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Forum Performances

At Lazaridis Hall, Tom Patterson Theatre, unless otherwise stated.

From 7:30pm-9:30pm, unless otherwise stated.

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Join actor, pianist and star of NYC’s cabaret scene Franca Vercelloni in Lazaridis Hall for a wonderful evening of drinking and singing along, featuring some of your favourite Broadway tunes! This event features a cash bar with themed cocktails/mocktails.

Monday Night Music

Join us for this series of concerts featuring musicians from the Stratford Festival.


Following last season’s triumphant debut at the Forum, Festival trumpeter Philip Seguin brings his Quartet back for their second instalment of songs. Sharing his love and interpretations of the classics from the Great American Songbook, Phil gives you a glimpse into the life of a theatre musician, some career highlights, and the occasional anecdote from a 40-year career in show business.

Featuring Brian Dickinson (piano), Dave Young (bass), and David Campion (drums).

THE PROTEST SONG, REIMAGINED (Monday Night Music), July 22, $29-$39

The SPECIAL INTEREST group brings a new rhythm to songs of hope & struggle—infusing songs from the civil rights, labour and protest movements with elements of folk, blues, rock, R&B, jazz, reggae & ska.

Revisit protest songs of old, and encounter a new generation of politically conscious music, all reimagined in the hands of a top-notch group of Toronto musicians. Brand new versions of classics and little-known gems, generating a dialogue of songs with a unique series of medleys and mashups, as captured on the band’s popular release, The Spark.

• The Buffalo Springfield hit For What it’s Worth dances to the ska groove of the Gaylads’ Peace, Love and Understanding
• International Women’s Day anthem Bread and Roses becomes a newly inspiring ode to feminist struggles
• Patti Smith’s People Have the Power turns into a stirring and poetic soliloquy
• The insight of David Byrne’s Listening Wind meets the passion of Bruce Cockburn’s If I Had a Rocket Launcher
• Canadian troubadour Ian Tamblyn’s (Once Was a) Village becomes a breathtaking lament about urban ‘development’ with the help of Pat Metheny’s (Across the) Heartland

GIMLET’S FINE (Monday Night Music), July 29, $29-$39

For the last ten years Festival musicians Ian Harper, Graham Hargrove, Michael McClennan, and George Meanwell have been getting together recreationally in coffee shops, on riverbanks, and in rehearsal halls to play music on their other instruments: Uillean pipes, penny whistle, bones, bodhran, banjo, bouzouki, fiddle, and concertina. Performing as Gimlet’s Fine they present an evening of music and song, traditional and original, centred on the Celtic tradition.

NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND (Monday Night Music), August 12, $29-$39

Notes from Underground were originally called International Denim Powerhouse. The band was formed in 2012 in Stratford when Aaron, Bethany, Ben & Graham all performed in Henry V together. Their debut was at the first “Late Night with Lucy” on July 20th, 2012. Notes from Underground’s fast paced, melodic music has been described as an “alt sonic-pop attack”. “Imagine if the early Police and Green Day begat a child and raised them on Dostoevsky and Donne”.

Featuring Aaron Krohn (guitar and vocals), Bethany Jillard Krohn (vocals), Ben Carlson (bass) and Graham Hargrove (drums).

RON SEXSMITH IN CONCERT, August 19, Tom Patterson Theatre, $14.50-$69

Stratford local and three-time Juno award-winner Ron Sexsmith returns to the Forum for a mesmerizing evening of music. Sexsmith’s soulful voice and poetic lyrics create an intimate atmosphere, weaving tales of love and life. With the enchantment of his musical storytelling, Sexsmith’s performance will transport you on a harmonious journey through his acclaimed discography.

LARRY’S JAZZ GUYS (Monday Night Music), August 26, $29-$39

Larry and his “Guys” return for an encore performance, featuring Festival musicians past & present. You will enjoy what you have come to expect from a wonderful night of music with this combo: a very fun mix of beloved standards, new favourites, and always some surprises.

Special Concerts

Uplifting and exciting musical entertainment presented on our main stages.

ART OF TIME: SHAKESPEARE: IF MUSIC BE… (Special Concerts), September 16, Avon Theatre, $29-$69

An evening of music, dance and ideas inspired by Shakespeare with the Art of Time Ensemble in their final season. Music by Erich Korngold, Sergei Prokofiev, John Cage, and Rufus Wainwright. Choreography by Peggy Baker and James Kudelka. Scenes from HamletMuch Ado About Nothing, and Romeo & Juliet.






Jul 29 2024


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Stratford Festival