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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:

  • Screwball Comedy - World Premiere!

    Norm Foster

    Full of snappy period dialogue reminiscent of the best cinematic screwball comedies, it sparkles with humour and packs a punch.

    Runs June 21, 2017 - July 7, 2017


  • Old Love

    Norm Foster

    Bud’s recently divorced. Molly’s newly-widowed. At her husband’s funeral, he appears to offer his condolences and more.

    Runs July 12, 2017 - July 28, 2017


  • Lunenburg - World Premiere!

    Norm Foster

    Be prepared to laugh and gasp at the twists and turns in this newest world premiere comedy by Norm Foster.

    Runs August 2, 2017 - August 18, 2017


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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

Visit highlandssummerfestival.on.ca for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!

  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. Seating 100, the space offers some of Canada’s finest actors, directors and designers in funny, accessible and entertaining comedies and musicals.

Season Highlights:

  • Barefoot in the Park

    Neil Simon

    Newlyweds Paul and Corie deal with the challenges of marriage sooner than they’d planned when they move into their tiny, over-priced, run-down apartment.

    Runs July 5, 2017 - July 21, 2017


  • Bedtime Stories

    by Norm Foster

    The hilarious and poignant lives of 15 different characters in 6 different bedrooms get cleverly connected in this Norm Foster comedy.

    Runs July 26, 2017 - August 11, 2017


  • Weekend Comedy

    by Jeanne Bobrick and Sam Bobrick - August 16 - September 11

    When an older couple and a newly-married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for the weekend, the generation gap kicks in & the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong!

    Runs August 16, 2017 - September 11, 2017


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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:

  • Me and My Girl

    Book and Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber, Book revised by Stephen Fry, with contributions by Mike Ockrent, Music by Noel Gay

    Can a Cockney man give up his old life – and love! – to join the upper class? The sparkling and fun British hit award-winning musical.

    Runs April 5, 2017 - October 15, 2017


  • The Madness of George III

    By Alan Bennett

    If the Head of State loses his head, what happens to the State? The funny and touching true story of King George III.

    Runs April 11, 2017 - October 15, 2017


  • Saint Joan

    By Bernard Shaw

    Bernard Shaw’s greatest play about the most remarkable teenage girl in history.

    Runs April 3, 2017 - October 15, 2017


  • 1837: The Farmers' Revolt

    A play by Rick Salutin and Theatre Passe Muraille

    A modern Canadian classic about the uprising that paved the way for nationhood.

    Runs April 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017


  • Androcles and the Lion

    By Bernard Shaw

    Waiting to be thrown to the lions (literally!) has never been funnier. An interactive twist on Shaw’s tale.

    Runs June 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017


  • Dracula

    By Bram Stoker, Adapted for the stage by Liz Lochhead

    What if your darkest fear was your deepest desire? Sexy, funny and scary, Bram Stoker’s Gothic classic will leave your senses on fire.

    Runs July 8, 2017 - October 14, 2017


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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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  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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