LSM Newswire

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ontarios Seniors sing, dance, and dazzle their way into our hearts at the 20th ANNIVERSARY Chartwells Seniors Jubilee

Tuesday, August 12 to Friday, August 15, 2008

A different line-up of entertainers each day

11:00 a.m. - Lobby Entertainment 1:00 p.m. Theatre Stage Show

Toronto, June 25, 2008 : North America's longest running seniors showcase is pulling out all the stops for their upcoming 20th Anniversary performance at the illustrious Roy Thomson Hall from August 12 to August 15, 2008. This celebratory performance will inaugurate a new crop of boomer performers: special guests that boast some of the country's best known vocalists! Jubilee fans, old and new, can also look forward to a 20th Anniversary celebration replete with all the same high octane entertainment enjoyed over the past 20 years. There's something for everyone at the Jubilee -- from classical and country to pop; choirs, soloists and bands; show stopping showgirls, breath-taking ballroom numbers, gutsy tangos, tap and clogging to comedians and vaudevillians that leave you roaring with laughter -- this Broadway-style extravaganza doesn't let up until the last step of the astounding finale.

Included in the blockbuster 20th Anniversary line-up is the award-winning vocalist and actress Louise Pitre, who was nominated for a Tony Award for her role on Broadway in Mamma Mia in 2002. World-renowned lyrical tenor Mark DuBois also makes his first appearance at the Jubilee. Folk legends include Crabtree & Mills featuring Canadian roots music pioneers Joanne Crabtree and Paul Mills; and singer/songwriter Brent Titcombe pay tribute to the musical renaissance of the 1960's Yorkville era.

Jubilee creators Wayne Burnett and Glenda Richards look back at what began with just 400 performers and two concerts to marvel at the unprecedented success of this unstoppable celebration. "The enthusiasm, dedication and sheer determination of everyone that has contributed by performing, buying a ticket and rising to their feet to cheer on the Jubilee is the reason for our on-going success," says Artistic Director Wayne Burnett. "It is because of this magical combination that we have become the largest production of its kind in North America with a cast of over 1300 performers in the 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.

Returning for the commemorative 20th Anniversary event are Jubilee favourites emcee Dick Joiner, Margaret Eggleton-Kaye otherwise known as "Her Majesty", the remarkable Scarborough Showstoppers, award winning reggae and jazz singer Jay Douglas and ragtime pianist Jack Hutton to name just a few. The recipient of the Pauline McGibbon Life Achievement in the Arts Award will also be unveiled. This annual Jubilee award is bestowed on the senior performer who has made a significant contribution to society through the arts.

"We always look forward to the bevy of senior talent that fills our hall each year," explains says Charles Cutts, CEO and President of The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, "but this year Wayne and Glenda have really out done themselves. We congratulate them along with each of the past and present ubilee performers on this remarkable milestone event".

In this landmark 20th anniversary year, the Jubilee welcomes Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT as this unique event's major sponsor. "We believe the Seniors Jubilee program honours and celebrates seniors and we are pleased to be a partner in this tremendous showcase of senior talent" said Stephen Suske, CEO and Vice Chair of Chartwell.

Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT is the largest and most respected brand in seniors housing in Canada. Chartwell's number one priority is the care and service of their residents, providing a safe and rewarding lifestyle that seniors are proud to call home. Their passion as a company is to honour and celebrate seniors. In 2006 they initiated a National Appreciation of Seniors Day and in 2007 introduced their Senior Star competition.

Chartwell's Seniors Jubilee promises a captivating new performance with the 3-hour matinee performance beginning on the theatre stage at 1:00 p.m. preceded at 11:00 a.m. by the infectious lobby entertainment.


Fabulous Musical Variety Entertainment

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 through Friday, August 15, 2008

A Different program line-up of entertainment each day.

11:00 a.m. Lobby Entertainment Dance to the music of live bands, sing along with the choirs, enjoy the clowns and buskers, and visit the exhibits.

1:00 p.m. On the Theatre Stage An impressive array of extraordinary singers, dancers, musicians and cabaret performers!

Ticket includes admission to the Lobby Entertainment and Theatre Stage Show:

For single tickets $44.50 - $19.50 call 416-872-4255

Or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto

The Chartwell's Seniors Jubilee, created by Wayne Burnett & Glenda Richards,

is produced by Richburn Entertainment Inc. and co-presented with Roy Thomson Hall

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