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2018-19 Season

  • Aladdin: Adventures in the East

    Aladdin: Adventures in the East

    Nov 2018

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  • Ethan Claymore

    Ethan Claymore

    Canada’s Norm Foster tells the heartwarming story of Ethan, a young recluse widower living in a small Canadian farming community who, with the help of a doggedly determined, meddlesome neighbour and the ghost of his recently-deceased brother, finds a meaning to life and love just in time for the holiday

    Feb 2019

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  • Grease!

    Grease!

    It’s 1958, and the students of Rydell High are returning to school, ready to reunite with friends and make new ones! Danny Zuko, leader of the Burger Palace Boys, exaggerates his summer nights with good girl Sandy Dumbrowski, expecting to never see her again. Imagine his surprise when she shows up at Rydell!

    May 2019

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2017-18 Season

  • The Giant’s Garden

    The Giant’s Garden

    A delightful musical written by two Canadian writers/composers.

    Deep in The Deep Dark Forest, hidden beyond The Stream of Sorrows and Sinking Spirits lies The Giant’s Garden – a place forbidden to outsiders. But when Giant goes away, the children sneak in to play, and for seven years their idyllic world has been undisturbed … until today. Today Giant is coming home.

    Nov 2017

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  • Suburban Standoff

    Suburban Standoff

    Ty, down on his luck, attempts a home invasion with the help of his ex-stripper girlfriend, Candy, in hopes of some quick cash. However, they may have picked the wrong home. The home owners, Hank and Nancy, seem to know more about guns and violence than they do. Who’s really in control of this crazy evening? Are Ty and Candy really bad people? Only time will tell.

    Feb 2018

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  • Blithe Spirit

    Blithe Spirit

    Skeptical novelist Charles Condomine invites self-proclaimed medium Madame Arcati to his home for a seance, hoping to gather material for a new book. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine’s late wife, Elvira, his home and life are quickly turned into a shambles as his wife’s ghost torments both himself and his new bride, Ruth, turning everything into a ghostly romp!

    May 2018

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  • KINCARDINE CALLS – 2018

    KINCARDINE CALLS – 2018

    The play celebrates Kincardine and its many changes, while using almost all historical characters. It starts near the time of the settlement of the town, which was originally called Penetangore. It then goes through history and events that took place in the town and how the name changed to Kincardine thru song and dance. Throughout the play is also a love story between Ida Jean and Fergie

    Aug 2018

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2016-17 Season

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the broth-
    er they betrayed but no longer recognize.

    After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock’n’roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

    Nov 2016

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  • Office Politics

    Office Politics

    Meet the ISAYSO team, who run the gamut from new-and-eager to bitter, bent and twisted – but they all have to work together to win over their prized client, the wealthy Mrs. Prendergast. Wheeling, dealing and underhanded tricks are all part of the game, but Mrs. P. has her own tricks up her sleeve.Find out who comes out on top – and see if you recognize any of YOUR co-workers!

    Feb 2017

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  • One Actmanship

    One Actmanship

    My Narrator 

    Imagine what would happen if that little voice inside your head—the one that tells you how to behave and what choices to make—suddenly took on a life of its own? For Lacy and Miles, love is what happens, and with hilarious results.” …smart, fast-paced fun… Foster continues to be regarded as one of the funniest writers of intelligent comedy in Canadian theatre today.” —Calgary Herald

    The Death of Me

    When John bargains with the Angel of Death for a second chance at life, he quickly discovers that fixing the mistakes of your past is difficult, and that perhaps his destiny is not yet etched in stone.”…well-paced, vintage Foster. Foster makes the familiar all the funnier by catching you by surprise… The Death of Me… at times gets funny enough to almost become the death of all of us.” —Calgary Herald

    May 2017

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2015-16 Season

  • Peter Pan – panto

    Peter Pan – panto

    The classic JM Barrie tale is given a panto twist, in which Smee has become Mrs. Smee, Capthain Hook’s nanny, but The Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, Wendy, John and Michael are all as they ever were, as well as Peter.

    Nov 2015

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  • Willow Quartet

    Willow Quartet

    In the aftermath of a tragedy that ends Kim and Ben’s marriage, Kim finds herself back in her childhood home, a quiet farm away from the city. Here, she invites Jim, a visiting musician, to stay with her in a bed-and-breakfast arrangement. It’s not long before Kim becomes infatuated with Jim’s sophistication and charm, and with his ability to make her forget her grief temporarily—until it inevitably boils to the surface. With Jim at her side, Kim struggles to navigate through her unresolved grief and begins to explore her buried feelings.

