About Art Southin

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Art Southin has created 10 blog entries.

EARLY MORNING RAIN

2020-09-20T12:43:26-04:00

EARLY MORNING RAIN

The Legend of Gordon Lightfoot

Starring Leisa Way and The Wayward Wind Band

Wednesday November 18th. 2020 at 7:30pm.

at First Presbyterian Church, Collingwood

About This Event

Spend the evening with the incredible music of a Canadian legend, and sing along to SundownFor Loving MeEarly Morning RainCanadian Railroad TrilogyDid She Mention My NameThe Wreck of the Edmund FitzgeraldBlack Day in JulyIf You Could Read My MindCarefree HighwayRainy Day PeopleSong For a Winter’s NightRibbon of DarknessAlberta BoundI’m Not Sayin’Bitter GreenCotton JennyPussy Willows Cat-Tails and more!

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  WE WILL BE UNABLE TO PRESENT THIS PLAY IN 2020 BUT HOPE TO BRING IT TO COLLINGWOOD IN THE FUTURE.  WE ARE COMPLETELY COMMITTED TO THE SAFETY OF OUR PATRONS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND PERFORMERS.  THANK  YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND CONTINUED SUPPORT.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER SO THAT WE CAN KEEP YOU INFORMED WITH THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

BUY TICKETS

EARLY MORNING RAIN2020-09-20T12:43:26-04:00

THE MISSING PAGES

2020-10-25T07:51:29-04:00

THE MISSING PAGES

Written by Tom Allen

November 13th at 7pm.

Online

About This Event

On December 16, 1825 Theodor Molt became the sole Canadian to meet Ludwig van Beethoven, but what could have happened between the two men? After Molt’s florid greeting in one of Beethoven’s notebooks, the following four pages were violently ripped out and destroyed. Betrayal? Competition? Scandal? Or just old fashioned ego and pride? With music, song, drama, history and informed speculation, The Missing Pages investigates.

Covid-19 has put great restrictions on the theatre world, making it not possible for us to bring to you live performances in person. Therefore, Theatre Collingwood is venturing into the world of streamed performances and invites you to attend from the safety and comfort of your own home!

Please join us for this brilliant production from CBC radio host Tom Allen.

Written by Tom Allen

Richard Greenblatt – Director
Derek Boyes – Ludwig van Beethoven
Tom Allen – Anton Schindler
Patricia O’Callaghan – Susannah Sotto
Bryce Kulak – Theodore Molt
Lori Gemmell – harpist

Ludwig van Beethoven in his study (circa 1890) from a painting by Carl Schloesser.

HOW IT WORKS

You will purchase a “ticket” for the low price of $25 plus HST. This will entitle you to a link to the performance, that you and your household may watch over a 36 hour time frame, beginning on Friday, November 13th at 7pm. The link will be sent to you on the day before the show and our staff will be available to help you with any questions you may have. You will simply click on the private link and enjoy the show!

The wonderful thing about this concept is that it holds no geographical barriers, so please tell your friends and family, wherever they live in the world, that they may also buy the link. Or you may want to purchase it as a gift for someone.

Theatre Collingwood: Bringing great performances to our community for 36 years. And now from the comfort of your living room!

BUY TICKETS

THE MISSING PAGES2020-10-25T07:51:29-04:00

MARY OF SHANTY BAY

2020-08-28T05:59:06-04:00

MARY OF SHANTY BAY

Written by Leah Holder

September 29th. – October 3rd.

at Simcoe Street Theatre, Collingwood

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  WE WILL BE UNABLE TO PRESENT THIS PLAY IN 2020 BUT HOPE TO BRING IT TO COLLINGWOOD IN THE FUTURE.  WE ARE COMPLETELY COMMITTED TO THE SAFETY OF OUR PATRONS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND PERFORMERS.  THANK  YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND CONTINUED SUPPORT.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER SO THAT WE CAN KEEP YOU INFORMED WITH THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

About This Event

This beautiful and historical story was created from the diaries of Mary Sophia Gapper, who visited Canada in 1828, married Edward O’Brien, and then settled at the ‘edge of the world’ in Oro Township. This is a heartwarming examination of a part of our regional history.

