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Another year, almost gone, our 75th Anniversary, no less, and what an interesting year it has been. On the stage and off, our season’s shows and our new initiatives have been met with a strong response from our community.


First of all, Ordinary Magic Theatre for Young Players, our youth initiative, has had a stellar year with six shows which were very warmly received. There was an increase in numbers in all groups, especially the Intermediate, which need to expand to a second session with a new teacher! This year’s shows are well underway, with presentations in January for juniors and intermediates and June

For the senior class. As an indication of the success of this program, several youngsters have joined the casts of shows in our regular season. That’s one of the big reasons for doing this.


Our staged reading of Doubt, directed by Annette Procunier and performed at St. George’s Anglican Church, was dramatic, powerful and well-attended, while the Livery Film Fest continues brought films that were entertaining and thought-provoking. Finally, a high point in our last year has to be the First First Time for Everything festival (FTFE). Running in July, it presented the work of three new directors, under the mentorship of Lisa Hood.


Let me finish with thanks. Firstly, to you, our members and subscribers, and our volunteers who do all the jobs, often un-noted but utterly necessary. Secondly, I’d like to acknowledge all of our donors, and two, Dulce & Ray Vanasse and Steven Furino & Sabine Behnk, whose gifts have been so instrumental in making the theatre easier and safer to work in. Thirdly, our staff, John Lodge, and to both halves of our general manager, Kate and Vern Reynolds-Braun.


Which brings us to some farewells. Despite being indispensable, Kate-Vern will be retiring from the General Manager’s position in the new year; and, while this leaves us bereft, the silver lining is that we will be looking forward to working with them in committee and production work, going forward. Thank you for all your work on our behalf, and great good luck in all your future plans. In addition, the personnel committee is in talks with Cara Loft, who will be returning to the GM’s role after an extended parental leave.


And so, on we go.

Happy holidays everyone and here’s to GLT at the Livery, in our 76th season.


Dave Armour

GLT Board President








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At The Park Theatre on the Square







Thursday December 7, 2023

Doors open at 7:00pm, Film starts at 7:30 pm

GLT/Livery Members - $8

Non-members - $12

Priscilla, a biographical film written, directed and produced by Sofia Coppola, was almost entirely shot in Toronto. 

Priscilla Beaulieu (played by Cailee Spaeny) was only 14-years-old when she met 24-year-old Elvis Presley (Jacob Elorbi) in Germany where Priscilla’s father was stationed in the U.S. Military and Elvis, at the peak of his career, was also stationed. This was 1959. They met at a house party and began casually dating.

They reconnected three years later in the U.S. and their courtship continued. The film is based on the 1985 memoir ‘Elvis and Me’ by Priscilla and details her complicated love story with a rock-and-roll superstar who becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments:  a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness and a vulnerable friend.

Perfectly timed for date night durin
g the holiday season! ‘Priscilla’ plays for one night only on Thursday, December 7th at 7:30 pm at the Park Theatre in Goderich. Doors open at 7:00 pm. 


Watch the trailer here:

For more information about the Livery Film Fest Series, please contact:









Come and dance through the decades this New Year’s Eve at the Livery!


As many of you good readers know, this year was the Livery’s 75th anniversary season - a feat not known by many community theatre troupes! And to help wrap up this special year, we are saying, “Goodbye!” to 2023 in style!

Join us on Sunday, December 31st for a “Dancing Through the Decades” New Year’s Eve bash at the Livery Theatre. The doors will open at 7:30 PM, with live entertainment beginning at 8:00 PM. You can dress up in your favourite decade, or simply join in on the festivities. A glass of champagne at midnight will be included in the ticket price, as well as light refreshments throughout the night. A cash bar (that also accepts cards) will be provided by the Livery.

We may not have made it through the Holiday Season just yet, but we didn’t want you to make a plan for New Year’s Eve without thinking about the Livery first!


Tickets are $40 each and will go on sale soon. Only a limited number of tickets will be available, so stay tuned to the Livery’s website and social media sites to get your tickets first!




2024 Ordinary Magic Theatre for Young Players






Production Sponsor Melissa Daer Real Estate Team









All 3 plays will be performed on each date, tickets will be available for each play, general seating.

Online ticket purchases will be available as of Tuesday January 2, 2024.

The in-person Box Office at The Livery will open on Tuesday January 9, 10:00 am.


Character Matters

Ron Fink (Composer) John Heath (Books and Lyrics)

Directed by Heather Dawe


Book Reports of Destiny

Written by Dean O’Carroll

Directed by Jacqui Knap

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado


Twice Upon A Time 

Written by Tracy Wells

Directed by Jennifer Cousteils

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado




Thursday January 18 – Preview, Pay What You Will, 5:30 pm

Friday January 19, 5:30 pm

Saturday January 20, 1:00 pm

Sunday January 21, 1:00 pm


2024 Ordinary Magic Theatre for Young Players is presented in memory of Mayor John Grace.



Auditions for Lend Me a Tenor will be the third week of January 2024details about dates, times and venue will be announced in our January newsletter.


Lend Me A Tenor

Written by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Deborah Vieira

Production Sponsor, Fisher Glass & Mirror Ltd.

Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor is an entertaining comedy of errors with music set in the 1930’s.


Max, a shy and awkward soul, admires world-renowned tenor Tito Merelli who has signed on to play the starring role in Pagliacci with a struggling opera company. 


Henry Saunders, General Manager of the company, is stressed about the performance turning out right, and insists that his assistant, Max, a secret tenor extraordinaire, watch over Tito’s every move to ensure smooth sailing. 


A series of crazy events and mistaken identities threaten the reputation and sanity of everyone involved. 


When Max gets the chance of a lifetime to emulate his hero for an adoring audience – and in front of the woman he loves – he shows the world there is more inside him than meets the eye and saves the opera company in grand, farcical style.


Champion Donors $10,000+

Ray and Dulce Vanasse

Steven Furino and Sabine Behnk

GLT is grateful for the continued support of the Town of Goderich

Through your generosity, 'YOU are playing a part' in promoting arts and culture in our community!

Donations can be made here or by mailing a check to

The Livery

 35 South Street,

Goderich, Ontario N7A 3L4.

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