- $17 for one ticket to see Sharron Matthews (up to $33.35 value)
- Where: Brockville Arts Centre
- Seating: reserved
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Wednesday, August 6, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, August 7, at 2 p.m.
- Thursday, August 7, at 8 p.m.
Sharron Matthews has acquired almost as many accolades as she has credits, and many more voices and musical styles in her repertoire than that. The vivacious triple threat—quadruple, if you add joke-slinging to her singing, dancing, and acting talents—has taken one-woman shows including Canada Sings and Jesus Thinks I’m Funny around the globe. She’s also appeared onscreen in Mean Girls, Cinderella Man, and Hairspray: The Movie.
Onstage, she knits tunes by iconic artists such as Lady Gaga, Radiohead, and Queen together with polished but personal storytelling. Whatever form her act takes, it’s always marked by a “voice as big, beautiful, and varied as her native Canada” and “hilarious running commentary,” as The Scotsman put it on the occasion of her Edinburgh Fringe Festival appearance in 2012.
Brockville Arts Centre
When it first opened in 1858, the building that stood on the Brockville Arts Centre’s current location operated as a town hall, marketplace, and fire-engine house, making it the first-ever Swiss Army building. Only two bricks remain from that original structure, as the intervening 150 years saw numerous expansions and reconstructions, as well as a 1937 fire that destroyed the auditorium. From the ashes rose a motion-picture house called The Regent, which succumbed to the popularity of television 20 years later. In its place today stands an expansive centre for the local arts, thanks to a community-driven $2 million restoration. The Centre welcomes concerts, musicals, and comedians with the glow of its chandeliers, and though the movie theatre has long since closed, its 35-millimetre projectors remain, occasionally flickering to life for special screenings.