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Theatre Collingwood has a full fall program


Some may think of Theatre Collingwood as a summer theatre company but after 33 years in operation, this Collingwood company has become more of a year-round staple.

From Oct. 19 to 21 enjoy the music and stories of the ’60s and ’70s with Alice’s Restaurant, playing at The Historic Gayety Theatre. This musical revue will focus on the years of the great story songs, those famous songs that told a tale and were lyrically driven. Full renditions of such classic songs like American Pie and Piano Man will illustrate the concept.

For something totally different, the theatre company is drawing attention to the Second World War Nov. 23 and 24 at the Simcoe Street Theatre. We Must Have More Men! was written by two Barrie playwrights and was a sold-out production in Barrie last year. It has been commissioned to be performed at Base Borden this year to mark Remembrance Day, and will also be in Collingwood for three performances. The performances are at 7:30 p.m. each day and there is a 1 p.m. matinee on the Friday. We Must Have More Men! brings the personal accounts of the soldiers from Barrie and Simcoe County who fought in the trenches, at sea, and in the air in the Great War, as well as the wives and children who kept the home fires burning.

To end off 2017 with the holiday spirit, Theatre Collingwood is presenting Christmas with Patricia O’Callaghan on Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at New Life Church. Joining O’Callaghan will be cellist Kevin Fox and other guest performers to be announced. Audiences can expect an evening of songs that O’Callaghan also carefully selected and recorded on an album with her friends in 2015 in celebration of the

holiday season.

From Northern Sky by Nick Drake to favourite standards like The First Noel and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, as well as a few surprising originals, the concert features a wide selection of seasonal songs.

For information and tickets, please call 705-445-2200 or visit theatrecollingwood.ca. 

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