After a blockbuster summer season which saw the Upper Canada Playhouse parking lot in Morrisburg jam-packed for the last three months, one would expect things to slow down in the fall. Not so at this popular entertainment attraction.
Things are busier than ever with box office and production staff working feverishly to keep up with the pace.
The Cemetery Club, the last show of the summer season, continues to run until September 29th, and is proving to be a fantastic hit with Playhouse audiences.
Hot on the heels of this show will be the return of Marshall Button in Lucien, running October 2-6.
It will be followed by the terrific live big band show Vegas Knights playing October 18-27.
Both shows are nearly sold out at this point with a limited number of seats available for some performances.
In fact, The Playhouse has just added a new performance date of October 2 at 2 p.m. for Lucien.
Button’s character of Lucien is one of the most popular entertainment figures to ever grace The Playhouse stage. Audience members flock to hear Button’s wise and witty New Brunswick mill-worker’s take on everything from politics to marriage.
This renowned show has played to thousands of people throughout the country and beyond and continues to hold them spell-bound and laughing hysterically in theatres everywhere.
Vegas Knights is also proving to be popular with audiences who look forward to experiencing the big band sounds of this tribute to the Great Vegas Stars. Legends like Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Tom Jones and others come to life through the extraordinary talents of headline star Derek Marshall and a live 7-piece orchestra.
After these exciting fall shows, The Playhouse releases its new 2014 Season at the beginning of November.
The current season concludes with a spectacular holiday production of A Christmas Carol. The crew will be busy constructing a new revolving set while the large cast of actors and singers prepare to treat the Playhouse audience to a magical and musical family experience.
As in the past several years, the holiday show will come complete with a terrific concert filled with favourite Christmas songs and lively dancing.
The Playhouse also welcomes area and visiting school audiences to this holiday show with special student performances scheduled. For more info contact Box Office at 613-543-3713 or uppercanadaplayhouse.com.