After a successful summer of live theatre at the Meaford Hall, the Meaford Culture Foundation has stepped on board to sponsor the 2019 season.
“With three weeks of live theatre, Meaford Hall is thrilled with the outcome of all three shows hitting their target every week,” said the Hall.
The summer kicked off in July as Norm Foster’s Wrong for Each Other took the stage, a story about Norah and Rudy meeting by chance in a big-city restaurant four years after their divorce. Overcoming the awkwardness of the situation, they decide to have lunch together and despite very different backgrounds, or maybe because of it, they once were deeply in love and maybe still are. Wrong For Each Other took the audience on an emotional ride that examines the evolution of a marriage with humour and heart and vulnerability.
Next on the stage was Memories of the Summer of Love, created by Chris McHarge and Colin Stewart. This was a blockbuster musical trip back to the ’60s with a dynamite four-piece band and four sensational singers. It was a 40-song celebration of such groups as the Beach Boys, Gerry & the Pacemakers, the Monkees, Sonny & Cher, and many more.
Finishing off the 2018 season was the Orillia Opera House production of Murder at the Howard Johnson’s.
A triangle of love that took you through a hilarious and nail-biting series of homicidal mishaps where anyone could end up dead. When a housewife with a wandering eye mixes it up with a philandering dentist while 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.
“Stay tuned to see what the 2019 season has to come,” said the Hall. “A formal Summer Theatre Committee has been formed by Meaford Culture Foundation, a major sponsor, and any interested volunteers can contact the Committee Chair Deborah Ise at 519-538-0880.”