    Feb 2016

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  • Mrs Parliament’s Night Out

    Mrs Parliament’s Night Out

    Mrs. Parliament finds herself at a crossroads when her husband of 32 years forgets their anniversary. A myriad of characters form a supportive community that provides Mrs. P. with valuable and hilarious life lessons

    May 2016

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2014-15 Season

  • Meet Me in St Louis

    Meet Me in St Louis

    St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair.

    Nov 2014

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  • Ten Times Two: The Eternal Courtship

    Ten Times Two: The Eternal Courtship

    When an evildoer cursed with immortality falls for a barmaid in 1399, it is the start of a romantic pursuit spanning the Middle Ages to Modern times. But in order to win the heart of his reincarnating beloved, the villain must learn to become a human being.

    Feb 2015

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  • Murder by the Book

    Murder by the Book

    What happens when an all-women’s mystery writer’s club gets together? Murder, a little mayhem and comedy, that’s what.

    Art and life collide for Detectives Jane and Tom as they investigate a murder at a Victorian Mansion where a small group of female mystery writers are having their club meeting.

    But one of them is found murdered. Did one of the writers try to kill the competition

    May 2015

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2013-14 Season

  • Oliver the Musical

    Oliver the Musical

    After running away from the orphanage run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger and is recruited to pick pockets for Fagin. There, Oliver finds a friend in Nancy, but neither she nor the boy are fit for a life of crime.

    Nov 2013

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  • Self Help

    Self Help

    A married pair of second-rate theatre actors cast themselves as nationally renowned self-help gurus. Their lives unravel in a farce as they try to conceal a body and hold on to their falsely won fame.

    Feb 2014

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  • Noises Off

    Noises Off

    Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

    May 2014

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2012-13 Season

  • South Pacific

    South Pacific

    Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it’s hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes serious drama.

    Nov 2012

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  • Office Hours

    Office Hours

    It’s a Friday afternoon in the big city and, in six different offices, six different stories are unfolding at the same time. However, they are all connected somehow, from the figure skater on the ledge, to the novelist in the closet. ..

    Feb 2013

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  • Enchanted April

    Enchanted April

    Sweet-natured Lotty Wilton is suffering depression from the bleak London winter, and from an oppressive relationship with her pompous solicitor husband. When she sees an advertisement in the paper to rent a castle in Italy for the month of April, an idyllic spot “for those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine,” she jumps at the chance to escape her downtrodden existence. Sensing an instant kinship with fellow housewife Rose Arnott, a severely angelic woman with sorrows of her own, Lotty persuades her along on the adventure. Seeking to reduce the costs, the two ladies find Caroline Bramble, a beautiful and exhausted socialite, and Mrs. Graves, an overbearing widow, to round out the party. As the month passes, verdant sun-drenched San Salvatore works its magic on each sad and hardened heart, healing grief and bringing hope. And with the arrival of two chastened husbands and one attractive young artist, romance blooms again. Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April, based on Elizabeth Von Arnim’s beloved novel of the 1920s, is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners. Against the backdrop of a country still reeling from World War I Enchanted April offers to its characters, and viewers, a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal.

    May 2013

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2011-12 Season

  • Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables

    The classic tale of L.M. Montgomery’s red-haired orphan girl, Anne, is brought to life in this comical and heart-warming family musical. Through her tremendous spirit, pluck and imagination, she touches the lives of everyone around her in Avonlea and especially Green Gables – her new home. Featuring famous songs as “Ice Cream,” “Open the Windows,” and “Gee I’m Glad I’m Nobody Else But Me,” Anne of Green Gables — The Musical is a rousing musical tribute to Canada’s most famous and beloved heroine!

    Nov 2011

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  • Storm Warning

    Storm Warning

    Set in cottage country in 1953, Jack Forrester, a damaged World War II vet, has retreated from life. Then one weekend he meets Emma Currie, an amphetamine-popping chart writer for a big band. Both lives will change forever as these two opposites collide.

