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Music, Theatre, Dance and the Visual Arts Celebration

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Music, Theatre, Dance and the Visual Arts Celebration

Agloma Fall Festival • Credit: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque for Algoma Fall Festival

The entertainment that lights the city on fire!



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The Algoma Arts Festival Association is the presenter of the Algoma Fall Festival, a multi-disciplinary arts celebration held each year in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada in October. The Festival maintains a range of programming that includes music, theatre, dance and the visual arts. The Association also delivers the Festival of Learning; an extensive arts outreach and education program. The Association was incorporated in 1972 and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012.

The Algoma Fall Festival wishes to engage the community on a variety of levels. If you are interested in volunteering for the Algoma Fall Festival please contact the Festival office about how you can support the arts in your community. 

The line-up is world class, book your tickets today!

October 01 - Jann Arden

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Jann Arden is a Canadian born, singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author. The much celebrated multi-platinum, award winning artist has released 12 albums with 19 top ten singles. Her most recent recording, Everything Almost was released in 2014. With Grammy Award winning producer Bob Rock behind the console, the 11-track disc is considered to be amongst Jann's finest work – progressive, yet retaining the magic that is distinctly Jann. Her melancholy yet hopeful adult contemporary sound, distinguished by her expressive vocal delivery and introspective lyrics, has earned Arden an international following.

In addition to being a singer/songwriter, Arden is an author of note. She has written three books - If I Knew, Don't You Think I'd Tell You and I'll Tell You One Damn Thing, That's All I Know and her best selling self-penned memoir, Falling Backwards.

Candid and down-to-earth, Adren has parlayed her salty sense of humour and affably self-deprecating persona into a successful second career as a host and broadcaster.

Whether she is captivating audiences with her heartfelt music, entertaining them with her quick wit or sharing her written word in a boldly honest voice – Jann Arden is a Canadian original – a brilliant multi-dimensional talent.

Thursday, October 1, 8:00 PM
Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre
1007 Trunk Road

Tickets $65 plus HST & box office surcharge

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October 02 - October 03 - Painted Land - The Film and Exhibition

Painted Land - The Film and Exhibition - Featuring talks with the curator and director

Fri, Oct 2
Exhibition opens at 6 pm
Film at 8 pm
The Machine Shop at Mill Square, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Licensed Event

Tour this visual art exhibit, which features highlights of the stunning cinematography from White Pine Pictures' documentary Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven. While walking through this re-imagined space you hear the artist's own words, from their letters and reminiscences, as voiced by noted Canadian actors, Colm Feore, Paul Gross, Eric Peterson and R. H. Thomson while exploring Algoma and the North Shore as the Group of Seven did. After touring the exhibit, enjoy the screening of the feature-length documentary Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven.

Painted Land - The Film and Exhibition

Sat, Oct 3
Exhibition opens at 6 pm
Film begins at 8 pm
The Machine Shop at Mill Square, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Licensed Event

Tour this visual arts exhibit, which features highlights of the stunning cinematography from White Pine Pictures' documentary Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven. While walking through this re-imagined space you hear the artist's own words, from their letters and reminiscences, as while exploring Algoma and the North Shore as the Group of Seven did.

After touring the exhibit, enjoy the screening of the the feature-length documentary Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven.

Oct 2 - Adults $35

Oct 2 - Students 18 and Under $20

Oct 3 - Adults $20

Oct 3 - Students 18 and Under $15

Plus HST and Box Office Surcharge

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The Patsy Cline Project

Friday, October 9, 8:00 PM
The Pavilion at Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites
360 Great Northern Road

Inspired by those who played such a significant role in the creation of the genre, and in particular the grand dame of country music, Lisa is proud to present Lisa Brokop: The Patsy Cline Project.

Known for one of the most recognizable voices in Canadian music, Lisa has long been admired for her incredible vocal abilities. She is truly thrilled about using her voice to pay tribute and interpret the classics of Patsy Cline in this all new presentation.

Lisa Brokop: The Patsy Cline Project will showcase Lisa's amazing voice in a distinct and exciting way. In addition to featuring many of the hits that Lisa has recorded and performed over the past 20 years, she will transport the audience back to the hey-day of country music with her presentation of Patsy Cline classics. Buoyed by supporting multi-media imagery, Lisa will take the audience on an incredible musical journey featuring some of Patsy Cline's most memorable songs including "Walkin' After Midnight", "I Fall to Pieces", "She's Got You", "Sweet Dreams" and Lisa's favourite, "Crazy".

