Kitchen Witches

Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
October 28 - November 06, 2021  
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The Kitchen Witches is all about Dolly Biddle and Isobel Lomax, whose individual cable cooking shows, “Baking with Babcha” and “Busy with Izzy” have been cancelled by the network. But during the final broadcast of Dolly's show, Izzy shows up with a spite on. The sparks fly between the two women, the barbs dig and the producers love it! Presto: a new cooking show, “The Kitchen Witches” is born! By the time “The Kitchen Witches” hits the air, the food takes a backseat to the snarling on stage. The show becomes a ratings smash hit as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

Dara"s Dream

Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
November 13 - 14, 2021  
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Dara is a young girl who dreams of meeting all of her favourite characters in Disney Land. The show includes characters such as Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook and Mary Poppins. The songs are all from popular Disney musicals. It is a show the whole family will enjoy!

The Last Five Years

Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Courthouse Theatre
November 18 - 28, 2021  
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The Little Mermaid - Disney's

Scugog Choral Society at Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
November 26 - December 11, 2021  
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Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Steel Magnolias

The Queensville Players at Theatre Aurora
November 26 - December 05, 2021  
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The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

The Shaughraun

Toronto Irish Players at Zoom,
November 26 - 27, 2021  
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Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
December 03 - 18, 2021  
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Alice in Wonderland - A Traditional English Pantomine

Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
December 17 - 29, 2021  
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A Red Plaid Shirt

Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
January 14 - 29, 2022  
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How do you cope with retirement? Even more pressing, how do you cope with your husband’s retirement? Join Marty, Deb, Fred and Gladys in this light comedy as they seek out new interests to occupy their now abundant leisure time. Choices range from art classes and wood-working projects to rediscovering your youth on a motorcycle, or becoming an obsessive hypochondriac. Middle ground may seem hard to find, but that’s what teamwork – and marriage -- is about, right?

Little Women

Orangeville Music Theatre at Tweedsmuir Memorial Pesbyteria, Orangeville
January 21 - 30, 2022  
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Other Desert Cities

Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Courthouse Theatre
February 10 - 26, 2022  
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"Other Desert Cities" involves a family with differing political views and a long-held family secret. The play's name refers to a control city guide sign on eastbound Interstate 10 in California, which indicates that the freeway is headed towards Indio, California and "other Desert Cities" (that is, the rest of the Coachella Valley). The play's events occur around the Christmas 2004 holiday, when the family of Polly and Lyman Wyeth gather in Palm Springs, California. Their daughter Brooke Wyeth returns home after six years. Polly's sister Silda is also visiting, out of a time spent in rehab. Polly and Lyman are Republicans, while Silda is a liberal. The sisters co-wrote a series of MGM comedies in the 1960s. Brooke announces to her family that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. That event is the suicide of her late brother Henry, who had been involved with the radical underground subculture.

The Fantasticks

Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
February 10 - 26, 2022  
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The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun

Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
February 11 - 19, 2022  
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A pregnant young woman and a disabled man meet at a bus stop and begin a friendship that will change their lives forever.

Chapatti

Toronto Irish Players at Alumnae Theatre, Toronto
February 17 - March 06, 2022  
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Burn

South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
March 03 - 20, 2022  
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Old friends Robert, Samira and David are the only three left of the original gang. Robert’s wife, famed mystery novelist Tara Waters, disappeared five years ago, though Robert insists she’s still alive. Paul, also a writer, died the year before, shortly after reuniting with his estranged daughter Eve. Eve has asked to meet the three friends for the first time, stating that she has something important to deliver. Over the evening’s meeting, Eve becomes awkward, eerie, strange and sinister. As the evening unravels, the chaos erupts with hidden secrets revealed.

Educating Rita

Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
March 11 - 26, 2022  
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Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.

Rent

Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
April 06 - 10, 2022  
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Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun

Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Courthouse Theatre
April 06 - 23, 2022  
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A pregnant young woman and a disabled man meet at a bus stop and begin a friendship that will change their lives forever.

