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[CANCELLED] Fred Penner: The Cat Came Back – 40th Anniversary Tour

| Sobey Family Theatre
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of his album The Cat Came Back, famed children’s music performer Fred Penner is launching a national tour. Known for the beloved television series Fred Penner’s Place (CBC) and his diverse musical repertoire, this seasoned performer’s ability to blend his considerable talents has garnered critical acclaim and a host of awards.

A member of the Order of Canada and four-time JUNO Award winner, this musical master has delivered a prolific 13 albums to families across North America. From countless energetic live shows, to 13 seasons of Fred Penner’s Place, to composing music for television, to speaking at numerous early childhood education conferences, he has, without a doubt, established himself as a fundamental part of the North American family entertainment scene.


Fred Penner’s visibility has allowed him the privilege and joy of using his voice to support organizations like UNESCO, World Vision, UNICEF, and Canadian Down Syndrome Society. Over the decades, his cornerstone philosophy has remained the same: Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.

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Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

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