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  4th Line Theatre

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4th Line Theatre

4th Line Theatre is an award-winning outdoor summer theatre company that presents regionally based, environmentally staged, historical dramas. Our performance venue is located on the Winslow Farm, just outside Millbrook, Ontario. Our Mission: To preserve and promote our Canadian cultural heritage through the development and presentation of regionally based, environmentally staged, historical dramas. Our Mandate: To develop and present original Canadian works of artistic excellence that explore regional themes, history and heritage, and to present this work in a politically responsible and culturally sensitive manner. Through this process we seek to encourage innovation and experimentation resulting in productions that entertain and educate.

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  Blyth Festival

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Blyth Festival

Blyth Festival develops plays that give voice to both the region and the country and produces a repertory summer season of exclusively Canadian theatre with an emphasis on new work.

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  Cameco Capitol Arts Centre

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Cameco Capitol Arts Centre

One of Canada’s only remaining “Atmospheric Theatres”, the Capitol is now one of Ontario’s leading professional regional theatres through its innovative use of technology while embracing its history.

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  Drayton Entertainment

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Drayton Entertainment is a registered, not-for-profit charitable organization, and one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies. From Broadway musicals, to laugh-a-minute comedies and riveting dramas, Drayton Entertainment presents the finest in live theatre for all ages at seven unique venues across Ontario: the Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge in Cambridge, Huron Country Playhouse and Playhouse II in Grand Bend, King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, and St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and the Schoolhouse Theatre in St. Jacobs.

Please visit website for show running dates at each theatre.

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  Driftwood Theatre Group

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Driftwood Theatre Group

Theatre Under the Stars, In Places You Love. Driftwood Theatre is Ontario’s leading outdoor touring theatre tradition, bringing its annual Bard’s Bus Tour to community spaces across the province.

Season Highlights:

  • Othello

    William Shakespeare

    This tale of race, jealousy and revenge is set in 1974 when Canadian soldiers are caught in a life or death struggle on the isle of Cyprus.

    Runs July 14, 2017 - August 13, 2017


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  The Norm Foster Theatre Festival

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The Norm Foster Theatre Festival

Located in the heart of Niagara Wine Country, The Foster Festival is the very first theatre festival in Canada that celebrates a living Canadian playwright’s work – Norm Foster. Humour with Heart.

Season Highlights:

  • Wrong For Each Other

    Norm Foster

    Wrong For Each Other takes us on an emotional ride that examines the evolution of a marriage with humour and heart and vulnerability. Like a fine wine, Wrong For Each Other is Vintage Foster at his absolute best!

    Runs June 29, 2018 - July 13, 2018


  • Come Down From Up River - World Premiere!

    Norm Foster

    Shaver Bennett has lived a rather solitary life as a logger in the woods of northern New Brunswick. One day he arrives at the doorstep of his estranged sister’s daughter, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years.

    Runs July 20, 2018 - August 3, 2018


  • Renovations For Six - World Premiere!

    Norm Foster

    Shayna and Grant Perkins are new in town. Eager to make friends and network for Shayna’s Pilates business the young couple decide to host a dinner party. All hell breaks loose at the dinner party in this fast-paced comedy as secrets are revealed and cultures clash.

    Runs August 10, 2018 - August 25, 2018


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  Globus Theatre

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Globus Theatre

Globus Theatre @ the LAB in beautiful Bobcaygeon provides innovative & entertaining theatre in a very comfortable 150 seat black-box theatre. A fantastic 3 course dinner featuring locally grown fare is available pre-show as well as a bar offering a wide selection of scotches, Ontario wines and local brews.

Season Highlights:

  • Real Estate

    Allana Harkin

    A hit Canadian comedy.

    Runs June 28, 2017 - July 28, 2017


  • Oh, Canada, We Sing for Thee

    Starring Leisa Way and her Wayward Wind Band

    A cavalcade of non-stop hits by Canada’s biggest stars!

    Runs July 11, 2017 - July 22, 2017


  • Raising the Barn - A Dinner Theatre Experience

    James Barrett & Sarah Quick

    Delicious food, zany characters, comedy, music, mystery and mayhem! A world premiere comedy about cows, vows & credentials.

    Runs July 26, 2017 - August 19, 2017


  • The Fixer Upper

    Lorne Elliott

    CBC funnyman Lorne Elliott's take on Island life. The result is a play full of Maritime mirth.

    Runs August 8, 2017 - August 19, 2017


  • Halfway There

    Norm Foster

    A new comedy from Canada’s most popular playwright & 2017 recipient of the Order of Canada!