BUY TICKETS

MARY OF SHANTY BAY2020-08-28T05:59:06-04:00

THE FLY FISHER’S COMPANION

2020-07-25T07:50:30-04:00

THE FLY FISHER’S COMPANION

By Michael Melski

August 11th. – 15th.

at Marsh Street Centre, Clarksburg

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  WE WILL BE UNABLE TO PRESENT THIS PLAY IN 2020 BUT HOPE TO BRING IT TO COLLINGWOOD IN THE FUTURE.  WE ARE COMPLETELY COMMITTED TO THE SAFETY OF OUR PATRONS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND PERFORMERS.  THANK  YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND CONTINUED SUPPORT.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER SO THAT WE CAN KEEP YOU INFORMED WITH THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

About This Event

Optimistic poet Wes and testy businessman Don have returned to the fishing lodge they built 50 years ago, for one last trip to cast their lines into Cape Breton’s Margaree River. While Wes is hoping to reel in a few big ones, he has fish to fry!

BUY TICKETS

THE FLY FISHER’S COMPANION2020-07-25T07:50:30-04:00

ROCK & ROLL IS HERE TO STAY

2020-06-29T15:40:27-04:00

ROCK & ROLL IS HERE TO STAY

Starring Leisa Way

July 21st. – 25th.

at Marsh Street Centre, Clarksburg

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  WE WILL BE UNABLE TO PRESENT THIS PLAY IN 2020 BUT HOPE TO BRING IT TO COLLINGWOOD IN THE FUTURE.  WE ARE COMPLETELY COMMITTED TO THE SAFETY OF OUR PATRONS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND PERFORMERS.  THANK  YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND CONTINUED SUPPORT.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER SO THAT WE CAN KEEP YOU INFORMED WITH THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

About This Event

Leisa Way & The Wayward Wind will keep the classic rock flame burning in this high energy show. From Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles & Elvis, to Carly Simon, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Linda Ronstadt, & Sting, this show is bound to thrill! Leisa will also introduce a new performer in her group for this show!

BUY TICKETS

ROCK & ROLL IS HERE TO STAY2020-06-29T15:40:27-04:00

A NIGHT IN VEGAS

2020-06-29T15:37:38-04:00

A NIGHT IN VEGAS

Featuring Thom Allison & Micah Barnes with accompanist Diane Leah

June 15th. – 18th.

at First Presbyterian Church

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  WE WILL BE UNABLE TO PRESENT THIS PLAY IN 2020 BUT HOPE TO BRING IT TO COLLINGWOOD IN THE FUTURE.  WE ARE COMPLETELY COMMITTED TO THE SAFETY OF OUR PATRONS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND PERFORMERS.  THANK  YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND CONTINUED SUPPORT.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER SO THAT WE CAN KEEP YOU INFORMED WITH THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

About This Event:

Featuring The songs of Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and more!

Let two of Canada’s favourite performers take you back to the era of the classic showrooms in this double headliner show.

Thom Allison is a beloved Musical Theatre star known for his TV appearances on Killjoys, CBC’s Over The Rainbow, Your All Time Classic Hit Parade and his starring roles at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, as well as Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert on Broadway.

Audiences know Micah Barnes’ rich baritone best from his time as a member of the global sensations The Nylons, as well as his own chart topping solo Jazz albums such as New York Stories and his latest release, Vegas Breeze, which he is currently touring across Canada.

Join Thom while he performs a tribute to the great Sammy Davis Jr in song and let Micah carry you away with critically acclaimed tunes from his current album “Vegas Breeze”.

A night of thrilling entertainment filled with familiar tunes that will leave you feeling like you’ve just hit the jackpot at The Sands!

 

BUY TICKETS

A NIGHT IN VEGAS2020-06-29T15:37:38-04:00

THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB

2020-06-29T15:35:19-04:00

THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB

Written by Mark Crawford  &  Produced by Theatre Orangeville

May 12th. – 16th.

at GNE Fairgrounds, Clearview

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  WE WILL BE UNABLE TO PRESENT THIS PLAY IN 2020 BUT HOPE TO BRING IT TO COLLINGWOOD IN THE FUTURE.  WE ARE COMPLETELY COMMITTED TO THE SAFETY OF OUR PATRONS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND PERFORMERS.  THANK  YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND CONTINUED SUPPORT.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER SO THAT WE CAN KEEP YOU INFORMED WITH THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

About This Event

In this play:

Four new Canadians from around the globe sign up for a weekly “Learn to Curl” class. Trouble is, their reluctant coach has some strong opinions about immigrants. What follows is the hilarious and inspiring story of a group of unlikely athletes who face off against local prejudice to become a true team. From Mark Crawford, the playwright of The Birds and the Bees and Stag and Doe, comes a sweeping comedy that lands right on the button!

