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Sunday In The Vineyard

2021-08-18T13:17:01-04:00

Thank you for making this event a success!

2nd Annual SUNDAY IN THE VINEYARD event
at Georgian Hills Vineyard.

Imagine

A sun-filled afternoon with friends, just steps from the vines.  Harvest tables and cross-backed chairs. Delicious culinary tastings and viticulture to delight your palate. Engaging conversations outdoors, sheltered from the elements by fabric. All this while listening to stirring music to delight the spirit. 

This is Sunday In The Vineyard.  Won’t you join us?

Featured Musical Guest is Victoria Yeh on electric violin.

Victoria Yeh has been seen from coast-to-coast-to-coast, as a solo artist, leader of Spirit Awakens, member of Paul DeLong’s ONE WORD, Concertmaster of Toronto’s Summerhill Orchestra and Artistic Director for the Travel by Sound series. When she’s not lighting up the stage, Victoria is a mentor for the international Creative Strings Workshop Online and founder of the Meaford Singing Strings youth outreach program. www.VictoriaYeh.com

Sunday in the Vineyard 2021

Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm
Approximate running time: 3 hours

Venue
Georgian Hills Vineyard
496350 Grey County Rd 2
Clarksburg ON N0H 1J0

Event Sponsors

Sunday In The Vineyard2021-08-18T13:17:01-04:00

Audiences and Artists are Re-energized by Theatre Collingwood’s New Porchside Festival!

2021-07-15T16:42:07-04:00

Audiences and Artists are Re-energized by Theatre Collingwood’s New Porchside Festival!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Collingwood, ON: Theatre Collingwood is overjoyed by community response to its inaugural summer series, known as the Porchside Festival, which came together in response to Ontario’s guidelines that allow for small-sized gatherings taking place outdoors in Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen.

14 talented artists were invited by Theatre Collingwood to perform for audiences of just 25 people who bring their own lawn chairs to the private backyards of some of the town’s most historic homes for a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. After many months of coordinating with the actors and musicians through online meetings and virtual rehearsals, the shows were matched up with the ideal locations, and the festival commenced on July 8th with Maja Ardal’s captivating one-act play, A Cure For Everything.

“We know that people have been looking forward to the return of live entertainment, but there is something really special happening both for the artists and for the patrons who are attending our summer series this year. The basis of what we do in theatre is gather people together to share stories. After such a long intermission, it’s energizing for everyone when the performers on stage reconnect with a live audience,” says Erica Angus, Executive Director of Theatre Collingwood.

Arts enthusiasts acted fast to snap-up the available tickets when information about the festival was announced earlier this spring. All 24 performances sold-out before opening night. However, with the province moving into Step 3 on Friday, July 16, and in response to the overwhelming popularity of this initiative, Theatre Collingwood has made the decision to release a limited number of tickets to upcoming shows in the festival where locations allow for larger numbers with social distancing.

The company is also excited to announce the addition of a well-known local performer to the roster. Alt-folk singer-songwriter, Shane Cloutier will join the Porchside Festival for two performances next month on Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th.

“Theatre Collingwood has worked hard to stay vibrant during the pandemic while continuing to offer our community opportunities to connect and be entertained. This festival is a small step forward in our return to live events and we’re thrilled to welcome Shane Cloutier to the playbill,” says Angus.

For nearly forty years, Theatre Collingwood has staged live professional theatre around South Georgian Bay. The Porchside Festival is designed to strengthen and restore community connection with an emphasis on accessibility and inclusion. The company’s vision is to grow the festival over the next three
years to enable audiences to hear more diverse voices and to see many cultures represented on stage through the magic of live performance.

Theatre Collingwood wishes to acknowledge financial support received from The Province of Ontario, The Town of Collingwood, Tourism Simcoe County, Blue Mountain Resort, TD Bank, EPCOR, Tim Hortons and Royal LePage Locations North for its 2021 Season. Local individuals and businesses also provided sponsorship for each production in the Porchside Festival.

Tickets for Shane Cloutier – Up Close are on sale now. A limited number of bonus tickets for Laughton Common, Twin Flames, and Love Letters are also available. To purchase tickets, please call Theatre Collingwood’s Box Office at 705-445-2200 or visit www.theatrecollingwood.ca.

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For more information or to schedule an interview please
email: erica@theatrecollingwood.ca or call the office: 705-445-2200 or 1-866-382-2200 or cell:705-733-7069
Theatre Collingwood, 150 St. Paul Street, Suite 201, Collingwood L9Y 3P2
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Audiences and Artists are Re-energized by Theatre Collingwood’s New Porchside Festival!2021-07-15T16:42:07-04:00

Theatre Collingwood says “V” is for VACCINE and VICTORY over the pandemic!