A number of the hits that helped to make Lisa a favourite with audiences throughout North America will also be woven into the presentation. With songs such as "Give Me a Ring Sometime," "Take That," "She Can't Save Him," "What's Not To Love," "How Do I Let Go" and the top-10 smash hit "Better Off Broken." Lisa Brokop fans will truly not be disappointed. Lisa is thrilled to bring some the incredible music of yesteryear to stages across the nation.

Adults $35

Students 18 and Under $20

Plus HST & Box Office surcharge

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October 15 - Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Thursday, October 15, 8:00 PM
The Pavilion at Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites
360 Great Northern Road

Celebrated jazz flutist and soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett has introduced a lot of Great Cuban musicians to North American audiences over the past couple of decades, including Dafnis Prieto, Yosvanny Terry, Pedrito Martínez, and David Virelles. Now she has assembled an exciting new sextet featuring the finest young women musicians in Cuba. Maqueque consists of Jane + virtuoso drummer Yissy García, dynamic percussionist Dayme, Yusa on tres guitar and fretless bass, pianist Danae, and Magdelys on batás and congas. All are great vocalists as well as instrumentalists, and all are in their early 20′s except Yusa who's a little older. Their blend of hardcore Cuban music with folkloric rhythms and Jazz has a broad appeal, and their live performances are dynamic. Fresh from their 2015 Juno Award for Jazz Album of the Year: Group - Jane Bunnett and Maqueque are currently on their second extensive tour of the US and Canada.

Adults $35

Students 18 and Under $20

Plus HST and Box Office Surcharge

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Wednesday, October 21, 8:00 PM
The Pavilion at Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites
360 Great Northern Road

Wendy MacIsaac is a fiddler/piano player/stepdancer from Creignish, Cape Breton, Canada. Wendy has been touring all over the world for the last ten years and is able to take the traditional music of Cape Breton to the rest of the world with a larger format and a youthful energy. While Wendy MacIsaac may draw inspiration from her past; her future looks brighter than ever.

Mary Jane Lamond is a sharer of songs, stories and spirit. This sharing has garnered Mary Jane numerous JUNO and East Coast Music award nominations, critical acclaim, and a worldwide audience. Mary Jane Lamond makes timeless music for a modern age and continues to make a unique contribution to both World and Pop music.

Their latest recording, SEINN, reflects the great love and respect that Mary Jane and Wendy have for Nova Scotia tradition, and for each other. The record achieves a delicate balance between the musical sensibilities of two artists, showcasing traditional and original compositions among the melancholy of Gaelic song and the joy of fiddle tunes.

Adults $35

Students 18 and Under $20

Plus HST and Box Office Surcharge

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October 23 - A Novel Dinner

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Friday, October 23, 6:30 PM
The Pavilion at Algoma's Water Tower Inn and Suites
360 Great Northern Rd

After the overwhelming response to last year's event the Festival is hosting A Novel Dinner again this year! Bringing together six extraordinary and diverse authors and actors, they will discuss their books, the creative process and their lives over a sumptuous meal. Enjoy dinner with television host Valerie Pringle, award-winning novelist Joseph Boyden, journalist and best-selling author Linden MacIntyre, award-winning author, actor and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald, award-winning actor and director Albert Schultz and award-winning poet and spoken word artist Mustafa Ahmed.

Internationally Renowned Novelist

Joseph Boyden is a national and international literary superstar. Shooting to fame with his first novel, the multi-awarding winning Three Day Road, Boyden has repeated his triumphs in his subsequent novels, Through Black Spruce and The Orenda. Exploring and delving into the experiences of Aboriginal peoples, while examining themes of history, race, alienation, culture, and diversity, Boyden's engrossing talks deepen our understanding of today's—and yesterday's—complex world.

Internationally Renowned Novelist, Playwright and Actress and Television Host

Ann-Marie MacDonald is multiple award-winning author, actor, playwright, and broadcaster. The host of CBC TV's DocZone, she is perhaps best known for her first novel, Fall On Your Knees, a critically acclaimed international bestseller. Taking the Commonwealth Prize, among many others, the book was also an Oprah's Book Club selection. Speaking on a range of topics from human rights to creativity, MacDonald is equally at home conducting on-stage interviews and hosting a variety of events.

