John Ware Reimagined

Written on September 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Enriching Our History and Our Culture Reviewed by Vicki Stokes Two stories intertwine in John Ware Reimagined, premiering in Ontario at the Blyth Festival. One story explores the life of John Ware, an important historical figure in Canada’s history. The other is the story of a young girl who lacks a role model until her discovery […]

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Beyond the Sea

Written on August 26th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Where and How to Find Your Soulmate Reviewed by Mary Alderson Billed as a romantic comedy, Beyond the Sea seems to be more about grief. The Festival Players of Prince Edward County are presenting this new play by Kristen DaSilva on the outdoor pavilion stage at the Eddie Hotel and Farm. I say it’s about […]

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The Sound of Music

Written on August 20th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

No Compromise Reviewed by Vicki Stokes Ever popular, The Sound of Music has returned to the Huron Country Playhouse. This 2022 Production is without compromise. Timothy French as director and choreographer has accomplished an incredible feat. Even if you have seen it and loved it before, you will definitely love it again. I’m sure I’m not the […]

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Screwball Comedy

Written on August 19th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Snappy Dialogue, Sassy People Reviewed by Mary Alderson The prolific Canadian playwright Norm Foster has written about 66 plays which are being performed across Canada and around the world. If you think you haven’t seen a Norm Foster play and you go to live-theatre comedies, then you aren’t paying attention. Screwball Comedy, however, is not […]

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The Sweet Delilah Swim Club

Written on August 19th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Life’s a Beach Reviewed by Vicki Stokes The South Huron Stage at Huron Country Playhouse has been transformed into a cottage on the beach for The Sweet Delilah Swim Club. You can spend the day at Grand Bend beach and then take a short drive to the Playhouse to spend your evening back on the beach, […]

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Wingfield Lost & Found

Written on August 18th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

One for Fans of Rod Beattie & Wingfield Series Reviewed by Vicki Stokes Wingfield Lost & Found, now at Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia, is the final play about WaltWingfield in a series of seven. Mary Alderson says it best: “For those not familiar with the Wingfield series, Dan Needles has used a string of newspaper columns […]

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9 to 5

Written on August 12th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Dolly Parton Fans will Love this Musical Reviewed by Mary Alderson Back in 1980, a women’s lib movie came out – 9 to 5, starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, three workplace secretaries who had finally had enough of their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” boss. The musical version of the popular film […]

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The Great 44th Fowler’s Falls Fall Fair Disaster

Written on August 10th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

An Unfair Fall Fair Murder Reviewed by Mary Alderson It’s murder mystery dinner theatre time at the Globus Theatre. You know the food will be delicious and the comedy will be hilarious. And the audience involvement adds to the fun. As the staff starts serving hors d’oeuvres, the characters visit the diners. We are all […]

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Divine Women

Written on August 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Archives

They are Strong, They are Invincible Reviewed by Vicki Stokes Five women and their amazing voices have been invited to the stage at Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia to fill the air with song! Each strong woman brings something unique, offering performances to suit all tastes. The five divine women begin the show by singing that it’s […]

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The Three Musketeers

Written on July 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Classic Literature from Kids’ Viewpoint Reviewed by Mary Alderson You might think the current show on stage at the Globus Theatre near Bobcaygeon is nothing but child’s play. But it’s the kind of fun that makes you laugh out loud. In this version of The Three Musketeers, there are four children playing make-believe on a […]

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