Category Archive: Blog

“I Come From the Valley! Tales and Times of Joan Finnigan” at Stone Fence Theatre

Joan Finnigan was controversial, outspoken, sometimes outrageous, and always a keen listener and gifted writer. She wrote 28 books and won an Etrog (best Canadian film) in 1969 for The Best Damned Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar. Now Stone Fence … Continue reading →

Thousand Islands Playhouse: Canada’s Dockside Theatre

Find yourself on the dock of the Thousand Islands Playhouse this summer, toes almost touching the tranquil St. Lawrence as she lazily makes her way east. This is the perfect place to escape to and soak in professional summer theatre … Continue reading →

Happy 35th Anniversary to Upper Canada Playhouse!

Upper Canada Playhouse celebrates its 35th Anniversary season with tons of laughs, engaging stories and the kind of entertaining variety and fabulous shows that have kept us going with packed houses for three and a half decades. We’ve leading off … Continue reading →

Port Stanley Festival Theatre – Celebrating 40 Years!

    Join us as we celebrate 40 years of live theatre with our biggest season yet! With a varied season, appealing to single ticket buyers, subscribers, and tour groups alike, the Port Stanley Festival Theatre looks forward to providing … Continue reading →

Gravenhurst Theatre – Hello from Krista and Dave!

We are so proud to continue the time-honoured tradition of summer theatre in Muskoka, now in its 84th year. It’s a torch we are honoured to carry, yet, it’s no small feat so we are very grateful for our generous sponsors, … Continue reading →

Festival Players of PEC – You won’t believe who is coming to play in The County this summer!

Festival Players of Prince Edward County has announced a star-studded lineup for their 2018 theatre season which runs July-September in Picton and Wellington. In his first season as Artistic Director, Graham Abbey has assembled some of Canada’s finest actors, playwrights, … Continue reading →

Welcome to the Team – Guild Festival Theatre

Cast of GFT’s 2017 production of “She Stoops To Conquer” and 2014’s “The Importance of Being Ernest”   The Guild Festival Theatre (GFT) inspires audiences of today and nurtures the artists of tomorrow by showcasing live theatre masterworks of the … Continue reading →

The Orillia Opera House – Don’t Take Our Word For It…

Audiences have been flocking to Simcoe County to see the what’s up at The OOH! Our audiences continue to grow as we present yet another season of wonderful comedies with some of the best actors around. But don’t take our … Continue reading →

Driftwood – Summer Theatre All Over Ontario (under the stars, in places you love)

No matter where you are in Ontario this summer (or how much money you might have in your pocket) you can find Driftwood Theatre sharing professional, live theatre under the open sky. Driftwood’s Bard’s Bus Tour, now in its 24th … Continue reading →

Globus Theatre Brings You Five Fabulous Favourites!

  Globus Theatre is preparing to celebrate their 15th season of professional summer theatre with 5 fabulous shows guaranteed to get your toes tapping, tears flowing and the laughter ensuing. “They are 5 very different shows,” explains Artistic Director Sarah … Continue reading →

The Shaw Festival… The Perfect Intermission from Life!

  Nestled in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, just a short lovely drive down the beautiful Niagara Parkway from Niagara Falls, The Shaw is one of North America’s finest cultural attractions. Each year, from April to October, The Shaw offers an eclectic array … Continue reading →

Tweed & Company Celebrates 10th Anniversary With HUGE 2018 Season!

                          Tweed & Company Theatre is thrilled to announce our epic new season of live professional theatre in Tweed! 2018 will mark our 10TH ANNIVERSARY season of production, … Continue reading →

The Foster Festival 2018 – “If laughter is the best medicine, you will have your measure and more!”

  “I’m excited about the two brand new plays I am working on for the new 2018 season. They are as different as night and day and yet I believe they will both still touch the funny bone and the … Continue reading →

(2017) Highlands Summer Festival – What’s Happening at HSF This Week?

  Highlands Summer Festival opened the Pulitzer Prize award winning production of Proof by David Auburn on Monday July 17th. The tense drama explores a fractured family dynamic  swirling around the discovery of a notebook filled with a ground-breaking mathematical … Continue reading →

(2017)The Blyth Festival – Canada’s Beacon of New Canadian Plays

Founded in 1975, the Blyth Festival is Canada’s beacon of New Canadian Plays. With more than 200 productions to date, Blyth is renowned across the country as the creation house where original plays are born, and great Canadian playwrights thrive. … Continue reading →

(2017) Have Will(iam), Will Travel — How Driftwood Theatre is making community connections through Shakespeare this summer

The Bard’s Bus Tour The play, we know. The setting, no one could have prepared for. Driftwood Theatre’s redesign of Shakespeare’s Othello, the compelling tale of race, jealousy and revenge, transports the characters to the island of Cyprus in the … Continue reading →

(2017) Upper Canada Playhouse – pretty much as far east in Ontario as you can get…BUT it’s worth it!!

  What’s On Right Now!   We’re kicking off the season with a dynamite Neil Simon comedy BAREFOOT IN THE PARK running til July 2. Crowds are already flocking to this retro but always modern classic comedy about love and … Continue reading →

(2017) Drayton Entertainment – A piece of rock ’n’ roll history live on stage at three summer theatres across Ontario

Earlier this spring, Dunfield Theatre Cambridge was rocking out to a little piece of music history. Audience members declared it a mega-hit!  Now, Million Dollar Quartet, the hit musical inspired by true events, is heading up the highway to the … Continue reading →

(2017) Shaw Festival – Fasten Your Seat Belts!

  Written by Shaw Festival Artistic Director, Tim Carroll Here we go: my first season as Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival. How to start? Saint Joan, of course. Have to do a Shaw play in my first season, and … Continue reading →

(2017) 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 →

(2017) 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 →