What Presenters are saying about Way-To-Go Productions:
"Leisa and her band won the audience over the moment she stepped out on stage with her honest and spectacular portrayal of Dolly Parton. I have never worked with a more accommodating or professional group in all my years of programming. The show was TOP NOTCH from curtain out to in!"
Darcy Campbell, Director of Live at the Centre (Confederation Centre, PEI)
"Leisa is a Canadian Treasure, and one of the most talented and adaptable artists touring rural Canada today. Who else can offer you 7 or 8 different show options? It makes it easy to justify including her in our program every year. The shows are extremely high end, Leisa and her touring group are a pleasure to deal with and her team helps with promotions. I wish every pitch I got was so easy to say yes to."
Troy Greencorn, Creative Director, deCoste Centre, Pictou, NS
"Great show by Leisa Way and her band. The Dolly Show wowed our audience! Very talented artists who were a pleasure to work with. Hope Leisa can return to our venue with the Patsy Cline show."
Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, Guysborough, Nova Scotia
"We've presented two of Leisa's shows. We love working with her and our audiences just love her."
Lee Bolton, Executive Director, Imperial Theatre, Saint John, New Brunswick
"Leisa Way is an outstanding and versatile performer, and she graced our stage two seasons in a row. An accomplished singer and actress, she immerses herself into the roles of Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton in Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline and Rhinestone Cowgirl: A Tribute to Dolly Parton. She sings their songs and tells their story with such humour and heart that you can't help but be impressed with her incredible voice, her natural talent, her authentic look and sound and with the slick, professional show she puts on. Everything from the accents to the clothes and wigs made her look just like Patsy or Dolly and she sounded, note for note, uncannily like the originals. The sold-out crowds at The Rose loved her, the concerts were entertaining and she sang all the hits and then some, accompanied by The Wayward Wind, her "smoking" band. This Canadian performer and her tribute shows to Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton are the best around! Can't wait for the next one!"
Costin Manu - Former General Manager, Rose Theatre Brampton
"Leisa is a great person to work with, very organized and professional, both leading up to the concert and when she gets on stage. Whether evoking memories of Patsy Cline or Dolly Parton, she is a real performer and on both evenings, the audience warmed to her as soon as the first note was struck"
Rob Saunders, General Manager, Huntsville Festival
"Theatre Collingwood audiences have raved about Leisa Way's concerts "Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline" and "Rhinestone Cowgirl: A Tribute to Dolly Parton" during the past two years. Leisa's high energy performances accompanied by a first-class ensemble of musicians thoroughly entertained our near-capacity crowds. The bonus: Leisa is meticulous about all details and generous in assisting with promotional appearances. Ms. Way and the Wayward Wind band are Canadian treasures!"
Irene Thomas, Former General Manager, Theatre Collingwood
"From the moment Leisa Way hits the stage, she has the audience in the palm of her hands. Her warmth, her sparkling energy and her powerful voice creates an evening of musical entertainment that is pure joy. Every time I have seen Leisa Way perform, either her Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton or Country Jukebox concert, it's like witnessing a love-in. With her band of brilliant musicians, Leisa lifts the hearts of her audience; and by the time, she finishes her first song, everybody is in a toe-tapping, hand-clapping mood, right to the very end. She brings the personality of Patsy/Dolly to life and captures the true spirit of their music"
Robert More, Former A.D. Bluewater Summer Playhouse, previously A.D. Victoria Playhouse
"Leisa Way was described to me as "the best in the business" by a well known arts presenter when I first began investigating quality tribute concerts for our theatre's country series. From the moment I first spoke with her on the phone through the contract process, and ultimately, to her stellar Sweet Dreams (and Rhinestone Cowgirl and You Give Me Fever ) performances, Leisa lived up to that description with her talent, professionalism and enthusiasm. She has a voice and a personality that could melt the heart of the Grinch, and a concert that managed to transport Patsy back from the dead and on to our stage. The audience was truly moved."
Aly Boltman, Former Theatre Manager, Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound
"Leisa Way's Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline and Rhinestone Cowgirl: A Tribute to Dolly Parton have literally taken Upper Canada Playhouse by storm for the past 4 years. When our audience was first introduced to Sweet Dreams with Leisa Way and her fabulous Wayward Wind Band, the response was immediate and explosive. A 1-week engagement extended to a 2-week engagement and an additional week later in the season. We were thrilled to host the WORLD PREMIERE production of Rhinestone Cowgirl the following Season which again sold out for an entire 3-week run. What was originally intended to be a 1 or 2-show engagement has now topped over 80 performances at Upper Canada Playhouse over the past 4 years!
We also premiered two new concerts by this dynamic team, Country Jukebox, and Wichita Lineman. I would encourage any presenter to include these audience-pleasers in their season planning. They are polished and dynamic productions performed by some of the finest and talented musicians in the country. Leisa Way Productions is a top-notch professional production company that really delivers.
I would be pleased to further discuss Upper Canada Playhouse's success with Leisa Way Productions' at any time."
Donnie Bowes, Artistic Director, Upper Canada Playhouse
"Theatre Orangeville wants more! Both Sweet Dreams – A Tribute to Patsy Cline, Rhinestone Cowgirl – A Tribute to Dolly Parton, You Give Me Fever and Wichita Lineman had most successful runs at Theatre Orangeville! All shows proved to be absolute winners – with audiences jumping to their feet with enthusiastic appreciation at the conclusion of each and every performance. Our audiences simply cannot get enough of Leisa and her sensationally talented band, The Wayward Wind! We are thrilled to be presenting Country Jukebox to open our fall season. We hear that Leisa has several other exciting new shows in development that we can't wait to share with Theatre Orangeville audiences! "
Marilyn Logan, General Manager, Theatre Orangeville
"I've presented both Sweet Dreams (Stirling Festival) and Rhinestone Cowgirl (Empire Theatre), and Leisa Way is a class act. I wish her continued success with all of her concerts...wherever she goes."
Caroline Smith, Moonpath Productions
"In the spring of 2010, Smile Theatre was very fortunate to have the extraordinary Leisa Way bring a shortened version of her concert "Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline" to our audiences. Smile Theatre tours into seniors' residences & centres, long term care facilities and hospitals. They are a captive audience, not always able to respond with cheers and applause but appreciative they are. Leisa did more than entertain these folks; she touched them with her talent and beauty onstage then with her beautiful spirit afterwards as she talked to people in the audience, so grateful to have professional entertainment brought to them. Two years later, we still have requests to 'bring back Patsy Cline'!"
Cathy Reid, General Manager, Smile Theatre
"Thank you for a top-notch concert yesterday evening. The back up band / singers were amongst the most impressive to visit the Hall in a while, - and you and Aaron were absolutely great."
Mary Ramsay, Victoria Jubilee Hall, Walkerton, ON
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