Yukon Arts Centre adds 5 more shows to winter lineup
Dec 18 2019
The Yukon Arts Centre has increased the number of shows it is presenting in the new year that includes comedy, drag queen variety, folk and opera music. See the list of shows below.
G.R. GRITT - January 10
G.R. Gritt is a Juno Award winning, Two-Spirit, Transgender, Francophone, Anishinaabe/Métis artist. After living many years in Yellowknife and forming the band Quantum Tangle, they have recently moved back to Sudbury/Robinson Huron Treaty territory where they grew up. G.R. Gritt pulls effortlessly from the past to create soulful futurisms with their new sound that elegantly weaves the melodies using vocals, guitar and new electronic elements. They create both intimate and anthemic music that would fit in a folk club, a dance club and anywhere in between.
RYAN MCMAHON - January 30
Yukon Arts Centre and Yukon Film Society present the ALFF Kick Off evening with Ryan McMahon. He is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer, and media maker from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 Territory. Ryan talks, yells, and writes for a living.
In 2012, McMahon became the first native comedian to ever record a mainstream comedy special with the CBC, when he recorded, “Ryan McMahon - UnReserved.” Since then, he’s recorded a handful of other specials and tours independently around North America with his irreverent and nuanced storytelling comedy style.
When not standing on a stage trying to make strangers laugh he’s usually yelling into microphones making podcasts. McMahon’s podcasts (Thunder Bay, Red Man Laughing and Stories From The Land) have garnered millions of downloads globally. Thunder Bay, a podcast deep dive into the legacy of colonialism on a small city in Canada, was named to dozens of “Best Of” podcast lists at the end of 2018, including lists in the Globe and Mail, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
PEARLE HARBOUR - AGIT POP! - February 8
Award-winning drag tragicomedienne Pearle Harbour presents her cabaret spectacular Agit-Pop! – musical meditations for the pre-post-apocalypse. Developed over five years of live performance, Agit Pop! is an ever-changing collection of Pearle’s favourite, best, and most heart-wrenchingly hilarious short acts. With accompaniment by musical director Steven Conway, Pearle serenades audiences with new arrangements of old classics and little known gems by David Bowie, Judy Garland, Tom Waits, and more.
HANNAH GEORGAS - February 15
Acclaimed indie-pop singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas has an endless capacity for crafting textured pop songs that confound her audience’s expectations. Since Hannah Georgas' debut EP in 2009, she has grown from a regionally-based artist who played small showcase venues to an artist who tours worldwide. She has headlined and performed on festival bills in all territories, and supported high profile acts such as Sara Bareilles, The National, City and Colour, Boy and Bear, Rhye and more. Hannah has won numerous awards while racking up multiple nominations including three Polaris Prize nominations and four JUNO nominations from Best New Artist to Songwriter of the Year.
JULIE NESRALLAH - February 20
Mezzo-Soprano, Julie Nesrallah returns to Yukon with a new opera cabaret, featuring guest performers, Baritone, Brett Polegato and Pianist, Robert Kortgaard. It will be an evening of soaring voices, sensational opera blockbusters, and the best Broadway showstoppers ever written.