Thousand Islands Playhouse 2016 Season

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A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE

THE MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY OF A STAR

By Dean Regan
Produced in association with Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, BC

May 20 – June 11
Springer Theatre

Country music’s greatest lady takes the stage to tell her compelling story. Featuring all of Patsy’s greatest hits, this production will transport you back in time and have you singing the whole way home!

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Blithe Spirit

BLITHE SPIRIT

A SPARKLING SUPERNATURAL COMEDY

By Noël Coward
Produced in association with Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, BC

June 17 – July 16
Springer Theatre

Socialite and novelist Charles has invited an eccentric medium to his house as research for his next book. But when her séance proves successful, the ghost of his first wife appears and hilarity ensues in this magical comedy of manners.

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Assassinating Thomson

ASSASSINATING THOMSON

THE MYSTERY OF A CANADIAN LEGEND

Created and performed by Bruce Horak

July 5 – 17
Firehall Theatre

In his one-man show, painter and performer Bruce Horak shares his unique worldview alongside the mysterious death of Tom Thomson. Art, murder, and laughter are intertwined in this hilarious investigation of a Canadian icon!

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Beneath Springhill

BENEATH SPRINGHILL: THE MAURICE RUDDICK STORY

A MUSICAL STORY OF HOPE

Created and Performed by Beau Dixon
Lyrics and Music by Rob Fortin and Susan Newman

July 19 – 31
Firehall Theatre

Share in the incredible story of Maurice Ruddick, “the singing miner,” an African-Canadian who survived underground during the historic Springhill mining disaster. This multi-award-winning one-man show is a celebration of hope, community, and the power of music.

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IntoTheWoods

INTO THE WOODS

A MUSICAL FAIRYTALE WITH A TWIST

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

July 22 – August 13
Springer Theatre

As the baker and his wife journey into the woods, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack along the way. Fairytales come to life in this musical that explores what happens when “happily ever after” doesn’t unfold quite as planned.

Best suited for ages 10 and up.

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In a Blue Moon

IN A BLUE MOON

A HEARTWARMING WORLD PREMIERE

By Lucia Frangione
Produced in association with Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, BC and
Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver, BC

August 12 – August 28
Firehall Theatre

After her dad dies, six-year-old Frankie and her mom move to a cottage where they meet Uncle Will. Over time, a tender and unlikely love story emerges as the three discover a new understanding of family.

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GrandTimeRapids

A GRAND TIME IN THE RAPIDS

A FRIVOLOUS FAST-PACED FARCE

By Stewart Lemoine

August 19 – September 17
Springer Theatre

Ted, an etiquette expert, has arrived at the apartment of Thalia just as her boyfriend Boyd arrives and prompts a madcap misunderstanding. This door-slamming, drink-throwing, towel-wearing farce will test your manners and tickle your funny bone.

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Das Ding

DAS DING (THE THING)

A SHARP-WITTED SOCIAL COMEDY

By Philipp Löhle
Translated by Birgit Schreyer Duarte
Produced in association with Theatre Smash, Toronto, ON
and Canadian Stage, Toronto, ON

September 9 – 25
Firehall Theatre

A talking Cotton Fiber goes on a great adventure and provides a searing look at our global economy. Featuring five actors, playing fourteen characters in nine locations, this play has dazzled audiences around the world.

Warning: Provocative, political, and sexy content.

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You Are Here

YOU ARE HERE
A New Musical

A TOUR DE FORCE WORLD PREMIERE

Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram
Book by Brian Hill
Produced in association with Acting Up Stage Company, Toronto, ON

September 23 – October 16
Springer Theatre

On the night of the 1969 moon landing, a housewife walks out on her husband to find a new life for herself. This powerful one-woman musical will take you to the moon.

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VioletThePilot

VIOLET’S THE PILOT

AN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVENTURE

By Jason Hall

April 25 – July 3
Young Company Touring Production

Today is Violet’s big day. She’s about to become the world’s youngest pilot until Bud, the world’s youngest protestor, gets in the way. Only a pack of reporters – our audience – can decide what tomorrow’s headline will say.

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