BUY TICKETS

THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB2020-06-29T15:35:19-04:00

ADAM’S UNPLUGGED PUPPET PARTY

2020-03-14T17:25:54-04:00

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS SHOW IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED.

WATCH FOR NEW DATE COMING SOON!

ADAM’S UNPLUGGED PUPPET PARTY

Starring Adam Proulx & his cast of outrageous puppets

Thursday, March 19th; 2:30pm. and 5:30pm.

at Simcoe Street Theatre, Collingwood

About This Event

On the night of the big storm, Adam finds himself “unplugged” with no cell phones or devices. Adam and his puppet friends ask everyone to use their imagination to adventure beyond the Internet to a spectacular party with musicians, dancing pizzas, singing pineapples, and a wise crackin’ lobster. Good for all ages. Geared for ages 3 – 8 years. Children under 3 yrs. FREE!

Grab your kids, your grandkids, your friend’s kids, or come alone and come join the party! Show times are 2:30pm and 5:30pm.  Here’s a sneak peak at  https://youtu.be/n61TcMoOJcA

BUY TICKETS

ADAM’S UNPLUGGED PUPPET PARTY2020-03-14T17:25:54-04:00

GIRLS NITE OUT

2020-03-02T19:17:54-05:00

GIRLS NITE OUT

Friday March 6th, 2020 at 8 pm.

at Normandy Room, Collingwood Legion

About This Event:

Back by popular demand after last year’s SOLD OUT show! Girls Nite Out is an all-female, all funny, mix of stand-up and improv commedy, led by fearless & fabulous, Elvira Kurt, and including Canadian Comedy Award Winners, CBC darlings and Second City alumni. Grab your friends and join Theatre Collingwood for a fun-filled evening celebrating WOMEN!

BUY TICKETS

GIRLS NITE OUT2020-03-02T19:17:54-05:00

LOVE CABARET

2020-01-29T13:07:58-05:00

THE LOVE CABARET

Wednesday Febuary 12th., 2020 at 7pm.

At First Presbyterian Church, Collingwood

200 Maple St. Collingwood, ON L9Y 2R2

Direction by Erica Angus & presented by Theatre Collingwood

About This Event

Our annual celebration of love is a popular event, but this year it will be held in a wonderful, cozy and intimate setting at First Presbyterian Church. You may never know who is sitting beside you, it could be one of the artists! This cabaret is packed with talent from the musical theatre world & beyond. Add RED CARPET tickets to your purchase and attend a post-show reception with the artists at Collingwood’s hotspot, Prime Seven Nine following the show!

BUY TICKETS

LOVE Cabaret Cast BIOS:

 

Renée Cingolani – Musical Director

Renée Cingolani is a graduate of the RCM in piano, voice, and oboe and the Glenn Gould Professional School in opera.
Over the past 25 years she has worked both on and off stage for Theatre Collingwood, the Sunshine Festival Theatre Co., Talk is Free Theatre Co., Centre in the Square, Opera in Concert, the Glenn Gould Recital Hall, Mural Productions, South Simcoe Theatre Co., the Loft Art Space, and Mariposa Arts Theatre Co.

Select favorite performances include: Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Woman 1 in Closer Than Ever, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and Angela in The Last Resort. Select favorite music direction credits include: The Last Resort, Jekyll and Hyde, Little Me, Nunsense, Forever Plaid, and Urinetown the Musical for which she won a THEA award for best music direction.

