Fans of impressionism, sleight of hand, sock hops, cowboy love songs, Big Apple musicals, ’80s hair metal, and/or one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands ever will want to look at Fallsview Casino Resort’s upcoming entertainment calendar.
A press release explained, “Both the Avalon Theatre and the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino are excited to announce numerous acts featuring so much variety that fans of live entertainment will feel as if they can purchase in bulk.”
Bret Michaels and Cheap Trick are the big names topping the list. Michaels is the former lead singer of 1980s glam-metal super band Poison. He also had a successful solo career. In 2006, he was ranked No. 40 on Hit Parader’s list of greatest heavy metal singers of all time. In January of this year, he released “Back in the Day,” his first single in five years. It’s being called “a feel good, road trip anthem song that will help you beat the winter blues.”
Cheap Trick are credited for being leaders in an era of music that bridged 1960s guitar pop, heavy metal, and punk rock. Their 1979 smash hit, “I Want You to Want Me,” is a bona fide rock classic. The song “Dream Police” reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1979. Cheap Trick has performed live more than 5,000 times and sold more than 20 million albums. In 2016, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.
“Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty, and a man who helped pioneer the incredibly successful era of big hair, super-catchy guitar riffs and heavy metal appeal: These are shows not to be missed by fans across all generations,” said Cathy Price, vice president of marketing for Niagara Casinos.
“Terry Fator On The Road Again” (Image provided by Fallsview Casino Resort)
Magic on the Mic
Magician and comedian John van der Put – aka Piff the Magic Dragon – and Terry Fator, an illusionist/ventriloquist/comedian, are the perfect combination of quirky and funny.
Originally, a stand-alone comedian, van der Put created his stage persona, Piff the Magic Dragon, in 2008. Dressing in a dragon costume, with self-deprecating humor and deadpan delivery, he is assisted by Mr. Piffles, a Chihuahua in a dragon costume.
Fator is a ventriloquist, impressionist, and stand-up comedian and singer. After initially performing with two bands, he eventually conducted solo performances, combining ventriloquism and singing with comedy. He is the champion of season two of “America's Got Talent.”
On top of these amazing performances, these additional acts are slated to perform between April and June of this year.
√ The diverse male voices of the New York stage, The Broadway Boys;
√ Country artists the Eli Young Band; and
√ 1950s and 1960s pop icons Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone.
“Where to start?” Price said. “Fallsview Casino Resort is truly a one-stop-shop for your entertainment needs.”
Show Dates & Performances
•“Bret Michaels – Nothin’ But A Good Vibe Tour”
8 p.m. March 18 at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
•The Broadway Boys
April 3, 3 pm; April 4, 3 pm; April 5, 3 pm; April 6, 3 and 8:30 p.m., inside the Avalon Theatre
•“Terry Fator On The Road Again”
8:30 p.m. April 13 at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
•Eli Young Band
9 p.m. April 29 inside the Avalon Theatre
•Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
May 2 at 3 p.m.; May 3 at 3 and 8:30 p.m., inside the Avalon Theatre
•Piff the Magic Dragon
May 21, 3 and 7 p.m.; May 22, 3 p.m.; May 23, 3 p.m., inside the Avalon Theatre
8 p.m. May 27 at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Tickets go on sale for all shows at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Visit www.ticketmaster.ca.
For more information, visit
√ The Avalon Theatre: Avalon Theatre | Fallsview Casino Resort
√ The OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino: https://fallsviewcasinoresort.com/OLGStageatFallsviewCasino