Award-Winning Journalist and Bestselling Author

Linden MacIntyre is best known as the award-winning former host of Canada's premiere investigative television show, CBC's the fifth estate, as well as an internationally bestselling novelist. Speaking on topics ranging from mass media and democracy to justice and public policy, MacIntyre brings provocative points and impeccable analysis to every stage he graces.

Award-Winning Television Broadcaster

Valerie Pringle was one of Canada's most accomplished and popular television hosts. Selected as one of the "Fifty Famous Faces of Fifty Years of Canadian Television," by the Banff Television Foundation, her astute questions and charming wit make her an outstanding moderator, host, or featured speaker for any type of event.

Award-winning Actor and Director

Albert Schultz is the Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company and General Director of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Schultz regularly directs and appears on stage with Soulpepper.

Schultz spent three years on CBC's hit television series Street Legal, followed by two seasons as the lead in the series Side Effects. His feature film work includes Beautiful Dreamers, I Love a Man in Uniform, Maximum Risk, Balls Up, Under My Skin, and most recently the lead in CTV's made for TV film Shades of Black (a biography of Conrad Black) which aired in December 2006.

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Award-winning Poet and Spoken Word Artist

Having experienced life in Canada's largest social housing neighbourhood, Mustafa has defined personal success in terms of helping his community succeed. Finding his voice through poetry, he took part in poetry workshops – inspiring youth with his thoughts on the minority youth experience – while also leading school theatre and tutoring programs.

Mustafa Ahmed has performed on We Day stages across Canada and the USA, alongside speakers and performers such as Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Col. Chris Hadfield, Mia Farrow and Kweku Mandela. He has opened up for artists such as Jhené Aiko and Pharaohe Monch and has performed alongside Margaret Atwood and Nelly Furtado.

In 2014, Mustafa released his debut poetry EP, and he hopes to use his writing skills to touch hearts, minds and inspire younger generations to be more active in the world, through his spoken word and workshops. Mustafa was honoured and humbled to be the Youth Poet Laureate of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.

All Tickets $95

Plus HST and Box Office Surcharge

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Saturday, October 24, 8:00 PM
Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre
1007 Trunk Road

Frankly, Sinatra is Albert Schultz's answer to the question "Who is the greatest and most influential interpretive artist of the 20th Century?"... Frankly, Sinatra! Backed by a quintet of some of this country's finest musicians, master storyteller and Sinatra fanatic Albert Schultz weaves an evening of words and music that explore and celebrate the complex life and brilliant artistic legacy of Francis Albert Sinatra.

All Tickets $40

Plus HST and Box Office Surcharge

Friday, October 30, 8:00 PM
Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre
1007 Trunk Road

In a few short years, Shaun Majumder has blossomed into one of Canada's top comedians. A cast member on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Majumder provides viewers with a volatile mix of parody, sketch comedy, and scathing editorial commentary. Equally at home on stage as he is in front of the camera, Majumder's incessant wit never ceases to entertain.

A former member of the famous sketch comedy group The Bob Room, Majumder's clever and unique style of comedy earned him Gemini nominations for The Comedy Network special On the Edge With Shaun Majumder, as well as the Halifax Comedy Festival. Other television appearances include The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. In 2002, he received the Canadian Comedy Award for Pretty Funny Stand Up.

Majumder is proud and honoured to have joined the prestigious list of comedians who have performed at the renowned Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. He has hosted numerous CBC Just For Laughs Television Specials and has appeared as a series regular on Cedric The Entertainer Presents for FOX Television, as well as guest appeared on Robson Arms, Less Than Kind and Da Kink in My Hair. His feature films include Harold & Kumar, Ladies Man, Pushing Tin, Purpose, Unhitched and Bob Funk.

In 2011, Majumder began creating Majumder Manor, a house in his hometown of Burlington, Newfoundland that when completed will be a modern, upscale fully sustainable Eco-luxe Inn. A 12-part documentary on Majumder Manor's construction is set to air on W Network.

All Tickets $49

Plus HST and Box Office Surcharge

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