Stratford Festival’s 2020 Season

Written on January 27th, 2020 | Posted in Mary's Musings

TOM PATTERSON THEATRE Richard III | By William ShakespeareDirected by Antoni CimolinoMay 6 to October 23 | Opens May 30 Colm Feore will return to the Festival for the first time in five years to play the psychopathic title role in Richard III, directed by Antoni Cimolino. This play holds great historical significance for the Festival as the first play ever performed under […]

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Shaw Festival’s 2020 Season

Written on January 4th, 2020 | Posted in Mary's Musings

AT THE FESTIVAL THEATRE GYPSYMusic by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen SondheimKate Hennig stars as one of the most complex characters in musical theatre, Momma Rose. Directed by Kimberley RampersadPreviews April 8 | Closes October 11 Thrust into the spotlight by the ultimate stage mom are Madelyn Kriese as June and Julie Lumsden as Louise. […]

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The BEST of 2019!

Written on December 8th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

It is always interesting to look back on the year and pick some favourites.  Outstanding musical – Billy Elliot The Musical, Festival Theatre, Stratford.  This musical has it all:  a gripping story, cute and funny comic relief, a good score, amazing dance, and the Stratford cast put it together perfectly. Nolen Dubuc was amazing in […]

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Drayton Entertainment’s 2020 Season

Written on November 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Drayton Entertainment will present a stellar 2020 Season packed with an array of classic and contemporary Broadway hits, charming comedies, iconic dramas, entertaining pantos, Canadian fare, and a number of shows that pay homage to iconic artists and eras of music. Artistic Director Alex Mustakas has crafted a diverse playbill with a wide variety of […]

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Starring in Elf this Christmas

Written on October 7th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Here’s the latest news from Drayton Entertainment: Two of our favourites will be on stage this Christmas!  You’ll know Tim Porter from his antics in all the Drayton kiddy pantos, and of course you’ll remember Neil Aitchison, everyone’s favourite Mountie.   The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Fall […]

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Donny Most to perform in the hit play “Art”

Written on September 9th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Ralph Malph from TV’s Happy Days at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse  The latest news from Drayton Entertainment –  After successfully presenting George Wendt in Death of a Salesman and Cindy Williams in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Drayton Entertainment has once again accomplished a major casting coup. Popular television actor Donny Most, best known for his role as jokester Ralph Malph on […]

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Home-Grown Band on Grand Bend Beach August 28

Written on August 16th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Monday@Mikes brings back their Big Beach Party Popular local band Monday@Mikes will be back on Grand Bend’s main beach on Wednesday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. for the final concert in this season’s Wednesday Familiar Favourites Concert Series.  This is the fifth concert of familiar music this year, organized by the West Coast Lions Club […]

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A Trip Down Memory Lane with Cliff Erickson

Written on August 1st, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

The singer with a long set list will be on Grand Bend Beach August 14 For 47 years, Cliff Erickson has been singing and accompanying himself on his guitar in front of audiences. “I’ve never had a job,” he laughs, “This is the only way I’ve made my living since I was 19. Erickson realized […]

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Revisit the 1960s and 70s with The McCartney Years

Written on July 18th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

The Beatles and Wings at the Familiar Favourites Concert Series July 31 “We are very proud of our accolades,” says Yuri Pool of The McCartney Years.  The popular Canadian band has been praised by those who worked with Paul McCartney and has been credited for their authenticity.  The McCartney Years has been endorsed by Sid […]

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Canada’s Songbird Leisa Way Back at Grand Bend Beach

Written on July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Leisa brings Opry Gold to the Familiar Favourites Concert Series on July 17   “Opry Gold is a toe-tappin’, roof-raisin’ salute to the greatest songs in the history of Country Music!” says Leisa Way about the concert she is bringing to the Rotary Stage on Grand Bend’s main beach July 17th. Her enthusiasm is evident […]

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