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Highlights of the 2015 - 2016 Season: The Milton Centre for the Arts

Posted on Wednesday May 20, 2015

News release-

The Milton Centre for the Arts is proud to announce the release of the annual season brochure: Highlights of the 2015 - 2016 Season.

“I know it will come as a surprise to many that our fifth season is already upon us,” said Rob Mackay, Manager of Cultural Services for the Town of Milton. “This year’s line-up offers something for everyone with exciting performances that span a wide variety of artistic genres, and appeal for all ages.”

A stellar line-up of internationally-renowned Canadian musicians will grace the stage this season, including performances by Bruce Cockburn, Jully Black and Jarvis Church, as well as a special encore presentation from the celebrated Jesse Cook. Back by popular demand, Classic Albums Live returns to perform note-for-note renditions of the best-selling albums of Supertramp and Led Zeppelin. In addition, Milton’s own Michelle Truman will return to the stage with Always ABBA, showcasing the classic looks and sound that made Abba famous.

Residents are encouraged to explore the diverse musical offerings presented this season, including Cape Breton’s Men of the Deeps’ 50th anniversary performance, featuring legendary mining songs and stories. Celebrated Canadian singer/songwriters: Murray McLauchlan, Marc Jordan, Cindy Church and Ian Thomas, known as Lunch at Allen’s, will have audiences dancing with familiar and new hits. The Milton Philharmonic Orchestra, led by the gifted Sabatino Vacca, is a true testament to arts and culture in the Milton community and will perform Christmas and spring concerts at the Centre this season. This talented group will also be featured as the entertainment for the Annual Mayor’s Gala for the Arts: An Evening in Hollywood, featuring music of the movies.

A variety of family-friendly performances will also be offered this season, including Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny. The much-anticipated return of Zacada Entertainment with Circus Labyrinth will feature a spectacular presentation, including acrobatics directed by former performers from Cirque du Soleil. Comedian Ron James and the fifth instalment of the beloved Wingfield series, Wingfield on Ice, are sure to have audiences laughing in their seats. 

Not-to-be-missed theatre and dance performances will also be featured this season, including award-winning Canadian theatre and dance presentations, dance films and the return of Ballet Jorgen’s holiday classic, The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition.

Movie buffs can once again enjoy monthly screenings of independent, international and Canadian films, presented in an intimate, interactive setting, thanks to the dedicated and passionate volunteers of the Milton Film Forum. Look for film titles and trailers, available this summer at www.miltoncentreforthearts.ca.

An exciting and varied complement of community group and rental performances and shows will allow residents to explore the talent of Milton’s arts groups through musical guests, tribute acts, concert series, choirs, theatre, comedy shows, film, family festivals and more! Milton residents can also engage in a free weekend of arts and cultural activities through Culture Days this September.

To ensure that arts and cultural experiences are accessible to all, Access 2 Entertainment cards will continue to be accepted for support persons accompanying a person with a disability. The Stagefly Accessibility app provides an accessible live entertainment experience to audience members who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing. Performances utilizing the Stagefly tool are identified with the Stagefly logo in the season brochure and on the Centre’s website. In addition, the Milton Centre for the Arts is committed to investing in resources for school-aged children, so school shows are now included in the season brochure. More information on school shows can be found by visiting: www.miltoncentreforthearts.ca/educatorscorner.

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of several ticket discount opportunities; the Pick 3/Pick 4 Program has returned, which enables patrons to receive a discount when purchasing multiple show tickets. High school students will continue to be able to take advantage of the eyeGo to the Arts program, which provides a limited number of tickets for all performances at $5.

Season brochures will be delivered through Canada Post to households in Milton and Campbellville, and rural routes in Hornby, Moffat, Rockwood and Acton beginning May 24, 2015. The brochure will also be available in Town facilities and online at www.miltoncentreforthearts.ca.

Additional information and the full season line-up are available at the aforementioned website or by calling 905-878-6000. Residents are invited to stay up-to-date on Centre events by signing up for Happenings, the Milton Centre for the Arts e-newsletter, and by following the Centre on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CentrefortheArtsMilton and Twitter at @MiltonArts.

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For further information, please contact:
Rob Mackay
Manager, Cultural Services
905-878-7252, ext. 4901

To arrange an interview, please contact:
Amanda St. John
Marketing Administrator
905-878-7252, ext. 2522