Mission Statement

To enrich and entertain our community and visitors by showcasing the finest talent in our live, professional productions, and by offering accessible drama education programs. In doing so, we value and support our Canadian audiences, artists, and creative thinkers.

Vision Statement

As Collingwood’s pre-eminent and enduring performance company, we are committed to enriching the artistic tapestry of our region through inclusive collaboration and through our participation in the creation of a Centre for Arts and Culture in Collingwood.

Brief History

Theatre Collingwood was officially incorporated in 1984. The company became renowned for producing large scale musicals during the boom period of the 1980’s, but was drawn down by the recessionary pressures of the times and suspended production for a period of time. Steven Thomas was Artistic Director from 1997-2012 and brought to Theatre Collingwood his talent and vision, producing a range of Canadian and international literature. In 2013 Executive Director Erica Angus was brought on board to transition the company into a presenting company. Her expertise has driven the company in to what it is today, a strong company presenting some of Canada’s most talented performers while fostering great relationships with artists and other regional theatre companies.

Billy Newton Davis and Micha Barnes, A Night In Vegas
Michael Duhamel Photographer

Oh, Canada, We Sing For Thee!
Leisa Way and The Wayward Wind Band

Theatre Collingwood Anti-Discrimination Policy

Theatre Collingwood affirms its strong commitment to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and will neither discriminate in any of its practices nor tolerate discrimination. This policy applies to all activities of Theatre Collingwood, including but not limited to employment, programming, purchasing, strategic partnerships, selecting vendors or consultants, and all other uses of public funds.

Theatre Collingwood supports and promotes equity, diversity and inclusion at every level within the organization – including among our staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, patrons, members, sponsors, artists, creative team members and vendors. Theatre Collingwood is committed to adhering to the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Canadian Human Rights Act, and to prohibiting actions that discriminate on any of the following grounds: age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, and record of offences.

Discrimination will not be tolerated, condoned, or ignored by Theatre Collingwood. If a claim of discrimination is proven, disciplinary measures will be applied. For staff, disciplinary measures may include suspension, suspension without pay, or termination of employment. For volunteers, disciplinary measures may include the suspension or termination of volunteer status and eligibility to volunteer.

Definition of Inclusion: The creation of a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of each person so that each person feels a part of the community and able to contribute fully to the development and well-being of the community.

Theatre Collingwood
201-150 St. Paul Street
Collingwood, ON, L9Y 3P2

Production History Since Revival 1997:

1998: *Don Harron as Charlie Farquarhson, No Sex Please, We’re British (Anthony Marriott &
Alistair Foot), Charley’s Aunt (Brandon Thomas), The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)
Total 21 performances

1999: ‘Mystery Headliner’ evening hosted by *Max Haines featuring three one-act plays: The Monkey’s
Paw (W.W. Jacobs), Sorry, Wrong Number (Lucille Fletcher) and The Marriage Proposal (Chekov), The
Mousetrap (Agatha Christie), The Unexpected Guest (Agatha Christie) and Arsenic and Old Lace (Joseph
Kesselring), Total 21 performances

2000: Plaza Suite (Neil Simon) , Romantic Comedy (*Bernard Slade), Private Lives (Noel Coward) Some
Enchanted Evening (Music and lyrics by Rogers & Hammerstein, musical revue concept by Jeffrey B.
Moss), Total 21 performances

2001: Salt-Water Moon (*David French), Blithe Spirit (Noel Coward), The Perils of Persephone (*Dan
Needles), Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii (*Allan Stratton), Total 44 performances

2002: Fall: Scrooge *adaptation by Steven Thomas (8 performances) Summer: It Had to Be You (Taylor
& Bologna), When the Reaper Calls (*Peter Colley), Chapter Two (Neil Simon), The Last Resort (*Arden
& *Foster) (52 performances) Season total – 60 performances

2003: Fall: Hansel & Gretel *adaptation of the Humperdink opera by Steven Thomas (8 performances)
Summer: Twice Around the Park (Murray Schisgal), My Darling Judith (*Norm Foster), Unsung Cole &
Classics Too! (Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter, arranged by Norman Berman), The Bells of Larkspur (*Dan
Needles) (56 performances) Season total – 64 performances

2004: Summer: Same Time Next Year (*Bernard Slade), Murder At The Howard Johnson’s (Ron
Clark & Sam Bobrick), Nunsense (Dan Goggin), Letter From Wingfield Farm (*Dan Needles)
Season Total – 44 performances

2005: Little Red Riding Hood (Music & Lyrics by Seymour Barab), Real Estate (*Allana Harkin), Bingo
(*Allan Stratton) Nunsense II The Second Coming (Dan Goggin), Wingfield’s Progress (*Dan Needles),
The Last Christmas Turkey (*Dan Needles) Season total – 52 performances

