The 2019/2020 BPAC Presents Season: Over 70 international, national, and local artists!
The 2019/2020 BPAC Presents Season was announced to a full crowd earlier this evening (May 28) in the Main Theatre at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Executive Director Tammy Fox has programmed an incredible season and the audience, filled with BPAC Members and Supporters, was thrilled to see what 2019/2020 has in store for them.
The Season Launch was hosted by comediennes Shoshana Sperling and Lisa Brooke, who delighted audiences with a taste of their new Friday Night Comedy Cabaret Series Feel The Burl. These hilarious women and their Musical Director Bryce Kulak are featured three times in the 2019/2020 Season and each cabaret will feature local guests from the Burlington performing arts scene showcasing their talents in musical theatre, spoken word, comedy, and more.
In her second programming season as Executive Director, Fox focused on the ideas of connectivity and community. “I am excited about the diversity of programming in our 2019/2020 Season, which features over 70 national and international artists in every genre. While we continue to focus on themes of diversity and inclusion in our programming, the priority for me this Season was connecting with and celebrating some of the many local artists and organizations that we are fortunate enough to have in our very own backyard. This Season will feature more local artists presented on our Main Stage and in our Community Studio Theatre than ever before.”
Some of the exciting local talent featured this season includes: Tom Wilson and his literary recital Beautiful Scars and Burlington’s own Symphony on the Bay with the JUNO-nominated Sultans of String, fronted by local musician Chris McKhool. In October you can see Ancaster resident Jayne Eastwood hit the Main Stage with her comedic super-group Women Fully Clothed and on Halloween you can shake your Hot Patootie with Tim Park and friends for his Rocky Horror ‘Acoustic’ Show. November sees the next big thing in Country Music, Oakville native Vanessa Marie Carter, hit the stage with local singer Evan Farrell. In January BPAC is partnering with local group Redleaf Cultural Integration to present The Year of the Rat: A Chinese New Year Celebration. In February, Hamiltonian Caissie Levy is taking a night off from playing Elsa in Broadway’s Frozen to dazzle us with songs and stories from her illustrious career. February also sees former Barenaked Ladies front-man Steven Page take the stage with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. In March we are treated to Dundas’ own Kevin Fox: Songs for Cello & Voice.
In addition to these amazing local performers, BPAC is presenting many international superstars. 2019/2020 sees the return of favourites like The Nutcracker, The Andy Kim Christmas, April Wine, and Burton Cummings. For the first time ever, BPAC is welcoming Tiffany, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Sesame Street Live, and Charo! BPAC is also continuing their two annual festivals – the free Burlington Downtown Jazz Festival in August and The Cultural Diversity Festival programmed in tandem with Ontario Culture Days.
The 2019/2020 BPAC Presents Season showcases international and homegrown talent in every genre including music, dance, theatre, comedy, illusion and family entertainment. For more information and to purchase tickets, patrons may visit our website at burlingtonpac.ca.
BPAC pricing is ALL-IN and includes all taxes and fees: what you see, is what you pay! BPAC Members have exclusive access to buy tickets for one week before the Public On Sale on June 5. Enjoy the perks of membership while supporting BPAC, memberships can be purchased online here: burlingtonpac.ca/members.
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON, L7S 1T7
To Purchase Tickets:
Over the Phone: 905.681.6000
In Person: Monday – Saturday, 12:00pm -4:00pm, or 1 hour before the show
Members’ On Sale: May 28, at the conclusion of the launch
Public On Sale: June 5