    Feb 2012

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  • Hollywood Arms

    Hollywood Arms

    The dramedy is set in Hollywood, California in 1941 and 1951, and centers on the heartbreak and laughter shared by three generations of women living on welfare in a dingy apartment house. The cast of characters, based on Carol Burnett and her real-life relatives, includes no-nonsense grandmother Nanny; Louise, a beautiful, alcoholic mother determined to be a writer for movie magazines; Jody, an absent father who is struggling with his own demons; and Helen, a young girl whose only escape is the rooftop of their rundown building, where she creates her own magical world and dreams of a successful show business career.

    May 2012

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2010-11 Season

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    In Dickens’ timeless story, cold, hard Ebenezer Scrooge is given one “last chance” to transform himself from a humbug into a joyful and caring soul through visits from the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

    Nov 2010

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  • Caught in the Net

    Caught in the Net

    The sequel to Run for Your Wife finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common name, surname and taxi driving dad! Keeping them apart plunges John into a hell hole of his own making. His lodger Stanley could be a savior, but he is about to go on holiday with his decrepit old father who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house. The situation spirals out of control as John juggles outrageously with the truth.

    Feb 2011

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  • The Odd Couple – The Female Version

    The Odd Couple – The Female Version

    Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

    Jun 2011

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2009-10 Season

  • Annie

    Annie

    Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family…

    Nov 2009

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  • Kiss the Sun, Kiss the Moon

    Kiss the Sun, Kiss the Moon

    A thirty-five-year-old man with the mental capacity of a seven-year-old, meets a pregnant young woman in crisis, and the two form a lasting friendship. A story about people finding the nerve to take responsibility, and about persevering against the odds.

    Feb 2010

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  • Mousetrap

    Mousetrap

    A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

    Jun 2010

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2008-09 Season

  • Guys & Dolls

    Guys & Dolls

    Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

    Nov 2008

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  • My Darling Judith

    My Darling Judith

    David wants to marry Anna but there’s a hitch – David’s eccentric wife, Judith. He hatches a plan for her to be seduced by a co-worker so that he can sue for a quick divorce but the scheme falls hilariously apart.

    Feb 2009

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  • Up For Grabs

    Up For Grabs

    Kincardine Theatre Guild Production … to show off the Guilds talented performers
    singing, dancing, acting……

    Jun 2009

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2007-08 Season

  • Jack and the Beanstalk – panto

    Jack and the Beanstalk – panto

    Jack and his mother are down on their luck and they need to make money fast. But when Jack takes their beloved cow to market, all he gets for her are a few measly beans. But these are no ordinary beans… they’re magic! When Jack wakes to find a gigantic beanstalk in the middle of his mom’s garden, a wild adventure begins. The brave young lad climbs to the top above the clouds where he finds an enormous castle, an enchanted harp, a feisty princess in need of rescue… and a giant with an even bigger appetite!

    Filled with popular music, lively dancing, outrageous costumes, audience participation and more, Jack and the Beanstalk is a fun-filled adventure for audiences of all ages.

    Nov 2007

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  • I Ought to Be in Pictures

    I Ought to Be in Pictures

    Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently “at liberty,” is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who’s trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy, his sometime paramour, at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and hopefully this time, get it right.

    Feb 2008

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  • Hamish

    Hamish

    Hamish is a heart-warming comedy about family and love. Kelli books a trip for her overworked husband, Gordon and herself to his ancestor’s former homestead in the Scottish highlands. She plans to announce some big news but something bigger is afoot as they discover a deceased ancestor has not yet left home. This motley gang, with the help of a bumbling local, is set to the task of saving the homestead from a rival clan and preserving it in the family name.

    Jun 2008

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2006-07 Season

  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music

    When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre

    Nov 2006

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  • Maggie’s Getting Married

    Maggie’s Getting Married

    In this touching romantic comedy, you’ll join the Duncan family as they prepare for the wedding of their daughter. It’s the night before the big day, and Maggie’s older sister discovers that she knows the groom a little better than Maggie would like her to

    Feb 2007

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  • Fashion Fever

    Fashion Fever

    Kincardine Theatre Guild displaying what they have in the costume department thru song and dance

    Jun 2007

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2005-06 Season

  • Evita

    Evita

    Evita is based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people. As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame, and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture, and a political system, run by men. Once she makes it to Buenos Aires, Evita finds fame and power in her powers of seduction, eventually seducing the rising political figure, Juan Perón, who becomes the President of Argentina. As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class­—and an enemy to the rich. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people.

    Dec 2005

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  • Marion Bridge

    Marion Bridge

    Three women in their thirties come “home” to the East Coast to be with their dying mother. Each in their own way tries to deal with the painful loneliness brought about by the lives they have chosen for themselves. The three women are a curious, troubled bunch. Agnes, whose hand is rarely without a drink, fled their rural Canadian home to make her way as an actor in Toronto; she’s brought her personal theatrics with her on this trip home. Theresa is a nun who farms with her convent; a sliver of doubt has entered her life. And then there’s Louise, who has all but retreated from adult life in favour of disappearing into the world of soap operas and serials.

    Feb 2006

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  • Drinking Alone

    Drinking Alone

    In preparation for a dysfunctional family reunion, Joe Todd hires Renée, an escort, to act as his fiancée in preparation for a visit by his parents. Both Joe and his sister Carrie are suspicious of their father’s motives for the get-together. When the whole family shows up, a lot of issues are aired and Renée ends up as a kind of referee. Funny, but serious and deeply moving as well.

    May 2006

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  • Death Trap

    Death Trap

    When once-successful playwright Sidney Bruhl sees his latest Broadway effort bomb on its opening night, he tumbles into despair — until he receives a package from his former student Clifford Anderson. Inside is an unproduced script that’s better than anything Sidney has written in years. At the urging of his wife, Myra, Sidney undertakes a plan to lure Clifford to his country home, murder him and then announce the script as his own work.

    Jun 2006

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2004-05 Season

  • My Fair Lady

    My Fair Lady

    Eliza Doolittle, a rough Cockney girl, meets Colonel Pickering and Henry Higgins in Covent Garden where she’s selling flowers. When Higgins remarks that he could help Eliza speak properly and raise her status in the community, Pickering challenges him to do so and Eliza takes him up on the offer. Though difficult and frustrating for both Eliza and Higgins at first, the lessons soon begin to work wonders, and produce results that neither predict.

    Dec 2004

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  • Stagedoor Canteen

    Stagedoor Canteen

    honouring our military in song and dance

    Apr 2005

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2003-04 Season

  • The Mikado

    The Mikado

    A year before the action of this opera begins, Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado of Japan, fled his father’s imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha, an elderly lady. Disguised as a traveling musician, he met and fell in love with Yum-Yum, the young ward of Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor in the town of Titipu. Yum-Yum, however, was already betrothed to her guardian, and Nanki-Poo left Titipu in despair.

    Dec 2003

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  • Subject to Change

    The action takes place in a two story residence in suburban New York. The play concerns the two Bassett sisters. Gertrude is prudish, capable and hardworking, and says only “Oh, fudge,” when she’s upset. Madeline is completely dependent on her. Madeline is sloppy, fat, cunning, and sounds like a plumber who has lost his number four wrench. When Gertrude decides to marry, leaving Madeline to fend for herself, the situation becomes traumatic. In an attempt to break up Gertrude’s romance, Madeline runs the gamut, making obscene telephone calls to the bridegroom’s 80 year old lush of a mother, outrageously insulting the groom to be, sneaking off to New York to trip on LSD, and finally sneaking back home to live in the attic and sulk. When all efforts fail, she feigns a stroke.

    Feb 2004

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  • The Odd Couple

    The Odd Couple

    Neil Simon’s classic comedy opens as a group of the guys are in the midst of their weekly poker game in the apartment of divorced sportswriter, Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. The apartment is smoke-filled, and the only thing Oscar can offer his guests is warm Coke and moldy sandwiches. The last to arrive is Felix Ungar, who has just been thrown out by his wife. Felix is depressed and seems suicidal, leading Oscar to invite Felix to be his roommate. However, as Felix takes on the domestic mantle in the apartment and proves just how difficult he is to live with, Oscar is driven to the edge of madness. Poker nights are no longer evenings of smoke, grubbiness, and blokey behavior; instead, the guys are waited on hand and foot by Felix. The final straw occurs when Felix refuses to follow through with a double-date Oscar has set up with the beautiful Pigeon sisters, who live in the same apartment block. The clean freak and the slob come to blows, and the ultimate ‘Odd Couple’ go their separate ways.

    Jun 2004

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2002-03 Season

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Joseph — the favorite son of Jacob — is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, whose wife makes advances toward Joseph and ultimately land him behind bars. However, news of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams sparks the interest of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. Soon, Joseph is out of jail and well on his way to second-in-command. Eventually Joseph’s brothers find themselves unknowingly groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. As they fail to even recognise him, Joseph tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled. A truly timeless Old Testament tale, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to a multitude of musical genres, spanning from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll.

