FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton has performances you don’t want to miss this holiday season

Published November 4, 2022 at 11:25 am

FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton has performances you don’t want to miss this holiday season

The holidays are coming up fast and FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton is celebrating with a wide range of shows that already has the community buzzing with excitement.

Their feature performance this month: Jully Black, Canada’s iconic queen of R&B and soul music, will be dazzling audiences on November 18th. You won’t want to miss this show!

Tickets are selling fast, so residents are encouraged to grab tickets soon. FirstOntario Arts Centre offers a flexible ticket policy so no need to worry if the flu season gets the best of you, you can easily return or exchange your ticket.

FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton is also offering gift certificates that can be redeemed for any show or performance. If you’re doing some holiday shopping and aren’t sure what to get that special person in your life, consider giving the gift of amazing arts and culture!

From live concerts to musicals to films and more, here’s a look at what’s happening for the 10th season at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton:

Jully Black
November 18, 2022 at 8:00pm

Jully Black is “Canada’s Queen of R&B/Soul” and a true Canadian icon. She has been named as one of the 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever (CBC Music) and she is a platinum-selling recording artist and performer, a Juno Award, Gemini Award, Toronto Theatre Critics Award and Dora Mayor Moore Award recipient, a celebrated television host, a Canada’s Walk of Fame inductee, and a television and musical stage actress of resolute faith and conviction.

Choir, Choir, Choir: The Epic 80s Tour
November 12, 2022 at 8:00pm

Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love. Founded in 2011, Choir! Choir! Choir! has amassed a dedicated and passionate community of singers and a thriving international fanbase on YouTube, amassing tens of millions of views on some of their videos.

Milton Film Forum
Presented in partnership with TIFF Film Circuit

Funny Pages plays December 7, 2022 at 7:30pm
Nowhere Special plays January 4, 2023 at 7:30pm
Buffy St-Marie: Carry it On plays March 1, 2023 at 7:30pm
The Return of Tanya Tucker plays April 12, at 7:30pm

Menopause the Musical
November 10, 2022 at 7:30pm

Come see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing, cheering, and raving about for years! Set in a department store, four women with nothing in common realize they have a lot more to share than they ever thought possible!

November 4-12, 2022

The Milton Players Theatre Group are back on stage and excited to bring “Clue” to life! Based on the classic film, it’s the type of show that the Milton Players do best: hilarious, fast paced, and pure fun. Was it Ms. Scarlet in the Study with the Candlestick? Or Professor Plum in the Library with the Lead Pipe?  Join us and find out!

The Nutcracker
November 26-27, 2022

A performance honouring Tchaikovsky’s traditional “Nutcracker” ballet and a mixed program of holiday favourites.

Peter Pan
December 2-4, 2022

Captain Hook has stolen all the fairy magic in an attempt to ruin Christmas! Can Peter Pan and a jolly bunch of misfits win it back? This Christmas you’ll be rolling in the aisle in this brand new, original pantomime by Milton’s own Brightside Players.

A Christmas Spectacular
December 2, 2022

A Christmas Spectacular starring Pete Paquette, his band The Tonettes, and special guest performer Ms. Kay Howl.

Milton Choristers
December 3, 2022 at 7:00pm

The joyful and uplifting Vivaldi Gloria and the energetic and melodious Rutter Magnificat, plus some favourite Christmas carols, with members of the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra.

O Christmas Tea
December 6, 2022 at 7:30pm

Combining British propriety with an unabashed love for the unexpected, London’s 3-time Impresario Award-winning duo steep an outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive show, reminiscent of classic British pantos.

A Swingin’ Christmas
December 11, 2022 at 2:00pm

A Swingin’ Christmas is fashioned in the tradition of a classic “Christmas Special”. This festive revue will bring back holiday memories and create new ones!

The Wonderful World of Christmas
December 18, 2022 at 8:00pm

Inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, this Yuletide spectacular is hosted by none other than the man himself. Steve Michaels sings the Christmas classics as well as serenading you with the King’s own holiday season favourites.

Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer JR
December 29-30, 2022

Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer JR features all of your favourite characters. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes different can be what makes you special. A wonderful holiday musical that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

The fun doesn’t end in December! If you’re still looking for that special gift or stocking stuffer, consider checking out these shows happening in 2023:

Ali Hassan
January 19, 2023 at 8:00pm

DOES THIS TASTE FUNNY? Deconstructing a chef’s journey from food to comedy, Ali Hassan’s career plans started off as simply as anyone’s: become a chef, get a food show on television, get a second food show on television, be the face of the network, and have oven mitts with his face on them. This show is a hilarious exposition of Ali’s journey in and out of the culinary world in which he spent 12 years. Think Eat, Pray, Love. Minus the Prayer.

Jann Arden
February 3, 2023 at 8:00pm

Jann Arden is a multi-platinum, award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, and author. Arden has released 15 albums with 19 top ten singles. Her most recent project, Descendant, was released in January 2022 and features a 15-song collection representing the last 18 months of Arden’s life and headspace. A bold, beautiful, and empowering sound of Jann Arden, Descendant signifies a return to form for the multifaceted artist, reflecting on where she came from and where she is headed.

An Evening with Leahy
February 23, 2023 at 8:00pm

Leahy is an incredibly diverse, 11-strong (with six in the current “core” touring band), multigenerational ensemble that encompasses the young and experienced; men and women; and mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, and brothers. Their eclectic music combines elements of the aforementioned folk, traditional, Celtic, and roots music within contemporary arrangements – influenced by classical, pop and rock music – into a progressive sound of their own.

For all events happening at the theatre this season, check out the 2022-2023 Season Program.

Established in 2009, FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton is renowned for its 500-seat theatre which boasts a unique and intimate atmosphere, perfect for seeing your favourite stars and artists up close.

In addition to its two busy performance spaces, the arts centre features multiple art studios, exhibits, art programs for all ages, meeting rooms, a new Indigenous Legacy Space, and a public library at its main entrance – making it one of the town’s best places for all sorts of community events and activities.

For some of the best things to do and see in Milton, including the best holiday events, concerts and shows, FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton’s 10th season is well worth checking out!

Tickets can be purchased online, as well as gift certificates to give to friends and family for the holidays.

For more information on everything happening at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, visit the centre’s websiteFacebook, and Instagram pages.

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