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12 Cities. 36 Performances. 1 Nation.

Confederation Centre of the Arts bringing The Sir John A. Tour to Canadians “from sea to shining sea”.

In March, 2015, Confederation Centre of the Arts embarked on a 12-city national tour in recognition of Sir John A. Macdonald’s 2015 bicentennial. As Canada’s living memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, and the home of a thriving musical theatre program, Confederation Centre was well equipped to take on this major project.

The presentation included The Founding Father: His Story. Our Canada., an original biographical play (presented separately to the public as well as high school students), as well as The Quest for Canada, a re-created historical debate for students.

According to a January 2015 Ipsos-Reid Poll, one in four Canadians couldn’t identify Sir John A. as our first Prime Minister. The coast-to-coast tour was intended to spark curiosity and generate conversation, inspiring Canadians to seek out further knowledge about the origins and evolution of Canada as a nation, and Confederation Centre can proudly claim that citizens and students across the country have a much richer understanding of our founding father as a result of their participation in The Sir John A. Tour.

Through attendance at public performances, participation in online and social media, and engaging with content in various media, Canadians gained an appreciation of Sir John A. Macdonald, the man and the politician, and a sense of the challenging times of the latter 1800s.

Confederation Centre of the Arts is grateful for the support of Canadian Heritage on this project and looks forward to inspiring Canadians through arts and culture as we move towards the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

Performance Schedule

Halifax
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Public Performance at 7:30 p.m.
Alderney Landing
2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Student Performance
Cancelled due to weather
Charlottetown
Friday, March 27, 2015
Public Performance 2 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.
The MACK Theatre
28 University Avenue
Fredericton
Monday, March 30, 2015
Public Performance at 7:30 p.m.
Fredericton Playhouse
686 Queen Street
Monday, March 30, 2015
Student Performance at 1:30 p.m.
Fredericton Playhouse
686 Queen Street
Monday, March 30, 2015
Theatrical Debate 10 a.m.
Legislative Assembly
706 Queen Street
St. John’s
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Public Performance at 7:30 p.m.
LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Student Performance at 11:00 a.m.
Holy Heart of Mary High School
55 Bonaventure Avenue
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Theatrical Debate 10 a.m.
House of Assembly
Prince Philip Drive
Victoria
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Public Performance at 7:30 p.m.
McPherson Playhouse
3 Centennial Square
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Student Performance at 1:30 p.m.
McPherson Playhouse
3 Centennial Square
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Theatrical Debate 10 a.m.
Royal British Columbia Museum
675 Belleville Street
Yellowknife
Friday, April 10, 2015
Public Performance at 7:30 p.m.
Yellowknife United Church
Northern United Place 5004
Friday, April 10, 2015
Student Performance at 1:30 p.m.
Sir John Franklin High School
4701 52 Avenue
Friday, April 10, 2015
Theatrical Debate 10 a.m.
Details TBD
Edmonton
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Public Performance at 7:30 p.m.
MacLab Theatre
9829 101A Avenue Northwest
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Student Performance at 10:30 a.m.
MacLab Theatre
9829 101A Avenue Northwest
Monday, April 13, 2015
Theatrical Debate 10 a.m.
Citadel Theatre
9828 101A Avenue Northwest
Winnipeg
Friday, April 17, 2015
Public Performance at 7:30 p.m.
Tom Hendry Warehouse
140 Rupert Avenue
Friday, April 17, 2015
Student Performance at 1:00 p.m.
Tom Hendry Warehouse
140 Rupert Avenue
Monday, April 20, 2015
Theatrical Debate 10 a.m.
Museum of Human Rights
85 Israel Asper Way
Regina
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Public Performance at 7:30 p.m.
Regina Performing Arts Centre
1077 Angus Street
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Student Performance at 10:30 a.m.
Regina Performing Arts Centre
1077 Angus Street
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Theatrical Debate 10 a.m.
Regina Performing Arts Centre
1077 Angus Street
Québec City
Friday, April 24, 2015
Public Performance at 7:30 p.m.
Daniel Johnson Amphitheatre
Friday, April 24, 2015
Student Performance at: 1:30 p.m.
Daniel Johnson Amphitheatre
Friday, April 24, 2015
Theatrical Debate 10 a.m.
Daniel Johnson Amphitheatre
1037 rue De La Chevrotière
Toronto
Monday, April 27, 2015
Public Performance 1 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.
Berkeley Street Theatre
26 Berkeley Street
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Theatrical Debate 10 a.m.
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West
Ottawa
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Public Performance 7:30 p.m.
Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau Quebec K1A 0M8
Tel: 1-800-555-5621
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Student Performance at 1:30 p.m.
Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau Quebec K1A 0M8
Tel: 1-800-555-5621
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Theatrical Debate 10 a.m.
TBA