2006: Summer: Mini-Putt (*Simon Joynes), Wingfield’s Folly (*Dan Needles), They’re Playing Our Song
(Simon, Hamlisch, Bayer-Sager), **Ed’s Garage (*Dan Needles) Fall: **Could You Wait? (*Matheson,
Pitre and Leah) Season total – 49 perfomances

2007: Summer: Side By Side By Sondhem (Stephen Sondheim), Wingfield Unbound (*Dan Needles), I
Do! I Do! (Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Neil Simon); Fall: The Last
Christmas Turkey (*Dan Needles) Season total – 52 peformances

2008: Summer: Hen & Chickens Vaudeville (**Steven Thomas, AD), Wingfield On Ice (*Dan Needles),
Lend Me A Tenor (Ken Ludwig), The Long Weekend (*Norm Foster); Fall: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
(*Pantomime created by Caroline Smith). Season total – 52 performances

2009: Summer: Wingfield’s Inferno (*Dan Needles), Sexy Laundry (*Michelle Riml), The Woman In Black
(Stephen Mallatratt); no fall production. Season total – 22 performances

2010: Summer: The Love List (*Norm Foster); Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline starring *Leisa
Way; Sleuth (Anthony Shaffer); no fall production. Season total – 22 performances

2011: Summer: Separate Beds (*Maryjane Cruise); Rhinestone Cowgirl: A Tribute to Dolly Parton
starring *Leisa Way; **Fair Play (*Dan Needles); no fall production. Season total – 25 performances

2012: Summer/Fall: The Mystery of Irma Vep (Charles Ludlam); Skin Flick (*Norm Foster), **Do Not
Disturb (*Vern Thiessen), Wingfield Lost & Found (*Dan Needles). Season total – 32 performances

* Canadian plays

** World Premiere

2013: The Board of Directors hired Executive Director Erica Angus to develop programing that would appeal to both the Collingwood community and visitors to the region, in an effort to build capacity. The company began collaborating with other regional theatre companies to present not only work produced by TC but also work produced by other companies as well as co-productions, still focusing on the original Mission & Vision of Theatre Collingwood. The 2013 season included Blue Suede Shoes (Chris McHarge & Colin Stewart), Billy Bishop Goes to War (Eric Peterson & John MacLachlan Gray), On a First Name Basis (Norm Foster), Forever Plaid(Orillia-Laugh Out Loud), Same Time Next Year (Bernard Slade) – 44 Performances

2014: Summer/Fall: Queen Milli of Galt, The Foursome, Summer of Love, Trying, Country JukeBox

2015: Summer/Fall: Baco Noir, Memories of Rock & Roll, One Moment, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, From Weimer to Vaudeville

2016: Summer/Fall: Stage & Doe, Wichita Lineman, Any Dream Will Do-the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Here On The Flight Path, Beneath Springhill

2017: Summer/Fall: Sexy Laundry, Oh Canada, Barefoot In The Park, Over The Rainbow-The Harold Arlen Story, Dean & Jerry-What Might Have Been

2018: The Birds and the Bees, Sunshine Express, Across the Pond: the British Invasion, Come Down From Up River, The World Goes ‘Round, Tales of an Urban Indian, A Whole New World, Rockin’ All Night, A Very Chris-Terical Christmas Cabaret

2019: Love Cabaret, One Step At a Time, True Confessions From the 9th Concession, Summer of ’69, Beside Myself, Sean McCann, Opry Gold, Dan Needles 2.0, Soul Sisters, A Christmas Carol

2020: Love Cabaret, Girls Nite Out, The Missing Pages – Online, A Staged Reading of a Christmas Carol – Online, Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree – Online

2021: Girls Nite In – Online, THE PORCHSIDE FESTIVAL including: The Cure for Everything, My Life in Song – Act 2 (with Jeff Madden), Love, Lust & Longing – a la Cole Porter, Beau Dixon – Motown and Beyond, Laughton Common, The Soul of Summer, Twin Flames, Love Letters, An Evening with Shane Cloutier; A Staged Reading of A Christmas Carol

2022: Bruce Dow – The Heart is a Strange Invention – Online, Girls Nite Out 2022, A Night in Vegas, A Scandal for All Seasons, Rock ‘n Roll is Here to Stay, The Foursome, Mary of Shanty Bay, A Staged Reading of a Christmas Carol

2022 Porchside Festival: Shipyard Kitchen Party, Kyle Golemba Cabaret “Love In A Canoe”, Jake McArthur in “Opening To The Mystery”, Dean Hollin in “Great Songs from Great Films”, Gabi Epstein in “Gabs Sings Babs”, Leah Canali in “From Dusty to Dua”featuring Chris Tsujiuchi as music director (cabaret), Melody Johnson in “Person of Interest”, Andrew Prashad, The Aaron Solomon Show, “Every Brilliant Thing” starring Michael Torontow, Scott Hurst in “Music for Chubby Lovers” with accompanist Greg Gibson, Quammie Williams, African Drums, Broadway Jukebox – Deb Fitzsimmons and Greg Gibson