Let's Fill 2019 With Entertainment!
Happy New Year Friends and Patrons
Coming to work in January is to me like going back to school in September. It is a fresh start, and I love a good "schedule". I am back in my happy place! I had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family, and I hope you did too. Many of you know I have students living with me right now from Panama and we were thrilled to be able to take them to Ottawa and the parliament buildings over the holidays. They loved our country's capital city!
ANNOUNCING THE WINNER! If you have not heard yet, Robert Ketchin was the winner of the 2018 RAV4!
Thank you to everyone who bought or sold a ticket, we could not have done it without you! We sold 717 tickets and were able to raise over $20,000 for Theatre Collingwood! Thank you so much! Special thanks to Collingwood Toyota and Collingwood Tim Hortons, for their incredible support and help with this fund raiser.
We are currently preparing in the office for our 2019 theatre season, beginning in February with our
. I would like to thank MONACO for jumping on board as our Production Sponsor. If you have not seen their beautiful model condominium do yourself a favour and check it out at 25 Huron St., Collingwood, or visit
I would also like to thank PRIME SEVEN NINE for sponsoring our Red Carpet Reception after the LOVE show. It's going to be a great night! If you are not familiar with this annual show, we bring in top theatre talent to WOW you right here in Collingwood for just one night. Then if you want, you can upgrade to a VIP Red Carpet Ticket to celebrate with the stars after the show at the after-party!
This year we have tried to program a variety of shows, with something for everyone. We have four productions coming to us before the summer season, which means you won't have to wait to enjoy great theatre. On March 8
we will be celebrating International Women's Day with a comedy night called
Girl's Night Out
. This evening will also offer a pre-show party for those who want to add to their ticket and join us for some treats and maybe a celebratory beverage or two. Grab your girl-friends and join us for some laughs! Then in April we have a fantastic and very heartfelt one-man-show that we will offer in the beautifully intimate Simcoe Street Theatre, called
One Step At A Time
. This story grabbed at my heartstrings when I first experienced it and first met Andrew Prashad and his lovely family. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS HIS STORY TELLING. Then later in the month we will be presenting Dan Needles and Ian Bell with
TRUE CONFESSIONS FROM THE NINTH CONCESSION
. Dan will be telling stories, as only he can, and folk artist Ian Bell will play right along with him! This is a
show so order your tickets now as they are selling quickly. These four first shows of the year are not part of the summer subscription, but are a lovely complement!
Please don't keep Theatre Collingwood a secret. Please tell your friends that tickets and subscriptions are on sale now. Check out our website for the latest show information.
See you at the theatre!
Executive Director, Theatre Collingwood