    Dec 2002

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  • A Year in Edna’s Kitchen

    Feb 2003

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  • Towards Zero

    Towards Zero

    An elderly widow is murdered at a clifftop seaside house…
    What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player?
    To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a houseparty gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head.
    It’s all part of a carefully paid plan – for murder.

    Jun 2003

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2001-02 Season

  • Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty

    Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty

    On the coast of Cornwall, a gang of pirates play and party as Frederic (a pirate apprentice) reminds the pirate king that his obligation to the gang is soon over. He was apprenticed to the pirates only until his twenty-first birthday, which is that day, and he is leaving them.

    Dec 2001

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  • An Inspector Calls

    An Inspector Calls

    In an industrial city in the British Midlands, an unexpected visit from the mysterious Inspector Goole interrupts the self-congratulatory dinner celebrations of the upper middle class Birling family. What can the horrific suicide of a young, working-class girl possibly have to do with them? Guilty secrets emerge as the inspector’s unrelenting investigation unfolds to a terrifying climax.

    Mar 2002

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  • Murder on the Rerun

    Murder on the Rerun

    Takes a different approach to mystery as a ghost tries to find out who murdered her in a witty, sophisticated, yet suspenseful look at the upper crust of Hollywood. The curtain rises to find Jane, Oscar winning screen writer, dead at the bottom of the stairs in a Vermont ski lodge. Her four friends and husband are saying she fell. “I was pushed!” she says as her ghost rises. Aided by Kitty, a rather wanton adviser from “up there,” Jane is brought ahead to the present, three years after the murder, where the same group is gathered. They are all famous film makers with an intense hate love relationship; Jane’s husband who has married an ambitious ingenue, a heading for middle age leading lady, an arrogant director, and Hollywood’s reigning gossip columnist. The five suspects join together to keep the possible murder quiet for reasons of their own but their relationship busts apart with their mutual distrust. Woven through the suspense in humorous, acidic, and revealing comedy is an extraordinary whodunit with a surprise denouement when the murderer is revealed. All the roles are lengthy with well defined characters. For the unusual and audience pleasing combination of comedy, intrigue, and suspense, this is a must!

    May 2002

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2000-01 Season

  • The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden

    A young orphan girl is sent to live with her reclusive uncle on his dark and depressing estate. When she discovers the key to a neglected garden, she reawakens the magic locked inside the garden walls and her family’s heart.

    Dec 2000

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  • Greater Tuna

    Greater Tuna

    What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye, and Rev. Spikes have in common? In this hilarious send-up of small-town morals and mores, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas’ third-smallest town.

    Mar 2001

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  • Opening Night

    Opening Night

    The madcap antics start as Jack and Ruth Tisdale celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with an evening at the theatre. It’s a dream come true for Ruth and an imposition for Jack who would rather be at home watching the World Series. However, after the events both on and off the stage that fateful night, their lives and those of all of those involved are irreparably altered.

    Jun 2001

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1999-20 Season

  • Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen Guild Dramatic Society … Christmas Carol

    Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen Guild Dramatic Society … Christmas Carol

    In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren’t), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.

    Dec 1999

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  • The Stillborn Lover

    The Stillborn Lover

    The abrupt recall of a highly regarded Canadian ambassador from his post, the mysterious death of a Russian youth found brutally murdered in a Moscow hotel room, and the ambitions of an Ottawa diplomat – The Stillborn Lover explores the darker side of loyalty and commitment, when the stakes are high and diplomatic careers hang by the thread.
    Kept isolated in a “safe-house” and subjected to interrogations by two special police agents, Harry Raymond, his ailing wife and adult daughter are forced to unravel the past, and with the past comes revelations that set off loyalty struggles, emotional confusion and misplaced trust.
    The Stillborn Lover, Mr. Findley’s first play in over twenty years, marks his exciting literary return to the stage. Combining an eye for the subtle with well-crafted dialogue, The Stillborn Lover brings to the forefront his unique, dramatic vision in an alluring tale of mystery, diplomacy and love.

    Mar 2000

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  • Run For Your Wife

    Run For Your Wife

    A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.

