SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 24th. – 28th.
At GNE Fairgrounds
Starring Leisa Way & The Wayward Wind Band
Concert & story telling
Sheeeee’s BACK! Collingwood’s favourite! Leisa Way!
Opry Gold is a toe-tappin’, roof-raisin’, salute to the greatest music in the history of Country Music! To share the Opry’s history is to share the story of Country Music. Leisa Way and her phenomenally talented Wayward Wind Band have brought audiences many great shows, and this latest concert raises the roof with the hottest country songs from the last few decades. Sing-a-long to Johnny Cash, Shania Twain, Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Zac Brown Band, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Taylor Swift, Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, George Strait, Roger Miller, Flatt & Scruggs, Ricky Scaggs, Hank Snow, Roy Acuff, Alan Jackson, and more!
A LA CARTE SHOWS
Wednesday, November 20th – Friday, November 22nd 8pm each evening
At The Blue Mountain Inn, Weider Room
Created by Chris McHarge & Colin Stewart
Concert & storytelling
Soul Sister’s tells the story of the birth of Soul Music and R&B for women. Starting with Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Soul Queen Aretha Franklin, and Gladys Knight, through the 60’s and 70’s with Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross and Tammi Terrell. The show also includes the music of Tina Turner, Chaka Kahn, and Janet Jackson.
The show includes two amazing lead singers and Chris & Colin’s outstanding band! These are the folks that brought us the very popular “Rockin’ All Night-Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, & The Big Bopper” show in 2018!
Past Events – 2019
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11th at 7 pm.
At The Historic Gayety Theatre
The LOVE Cabaret
Produced by Erica Angus and Theatre Collingwood
Back by popular demand! We took a year off from this annual event to have a grandchild, but this show is back and better than ever! Join us for an evening of music and comedy featuring Canada’s top musical theatre/stage performers! You may even want to gather your friends together and join our RED CARPET VIP guests who will not only see the show but will party with the performer after the show! Stay tuned for more details and the list of incredible talent. No need to drive to Toronto, we’re bringing the stars here!
GIRLS NITE OUT
Girls Nite Out is an all-female, all funny, mix of stand-up and improv comedy. Led by the fearless & fabulous, Elvira Kurt, these Canadian Comedy Award Winners, CBC darlings and Second City alumni will make you laugh and cry (tears of laughter!) as they celebrate womanhood. Audience participation is encouraged, so grab your friends and join Theatre Collingwood for a fun-filled evening!
Starring: Elvira Kurt (The Debaters, Baroness Von Sketch & so much more!), Jennine Profeta (The Second City Theatricals, “Howie Do It” w/Howie Mandel), Diana Frances (Just for Laughs, Corner Gas: The Animated Series) and Karen Parker (The Second City).
Regular Tickets – $35 Available online
VIP Tickets – $80 Includes pre-show celebration at 7pm in the lounge including finger foods & sweets, feather boa, cash bar, & pre-show entertainment. VIP tickets are available by phone 705-445-2200 or at our Box Office.
APRIL 4th 2pm & 8pm
APRIL 5th 8pm
At The Simcoe Street Theatre
ONE STEP AT A TIME
Written by and Starring Andrew Prashad
Produced by Scott Hurst
“Wait till you see what love can do!”
ONE STEP AT A TIME is a theatrical testimony to the power of faith, love and teamwork, in which a stay at home father learns to balance a successful career in the performing arts while raising two daughters, and anticipating the arrival of a son diagnosed with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Using monologues, original songs, and improvisational tap dance, Andrew Prashad shares he and his wife’s journey of caring for Ezra. The production is so touching and perfect for an intimate theatre space. It includes a post-show Talk Back with updates on Ezra and a Meet & Greet. Expected run time: 1 ½ hours.
Andrew Prashad is a multi-disciplinary artist and quickly becoming one of the leading tap dance artists in Canada, teaching and choreographing across North and South America. He is an award-winning actor, composer and writer, having recently had his self- produced short film officially selected in 12 festivals around the world and winning 4 awards including BEST SHORT FILM. He was a featured singer and dancer on the 20th Anniversary World Tour of RIVERDANCE after which he performed in ANYTHING GOES with Drayton Entertainment. After returning from doing the record-breaking world premiere of Mira Nair’s MONSOON WEDDING musical at the prestigious Berkeley Rep Theatre, he played Cogsworth in Young People’s Theatre’s production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. He’s just returned from Newfoundland playing Billy in ONCE at Theatre St John’s and will soon head out to Neptune Theatre for a lead role in Cinderella.
Regular Season Pricing
THURSDAY APRIL 25th at 8pm.