In addition to theatre, Renée has toured North America with performances at Epcot Centre/Florida, Disneyland/Florida, Hershey Park/Pennsylvania, Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines, with concert highlights including The Messiah and Berlioz’ Requiem with the KW Symphony orchestra, and The Peer Gynt Suite starring Christopher Plummer. She worked as resident music director for the Rogers TV series “Local Live”, a clinician for the North York Board of Education, resident Studio Musician for T-Minus Music and Major Entertainment, Performer, Private Coach, Composer, Arranger and Accompanist, Jingle Writer, and was the 2009 Barrie Arts Award winner for Excellence in the Arts.

After a rigorous audition process, Renée was selected to join the Cirque du Soleil database of instrumentalists and vocalists and is, at present, an alternate vocalist/pianist/recording artist for select female roles.

Jeremy Walmsley

Toronto’s soulful pop singer/songwriter and actor Jeremy Walmsley has been writing and playing music since a young age. Aside from his successful 10 year acting career in film, tv and musical theatre, ranging from productions such as Once the musical/Mirvish, Jane Eyre, Harvey, Gone with the Wind/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Buddy Holly/Grand theatre, Ghost/Drayton Entertainment and TV shows such as A Teacher, Private Eyes, Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries and Reign, Walmsley, is also a multi-instrumentalist and recording artist. His singles ‘Icarus’, produced by Slwjmz, and ‘My Dear’, produced by Andrew Dawson are available on all streaming platforms. Upcoming: Jeremy will be playing Al Davis in Musical Stage Company and Canadian Stage’s “Kelly Vs Kelly” in May 2020. Instagram: @jeremywalmsley

Laura Aylan-Parker

Mezzo-soprano Laura Aylan-Parker is an active member of Ontario’s professional music scene. Laura has always enjoyed performing, and finds inspiration both as a teacher and singer. While Laura specializes as a soloist, her other performance credits include choral singing, musical theatre, and ensemble work. Laura is a graduate of York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts with an honours degree in Music under the direction of Canadian legend, Catherine Robbin. Eager to share her love of musical performance, Laura performs at special events, concerts and galas. In recent years, she was a member of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Mendelssohn Singers, frequently performing at Roy Thompson Hall with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Other highlights include performing with international superstar, Andrea Bocelli, at the Air Canada Centre. Laura also performed at Canada’s famous BlackCreek Music Festival, sharing the stage with opera legend Placido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky, the London Symphony Orchestra, Martin Short, Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell, amongst other notable performances. Laura worked with the Canadian Opera Company for six years, until recently relocating north with her young family

Scott Hurst

Scott is pleased to be “in Love” with Theatre Collingwood for a fourth time. Now entering his fifth decade as a professional singer, director and playwright, Scott’s favourite productions include The Drowsy Chaperone, Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man and, most recently, Beauty and the Beast. As a director, local audiences will remember his work with Barrie’s Theatre by the Bay, Talk is Free Theatre, and Kempenfelt Community Players, as well as Orillia’s Sunshine Festival and Cookstown’s South Simcoe Theatre. Happy 26th Valentine’s Day, Rob!

Saveria

Saveria is a 22 year old singer, songwriter and producer from Ottawa. If you were in our audience at our 2019 show “Soul Sisters” you would have witnessed her incredible singing ability that had audiences dancing in the aisles! After many requests we just had to get her back! Growing up Saveria was exposed to many flavours of music and her voice reflects a smooth, rhythmic, R&B quality with the infectious precision of pop music and an unmistakable psychedelic soul. She began singing at the age of 8, and by age 14 she had already developed a competence for guitar and song writing. She has performed all over North America, making several notable radio and television appearances along the way. In 2017 Saveria complimented her musical prowess by graduating with a diploma in Music Industry Arts from Fanshawe College. She credits this experience with sparking her love for music production. She eventually co-founded a collective band called “Daytrip.” Their EP “Sleep Through the Madness” dropped in May of 2018 and its soulful vocals have garnered wide-ranging appeal. She has graced the stages of iHeart Radio Fan Fest in Toronto, Festival D’ete in Quebec City, and the Cavendish Beach Festival in P.E.I. Now, fresh off winning CTV’s The Launch Season 2 (EP3), Saveria’s single “Down to the Roots” has charted #3 on iTunes Canada, and plays nationwide on Hot AC radio.

