Leisa Way’s Opry Gold is a toe-tappin’, roof-raisin’ salute to the greatest music in the history of Country Music!
To share the Opry’s history is to share the story of Country Music. Globus Theatre is overjoyed to have Leisa Way’s Opry Gold in it’s 16th professional summer season! What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live entertainment phenomenon. The Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. You can see it live at the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon on from July 30th – August 10th.
Canadian songbird Leisa Way and her phenomenally talented Wayward Wind Band have brought Canada many great shows, including last year’s favourite, Across the Pond (The British Invasion). This band has toured Canada with other shows including Sweet Dreams (Patsy Cline), Rhinestone Cowgirl (Dolly Parton) and their acclaimed Canada 150 show that toured to 44 cities across the country. This latest concert, Opry Gold, raises the roof with the hottest country songs from the last few decades, highlighting artists that have played the Opry stage, with Way’s usual trademark that makes her shows so popular - telling the stories of the songs.
Opry Gold clearly is a labour of love for show creator Leisa Way, who grew up in northern Ontario, and spent 6 years in the Maritimes starring as “Anne” in Anne of Green Gables at the Charlottetown Festival. As a child, Leisa remembers tuning in to shows like Tommy Hunter and Ronnie Prophet growing up, shows that her musical arranger and pianist,Bruce Ley, happened to be the piano player on! Her multi-talented band includes Ley,Fred Smith on guitars/banjo (who has shared stages with Vince Gill, The Supremes and Chuck Berry), Broadway performer & bassist, Bobby Prochaska (The Buddy Holly Story), fiddling sensation Nathan Smith (The Barrel Boys), and Toronto big band player John Collin on drums. When these fellas vocalize, the audience is treated to world-class harmonies and solos.
Opry Gold is one of a kind entertainment experience for audiences of all ages/for the whole family!
Tickets can now be booked online or by calling the box office!
www.globustheatre.com | 1-800-304-7897
Theatre Only Tickets $35.50 (plus HST + $2.00 per ticket fee)
Theatre & Dinner Tickets $72.00 (plus HST + $2.00 per ticket fee)
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