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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David Mirvish Announces 2018-19 Season at his Toronto Theatres

Written on March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Ain’t Too Proud – October 9 to November 17, 2018 – The electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, the greatest R&B group of all time Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – November 20, 2018 to January 6, 2019 – Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is the golden ticket School of Rock […]

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O Canada

Written on February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

The Many Changes to O Canada  And Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About Them!  For 20 years, the Government of Canada, both Liberal and Conservative, has been trying to change the line “In all thy sons command” to make O Canada gender-inclusive.  Finally, on January 31, 2018, a bill was passed to change that line […]

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The BEST of 2017!

Written on December 19th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's Musings

I saw more than 50 shows this year, and here are 17 that stand out! Click the link to read the review. Outstanding musical – Guys and Dolls, Stratford Festival.  This production had it all – absolutely amazing dance and choreography, excellent singing, and good comedic acting.  Blythe Wilson as Miss Adelaide was a true […]

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