What's the Buzz? | November 13, 2023

 Christmas Carol Readers Announced!


It’s hard to believe that we are now entering the Christmas Holiday Season! Where did the year go? This Saturday, November 18 at 5 pm is the Collingwood Santa Claus Parade and we are so happy to have a float in it again this year. Thank you to Kevin and Laurie Blair from Alair Homes for once again pulling our trailer! We hope that you will come out and cheer us on. Following the parade, there will be the annual lighting of the town Christmas tree.

Hope to see you there!

P.S. Guess where Erica is hiding in this photo???


Speaking of annual events, we are very excited to be once again presenting our Annual Staged Reading of A Christmas Carol on Thursday, December 14 at First Presbyterian Church in Collingwood (7:30 pm). We had our first "Zoom" rehearsal last week and our readers are amazing! If you have not been to this reading before, it is a bit like watching an old radio show being taped. We have our readers and we have Anne Raciunas as our Foley artist making all the sound effects. It is so much fun and a great way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season, sit back, and listen to a time-honoured story. Fun for the whole family! Tickets are on sale now online HERE or call the office at 705-445-2200. Our cast and creative team are:


Heather Craig

Ginny Gilbert

Tara Kivlichan

John Knox

Steve Magill

Kate Roxborough

Penny Skelton

Chelsea Weston

Marty Wilkinson


Scott Hurst as The Narrator


Dean Hollin as Scrooge


Catsue McBroom – costumes

Ginny Gilbert – props

Anne Raciunas – Foley Artist

Erica Angus – Director

Please note, at this time of year we like to support the Actors’ Fund of Canada, which helps to support people in the theatre industry who have fallen on hard times. We will be accepting donations for this worthy cause at the event.



Check out our winter classes for mature adults HERE

January 11th-15th (Thursdays from 1:30-2:30) BURLESQUE FOR DARING DAMES with Kat Salvador

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6 Weeks of Fun!

For mature ladies who want to have fun and try a different art form in this movement class!

This class has been so popular we just have to keep offering it! Kat says she has an amazing time teaching women how to perform burlesque moves in this course designed just for you! No husbands, no kids, just friends and fun!

There is no previous experience necessary and these movement classes are great for all body types and fitness levels. Most of all, there will be no judgment. Just come out and enjoy yourself and have a laugh!

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January 31st-March 13th (Wednesdays from 1-3pm) EFFECTIVE STORY TELLING with Erica Angus

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Erica is the Executive Director of Theatre Collingwood, and has spent her career searching for and sharing wonderful stories throughout South Georgian Bay. In this program, she wants to help you tell YOUR story, because we know everyone has a story to tell! This is not a writing course but rather a very social, safe place to practice telling your story, or someone else’s story. Maybe you want to learn how to be a good listener or how to shake off those nerves. This course is perfect for those who want to learn skills for sharing stories with a loving grandchild, across the dinner table, or on a stage! Come have some fun and hear some great stories, too!

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On November 6th we held our AGM and I’d like to welcome our 3 new Board Members: Heather Craig, Andy Dumas, and Howard Morrison. They will join Marie Rounding, Jim Roe, Richard Lemoine, David McFadden, Harold Bickerstaff, Michelle Kingsbury, Patricia Best, Rob Hart, and Victoria Behune on the Theatre Collingwood Board of Directors. We have an amazing board and I look forward to working with them as we enter our 40 Anniversary year! Each of them brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.

I’d like to also sincerely thank Jim Anderson and Anita Hearn, who are retiring from the board, for all of their hard work and support of Theatre Collingwood. We will miss them and wish them well, and look forward to seeing them at our shows!


It’s not too late to buy your ticket for our THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT RAFFLE in support of Theatre Collingwood’s Youth & Senior Drama Education Programs and Artistic Programming.

Tickets are only $20 each and only 500 tickets are printed so your chances to win are TERRIFIC! 

The draw will take place on December 14th at our Staged Reading of A Christmas Carol at First Presbyterian Church.  

We hope to see you there, but don’t worry if you are not……we will call you when you win!


1st Prize – One Night Stay in a deluxe room at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto and 2 theatre tickets for a show at the St. Lawrence Centre to make your Toronto visit truly ENTERTAINING!

2nd Prize – Two FLEX PAX Subscriptions to the Theatre Collingwood 2024 “40th Anniversary” Theatre Season PLUS $200 in Restaurant Gift Certificates. YUMMY ENTERTAINMENT

3rd Prize – Two 2024 Porchside Festival Passports (with two lawn chairs already at the shows for you) so you won’t miss a beat at our July ENTERTAINMENT festival 

4th Prize – Two Premium Tickets to our February 14th, 2024 performance of “ANY DREAM WILL DO – The Music and Story of Andrew Lloyd Webber” AND a special Valentines Box of Chocolates! Romantic ENTERTAINMENT($200 Value)

5th Prize – Gift Certificate for Cineplex Movie Theatres for ENTERTAINMENT on the big screen!


Tickets can be purchased online HERE or by calling 705-445-2200.


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