Weekend preview: Windsor-Essex entertainment for April 20 – April 23
Melanie Borrelli, CTV Windsor
Published Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:27PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:53PM EDT
A look at Windsor-Essex entertainment for April 20 – April 23.
This country music trio formed in Columbus Ohio, back in 1999, now it looks like the “broken road” is leading to Windsor. Rascal Flatts is performing at the Colosseum on Friday at 9 p.m. The band one of is the most awarded country groups of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more. Hit songs include “What Hurts the Most”, “I like the Sound of That” and “Bless the Broken Road”. The band has a new album “Back to Us” available May 19. If you didn’t buy tickets already, you’re probably out of luck – the Caesars Windsor show is sold out.
An American music legend is also coming to the casino, Jackson Browne Performing will perform a live acoustic set on The Colosseum stage tonight, with Sara and Sean Watkins on his (Pretty Much) Acoustic tour. Browne rose to fame in the 1970’s and has sold over 18 million albums. Some of his hits are "Somebody’s Baby”, “Running on Empty” and "These Days". There are still a few tickets available.
Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Windsor Symphony Orchestra is presenting its Fire & Water performances. It features Handel’s Water Music Suite no. 2 and Telemann’s Water Music Suite paired with Haydn’s Symphony no. 59, “Fire.” Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto will be performed by Lillian Scheirich. Three shows are scheduled Friday in Chatham, Saturday in Leamington and Sunday at the University or Windsor. 519.973.1238, www.windsorsymphony.com
Presented Friday, April 21 at St. Andrew´s United Church in Chatham, Saturday Leamington United Mennonite Church – 78 Oak Street E., Leamington, Sunday, 2:30 p.m. at the Heritage Auditorium, University of Windsor.
Elvis Tribute fundraiser
Windsor Scouts are benefitting from an Elvis Tribute show. Proceeds from “One Night with Norm Ackland Jr” are going towards the 66th Windsor Scouts Trip to the Canadian Jamboree in Nova Scotia. The multi-award winning tribute artist will be showcasing the King’s hits at Rockstar Bar on Central Avenue.
Legally Blonde the Musical
Cardinal Music Productions presents Legally Blonde the Musical. Music and Lyrics by: Laurence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin. Book by: Heather Hach. Directed by Joseph Anthony Cardinal. Musical direction by: Allan Levack. Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, $22
Green Room Theatre, E.J. Lajeunesse – 600 E.C. Row Ave. W., Windsor
Frankie and Johnny
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune is set to start at the SHO Art Spirit and Performance theatre. A waitress and a short-order cook take a tumble into bed on their first date and then slowly reveal themselves to each other. Co-producer Peter --- says it is a funny and heartfelt play that was a hit on Broadway. Opening night is Friday, then runs thru : April 6, 7,8, & 13, 14,15, & 20,21, 22 Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm. TICKETS available online : www.frankieandjohnnywindsor.eventbrite.ca or at the door.