- Record staff
- Wed Apr 10 2013
The Registry Theatre is one of Waterloo Region’s most dynamic performance venues.
Since opening in 2001, the former Waterloo Country Registry Office and Waterloo Regional Police detachment has been one of the busiest live cultural events including a diversity of music (folk, jazz, classical), dance, film, spoken word and theatre (both community and professional).
The heritage-designated Art Deco theatre is both intimate and flexible.
On Saturday the Registry hosts its first fundraiser, Celebrating Our Arts Community, with all proceeds going in support of the not-for-profit theatre.
The benefit features two of the region’s most prominent musicians, who perform regularly at the theatre: guitarist/vocalist Kevin Ramessar and K-W Symphony principal trumpet and jazz artist Larry Larson.
The evening of entertainment, which starts at 7 p.m., also features performances by Lost & Found Theatre, K-W Musical Productions and Nota Bene Baroque lead violinist Julie Baumgartel with KWS principal oboe James Mason.
The evening includes a silent auction and reception.
Tickets are $35 each or $60 a pair.
On Friday, the Mike Janzen Trio performs a concert of Jazz on Broadway.
Janzen is a triple threat as a pianist, vocalist and composer. He has become a Registry favourite performing with Ramessar. He is joined by two of Canada’s best jazz musicians: bassist George Koller and drummer Ben Riley.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25
Tickets for both events are available at the door or in advance at the Centre in the Square box office at 519-578-1570 or online at www.centre-square.com