This Week on NB’s Premiere Performance Stages

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The Fredericton Playhouse

Mickey Gilley

Mgilley-240x300The “original urban cowboy”, Mickey Gilley, will be playing a limited number of selected concert dates in Canada in 2016, and his stops in the Maritimes will be his first in over 30 years.

It was “Stand By Me”, from the blockbuster film “Urban Cowboy” in 1980 that catapulted Gilley from country to pop crossover superstar, taking him out of the shadow of his famous cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart.

As he shares with audiences his career in music and the stories behind the hit songs, it was the 70’s that brought him most of his signature songs, awards and accolades.  He is the recipient of six Academy of Country Music Awards, from his first in 1974 – Top New Male Vocalist, to Entertainer of the Year in 1976.  Gilley is also famous for his namesake nightclub with the legendary mechanical bull and was one of the first artists to open a theatre in Branson, Missouri, which he successfully operated for over 26 years.

The legendary singer has achieved seventeen #1 singles in his long career including “Room Full of Roses”, “City Lights”, “Fool for Love”, “Don’t the Girls Get Prettier at Closing Time” and his remake of the soul standard “Stand By Me”.

Join Mickey Gilley in concert along with his legendary “Urban Cowboy Band” and talented backup vocalists “The Urbanettes”.  His show is a virtual trip down memory lane with classic video clips that segue into the live performance of favourites, “True Love Ways”, “A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight)”, “Lonely Nights” and “Put Your Dreams Away” – songs that set in motion the amazing career of this Oklahoma born veteran performer!

Mickey Gilley | Fredericton Playhouse | Saturday, June 18, 2016 | 3:00pm |  Buy Tickets 

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The Capitol Theatre

Mural Inauguration

l_muraleDress smart and attend the ribbon cutting of the new mural on the Capitol Theatre building!

Festival Inspire and Théâtre Capitol Theatre launched an international artist call out to create a mural on the North facing outdoor wall of the Capitol Theatre building. Our jury examined all the applications and a local artist won the competition with a very innovative interpretation of the concept of mural.

The work will be created in the weeks leading up to this event, and installed on panels (and other surprising elements) on the wall.

Come and join our Festival Inspire and the Capitol Theatre for the unveiling of this inaugural cultural celebration. Hint! You will want your camera for this one 😉

Mural Inauguration | Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 5:00pm | Free


It’s All The Rage

2016-05-09-17-40-57So many profiles, so little time.

An edgy comedy that will make you “laugh, groan, and balk” (Hilary Ladd, The East) as you watch two singles living through their electronic devices, so connected yet so disconnected…. #FOMO. Warning : Adult content

Red Necklace Productions presents It’s All The Rage | Empress Theatre | Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 8:00pm | Buy Tickets


Samantha Robichaud CD Release

l_samantharobichaudSamantha Robichaud has always been a spirited performer, composer and recording artist. More than a decade and a half as a professional fiddler player, step-dancer, vocalist and all ‘round entertainer has given the phenomenally talented New Brunswick native the experience, maturity and confidence to chart her own musical course. It has also allowed her true and authentic personality to shine through – her plucky irreverence, charm, wit and dare we say it, ‘sass’, are winning over audiences throughout North America and beyond.

Join Samantha for the release of her new album, Simplicity.

Samantha Robichaud CD Release | Empress Theatre | Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 2:00pm | Buy Tickets

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Imperial Theatre

No shows scheduled this week.

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