- $20 for one ticket to see Geritol Follies Christmas Show (up to $35.60 value)
- When: Saturday, December 14, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Brockville Arts Centre
- Seating: reserved
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Geritol Follies Christmas Show
It started, as everything worthwhile did, in 1972. Christine Hamilton, an energetic project leader, decided it was well past time to stop treating age as a barrier, and founded the Geritol Follies to hammer that point home. What began as a small project for local seniors grew into an award-winning international performance group that soon shared the stage with legends such as Debbie Reynolds, Lawrence Welk, and Donald O'Connor. More than 40 years later, the performers, each "60-plus years young," continue showcasing their talents on stages across the globe.
For their holiday revue, the Follies joins forces with the Brockville Youth Show Choir, a group of 12- to 19-year-old vocalists led by Mary Wonnacott-Hills. Together, the ensembles bolster holiday cheer with rousing songs, high kicks, comedy, and reassurances that everyone who attends is on the "Nice" list.
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.