Grease ~ 2019

Written on August 13th, 2019 | Posted in Grand BendNow Playing

Grease is the Word!   Grease is the word – but so are the words “powerful singing” and “high energy” when it comes to the production now on stage at Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend.  In fact, the whole show moves at the speed of greased lightning. The Broadway version of Grease came out […]

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The New Canadian Curling Club ~ 2019

Written on August 12th, 2019 | Posted in Now PlayingPetrolia

Diversity on Ice with Lots of Laughs There are some new members joining up over at the curling club.  We aren’t sure where this curling club is located – it might be in Petrolia.  There’s a Tim Hortons and a small hospital in this town, as well as the curling club.  Could be Strathroy.  Or […]

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Jack and the Beanstalk – The Panto

Written on August 10th, 2019 | Posted in Grand BendNow Playing

Bring the Grandkids or Grab the Neighbour’s Kids Playwright Caroline Smith continues to use her winning formula for panto writing, and another hit is on stage at Playhouse II in Grand Bend.  If you don’t recognize Smith’s name, well, perhaps you didn’t study her in your high school drama class.  Nevertheless, this is the fourth […]

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The Team on the Hill

Written on August 6th, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Funny and Touching Look at Farm Succession Once again playwright Dan Needles demonstrates his amazing ability to get to the heart of farm life.  In his play The Team on the Hill, now on stage at the Blyth Festival Theatre, Needles examines the question of farm succession.  Can three generations exist together on the farm? […]

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12 Angry Men

Written on July 21st, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Superior Cast Provides Brilliant Acting In 1955, 12 Angry Men was first seen on stage.  Prior to that it was a television play, and then in 1957 it was made into the iconic movie starring Henry Fonda, E. G. Marshall, Jack Klugman and other greats.  One might think that the material would be dated.  Sadly, […]

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Written on July 11th, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Sugar, Butter, Flour and a Sweet Story Deliciously sweet, Waitress, now on stage at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre, has all the ingredients of a romantic comedy.  Yet, by the time dessert comes around, the main character is single and strong, and that’s what makes this piece of pie special. Jenna is a waitress in a […]

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Written on June 16th, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

There’s Still Magic in the Updated Brigadoon The Legend of Brigadoon lives on in the Shaw Festival’s current production.  Brigadoon retains its magic as the village in Scotland that disappears into the misty moors, and only reappears once every hundred years. The disappearing village is actually a German myth and originally the creators, Lerner and […]

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The Merry Wives of Windsor – 2019

Written on June 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Are the Merry Wives the Real Housewives?    The Merry Wives of Windsor, currently on stage at Stratford’s Festival Theatre, takes us back to the good old days of the 1950s when kids played outdoors all day, Mom was always at home being a good wife, and Dad was the sensible bread winner.  You know, […]

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Little Shop of Horrors

Written on June 1st, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Little Shop of Horrors Provides More Laughs than Horror!   Following on the fantastic popularity of The Rocky Horror Show on the Avon stage last year, Stratford Festival plans to attract the same crowd with another horror musical.  They should be successful because this production of Little Shop of Horrors is presented with the same […]

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Private Lives – 2019

Written on May 31st, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Not-So-Private Love-Hate Relationship    Quick thrusts of witty dialogue and knock-down drag-out fights are the hallmarks of Private Lives.  Noel Coward’s 1930 epic battle-of-the-sexes has opened at the Avon Theatre as part of the Stratford Festival’s 2019 line-up. Elyot and Amanda were once married to each other, but when the show opens they have been […]

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