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 addition to The Sound of Music, the Highlands Summer Festival season includes, Oscar Wilde’s satirical The Importance of Being Earnest, the touching Every Brilliant Thing and feature a rollicking performance from Marshall Button as Lucien and a memory evoking, toe tapping rock concert, Across The Pond (The British Invasion), with Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band. Details for all these shows can be found on the Festival’s newly refreshed website at: https://www.highlandssummerfestival.on.ca/events.html .
“The season will offer our patrons six great weeks of entertainment starting July 4 through to August 11,” Denton said. Included in the schedule are eight matinee performances with special youth pricing of $20, for those 18 years of age and younger. “We are hoping this discount will make it more attractive for young people to attend or parents to make the show a family event,” he added. Single tickets will still be available for $37.50.
Season passes, which includes all five shows, are now on sale for $160. Buying a pass is like getting to see one show for free. A great Christmas gift for someone special on your list, including yourself, passes can be purchased on line at https://www.highlandssummerfestival.on.ca/purchase-tickets.html , by phone 705-457-9933, toll free 1-855-457-9933 or by mail at Box 678, Haliburton Ontario, K0M 1S0. “Act now. Season Passes will only be on sale until January 31, 2022,” Kipping said.
“Everyone at Highlands Summer Festival is looking forward to seeing you at the theatre this coming summer,” he concluded.