The Flato Markham Theatre just keeps on bringing in the talent. The theatre announced its 2022/23 Diamond Season performances and there is, absolutely, something for everyone.
Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Brass Transit, Masters of Illusion, The Tenors, Kurt Elling Quartet, Vienna Boys Choir, comedian Jeremy Hotz, The Peking Acrobats and so much more.
You can get tickets by visiting the Flato Markham Theatre website here.
Here are a few of the highlights.
Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Sept. 14, 8 p.m.
Over the course of a long and illustrious career, Tom Cochrane has had no trouble winning over hearts and minds. An iconic Canadian legend who started in the pubs, rough neck bars and coffeehouses of Ontario, Cochrane is characterized by creative adventurousness and musical integrity. Tom Cochrane’s landmark album Mad Mad World remains among the top-selling albums in music history, achieving rare Diamond-certified status with such hit singles as No Regrets, Sinking Like a Sunset, and the classic Life Is A Highway, which went on to become recognized worldwide. On stage with his reunited Red Rider bandmates, this performance will be one for the books!
Brass Transit, Sept. 16, 8 p.m.
Eight of Canada’s most in-demand musicians and singers are the premiere interpreters of the great jazz rock group, Chicago. Brass Transit’s dynamic, crowd pleasing, studio tight tribute includes all the hits from Chicago’s golden age. Hits like “Saturday In The Park,” “25 or 6 To 4,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” and “Beginnings” have left crowds in awe, evoking multiple standing ovations and comments like “Spine-Tingling!” “Brought me back to my youth!” and “Perfect in every detail.” With a world-class horn section, a rocking rhythm section and vocals stacked sky-high, Brass Transit transports audiences back to the freewheeling days of the seventies.
Rob Tardik and Kimberley Black, Sept. 23, 8 p.m.
After two years of pandemic stress, enduring feelings of isolation, uncertainty, and fear, get ready to be inspired to Take Your Power Back! Set to new music by the Rob Tardik band, Kimberly Black shares her harrowing tale of overcoming the trauma of an attempted murder, as well as building resilience and inspiring hope through the art of dance, storytelling, and music. The audience will be inspired with ideas of how they can help others, and themselves, to take their power back.
Masters of Illusion, Sept. 28 and 29, 7 p.m.
Masters of Illusion is back, yet again, by popular demand! Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians and illusionists, this modern magic show is unlike anything you have seen before –this extraordinary performance mixes sleight-of-hand, perplexing interactive mind magic, hilarious comedy, dangerous escapes, and the fine art of deception… all LIVE! Audiences will be held at the edge of their seats by the jaw-dropping grand illusions as cast members combine comedy, fantasy, fervor, and flair with magic created in front of their very eyes.
The Tenors, Oct. 1, 8 p.m.
Clifton, Fraser, and Victor: The Tenors, a trio that has been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful songs, outstanding harmonies, and undeniable charm. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, the award winning and multi-platinum selling trio have achieved international success, performing over 1000 live shows and hundreds of TV appearances on five continents. Come see these superstars in an intimate setting here at Flato Markham Theatre!
Kurt Elling Quintet, Oct. 6, 8 p.m.
The Toronto Star has said that Grammy® winner Kurt Elling is “the closest jazz will ever get to having its own saint,” and we invite you to Flato Markham Theatre to decide for yourself! Celebrated by The Guardian as “one of jazz’s all-time great vocalists,” Elling’s voice will charm and satisfy those who were raised on legendary jazz icons such as Nat King Cole, Billy Erskine, and Louis Armstrong. Elling has earned his place among the world’s most renowned jazz vocalists with his warm, rich baritone and compelling ability to tell a story through music and the impressive full span of his four-octave range.
Jeremy Hotz: Marquis de Sad Tour, Oct. 28
The Gemini Award winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer Jeremy Hotz, fondly referred to as “the master of misery,” is following 2019’s sell-out Dangerously Handsome Tour with his latest production The Marquis de Sad Tour. Be prepared to roll out of your seat with laughter with one of the most unique stand-up comics working today! Canadian-born Hotz is a proven international success, with stellar performances at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and his sold out Canadian theater tours, as well as performances all over the United States, Europe, and Australia. With an impressive list of appearances and TV credits, Hotz has also been voted Best Performer by the Globe and Mail (2005) and been chosen as Best in Fest by the Montreal Gazette (2008) for his performances at the Comedy Festival.
Main photo: Tom Cochrane will performer with his band Red Ryder.
Other performances at the Flato include, photo row from left: The Tenors, Brass Transit, Rob Tardik and Kimberley Black and Jeremy Hotz.