Dracula – A Chamber Musical

Written on October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Amazing Singers in the Haunting Story of Dracula Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia has built a reputation of gathering together excellent singers and creating very popular musical revues.  But with the opening of Dracula – A Chamber Musical, the cast now on stage is arguably the best singing voices ever heard in Petrolia.  The two Davids, […]

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Hogan’s Hoedown

Written on September 9th, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Yee Haw! Hogie takes the Stage   To the delight of the Petrolia audience, David Hogan owns the stage in the latest production Hogan’s Hoedown. Affectionately known as Hogie, he tells the audience that he spent over 32 years as an actor with several seasons at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals.  For the last eight […]

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The New Canadian Curling Club ~ 2019

Written on August 12th, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

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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Murder for Two

Written on July 9th, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

A Musical Comedy Murder Mystery –  All in One! A ‘whodunit’ in musical form is the latest offering at Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia:  Murder for Two is a silly comedy that keeps the audience guessing as to the perpetrator of the crime.  The craziness comes from the fact Victoria Playhouse’s popular music director, Mark Payne, […]

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The Merry Wives of Windsor – 2019

Written on June 3rd, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

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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You’ve Got A Friend

Written on May 5th, 2019 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Carole King and James Taylor Favourites     Victoria Playhouse Petrolia has kicked off the 2019 season with another of their very popular musical revues.  This time around they have compiled a show of the great works of Carole King and James Taylor, and as usual, they have offered a little history on this celebrated pair […]

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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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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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