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Dec
7
Wed
2022
Open Mic
Dec 7 @ 5:00 PM
Open Mic @ Old Church Theatre

Come join us for Open Mic Wednesdays at the Old Church Theatre.

You can enjoy a fun night seeing  local performers and if you want to perform sign up with our host Rick Zimmerman.  

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Dec
10
Sat
2022
Driftwood Theatre presents Play in a Pub: William Shakespeare’s A Christmas
Dec 10 @ 7:30 PM
Driftwood Theatre presents Play in a Pub: William Shakespeare's A Christmas @ Old Church Theatre
What the Dickens?! For the first time ever, Driftwood Theatre brings their holiday Play in a Pub series to The Old Church Theatre with a Christmas classic of Shakespearian proportions. William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol will be performed December 10, 2022. With appearances by characters from Shakespeare’s most popular plays, this version of A Christmas Carol is an inventive, hilarious, and touching holiday story for the whole family, inspired by the combined genius of Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare.
When miserly theatre owner Ebenezer Scrooge puts the ‘humbug’ in Christmas, he’s transported on a redemptive journey to save his very soul. Haunted by the spirits of Christmas past (Puck), present (Falstaff) and future (Hamlet’s dad), Scrooge learns to appreciate the true spirit of the holiday season as only Shakespeare can imagine. 
Carrying on Driftwood’s fine tradition of informal readings of plays over a pint, William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol is a jolly, interactive holiday mash-up as audience members join Driftwood Theatre’s professional performers in reading, singing, and celebrating a holiday masterpiece.
Get in on the action. At Play in a Pub audience participation is the name of the game. Audience members take the stage in a variety of walk-on roles (including Tiny Tim, Mercutio and Martha Cratchit) by bidding on the Bah the Bah Humbug Live Auction. And you can bet there’ll be some participatory Christmas caroling along the way.
William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol comes from the creative mind of Ian Doescher, author of the equally mind-blowing William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series, William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future and William Shakespeare’s Avengers The Complete Works
Driftwood Theatre is Ontario’s leading outdoor, summer theatre company, on the road with its award-winning Bard’s Bus Tour for over 25 years, reaching over 46 communities and 100,000 people across Ontario. We believe in good people sharing great stories. Driftwood Theatre is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council. Play in a Pub is a FUN-raising event in support of Driftwood Theatre’s annual summer Bard’s Bus Tour.


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Dec
11
Sun
2022
Tony Vani Sunday Blues
Dec 11 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tony Vani Sunday Blues @ Old Church Theatre

The Old Church Theatre is pleased to announce that Tony Vani will be joining us every second Sunday of the month for our Second Sunday Service of Blues.  Tony has entertained us over the years as a solo performer, with his band and as a duo with Kenny Pauze.

A long time friend of the ‘Old Church’, Tony welcomes his friends and many fans to this Second Sunday event.  We aim to start at 2:00 pm for a fun afternoon of blues and any other of Tony’s favourite selections to help us all get through the winter.  There will be food, beverages and music. Who could ask for more?

100% of your Donations-at-the-Door go to the performer!

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Dec
14
Wed
2022
Open Mic
Dec 14 @ 5:00 PM
Open Mic @ Old Church Theatre

Come join us for Open Mic Wednesdays at the Old Church Theatre.

You can enjoy a fun night seeing  local performers and if you want to perform sign up with our host Rick Zimmerman.  

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Dec
17
Sat
2022
A Christmas Story – the movie
Dec 17 @ 7:30 PM
A Christmas Story - the movie @ Old Church Theatre
On December 17 we’ll be presenting the movie comedy, A Christmas Story. You’ll learn why the greatest gift of all is a Red Ryder Range BB gun, and of course, the origin of the famous Leg Lamp. St. Catharines Ontario and a Toronto soundstage are the actual locations for the story line’s purported setting of Cleveland, Ohio. There’s even a Canadian cast member. 
Please bring an item for the food bank in lieu of admission, but to ensure a seat book your tickets.


RESERVATIONS

 
**We are licensed through Criterion Pictures to show films to the public.** 
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Dec
18
Sun
2022
Pub Busking with Robert Keyes
Dec 18 @ 2:00 PM
Pub Busking with Robert Keyes @ Old Church Theatre

Troubadours have been performing in taverns since time immemorial and we at the Tipsy Vicar are going to continue this age old tradition.  So we are featuring Robert Keyes, a finger style guitarist for an afternoon of Pub Busking. Join us for some food, a beverage, music, games and camaraderie at the Tipsy Vicar in the Old Church Theatre.

All contributions go to the artist. Bring a friend and we’ll see you there.

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Dec
21
Wed
2022
Roy Bonisteel’s Christmas Story
Dec 21 @ 12:00 PM
Roy Bonisteel's Christmas Story @ At your Own Home!

Well it’s almost that time of year to gather the family around the old RCA and listen to a timeless Christmas classic. Maybe the ancient wireless is gone but you can still hear our favourite holiday tale composed and read by Roy Bonisteel.

It’s a story that harks back to a simpler time, when the delivery of firewood just before Christmas was all that stood between freezing or surviving.  Throw in a snowstorm, a dancing dog and two brothers who want to do the right thing and you have a recipe for everything you need to know about the Christmas spirit.  This story happened many years ago right here in the Quinte region but the theme and the lesson is as constant as the north star.

Please enjoy this Old Church classic with friends and loved ones as we wind up our Seasonal Storytelling Series. On December 21st you’ll find it here on our website, posted on Social Media, or you can sign up to have it delivered to you by email.


