Mark your calendars for a great season of entertainment
Tim Brody - Associate Editor
“I would say that if you want to have a taste of all of the different types of performances that we really like to showcase, we really like to present in our series… this is it.”
That’s how Sioux-Hudson Entertainment Series committee chair Alyson Martin described the organization’s 2017-2018 season.
Martin said this season is a stellar one with nine performances which include, on September 27 Jory Nash and Others: The Way We Feel, a celebration of the music of Gordon Lightfoot.
Well know Canadian band Glass Tiger comes to town on October 17.
On November 2 Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar perform.
On December 12 the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre will present a one man show performance of A Christmas Carol.
On January 16 The Fugitives will perform their modern folk music.
On February 11 the Sioux-Hudson Entertainment Series will be partnering with the Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series to present Marina Nemat and Motus O Dance Theatre’s presentation of Prisoner of Tehran.
March 7 will bring the classical music of Sonic Escape.
On March 25 Ebnfloh Dance Company: Complexe R will feature a quintet of street dancers.
Finally, on April 11 Barbara Lica, a fast rising star on the Canadian music scene, will perform.
All shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Queen Elizabeth District High School.
“If you’ve never bought a subscription pass, this is the year to do it. There are nine shows… you can do the math. You can’t see these shows at a better price,” Martin shared.
Single tickets are available at the door the nights of performances.
Subscription passes will be available at Cheers and Rexall on Front Street throughout the month of September. They are also available on performance evenings at the door.
Martin said the Sioux-Hudson Entertainment Series is excited to partner with Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series to present Prisoner of Tehran.
“What a great show. It’s going to be very moving and it’s going to be, I think, a real opportunity for people to just understand what people go through in order to live in this world.”
She added, “While we do book different things, obviously we have different mandates and we are made up of two different committees, I can honestly say that when I do the announcements about the Kids Kaleidoscope at the Entertainment Series, we’re really excited about what’s coming our way. The performers that come to the Kids Kaleidoscope are talented, professional performers, and what we like to think also, and recognize, is that we are building our young audience members so they continue to appreciate the arts throughout the ages.”
Performances have been taking place at Queen Elizabeth District High School for over 35 years.
“We know that we’re going to be moving into a new location, so we would really like to continue to celebrate the years of support from QE (Queen Elizabeth) high school… and what better way than to go out with a bang with nine shows,” Martin commented.
“We couldn’t do all this without the exceptional time, energy, and commitment from really, really committed, volunteers,” she added.
Martin said performers have enjoyed coming to town.
“They love the community. They really, really appreciate meeting the audience.”
She further stated, “We’re really proud of where we live. We’re really proud of who were are as Sioux Lookout as a collective community and we’re really excited to make sure that people know that we’re on the map and we’re a place to be.”
This year’s performances are supported by local businesses, individuals, as well as Canadian Heritage, and the Ontario Arts Council.
“We are always blown away with the generosity of this community. Without their support, we really, truly, couldn’t do it,” Martin said.
The Sioux-Hudson Entertainment Series is in the midst of a sponsorship drive.
Anyone interested in supporting the series can contact Martin at 807-737-1677, or Bob Johnson and Laurel Wood at 807-737-2174.
People can also stay up to date with entertainment series happenings at their Facebook page at Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series.