The BEST of 2018

Written on December 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Some Outstanding Shows I Saw This Year I took a look back at 2019 and picked some favourites. Outstanding musical – Come From Away – Canadian Cast, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, (moving to the Elgin Theatre, Toronto, in February 2019).  OK, so Come From Away was also my pick for best musical in 2016, when […]

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“Seasons of Song” – Concert in Grand Bend

Written on November 1st, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Special Event Showcases New Concert Hall At a time when many small town churches are permanently closing their doors, Huron Shores United Church in Grand Bend has re-opened theirs.  After two years of meeting on Sunday mornings at the local Legion Hall while the church underwent extensive renovations, the congregation members are back in their […]

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The Première Gala

Written on October 18th, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Mark your Calendar and Order your Tickets!  Plan to attend The Première Gala in Grand Bend.  See below for both options. Just Announced — Seasons of Song will be performed by Thomas Alderson, Lili Connor, Alessandro Constantini, & Alexis Gordon, accompanied by Jonathan Corkal. Amazing singers with heart-warming solos and brilliant four part harmonies.

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Romeo & Juliet — The Iconic Roles

Written on September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Romeo & Juliet: Performed by Many Greats  (This post was originally written May 2013, and updated September 2018) I can’t wait for opening night at the Stratford Festival: I love the pomp of the red carpet and this year it will be especially good with Romeo and Juliet as the opening play. This will mark […]

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Drayton Entertainment’s Line-up for 2019

Written on September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

Drayton Entertainment Announces 2019 Season: Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge Rocky: The Musical Mar 6 to Mar 31 Glory May 15 to June 8 Grease July 10 to Aug 3 Twelve Angry Men Aug 7 to Aug 24 Annie Oct 2 to Oct 27 To Be Announced Nov 20 to Dec 22 Drayton Festival Theatre Annie […]

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Golfing to Honour a Great Lion’s Legacy

Written on September 6th, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

A Golf Tournament has been organized to honour the memory of a local Lions Club member who has left an amazing legacy.  The late Bruce Murray was a popular figure, in the community and with the Lions Club, in both Grand Bend and St. Marys.  In fact, as a Lions Club member, he was successful […]

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Stratford Festival’s Line-up for 2019

Written on September 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Stratford Festival Announces 2019 Season  FESTIVAL THEATRE Othello By William Shakespeare Directed by Nigel Shawn Williams Billy Elliot the Musical Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall Music by Elton John Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore The Merry Wives of Windsor By William Shakespeare Directed by Antoni Cimolino The Front Page By Ben Hecht and Charles […]

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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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