Theatre Collingwood unveils 40th-anniversary lineup

Theatre Collingwood unveils 40th-anniversary lineup

‘This calendar year, we’ll be weaving fascinating tales with the magic of tunes,’ says executive director

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2024 marks 40 yrs because Barbara Weider, from the spouse and children that founded Blue Mountain Vacation resort, and a smaller team of artistic visionaries identified the will need for a specialist theatre business in Collingwood and foresaw that it would grow to be a vital part of the encounters men and women have in South Georgian Bay.

They ended up aware of the significant emotional value of arts and tradition, as very well as the job a theatre enterprise could enjoy in the economic expansion of the area. Curiously, Barbara served as the inaugural director of financial advancement for Collingwood.

Now, it’s 40 yrs later on and Theatre Collingwood is preparing months of celebrations, starting up with their Incredible Forty Flex Pack. This new, flexible way of getting a 4-ticket bundle not only offers you $8 off each ticket but permits you to use those people four tickets any way you want. Redeem just one ticket at four various demonstrates, or two tickets at two exhibits, or all 4 tickets at one demonstrate. Flex pack tickets can be redeemed for any regular-priced performance. Any way you select, the Amazing Forty Flex Pack is your ticket to wonderful leisure. But individuals need to act soon, as this deal is only out there right until Feb. 29, 2024.

“We’re thrilled to existing a birthday gift to the neighborhood, expressing our gratitude for their unwavering help. And we’re accomplishing it with the most thrilling price tag reductions we’ve noticed in years,” claims Erica Angus, executive director.

2024 also provides fantastic reveals to the group.

“We requested and our audiences advised us. They adore reveals infused with music. This 12 months, we’ll be weaving charming tales with the magic of audio. Get ready to immerse by yourself in the expertise of Canada’s finest musicians and delve into intriguing narratives — all aimed at bringing peace and a contact of harmony to your everyday living,” shared Angus.

The organization wishes to be a artistic hub for the group. Their concentrate is not just on the programming of exhibits, but they also are focused on bringing people collectively in resourceful encounters that enrich the community. They will go on to create their successful training systems to introduce more youth to the earth of inventive expression, as very well as to offer older people and seniors creative new applications to attempt out.

“We also aspire to be an arts provider that is entirely accessible and inclusive. It’s important to us that our levels, boardroom, and offices reflect the diversity of our audience. We are not absolutely there however, but we are placing in substantial attempts, and we are established to arrive at our intention. Our intention is to be a chief for inclusivity, particularly as Collingwood prepares for the design of the new arts centre,” emphasised Erica Angus. “Stay tuned for specifics about our local community partners who consider in Theatre Collingwood and will be aiding to assist this upcoming calendar year.”

The Theatre Collingwood 2024 playbill contains:

JS Bach’s Extensive Wander in the Snow

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024

Published and performed by Tom Allen (grasp storyteller), Lori Gemmell (harpist), Suba Sankaran (vocal virtuosa), Joe Phillips (multi-instrumentalist), Erika Raum (violin soloist)

Prior to his renowned compositions, Bach faced struggles in his 1st career, involving a road struggle that led to a extended absence. Venturing 400 kilometres north to a vivid port town throughout this time, he probably discovered enjoy. On his return, Bach quickly reworked into the revered genius we know now. JS Bach’s Extended Walk in the Snow combines narration and charming songs, presenting a glimpse into Bach’s journey, with a gifted cast of excellent musicians. A perfect article-vacation escape to appreciate a powerful tale and lovely audio.

Any Desire Will Do — The Tunes of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Feb. 13 and 14, 2024

Conceived and directed by Adrian Marchuk, musical arrangements by Chris Tsujiuchi

Explore the everyday living and music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Any Aspiration Will Do, a captivating demonstrate that established box office environment documents when it premiered at Theatre Collingwood in 2016, in advance of it went on to tour and thrill audiences. This musical documentary, featuring best Canadian performers, offers a ‘behind-the-scenes’ seem at Webber’s journey, bringing his hit tunes to everyday living, including Memory, Really don’t Cry for Me Argentina, Really like Changes Everything, and far more. A correct triple-danger, Any Desire Will Do is a powerful and unique musical practical experience that leaves a lasting effect.

Ladies Nite Out

March 7 and 8, 2024

This annual comedy event is so nicely loved that we just have to carry it again for 2024.

