Mary Poppins begins rehearsal

Excitement is building as the Highlands Summer Festival’s lead musical, Mary Poppins, began rehearsals this past weekend. Amid a lot of banter, the room was thick with British accents as the cast rehearsed a number of the musical numbers and read and sang through the entire play. The shot below shows the large cast during the read-through on Sunday afternoon, April 28. The enthusiasm shown by the players is a good indication that the play will be a lively performance.


Meet the Banks children, Jane and Michael

Tait Itani Smith and Duncan Evans-Fockler, who play the Banks children, Jane and Michael in the show Mary Poppins, were introduced to the community this week with a great article in the Haliburton County Echo. Thanks to Darren Luim for his profile of the two young actors. You can read the story at:

Annual General Meeting scheduled for April 8

The annual General Meeting of the Highlands Summer Festival is scheduled for Monday, April 8 at the Rails End Gallery in Haliburton, starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend to hear reports on the past season and a look ahead to the 2019 summer of live theatre and concerts. Those who generously made donations to the Festival will also be entitled to vote at this meeting. Hope to see you there.

Everyone is welcome

We are just a week away from auditions for the 2019 summer productions. If you haven’t noticed, there are links on the home page directing you to all the details. Highlands Summer Festival is one big family of community theatre enthusiast. We welcome everyone who shares our interest, even if you haven’t been on stage or helped out backstage before. Connect with us through the audition link on our home page, (there is a section for behind the scenes helpers and Early Stages participants to sign up too). You may discover a whole new you with Highlands Summer Festival.

Our 20th season is announced

As you can see from the details on our home page, the new season was announced today at a Volunteer appreciation event at McKeck’s Tap and Grill. It looks like a fun ride with something for everyone. Click here to read all the details.

Volunteer Appreciation & 2019 Season Announcement

The 2019 Highlands Summer Festival season will be revealed Sunday, November 18 at the Volunteer Appreciation event at McKeck’s Tap and Grill. If you are one of our many volunteers who help make great theatre happen each season, please join usĀ  between 2 and 4 p.m. as we say thank you and be the first to hear about the coming season.

Hope to see you there.!!!