Songs For A New World

Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
May 05 - 21, 2022  
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The show sits on the boundary between musical and song cycle, but it is neither; it is an abstract musical, a series of songs all connected by a theme: "the moment of decision." The show employs four performers who do not literally play the same characters throughout the show but who do have consistently developing character arcs nonetheless. Composer Jason Robert Brown has said of his show, "It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back."

Disaster!

South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
May 05 - 22, 2022  
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It is 1979 and New York’s hottest celebrities are gathering for the grand opening of a new floating casino and discotheque. The night starts out well but as disaster strikes the casino, the A-listers (and a crazy collection of other characters) must survive earthquakes, infernos, and tidal waves - oh my! Set to the best mega-hit songs of the 70s like Hooked on A Feeling, Hot Stuff, I Will Survive and Saturday Night, this loving homage to 70s disaster films will surely have you singing along through your laughter.

Farce Of Nature

Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
May 06 - 14, 2022  
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The non-stop hilarity of this Southern-fried farce highlights one day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas. Meet D. Gene Wilburn, the owner and proprietor of the Reel ‘Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Well, it used to be, but lately business is down, tourists are few, and the lone guest who’s just checked in—an extremely jittery Carmine DeLuca from Chicago—is only there due to a location shift in the Witness Protection Program. Doesn’t anybody just want to fish anymore? In the deliciously funny romp that ensues, the residents of the lodge hide, lie, disguise themselves, cross-dress, and slam doors chasing one another, while trying to figure out the source of an increasingly awful stench. By then it’s too late and the lodge is surrounded by vicious critters and hungry varmints that have followed the odor down from the hills. Yet by the delightfully chaotic climax of this one outrageous day, love blossoms, truths are revealed, and the lives of all—family, guests and gangsters alike—change in incredible and surprising ways

Dick Whittington (And His Cat)

Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
May 21 - June 05, 2022  
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Dick Whittington and his cat, Tammy, journey to London to seek their fortune after hearing that the streets are paved with gold. When he finds they are not, he is hired to work in the kitchen of Alderman Fitzwarren, where he meets some colourful characters and the Alderman’s beautiful daughter. Tammy the cat becomes renowned for her rat-catching abilities and the evil King Rat sets out to destroy Dick, and become the Lord Mayor of London.

Storm Warning

Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
June 03 - 18, 2022  
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Set in 1953, this is the story of a damaged World War II veteran and the free-spirited woman who attempts to change his outlook on life. Jack and Emma are thrown together by fate one weekend and their lives will never be the same.

The Last Resort

South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
June 16 - 26, 2022  
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A musical/murder-mystery/comedy written with Leslie Arden. An off-the-wall spoof about a New York restaurateur on the run from the mob. He finds himself at a run-down hotel in Saskatchewan, where everyone who checks in could be the hitman who's out to get him.

AUDITION
OTHER DESERT CITIES
a Drama by Jon Robin Baitz
Audition
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 | 07:00pm
Thu, Oct 21, 2021 | 07:00pm
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CHAPATTI
a Drama by Christian O'Reilly
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Mon, Nov 15, 2021 | 12:00am
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Mon, Nov 15, 2021 | 12:00am
Attend Meeting
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 | 12:00am
Thu, Nov 18, 2021 | 12:00am
NOTICE EXPIRY DATE
Wed, Dec 01, 2021 | 12:00am
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AUDITION
THE SHAUGHRAUN
a Drama by Dion Boucicault
Audition
Tue, Nov 02, 2021 | 07:30pm
Wed, Nov 03, 2021 | 07:30pm
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AUDITION
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
a Musical by Jason Robert Brown
** Wanted Immediately **
** Apply Now **
Thu, Oct 28, 2021
Callbacks
Sun, Nov 07, 2021 | 07:00pm
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AUDITION
THE FANTASTICKS
a Musical by Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones
Information Day
Mon, Oct 25, 2021 | 07:30pm
Audition
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 | 06:00pm
Sat, Oct 30, 2021 | 12:00pm
Sun, Oct 31, 2021 | 12:00pm
Callbacks
Fri, Nov 05, 2021 | 06:00pm
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AUDITIONS FOR LITTLE WOMEN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
Attend Meeting
Thu, Oct 21, 2021
Sat, Oct 23, 2021
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AUDITION
DICK WHITTINGTON (AND HIS CAT)
a Pantomime by Bev Nicholas
Audition
Sat, Oct 30, 2021 | 10:00am
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AUDITION
RENT
a Musical by Jonathan Larson
Audition
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 | 07:00pm
Fri, Nov 19, 2021 | 07:00pm
Callbacks
Sat, Nov 20, 2021 | 11:00am
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Cinderella: If The Shoe Fits

