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The Grand Theatre Presents: Grease, Love and Big Bad Wolf

May 20, 2015 -

Today, the Grand Theatre Presents its 2015-16 season featuring acts that are sublime – such as José Feliciano, Holly Cole, Bollywood Masala Orchestra or the Yamato Drummers – and others that are wonderfully ridiculous – such as Howie Mandel, Sing-A-Long-A-Grease or The Cat in the Hat. This year, the Grand presents a full roster of dance, theatre, comedy, live music, musical tributes, special events and kids programming for Kingston to enjoy. (See the full line-up listed under "Coming to the Grand" below.)

Subscriptions for the new season go on sale through the Grand box office at noon on May 20. The free annual season G Magazine is mailed to subscribers and is now also available at the Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St. Season and performance details are also available online at kingstongrand.ca.

Pick 4 or More subscribers get up to 10 per cent off regular ticket prices, first pick for the best seats in the house, pre-show reminders, free non-alcoholic drink tickets and a subscriber thank-you gift. Subscribe by July 11 to be entered in the early bird draw for a $500 downtown Kingston shopping spree.

New! My Kingston tickets for low income Kingstonians

This year, the Grand Presents introduces My Kingston tickets – reduced-cost tickets to performances for Kingstonians with eligible low incomes.

"We want everyone to be able to enjoy the enriching performances we bring to the Grand," says Colin Wiginton, the City of Kingston's cultural director. 

My Kingston tickets will be $15 each or just $8 each for Kidstage performances. Interested? Apply for your My Kingston card through the municipal fee assistance program. See details at CityofKingston.ca/feeassistance.

Many Grand performances also offer up to 50 per cent off children's tickets, up to 50 per cent off IMPACT tickets for people under 30 and $5 eyeGO tickets for high school students and IMPACT tickets. See kingstongrand.ca/youth-pricing for a complete list of those performances.

Coming to the Grand in 2015-16

  • Comedy: Howie Mandel; Ron James; Steven Wright; and the Just for Laughs Road Tour.
  • Live music: Heritage Blues Orchestra; Danny Michel & Jeremy Fisher; José Feliciano with guest Pavlo; The Irish Rovers; Darlene Love; Jesse Cook; DakhaBrakha; Sun vs. Moon featuring Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk; Corb Lund; Downchild; Holly Cole; Johnny Clegg; The Men of the Deeps and Ruthie Foster with Harrison Kennedy.
  • Musical tributes: The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble offers a tribute to Dave Brubeck; Classic Albums Live performs Supertramp's Breakfast in America and Led Zeppelin II; The Musical Box recreates Genesis' Selling England by the Pound; and Shine On – the Universe of John Lennon comes in December.
  • Theatre: Edge of the Woods Theatre presents Ralph + Lina in November; and Why Not Theatre and Surface/Underground presents Late Company in March.
  • Dance: Bboyizm; ProArteDanza; Moscow Classical Ballet presents The Nutcracker; Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation; and the Hong Kong Ballet comes in March.
  • For kids: Page Turner Adventures presents A Mixed Up Fairy Tale; Mermaid Theatre presents Goodnight Moon/Runaway Bunny; Childsplay presents the Cat in the Hat; and Windmill Theatre presents Big Bad Wolf.
  • Special events: Cirque Alfonse presents Timber!; Bollywood Masala Orchestra & Dancers of India; and Yamato the Drummers of Japan – "Bakuon" Legend of the Heartbeat in March; and Sing-A-Long-A Grease comes in January.

The Grand Theatre Presents season is made possible with the contributions from these sponsors: Homestead; Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel; Caldwell; Walter Fenlon & Linda Ann Daly; Assante Wealth Management and Dianne Lackonick; CIBC Children's Foundation and CIBC Wood Gundy; Sun Life Financial; Mackillop Law; Chez Piggy; Empire Life; Stan & Marie-Rose Gibson; Southeastern Telecommunications Services; Elaine & Michael Davies; Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.; Bergeron Clifford Personal Injury Lawyers; and TD. The program also enjoys the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council.

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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