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2019

April

Apr 16

- BULLITT
2nd of our 3 High Speed Chaos Films. Join us as hard-nosed cop frank Bullitt is assigned to protect a witness in a high profile case. Film, Commentary and Prizes. 7:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Apr 20- May 11

- 39TH ANNUAL ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL
Canada's Largest Registered Fishing Derby! Fun fishing for anglers of all ages - JUST FISH TO WIN!!! Registration: $20.00/Adult, $5.00/Child under 16

Apr 23

- FRENCH CONNECTION
3rd and final of our High Speed Chaos Films. this classic film will leave you on the edge of your seat as street hardened narcotic cops, Popey Doyle and Buddy Russo get wind of a big shipment of heroin. Film. Commentary and Prizes. 7:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Apr 24

- WOMEN IN POLITICS SPEED NETWORKING WORKSHOP
CFUW Orillia will be hosting a Women in Politics Speed Networking Workshop on April 24 from 6:45 – 8:45 p.m. at Orillia Secondary School and it is open to the public. Contact cfuworillia@gmail.com for more information.

May

May 08

- MATT ANDERSEN & THE MELLOTONES
A powerhouse performer, Matt Andersen's "fingers sail over his acourtic guitar strings with the speed and grace of a hummingbird". Joined by the Mellotones, an outstanding R&B, funk and soul band, and opening for the Ontario portion of the tour, will be Amy Helm. 7:30 p.m., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

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

May 11

- HAPPILY EVER AFTER
The DanceRoom's 15th Annual Dance Recital. Entertaining competitive and recreational routines including Acrobatics, Ballet, Hip Hop, Highland, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Tap and more. 11:30 A.M. & 6:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 20 Mississaga St. West, Orillia, 705-326-8011, BoxOffice@orillia.ca

May 12

- ORILLIA SILVER BAND GOES TO THE BEACH
Please join the Orillia Silver Band as it performs music inspired by Summer! 2:30 P.M., Orillia Opera House, Tickets available at 705-326-8011 or boxoffice@orillia.ca.

May 15

- EMPTY REGALIA
Empty Regalia is an extraordinary production written and performed by Ziigwen Mixmong which tells the story of five Indigenous women whose lives are cut short simply because they are Indigenous and vulnerable. This production is done completely voluntarily, meaning all funds raised will support the building of the new Greenhaven Shelter for Women. 7:00 p.m., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

May 30

- ROY ORBISON - ALL STAR TRIBUTE
Come celebrate the incredible carreer of the legendary "Big O"... Roy Orbison. Direct from Canada's leading producer of musical tribute shows, Bill Culp Productions as this performance features Roy's greatest hits from the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. 7:30 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.

Jun 07- Jun 09

- SPRING BOAT, COTTAGE AND OUTDOOR SHOW
Great time of year to buy or sell your boat! Fantasic assortment of new, private and dealer pre-owned boats and great products to go with your cottage and recreational lifestyle! Port of Orillia

Jun 22

- CHRISTMAS IN JUNE
Decorated boat contest, beautiful evening lighted boat displays! Port of Orillia, 705-326-6314

Jun 28

- LOOKING FOR ELVIS & THE MAN IN BLACK (DANCE)
Choreography by James Kudelka and Laurence Lemieux which brings a new perspective to classic songs by Presley & Cash. This production was previously presented by The National Ballet of Canada. 8:00 P.M., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

July

Jul 03- Jul 19

- WHERE ARE YOU
Sisters Glenda and Suzanne live a peaceful retirement selling homemade jam on Manitoulin Island. This summer, their usual concerns - trying to orchestrate sighting of their handsome veterinarian neighbour and preparing for the visit of Suzanne's grown daughter, Beth, are complicated by a secret the sisters can no longer contain. When Beth arrives with secrets of her own, the three women find they have no choice but to face things that will change their lives and relationshiops forever. Tuesday - Thursday 2:00 p.m. & Wednesday - Friday 7:30 p.m., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Jul 13

- BROTHER'S GIBB - THE BEE GEES STORY
Bill Culp productions is pleased to bring this tribute show to you, as you listen to the amazing harmonies and infectious dance beats of this truly remarkable song catalog of the Bee Gees. 7:30 P.M. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Jul 24- Aug 09

