PRESS RELEASE November 14, 2021
The Highlands will be alive with
The Sound of Music this summer
The Highlands Summer Festival will kick off the 2022 theatre season this coming July with a world famous Richard Rodger and Oscar Hammerstein musical. The announcement of the new season was made by Artistic Producer Scot Denton and Festival President Brian Kipping.
“It will be an exciting year for the Festival,” Denton said in making the announcement. “The Highlands Summer Festival will be celebrating its return to the stage leading off with the world’s favourite Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. The Sound of Music will open on Monday, July 4 for ten performances, including three matinees. Festival President Kipping added, “We are so excited to finally be presenting the Season we promised you before our theatre, and the world for that matter, went dark! We knew from your enthusiastic response to the announcement in 2019 that we should make every effort to bring that Season to you and we have.”
In the continued uncertainty of safety around Covid-19, it is with a heavy heart that the Highlands Summer Festival will postpone our 2021 season. The decision was made amid growing uncertainty about the Covid-19 restrictions that could continue in July and August. “The health and safety of our patrons, talented actors and volunteers has always been our utmost priority, and we want to ensure that when the community is next able to gather for the quality productions we’re known for, it is with confidence and celebration”, Artistic Director Scot Denton stated.
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's announcement of the details of the upcoming season.