An intimate evening of festive music with Leisa Way at Globus Theatre 

By Lindsay Advocate

Poster that reads Cocktails and Candy Canes, with a picture of Leisa Way

Audiences who missed Leisa Way’s performance due to cancellations of Globus Theatre’s 2020 season will have another opportunity to see her perform in the upcoming concert called Cocktails and Candy Canes. Leisa Way will be performing holiday favourites Dec. 10, 11 and 12 at the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon.

Leisa Way has toured to more than 50 countries, performing in roles such as “Anne” in Anne of Green Gables and Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow among many others. Band members, Fred Smith and Nathan Smith, will join Leisa as a trio.

Fred Smith has performed for 35 years with names like Del Shannon, Leslie Gore, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Ben E. King, The Supremes, Sam Moore, Spencer Davis and many more.

Nathan Smith is a Toronto-based fiddle player and singer-songwriter and performs with a number of ensembles in the Toronto area, including bluegrass band The Barrel Boys, western swing outfit The Double Cuts and Métis fiddle trio The Red River Ramblers. His debut solo album, “Let It Rest, Let It Rise” was released in February of this year.

“We love it when Leisa is gracing our stage,” says artistic director of the Globus Theatre, Sarah Quick. “Typically, that happens in the summer season because we are so busy at this time of year but, this crazy year has afforded us this wonderful opportunity to have Leisa here now, singing everyone’s favourite festive songs, and to an intimate crowd of just 50 people”

“… for over 50 years people have gathered to celebrate and enjoy live music here, so it is fitting that at this time when social interaction is so limited, we can continue to offer this,” continues Sarah. “In fact, one of the musicians performing with Leisa, the hugely talented Nathan Smith was so inspired by the tradition of the barn that he wrote a song about it. The Lakeview Dance was released by the Barrel Boys recently!”

Cocktails and Candy Canes takes place Dec. 10, 11 and 12 at 6 p.m. each evening.  Dinner and show costs $75. All prices subject to HST and a $2.00 per ticket fee.

Tickets can now be booked by calling the box office at 705-738-2037.

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