March at Meaford Hall is going to be very busy! If you’re thinking about something fun to do with the kids over March Break, we’ve got some family shows happening this month well worth checking out. There’s plenty happening – read on for more details!
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ON THE STAGE
Beauty & The Beast
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 . 2PM . $10 YOUTH 12 & UNDER, $20 ADULTS
Hilarious and refreshing, DuffleBag Theatre’s adaptation of Beauty and the Beast includes encourages lots of interaction. Audience members are invited to come on stage to play the main parts while spectators chide them on with chorus prompts. A totally fun way to introduce kids to live theatre.
FRIDAY MARCH 14 . 8PM . $40
One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, Ashley MacIsaac has garnered international acclaim by playing the fiddle in that hard-nosed, traditional Cape-Breton style. He will rock the stage this month, performing as part of a trio. Limited number of tickets remaining.
Johnny Cash & The Queens of Country
SATURDAY MARCH 22 . 8PM . $32
“Johnny Cash and the Queens of Country” is the ultimate Country Tribute Show! In addition to the “Man In Black” you’ll see and hear incredible tributes to Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton. Featuring Jim Yorfido along with his wife, Pam Yorfido and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Marie Bottrell, it’s sure to be a hit with classic country lovers!
SUNDAY MARCH 23 . 2PM . $28 YOUTH 12 & UNDER, $34 ADULTS
Few Canadians have not been touched by the music of Fred Penner. The acclaimed family entertainer, singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, and TV host brings 25 years of experience and depth to his performances. His diverse repertoire includes a prolific 12 children’s albums and countless energetically packed live shows. The man Los Angeles Parent called the “Canadian Minister of Positivity” has successfully transformed children’s entertainment into a family affair.
ON THE SCREEN
THURSDAY, MARCH 6 . 4 & 7PM . $10
November 22, 1963. The day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. It’s also the day that a handful of ordinary individuals were thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Parkland recounts the tragic day from the perspectives of those who witnessed it firsthand. The film features a stellar ensemble cast including Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti as Abraham Zapruder.
Running time 93 minutes, rated PG-13 for bloody sequences of ER trauma procedures, some violent images and language, and smoking throughout
THURSDAY, MARCH 20 . 4 & 7PM . $10
Le Week-end sees Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg Burrows (Lindsay Duncan) return to Paris, the city of their honeymoon, to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Designed as a weekend to rediscover some romance in their long-lived marriage, we follow our couple as long-established tensions in their marriage break out in humorous and often painful ways.
Running time 93 minutes
Transition Meaford Films for Thought
SUNDAY MARCH 30 . 1PM . $2 STUDENTS, $7 ADULTS
Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility public space, civic engagement, economic development and environmental policy are now universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain. Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it?
Running time 82 minutes. This is the last in the current Films for Thought series – keep watch for more to come in the future!
IN THE GALLERIES
Wildlife Print Sale & English Tea
MONDAY, MARCH 3 – THURSDAY, MARCH 27 . FREE TO VIEW
This March the galleries display signed and numbered limited edition prints depicting the freedom and grace of birds and wildlife by internationally famous artists: George McLean of Bognor, Thomas Quinn, Cyril Cox from Peterborough, Claudio DíAngelo, Dwayne Harty, Arnold Nogy from Orillia, Richard Vandermeer, Neville Clarke and Tony Bianco from Mt. St. Louis. Also available are six stamped and signed Audubon prints from the Bird Series.
The Print Silent Auction starts on Monday, March 3 and ends on Saturday, March 15 at 4 p.m. A regular sale of prints will then continue from Sunday, March 16 to Friday, March 28.
English Tea Reception & Silent Auction is Saturday, March 15
from 2 to 4pm (admission $15).
All proceeds support the recruitment of family physicians for the new medical centre. For more information about the medical centre please visit: http://greyhealthclinics.ca
Presented by Community Family Health Centres
TUESDAY, MARCH 11 – FRIDAY, MARCH 28 . FREE TO VIEW
This colourful original children’s artwork represents the submissions received for the First Annual Canada Day Button design contest. For more information regarding the contest please contact Amber Knott by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or the Meaford Chamber of Commerce:email@example.comAddress:
12 Nelson St. E.,
Meaford ON, N4L 1N6
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Sunday 10am to 2pm