By SARAH SHAW
Excitement, intrigue, laughter and great music; all in your own backyard.
Centre In The Square’s upcoming fall schedule and its 2011/2012 show calendar is jammed full of entertaining and exciting events to delight the senses of anyone appreciating theatrical works of art in the numerous styles being presented.
The Kitchener venue boasts an all-star lineup this fall on one of the largest stages in North America.
The 31-year-old landmark, located on Queen Street off Lancaster, is offering some of the most talked-about concerts and plays in the Canadian theatrical world right now.
“You get such a wide variety of theatre there,” said Helen Smart, a grandmother in her 80s who enjoys events at the venue. “They showcase everything from classical to children’s to drama to comedy. We’re fortunate that we don’t have to travel to see this calibre of entertainment.”
Whose Live Anyways?, a 90-minute improvisation comedy show which is playing in late September, feeds off audience participation and suggestions and features comedians Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B. Davis.
The month of October offers numerous concerts for the alternative rock fan with headlining shows consisting of Jeff Beck, Mathew Good and Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, which features the album played out in its entirety.
Through the holiday season, Centre In The Square is continuing its impressive lineup with events including: Sam Roberts Band, Rock of Ages, Trailer Park Boys, Alice Cooper, Rita McNeil and Grammy award winner Tony Bennett on Dec. 14.
“I really enjoy live theatre,” said longtime performance enthusiast Allison Nolan. “I’m looking forward to seeing some of the attractions that are coming up this year. There is an energy between the performers and the audience that you don’t experience outside of a live show.”
Conestoga College full-time students, or any full-time student for that matter, can receive a discount off a show’s ticket with the display of a valid student card.
For more information visit The Centre In The Square website at www.centre-square.com.