To mark 37 years as York Region’s cornerstone of theatrics, drama, arts and culture, Flato Markham Theatre is unveiling its lineup for the 2022-23 Diamond Season.
“Flato Markham Theatre continues to provide a place not only for global performers and artists to connect with our community, but for Canadian talent as well,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “With the new Diamond Season, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore artistry from all over the world and right here at home.”
The new season features touring theatre productions, world premieres, award-winning musicians, comedy, magic, dance, rock ‘n’ roll, and returns of holiday classics. Canadian icons will also light up the Flato stage, such as April Wine, Jann Arden, Pavlo, the Tenors, Dan Hill, Myles Goodwyn, and Tom Cochrane.
Carrying over from the 2022 Spring Season is the Simply Series, sponsored by Flato Developments and the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Simply Series highlights a selection of Canadian artists with never-before-told stories shared in an intimate setting with the audience.
“Live is Back! The 22/23 Diamond Season focuses on giving audiences the opportunity to come back and have fun, relax, enjoy the moment, reconnect with their favourite artists and the unique experience of live entertainment,” said Eric Lariviere, general manager of Flato Markham Theatre.
PERFORMANCES AT A GLANCE
Sept. 14: Tom Cochrane with Red Rider.
Sept. 16: Brass Transit.
Sept. 23: The first show of Simply Series — Take Your Power Back — Rob Tardik & Kimberley Black.
Sept. 28 and 29: Masters of Illusion.
Oct. 1: The Tenors on their Now and Forever tour.
Oct. 6: Kurt Elling Quintet’s Markham debut.
Oct. 13: Vienna Boys Choir.
Oct. 14: Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show.
Oct. 15: Sampradaya Dance Creations Presents: Sankhya.
Oct. 28: Standup comedian, actor and writer Jeremy Hotz: Marquis de Sad Tour.
Oct. 29: The Peking Acrobats.
Nov. 4: The legendary Canadian Music Hall of Fame rockers April Wine.
Nov. 24: Michael Kaeshammer.
Nov. 26: Pavlo in Concert (with Very Special Guests).
Dec. 2: Classic Albums Live performs Supertramp, Breakfast in America.
Dec. 3: Elvis: Wonderful World of Christmas.
Dec. 9: ViVA Trio.
Dec. 16: Gowan.
Dec. 28: The Aluminum Show.
December 30 and 31: The Nutcracker by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen.
January 20: PIAF! The Show.
Jan. 27: Ali Hassan: Does This Taste Funny?
Jan. 28: Jann Arden.
Feb. 1: Red Sky Performance: Miigis Saga.
Feb. 2: Freedom!
Feb. 3: Matt Dusk Sings Sinatra.
February 10: The Original Wailers.
March 3: Mardi Gras Mambo: Featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas.
March 4: Nikki Yanofsky.
March 8: No Woman’s Land.
March 10: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.
March 11: Jason Bishop close-up magic.
April 6: John Pizzarelli.
April 20: Jesse Cook on The Libre Tour.
April 21: Just for Laughs Road Show featuring up-and-coming Canadian comics.
April 22: Dan Hill & Myles Goodwyn.
May 12: Ray on My Mind.
Additional information, pricing, and tickets for the 2022-23 Diamond Season can be found at flatomarkhamtheatre.ca or by calling the Flato Markham Theatre Box Office at 905-305-7469.
Scarlett Liu, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Economist & Sun