    Runs August 23, 2017 - September 2, 2017


  • Bring the Piano

    Starring Randy Vancourt

    Songs, stories & laughter. The true adventures of a piano-lugging musician.

    Runs September 28, 2017 - October 30, 2017


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  Gravenhurst Opera House

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Gravenhurst Opera House

Celebrate Canada’s 150th with our All-Canadian line-up! With 100 theatre performances and musical concerts to choose from, there is something for everyone and unique getaway packages too!

Season Highlights:

  • Old Wives' Tales

    Kevin Riordan

    Filled with wit, and the driest of humour, be prepared to laugh, cry, and feel wonderfully human again.

    Runs June 13, 2017 - July 14, 2017


  • SWING!

    Created by Alan Lund - Musical Arrangements by Howard Cable

    This Big Band Review and its all singing, all dancing cast and live swing band will have you dancing out the door.

    Runs July 19, 2017 - August 25, 2017


  • Sexy Laundry

    Michele Riml

    Achingly funny and strikes a chord for anyone who has ever been in a relationship.

    Runs September 12, 2017 - September 29, 2017


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  Highlands Summer Festival

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Highlands Summer Festival

Enjoy great summer theatre in the heart of Ontario’s Cottage Country. Live theatre and concerts each summer in the artistically rich Haliburton Highlands Take a course at the School of the Arts, visit a studio, marvel at the great outdoors while enjoying fabulous accommodations and dining. Then let us entertain you each evening at Highlands Summer Festival. #myhaliburtonhighlands

Season Highlights:

  • Romeo & Juliet

    William Shakespeare

    “We have classic theatre from the master of the stage, William Shakespeare, as we open the season with Romeo and Juliet.” - Scot Denton

    Runs July 2, 2018 - July 10, 2018


  • Not Quite Sherlock

    Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs’ one man show plumbs the mind of London’s second most famous detective, Not Quite Sherlock. Gibbs creates a simple, hilarious theatrical experience unlike any other.

    Runs July 11, 2018 - July 13, 2018


  • Cliffhanger

    James Yaffe

    A philosophy professor attempts to salvage his reputation and avoid being charged for the murder of a colleague. Decoratively iced with touches of humour, the play has won awards and plaudits around the globe.

    Runs July 16, 2018 - July 24, 2018


  • Weimar to Vaudeville

    Tom Allen

    Tom mines the convulsive and musically rich 1920-1930 era and finds interesting stories and great music by such composers as Richard Strauss, Charlie Chaplin, Fletcher Henderson, Paul Hindemith, and Johannes Brahms, along with stunning original songs by the cast.

    Runs July 25, 2018 - July 27, 2018


  • The Dining Room

    A.R. Gurney

    It is the one room in the house where families would gather on a daily basis to share meals and stories. In this fast paced play, six actors, playing a variety of roles, will entice and enchant you as the story unfolds.

    Runs July 30, 2018 - August 8, 2018


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  Lighthouse Festival Theatre

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Lighthouse Festival Theatre

Lighthouse Festival Theatre is dedicated to fostering and promoting live professional summer theatre in southern Ontario; for Canadians by Canadians. With 165 productions under Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s belt since its inception in 1980, every artist, technician and staff member has aimed to find that perfect blend of theatre, music, laughter and friendship for everyone who crosses her threshold.
Without wavering in our vision, Lighthouse Festival Theatre will continue to focus on nurturing and presenting the highest quality of professional theatre in beautiful lakeside Port Dover.

Season Highlights:

  • The Ladies Foursome

    Norm Foster

    Many surprises, secrets and confessions come to the surface during this hilarious and heart-warming round of golf.

    Runs May 24, 2017 - June 10, 2017


  • The Full Mounty (World Premiere)

    Bruce Davies and William Matthews

    This clever and witty adventure follows a retired Mountie in a race to save one of Canada’s most precious resources from an evil mastermind.

    Runs June 14, 2017 - June 30, 2017


  • The Numbers Game

    John Spurway

    Watch the humorous story of two completely opposite people who find each other and discover their differences make them the perfect duo.

    Runs July 5, 2017 - July 22, 2017


  • Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

    Ken Ludwig

    Follow the iconic team of Holmes and Watson as they solve one of their most famous puzzles, with hilarious results.

    Runs July 26, 2017 - August 12, 2017


  • Five Alarm

    Kristen Da Silva

    Chili cooking competitions are survival of the fittest! The secret recipe to this show is one part heart and eight parts laughter.

    Runs August 23, 2017 - September 9, 2017


  • Hank Williams Live 1952

    WJ Matheson

    Travel back to 1952 with the Hank that captivated audiences and set the standard for generations of country entertainers to come.