2021-08-10T18:35:26-04:00

Theatre Collingwood says “V” is for VACCINE and VICTORY over the pandemic!

We are thrilled to announce a very special partnership, and a pin that we feel will have incredible power.

Thom Vincent is the president of Global Hospitality and Balmoral Village. His list of accomplishments are way too many to list here.  Thom and his wife, Kari Payne, are not only great supporters of Theatre Collingwood, community-minded philanthropic people, they are truly visionaries.  When the pandemic hit Thom immediately started thinking ahead to the day when we would all be getting our vaccines and, with the help of his friend Jeff Shearer, he developed a concept of producing and distributing a pin that people could receive once they have been vaccinated, to not only show they have done this but to encourage others to get vaccinated, too.  This pin could generate conversations and perhaps most of all assist in helping people to feel confident and safe when they see the person next to them also wearing the pin.

Holger Meiche, who lives and works in Collingwood and owns a creative company called Surface Design, was enlisted to design the pins which depict the red maple leaf with a stylized “V” for vaccine and victory over the pandemic.  Truly on point, the pins are also being manufactured in Canada (even though they could have been made for much less offshore).

This story gets better, because Thom has offered Theatre Collingwood the opportunity to distribute the pins and to create a fundraising opportunity for the theatre company. These funds will go directly towards our (post-pandemic) redevelopment of our Youth and Senior Drama Education Program.  We could not be more appreciative to Thom and his team, especially during this time when theatre companies throughout the world have had to be closed.

With Canada Day coming up very soon, and vaccinations ramping up, what better time to order your “V for Victory through Vaccination” Pin.  Pins will be $10 each (plus HST & postage) and will be available online or by calling the Theatre Collingwood Box Office at 705-445-2200.  What a great Canada Day gift for your family and friends!

For nearly forty years, Theatre Collingwood has provided entertainment for local audiences, and has strived to enrich the arts community.  Our company has fostered great collaborative relationships with independent artists and regional theatre companies. Throughout the struggles of the pandemic Theatre Collingwood has used its time to stay connected with the community, work with The CACE (Collingwood Arts, Culture & Entertainment) Group in developing a plan for a Centre for the Arts, and contributed to a regional arts network being developed through The Institute of Southern Georgian Bay. With continued community support, Theatre Collingwood is looking ahead to a bright future when audiences can gather together and experience live performances once again.

Vaccine Victory Pins – Buy Online

Pins are available for pick up from our office or can be mailed out if desired.
Order online or call us at 705-445-2200.

Theatre Collingwood says “V” is for VACCINE and VICTORY over the pandemic!2021-08-10T18:35:26-04:00

Cobs Bread Fundraiser

2021-06-07T16:48:41-04:00

Cobs Bread Bakery Vouchers

THEATRE COBS-INGWOOD FUNDRAISER!

COBS BREAD opened in Collingwood during the pandemic! Andrea Sire opened her business at a time most would think would be undesirable, but they have never looked back. Everyone loves their delicious breads and pastries!

We are thrilled to announce that Andrea and her team are supporting Theatre Collingwood with a most delicious fund raiser! Thank you so much to this great community partner!

We are selling COBS BREAD company vouchers (or as Anne calls them “Theatre Cobs-ingwood vouchers”) for JUST $20 each. The voucher entitles you to get a FREE item every time you visit their store, for 6 visits.

It is worth $30 and lists 6 different items to choose from, one per visit.

The store is located at 151 First Street, Unit 6, Collingwood and the voucher is valid until March 2022.

To purchase your Cobs Bakery Voucher just click on tickets (it will look like you are buying a show ticket). You can also order vouchers by phone at 705-445-2200 or by emailing us at info@theatrecollingwood.ca.

The vouchers also make great gifts.  Give your “Sweet Buns” a Cobs Voucher to show your love – free delivery of passes is available within Collingwood.

So get your “buns” moving and get your voucher today! Thank you for supporting Theatre Collingwood and we hope you enjoy your delicious treats from COBS BREAD!

COUPON TICKETS

Cobs Bread Fundraiser2021-06-07T16:48:41-04:00

EARLY MORNING RAIN

2021-03-15T06:57:10-04:00

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.

