Did you know that throughout the year, we present a range of work which the Harbourfront team have proactively sourced from across Canada and beyond, and are proudly presenting ourselves for the enjoyment and entertainment of our local communities?
You can identify these shows and events by looking out for the ‘Harbour Highlight’ logo, indicating that this is a piece of work we believe should be seen by the largest possible audience, and which we know you will love as much as we do!
Our Harbour Highlights in our Winter 2024 season (Feb-May) are as follows:
Friday, February 16, 7:30pm
Music’s an almost alchemical force to Canadian Mi’kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney. In just a short amount of time, Toney has invigorated both the Atlantic music communities and Mi’kmaq communities by bringing together the fiery fiddling of Cape Breton Island with the old songs of the Mi’kmaq, some dating back up to 500 years.
BBOYIZM: The evolution of B-Boying
Saturday, February 17, 7:30pm
The show takes the audience from the 70’s through the 80’s and into the 90’s with dramatic costume and music changes, building up to the dance form as it is practiced today. Yvon Soglo (B-boy Crazy Smooth) brings together some of the best street dancers in Canada to present an interactive show that will amaze young audiences and adults alike, while educating them on the evolution of the dance.
Wednesday, February 28, 7:30pm
Guy Davis is a two-time, back-to-back Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues, a musician, actor, author, and songwriter. Guy uses a blend of Roots, Blues, Folk, Rock, Rap, Spoken Word, and World Music to comment on, and address, the frustrations of social injustice, touching on historical events, and common life struggles.
Sunday, March 10, 7:30pm
David Myles is an award winning artist, songwriter and performer, originally hailing from New Brunswick. David has performed hundreds of show both in Canada and beyond. He is a versatile artist who has collaborated with everyone from hip hop star, Classified, to Grammy award winning Alex Cuba, to classical Diva, Measha Bruggergosman.
WHODUNIT? A jazzy night of mystery, music & dance
Saturday, April 6, 7:30pm
WHODUNIT? weaves together dance, music & storytelling, for an accessible, fun dance show, suitable for all ages. The dancers & musicians are gearing up for their big performance when suddenly, one of the performers disappears! They do their best to continue with the show as planned, but it becomes clear they need to turn their attention to where the performer has gone. But who to suspect…the dancers? the musicians? the audience?
Choir! Choir! Choir! – Ultimate 80s sing-along
Friday, April 19, 7:30pm
Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir! Show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you LOVE.
Ballet Jörgen’s Anne of Green Gables (TM) The Ballet
Saturday, April 27, 7:30pm
Returning to our stage by popular demand, Anne of Green Gables The Ballet returns in spring 2024! With musical arrangements from Anne of Green Gables – The Musical, this production will bring to life Canada’s favourite Prince Edward Islander.
The Slocan Ramblers
Friday, May 17, 7:30pm
The Slocan Ramblers (featured on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville TN, 2020 IBMA Momentum Awards “Band of the Year” Winner, 2019 Juno Award Nominee & 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards “Ensemble of the Year” Winner) are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene.