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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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!
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!
at the Great Northern Exhibition Fairgrounds, 2220 Fairgrounds Road North, Stayner. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.
DAN NEEDLES – TRUE CONFESSIONS 2.0
Starring Dan Needles and Ian Bell
Stage Show with Music
A loving and humorous look at rural life in story and song.
After a sold-out performance at the Collingwood Legion this spring, Dan Needles is back by popular demand for one night only this fall to entertain Theatre Collingwood audiences. Needles is familiar to the community as a playwright and local columnist. To Canadians, he’s best known for his Wingfield Farm Series, which has been staged across the country, including the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Needles is joined on stage by brilliant folk musician, Ian Bell to take you on a ramble through small-town Ontario with stories, songs and lots of laughter.
Single Ticket: $47; Special Pricing for Groups 10+
A founding member of Canada’s greatest party band, Great Big Sea, Sean McCann’s look at life and music may have changed but his ability to captivate an audience has not! Sean talks with John Eaton of The Peak FM about what people can expect August 30th at the Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg.
Wednesday, November 20th – Friday, November 22nd 8pm each evening
at Blue Mountain Inn, The Weider Ball Room
108 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains
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!
DAN NEEDLES – TRUE CONFESSIONS 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.