More March Madness with Contest # 10

Highlands Summer Festival

Photo Contest

Each month we post a photo from one of the shows we presented over the past two decades. The challenge for you is to identify the show and the year it was presented. There could be additional questions as well, depending on the whims of the quizmaster. All you have to do is submit your answers to

contest@highlandssummerfestival.on.ca

by the 25th of the month. We will select one winner from all the correct entries received. The winner will receive two tickets to any of the next season’s shows. A new photo will be posted at the beginning of each month at which time we’ll announce the winner of the previous contest.

It is as simple as that.

  • No entry fee.
  • No tickets to buy.
  • No Zoom meetings to attend.

….just a nostalgic stroll down our theatrical memory lane and a chance to score some tickets to the next Highlands Summer Festival season.

Perhaps your humble contest-meister was overly optimistic, but we did not have a winner for Contest # 9 which showed two of our favourite music instructors dancing and singing up a storm in the 2002 concert called Au Naturel. The third member of the cast we were hoping you could identify was yet another music instructor, Tom Regina, who made his appearance in a bee costume to delight the audience with a flute solo, Rimski-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee. The premise of the concert was that the three musicians were on camping trip with the usual gear, musical instruments and a grand piano. (sigh) Those were the days. So without a winner to give the tickets to, we will carry them forward to the next contest and award four tickets to next season to anyone who can answer the questions to…..

CONTEST # 10

The challenge this time will be to tell us the name of the production, the year it was on stage and the two actors appearing in this scene. Extra points if you can name the medieval execution device that was a gory part of this play’s set.

Send your entry by March 25 to:

contest@highlandssummerfestival.on.ca

Watch for the winner to be announced and the next contest in this location in early April. Good Luck!!!

Romancing the stage

In addition to making great theatre, the Highlands Summer Festival has become a milieu where couples meet. We’re happy to report that many of the meetings have evolved into romances and marriages. We asked four of those couples to  tell us their stories of love. You’ll find them at this link.

https://vimeo.com/512230030

Special thanks to Tammy Rea of Sticks and Stones Media for the creation of this video.

 

Phebruary Foto Phun

Each month we post a photo from one of the shows we presented over the past two decades. The challenge for you is to identify the show and the year it was presented. There could be additional questions as well, depending on the whims of the quizmaster. All you have to do is submit your answers to

contest@highlandssummerfestival.on.ca

by the 25th of the month. We will select one winner from all the correct entries we receive. The winner will receive two tickets to any of the next season’s shows. A new photo will be posted at the beginning of each month at which time we’ll announce the winner of the previous contest.

It is as simple as that.

  • No entry fee.

  • No tickets to buy.

  • No Zoom meetings to attend.

….just a nostalgic stroll down our theatrical memory lane and a chance to score some tickets to the next Highlands Summer Festival season.

We have a winner!…..and what a win it was. We have six tickets for the next Highlands Summer Festival season reserved for Donna Clarke who correctly identified actors Kate Campbell and Ryan Dawson as Mary Snow and Jacob Mercer in Samuel French’s Salt-Water Moon from the opening 2000 season. In fact the play, directed by Doug Brohm, was the very first production of the company. It is one of a number of plays written by David French highlighting the sacrifice of residents of Newfoundland in World War One. So, we have two more tickets to give away in the contest below.

CONTEST # 9

My guess is that most people will have no trouble identifying these two Highlands Summer Festival actors and musicians. The challenge this time will be to tell us the name of the production and the year it was on stage. Extra points if you can name the other individual (unseen) appearing in this production.

Send your entry by February 25 to:

                            contest@highlandssummerfestival.on.ca

Watch for the winner to be announced and the next contest in this location in early

https://www.highlandssummerfestival.on.ca/2021/01/2991/

Photo Phun Continues

Each month we are posting a photo from one of the shows we presented over the past two decades. The challenge for you is to identify the show and the year it was presented. There could be additional questions as well, depending on the whims of the quizmaster. All you have to do is submit your answers to

contest@highlandssummerfestival.on.ca

by the 25th of the month. We will select one winner from all the correct entries we received by deadline. The winner will receive tickets to any of the 2021 season shows because, YES! there will be a 2021 season! A new photo will be posted at the beginning of each month at which time we’ll announce the winner of the previous contest.

It is as simple as that.

  • No entry fee.
  • No tickets to buy.
  • No Zoom meetings to attend.

….just a nostalgic stroll down our theatrical memory lane and a chance to score some tickets to the 2021 Highlands Summer Festival season.

A new year a new start and the quizmaster is in a very generous mood. So, we have some tickets left over from the last contest and so the winner of this contest can claim six tickets to any production of the 2021 Highlands Summer Festival season. Six tickets are up for grabs with the following photo…..

CONTEST # 8

We’re looking for the name of the show, the year it was presented and the names of the two actors, (either their characters or their real names), you see here. Bonus points to anyone who can tell us why this particular play is special in the pantheon of productions presented by Highlands Summer Festival.

Send your entry by January 25 to:

      contest@highlandssummerfestival.on.ca

Watch for the winner to be announced and the next contest in this location in early February. Good Luck!!!

Best wishes for 2021

Well, that was quite a year. Hopefully we can soon start putting the worst behind us and start looking toward a brighter future in 2021. From all of us at Highlands Summer Festival, thank you for your support, trust and we wish you a very

Merry Christmas

and a

Happy New Year

2021 season announcement delayed

Typically, at this time of the year, Highlands Summer Festival is proudly announcing next year’s season.

As you know, this has not been a usual year, and so our volunteer appreciation and season announcement at McKeck’s has not taken place. The board of directors regrets missing this opportunity to meet with and thank our many volunteers, who are such a vital part of the Highlands Summer Festival.  We also missed the excitement and anticipation that accompanied Artistic Producer Scot Denton announcement of the details of the upcoming season.

And, even though we can’t make a season announcement, we are still really enthusiastic about the summer of 2021!  We are working within the challenges and uncertainties presented by a pandemic to come up with innovative options that are both entertaining and safe for patrons, cast, and crew.  We are exploring under the stars, under canvas, and under various roofs for a venue to host a season that may be similar to prior seasons, something completely different, or a bit of both.  So many exciting possibilities!

Until then, we invite you to view our “Memories” video in which the people who created Highlands Summer Festival over the last two decades describe their special moments. You can find a link to the video at www.highlandssummerfestival.on.ca

Merry Christmas to all and wishes for a much better New Year.

Stay safe.

From all of us at Highlands Summer Festival