Deb Fitzsimmons

Deb Fitzsimmons is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who hails from Collingwood! Music is truly at the centre of everything she does. She has been singing since she could talk, and started noodling on the piano at age 3. This life-long love of music led her to York University, where she earned an Honours B.A., specializing in ethnomusicology, music history, and vocal performance. A natural performer, she has been entertaining people in the Collingwood area with jazz, blues, gospel, classic rock, Celtic, and folk music for many years. In her spare time, she is an amateur songwriter and recording engineer for her own solo CD projects. When Deb opens her mouth the most pure angelic sound comes out and it is for this reason that we could not wait to have her back on our stage!

David Ball

David Ball is a multi-disciplinary, triple threat performer based in Toronto. Born and raised in Barrie, Ontario, he got his start performing with the many community and professional theatre companies in the area. He is a proud graduate of the Musical Theatre program at Sheridan Institute where he was awarded the Brian Linehan Triple Threat Award three years in a row. He has since performed in theatres across the country, from Rainbow Stage in Winnipeg to the Charlottetown Festival on Prince Edward Island. He has recently spent the last seven seasons at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake as a member of the acting ensemble.

Shealyn Angus – Host

Shealyn Angus is a powerhouse singer who spends her days working in the business of LOVE, which makes it only fitting that she be our HOST this year for the LOVE cabaret. After years in the events industry she is now owner Shealyn Angus Weddings & Events and her magnificent weddings and events are featured in such publications as WedLuxe, Wedding Bells, The Toronto Globe & Mail, and Martha Stewart Weddings. She is a graduate of the Creative Ensemble program at York University, has performed on stage and film, and has sang for the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies., The Women of Influence Awards at The Royal York, and in many cabarets and nightspots. Shealyn often feels she is only invited to this show as she is the daughter of Executive Director Erica Angus, but we think you will see it differently! Check out Shealyn’s beautiful LOVE events on her Instagram page @shealynangus

Mariah Campos

Mariah is delighted to be a part of an evening of LOVE, and we are delighted to have her here at Theatre Collingwood! Mariah’s favourite credits include: Lil’ Red Robin Hood (Ross Petty Productions); Jack and The Beanstalk: The Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Freaky Friday (Theatre Aquarius); The Music Man (Stratford Festival); A Christmas Carol (Ross Petty Productions); Rock Of Ages (Stage West Calgary). Film/TV: Inn For Christmas (Vortex Productions); Ginny & Georgia (Netflix) Air Farce New Year’s Special (CBC); Alessia Cara’s Backup Singer, MMVA’s (MTV). Mariah is a proud graduate of the Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College.

Constant Bernard

Originally from the Ottawa region, Constant Bernard has spent the last seven years performing aboard the Disney Cruise Line fleet in their MainStage shows such as Aladdin, Tangled, Frozen and Twice Charmed: A Cinderella Story. Most notably, his portrayal of the Genie in Aladdin won him two Mainstage Performer of the Year awards. A finalist on Canadian Idol, he was also the recipient of the CBC’s Rising Star Award. His next project Vaches, the Musical – a brand new French Canadian musical for Creations In Vivo – is set to open in Ottawa in April. Past credits include: Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical (Starvox), Aladdin: The Panto (Capitol Theatre/Empire) The Rocky Horror Show (Citadel Theatre), Le Passé Antérieur, Les Zinspirés (Théâtre français de Toronto), Robin Hood, Freezing, The Blizzard of Oz (Ottawa Musicals), Man from the Capital (GCTC), Le Passe Anterieur (Theatre de l’Ile), Noises Off (Theatre du Trillium), Légendes de Crapauds (Vox Theatre). 

Mark Cassius

Mark Cassius is a singer/songwriter, dancer, actor and musician who has shared his gifts on cabaret, concert and theatrical stages around the globe. He is probably best known for his work with the world-renowned a cappella group, The Nylons from 1997 to 2005. During this time he sang baritone and penned some original pieces for the group. A musical theatre veteran, he has appeared on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar (reprising his Stratford Festival role), Ragtime (Toronto) and Shenandoah (Toronto and Broadway). Mark’s other Stratford credits include My One and Only and Oklahoma! He also held roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Elgin Theatre and Canadian tour) and Miss Saigon (Princess of Wales Theatre). We are delighted to have Mark back on our Theatre Collingwood stage!

BUY TICKETS

LOVE CABARET2020-01-29T13:07:58-05:00
Go to Top