Wrong for Each Other, Memories of the Summer of Love and Murder at the Howard Johnson’s are all a part of the exciting lineup of professional theatre that will return to Meaford Hall this summer.
Starting in July, The Foster Festival production of Wrong for Each Other by Norm Foster is the first to kick off this summer’s professional theatre. How can things which begin so right end up so wrong? Find out when Norah and Rudy meet by chance four years after their divorce in a big-city restaurant. Overcoming the awkwardness of the situation, they decide to have lunch together. Despite very different backgrounds, or maybe because of it, they once were deeply in love and maybe still are. Watch as Wrong For Each Other takes us on an emotional ride from July 17 to July 21, that will examine the evolution of a marriage with humour and heart and vulnerability. Like a fine wine, Wrong For Each Other is vintage Foster at his absolute best.
In August, get ready to take a musical journey you won’t forget. Created by Chris McHarge & Colin Stewart, Memories of the Summer of Love is a blockbuster musical trip back to the 60s with a dynamite four-piece band and four sensational singers. It celebrates such groups as The Beach Boys, Gerry & the Pacemakers, the Monkees and Sonny & Cher to just name a few. Relive the stories and music that spoke to a generation defined by the folk movement, civil rights, peace, love and good vibrations. You’ll hear classic hits such as Ferry Cross The Mersey, Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying, There’s A Kind of Hush, Daydream Believer, I Got You Babe, Blowin’ In The Wind, If You Could Read My Mind Love, Me and Bobby McGee, Mr. Tambourine Man, California Dreamin’, Bridge Over Troubled Water, I’m Henry The Eighth, I Am, Do You Believe in Magic and that’s just a start. Come sing along from August 8th to the 11th.
Finishing the season in September, A housewife with a wandering eye mixes it up with a philandering dentist as the Orillia Opera House (OOH) Productions of Murder at the Howard Johnson’s hits the Opera House stage. Booked into a Howard Johnson Motor Inn, they have more than a love tryst on their minds. When the hapless husband turns up, they may end up with a crime on their hands! This triangle of love will take you through a hilarious and nail-biting series of homicidal mishaps where anyone could end up dead – perhaps just from laughing. Be sure to see how this motel-à-trois finally gets sorted out when it’s on Stage from September 12th to 15th.
For more information on our Summer Theatre or to purchase tickets visit www.meafordhall.ca or by phone at 1.877.538.0463.