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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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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Proud to be Canadian

Written on June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's MusingsPetrolia

I am really excited about this speaker series at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia! With the assistance of the Celebrate Ontario grant VPP received earlier this Spring, they will be inviting notable Canadians from various vocations, to make a one-hour presentation, complete with multimedia components, discussing their patriotic pride. Following each insightful talk, there will be an […]

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The Birds and The Bees – VPP 2017

Written on June 6th, 2017 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Sexy After Sixty? Want a fun night out for you and your 60-plus friends?  Go to the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia where The Birds and The Bees is now on stage.  The laughs come one right after another in this comedy that covers sex and then romance for the somewhat older crowd. I can’t reveal […]

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What’s Happening at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia in 2017?

Written on November 1st, 2016 | Posted in Mary's MusingsPetrolia

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia VPP has opted to stay with their tried and true musical revues, and in 2017 they will have something to please everyone.  And, they have also added a hilarious comedy — The Birds and the Bees by Glencoe’s own Mark Crawford.  I saw different productions of The Birds and the Bees this […]

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The Men of Country ~ From the Heart

Written on September 12th, 2016 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

So Much Heart in Country Music There’s another crowd-pleaser on stage at The Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia: The Men of Country ~ From the Heart.  In a season full of box office hits and happy audiences, co-artistic directors David Hogan and David Rogers have done what they set out to do.  As Mr. Hogan told […]

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Around the Piano ~ The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Written on August 25th, 2016 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

From Our Old Favourite Musicals Around the Piano is a musical revue where the team at Victoria Playhouse does what they do best.  With Mark Payne at the grand piano and David Rogers singing favourites from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s songbook, they have created another wonderful show, sure to please the VPP audience. Mark Payne brings […]

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