Events at the Max
Friday, October 14, 2016
Ron Irving returns to play Powell River! The Timewalkers perform hits by The Eagles, Roy Orbison, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, The Beatles, Sting and more — great pop and rock classics from the 60s and 70s along with their unique original tunes. They deliver amazing vocal harmonies and guitar playing to die for.
These four wonderfully gifted singer/songwriters began playing music together for the sheer love of the music they create. They perform great Pop, Rock and R&B classics from the 60's and 70's with vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar playing to die for, alongside amazingly unique originals, all done with a good amount of humour and banter.
The Timewalkers are Ron Irving, Luke Isaac, Eli Bryan Nelson, and Michael Vincent. As individuals they have performed all over Canada and the U.S., recorded in New York, Memphis, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, appeared on countless radio and TV shows, written songs that have been recorded by internationally acclaimed recording artists and have received many awards for their music locally and nationally. Four stars who just want to shine as one, you don't want to miss hearing "The Timewalkers!"
God is a Scottish Drag Queen
Friday, November 4, 2016
God is a Scottish Drag Queen is a highly acclaimed hour with everyone's favourite deity. Mike Delamont, award-winning Canadian comedian and favourite of venues across North America, presents God, dressed in a floral power suit, and roasts everything from Justin Bieber to the Pope in an unforgettable night of laughter!
This 70 minute one-man show has received such acclaim as Critics Choice Best Comedy at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Pick of the Fringe in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Orlando, and nominees for Best English Production at the Centaur Theatre and Best Comedy at Just For Laughs in Montreal.
Appropriate for ages 14 and up due to some coarse language.
"Hilarious, divinely and wickedly funny."
— Montreal Gazette
"One of the funniest stand-up routines I have seen in my 48 years on this planet."
— Orlando Weekly
"It doesn't get any more outrageous."
— Now Toronto
"A cross between dame Edna & Billy Connolly with a dollop of Eddie Izzard!"
— Victoria Times Colonist
For more info, visit www.mikedelamont.com/god-is-a-scottish-drag-queen
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Betrayed Wife. The Scheming Wife. The Peacemaker. The Ugly German. The Slutty One. The One in Love with Someone Else.
Six Queens. Six Love stories. Six Deaths. One Actress!
It all starts in the afterlife, in a bizarre waiting room of sorts. One by one, the wives of Henry VIII arrive, much to the shock and dismay of each previous wife. What culminates is a heated frenzy of an ex-wives club where these women swap stories, toss Anne Boleyn's head around, pick on the ugly German one, and, most importantly, fight for the right to be acknowledged as Henry's true bride and eternal partner.
But when Henry arrives…everything changes.
Playwright/Director Ryan Gladstone has given Tara Travis many unique challenges in the last 5 years: Playing over 50 characters in Mini Masterpieces [TYA tours ongoing with Monster Theatre For Kids], the entire company of actors and 15 other characters in The Shakespeare Show, a giant girl and everyone in her world in Lavinia: A Modern Fairy Tale of Gigantic Proportions, learning magic, escapes, and playing everyone in Harry Houdini's life in Houdini's Last Escape. Now, he has decided to give her the biggest challenge of her career with Til Death.
Written and Directed by Ryan Gladstone ~
Starring Tara Travis ~
Original Score by Drew Jurecka and Robbie Grunwald
Costume Design by Adam Dickson ~ Fight Choreography by Kevin Kruchkywich
"Tara Travis is an immense talent. Go see this show and you will find yourself in heaven. Comedy heaven that is."-umfm.com
For more information, visit www.monstertheatre.com/shows/til-death-do-we-part
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Illusionist Ted Outerbridge returns to Powell River with his new show, Clockwork Mysteries. Take a bizarre and fascinating journey through time in a high-energy magical adventure for both adult and family audiences.
A professionally orchestrated theatrical production with over 20 custom-designed illusions and world-class lighting and set design, OUTERBRIDGE – Clockwork Mysteries is a high-energy magical adventure for both adult and family audiences. Recognized as one of the most creative and dynamic shows of its kind, critics have hailed Ted and Marion Outerbridge as “the most successful magicians in Canada” (Montreal Gazette) and “champions of magic” (Bergedorfer Zeitung, Hamburg, Germany). As the largest and most successful touring illusion show in the country, it has received both the 2011 Award of Excellence from Ontario Contact and the 2010 Touring Artist of the Year award from the B.C. Touring Council.
