Live @ the Centre

Whitney Cummings, Tara MacLean, Donovan Woods and more

Comedian Whitney Cummings

Musicians, comedians, innovative dance companies and more are coming to Confederation Centre of this Arts this month. 

The 2023-2024 LIVE @ the Centre season will kick off on October 5 with a performance from stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings. Best known for creating and starring in the TV series Whitney, she is also the host of the hit podcast Good For You, and the co-creator and co-writer of the Emmy-nominated comedy series 2 Broke Girls.

Courtesy of Yuk Yuk’s Comedy, audiences can also laugh along with Ahren Belisle on October 14 at The Mack. Featured on the current season of American’s Got Talent, the Canadian comedian’s audition and story impressed the judges and quickly went viral online. Belisle, a mute comedian with cerebral palsy, uses his phone to deliver a funny and fearless stand-up routine.

On October 7, join Island singer-songwriter Tara MacLean as she celebrates the release of her new memoir Song of the Sparrow. She will share tales from her book, interspersed with music from her new recording in this intimate evening of storytelling and song.

JUNO Award-winning folk artist Donovan Woods will play at the Centre on October 11. Known for his soul-stirring melodies and profound storytelling, his live show takes you on a captivating journey through the mesmerizing soundscape of his unique blend of folk and country.

A perennial Centre must-see, Classic Albums Live returns on October 18 with skilled musicians recreating the greatest albums of the ’60s and ’70s live on stage—note for note—cut for cut. At this performance, they’ll perform Rumours—the generation-defining album by Fleetwood Mac featuring hits like “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” and “The Chain.”

Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada comes to the Centre on October 28 with a multidisciplinary piece that blends Indigenous storytelling and ballet, redefining this classical form for a diverse, savvy, and contemporary audience. Set to the music of composer Jeremy Dutcher, Pisuwin features electronic sounds, industrial landscapes, and digital projection juxtaposed with Wolastoq songs and visual motifs.

Jazz crooner Matt Dusk brings his Frank Sinatra tribute show to the Centre on November 2. An energetic show with all the production value of a Broadway musical, he takes the audience on a musical journey through Frank Sinatra’s career, including its ups and downs, hilarity and heartbreak. Expect best-known classics from the Great American Songbook as well as a few surprises.

Tickets for all performances can be purchased online at confederationcentre.com, via phone at 1-800-565-0278, or in person at the Centre’s box office.