PRESENTATIONS

Max Cameron Theatre

The Max Cameron Theatre Presents...

The Max strives to bring former community favourites as well as new and diverse performances to the Powell River audience. The season is presented through the following series:

Live Broadcasts on HDTV of The Metropolitan Opera

Upcoming Events

Under Paris Skies: The Music and Story of Edith Piaf

Under Paris Skies: The Music and Story of Edith Piaf
September 22nd @ 7:30

Pricing: $30

Tickets at Powell River Peak or online HERE.

Award winning chanteuse Edie Daponte brings Edith Piaf to life for an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment inspired by Paris!
Edith Piaf, beloved by millions, gave her last performance at the Paris Olympia in 1963. Her unique voice and passion evoke a time and place for listeners, of Europe before and after the war, and of a life filled with tragedy and endurance. In homage, Edie Daponte channels Piaf with her rich timbre and captivating stage presence. Edie will perform many of Piaf’s soulful and emotional numbers and her experienced full live band help create the atmosphere of an intimate Parisian theatre. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien; La Vie En Rose; Sous Le Ciel de Paris; Milord and many more both French and English along with songs that fit alongside Piaf’s oeuvre. Joining Edie are long-time collaborator, Joey Smith on bass and Vancouver Island favourites, Karel Roessingh on piano, Aaron Watson on accordion and guitar and Jonathan Eng on percussion.
Expect surprise numbers and dramatic costume changes. Come along and feel yourself sink under the spell of the Parisian streets and the sounds they inspire.

“A true Talent!” - Robyn Burns, CBC Radio

“Edie is a charismatic, engaging, incredibly talented vocalist. Her Piaf show is enthralling!” - Adrien and Marie Bachand, Beacon Ridge Productions

“Edie steals the show channeling Piaf in this intimate theatre experience” -Deborah Rogers, Seaside Magazine

www.edie.ca

https://youtu.be/DysinSDC2yw


September 22nd 2019 @ 7:30pm

Roots & Grooves

Roots & Grooves - Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes

Hillbilly concertos, Appalachian grooves! Veteran folk artist Rick Scott joins forces with young keyboard ace Nico Rhodes for an inter-generational smorgasbord of roots, blues and humour. What do you get when you combine an infamous dulcimer player with a rising jazz star, old school groove with Broadway chops? Rick and Nico blur all boundaries: in a word, they cook! ROOTS & GROOVES is a lively alchemy of songs, stories and musical mastery garnished with mischief and joie de vivre.

“Incredible musicians and wonderful entertainers, an absolutely outstanding show!” http://www.rickscott.ca/roots-grooves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlKrvd8OZKM

Tickets $25, Under 18 free at the door

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October 3rd 2019 @ 7:30pm

Jill Barber

Jill Barber - Dedicated To You

Canada’s Sweetheart Jill Barber heads out on tour this fall with her ‘Dedicated To You’ tour, a special series of concerts composed of dedications from her fans to their loved ones .The three-time Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter will open the floor to requests and dedications of her most-loved songs through her website, where fans cans hare the stories and memories associated with her music.

https://youtu.be/3lWttLTW_xo

Shout out video for Powell River!
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jl9ezk5vc2h6trc/AAAMALAEZfnO5yt7MpD2_tmza?dl=0&preview=Powell+River.MOV

Submit your stories and you could have your dedication played at the show in your town! To enter your submission:
1) Visit http://www.jillbarber.com/dedicatedtoyou
2) Select the concert nearest you
3) Enter the song title, the person you are dedicating the song to, and your story with that song.

Tickets $30 (Reserved Seating)

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October 17th 2019 @ 7:30pm

The Wardens

The Wardens

With performances equal to the mastery of the ranger trade, The Wardens - Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt - are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected for the past 60+ years.

The Wardens' mountain music - blending folk, roots and western styles - is a piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. The trio have performed at Folk Alliance International, Canmore Folk Fest, Alberta Showcase and shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Paul Brandt, Scenic Route to Alaska and Ian Tyson.

Tickets $25, Under 18 free at the door

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November 15th 2019 @ 7:30pm

Charlie Brown Jazzy Christmas

Charlie Brown Jazzy Christmas

Jerry Granelli is one of the most widely recognized and highly regarded musicians in Nova Scotia. With a career that spans 60 years, Jerry has had the opportunity to perform with the likes of Charlie Haden, Mose Allison, Sonny Stitt, Sly Stone, Ornette Coleman and Vince Guaraldi.

A Charlie Brown Christmas went on to become a triple-platinum holiday classic that still ranks in the top Christmas album sales over five decades later. The soundtrack is in both the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.

