Romeo & Juliet — The Iconic Roles

Written on September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Romeo & Juliet: Performed by Many Greats  (This post was originally written May 2013, and updated September 2018) I can’t wait for opening night at the Stratford Festival: I love the pomp of the red carpet and this year it will be especially good with Romeo and Juliet as the opening play. This will mark […]

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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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Golfing to Honour a Great Lion’s Legacy

Written on September 6th, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

A Golf Tournament has been organized to honour the memory of a local Lions Club member who has left an amazing legacy.  The late Bruce Murray was a popular figure, in the community and with the Lions Club, in both Grand Bend and St. Marys.  In fact, as a Lions Club member, he was successful […]

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Stratford Festival’s Line-up for 2019

Written on September 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Stratford Festival Announces 2019 Season  FESTIVAL THEATRE Othello By William Shakespeare Directed by Nigel Shawn Williams Billy Elliot the Musical Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall Music by Elton John Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore The Merry Wives of Windsor By William Shakespeare Directed by Antoni Cimolino The Front Page By Ben Hecht and Charles […]

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Shaw Festival’s Line-up for 2019

Written on September 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Shaw Festival Announces 2019 Season  Festival Theatre The Horse and His Boy By C.S. Lewis Adapted for the stage by Anna Chatterton Directed by Christine Brubaker Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner – Music by Frederick Loewe Original dances created by Agnes DeMille Directed by Glynis Leyshon The Ladykillers By […]

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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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Second Wind presents “Made in Canada”

Written on August 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

The Sounds of Canada on the Sandy Beach If you love Canadian music, then be in Grand Bend on Wednesday, August 15.  That’s when Second Wind is bringing their show, Made in Canada, to the Rotary Stage on the beach at 7:00 p.m.  Concert goers will remember Second Wind from the two previous summers.  “Second […]

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The British are Coming! The British are Coming!

Written on July 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Everyone loves The Beatles music, but how about Herman’s Hermits, Tom Jones, Petula Clark, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Procal Harum, The Who, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Lulu, Eric Clapton, Shirley Bassey, The Animals, Spencer Davis Group, Donovan, The Seekers, Cilla Black, Peter & Gordon, Mary Hopkin, Elton John, The Kinks, […]

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The Crooner, The Vocalist, and The Big Band!

Written on July 6th, 2018 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

Grand Bend’s own crooner, Michael Vanhevel, is back on the beach this summer with his ever-popular big band sound.  This year, he is joined by local vocalist, Theresa Wallis-Kneale, and they will be backed by the Jimmy Stahl Big Band, a 17-piece orchestra.  Billed as The Smooth Crooner and The Sensational Vocalist, this is the […]

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Broadway on the Beach ~ 2018

Written on June 27th, 2018 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

An evening of show tunes and fun is planned for Grand Bend’s Rotary Stage on the Main Beach, July 4, 7:00 p.m., presented by Grand Bend’s own Thomas Alderson alongside three other top Canadian musical theatre performers. Joining Thomas on stage will be Tess Benger, Lili Connor, and Lucas Meeuse.  All three entertainers have appeared […]

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