Doug MacDougall is holding Virtual auditions for Cinderella: If The Shoe Fits ... (Virtual Pantomime) on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Musical Theatre actors/actresses aged 18+.  If you're interested in a particular role, you may forward a current headshot and an updated CV to dougmacdougall1960@gmail.com.

PLAY DESCRIPTION

Set in medieval France, “Cinderella: If the Shoe Fits…” is written in the style of traditional English pantomime. Chock full of twists and turns, music and laughter, our heroine Cinderella tries to thwart her evil stepmother and twisted stepsisters who in addition to a flutter of princesses have their sights set on becoming royalty through marriage to the affable Prince Charming. Thanks to fairy magic and the help of some unexpected characters along the journey, love may just conquer all in the end! Throw in some familiar songs, hilarious sound effects and cheesy puns, and you have the makings for great musical comedy!

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

ALL cast members MUST have:

-a Ring Light set up;

-an iPhone or built-in laptop/desktop camera/microphone for self-taping music selections;

-wireless ear buds;

-a Green Screen backdrop (for Virtual Backgrounds);

-Snap Camera app filter for Zoom downloaded on laptop/desktop;

-a willingness to source out some character *costume/props;

-a reliable grounded Internet connection (Ethernet cable), and lastly,

-an ability to speak French or simulate a French accent would be an asset as the action takes place primarily in France.

*Specialty items will be provided on loan. 

Virtual rehearsals begin late October and continue through mid-November and will be conducted WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY EVENINGS and some SATURDAY AFTERNOONS as required for 2-3 hours (see attached schedule) Filming will take place mid to end November.

N.B. This will be a CHARITY FUNDRAISING EVENT in December in support of FOOD BANKS CANADA and FEEDING AMERICA, for our friends south of the border. It will feature a virtual ZOOM broadcast screening of a professionally edited film and soundtrack with a Cast Meet ’n Greet afterwards. 

Please contact Doug for cast descriptions

 

Posted: October 13, 2021
| Take down: December 12, 2021

Your 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Anne Currie-O'Brien, President, ACT-CO Board

The Board of Directors for 2021-2022 is:

Officers

  • President - Anne Currie-O'Brien  -  president@actco.ca
  • Vice President - Rita Ferguson  -  vp@actco.ca
  • Secretary - Lynette Hines  -  secretary@actco.ca
  • Treasurer - John Currie  -  treasurer@actco.ca
  • Past President - Jeff Burke  -  pastpresident@actco.ca

Directors at Large

  • Amanda Dempsey-Laughlin  -  alaughlin@actco.ca
  • Neill Kernohan  -  nkernohan@actco.ca
  • Jesse Scott, Website & Social Media  -  socialmedia@actco.ca
  • Gerri Sefi - gseffi@actco.ca

 

 

Posted: July 30, 2021
| Take down: June 01, 2022

2021-22 Membership Fees and Dates

Anne Currie-O'Brien, President, ACT-CO Board

MEMBERSHIP FEES:

Option 1:    Pay before September 1/21 - $75.00Pay after September 1/21 but before October 15/21 - $100.00

Option 2:    The Two Pay Choice – Pay $50 before September 15/21 & $50 by December 15/21

Not Sure?     In this uncertain world of post-COVID19, it is hard to know what this season will bring and who will be there tomorrow.   This is the time to reach out to your ACT-CO Board Representative and let us find ways to help.

Posted: July 30, 2021
| Take down: January 01, 2022