An Evening of Harmony

Written on July 6th, 2017 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

A Capella on the Beach  Keeping things harmonious is the goal of a Barbershop Chorus.  And who wouldn’t want to live in a world of harmony? Two of the best Barbershop Choruses in Ontario will be on the Rotary Stage at Grand Bend Beach Wednesday, July 19.  The Seaforth Harmony Kings and the Forest City […]

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Romance Brings Leisa Way Back to Grand Bend

Written on June 12th, 2017 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

Romance is bringing Leisa Way back to Grand Bend.  She will be on the beach July 5 with the love of her life.  But it won’t be an intimate affair for just the two of them.  She expects him to show up, along with about 400 other people! Leisa will be performing her show Oh, […]

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Proud to be Canadian

Written on June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's MusingsPetrolia

I am really excited about this speaker series at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia! With the assistance of the Celebrate Ontario grant VPP received earlier this Spring, they will be inviting notable Canadians from various vocations, to make a one-hour presentation, complete with multimedia components, discussing their patriotic pride. Following each insightful talk, there will be an […]

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On The Beach in The ‘Bend this Summer!

Written on May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites Sunset Concerts on the Rotary Stage at Grand Bend’s Blue Flag Beach 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.   July 5 – Oh, Canada, We Sing For Thee!  – Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band, celebrating Canada 150 with great Canadian hits!   July 19 – Seaforth Harmony Kings & Forest City Fire […]

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Grand Theatre Announces 2017/18 Season

Written on March 11th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum’s first playbill: largest season for London, Ontario’s Grand Theatre  11 plays on 2 stages, 95 actors, world premiere of Silence & North American premiere of Chariots of Fire Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum announced an expanded program that represents the biggest season in the theatre’s history; one that doubles the number of actors […]

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The Worst in Theatre Etiquette

Written on February 9th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's Musings

We went to the Princess of Wales, a Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, last night to see Saturday Night Fever.  We were excited about this show, since we know several of the cast members.  And we had the best of the cheap seats – second row balcony, almost centre.  (I don’t like front row balcony – […]

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A Special Note to our Friends in Grand Bend and Area

Written on February 8th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Hi Friends Looking ahead to the summer 2017 – I am really excited about this show coming to Toronto:   “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”. I saw it in April 2015 on Broadway and I really enjoyed it.  The star is Canadian Chilina Kennedy, playing Carol King.  Chilina is a brilliant musical theatre performer:  You […]

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The “Bests” of 2016

Written on December 24th, 2016 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Year-End Thoughts As we go into 2017, here are some of my thoughts about 2016 – The “Bests”:         Best Musical – Come From Away, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto         Best Comedy – The Birds and the Bees, Blyth Festival, Blyth         Also a good production […]

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What’s Happening at The Blyth Festival in 2017

Written on November 25th, 2016 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Blyth Festival In announcing the shows of the 2017 summer season at the Blyth Festival, Gil Garratt, Artistic Director, says “On the heels of our wildly successful 2016 season, we are continuing to push boundaries, break rules, and blow our own horn to celebrate this incomparable country. And this year the ribbon will be cut […]

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A New ‘Compass‘ to Chart the Grand’s Future

Written on November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Mary's Musings

“Our stories on our stages” – That’s how the Grand Theatre’s new Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum described his plan called Compass.  Garnhum held his first press conference this morning, after just five weeks in his new position, and the atmosphere in the Grand’s poster lounge was crackling with energy. “This is a very exciting time […]

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