TWEED & COMPANY Theatre is a registered charity, and is a creator and producer of Original Canadian Musical Theatre, as well as quality professional grassroots regional theatre. The company, formerly known as IANA Theatre, has been active since the fall of 2009, and has produced five large scale original Canadian musicals, as well as countless other Canadian productions. Tweed & Company is based in Tweed, ON, and also tours it's productions around the province.
McCann has shared his powerful and inspiring personal story and songs with audiences all across North America over the past decade as a solo performer and musical keynote speaker. As the concert trail is opening up again as pandemic restrictions loosen, McCann continues to do what loves best, write and perform songs and share stories accompanied by his best friend “Old Brown” - the first guitar he purchased back in 1989.
McCann’s own battle with overcoming alcohol addiction, coming clean and owning his truth has been key to his growth as a husband, a father, a musician, and a human. Armed with the strength and support of his wife, Andrea Aragon, McCann co-penned his first book One Good Reason (April, 2020). “It’s the story of how love saved their marriage, and music saved his life. It is the story of a man freed from the weight of a lie; a man who is changing his narrative and never forgetting... that he is not alone.” A lot has happened in the almost 10 years since Séan McCann exited the Canadian folk rock arena filling GREAT BIG SEA he co-founded in 1993.
With McCann’s wide range of influences at play, SHANTYMAN is a great example of a comfortable dichotomy of both style and story. Though many of the old sailor songs are about loneliness and longing, McCann conveys them in such a rousing, joyful manner we all want to catch the same friendly wave and sail along together with him towards brighter shores. SHANTYMAN is the sound of freedom and release belted out by a voice strengthened by the weathering of many personal storms. “Music is strong Medicine” is the mantra by which McCann measures his own successful recovery (now 10 years sober). “It has the power to heal the hurt and unite the divided and we ALL need that now more than ever”
You're not going to want to miss this very special evening with Canadian royalty. Sean has sold out the Playhouse many times in the past, tickets are sure to go quick.
Date & Time
Fri., Nov. 18, 2022 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.