Town of Orangeville | Arts, Culture & Tourism Newsletter | January 2019
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Orangeville Music Theatre presents two shows in January
For over forty years, Orangeville Music Theatre (OMT) has been entertaining local audiences with a wide range of award-winning musicals from classic shows to modern day stories. The non-profit, community organization is run by volunteers and relies on the dedication, enthusiasm, and talent of its many participants and supporters. OMT presents four shows per year, two main stage performances and two youth performances. Each show features local actors, singers, dancers, and crew with a wide range of ages and talents represented.  

OMT created its popular youth program in 2012 to offer kids an opportunity to perform in a safe and creative environment while gaining confidence, honing their skills and building lasting friendships. Each production presented by the youth program involves over 50 participants under the age of eighteen. 

In January, OMT will present the first two shows of its 2019 season. The main stage show, Beauty and the Beast, runs from January 11 to 20. Mary Poppins Jr. features the youth program and will be on stage from January 25 to 27. Auditions for OMT's two June performances will open in February. 

To learn more about OMT and find details about tickets and auditions, please visit  www.orangevillemusictheatre.com.
Upcoming Events
January 12, 26 and every second Saturday until April 20
Town Hall
January 7 - Colette
January 21 - The Silent Revolution
Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville
February 2
Island Lake and Orangeville Curling Club
Town Hall Opera House Performances
January 11 to 20
Experience the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. Can the Beast learn to love and be loved before the time runs out?  

January 25 to 27
Mary Poppins takes young Jane and Michael on many magical and memorable adventures, but even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the famous nanny.

February 1
Enjoy the harmonies and beats of the remarkable songs of the Bee Gees. Sing along with smash hits like “Night Fever,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Stayin’ Alive,” and many more!

February 7
Enjoy a fun family night out at this P.J. party performance. Based on the classic tale written by Hans Christian Andersen, this performance will feature special lighting and musical effects that will transform the Town Hall Opera House into a magical, snowy palace .

February 8  
This evening of classic country music will feature songs by George Jones, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and more.

February 14 to March 3
Celebrate 50 years of British pop and rock music. You'll hear familiar hits from musical royalty such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Tom Jones, Queen, Rod Stewart, Adele, Elvis Costello, The Who, Eric Clapton, The Police, Annie Lennox, and so many more! Join Leisa Way and the five-piece Lonely Hearts Club Band as they take you on a musical adventure for all ages.
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Things to Know
Supporting arts and culture in Orangeville
Did you know that the role of Economic Development involves much more than just attracting businesses to Orangeville? The Town's Economic Development & Culture office works to build and sustain business activities that will create a positive impact in the entire community. This includes assisting with new business development and supporting existing businesses, but it also encompasses stimulating tourism growth, and fostering arts and culture initiatives. The office aims to create and support a thriving and
diverse local economy across all sectors, including tourism and cultural industries.

Individuals, organizations and businesses in the arts and culture sector may benefit from many of the services offered through the Economic Development & Culture office including:

Small business support
Entrepreneurs can access resources and guidance to help grow their small businesses. A variety of services and workshops are offered through the Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC). Support is available for all types of businesses including those in the arts and culture sector. Check out the full listing of upcoming workshops and SBEC services.

Event promotion
If you are planning a local event that supports or features arts and culture in our community, we may be able to help promote it. Events and initiatives held in Orangeville could be included on the orangevilletourism.ca website as well in this monthly newsletter. Contact us to find out if your event is eligible.

Other resources and services can be found at orangevillebusiness.ca . We invite you to contact us to learn more.
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