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Brian Belleth will be among a bevy of singers performing Nov. 28 at the Starbright Christmas presentation at Victoria Playhouse. Handout/Postmedia Network

Starbright Christmas debuts Nov. 28

The Victoria Playhouse is bringing back their annual holiday tradition on Nov. 28 – Starbright Christmas returns for its fifth year with special guests Lambton Youth Choir, Sacred Heart choir and St. Philip Choir.

The Victoria Playhouse Petrolia has announced their 2018 season, and they've shaped it around what audiences have asked for. (Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network)

Upcoming season aims to uplift

The Victoria Playhouse Petrolia has curated their upcoming 2018 season with their focus on what their audiences wants: music, laughs and uplifting stories.

Watch for the caravans this November! Vague de Cirque is bringing their unique act to Petrolia, combining acrobatics and comedy for all ages. Handout/Postmedia Network

Quebec's Vague de Cirque wacky and wild

The Town of Petrolia are expecting some very special guests in November; Vague de Cirque will be arriving in caravans to perform their unique show inside a big yellow tent.

Rockabilly Swingtime will be presented daily at Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia at 2 p.m., with the exception of Sept. 15 and 22 when it will be presented at 8 p.m. Handout/Petrolia Topic

Rockabilly Swingtime opens Sept. 5

The Victoria Playhouse Petrolia is closing its Canadian-themed season with a celebratory sendoff. Rockabilly Swingtime is set to be an exciting culmination after previous shows delved into an array of themes including resilience, comedy and freedom.

Colin Mochrie

Colin Mochrie bringing humour to Petrolia

Audiences in Petrolia will have a chance to get to know Canadian master of improv Colin Mochrie this Saturday. The comedian best known for his quick wit on Whose Line is it Anyway? is joining the Victoria Playhouse’s Proud to Be Canadian Speaker series, and if you’ve seen his fine-tuned improvisational skills at work, you know you’re in for a treat

Don Brimmer and Janice Bonish are joining forces at Victoria Hall - their art show, 'Consolidation of Landscapes and Abstracts', debuts on the 5th of September. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

Artists evolve and experiment over time

Janice Bonish and Don Brimmer both began painting just over 10 years ago in 2006, but the cousins were unaware that the other had picked up the same hobby. Now, the pair are having their first art show together at Victoria Hall, and have seen their love of painting flourish as they grew more confident with their paintbrush in hand.