The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts has announced its upcoming Fall season of performances, offering audiences the choice of attending in-person at the Shadbolt’s Studio Theatre or via live-streaming online.
From the season’s opening notes of Lache Cercel and the Roma Jazz Ensemble to the renowned voice of folksinger Stephen Fearing, to a remarkable range of powerful women’s voices – to theatre, cabaret, storytelling, circus and a soulful Christmas show – the season offers a multi-genre treasure trove of performance options. The full performance schedule is below.
Based on current public health regulations and for audience safety and comfort, the Shadbolt Theatre’s capacity will be capped at 50% – 80 seats in the Studio Theatre. The Centre will also be live streaming all Fall Season performances.
The City of Burnaby has an approved COVID-19 safety plan that has been in place since September 2020. These plans are modified and updated as Public Health Order standards and requirements change, and the City and Shadbolt management will continue to monitor and adapt as necessary throughout the season to ensure the utmost in public safety is maintained.
The Fall 2021 Shadbolt Centre Season include:
Lache Cercel and the Roma Jazz Ensemble – Thursday, September 23
The season kicks off with renowned musician/violinist, Lache Cercel and his Roma Jazz Ensemble
Celeigh Cardinal – Thursday, September 30
Alberta-based, 2020 JUNO Award recipient Celeigh Cardinal owns the stage.
Made In Canada: an agricultural song cycle / rice and beans theatre
Friday & Saturday, October 1-2
Originally slated as a live theatre show entitled Made in Canada: an agricultural operetta, this show evolved into an album featuring 10 songs composed by Mishelle Cuttler.
Stephen Fearing – Thursday, October 7
A beguiling teller of tales and master guitarist, Stephen Fearing is an alluring entertainer – heartbreaking, expansive, and full of mirth – with a clear, honourable voice that lifts you out into his wide world and “brings you back home to yourself.”
Tanika Charles – Thursday, October 14
Formerly known as “the best kept secret in soul music”, Toronto-based singer Tanika Charles has become a highlight of the music scene both at home and abroad.
CHILD-ish (digital live-streamed performance only) – Friday, October 15
Adults speak children’s exact words about love, life and the world in this fresh verbatim work, drawn from interviews with over 40 whip-smart and brutally honest children.
Laila Biali – Thursday, October 21
Multi-award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBC Music national radio host, Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents —from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts.
Josephine – Friday & Saturday, October 22-23
Josephine is a one-woman biographical musical starring the incomparable Tymisha Harris, tells the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar.
Scaredy Cat Cabaret – Thursday, October 28
Do you like to be scared? Celebrating all that the scares the bejesus out of you, eight Vancouver-based live performers come together to share their stories of what freaks them out the most.
Desirée Dawson – Thursday, November 4
Desirée Dawson is a Vancouver-based recording artist, songwriter and producer whose music is finding new audiences across Canada and beyond.
Forev Circus – Saturday & Sunday, November 6-7
Virtuoso circus performers Santé D’Amours Fortunato and Alexandr Yudintsev met and fell in love while touring with Cirque Du Soleil. Now they have formed Forev Circus, and their relationship is the basis for the stories that inform their amazing tour de force performances.
Mariel Buckley – Thursday, November 18
“If you’re longing for the pensive tearjerkers of classic country music in the modern world, look no further than singer-songwriter Mariel Buckley.
Krystle Dos Santos – Thursday, November 25
Krystle Dos Santos is a two-time Western Canadian Music Award winning soul, jazz and R&B singer known for her extraordinary voice.
Dawn Pemberton and Jodi Proznick – O, Come All Ye Soulful – Friday, December 3
Join two award-winning musical powerhouses, vocalist Dawn Pemberton and bassist/bandleader Jodi Proznick, along with an all-star band as they deliver a joyful and soulful bounce to your favourite holiday classics.
The Shadbolt Centre for the Art Fall Season shows take place at 8pm in the Studio Theatre, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
All shows available both live, in-person and live streamed (unless otherwise noted). Tickets: $30 for a live show, $15 for live streaming available online at tickets.shadboltcentre.com or by phone 604-205-3000