Students sample Romeo and Juliet

Romeo & Juliet cast members visited Haliburton Highlands Second School Friday afternoon, June 15, to perform a number of scenes from the play. In attendance were over 75 students, most from the school’s drama classes.  Following the scenes, the actors answered questions from the audience. Among those performing for the students were, from the left, Mac Rider who plays Tybalt Alex Kocot, Mercutio; Andrew Case, Benvolio; Hannah Klose, Juliet; Kyle Simpson, Romeo and Kendra Kilpatrick Juliet’s nurse. The play, which opens Monday, July 2, is directed by Scot Denton.

Students wishing to see the play can take advantage of  Pay Your Age pricing which is available for selected dates. See details below.


See the remarkable story of Romeo & Juliet at a price that matches your age. This special discount will be available for selected performances, of Romeo & Juliet, including.

July 2 & 6 at 7:30

 July 8 matinee at 2

July 9 & 10 at 7:30.

Tickets will only be available for purchase at the theatre box office one hour before the performance. Please bring your student card or photo ID.

Welcome to a new Corporate Sponsor

Everything is the internet these days, including the message you are reading right now. The on-line experience has exploded in the past ten years and with it, massive growth in content providers, who add creativity and pizzazz to add sizzle to a message. That is where the Amazing! Agency has found a niche. From their website: “Our constantly expanding body of work is diverse, engaging and effective. Telling a compelling story is not only about knowing our clients but also about knowing theirs.”

With offices in Toronto and Haliburton the Amazing! Agency creates some of the most eye popping and compelling video content for its clients. The Amazing! Agency looks after everything from creative content to social media, video and post production. To see what they have done (and the many Highlands companies they have on their client list) visit their website at

Early Stages Profile in The Echo

Great story about the Highlands Summer Festival’s Early Stages program in the April 24 edition of The Haliburton Echo. Follow the link below to learn about what they summer program has to offer young people ages 10 to 14. Early Stages article by Sue Tiffin.

Making the cut

Highlands Summer Festival is in need of a good used table saw to assist in the construction of our set pieces. If you have a table saw that is gathering dust, we would be happy to cover it in sawdust. As a registered charity, Highlands Summer Festival can provide you with a receipt you can use for a tax deduction. If you have a table saw to donate, please contact General Manager Ken Loney at


Look at that colourful dragonfly!

Highlands Summer Festival is pleased to welcome a new corporate sponsor to our team. indigodragon is now a big part of the excitement the Festival creates each year.

indigodragonfly is a small yarn dyeing business based in the Haliburton Highlands. The brainchild of Kim and Ron McBrien Evans, indigodragonfly offers an individual and unique take on traditional yarn dyeing, refusing to be a cog in the cookie-cutter yarn industry. They specialize in luxury yarns, specializing in merino, cashmere and silk. They also develop custom yarns with their global mill partners to bring you products no one else has. You may know them for their sense of humour – they could call that blue skein Dye Lot #346 but where’s the fun in that?  One of their yarn clubs is the Smart-Ass Knitters for World Domination Club; ’nuff said? Everyone at indigodragonfly pitches in with the dyeing, promotion, advertising & production. They’re located back in the woods of West Guilford, Ontario but ship worldwide to yarn stores and fibre enthusiasts alike.

It is well worth a visit to their website,, to get a taste of their off the wall approach to business.

Join us in welcoming indigodragonfly to our esteemed list of corporate sponsors.

One More Time

Anyone who missed the auditions on January 20-21 is welcome to attend a second round February 3-4. We are still looking for individuals interested in being a part of our exciting eighteenth season. Auditions are also being scheduled at the same time for young people, between 10 and 14, who are interested in participating in the Highlands Summer Festival Early Stages program. Complete details and a link to the audition package can be found on the home page.