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EARLY MORNING RAIN2021-03-15T06:57:10-04:00

THE MISSING PAGES

2021-03-15T06:57:37-04:00

 Written by Tom Allen

ONLINE – November 13th at 7PM to November 15th at 7AM

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
Gregory J. Sinclair – Video Direction and Photography

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!

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The Missing Pages

A Play with Music

By Tom Allen

Theodore Molt…………Bryce Kulak

Susannah Sotto……… Patricia O’Callaghan

Anton Schindler………. Tom Allen

Ludwig van Beethoven………Derek Boyes

Harpist……………………. Lori Gemmell

Video Direction and Photography…..Gregory J. Sinclair

Music

Beethoven: [excerpt] Sonata No. 1 in F, Opus 2, 1st Mvt (1795) Arr. L. Gemmell

Beethoven: (excerpt) Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Opus 13, 2nd Movement (1798)

Beethoven: (excerpt) Bagatelle in G Minor, Opus 119, No. 1 (1803)

Beethoven: (excerpt) Sonata No. 15 in D, Opus 28, 2nd Mvt. (1801)

Handel: Laschia ch’io Pianga or Leave me to Weep from Rinaldo (1711)

Beethoven: (excerpt) Cavatina in Eb from Quartet No. 13, Opus 130 (1825)

Kulak/Allen Greatness (2018)

Molt: Post Horn Waltz and Variations – Theme and 3 Variations (1822)

Beethoven: Grosse Fuga, Meno Mosso, from Quartet No 13, Opus 130 (1825)

CPE Bach: Sonata for Harp in G, 1st Movement (1762) Arr. Jane Weidensaul

Intermission

Beethoven: Sonata No. 15 in D, Opus 28, 2nd Movement (1801) Arr. L. Gemmell

Beethoven: [excerpt] Sonata No. 1 in F, Opus 2, 1st Mvt (1795)

Beethoven: Auf dem Hügel from An die Ferne Geleibte (1816)

Allen: Great Maestro! (2018)

Beethoven: (excerpt) Quartet N16 in F, Opus 135, last movement

O’Callaghan/Allen More than One Way (2020)

CPE Bach: Harp Sonata in G, 2nd Movement (1762) Arr. Jane Weidensaul

Beethoven: Freu dich des Lebens! or Rejoice in Life! (1825)

Beethoven: (excerpt) Sonata No. 15 in D, Opus 28, 1st mvt. (1801) Arr. L. Gemmell

Thanks: The Missing Pages was created with generous support from the Scott Griffin Foundation, on a joint-commission from The Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Festival of the Sound and Music Niagara. 

This video was produced by Tom Allen, directed by Gregory J. Sinclair with assistance from Nicolas Sinclair. Sound was recorded and mixed by Peter Gemmell. Filmed in June, 2020, at Beaches Presbyterian Church in Toronto – many thanks to the congregation for the use of this beautiful room.

Tom Allen hosts Shift on CBC Music. He is the author of three non-fiction books, plays the trombone when he can and wrote this show, among many others. Mostly, he’s a storyteller. www.tomtomallen.com

Lori Gemmell is the Principal Harpist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and plays often with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She has 2 recordings of solo harp music, 2 duo recordings and also recorded with Feist. www.lorigemmell.com

Patricia O’Callaghan is a recording and performing artist with 5 solo CDs, several collaborations and a Christmas album.  She tours her shows, and as a guest artist around North America, Europe, and Australia. www.patricia-ocallaghan.com

Bryce Kulak began performing professionally at 11. He is an actor, singer, pianist and composer. His albums WelcomeTin Can Telephone, and The Man That Got Away are on iTunes. www.brycekulak.com

Derek Boyes is a director, actor in Toronto, where he has performed in over 40 productions including many years as a Resident Artist with Soulpepper Theatre. He has also performed with the Stratford and Shaw festivals and Toronto Masque Theatre.

THE MISSING PAGES2021-03-15T06:57:37-04:00

MARY OF SHANTY BAY

2021-03-15T06:57:50-04:00

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.

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MARY OF SHANTY BAY2021-03-15T06:57:50-04:00

THE FLY FISHER’S COMPANION

2021-03-15T06:58:05-04:00

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!

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THE FLY FISHER’S COMPANION2021-03-15T06:58:05-04:00

ROCK & ROLL IS HERE TO STAY

2021-03-15T06:58:18-04:00

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!

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ROCK & ROLL IS HERE TO STAY2021-03-15T06:58:18-04:00

A NIGHT IN VEGAS

2021-03-15T06:58:30-04:00

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!

 

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A NIGHT IN VEGAS2021-03-15T06:58:30-04:00
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