    Jun 2000

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1998-99 Season

  • The Miracle Worker

    The Miracle Worker

    Blind and deaf after suffering a terrible fever as a baby, young Helen Keller has spent years unable to communicate, leaving her frustrated and occasionally violent. As a last chance before she is institutionalized, her parents contact a school for the blind, which sends half-blind Annie Sullivan to teach Helen. Helen is initially resistant, but Annie gradually forms a bond with her and shows Helen ways of reaching others.

    Dec 1998

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  • Move Over Mrs Markham

    set in a very elegant top floor London flat, belonging to Philip and Joanna Markham. The flat has been under renovation, and thus has been largely empty. Philip is a straight-laced publisher of children’s books, and he shares an office with his partner, Henry Lodge, on the ground floor. Reluctantly, Philip agrees to let Henry borrow his apartment for the evening to “entertain” his latest girlfriend. At the same time, Joanna Markham is persuaded by Linda Lodge to let her borrow the apartment, so she can entertain her lover. What nobody knows is that the interior designer who had been decorating the apartment for the past three months has decided that this was the night he and the au pair girl would try out the new round bed! When all three sets of people converge on the apartment, expecting to find it empty, chaos and confusion ensue.

    Mar 1999

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  • Dial ‘M’ for Murder

    Dial ‘M’ for Murder

    Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband: He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.

    Jun 1999

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1997-98 Season

  • It Runs In The Family

    It Runs In The Family

    If you are a leading surgeon in London’s most prestigious hospital and you are delivering the “Lecture of the Year” to a hundred of the world’s leading physicians, the last thing you want is a distraught mistress from 20 years ago turning up.
    Well Dr. Mortimer can cope with that, but when the erstwhile mistress says that the result of their past union was a baby boy, he is more than gobsmacked. And when the ex-mistress then tells him that the baby boy, now a strapping sixteen-year old, is waiting outside to be introduced, there is only one course of action – send for faithful friend, Dr. Bonney.
    Typical Cooney complications ensue involving a police sergeant, Dr. Mortimor’s wife, a severe hospital matron and Dr. Bonney’s mother, although why Dr. Bonney has to impersonate both matron and Al Jolson is too complicated to explain here.

    Dec 1997

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  • A Little Night Music

    A Little Night Music

    A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her. When both her former lover and her current paramour — and their wives — show up for a weekend at her mother’s country estate, romance and passion are in the air.

    Mar 1998

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  • KINCARDINE CALLS – 1998

    KINCARDINE CALLS – 1998

    Aug 1998

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1996-97 Season

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    you know the story

    Dec 1996

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  • The Skin of Our Teeth

    The Skin of Our Teeth

    George and Maggie Antrobus live a seemingly perfect life in suburban Excelsior, New Jersey, along with their children, Henry and Gladys, and their maid, Sabrina. Little do they know that the Ice Age is upon them, the Floods are coming, and War is on the horizon. The story of the Antrobus’ journey through time is the story of mankind: surviving disaster by the skin of their teeth. The Antrobus’ weather heat waves and deep freezes, pestilence, plague, dozens of wars and even more depressions, and — through it all — they keep moving forward.

    Mar 1997

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  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

    Jun 1997

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1995-96 Season

  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz

    When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.

    Nov 1995

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  • Waiting for the Parade

    Waiting for the Parade

    Set in Calgary during World War II, five women gather to work for the war effort while the men they love are away. Their tensions, secrets, hopes and dreams reveal the women’s inner-strength and heroism in one of our country’s most enduring and best-loved plays about these women who kept “The home fires burning.”

    Mar 1996

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  • The Tomorrow Box

    The Tomorrow Box

    he setting is a farm in rural Ontario, where Jack and Maureen Cooper have made their lives and raised their many children. But now, nearing retirement age, Jack (without consulting Maureen) has sold the farm to one of their sons, Joe, with the thought that he and Maureen can retire to Florida and a life of ease. However Maureen, who finds out about the sale from her daughter-in-law, Alice, is devastated by the prospect of leaving all the things and people who mean so much to her, and deeply hurt that Jack would make such crucial plans without her knowledge. Egged on by Lisa, Alice’s sister and a radical feminist lawyer, Maureen decides to go to court to block the sale—and the fur really begins to fly in the Cooper household. Maureen moves out and, after forty years as a dutiful wife and mother, starts her own business; while Jack storms off to Florida by himself. Before long, however, Jack comes to realize not only that he needs and loves Maureen, but also that she is an independent and capable human being, and not merely his chattel. As the play ends he is back, wiser and more humble, and ready to start a new life and a new marriage—but this time on terms to which they both agree.

