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Beloved performer invites fans to submit stories and requests

GUELPH, ON November 20, 2015 – One of Canada’s most beloved and inspiring voices is set to help ring in the holiday season at River Run Centre. Colm Wilkinson will bring Broadway Christmas and Beyond to the Main Stage on Friday, December 4, at 8 p.m. as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series Presented by River Run Centre.

Celebrated for his pioneering roles on the stage as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, Wilkinson will offer a personal and intimate performance in Broadway Christmas and Beyond. Along with two female vocalists and a seven-piece band, he will perform theatre favourites, Irish classics and seasonal songs that showcase his astonishing vocal talents.

“The voice is one-of-a-kind and the feeling he pours into each selection is seemingly limitless,” the Toronto Star said of Wilkinson in a review. The New York Times calls Wilkinson “an actor of pugilistic figure and dynamic voice.”

A two-hour evening of music and stories, Broadway Christmas and Beyond will feature the performance of Wilkinson’s musical theatre classics, including Some Enchanted Evening, Somewhere and Bring Him Home. The Irish tenor will also pay tribute to his heritage with selections including Danny Boy and Whiskey in the Jar. Songs reflecting the season will include Silent Night and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

As part of Broadway Christmas and Beyond, Wilkinson is reaching out to his fans, asking them to email stories and requests to [email protected]. The theatre legend’s Guelph performance promises to be an intimate and magical evening of music not to be missed.

Tickets to see Colm Wilkinson start at $64 for adults and $62 for seniors. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. $5 eyeGO tickets are available to high school students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at River Run Centre box office, 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph, by calling 519-763-3000, or online at


Angela McEwen
Marketing and Development Coordinator
River Run Centre
519-837-5662 extension 2493
[email protected]



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