- THE GENTLEMAN CLOTHIER
Experienced tailor Norman Davenport has barely opened the doors to his new clothing store in downtown Halifax when Sophie, an exuberant young woman, barges in looking for work followed by Patrick, a single father who claims to be handy. Hesitantly Norman hires them both to tie up the last few threads before the grand opening. And whether Norman realizes it or not, he needs help getting into the twenty-first century to cater to the current tastes of his customers. Whe the shop's first customer, Alisha Sparrow, a friendly, attractive woman, drops in looking for a suit for her husband, Norman is smitten against his better judgement. His sensible, modest world has become profoundly complicated in less than a week, and Norman longs to live in a simpler time. Unfortunately for him, his life is about to get messier as he wakes to find things are not what they used to be. Tuesday-Thursday 2:00 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 7:30 p.m., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

August

Aug 09- Aug 11

- ORILLIA WATERFRONT FESTIVAL
A fantastic lakeside show for marine, cottage and outdoor gear. Boat Dealer and private sales offer a great selection from kayaks to cruisers. Live entertainment including water shows, inwater and land based demonstrations, Dock Diving Dogs Contest plus art, food and a big favourite: the hilarious Cardboard Boat Race. Port of Orillia

Aug 14- Aug 30

- SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR
A man and woman, both married to others, meet each other annually through several decades and personal changes. Tuesday-Thursday 2:00 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 7:30 p.m., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Aug 24

- SURFIN SAFARI - THE ULTIMATE BEACH PARTY SHOW
Bill Culp Productions is pleased to bring you this musical tribute with an outstanding live band as you hear the music of Jimmy Buffet, Frankie Avalon, Jan & Dean, the Ventures, and of course The Beach Boys! 7:30 P.M. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Aug 31- Sep 01

- PORT OF ORILLIA PIRATE PARTY
Ahoy matey! Join us on the Labour Day Weekend for this fun-filled annual event featuring live music, entertainment and a treasure hunt through Downtown Orillia. Prizes awarded for the Best Pirate Boat and Best Pirate Crew. Landlubbers in pirate gear expected! Port of Orillia

September

Sep 18

- MURRAY MCLAUCHLAN - ARTIST LIFE STORIES
An up close and personal evening. A speaker night with a difference. Cameron Smillie interviews Murray about his years in music including stories about his many awards. And Murray will play some tunes! 7:30 p.m., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

October

Oct 04

- GREEN RIVER REVIVAL
Calling all fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Green River Revival presents the music of CCR with a historical storyline that also incorporates several costume changes. 7:30 P.M. Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Oct 09

- PAVLO - ARTIST LIFE STORIES
An up close and personal evening. A speaker night with a difference. Cameron Smillie interviews Pavlo about his years in music including stories about his many awards. And Pavlo will play some tunes! 7:30 p.m., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Oct 18

- CURE FOR THE COMMON COMEDY
The Second City presents The Cure For The Common Comedy! See the stars of tomorrow performing fresh new material and laugh your way out of whatever you got yourself into. 7:00p.m., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

November

Nov 23

- DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND - 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
With their signature jump-blues style and infectious, soulful sound, Juno award winners Downchild deliver a live performance that is second to none, and this special anniversary show is one - not to be missed. 7:30 p.m., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

Nov 30

- BALLET JORGEN'S 2019 THE NUTCRACKER
Imagine Tchaikovsky's Christmas tale uniquely re-imagined, Canadian style. The Nutcracker, a Canadian tradition, adds Canada's own twist to his much-loved classic. Make this magical production a part of your family's holiday traditions. 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca

December

Dec 06

- WIZARD OF OZ - PANTO IN RUBY RED SLIPPERS
A new magical pantomime from the producers who brought you Cinderella the Panto in 2018. A brand new spin on the timeless tale of a young girl who finds herself transported to a strange new world full of magic, side-splitting jokes, music that everyone knows and a spectavle of a musical adventure. Remember to Boo and Cheer! 7:00 p.m., Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011, boxoffice@orillia.ca
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