Our 2018-2019 season

The Fighting Days

by Wendy Lill
March 28-April 13, 2019

The women’s suffrage movement of the early 1900s was a testament to the sacrifice of women to get the right to vote. A newspaper editor Francis Marion Beynon becomes friends with famed suffragette Nellie McClung. While the two women fight together to get women the vote (which they accomplished in Manitoba in 1916), the First World War splits them on the issues of conscription – and whether immigrant women should be allowed to vote as well as British and Canadian-born “Empire women”. Their friendship and political beliefs are tested. Nellie supports the war, conscription and giving only Dominion women the right to vote whereas Francis believes in peace and that all women should vote.

Jazz and Show Band: The Notables

Directed by Stephanie McKeown
Jazz, Funk & Popular tunes
April 17 & April 18

The Show Band, under the direction of Stephanie McKeown, was established in January 2017, with a focus on performance activities, including the accompaniment of vocalists; its repertoire features music in the Jazz, Jazz-funk, Standard and Popular genres. The 18 piece Band is configured in traditional “Big Band” format of Brass, Saxophones and Rhythm sections. Since its inception, The Notables have performed successful concerts with the Enchor East and in the Summer Sounds on Barrington series as well as participating in Second Chances Community Band concerts. The Show Band presents music with broad appeal, has a ton of fun playing and leaves their audiences smiling.

Lucky Stiff

Music by Stephen Flaherty,
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Aherns
Musical comedy
June 6-22, 2019

A mad-cap murder-mystery musical comedy that involves a mild-mannered shoe clerk, Harry Witherspoon, who has the chance to inherit a fortune if he goes on a holiday with his uncle to Monte Carlo. Trouble is – his uncle, a casino manager from Atlantic City, is “dead”. Full of eccentric colourful characters, this hilarious farce will keep you in stitches. Will Harry survive and inherit his uncle’s fortune, and who murdered his uncle anyway? Come along for this wacky ride and find out if Harry is stiff out of luck?