    Runs September 12, 2017 - September 16, 2017


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  The Orillia Opera House

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The Orillia Opera House

The Orillia Opera House offers a three-show Summer Season of Professional theatre in the intimate Studio space. The OOH offers some of Canada’s finest actors, directors and designers in funny, accessible and entertaining comedies and musicals.

Season Highlights:

  • Plaza Suite

    Neil Simon

    Three hilarious stories in the same Suite at The Plaza Hotel - a comedy master's masterpiece!

    Runs July 4, 2018 - July 20, 2018


  • Lunenburg

    by Norm Foster

    A widow visits a home in Nova Scotia she never knew her husband owned: secrets are revealed through comedic twists and turns - Norm Foster at his best!

    Runs July 25, 2018 - August 10, 2018


  • Murder at the Howard Johnson's

    by Ron Clarke and Sam Bobrick

    A wacky seventies comedy that shows the me-generation at its funniest!

    Runs August 15, 2018 - August 31, 2018


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  Port Stanley Festival Theatre

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Port Stanley Festival Theatre

Port Stanley Festival Theatre is a gem of a theatre featuring Canadian works in a recently renovated 202-seat facility. Come PLAY BY THE LAKE! (May to Sept- comedy/Oct to April – concerts/tributes)

Season Highlights:

  • Oh Canada, We Sing for Thee

    Starring Leisa Way & the Wayward Wind Band

    A celebration of canadian talent, with music from rogers to murray, from lightfoot to bto. Join in the celebration!

    Runs May 23, 2017 - June 6, 2017


  • On A First Name Basis

    Norm Foster

    A love story, a social commentary, and a mystery wrapped in witty dialogue and vivid imagery. A masterful new canadian comedy classic.

    Runs June 7, 2017 - July 1, 2017


  • Buying The Moose

    Michael G. Wilmot

    Tube tops and inflatable dolls, car chases and tattoos and true love…life just gets complicated sometimes. A romantic comedy for all!

    Runs July 5, 2017 - July 22, 2017


  • Five Alarm

    Kristen Da Silva

    A world premiere...Ava Rose has tried (and failed) to win the annual chili cook off for 16 years, but this year it’s going to be different!

    Runs July 26, 2017 - August 12, 2017


  • Midnight Madness

    Dave Carley

    A blast from the past that captures the heart. Join us for our season closer and see just what happens when all sales are final!

    Runs August 16, 2017 - September 2, 2017


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  Shaw Festival

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Shaw Festival

The Shaw honours the life and spirit of Bernard Shaw by creating theatre that is as entertaining and provocative as Shaw himself.

 

 

Season Highlights:

  • The Magicians Nephew

    Book by C.S. Lewis, Adapted for the stage by Michael O’Brien

    Welcome to Narnia! The most enchanting, heartwarming family show of the year.

    Runs April 4, 2018 - October 13, 2018


  • Grand Hotel

    Love. Murder. Jealousy. Death tangos. It’s the most glamorous & exciting musical of the year

    Runs May 3, 2018 - October 14, 2018


  • Mythos: A Trilogy - Gods. Heroes. Men

    Stephen Fry

    3 plays. 1000 years of Greek mythology. And the legendary Stephen Fry.

    Runs May 24, 2018 - July 15, 2018


  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

    Sherlock Holmes is back — and the game is on. This delicious murder mystery is to die for.

    Runs August 1, 2018 - October 27, 2018


  • Oh What a Lovely War

    Fiercely funny, catchy and biting, it’s the iconic WWI musical about the business of war.

    Runs July 14, 2018 - October 13, 2018


  • Runs May 28, 2018 - May 28, 2018


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  Showboat Festival Theatre

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Showboat Festival Theatre is committed to presenting live professional theatre in Port Colborne every summer. With passion, dedication and inclusion Showboat will strive to create an affordable, welcoming and entertaining environment for all who enjoy live professional theatre.

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  Thousand Islands Playhouse

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Thousand Islands Playhouse

The Thousand Islands Playhouse produces professional theatre that entertains, engages and inspires our audience, with our work resonating locally, throughout Eastern Ontario, and across Canada.

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  Tweed & Company Theatre

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TWEED & COMPANY Theatre is a creator and producer of Original Canadian Musical Theatre, as well as quality professional grassroots regional theatre.  The company formerly known as IANA Theatre has been around since the fall of 2009, and has produced four large scale original Canadian musicals, as well as countless other Canadian and international productions.  Tweed & Company is based in Tweed, ON, but also produces in Toronto, and has toured its productions around the province.

