Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia – What’s happening in 2018?

Written on November 10th, 2017

More Music at VPP in 2018! 

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Good Ol’ Country Gospel
April 24 to May 13
Created by David Rogers
Music Arrangements by Mark Payne
Your spirit will soar and the soul will be stirred by some of the most iconic, beloved melodies ever written. This uplifting celebration is sure to delight as we shine new light on some good ol’ gospel songs with a country twist. Enjoy all your favourites like I’ll Fly Away, Peace in the Valley, Previous Lord, How Great Thou Art, The Old Rugged Cross, Will the Circle Be Unbrokenand I Saw the Light.

Shirley Valentine
May 22 to June 10
By Willy Russell
Starring Nora McLellan
Ever wonder what it would be like to escape your life and explore new horizons?  Shirley is a Liverpool housewife whose kids have left home and she now makes chips and eggs for her husband every night while talking to the wall.  Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece and she secretly packs her bags, heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently.

Rocky Mountain High
June 19 to July 8
Created by David Hogan
Music Arrangements by Mark Payne & Alex Baerg
“Take Me Home” with this very special musical tribute to the legendary country boy.  John Denver’s endearing, joyful songs of nature and mankind make up much of the soundscape of the ’60’s & ’70’s.  Let’s journey back to a simpler time with songs like Rocky Mountain High, Leaving on A Jet Plane, Take Me Home Country Roads, Sunshine On My Shoulders, & Thank God I’m A Country Boy.

The Andrews Brothers
July 17 to August 3
Written & Created by Roger Bean
Musical & Vocal Arrangements by Roger Bean, Michael Borth & Jon Newton
Mistaken identities and madcap adventures abound when a USO show may be cancelled after a certain famous trio of singing sisters fails to appear!  Now it’s up to three earnest stagehands to go on with the show!  It’s filled to the brim with great songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.

The Power Of Song
August 14 to August 26
Music Arrangements by Mark Payne
Three amazing voices, three different styles and three times the charm!  Experience some of the most powerful music in the world.  With soaring voices and glorious harmonies this theatrical concert features stirring renditions of The Impossible Dream, Nessun Dorma, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Granada, Wind Beneath My Wings, Bring Him Home and The Music of the Night.

Mark Payne’s East Coast Kitchen Party
September 4 to September 23
Created by Mark Payne & David Rogers
Join ‘da fun, eh! as Mark and his singin’, steppin’ and fiddling’ friends kiss the cod and share some screech.  Originally from Newfoundland, our own Mark Payne knows a ‘ting or two about ‘trowing a Kitchen Party.  You’ll catch some tunes from ‘da likes of Great Big Sea, The Rankin Family, Anne Murray, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Stan Rogers, Hank Snow and more East Coast music makers.

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