In the Normandy Room at The Collingwood Legion, 490 Ontario Street Collingwood. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm. Cash ONLY bar.
FROM THE NINTH CONCESSION
Starring Dan Needles and Ian Bell
Stage Show with Music
A loving and humorous look at rural life in story and song.
Dan Needles is a familiar face to Theatre Collingwood audiences and to the community. He penned the entire Wingfield Farm series and in 2003 he won the Leacock Medal for Humour. For this delightful evening he joins Ian Bell, folksinger, storyteller and founding performer of CBC’s Vinyl Café, to take you on a ramble through the back roads of rural and small town Ontario with stories, songs and lots of laughter.
Regular Season Pricing
Where You Are
World Premiere By Kristen Da Silva
Directed by David Nairn.
From Theatre Orangeville
Comedy – Drama
Sisters Glenda and Suzanne live a peaceful retirement selling homemade jam on Manitoulin Island. This summer, their usual concerns – trying to orchestrate sightings of their handsome veterinarian neighbour and preparing for the visit of Suzanne’s grown daughter, Beth – are complicated by a secret the sisters can no longer contain. When Beth arrives with secrets of her own, the three women are forced to face things that will change their lives and relationships forever.
At First Presbyterian Church, Collingwood
LOUISE PITRE – From Piaf to Mamma Mia
Concert/One woman show with accompaniment
We are thrilled to announce that following her performance in the Canadian Stage Company’s production of Next To Normal in April/May 2019, Louise Pitre will be making her way to Collingwood to perform for us in June in a very intimate show highlighting her magnificent musical career portraying the legendary Edith Piaf to the starring role in Mamma Mia, and everything in between!
Receiving a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash hit Mamma Mia! was a highlight for Louise Pitre, Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, in a career that spans theatre, television and concert stages across North America and Europe. In addition to headlining the Toronto, Broadway and US touring company casts of Mamma Mia!, Louise is known for her signature performances as Fantine in Les Misérables (Toronto, Montreal and Paris), the title character in Edith Piaf, Mama Rose in Gypsy (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Gary Griffin director)and Joanne in Company (again with Gary Griffin). In September, 2009, Louise made her Carnegie Hall debut singing the role of Ulrika in the concert version of the musical Kristina by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus which she reprised at Royal Albert Hall in April 2010. In 2013 Louise premiered her self-penned one-woman show On The Rocks at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto with original songs by Louise Pitre, W. Joseph Matheson and Diane Leah. Louise has guested with orchestras across Canada and the U.S. and appears in concert regularly throughout North America with accompaniment ranging from big band to solo piano. She was chosen to be one of the three judges for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CBC series Over The Rainbow. Louise is the winner of a National Broadway Touring Award, a New York Theatre World Award, a San Francisco Theatre Critics’ Award, a Betsy Mitchell Award and four Dora Mavor Moore awards, all for best performance by a leading actress in a musical.
At The Blue Mountain Inn, Weider Room
SUMMER OF ’69
From The Victoria Playhouse Petrolia
Conceived by David Rogers
Music Arranged by Mark Payne
HAS IT BEEN 50 YEARS ALREADY?!
Join us for a sunny celebration of one of the most iconic years in music & pop culture, with songs from The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and The Guess Who, to television classics like Hee Haw and Sesame Street. So turn up the radio and let’s travel back a half-century to the carefree summer of groovy tunes…and the first man on the moon! David Rogers and David Hogan produce nothing but stellar, sold out shows and we are delighted to bring their quality entertainment to Collingwood. Songs will include: Galveston, Sugar Sugar, Everyday People, These Eyes, A Boy Named Sue, Honky Tonk Women, Get Together, In The Ghetto, and Sweet Caroline!
At Georgian Bay Hotel
Comedy – Musical
Book & Lyrics by Norm Foster
Music by Steve Thomas
Directed by Patricia Vanstone
Set & Costume Design by Peter Hartwell
(photo is Patricia and Norm)
What would you do if you could hit the re-set button on a stale marriage? Paula and Sam have finally decided to pack it in as a couple. As they divvy up their household goods they wonder what would have happened if they’d never met. Would their dreams and young ambitions have come true? The discovery of a long-forgotten wedding gift sets off a chain of events that transports them back to their college days and the opportunity to rewrite their history together. This wonderful musical reunites playwright Norm Foster and composer Steve Thomas – co-creators of audience favourites Jasper Station, Race Day.
Premiering at The Foster Festival just before coming to Collingwood, this comedic musical is funny, irreverent, and ultimately a feel good story. Trademark Norm Foster!