Missing live theatre?

Have you been experiencing live theatre withdrawal? Was your summer missing something? Do you spontaneously leap to your feet and applaud for no apparent reason? There are a lot of us at Highlands Summer Festival with similar symptoms, but we soldier on in anticipation that one day the stage will be filled with earnest actors, melodious chorister and fleet -a-foot dancers. In the meantime we offer the following reminder of what we’re all missing and anticipating in the near future.  The following video features the song Show People from the musical Curtains, by Kander and Ebb, starring David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk, plus many of the actors, singers, dancers and cast and crew of their show, now  “curtained”.

We hope you enjoy the the seven minute video and it helps to ease some of your live theatre withdrawal symptoms.

Watch Video by clicking HERE. 

Another Month…..Another Photo Contest

Welcome to the

Highlands Summer Festival

Photo Contest

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 contest master. 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 two tickets to any of the 2021 season shows because, YES! there will be a season next year. 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.

Last Month’s Winner!

Congratulations to Lori Lloyd, the winner of Contest # 3. She will be receiving two tickets to any of the 2021 season shows. Her entry was drawn from the correct answers received. The name of the show is The Sound of Music, mounted in 2004. In the photo are Clarissa Greaves who played Gretl, the youngest of the von Trapp family, Kate Campbell who played Maria and Christopher Greaves, who played Captain von Trapp….he is also the father of Clarissa. And of course, the musical took place in Austria. The Highlands will be alive with the sound of music when The Sound of Music returns to the Highlands Summer Festival stage next summer,

CONTEST # 4

We’re looking for the name of the show, the year it was presented and the names of the five actors, (either their characters or their real names), you see here. Bonus points to anyone who can identify which  nun  had the puppet.

Send your entry by September 25 to:

 contest@highlandssummerfestival.on.ca

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

Good Luck!!!

Another Photo Contest, # 3

Welcome to the

Highlands Summer Festival

Photo Contest

Each month we will be 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 contest master. 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 two tickets to any of the 2021 season shows because, YES! there will be a season next year. 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 theatre memory lane and a chance to score some tickets to the 2021 Highlands Summer Festival season.

Congratulations to Lisa Schell, the winner of Contest # 2!  She correctly identified the show Oliver! in the photo, our 2016 musical production. Featured in the picture were Carson Winmill as Oliver, Jordy Schell as the Artful Dodger and Tim Nicholson playing Fagan. Lisa also nailed the bonus question, the play is based on a story written by Charles Dickens. Lisa has won four tickets for the 2021 season. You too could win tickets to next season. Have a look at the picture below and answer the questions that follow. So……..

Good Luck!!!!

CONTEST # 3

We’re looking for the name of the show, the year it was presented and the names of the three actors, (either their characters or their real names), you see here. Bonus points to anyone who can name the country where this musical takes place.

Send your entry by August 25 to:

 contest@highlandssummerfestival.on.ca

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

Happy Canada Day Everyone!

All of us at Highlands Summer Festival hope you are enjoying summer as we navigate our way through these interesting times. With the help of Leisa Way and her Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of the acts we planned to present this summer, we have this taste of good old Canadian Rock n Roll from her Canada 150 tour. Leisa and her band is already booked for the 2021 season  (because there will be be a theatre season next year!) with her show, Across The Pond, The British Invasion. Enjoy your Canada Day celebrations and we look forward to seeing you in the theatre a year from now.
Click this link to view the Canada Day musical video from Leisa Way:  https://vimeo.com/433476212/4fdc434d72

The Missing Pages

Highlands Summer Festival patrons will be pleased to hear that Tom Allen, a three time performer with the Festival,  has just completed a new project and was interviewed Sunday, June 21 on CBC Radio One’s Sunday Edition with host Michael Enright. Allen, himself a radio host on CBC Radio Two with a program called Shift, talked about his latest stage show, The Missing Pages.
The Missing Pages tells the story of the only Canadian to to meet Ludwig van Beethoven. Allen has spoken of this project during his last appearance with the Festival in 2018 when he presented From Weimar to Vaudeville.

 

On December 13, 1825, two men met for the first time.

One was a musician from Lower Canada named Theodore Molt.

The other was Ludwig van Beethoven — the greatest composer alive.

Molt travelled from Quebec City to Vienna to meet his hero — making him the only Canadian that we know of to ever meet Maestro Ludwig.

We know Molt and the composer met, because Beethoven’s deafness required him to keep “Conversation Books” in which his visitors would write their greetings to him.

But at some point, four pages of notes from his audience with Molt were ripped from the book. Out of anger? To hide a scandal? Or because of something else altogether?

The mystery of those four pages has long fascinated veteran storyteller and CBC host Tom Allen.

The interview explains in greater detail the meeting and what might have happened to those four pages and why.

A video of the  show, The Missing Pages, has also been recorded and will be available later this summer. Highlands Summer Festival  could host that program for sharing with our patrons.

In the meantime, you can hear the interview and get more insight into this interesting story. Simply click HERE to be connected to  CBC Radio One Sunday Edition and the Tom Allen interview.

Welcome to the Highlands Summer Festival Photo Contest

Each month we will be 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 contest master. 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 two tickets to any of the 2021 season shows because, YES! there will be a season next year. 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 meetings to attend.

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

So……..

Let the Fun Begin!!!!

CONTEST # 1

We’re looking for the name of the show, the year it was presented and the names of the three actors, (not their characters, their real names), you see here. Bonus points to anyone who can describe the relationship between the three characters.

Send your entry by June 25 to:

 contest@highlandssummerfestival.on.ca

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