Performing Arts
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So where was John Travolta?

Crowd Outside Avalon Ballroom, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, ON - photo by Mike Keenan

My goodness! It was just like being at an ABBA concert in the '70's. ABBA was a Swedish pop/rock/disco group formed in Stockholm in 1972, and their name is an acronym of the first letters of the band members' first names.

Having sold over 370 million records worldwide, they became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of pop music, topping the charts for a decade up to 1982.

Today, I attended my first performance in the Fallsview Casino & Resort's Avalon Ballroom Theatre Featuring "Dancing Queen," a whirlwind combination of song and dance that runs from 3 pm to 4.15 on Thursday afternoons with a full house in the 1,500 seat theatre.

We were treated to the 1970's disco era with hits from ABBA, the Bee Gees, Village People and myriad others. "Dancing Queen," "Waterloo," "Saturday Night Fever," "Celebration," "Y.M.C.A.," "In The Navy" and many more tunes were sung! The only thing missing was John Travolta strutting in his tight white trousers.
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International stars here at the Avalon have included Ringo Starr, Jay Leno, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton and The Doobie Brothers. I talked to people who drove here from as far as Brampton and Kitchener.

The dancers were in terrific shape with their firm, shapely legs not stopping for a rest for well over an hour! Unfortunately, we were seated near speakers; thus the music was so LOUD, we could not fully appreciate it.

Nonetheless, if it's live entertainment you desire, this is the place. But arrive early, because the Avalon sells out fast.

Sample Showtimes
Monday & Thursday shows: 3PM & 8:30PM; Wednesday shows: 8:30PM; Friday shows: 9PM Saturday shows: 3PM & 9PM; Sunday shows: 3PM & 7PM.

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