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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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 30th, 2019 | Posted in Archives

Just “Desserts” in a Delicious Comedy Playwright Collen Curran first wrote Cakewalk for the Blyth Festival in 1984.  Then it made the rounds of area theatres, and I was fortunate enough to see it in 1985 at the old Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia.  So it was interesting to see its return 35 years later. I […]

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Written on June 16th, 2019 | Posted in Archives

The Show Must Go On, Even When the Big Attraction Dies Taking their cue from the city of St. Thomas, the Blyth Festival is celebrating its 45th season with an unusual opener.  They are examining the death of Jumbo, the biggest circus elephant to ever live.  But he happened to die in St. Thomas, a […]

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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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Walking on Bombshells

Written on May 25th, 2019 | Posted in Archives

Laughter Explodes at Second City    Hilarious sketches explode one after the other as the cast of the revue Walking on Bombshells takes the audience through a hilarious mine field at The Second City.  Three guys and three gals in different roles have us laughing, whether it’s just plain silly or it’s something we recognize. […]

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