Grand OnStage 2024-25 Season Artists Announced

Published on: 2024/05/20 - in Releases

RELEASE — Subscription packages of four shows or more will be on sale for the City’s Grand OnStage 2024-2025 season starting May 28 at noon. This will be the 17th season of exhilarating, culturally enriching and entertaining performances from across Canada and around the world, ranging from dance to theatre, comedy to circus, family programs to theatre for young audiences and music spanning multiple genres, all presented by the City of Kingston.

The season kicks off on Oct. 3 with a special “Songs & Stories” performance by the legendary Tom Cochrane, and then over the next eight months until May 2025, will bring the Kingston Grand Theatre stages to life through presentations of diverse performing arts programming. Many Grand OnStage performances are accompanied by community engagement opportunities through pre-show “In Conversations” and post-show “Talkbacks,” often led by local performing artists, as well as masterclasses, workshops and artist residencies. The City’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility is also reflected in the Grand OnStage season and the artists and shows presented, as well as in the various discount ticket offerings available.

“Our commitment to presenting diverse and inspiring artists certainly continues in 2024-25 with productions such as Bageshree Vaze’s Global Bollywood; the African American dance company Step Afrika!; Taiko drumming ensemble Nagata Shachu; Inuk artist Susan Aglukark; South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo; and bagpipe supergroup The Red Hot Chilli Pipers from Scotland supported by Walter Fenlon and Linda Ann Daly, to name only a few,” says Jayson Duggan, Performing Arts Manager, Arts & Culture Services, the City of Kingston.

The 2024-25 season also features several fan favourites such as The Debaters Live Holiday Show; Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy sponsored by Chez Piggy and Pan Chancho; Just For Laughs Road Show; ukelele innovator Jake Shimabukuro; country superstar Brett Kissel; The Jim Cuddy Band; Canadian comedy icon Colin Mocherie with Hyprov – Improv Under Hypnosis sponsored by Caldwell Wealth & Estate Advisory; The Nutcracker performed by the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine; as well as Classic Albums Live performing Queen’s News of the World and Fleetwood Mac’s iconic Rumours note-for-note, cut-for-cut, sponsored by Cataraqui Cabinets.

A complete list of 2024-25 Grand OnStage season shows can be found on the Kingston Grand Theatre website.

Subscriptions On Sale

Performing arts lovers can customize their subscription packages by choosing four or more of their favourite Grand OnStage shows and accessing the best seats at the best prices. To purchase a subscription package, buy online, visit Kingston Grand Theatre box office at 218 Princess St., or call 613-530-2050. Subscriptions go on sale Tuesday, May 28 at noon. Ticket purchases without a “Pick 4 or more” subscription requirement go on sale on Monday, June 24 at noon.

Grand OnStage is supported by the City of Kingston, the Government of Canada and the Ontario Arts Council, as well as individual donors and corporate supporters and sponsors. The 2024-25 Grand OnStage season supporters include Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront, Walter Fenlon & Linda Ann Daly, Pan Chancho and Chez Piggy, Caldwell Wealth & Estate Advisory and Cataraqui Cabinets.

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Release: City of Kingston | Photo: Google