Flato Markham Theatre has announced the lineup for its new Diamond Season for 2022-23, with scheduled performances by Kurt Elling, John Pizzarelli, Michael Kaeshammer and Matt Dusk.
With several dozen concerts planned, the new concert season features touring theatre productions, world premieres, award-winning musicians, comedy, magic, dance, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and holiday classics. Several Canadian icons will make their appearances, including April Wine, Jann Arden, the Tenors and Tom Cochrane.
With live music returning, Flato Markham Theatre’s new season “focuses on giving audiences the opportunity to come back and have fun, relax, enjoy the moment, reconnect with their favourite artists and the unique experience of live entertainment,” said general manager Eric Lariviere. “The season will also offer incredibly inspiring new production and artists to discover from all over the globe.”
On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Kurt Elling Quintet will make their debut in the York region, reaffirming Elling as one of jazz’s all-time great vocalists as they kick off the All That Jazz Series presented by Minken Employment Lawyers.
On Thursday, Nov. 24, Canada’s “triple threat” of jazz is back by popular demand, returning to Markham with his vocal ability, sense of humour and irresistible charm that continually wins over audiences.
On Friday, Feb. 3, Canadian crooner Matt Dusk will whisk the audience away to Las Vegas in 1966 as he pays homage to his hero, Frank Sinatra.
On Thursday, April 6, acclaimed guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli makes his Diamond Season debut, bringing his talent, creativity, humour and jazz-pop infusion to the region.
On Friday, May 12, the season comes to a close with the concert/theatre work Ray On My Mind, bringing the music and story of the great Ray Charles to life. Portraying Ray, master pianist and vocalist Kenny Brawner leads his 11-piece orchestra and three other vocalists in performing the American legend’s most popular hits.
Some of Flato Markham Theatre’s other performances this season include Brass Transit, the Vienna Boys Choir, the Peking Acrobats, Jeremy Hotz, Pavlo, Gowan, the Original Wailers, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky, Nikki Yanofsky and Jesse Cook.
“Flato Markham Theatre continues to provide a place not only for global performers and artists to connect with our community, but for Canadian talent as well,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “With the new Diamond Season, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore artistry from all over the world and right here at home.”
Additional information, pricing and tickets can be found at flatomarkhamtheatre.ca.