A Sweet Release....
Posted: September 3, 2012
The wonder and magic of the Christmas season comes alive on stage as Canada’s legendary songstress Rita MacNeil, joins internationally renowned composer and pianist Frank Mills for “Sharing Christmas”.
This unique performance of music, stories and memories brings the two artists back together again following the tremendous success of their 2010 “Spirit of Christmas Tour”. A CD of the same name was recorded at the time, containing classic material from both their repertoires in addition to a number of songs performed together. It has quickly become one of their most sought after recordings!
Rita’s Christmas tours are synonymous with the seasonal holiday and her Christmas releases continue to be amongst her best sellers. Frank ("Music Box Dancer") has once again been coaxed out of retirement to join Rita on tour, his affable nature and award winning style being a perfect fit for an evening of holiday celebration.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the Fredericton show go on sale Wednesday, September 5th - tickets for all other shows go on sale Friday, September 7th.
RITA MacNEIL & FRANK MILLS “Sharing Christmas” Tour
♦November 23rd – Truro, NS - Cobequid Educational Centre – 7pm
Tickets: Marigold Cultural Centre – 902-897-4004
♦November 24th – Fredericton, NB – The Fredericton Playhouse – 7pm
Tickets: Box Office – www.theplayhouse.ca 506-458-8344 ON SALE Sept. 5th
♦November 27th – Saint John, NB – Imperial Theatre – 7pm
www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca 506-674-4100 – 1-800-SHOW for out of town callers
♦November 28th – Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – 7pm
Tickets: Box Office – 902-494-3820 – www.artscentre.dal.ca
December 2nd – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Place – 7pm
Tickets: Copps Coliseum Box Office – Ticketmaster – 1-855-872-5000
December 3rd – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square – 7pm
Tickets: Box Office – 519-578-1570 or toll free – 1-800-265-8977
December 5th – Peterborough, ON – ShowPlace Performance Centre – 7pm
Tickets: Box Office – 705-742-SHOW – www.showplace.org
About Rita MacNeil:
Rita MacNeil is an award-winning singer/songwriter whose career took off following her performances at Vancouver’s Expo ’86. Her first big hit, “Flying On Your Own”, followed by her signature “Working Man” set off a career that has led to Juno Awards, Canadian Country Music Association Awards and numerous East Coast Music Awards including the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia, hosted her Gemini award winning CBC variety Television show, Rita and Friends for 3 years and has starred in numerous TV specials of her own. From England to Australia, Rita’s legion of fans continue to celebrate her remarkable gift.
About Frank Mills:
Frank Mills is a multi-award winning million selling composer who is most well-known around the world for “Music Box Dancer”. The tune, released in 1976 remains one of the most recognizable pieces of music ever played – reaching #1 in a staggering 26 countries.
“Love Me, Love Me, Love”, Frank’s first solo career single has also sold over a 100,000 copies and both this and “Music Box Dancer” were recognized with 2 SOCAN Classics Awards. Mills is the recipient of 3 Juno’s, an International Artist of the Year Award from Japan and the William Harold Moon Award. He has recorded 14 albums and has 7 television specials to his name.
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