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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Little Miss County Fair

Written on August 16th, 2016 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Loving the Local Humour Little Miss County Fair, now on stage at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, is a satirical salute to local country life.  Written and directed by David Rogers with music by Mark Payne, this musical covers rural life in southwestern Ontario.   The clever construction of this play is a first for this VPP creative […]

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Miss Michael – In Conversation with Michael Learned

Written on July 27th, 2016 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

An Afternoon’s Chat The first thing Michael Learned wants to explain is her name…yes, she was named Michael by her parents:  it is her real name and her full name.  She has no middle name.  It is not a made-up name for acting.  Why did her parents give her a boy’s name?  She was the […]

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Driving Miss Daisy

Written on July 11th, 2016 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

A Beautiful Friendship A heartwarming, well-directed, well-acted production of Driving Miss Daisy is on stage at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia.  Anyone wanting to see this play should order tickets immediately, because it will sell out thanks to the star-power of Michael Learned in the role of Daisy. Michael Learned, you’ll recall, was TV’s Ma […]

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A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement

Written on June 14th, 2016 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

Third Helping? Second Helpings taste just as good as the original dinner, but third helpings?  No thanks, they might have had a chance to go stale. Unfortunately, that’s the case with A Mighty Fortress is our Basement.  The first two shows in this franchise, Church Basement Ladies and the sequel Second Helpings were wonderful shows.  […]

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Scotland Sings

Written on May 11th, 2016 | Posted in ArchivesPetrolia

O Ye’ll Tak’ The High Road, And I’ll Tak’ The Low Road Scots and wannabe Scots: Get your tickets now for Scotland Sings, on stage at Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia.  Or maybe you have no particular feeling for Scotland – you can still appreciate the beautiful singing and smooth harmonies in this show. Scottish-born Brian McKay, […]

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