Kitchenband and The Theatre Centre present The Music of BOBLO December 23, 2015 in Toronto

From a media release:

Kitchenband and
The Theatre Centre present
The Music of BOBLO
Concert and Album Release Party • One Night Only!
December 23, 2015

Download/buy the album

TORONTO - Kitchenband and The Theatre Centre are proud to celebrate the music from the Dora Award-winning production of BOBLO, with a new album release and concert. The Music of BOBLO concert will include music and visuals from the acclaimed 2012 production of BOBLO. Select original cast members and musicians will return for this one-night-only event at The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West.

Image by Abishek Chandra
"Penner's moving folk- and rock-inspired songs are another highlight. Ranging from haunting ballads to feel-good foot-stompers, they wonderfully evoke the raucous energy of the massive dance hall, the nervous thrill of the flume ride and the bittersweet feeling that comes at the end of a summer day trip (or an era). If the soundtrack were available, I'd have snapped it up on the spot." ~ NOW Magazine, 2012 Critics Pick

The Music of BOBLO album will be available for purchase for $10 at the event, and is also available for download here:

BOBLO was inspired by personal memories and collected stories about Boblo Island Amusement Park, located on an island in the middle of the Detroit River, which operated from 1898-1993. Kitchenband, a collective of theatre creators and musicians, pays a stirring tribute to Boblo, riding the Boblo-Boat ferry one final time to relive the excitement and the danger the theme park once offered. Field recordings, songs, radio waves, family photos, souvenirs and keepsakes fuel this ghost-story-meets-rock-concert celebration of a former childhood destination that now lies in ruins.

Andrew Penner by Abishek Chandra
The Music of BOBLO will feature performances by Andrew Penner (The Sunparlour Players), Anna Atkinson, Gordon Bolan, Erin Brandenburg (Petrichor, Reesor, and Pelee), Steven McCarthy (The ElastoCitizens, Bliss), George Meanwell, Alan Penner, Michael Rosenthal, and Sophia Walker, with text by Erin Brandenburg, and video by multi-media visual artist Elysha Poirier (Seeds).

Kitchenband and
The Theatre Centre present
The Music of BOBLO
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
8pm • Tickets $15
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
Tickets can be purchased online at
or by calling 416.538.0988, or in person at The Theatre Centre Box Office

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