Jerry recorded with Vince on several of his collaborations with Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete and was present on many of the “Charlie Brown” television special scores including the inaugural now-classic A Charlie Brown Christmas – an internationally beloved jazz treasure for children of all ages which includes the bouncy theme “Linus and Lucy.” Sadly, carelessness on the part of Fantasy Records kept him from being properly credited on that album for decades. “That was the real beginning,” Jerry shrugs. “I was making good money as a working jazz musician. (Renowned music critic) Ralph J. Gleason would write about me so I went from a local guy to national recognition

Tickets $30, Youth $10 (Reserved Seating)

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December 10th 2019 @ 7:30pm

Exultation

Exultation - Sarah Hagen & Brendan McLeod

“Exultation” is an intoxicating music and storytelling collaboration from classical pianist Sarah Hagen and spoken word artist Brendan McLeod. Hagen, the 2017 Ontario Contact Artist of the Year, performs all thirteen preludes of Rachmaninoff’s Opus 32, interspersed with stories and poems from Brendan McLeod, the former Canadian SLAM champion. The result is a narrative journey that explores Rachmaninoff's struggles and triumphs, as well as the estrangements, losses, and redemptions at the heart of contemporary life. Centered by Hagen’s intricate, passionate rendition of Rachmaninoff’s compositions, “Exultation” is a stirring exploration of how to make the world worthy of its music.

Tickets $25, Under 18 free at the door

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February 8th 2020 @ 7:30pm

HuuBac Quintet

HuuBac Quintet

Backed by a solid team of some of the most prominent musicians on the up and coming Montreal jazz scene, Huu Bac performs his compositions inspired by his numerous travels in Asia, Europe and South America. He is accompanied by Guillaume Martineau on piano, Marie-Neige Lavigne on violin, Jean-Félix Mailloux on upright bass and Etienne Mason on drums.

In concert, he charms a large public through the beauty and intensity of his musical pieces as well as through his impressive mastery of the dan bau (vietnamese monochord), the erhu (chinese fiddle), the quena (andean flute) and the jazz guitar.

The Huu Bac Quintet delivers a true dialogue between Asian, North and South American cultures in a contemporary, original and unique way!

Tickets $25, Under 18 free at the door

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May 7th 2020 @ 7:30pm


The Metropolitan Opera

Met Opera - Turandot

Turandot (Pucini)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated
production of Turandot, which stars Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese
princess who has renounced all men. Roberto Aronica sings Calàf, the suitor who risks his head for her hand and sings the famed aria “Nessun dorma.” Eleonora Buratto is the slave girl Liù, and James Morris is Calàf’s long-lost father, Timur.

Adult $27, Senior/Student $24


November 9th 2019 @ 10:00am

Met Opera - Manon

Manon (Massenet)

Manon’s story—from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisoner—is
one of the great tragic tales in literature and music. Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible
title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s
revealing production. Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate
love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.


Adult $27, Senior/Student $24


January 25th 2020 @ 10:00am

Met Opera - Wozzeck

Wozzeck (Berg)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s
expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century. Composed during and in the aftermath of World War I, Berg’s dark exploration of a soldier besieged by the evils of society, is staged by Kentridge in a ramshackle warren of stairs, ramps, discarded furniture, and debris. His own theatrically animated charcoal drawings, along with other projected drawings, maps, and film clips, evoke a nightmarish world of crashed planes, searchlights, ghostly gas masks, and battlefields. Peter Mattei makes his role debut as Wozzeck opposite Elza van den Heever as Marie, the mother of his child. Singing the roles of Wozzeck’s tormentors are Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, Gerhard Siegel as the Captain, and Christian Van Horn as the Doctor. Andrew Staples makes his Met debut as Andres.

Kentridge, who previously directed Berg’s Lulu and Shostakovich’s The Nose at the
Met, unveiled the new production at the 2017 Salzburg Festival, where it received critical acclaim.

Adult $27, Senior/Student $24


February 29th 2020 @ 10:00am

Met Opera - Porgy & Bess

Porgy & Bess (The Gershwins)

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new production directed by James Robinson in his company debut. America’s “folk opera,” as the 1935 creators described it, tells the story of disabled beggar Porgy, sung by Eric Owens, and his love for the drug-addicted Bess, portrayed by Angel Blue. David Robertson conducts a stellar cast that also includes Donovan Singletary as fisherman Jake, Golda Schultz as his wife Clara, Latonia Moore as the bereaved widow Serena, Frederick Ballentine as drug dealer Sportin’ Life, Alfred Walker as the brutal stevedore Crown, and Denyce Graves as Maria, town matriarch and operator of the local cook-shop.

Infused with the timeless melodies of the much-loved classics “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin,” and “My Man’s Gone Now,” the new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year.

Adults $27, Student/Senior $24


April 18th 2020 @ 10:00am