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Open Mic
Dec 21 @ 5:00 PM
Open Mic @ Old Church Theatre

Come join us for Open Mic Wednesdays at the Old Church Theatre.

You can enjoy a fun night seeing  local performers and if you want to perform sign up with our host Rick Zimmerman.  

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Dec
30
Fri
2022
Holiday Hangover with the Improvmonauts
Dec 30 @ 7:30 PM
Holiday Hangover with the Improvmonauts @ Old Church Theatre

We were supposed to celebrate the end of 2020 with some lighthearted fun, but then COVID came back with a vengeance. We were supposed to have a blowout at the end of 2021 to celebrate the end of the pandemic. You know how that worked out.

Well, we’re finally back, baby! You looked forward to getting back to entertaining, but now that you have, you’re sick of it already. So let us do the entertaining! Join the Improvmonauts for some post-holiday jollies at the Old Church Theatre with the return of the Holiday Hangover.

Pay what you will – we know you spent way too much on food and gifts. We’ll see you there on December 30th at 7:30pm (doors at 7).

 


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Jan
4
Wed
2023
Open Mic
Jan 4 @ 5:00 PM
Open Mic @ Old Church Theatre

Come join us for Open Mic Wednesdays at the Old Church Theatre.

You can enjoy a fun night seeing local performers and if you want to perform sign up with our host Rick Zimmerman.  While indoors performers are playing unplugged with the enhancement of a condenser mic and the great “church” acoustics!

Our menu changes week to week so check in to see what’s cookin’ on the day you’re attending.

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Jan
8
Sun
2023
Tony Vani Sunday Blues
Jan 8 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tony Vani Sunday Blues @ Old Church Theatre

The Old Church Theatre is pleased to announce that Tony Vani will be joining us every second Sunday of the month for our Second Sunday Service of Blues.  Tony has entertained us over the years as a solo performer, with his band and as a duo with Kenny Pauze.

A long time friend of the ‘Old Church’, Tony welcomes his friends and many fans to this Second Sunday event.  We aim to start at 2:00 pm for a fun afternoon of blues and any other of Tony’s favourite selections to help us all get through the winter.  There will be food, beverages and music. Who could ask for more?

100% of your Donations-at-the-Door go to the performer!

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Jan
11
Wed
2023
Open Mic
Jan 11 @ 5:00 PM
Open Mic @ Old Church Theatre

Come join us for Open Mic Wednesdays at the Old Church Theatre.

You can enjoy a fun night seeing local performers and if you want to perform sign up with our host Rick Zimmerman.  While indoors performers are playing unplugged with the enhancement of a condenser mic and the great “church” acoustics!

Our menu changes week to week so check in to see what’s cookin’ on the day you’re attending.

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Jan
14
Sat
2023
The Weber Brothers
Jan 14 @ 7:30 PM

There are bands for which rock and roll is a lifestyle, and then there are bands for which it is
life.

To many, The Weber Brothers are the baddest band in the land. To many others, their story sits like
an ancient volume in an old bookstore, dust covered, tucked away behind hundreds of newer, shinier
books. Untouched. Waiting to be discovered. Regardless of what side you’re on, there’s an undeniable
truth. In the rough and tumble world of rock and roll, The Weber Brothers have been around the
block.

We’re thrilled to have The Weber Brothers back to the Old Church Theatre!

Ryan and Sam Weber left their Baltimore, MD home one night as teenagers, with the aim of meeting
their idol, rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins, and ten hours later showed up at his doorstep. “The
Hawk”, the elder statesman of rock whose former protégés (Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon
Helm, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson) went on to reshape music history as “The Band”, was duly
impressed by the pair’s immense raw talent, and promptly invited them to audition for his storied
backing band, The Hawks. Mere months later, after surviving the intense musical apprenticeship of
his fabled “Rock ‘n’ Roll Boot-camp,” they were in: full-blooded Hawks. By the ages of 18 and 21
they had already performed alongside Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Jeff Healey and the Tragically Hip to name a few.
Over the past 18 years they’ve recorded 14 independent albums and toured extensively throughout the
U.S., Canada and Europe.
In October 2012 the brothers were invited to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame American Music
Masters Tribute to Chuck Berry in Cleveland where they shared the stage with Merle Haggard,
Lemmy Kilmister, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Rick Derringer, Joe Bonamassa, Earl Slick, Steve
Jordan and the father of Rock and Roll himself, Chuck Berry.
2016 saw the release of “Before We Arrive: The Story of The Weber Brothers”, a feature length
documentary chronicling the pair’s musical journey, which the Toronto Independent Film Festival
dubbed “Best Documentary” for 2016.

Also highly regarded for their proficiency as studio musicians, the brothers have recorded on
hundreds of outside projects, including work with Gordon Lightfoot, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie
Hawkins and Willie Nelson.

Between their renowned musical ability, high-energy, awe-inspiring performances and lessons learned
first hand from rock n’ roll pioneers, a reputation as the “Baddest Band in the Land”, “heroes of this
generation” and “the future in the big shoes of the past” now precedes them. Whether it be their
unrivaled power as a full rock band, or their undeniable chemistry highlighted in a head-to-head duo
performance, The Weber Brothers always deliver.

“If it’s looked at as a passing of the torch or a keeping of the flame, then we’re the guys to do it,” says
Ryan Weber.

“The Weber Brothers are the ultimate roots band, playing, writing and
doing it all.” – Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian Blog
“Enthusiasm…energy-wise the band is great… We know they’re great.”
– Garth Hudson
“If I had The Weber Brothers with me in 1952…Elvis would’ve been my
roadie.” – Ronnie Hawkins


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Jan
18
Wed
2023
Open Mic
Jan 18 @ 5:00 PM