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- The Shaw Festival 2015
The New AM 740 is the Official Radio Sponsor of The Shaw Festival 2015 Season at Niagara-On-The-Lake.
This year’s line-up includes Tony Award winning musical “Sweet Charity”, Shaw’s “Pygmalion”, “Light Up The Sky”, “Peter and the Starcatcher” and more.
To check out their complete schedule or to order tickets go to shawfest.com or call 1-800-511-SHAW.
- Apr 17
- KINKY BOOTS
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s high-heeled hit and it’s coming to Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre June 16 for a limited engagement.
With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon CYNDI LAUPER, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.
For tickets go to mirvish.com.
- Jun 16
- 33rd Annual Shakespeare in High Park
The New AM 740 is the “Official Radio Station” of the 33rd Annual Shakespeare in High Park
Featuring both comedy and tragedy, ”The Comedy of Errors” and “Julius Caesar” on alternating nights from July 2nd to September 6th. Experience live theatre under the stars at this family friendly, pay-what-you-can event or reserve online. One of Toronto’s favorite Summer traditions.
Gates open at 6 pm – show starts at 8.
For more information visit canadianstage.com.
- Jul 2
- JAZZ ON THE MOUNTAIN AT BLUE
JAZZ ON THE MOUNTAIN AT BLUE features both free and ticketed concerts, exceptional and unique opportunities for people to interact with top international musicians, after hours jazz and fun for the entire family.
Blue Mountain Village comes alive daily with our stilt-walkers, outdoor animations and fun activities for the children such as scavenger hunts and live painting. Not to mention all the other activities and attractions the resort offers during the summer season.
Plus don’t miss AM740 favourite Nikki Yanofsky performing at the festival on Friday July 3rd!
For more info visit: www.bluemountainjazzfest.com
- Jul 3
- Blue Mountains
- The Mariposa Folk Festival
The Mariposa Folk festival is back! See the legends and discover exciting new artists!
This year’s headliners feature Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams and Adam Cohen. The Mariposa Folk Festival at Tudhope Park in Orillia July 3rd to 5th; Featuring more than one hundred performances on 10 different stages! Delicious food, artisan vendors and Folkplay for the kids. Buy your passes early and save! For tickets and details, visit MariposaFolk.com.
- Jul 3
- The Shaw Festival 2015
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