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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Stratford Festival – What’s happening in 2018?

Written on November 10th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Stratford Festival announces shows & casting for 2018 MUSICALS The Rocky Horror Show Dan Chameroy, Jennifer Rider-Shaw And Sayer Roberts Take The Lead In The Rocky Horror Show Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien By arrangement with Rocky Horror Company Limited Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore April […]

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The Shaw Festival – What’s happening in 2018?

Written on November 10th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Shaw Festival – Niagara-on-the-Lake: Casting Announced Festival Theatre The Magician’s Nephew By C.S. Lewis Adapted for the stage by Michael O’Brien Directed by Tim Carroll Previews April 4 ♦ Media Premiere May 9 ♦ Closes October 13 A magical and spectacular plunge into Narnia… at its very beginning as Aslan (Kyle Blair) shapes it. Sent […]

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Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia – What’s happening in 2018?

Written on November 10th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's Musings

More Music at VPP in 2018!  Good Ol’ Country Gospel April 24 to May 13 Created by David Rogers Music Arrangements by Mark Payne Your spirit will soar and the soul will be stirred by some of the most iconic, beloved melodies ever written. This uplifting celebration is sure to delight as we shine new […]

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Blyth Festival – What’s happening in 2018?

Written on November 10th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Blyth Festival – something old, something new in 2018 The Pigeon King by The Company May 30 to June 15 The Pigeon King proved so successful last summer, that it returns in 2018.  Artist Director Gil Garratt was excellent in the role of Arlan Galbraith in this true story.  Pigeon King International became a massive […]

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