Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Mady Centre, Evening Gala

The Barrie Downtown Community Theatre is now offically open for your upcoming productions, film screenings, recitals, and other events.

As the sun sets on opening day of the Barrie Downtown Community Theatre, everyone gathers outside for the unveiling of the name of the theatre.

Following the Unveiling of the theatre name,  everyone files into the new theatre for the Evening Gala.  The gala featured various acts from Song, Dance, and Stand-Up Comedy.  Scott A. Hurst recited the following passage from The Tempest.

"do look, my son, in a moved sort,
As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir.
Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep. Sir, I am vex'd;
Bear with my weakness; my, brain is troubled:
Be not disturb'd with my infirmity:
If you be pleased, retire into my cell
And there repose: a turn or two I'll walk,
To still my beating mind. (The Tempest Act 4 Scene 1)"

To wrap things up a short slide presentaion of the Surgery of the Mady Centre was shown to a live performance of the Seasons of Love from RENT.

More Barrie Downtown Community Theatre Pictures

The Mady Centre at nighttime with all of it's lights

The Lower Lobby is packed during the Intermission at the Opening Gala.  Free finger foods were available for you tastebuds to enjoy.

Upcoming Events at the Mady Centre

As of November, 30, 2011. Scott A Hurst the Artistic Director has released the Theatre By the Bay Playbill of 2012.  Theatre by the Bay will be presenting Man of La Mancha, Merry Wives of Windsor, and Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang.


The Tempest, Shown in 2011 at the Georgian Theatre (Formerly known as Gryphon Theatre)

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Merry Wives of Windsor Aug, 2012 at the Mady Centre

Measure for Measure

The Comedy of Errors, Shown in 2005 Under the Big Top

Much Ado About Nothing, Shown in 2006 at the Mclaren Art Centre

Love's Labour's Lost

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shown in 2002 Under the Big Top, Also shown in 2008 at Heritage Park

The Merchant of Venice

As You Like It, Shown in 2004 Under the Big Top

The Taming of the Shrew, Shown in 2010 at the Grand Theatre

All's Well That Ends Well

Twelfth Night, shown in 2009 at the Downtown Community Theatre

The Winter's Tale

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

The Two Noble Kinsmen


Thank you for Supporting Theatre by the Bay and Enjoy the Show
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Barrie Downtown Community Theatre, Grand Opening

The Surgery is now complete and on the 10th Day of September, The Mady Centre for the Performing Arts will be opening.

Surgery Recap

In March, 2010, Barrie Council decided to demolish the Scotia Bank building and rebuild a new building instead of renovating.  In July, 2010, The Old Bank Theatre was ripped down and a big pit severed the ground until the basement was installed.  In February, 2011 The structure started to emerge from the pit.  As the surgery continued into the spring of 2011, the outer walls were blueskinned, paneled and the decorative finish was installed.  By July, 2011, the steel fences came down and the sidewalks were opened and people can get a closer look at the new theatre.

September 10, 2011

The Grand Opening of the Mady Centre for Performing Arts (Downtown Community Theatre) Has arrived.

The Five Points intersection in Downtown Barrie was closed for the first time in history to celebrate the opening of the new Mady Centre for Performing Arts.

 The Band Feedback played on the stage beside the Simcoe Hotel until the Ribbon Cutting at high Noon.

People gather outside the building, wanting to get their first peek of the new Downtown Community theatre

The Mayor and important people pose for a photo opportunity before the ribbon cutting.

At High Noon, Mayor Jeff Leiman cuts the ribbon and declares the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts open.

For the rest of the day, people were able to tour the theatre.

Hot Dogs were roasting on the BBQ and Cake to enjoy.

There was music on the Outdoor Stage, the lower lobby and inside the theatre.

A great Rapper named LDS played a quick set before taking off to another gig in Toronto.

Don't Forget, the Yellow Jackets were having a buzzing good time with their share of the orange drink.

Keep your Ears to the Tracks for more great photos of the our new Downtown Community Theatre Opening.

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