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Gravenhurst Opera House – A Tradition worth Coming Back For

  Thanks to actor John Holden and his players, in 1934 summer theatre in Canada was born and the birthplace…Muskoka. First it was the John Holden Players then the Straw Hat Players and eventually the Muskoka Festival where many a … Continue reading →

4th Line Theatre Company – Idyllic, Rural, and Quintessentially Canadian

Each year the 4th Line Theatre Company presents Canadian plays – written by and about Canadians; small town stories or broad national sagas that touch a nerve in all of us. This year 4th Line Theatre is thrilled to be … Continue reading →

Foster Festival ’17 – Discovering Humour with Heart in the Heart of Niagara!

Last summer The Foster Festival splashed into the Niagara theatre scene when it landed in downtown St Catharines on Lake Ontario for its inaugural season of three wonderful Norm Foster comedies. Audiences raved about the quality of our productions and … Continue reading →

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The Orillia Opera House Summer Theatre Experience: The OOH!

We pronounce it “Oh” as in Oh, What a Season! Last year, thousands of audience members brought Orillia alive with great professional theatre at the iconic Orillia Opera House. This Season promises to be another wonderful romp, with three great … Continue reading →

What to expect with Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s 2017 Season

Since 1980, Lighthouse Festival Theatre in beautiful lakeside Port Dover has been the destination of choice for theatre lovers from all over southern Ontario and the North East United States. The picturesque small town of 6500 nestled on the North Shore … Continue reading →

The place where summer theatre was born

By Andrew Wagner-Chazalon There are dozens of professional theatres in rural and small town Ontario, presenting hundreds of plays to tens of thousands of people. Summer theatre is an economic engine, part of a cultural and creative sector that contributes … Continue reading →

Sweeney Todd at the Shaw Festival

By Andrew Wagner-Chazalon What sort of parting gift do you give someone who’s been running a theatre company for 14 years, someone who has taken it to heights both critical and financial, built it into an even greater success than … Continue reading →

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Port Stanley Festival Theatre

By Andrew Wagner-Chazalon Denise Mader’s This One is about family and loss, farming and dating, and how to make a really good pecan pie. It’s funny and touching and completely engaging, and while they don’t grow pecans on the shores … Continue reading →

Gravenhurst Opera House

By Andrew Wagner-Chazalon There are lots of lovely theatres in Ontario, and many have statues of prominent local citizens in front. But Gravenhurst must be the only town in the province – maybe in all of Canada – to give … Continue reading →

Port Hope Festival Theatre, Port Hope

  The first rule of road travel: when the top-reviewed restaurant in town is a burger joint, you go to the burger joint. Port Hope’s Olympus Burger is fun. Menu items are named after Greek gods, a nod to co-owner George … Continue reading →