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.
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
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.
The Victoria Playhouse is debuting its next Canadian-themed feature entitled ‘Portia’ next week; the production dives into the life and times of Canada’s first black female concert singer, Portia White.
Grand Bend’s Beach Concert Series is bringing Broadway to the newly-built stage this week.
Sarah Smith is used to being on stage – she said it feels like home for her. She’ll be joining four other musicians on the Petrolia Playhouse stage next month in her first-ever theatre production Folks Like Us.
When Regina Gudelis sits down to paint, she doesn’t always know where the brushstrokes are going to take her, but just being in front of a canvas always manages to pull something out of her. She describes her artwork as expressive and abstract, it is emotional and created from in the inside out.
Audiences will have the chance to travel back in time and reminisce of the days where women activists burned their bras and iconic music made its debut.
It’s an eerie tale most locals will remember from childhood – a family of outcasts massacred by an armed mob made up of their own neighbours, the Black Donnellys of Lucan, Ontario had quite the reputation, and still do.