Murder for Two

Written on July 9th, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

A Musical Comedy Murder Mystery –  All in One! A ‘whodunit’ in musical form is the latest offering at Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia:  Murder for Two is a silly comedy that keeps the audience guessing as to the perpetrator of the crime.  The craziness comes from the fact Victoria Playhouse’s popular music director, Mark Payne, […]

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You’ll Get Used to It … The War Show

Written on July 1st, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Funny and Poignant – You’ll Get Used to It You’ll Get Used to It … The War Show encapsulates the emotional state of Canadians in World War II in just two acts.  Now on stage at Playhouse II in Grand Bend, this musical takes the audience on a trip from the excitement of going off […]

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Written on June 15th, 2019 | Posted in Archives

An Inspiring Story AND Hockey Choreography A heart-warming, all-Canadian hockey story is now on stage at Playhouse II in Grand Bend.  Some feisty young women on the Preston Rivulettes baseball team lose to their arch rivals, the Port Dover Sailorettes.  With the end of the baseball season and winter coming, they need a way to […]

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Written on June 10th, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Star Power Comes to Grand Bend At first glance, she’s an evil villain, kidnapping young women and selling them into human trafficking.  It might be seen as a politically incorrect role, perpetuating a racist stereotype.  And in the wrong hands, it could be. But Drayton Entertainment has brought star power to Huron Country Playhouse:  Cindy […]

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Summer of ’69

Written on June 10th, 2019 | Posted in Archives

Where were you in ’69?    Fifty years ago, who knew that the summer of 1969 would go down in history as one of the best years for music?  So many hits from that year remain popular today, and thanks to Artistic Directors David Rogers and David Hogan we can relive that classic summer.  The Davids […]

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You’ve Got A Friend

Written on May 5th, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Carole King and James Taylor Favourites     Victoria Playhouse Petrolia has kicked off the 2019 season with another of their very popular musical revues.  This time around they have compiled a show of the great works of Carole King and James Taylor, and as usual, they have offered a little history on this celebrated pair […]

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Next to Normal

Written on May 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Archives

The Toll Mental Illness Takes    A musical about mental illness?  With a rock music score? Would that work? Yes, it does, very well.  Next to Normal, the 2009 Tony winning musical, tells about the effect of mental illness on a family.  Now on stage at the CAA Theatre in Toronto, Next to Normal has […]

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The Miracle Worker

Written on April 30th, 2019 | Posted in Archives

Powerful Performances Make Miracle Worker a Must-See Powerful performances in a gripping true story make The Miracle Worker a play you must see.  Now on stage at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, it’s an old play but as compelling as ever.  The Miracle Worker opened on Broadway in 1959 and took several Tony awards in 1960 including […]

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Mamma Mia! ~ 2019

Written on April 27th, 2019 | Posted in Archives

Thank You for the Music, For Giving It to Me    Mamma Mia! is the hit show that makes everyone feel good, with all the warmth of sunshine on a Greek island.  Now on stage at the Grand Theatre in London, Mamma Mia! is the quintessential jukebox musical, featuring ABBA’s hits, spanning the years from […]

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Cabaret – 2019

Written on April 13th, 2019 | Posted in Archives

Come Hear the Music Play Go downstairs to the McManus stage at London’s Grand Theatre and it looks very much like a seedy bar in 1931 Berlin.  But listen to some of the words and they sound like Twitter today.  In this excellent production of Cabaret, director Dennis Garnhum has immersed his audience in the […]

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