guild of Hamilton]


by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Music by David Shire
Directed by David Dayler

Apr. 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6*, 11, 12, 13*, 2017
*evening and matinee performances on these dates

Sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching, this song cycle is a nonstop exploration of everyday struggles in the modern world, particularly those surrounding love. Each song is a unique story told by a new character in the Maltby and Shire songbook. The audience is invited to laugh with delight or pause for self reflection.

Call the box office for tickets (905) 529-0284.


Friday, April 28, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 20:00
The Players' Guild of Hamilton, Inc. 80 Queen St. S. Hamilton, ON L8P 3R8

The Monster Project [Theatre Aquarius]






Home to emerging artists and playwrights, Theatre Aquarius is proud to present the TA2 Studio Series – a unique opportunity to experience the future of Canadian Theatre today! The TA2 series presents three exciting new works per season in the 125 seat Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre, each for a limited number of performances! Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to experience exciting new work, native to this region. Add the TA2 Studio Series to your subscription for just $30 when ordering any of our subscription packages! An unbeatable value!

The Monster Project

By Haruna Kondo, Claire Calnan, and Adam Lazarus

Thursday March 30 at 8:00 PM
Friday March 31 at 8:00 PM
Saturday April 1 at 2:00 PM
Saturday April 1 at 8:00 PM

Cleaning, combing, ironing, polishing, straightening, tidying…to keep the monsters at bay. Two women (who often feel bigger, louder, uglier, messier, sweatier than they ought to) work to communicate ideas of fear and monsters across cultures. But there is no English translation for Japaense Yokai. Join us for a work-in-progress presentation from two artists struggling with similar questions in different parts of the world.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 20:00
Studio Theatre, 190 King William St, Hamilton, ON

Noises Off [Dundas Little Theatre]


Noises Off

by Michael Frayn
directed by Peter Lloyd 

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium." - The New York Times

Apr. 21, 22, 27, 28 29, May 5, 6, 2017 @ 8pm

Apr. 30 & May 7th, 2017 Matinees @ 2pm

To purchase tickets, read the further information provided here. 

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 14:00
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 14:00
Dundas Little Theatre Dundas Little Theatre Inc. 37 Market Street South, Dundas, ON, Canada

Return Engagements [Theatre Burlington]

                                                                    2311 New Street, Burlington
                                                                  Administration: 905-637-1728
                                                                  Rehearsal Hall: 905-632-5352


Return Engagements

A Comedy by Bernard Slade

Directed by Tom Levely
Produced by Barb Pollard

This ingenious comedy is by the author of Same Time, Next YearTributeRomantic Comedy and Same Time, Another Year. The first act is comprised of three vignettes showing separate couples: a tipsy actress and the bellboy who has bedded her the night before, a gutsy Polish woman who has survived World War II and a carpenter whom she chooses to father her baby, and an acid tonged columnist and his cool psychotherapist wife who are about to split up. In Act II, we learn much to our merriment how they ended up. And, we learn how, ultimately, their stories are all linked together.

“A packed house roared with laughter… the play is laced with great one liners and farcical situations… A ton of laughs.”
 – Door County Advocate

April 14-15, 21-22, 27-28-29, 2017
Curtain 8:00 PM

Click here to tickets online. 

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 20:00
Theatre Burlington 2311 New Street, Burlington

BPAC April 2017 Events [Burlington Performing Arts Centre]



Providing the people of Burlington
with a broad range of excellent performance
opportunities that will both inspire and delight.

440 Locust Street, Burlington ON, L7S 1T7

PHONE: 905-681-2551

Event Listing for

April 2017


The Monster Show-Burlington Student Theatre
Apr 04 7:30 PM
The horror moments aren’t very scary in this tongue-in-cheek spoof – another in our run including previous hits Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon and Superheroes Unplugged. Meet all sorts of Monsters - real and imaginary – including werewolves, vampires and giants, who together must fight to save the future of the universe from the zombie apocalypse. Anything can happen! This group of young performers, ages 6-13, will also trace the social significance of the figure of the human monster and how it can relate to fear, discrimination and alienation. Fun for the whole family!

Home Free
Apr 05 8:00 PM
When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned champion of NBC’s The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity.

Just For Laughs Road Show
Apr 07 8:00 PM
A favourite across audiences everywhere, the Just For Laughs Road Show returns to Burlington for yet another evening of side-splitting humour.

Little Yarn Stories
Apr 08 11:00 AM
Welcome to a fantastical world of yarn - a world in which yarn is moving, alive and transforming. In this charming puppet theatre performance, tapestry is woven, fiber is spun and wool skeins are twisted into quirky and fun characters that come alive before your eyes. Ideal for children ages 3-6.

Burlington Teen Tour Band in Concert
Apr 09 2:00 PM  |  Apr 09 7:00 PM
The Burlington Teen Tour Band is Canada’s largest and oldest youth band with approximately 170 members between the ages of 13 and 21. They are an internationally renowned military style precision marching band and perform proudly as “Canada’s Musical Ambassadors”.

Shaolin Warriors
Apr 10 7:30 PM
The ultimate Kung Fu experience! China’s Shaolin Warriors, known for their disciplined and deadly martial-arts prowess, showcase their remarkable skills, time-honored rituals and the spectacular imagery of Kung Fu as they perform incredible feats.

Morgan James
Apr 13 8:00 PM
New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice, theatrical swing, and soulful poise.

Creative Acts - Centre Stage Theatre
Apr 19 7:00 PM
Centre Stage Theatre Productions and Centre Stage Theatre School join forces in a showcase of musical theatre, drama, comedy, and pop music. Incorporating excerpts from The Little Mermaid, Seussical, Annie, the Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Once on this Island, Ariadne's Thead, Grounded, and more, CREATIVE ACTS is a family event featuring theatre and music for all ages.

Johannes Linstead
Apr 26 8:00 PM
Johannes Linstead and his group will set the stage on fire as they let loose a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion and Spanish guitar magic! From being named Guitarist of the Year, to winning seven Best Album awards, to six top-ten Billboard charting albums, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental and World Music genres.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 19:30
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 11:00
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 14:00
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 19:00
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 19:30
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 19:00
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 20:00
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON