2023 at the Capitol Theatre, Port Hope

Written on October 31st, 2022 | Posted in Mary's Musings

News about the 2023 Season from Artistic Director Rob Kempson “Our new Strategic Plan places an emphasis on Artistic Excellence and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I’m very proud of how the 2023 season showcases those values,” said Kempson. “In a very short time, we’ve been able to grow our staff resources, increase the quality of […]

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Stratford Festival announces 2023 season

Written on October 5th, 2022 | Posted in Mary's Musings

13 productions and a theme of Duty vs Desire From The Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino is pleased to announce the 2023 season, inspired by the theme of Duty vs Desire. The playbill includes 13 lively and thought-provoking productions across four theatres, along with a full slate of events in The Meighen Forum. The 2023 season […]

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Broadway Comes to Port Hope

Written on September 5th, 2022 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Port Hope’s South Street will become Broadway on Saturday, September 17th, as the United Church will be hosting The Best of Broadway, a concert of favourite songs from musical theatre. Four professional actor/singer/dancers will be performing at this Benefit Concert. No admission fee will be charged and everyone is invited to attend. Organizers are asking […]

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The Best of Broadway

Written on August 29th, 2022 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Benefit Concert – Coming Soon BREAKING NEWS!  Joining Thomas Alderson for “The Best of Broadway” Benefit Concert at Port Hope United Church September 17th will be Tess Benger and Nick Settimi. TESS BENGER – Congratulations are in order as today Tess was nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role for […]

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On Broadway

Written on August 8th, 2022 | Posted in Mary's Musings

By Mary Alderson The Music Man I made a quick trip to New York City with one purpose in mind: To see Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster in The Music Man before it closes. It was well worth it! A classic piece of musical theatre with two great stars. Jackman was perfect as the swindler […]

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Now opening at Stratford Festival.

Written on June 24th, 2022 | Posted in Mary's Musings

 LITTLE WOMEN Jordi Mand’s new adaptation of the classic children’s story Little Women comes to vibrant life in a production directed by Esther Jun at the Stratford Festival’s Avon Theatre. With Brefny Caribou as Beth, Allison Edwards-Crewe as Jo, Verónica Hortigüela as Meg, and Lindsay Wu as Amy, Little Women tells the story of four sisters as they navigate the road to adulthood. Struggling to reconcile societal expectations with their own […]

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Alex Mustakas of Drayton Entertainment Awarded Meritorious Service Medal

Written on May 27th, 2022 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Alex Mustakas, founding and current Artistic Director of award-winning Drayton Entertainment, was honoured by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, with the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division).   He received his medal during a ceremony held earlier today at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, following a series of in-person delays and postponements caused by […]

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Globus Theatre’s 19th Summer Season

Written on April 14th, 2022 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Globus Theatre at the Lakeview Arts Barn near Bobcaygeon is presenting five shows for 2022, each having a 10 day run. Meet My SisterJune 22 – July 2By BONNIE GREENAn hilarious new Canadian play about sibling rivalry, aging parents and childhood memories.  Blanche is a is a hard-working public health nurse with a penchant for details […]

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Theatre Orangeville’s 2022 Season

Written on April 2nd, 2022 | Posted in Mary's Musings

More Confessions from the Ninth Concession Written and starring Dan Needles & Ian BellStarring Dan Needles and Ian BellMarch 23 – April 10An ALL NEW Field Guide to Rural Living in story and song. Ian Bell and Dan Needles return to take us on a crop tour of today’s rural Ontario with all new stories […]

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Orillia Opera House 2022 Season

Written on April 2nd, 2022 | Posted in Mary's Musings

2022 summer plans are set for OOH. For more information check their website – click here. Doris and Ivy in the Homeby Norm FosterJune 29 to July 15 Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred UhryJuly 20 to August 12 Come Down from Up Riverby Norm FosterAugust 17 to September 2

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