Theatre Orangeville announced its 2008-2009 season recently, as it enters its 15th year.
Artistic Director David Nairn said it begins in September with a world premiere musical titled, Step Right Up. Anyone who has ever wondered what really goes on “under the big top" will not want to miss that world premiere, with music by the Shaw Festival team of Paul Sportelli and Jay Turvey, and book by Eric Woolfe.
October brings a comedy. Those who loved last year’s Sexy Laundry, will not want to miss the comedy by Mary Jane Cruise, titled, Separate Beds.
On their 35th wedding anniversary cruise, two couples discover that not only the seas can get rough. From the captain’s table and bingo, to shuffleboard and karaoke, they are tossed and turned on the waves of romance. See which couple ends up in Separate Beds.
As the holidays approach in late November, Theatre Orangeville offers A Christmas Carol. The Charles Dickens story will delight audiences with ghostly apparitions, dancing, the Theatre Orangeville Youth Singers (TOYS) and traditional carol-singing.
In February, there is a mystery thriller, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight. Audiences will be whisked to a world full of suspense and tingling anticipation. Jan and her husband, Greg, have rented a ramshackle old farmhouse in the country. Soon Jan finds herself tormented by strange, eerie sounds in the night, and visions of a vengeful ghost. Is she imagining things? Is someone trying to drive her mad?
Events take an unexpected turn in a night of unimaginable suspense and terror. It is a spine-chilling mystery thriller by Peter Colley.
The final show is an audience favourite, back by popular demand – Norm Foster’s comedy, Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun. Meet Robert, an intellectually challenged young man with a sense of humour that will knock the audience off its feet.
Meet Holly, a young woman whose unexpected pregnancy has knocked her right off her feet. When their worlds collide, the power of this extraordinary friendship changes their lives forever.
The play will resonate with audiences even more when they discover that Theatre Orangeville has recently partnered with Community Living Dufferin in the Build Dreams Together campaign.
Theatre Orangeville’s subscription drive offers is on. See all five shows for as low as $100, and in buying a subscription now, theatre-goers have the opportunity to win a spa package. The winner will enjoy manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and more – for six people.
Anyone who buys a subscription while attending the current show, Mesa, will also be entered in a draw to spin the prize wheel. Orangeville merchants have donated prizes. One prize will be drawn at each performance of that play.
For more information call the Theatre Orangeville Box Office at 519-942-3423 or 1-800-424-1295 or go to www.theatreorangeville.ca.