What's the Buzz? | October 13, 2023


 Howdy Theatre Lovers,

Boy, did we have fun at our 7th Annual "Putting for the Arts" event on Tuesday out at the Blue Mountain Cascade Putting Course and Copper Blues restaurant! Thank you to Dave West and Julie Card for taking amazing photos at the event! Check them out HERE. A big thank you to our event sponsors: Craig Owen Sunlife Financial, Blue Mountain Resort, Copper Blues, Jane Moysey Royal LePage Locations North and to everyone who attended! I am thrilled to say that this little (and super fun) event raised over $12,000 for Theatre Collingwood’s adult and youth drama programs and 2024 programming!

Tomorrow You May OPEN THE MYSTERY!

Jake McArthur is a remarkable talent. He is a LOCAL poet and writer and a GREAT storyteller. Please join us on Saturday, October 14th at 6:30 pm at The Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg, for Jake’s production of OPENING TO THE MYSTERY.

The evening will include a musical pre-show performance by singer/songwriter Brennan Sloan and a curated guided meditation by Nicole Bishop. This will be followed by Jake’s amazing storytelling performance, with Violet Roseman on the Tibetan Bowls.

Jake’s story is based on the experiences he had with his late daughter Erica following her tragic death. This is not a preachy or religious show, just an opportunity to question. These stories are taken from his published book and signed copies of Jake’s book will be available for purchase at the show.

If you have seen Jake’s show before, please join us again for this enhanced version. I promise you will walk away inspired. Tickets are only $25 (+HST) and can be ordered online HERE, or may be purchased at the door. A cash bar will be open for the performance as well.

Our Fall DRAMA Education Classes have begun, and our TAP CLASSES FOR SENIORS and SENIORS STORY TELLING are about to begin. There are a few spaces left so call the office at 705-445-2200 for info.  

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We are so excited to announce our


Tickets are just $20 each and we are only selling 500 tickets. You can purchase them by calling our office at 705-445-2200 or email me HERE

Here are the prizes you could win:

A one-night stay at the beautiful King Edward Hotel in Toronto and 2 theatre tickets!

TWO SUBSCRIPTIONS to the Theatre Collingwood 2024 40th Anniversary Theatre Season PLUS $200 in Restaurant Gift Certificates


TWO PREMIUM TICKETS to our February 14th, 2024 performance of ANY DREAM WILL DO – The Music and Story of Andrew Lloyd Webber, plus a box of SPECIAL VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATES.

$100 CINEPLEX Gift Certificate



Don’t miss this fun annual event, where local celebs read this truly beloved holiday story. Bring the whole family and enjoy a peaceful evening of fun. Call 705-445-2200 to book your tickets. This performance will be at First Presbyterian Church.

Order Tickets Online  >>


Our Volunteer Appreciate WITCH’s TEA will take place on Monday, October 30 at the library from 1-3 p.m. If you have volunteered for us this year please call the office at 705-445-2200 to RSVP. Light snacks and our “witch’s tea” will be served. We encourage you to dress for the theme! Come and have some fun!

Theatre Collingwood Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, November 6th at 9 a.m. at the Lakeside Seafood & Grill located at 9 Harbour St E, Collingwood. Continental Breakfast will be served. All members are welcome but should reserve a space by calling the office at 705-445-2200.

The Agenda and Minutes will be sent to all in attendance.

OUR DIRECTORS’ GIVING CIRCLE (DGC) MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN IS OFF AND RUNNING! Thank you to everyone who has already called to make their donation. This campaign is for those who donate $1000 and up.

This year when you make your DGC donation before December 2nd you will receive 2 RED CARPET TICKETS to the John McDermott Family Christmas Show, and a Meet & Greet with John following the performance as a thank you. If you donate at the DGC level but have already purchased your John McDermott tickets, you may bring two friends! This concert is sold out so this is also the only way to get tickets now. Your 2023 DGC donation will include a 2023 tax receipt. Please call 705-445-2200 to make your generous donation.

Please also note that all donations of any value are welcomed and greatly appreciated. All donations include a tax receipt, as Theatre Collingwood is a not-for-profit charity.

Your donations help us to continue to provide great entertainment for the region, support artists, help improve the mental health and happiness of our community and provide educational programs for youth and adults.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

THEATRE COLLINGWOOD GIFT CERTIFICATES MAKE GREAT GIFTS! Start your holiday shopping now. Call 705-445-2200.

In closing, I thought I would leave you with a video that was produced by Diamond Schmidt Architects on the redevelopment of The National Arts Centre, and how this space brings the community together and is a hub for connection. Diamond Schmidt Architects are world-renowned for their art spaces and are working on the current Collingwood Arts Centre feasibility study.

I want to remind everyone that we must continue to speak with the Collingwood Department of Parks, Recreation, Culture and Council members on the importance of moving this project along as quickly as possible.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Please pray for peace in our world. And enjoy the beautiful weather and surroundings we have in South Georgian Bay. I look forward to seeing you in the theatre again soon!


Erica Angus

Executive Director, Theatre Collingwood


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