    Jun 1996

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1994-95 Season

  • White Horse Inn

    White Horse Inn

    It is about the head waiter of the White Horse Inn in St. Wolfgang who is desperately in love with the owner of the inn, a resolute young woman who at first only has eyes for one of her regular guests.

    Dec 1994

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  • Spring & Port Wine

    Spring & Port Wine

    In the working-class Crompton household, the father, Rafe , attempts to rule with an iron fist, while his wife, Daisy is a more gentle and understanding presence. Rafe’s methods of dealing with his children continually rub them the wrong way, particularly getting under the skin of his rebellious daughter, Hilda . As Rafe and Hilda lock horns, their conflict becomes a battle of wills that affects the whole family.

    Mar 1995

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  • Lucky 13!

    Jun 1995

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1992-93 Season

  • When We Are Married

    When We Are Married

    They gather at the Helliwell home to celebrate their silver wedding. The new chapel organist tells them that he recently met the parson who conducted the triple wedding ceremony – he was not authorised to do so.

    Pandemonium breaks out when these pillars of society believe they have been living in sin for twenty-five years.

    Dec 1992

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  • Cabaret

    Cabaret

    Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies, “the Emcee.” Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance. As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent; Ernst, Cliff’s first German friend, turns out to be an up-and-coming member of the Nazi Party, and Herr Schultz, a fellow boarder at Fraulein Schneider’s guest house (and Schneider’s fiancee), is the victim of an Anti-Semitic hate crime. When he finds out that Sally is pregnant, Cliff decides that they must leave for America at once, before things get any worse. Sally, afraid, confused, and unsure that she’ll ever really be able to trade the sexy, illicit cabaret lifestyle for motherhood, gets an abortion, and tells Cliff that he must leave without her. With a distinctly Brechtian dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.”

    Mar 1993

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  • Steel Magnolias

    Steel Magnolias

    Jun 1993

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1989-90 Season

  • It Runs In the Family

    It Runs In the Family

    If you are a leading surgeon in London’s most prestigious hospital and you are delivering the “Lecture of the Year” to a hundred of the world’s leading physicians, the last thing you want is a distraught mistress from 20 years ago turning up.
    Well Dr. Mortimer can cope with that, but when the erstwhile mistress says that the result of their past union was a baby boy, he is more than gobsmacked. And when the ex-mistress then tells him that the baby boy, now a strapping sixteen-year old, is waiting outside to be introduced, there is only one course of action – send for faithful friend, Dr. Bonney.

    Nov 1989

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  • Oklahoma!

    Oklahoma!

    Mar 1990

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  • KINCARDINE CALLS – 1990

    KINCARDINE CALLS – 1990

    Jul 1990

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1988-89 Season

  • Brigadoon

    Brigadoon

    Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.

    Oct 1988

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  • Diary of Anne Frank

    Diary of Anne Frank

    The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history.

    Mar 1989

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  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    Writer and notorious marriage detractor Mortimer Brewster falls for girl-next-door Elaine Harper, and they tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return to their respective family homes to deliver the news, Brewster finds a corpse hidden in a window seat. With his eccentric aunts, disturbed uncle , and homicidal brother , he starts to realize that his family is even crazier than he thought.

    Jun 1989

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1987-88 Season

  • HMS Pinafore

    HMS Pinafore

    The story takes place aboard the ship HMS Pinafore. The captain’s daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty.

    Nov 1987

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  • Black Comedy

    Mar 1988

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  • I’ll Be Back Before Midnight

    I’ll Be Back Before Midnight

    Jan is recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. Then the husband’s sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. .

    Jun 1988

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1986-87 Season

  • Ali Baba

    Ali Baba

    Sep 1986

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  • Separate Tables

    Separate Tables

    These two plays are set in a shabby genteel hotel on England’s south coast. Except for the two leads in each (which may be doubled) the same characters appear in both. In Table by the Window, a down-at-the-heels journalist is confronted by his ex-wife, a former model who provoked him to the violent act that sent him to prison, destroying his future. Still in love, they nevertheless go through another terrible scene and it is the hotel manager, Miss Cooper, who helps repair their broken lives. In Table Number Seven, a ‘self-made’ army colonel without any true background and education to which he lays claim, finds solace with a spinster over the objections of her ruthless, domineering mother. When a sordid scandal threatens to drive them apart, Miss Cooper again comes to the rescue.

