In the Wake of Wettlaufer

Written on August 18th, 2019 | Posted in Archives

Tearing Families Apart One of the most difficult tasks that falls on the shoulders of adult children is to decide on care for elderly parents.  Siblings can’t even agree on whether or not mom and dad need to move into a long term care facility.  A brand new play In the Wake of Wettlaufer on stage at […]

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Grease ~ 2019

Written on August 13th, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Grease is the Word!   Grease is the word – but so are the words “powerful singing” and “high energy” when it comes to the production now on stage at Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend.  In fact, the whole show moves at the speed of greased lightning. The Broadway version of Grease came out […]

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The New Canadian Curling Club ~ 2019

Written on August 12th, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Diversity on Ice with Lots of Laughs There are some new members joining up over at the curling club.  We aren’t sure where this curling club is located – it might be in Petrolia.  There’s a Tim Hortons and a small hospital in this town, as well as the curling club.  Could be Strathroy.  Or […]

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Jack and the Beanstalk – The Panto

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

Bring the Grandkids or Grab the Neighbour’s Kids Playwright Caroline Smith continues to use her winning formula for panto writing, and another hit is on stage at Playhouse II in Grand Bend.  If you don’t recognize Smith’s name, well, perhaps you didn’t study her in your high school drama class.  Nevertheless, this is the fourth […]

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The Team on the Hill

Written on August 6th, 2019 | Posted in Archives

Funny and Touching Look at Farm Succession Once again playwright Dan Needles demonstrates his amazing ability to get to the heart of farm life.  In his play The Team on the Hill, now on stage at the Blyth Festival Theatre, Needles examines the question of farm succession.  Can three generations exist together on the farm? […]

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12 Angry Men

Written on July 21st, 2019 | Posted in Archives

Superior Cast Provides Brilliant Acting In 1955, 12 Angry Men was first seen on stage.  Prior to that it was a television play, and then in 1957 it was made into the iconic movie starring Henry Fonda, E. G. Marshall, Jack Klugman and other greats.  One might think that the material would be dated.  Sadly, […]

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Rocky: The Musical

Written on July 21st, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Rocky, The Iconic Movie, is now a Musical Turning the old favourite movie Rocky into a musical?  A lot of people were shaking their heads.  It’s hard to picture Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa singing his heart out. Well, thank goodness it was Alex Kelly instead of Stallone in the iconic role.  Kelly not only […]

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Written on July 11th, 2019 | Posted in Archives

Sugar, Butter, Flour and a Sweet Story Deliciously sweet, Waitress, now on stage at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre, has all the ingredients of a romantic comedy.  Yet, by the time dessert comes around, the main character is single and strong, and that’s what makes this piece of pie special. Jenna is a waitress in a […]

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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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Newsies ~ 2019

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

Amazing Dance Will Blow You Away! For dance fans, Newsies is the ultimate show.  Based on the true story of the 1899 newsboys’ strike in New York City, Newsies was created first as a Disney movie in 1992, and then re-made for Broadway, winning the Tony for best choreography in 2012.  On stage at Huron […]

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