Season Highlights:

  • JAMES KING & THE MIDNIGHT HOURS

    James King

    e are thrilled to be bringing James and his classic rock band THE MIDNIGHT HOURS to Tweed for this one night only evening! A combination of live music, vocal athletics, and theatricality, James King has been sweeping the Toronto Music scene.

    Runs May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018


  • HASTINGS! The Musical in Bancroft

    Written by the Tweed & Company Ensemble with the assistance of the Hastings County Historical Society

    After Rave Reviews and countless sold out performances during our two week run at the Tweed Pavilion this past summer, Tweed & Company is ecstatic to announce that HASTINGS! A NEW MUSICAL will be touring regional theatres in the summer of 2018! This hilarious, foot stomping irreverent retelling of the History of Hastings County is sure to once again be the entertainment highlight of the season!

    Runs August 7, 2018 - August 11, 2018


  • HASTINGS! The Musical in Perth

    Written by the Tweed & Company Ensemble with the assistance of the Hastings County Historical Society

    After Rave Reviews and countless sold out performances during our two week run at the Tweed Pavilion this past summer, Tweed & Company is ecstatic to announce that HASTINGS! A NEW MUSICAL will be touring regional theatres in the summer of 2018! This hilarious, foot stomping irreverent retelling of the History of Hastings County is sure to once again be the entertainment highlight of the season!

    Runs August 14, 2018 - August 15, 2018


  • HASTINGS! The Musical in Belleville

    Written by the Tweed & Company Ensemble with the assistance of the Hastings County Historical Society

    After Rave Reviews and countless sold out performances during our two week run at the Tweed Pavilion this past summer, Tweed & Company is ecstatic to announce that HASTINGS! A NEW MUSICAL will be touring regional theatres in the summer of 2018! This hilarious, foot stomping irreverent retelling of the History of Hastings County is sure to once again be the entertainment highlight of the season!

    Runs August 17, 2018 - August 28, 2018


  • ALECK BELL: A Canadian Pop Rock Musical

    Tweed & Company

    “Every once in a rare while, a show comes along that takes the stage and audiences by storm. Such a show is Tweed & Company Theatre’s “Aleck Bell”. This production is done with wit, humour, enthusiasm and tons of talent by a youthful cast of eight. The choreography is spectacular. With young talent like this, the future of Canadian theatre is in good hands.” THE BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER

    Runs September 19, 2018 - September 29, 2018


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  Upper Canada Playhouse

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Upper Canada Playhouse

Upper Canada Playhouse has been one of Eastern Ontario’s popular professional theatre companies for over 3 decades. It’s located in a former  toothbrush/argyle sock factory, charmingly converted into a 275-seat,  climate-controlled, accessible venue where everyone’s close to the  action. It also offers plenty of onsite parking, a licensed canteen and  modern facilities to welcome its robust 40,000 annual local, visiting  and bus tour audience. Located in the quaint Village of Morrisburg,  Ontario, on the picturesque St. Lawrence River, the theatre is easily  accessible from the 750 Exit of the 401, mid-way between Brockville and  Cornwall and in close proximity to Northern New York State and the major centres of Ottawa and Montreal. Its season runs April through December  with Spring and Fall live concerts, a 4-Show Summer Theatre Series and  Christmas Family Show.

Season Highlights:

  • Across the Pond

    Created by Leisa Way

    Live concert of British Pop & Rock Hits!

    Runs April 25, 2017 - April 30, 2017


  • Barefoot in the Park

    by Neil Simon

    Newlyweds face marriage challenges with a cramped apartment, visiting mother and eccentric neighbour.

    Runs June 8, 2017 - July 2, 2017


  • Boeing Boeing

    Marc Camoletti

    Bernard panics when his three airline-hostess fianceés land at his apartment at the same time.

    Runs July 6, 2017 - July 30, 2017


  • One Slight Hitch

    Lewis Black

    One Slight Hitch by Lewis Black: It’s wedding day and the Coleman family is in chaos when an unexpected guest arrives.

    Runs August 3, 2017 - August 27, 2017


  • Halfway There

    Norm Foster

    Halfway There by Norm Foster: Dr. Merrit takes up practice in a small town and gets caught up in the lives of four local women.

    Runs September 7, 2017 - October 1, 2017


  • Full Of Beans

    Marshall Button and Sandy Gillis

    Full Of Beans: Lucien & Jimmy the Janitor travel to the East Coast wilderness uncovering wit, wisdom and hilarious discoveries.

    Runs October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017


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  Westben Arts Festival Theatre

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Westben Arts Festival Theatre

Westben is located near Campbellford, 2 hours east of Toronto. Now in its 17th season Westben presents over 25 performances of opera, Broadway, jazz, folk and blues music. Come join us! Westben will change the way you experience music.

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