There's nothing like a Blues Brothers show to chase away the winter funk, right?
On Feb. 28, Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre will host Out Of The Blues With The Official Blues Brothers Revue, a fundraiser for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Gifts Of Light program that offers support services to people afflicted with mental health and addictions.
The timing of this event couldn't be better, as Gifts of Light Chair Donna Slaight explains.
"The 'winter blues' or Seasonal Effective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that effects up to 20-percent of the population," she says. "One of the best strategies for counteracting SAD is getting out of the house and interacting with people. Out of The Blues is both a fundraiser, and an opportunity for people to get out after a long, dreary and cold winter."
This version of the Blues Brothers Revue is headed by Kieron Lafferty (Elwood Blues) and Wayne Catania (Jake Blues), the duo hand picked by Dan Akyroyd, Judith Belushi Pisano (widow of John Belushi), and original Blues Brothers Musical Director Paul Shaffer, continue where the original duo of John Belushi and Aykroyd left off.
CAMH is Canada's leading hospital for mental health and one of the world's top psychiatric research centres.
Tickets for Out of The Blues With The Blues Brothers Revue are now on sale through ticketweb.ca. Proceeds from ticket sales, as well as the musical silent auction, will be donated to CAMH Gifts of Light.