Women Nite Out is an all-woman stand-up and improv troupe that involves some of the country’s funniest females — Canadian Comedy Award winners, Second Town alumni and CBC darlings. Appreciate an evening of laughter and celebration with Jennine Profeta, Christy Bruce and Karen Parker with exclusive guest comedienne extraordinaire Elvira Kurt for an extreme night time certain to go away you in stitches. Collect your mates to celebrate Global Women’s Day with sweet treats, a funds bar, greatest-dressed prizes, a wonderful DJ with pre-present new music and dancing, swag bags, a photograph booth and a ton of laughs.

Brilliantly Bacharach!

April 16 to 18, 2024

Created and done by Dean Hollin, with John MacMurchy, Sheri Weldon and the band

Amid the most prolific and influential composers of the next 50 percent of the 20th century was, devoid of a doubt, Burt Bacharach. Beginning with his seemingly endless string of hits with lyricist Hal David — I’ll Never ever Slide in Love Yet again, Alfie, What is New Pussycat?, The Seem of Appreciate, Raindrops Retain Slipping on My Head, I Say a Very little Prayer, (They Lengthy to Be) Close to You (certainly just scratching the surface) — to his re-emergence in the ’80s collaborating with then-spouse/lyricist Carole Bayer Sager and generating hits like Arthur’s Theme (The Best that You Can Do), Heartlight, On My Very own and Which is What Mates Are For, Bacharach’s musical legacy is significant, celebrated and considerably achieving. Brilliantly Bacharach! celebrates not only the new music, but the lifestyle, moments and personal trials and tribulations of this Grammy, Academy and Emmy Award-profitable composer.

With a Track in My Heart

Leisa Way and Good friends perform tracks of the Wonderful American and Canadian Songbook

May possibly 7 to 10, 2024

Penned and manufactured by Leisa Way

Leisa Way (vocals), Nathan Smith (violin and vocals), Jack Gaughan (guitars and vocals), Doug Balfour (piano and vocals), Bob Hewus (bass and vocals)

Embark on a musical journey stuffed with strike right after strike as Leisa Way and Mates deliver the timeless tunes of the Terrific American Songbook to daily life. Dive into the prosperous tapestry of this influential period that started in the early 20th century and continues to shape songs now. Leisa Way, accompanied by her powerhouse quintet of outstanding musicians, serves as a fascinating interpreter of melody, story, and tune. This live performance unveils a treasure trove of iconic and beloved tunes, spanning from Harold Arlen to Joni Mitchell, Johnny Mercer to Leonard Cohen and Willie Nelson, and Irving Berlin to Paul McCartney. Expertise a celebration of each the classics of yesteryear and the new specifications of now.

How We Received to Jersey — A Tale of Two Frankies

June 11 to 14, 2024

Be part of the sensational Jeff Madden (Frankie Valli in Toronto, Australia) and the dynamic Adrian Marchuk (Frankie Valli in Toronto, Las Vegas) in this brand-new musical concert that tells the behind-the-scenes story of portraying Frankie Valli in the throughout the world smash strike, Jersey Boys.

These two proficient gentlemen did it. With amazing musical arrangements by the gifted Mark Camilleri, this electrifying exhibit whisks you on a thrilling journey from Toronto to New York and past. Experience the highs and lows of these remarkable performers’ life whilst they serenade you with the legendary hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Get all set for a whirlwind journey as a result of the entire world of unforgettable music and fascinating stories.

The Porchside Competition

Returns to several porches in and all over Collingwood July 10 to 31. Ten reveals, 30 performances.

If you have not knowledgeable the Porchside Festival, buckle up. It is 22 days of non-cease talent executing in nearby backyards. Acquire your tickets early as this function is quite common. It is an option to take pleasure in some of the really most effective performers, in personal yard settings, though you also verify out the neighbourhoods. You do not want to miss it.

Disarming Venues: Adore and Elegance@101

Aug. 21, 2024

In celebration of Entire world Seniors Day

By Act 3 Theatre Collective

Get ready for an exhilarating blend of inspiration, heart-touching moments, and laughter as Act 3 strives to “disarm” standard notions of appreciate and splendor. From the mythology of Venus de Milo to the ongoing effect of historic and social constructs, these phenomenal women share their private tales and views on enjoy and magnificence as ‘women of a particular age.’ With a runtime of roughly 90 minutes, moreover an participating communicate-again session, this display capabilities a impressive forged of skilled and successful actors aged 55 to 80 from Toronto, providing a magnificent exploration of getting old. No matter of your age, be certain to witness the wisdom and wit these remarkable women carry to the stage.


Oct. 5, 2024

Starry Night time 40th-anniversary celebration (an unforgettable function you won’t want to miss)


Our annual member and volunteer appreciation situations


Vacation enjoyment programming such as John McDermott (indeed, he is coming back again) and additional family members holiday break enjoyable.

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