GLT NEWSLETTER JULY 2023
Goderich Little Theatre celebrating 75 years of live theatre in the community!
Introducing the 1st Annual First Time for Everything Festival JULY 12-15, 2023
A fringe festival and outdoor market with the goal of giving 'newbies' a chance to try ANYTHING within the theatre on a smaller scale.
This year we are featuring 3 new directors with a mentor director to learn from, bounce ideas off of and troubleshoot with.
THIS IS A PLAY
Written by Daniel MacIvor
Directed by Leigh Anne Van Aaken
Written by William Lang
Directed by Brian Makcrow
RUBY OF ELSINOR
Written by Bruce Kane
Directed by Jesse Gill
FTFE Theatre Festival Mentor Director, Lisa Hood
For more information, email: email@example.com
Goderich Little Theatre at the Livery can only achieve its goal to facilitate, promote and present live community theatre and other forms of artistic expressions with your support. We cannot thank our donors enough for their financial contributions.
Goderich Little Theatre gratefully acknowledges
Champion Donors, Ray and Dulce Vanasse, for their extraordinary gift of $25,000!
2023-24 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
This season is dedicated in fond memory of our long-time volunteers,
Greg Reynolds and Jim Mulhern
Goderich Little Theatre presents…
Written by David Storey
Directed by Garnet Colborne
Sponsored by: West Wawanosh Mutual Insurance
October 19 – 22 and 26 – 29, 2023
On a bare terrace stroll two old gentlemen, who greet each other courteously. They are soon joined by two women, known socially to the two men, and, later, by a young man. They discuss topics: the past, the weather, old friends, old loves, and the war. Are they perhaps in a small private hotel? In actuality, they are all patients in a psychiatric facility. Yet, in this day in their lives, there is much humour and good grace. By the time the day is over and the shadows fall, we as an audience are moved to compassion, sympathy, and respect for these extraordinarily ordinary people.
CHRISTMAS IN THE HIGHLANDS
Written by Warren Robinson
Directed by Eleanor Robinson
Sponsored by Second Streetlight Estate Winery
December 1 - 3 and 8 – 10, 2023
Christmas in the Highlands is another ‘’Cosy Mystery” written by Warren Robinson. It features period carols, costumes, and kilts to offer a visual treat and a warm Christmas feeling. It is set in Inverness in the 1890s. It includes a Highland Ball, comical high jinks and a mystery to be solved.
Written by Timothy Findley
Directed by David Armour
Sponsored by Catherine Armour, RMT, Massage Therapy
February 22 – 25 and Feb 29 – March 3, 2024
It’s Shrove Tuesday, 1601. Robert, the Earl of Essex is to be beheaded in the morning for leading a rebellion against the crown. Queen Elizabeth I, widely supposed to be his lover, caught by political forces she cannot overcome, awaits the morning with dread. She “requires distraction” and commands a performance of Much Ado About Nothing. Then, she joins Shakespeare and his company overnight in the barn, to wait out the curfew. What follows is a confrontation among three great minds on the nature of power, love, sex, and gender.
LEND ME A TENOR
Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Deborah Vieira
Sponsored by Fisher Glass & Mirror Ltd.
May 2 – 5 and 9 - 12, 2024
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.
2023-2024 Season Memberships and Flex-Passes will be on sale soon.
2023-24 Season Sponsor
Thank you to the Town of Goderich for their continued support
Through your generosity “YOU are playing a part”
in promoting arts and culture in our community!
Donations can be made through the Livery website here or by mailing a cheque to The Livery at 35 South Street, Goderich, Ontario N7A 3L4.