An Inspirational Holiday Season

The CentreAs the holidays get closer and closer, so does the end of the first half of The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s 2012-2013 Season. It’s been a great ride since the Season started back in August, with some fantastic international talent as well as some outstanding Canadian gems. But with all of the holiday shows this month, there is still lots of activity here: 3 performances of Nutcracker, Tottering Biped’s sold out performance of The Santaland Diaries, the renowned TSO Brass, and the sold out Leahy Family Christmas, are just some of the festive shows we have in December. Not only do performances such as these offer an experience of exceptional live entertainment, they also offer opportunities to spend time with those you care about most by celebrating the season with song or sharing in classic holiday traditions. For those of you last minute holiday shoppers, tickets to a show are the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for that “hard to buy for” person on your list – the gift of an experience is sure to stand out and create lasting memories for years to come. This is your chance to start a holiday tradition of your own with a fun and inspirational evening or afternoon out on the town.

With the New Year following closely behind Christmas, not only do we welcome new beginnings and resolutions (that we actually intend on keeping this year), we also welcome the second half of The Centre’s second season. January brings top notch talent to Burlington as we kick things off with Corner Gas star and writer, Brent Butt, followed by the next performer in our Studio 440 Series: Danny Michel who brings with him special guest The Heartbroken. Getting closer to the end of the month we have one of the most sought after percussionists in jazz, Peter Appleyard, with the Sophisticated Ladies: Elizabeth Shepherd, Jackie Richardson, and Diana Panton. And lastly a JUST ANNOUNCED concert by Canadian singer-songwriter superstar Nelly Furtado will take place on January 28, as she performs at our Centre as part of her The Spirit Indestructible tour. Nelly has earned numerous awards including 2 Grammy Awards, 10 Juno Awards, 3 MuchMusic Video Awards, and a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame – you don’t want to miss your chance to see this performer in your own community. The new year will continue on to bring you more music, dance, theatre, and family entertainment. If you’ve joined us for a performance in 2012, or have taken part in an arts event or performance yourself, we’d like to hear from you! Please leave a comment telling us about your favourite arts experience of 2012.

On behalf of myself, and all of the staff and volunteers here at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, I’d like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season, and a new year filled with happiness and prosperity.
See you at the theatre!

Brenda Heatherington
Executive Director


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