East Coast Kitchen Party

Written on September 9th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Get Screeched in With Aunt Minnie and the Gang Never has an audience been more enthusiastic than they were on the opening night of East Coast Kitchen Party, now playing at Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia.  Resounding cheers are heard at the end of each song, and loud laughter rings out for each corny joke.  Resident Music […]

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The Power of Song

Written on August 19th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Powerful Voices and Powerful Music    Billed as The Power of Song, but subtitled “Broadway * Pop * Classical”, the musical revue now on stage at Petrolia’s Victoria Playhouse quickly revealed the reason for the subtitle.  The three stars each fall into one of those categories – David Rogers, as all loyal Victoria Playhouse fans […]

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The Andrews Brothers

Written on July 22nd, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Talented Cast makes up for Thin Plot After various musical revues at Victoria Playhouse, I was looking forward to seeing an actual musical with a plot.  But The Andrews Brothers, currently on stage, is more of a revue than an actual musical.  There is a plot, but it is pretty thin. Peggy Jones is excited […]

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The Cottage — Coffee Shop & BnB

Written on July 6th, 2018 | Posted in Eat, Stay, ShopPetrolia

In Petrolia visit The Cottage ~ Something to Eat & A Place to Stay The Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia is attracting theatre-goers from across the province with their popular line-up of musical revues and comedies.  The top-quality entertainment is worth the trip to Petrolia and while you’re there, you’ll be looking for something to eat […]

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Rocky Mountain High – The Songs of John Denver

Written on June 26th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Reliving 1974 with John Denver It’s rather amazing that the five performers on stage at Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia are singing and playing the wonderful songs of John Denver from 1974, and not one of them was alive then.  In fact, they were just small children when he died in 1997.  Yet they have perfectly captured […]

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Shirley Valentine ~ 2018

Written on May 27th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Amazing One-Woman Show has Lots of Laughs    Shirley is trapped in a midlife crisis.  Her husband Joe is predictable and stubborn.  “Marriage is like the Middle East,” she says, “There’s no solution.  You keep your head down and hope the cease-fire holds.”  The Liverpool housewife is so lonely she talks to the wall, and […]

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Rockabilly Swingtime

Written on September 17th, 2017 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Lively, High Energy Mix of Entertainment We’re not sure if Rockabilly Swingtime is really the right name for the musical revue currently on stage at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia.  In fact, it would be more aptly called “A Catch-All of our Favourite Lively Tunes” or something to that effect.  Nevertheless, it offers a very entertaining collage […]

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Portia

Written on August 21st, 2017 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Three Fascinating Stories plus Amazing Voices    There are three true stories being told on stage at Victoria Playhouse that we all need to hear.  As well, there are amazing voices singing with such beauty that it will do your heart good to hear. The story of Canada’s first black singing star, Portia White, is […]

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Folks Like Us ~ A Folk Music Celebration

Written on August 9th, 2017 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Walking Down Memory Lane The history of folk music is on stage at Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia, with five incredible singers who are creating a flood of nostalgia for those of a certain age. For Folks Like Us, the back of the stage is decorated with black and white photos of the greats in Canadian […]

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Happy Together 1967

Written on July 10th, 2017 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Celebrating 50 Year Old Songs     Happy Together 1967, now on stage at Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia, is like jumping in a time machine and travelling back 50 years.  This musical revue offers about 58 different songs – rock ‘n’ roll, pop, country, show tunes, movie sound tracks – all from the year 1967. A cast […]

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