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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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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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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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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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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Drayton Entertainment’s Line-up for 2019

Written on September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

Drayton Entertainment Announces 2019 Season: Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge Rocky: The Musical Mar 6 to Mar 31 Glory May 15 to June 8 Grease July 10 to Aug 3 Twelve Angry Men Aug 7 to Aug 24 Annie Oct 2 to Oct 27 To Be Announced Nov 20 to Dec 22 Drayton Festival Theatre Annie […]

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The Birds and The Bees ~ Playhouse II, 2018

Written on August 17th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Sexy After Sixty? Want a fun night out for you and your 60-plus friends?  Go to Playhouse II in Grand Bend where The Birds and The Bees is now on stage.  The laughs come one right after another in this comedy that explains sex for the somewhat older crowd. I can’t reveal too much of […]

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Monday@Mikes will be Wednesday@theBeach

Written on August 17th, 2018 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

The Big Beach Party Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites Concert Series “Some people get together once a week to play bridge.  We get together on Monday afternoons to play music,” says Mike McCann, for whom the band Monday@Mikes is named.  He and his seven fellow musicians gather at his place each week, bringing their assorted instruments and […]

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The Little Mermaid ~ 2018

Written on August 14th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Under the Sea, Darling it’s Better, Down where it’s Wetter…    Huron Country Playhouse was packed with little girls wearing fish tails and glitter, and little boys all dressed up for the opening of The Little Mermaid.  This favourite Disney classic will sell out, and I predict Grandmas and Moms will be scrambling for tickets.  […]

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