ECT announces next season performances

FERGIS – The Elora Community Theatre is kicking off 48 years of community theatre in Centre Wellington in December.

Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus

Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus by Andrew J. Fenady and directed by Deb Stanson will take the stage from Dec. 13 to 15 and 20 to 22.

The theatre company kicks off the Christmas season with a title to tickle everyone’s hearts, officials say.

In 1897, a young girl wrote to the New York Sun asking whether Santa Claus truly existed. The paper’s response written by Francis P. Church, has become a beloved holiday literary tradition.

Mom’s Gift

Mom’s Gift by Phil Olson and directed by Stan Jensen will take place Feb. 14 to 16 and 21 to 23.

Escape from the cold, winter temperatures with this heart loving and warm family story.

Mom has been dead for 11 months and shows up at her husband’s birthday party – a ghost with a mission.

Like Clarence in It’s a wonderful Life, Mom has to accomplish a task to earn her wings.

Only what the task is, is a mystery.

Little House on the Prarie

Little House on the Prairie with music by Rachel Portman, lyrics by Donna DiNovelli and directed by Acey Kaspar will be on stage May 1 to 3 and 8 to 10.

Little House on the Prairie is a Canadian theatrical premier. The musical follows the beloved Ingalls family’s journey westward and a settlement in South Dakota where Ma and Pa Ingalls hope to make a better life for their children.

It tells the story of their struggle to keep their land claim.

In story, song and dance, the audience will see the Ingalls suffering the hardships of winter blizzards and prairie fires as well as rejoicing in the settlement of their new home, land and town.


The Elora Community Theatre has been a part of the community since 1972 and performs at the Fergus Grand Theatre. ECT has performed over 150 plays at The Grand and is proud to be one of the principal users of the building, officials stay.

All the ECT productions are put together by a volunteer membership and for  membership opportunities and details on how to join visit

Season tickets are available at the Fergus Grand Theatre at 519-787-1981 or online at