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Runs from Tuesday April 18 2023 to Friday April 21 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Highland Arts Theatre
40 Bentinck Street
Sydney NS B1P 1G2

Event Notes

× Highland Arts Theatre Presents


Performed by The Gordons

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Barenaked Ladies best album with this exciting, local Tribute show!

Ask anyone to list their favourite Canadian records of all time, and you’d hear "Gordon" by The Barenaked Ladies appear more often than not. Mixing acoustic pop music, five part harmony vocals and a long list of jazz subgenres, Gordon is difficult to pin down, but remains one of the most beloved Canadian records ever. So, on the 30th anniversary of Gordon, a group of Cape Breton BNL-obsessed musicians (Aaron Corbett, Adam Young, Donnie Calabrese, Shannon Ezzat and Thomas Allen) have come together to bring it–in its front to back pop-brilliance–to the HAT.

Fans of the record will know that a dense and diverse performance background is required to do the record justice, and this group brings it! From pop groups like Tom Fun and AIRPORT!, to celtic groups like Coig and Sprag Session, the members of the show have been honing their musical and theatrical chops to make a memorable show out of an unforgettable record.

After a one-night-performance last summer, we knew we had to bring this show back for a Mainstage run. Even Steven Page from the original Barenaked Ladies loved the show, tweeting the following in response to a video: "Wow! Grade 9 sounds exactly like us. That's the best imitation of me I've heard. So good!!"

This production is is priced based on Pay What You Choose Donations with free tickets available for those in need thanks to our Radical Access Program.

PWYC removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible thanks to our monthly donors and those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended donation. Thank you for supporting us and the community by continuing to book with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tickets: Suggested Donation of $25 per ticket (Tax-deductible Charitable Receipt will be issued at the end of the year)

FREE tickets available thanks to Radical Access

April 18, 19, and 20, 2023 at 7:30PM

This production is brought to you in part by the donations of hundreds of people from around the world thanks to our Radical Access program.

To sign up for monthly donations and ensure we can continue to create accessible theatre to audiences in Cape Breton and beyond, please visit our website here:

Thank you so much and see you soon at the HAT!

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