    Mar 1987

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  • Harvey

    is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey — a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.

    Jul 1987

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1985-86 Season

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    Dec 1985

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  • Plaza Suite

    Plaza Suite

    Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!”

    Mar 1986

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  • Rookery Nook

    Rookery Nook

    Gerald rents Rookery Nook where his wife, Clara, will join him later. He is agreeably surprised by a pretty stranger called Rhoda who comes running to him for protection against her irascible German stepfather. Gerald allows her to stay in one of the bedrooms but as she is clad only in pyjamas, it is vital to conceal her presence from nosy neighbours.

    Jun 1986

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1984-85 Season

  • Big Bad Mouse

    Big Bad Mouse

    In the Orders Office of Chunkbix Ltd., it is decidedly Mr. Price Hargraves who gives the orders and little Mr. Bloome who obeys them – until Mr. Bloome is astonishingly accused of chasing a young female across the Common. To his and Mr. Price Hargraves’ amazement this reprehensible conduct makes him the hero of every woman and girl in the office, even Price Hargraves’ hitherto devoted secretary and the formidable chairman, Lady Chesapeake. So glorious is Bloome’s transformation that when the young person in question discovers she has made a mistake in her identification, Bloome is the reverse of pleased and determines to keep her quiet.

    Sep 1984

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  • Wait Until Dark

    A sinister con man and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll to the home of Sam Henderson and his blind wife, Susy and set about trying to retrieve it. They start an elaborate scam to persuade Susy to hand it over, but Susy, it seems, is no easy target.

    Jun 1985

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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    Dec 1985

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1983-84 Season

  • Mousetrap

    Mousetrap

    The murdered woman was the one who had abused those children. A note had been left on the body claiming there were “three blind mice” who would be murdered, and the name Monkswell Manor was also on the note. Sergeant Trotter believes that someone at the manor had a connection of some sort to the murder victim.

    Mar 1983

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  • South Pacific

    Jun 1983

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  • Cinderella

    Cinderella

    Dec 1983

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  • Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii

    Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii

    When Vivien Bliss, writer of Harlequin Romance novels, comes to spend a romantic weekend with respectably married school teacher Edgar Chisholm, she starts a train of events which involves all the classic elements of farce confused identities, disguise, long lost relatives, ambushes, chases and glorious mayhem. How Vivien gets her new novel finished in the face of, behind the back of, in spite of and with the help of an advice columnist, a nosy reporter, a doctor in panty hose, an orphan with a cake and Helga the evil Russian physicist, is the story of this hilarious play.

    Mar 1984

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  • A Murder Is Announced

    A Murder Is Announced

    An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.

    Aug 1984

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1982-83 Season

  • Pirates Of Penzance

    May 1982

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  • Rest Assured

    Rest Assured

    Mr. Morlock is a fidgety, grouchy old fellow who doesn’t like anything but money and won’t let his daughter marry Joe Laconi because he’s poor. So when Joe’s papa, Luigi, comes over to plead his son’s case, the two men start feuding and Mr. Morlock says if Mary weds Joe, it’ll be over his dead body! Luigi says if they don’t get married it’ll be over his! When Luigi has a heart attack, the feud appears over. But Luigi gets permission from “up there” to come back and haunt Mr. Morlock and continue haunting him until he gives the kids his blessing. Mr. Morlock is frenzied! Luigi’s ghost, visible only to Morlock, kicks him off the couch, pulls the covers off him, kicks him in the seat, flirts with his secretary, and cavorts around in a fashion that would put most ghosts to shame. Poor Mr. Morlock, the entire family thinks he’s lost his few remaining marbles. In his despair, he accidentally takes too many sleeping pills. Then it happens. He, too, kicks the bucket. But Mr. Morlock refuses to leave earth until things are settled to his satisfaction, and of course, Luigi says he will not rest in peace until Mary and Joe are married. Unfortunately, life in Mr. Morlock’s home goes on as if nothing happened and for the first time ever, Mr. Morlock realizes his mistakes and begs for another chance.

    Jun 1982

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  • Dumb Luck

    Jul 1982

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  • Little Red Riding Hood

    Dec 1982

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  • The Mikado

    The Mikado

    A year before the action of this opera begins, Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado of Japan, fled his father’s imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha, an elderly lady. Disguised as a traveling musician, he met and fell in love with Yum-Yum, the young ward of Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor in the town of Titipu.

    Dec 1982

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