The show will be presented at the Rialto Hall (5719 du Parc Ave.)
* Taxes included, box office not included.
For group sales (minimum 10 persons), please contact us at (514) 268-7069.
Why a tribute to Sir Elton John?
There is no greater compliment to any performer than to be celebrated by a
tribute band. Not to be confused with a cover band, a tribute band is a band
who attempts to emulate in every way the band they are in tribute to. This
includes reproducing the music as accurately as possible to the original.
The overall idea of a tribute band is to create the perfect atmosphere and
to give their audience the opportunity to see and hear what the real band
sounds like, an opportunity that maybe some of them would otherwise never
To tribute a band and reproduce the quality of sound and performance, such
as Elton’s, that has taken decades to perfect, requires bundles of
enormously unique talent. ‘The Captain’ Donnie Leafloor is a man in
possession of such a talent. His amazing ability to recreate both Elton’s
vocal and keyboard skills so brilliantly can leave you questioning whether
you are listening to Elton himself.
‘The Captain’ is backed by the creative and powerful six piece ‘Captain
Fantastic Band’ who themselves also never fail to reproduce faithfully the
full purity of the music we have come to love on all Elton John recordings.
Each and every one of our audiences can be assured that they will depart our
performances having been thoroughly entertained during their fantastic
journey down rock music memory lane.
The dynamics of ‘The Captain Fantastic Band’s’ stage shows and the range
and versatility of the music, has opened the doors to many different types
of venue, from college halls to stadium arenas, ‘The Elton John experience’
can perform to music lovers of every age group.
For Donnie and the band, the satisfaction of performing the music they love
in tribute to an artist they respect, comes from knowing that their audience
have come to hear the music of one amazing artist, rather than a mix of
cover music of which only a fraction might appeal to some of the audience.
Tributing one of the greatest singer/songwriters in modern music history
can understandably be very complex and demanding at times, but for both the
band and the audience alike the rewards are out of this world!
Any lover of Elton’s music will know that there are many songs in his back
catalogue that need no more than a man and his piano, then there are many
others that can incorporate many intricate interrelated parts including full
ensembles of instruments and vocals within them.
We can comfortably say that since launching ‘The Elton John experience’ we
have covered most of these bases.
But you have to see it, and hear it, to believe it…
Brad Barr (the Barr Brothers), Jordan Officer, Katie Moore, Plants and Animals, Patsy Gallant and Jason Ford, Beatrice Deer, uRockaoke, Little Scream, Bud RIce, Lisa Moore (Cowbella)… and more:
Some of Montreal’s best jazz, blues, indy musicians and singers will join us as “friendly neighbours” supporting the work of assault prevention for children, women and elders!
Ezio Carosielli has generously contributed the main hall for this fundraiser; and is giving each person who attends our event a ticket to any other show at the Rialto or St. James Theatre in old Montreal.
Let’s fill the Rialto on the evening of April 26 and enjoy a wonderful show together! Bring your friends and family.
Tickets: $25, Rialto box office (no surcharge): 514 770 7773
Doors open at 7pm
Historias de Tango 3: Encuentros, on the stage of the iconic Rialto Theatre, will transport you into the unique world of a milonga, a traditional Argentine tango dancing event, with all its characters and the stories of their encounters, interwoven among 15 rich and varied dance numbers.
This is the third edition of the amateur and professional show produced by the MonTango dance school.
After the show, the room will be transformed into a real milonga, and the public is invited to stay and meet the artists, enjoy the music and dance the night away.
Tickets are available at MonTango (montango.ca) and at the Rialto (theatrerialto.ca). $30 (tax included) in advance; $35 at the door.
Our dream for years has been to reunite dancers with live music. Just like in New York City, Cuba and Colombia we want those two communities to regather and feed on each other’s energy. On April 29th Lengaia Orchestra will perform an explosive and tireless tribute to Fania-All-Stars with the best of Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Hector Lavoe, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Baretto and many others. A heated night of Salsa Dura with 12 of Montreal’s best musicians and over 50 dancers. We will also have a Kizomba room with DJ Sink.
Band starts at 11pm.
Free classes: 8pm to 10pm
At the door: 17$
DivertisSon’s first musical creation will be presented in both Montreal and Ottawa!
Life is a Broadway Show explores the emotions and rites of passage experienced in a lifetime, both joyful and painful. This bilingual concert revisits life’s great and not-so-great moments through the humour and emotion of some of Broadway’s most classic pieces, so that spectators can declare, as we have, that Life is a Broadway Show!
The musical quality of DivertisSon is made possible thanks to the personalized coaching, rigorous fostering and vast experience of our musical director, Mr. Norman Robert. Equally noteworthy is our assistant director and pianist, Mélodie Rabatel, and the collaboration of Marie Claude Bourque of Ottawa’s Académie Opus Academy, who is also producing this show.
Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. Set in the Caucasus region in 1997, Hostage tells the true story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre who was held captive for over three months. Recounting his day-to-day survival while conveying the psychological effects of solitary confinement, Delisle’s storytelling doesn’t just show André’s experiences, but brings you into the room alongside him. Hostage is a thoughtful, intense, and undeniably moving graphic novel that takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.
Delisle will be in conversation with Alexandre Trudeau.