OUTERBRIDGE – Clockwork Mysteries takes its audience on a bizarre and fascinating journey through Time. Within seconds of taking the stage, the Outerbridges fuse their revolutionary illusions with split-second artistry to hold viewers spellbound. With the help of an elaborate Victorian time machine, the performers and spectators travel back in time together. The audience is invited into a mysterious clock tower equipped with a variety of timekeeping devices. They become part of a race against time, experience time accelerating and slowing down, and participate in predicting the contents of a time capsule. Keeping their audience enthralled from the first astonishing illusion to the spectacular finale, the Outerbridges create an experience that far exceeds the expectations of every spectator.
For more information, visit www.tedouterbridge.com
Friday, April 7, 2017
MAZ delivers a unique style combining traditional French-Canadian music, jazz and electro. Their energy and modern take on Québec's instrumental culture will have you dancing in your seat!
Marc Maziade (electric guitar, banjo, foot percussion and programming), Pierre-Olivier Dufresne (violin, mandolin and foot percussion), Roxane Beaulieu (keys) and Mathieu Royer (double bass, violin) invite you to hop on a wild flying canoe and journey through their unique musical universe. On stage, these brilliant musicians form a deeply palpable connection, offering trance-inducing grooves, engaging sound textures, and frenzied foot stomps at each of their intense performances.
With 13 nominations to their credit, including 8 for their latest album, Chasse-Galerie, MAZ have set themselves apart with their unique blend of acoustic trad and electric jazz. Inspired by one of Quebec’s most famous legends, the group’s concert has been praised by audiences and critics alike, owing to MAZ’s vibrant stage energy.
With its debut, Télescope, the band laid the groundwork of its unique style, which combines traditional Québécois music, modal jazz, and electro. Through this album, often described as futuristic, MAZ already began to reveal their modern take on Québec’s past and present instrumental culture, earning them five award nominations, including one for the JUNO of best instrumental album.
Since their beginnings, MAZ have presented their concert at various showcase events throughout Canada (Pacific Contact, OCFF, Mundial Montréal, RADARTS, ROSEQ, and Rideau) and in the United States (FAI—2012, 2013, 2015 and APAP). This visibility has enabled them to share their music with audiences all over Canada. To this date, MAZ have several tours and over a hundred performances under their belt.
For more info, visit espacemaz.ca
Homage to Dave Brubeck
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The inexhaustible Rémi Bolduc and his ensemble pay tribute to iconic jazz musician Dave Brubeck, whose music remains the perfect example of how music can be both popular and musically interesting.
The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble with special guest pianist François Bourassa are proud to present a brand new production, Tribute to Dave Brubeck, performing the music of Brubeck's celebrated band, also recognized thanks to the excellent saxophonist Paul Desmond. Take Five, Blue Rondo a la Turk and several other compositions from the album Time Out are on the program. Time Out is one of the most famous and best-selling albums in the history of jazz, even to this day.
Playing that is both intense and under control, breathtaking precision, magnetic stage presence, refreshing original compositions: that's the formidable package offered by Rémi Bolduc, one of Canada's best jazz saxophonists.
Acclaimed at the most important venues from New York to Paris by way of Geneva, Tokyo and Beijing, Rémi Bolduc captivates the audience with the dazzling virtuosity and stunning maturity that have made him a most accomplished musician.With his band, the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble, he composes and plays numbers that convey his formidable energy and spontaneity, allowing his organic sound to breathe freely.
A versatile and dynamic artist, Rémi Bolduc performs regularly with some of our most renowned jazz musicians such as Kenny Werner, Ben Monder, Seamus Blake, Lorraine Desmarais, Vic Vogel, Thom Gossage, Ralph Bowen, Jerry Bergonzi and others. Rémi plays on a Selmer saxophone and Rico reeds and will be on tour with pianist François Bourassa, Fraser Hollins on acoustic bass and Dave Laing on drums. Rémi is also professor and Area chair at the jazz department at McGill University in Montreal.
"… Rémi Bolduc s'affirme comme l'un de nos meilleurs solistes, compositeurs et instrumentistes." — La Presse, Canada
"En fait, dans cet album, tout, absolument tout, est parfait. Et surtout, qu'on ne vienne pas nous dire que la perfection n'est pas de ce monde. Il est génial, cet album. Et Bolduc est grand. Ave, et non amen" Serge Truffaut - Le Devoir
"Aucune imitation, pas une seconde de platitude. Faites-vous plaisir : écoutez le jusqu'au bout!" Ralph Boncy - Radio Canada
The Max Cameron Theatre
Brooks Secondary School
5400 Marine Avenue
Powell River, B.C.
Phone: (604) 483-3900
Fax: (604) 483-3911