Posts tagged ‘Gananoque Entertainment’

Kingston Brass, Free Music in the Park

Kingston Brass, Free Music in the ParkFree concerts held in Town Park each Thursday evening starting June 25th to August 27th. The Music will begin between 7:15pm and 7:30pm until 8:30pm!

Each concert series offers an opportunity to experience a wide range of music perfect for all ages. Bring your lawn chair and listen to great music.

When: August 13th

Time: 7:30pm until 8:30pm

Place: Town Park

Confederation Big Band, Free Music in the Park

Confederation Big Band, Free Music in the ParkFree summer outdoor concert. Each concert series offers an opportunity to experience a wide range of music perfect for all ages. Bring your lawn chair and listen to great music.

When: August 27th

Time: 7:30pm until 8:30pm

Place: Town Park

Chickenwire – Contemporary Easy Rock, Free Music at the Waterfront

Chickenwire – Contemporary Easy RockFree summer outdoor concert at the Waterfront stage. Each concert series offers an opportunity to experience a wide range of music perfect for all ages. Bring your lawn chair and listen to great music.

When: August 21st

Time: 8:00 pm

Place: At the Waterfront stage


DontDressForDinner-webA SAUCY FARCE

July 24 – August 22
Springer Theatre

“Well, this is a very delicate situation…”

Produced in Association with Gateway Theatre, Richmond, BC and Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, BC
By Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Tuesday to Saturday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. . . . . . . . . . . 2:30pm
(No Saturday matinee on opening day of shows)

Running Time: approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes including intermission

We’re serving up a generous portion of madcap comedy in DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER, the lightning-speed scrumptious sequel to BOEING BOEING.

Using best friend Robert as an alibi, Bernard plans a perfect romantic weekend with his Parisian mistress while his wife is out of town. But when she hears that Robert is visiting, Bernard’s wife starts making plans for a saucy liaison of her own. A cook named Suzette, a lover named Suzanne and more twists than a corkscrew, this salacious sequel of silly suspicion guarantees a good time! Bon appétit!

“Two of the most rib-tickling hilarious hours I have spent in the theatre…the perfect farce.”
– Chicago Style Magazine

“Pile on the comic chaos!”
– Variety

“Gut-busting! Hilarious!”
– Entertainment Weekly

“A near faultless piece of theatrical invention.”
– The Guardian


1000 Islands Pirate Days 2015

pirate-days-captain-jack-sparrow-2Take a step back in time at the Gananoque Pirate Festival. Visit the Pirate Village with live music, tarot card readers, wood carvers, a blacksmith, potters, a tall ship manned with pirates, cannons and guns! KIDS ZONE and of course no Pirate Festival would be complete without the notorious Captain Jack! We would never forget the big kids so come out and test your skills on the tippy ladder, cool off on the giant water slide or listen to great music on the waterfront mainstage.

July 10th – July 12th at Noon – Grog Contest: Visit participating outlets to and be sure to purchase a tasty grog concocted by their devious pirate staff! Be sure to fill out a ballot for your tasty treat and see who will win the Infamous Best Grog Award!


7:30 pm – Pirate parade (meet at the Gananoque Recreation Centre by 7 pm for line-up)

7:30 pm to 10:30 pm – KIDS ZONE – games, crafts, obstacle course and more

8:15 pm – Hairband doing 70’s funk

9:30 pm – Thriller Canada doing the best of the Jacksons and Michael Jackson

11:00 pm – Village Closes


10:00 am: Waterfront Family breakfast with Captain Jack

10:30 am to 7 pm – KIDS ZONE

11:00 am – Capt’n Tor and the Naer-Do-Well-Cads on Kid’s Stage

12:30 PM  Dolce Vita

12:30 – 3:00 pm: Kingston Fencing demonstrations.

2:00 PM: Bellyflop Contest

3:00 – Captain Tor and the N’aer De Well Cads

4:30 pm – Dolce Vita

7:00 pm – Pirate Waterfront Dinner with host Captain Jack. Must be 19 or older $35 per person. (For tickets call: 613-381-8427)

8:00 pm – Jolly Rogers doing dance rock.

9:30: Crush doing the best of Bon Jovi

1000 Islands Big Bass Challenge 2015

11406567_803202556422438_3237365644906247632_oDon’t let the big one get away!
July 4th & 5th 2015

A family fun filled weekend with great children’s activities and even greater tournament prizes!

The Big Bass Challenge is a two day event that gives anglers a great opportunity to win cash and other prizes for their big catch, but also provides great family fun on the shores of the Gananoque waterfront at Joel Stone Heritage Park. Registration is required for those participating in the competition:

On shore at Joel Stone Heritage Park, families can find lots of activities, contests and entertainment for children to take part; making it a great family weekend for fishing enthusiasts of all ages.

Be sure to register for the tournament and come down to enjoy a weekend of fishing and family activities at the beautiful Gananoque waterfront. Check out accommodation packaging and make reservations by visiting

Blind Date (Firehall Theatre from July 1 – 26)


“I was thinking, I don’t know…maybe one of you would be my blind date?”

Live theatre doesn’t get any livelier than this!

Mimi has been stood up by her blind date, but why let the night fall to ruin when there are so many handsome audience members?! Each night, she invites a willing gentleman for a spontaneous rendezvous on stage. The result is witty, sexy and different every time!

BLIND DATE is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improvisation, and theatrical experiment that you’ll want to see again and again. After sold out runs in London and New York, we are delighted that Mimi is coming to the Firehall Stage. You will be too!

“Irresistible, cheeky and charming.”
– New York Daily Times


Tuesday to Sunday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8pm
Friday and Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30pm
(No Saturday matinee on opening day of shows)

Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early for a pre-show mingle with the cast.
Running time: Approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes


Mimi: Christy Bruce


Creator: Rebecca Northan

Scenographer & Understudy: Lindsay Mullan

Scenographer: Bruce Horak

Stage Manager & Sound Improviser: Jamie Northan

For the Playhouse: Debut.
ElsewhereBlind Date (Charing Cross Theatre, The Cultch, Western Canada Theatre, Hudson Village Theatre); DINK! (The Factory Theatre, NSTF); The Forum (Stratford Festival); Jenny’s House of Joy (Lighthouse Theatre); Panic! (Second City Toronto); Private Lives (Music Box Theatre, NYC).
TV: The Strain, Odd Squad, Orphan Black, Little Mosque on the Prairie.
Other: Christy is an instructor and company member at The Bad Dog Theatre in Toronto.

BRUCE HORAK (Scenographer)
For the Playhouse: Debut.
Elsewhere: This is CANCER, Charlotte’s Web, Legend Has It, The Wizard of Oz, Robin Hood (Alberta Theatre Projects); Assassinating Thomson, Mini Masterpieces, A Christmas Carol, No Tweed Too Tight, Freud VS His Ego, The History of the Future, The Big Rock Show, The Canada Show (Monster Theatre); The Life Game (Truth Be Told Theatre); Evil Dead: The Musical (Ground Zero/Hit and Myth Productions); Fire (Lighthouse Festival Theatre).
Upcoming: Untitled Shakespeare Project (Stratford Festival); Legend Has It (Alberta Theatre Projects).

LINDSAY MULLAN (Scenographer & Understudy)
For the Playhouse: Debut.
ElsewhereThe Best of Second City, Naughty Listers (Second City Toronto); Control (MMMC); Romeo & Juliet (The Shakespeare Company);The Penelopiad (Alberta Theatre Projects); The Marriage of Bette & Boo(MRU).
Film & TVShe Stoops To Conquer, Future Wife, Try It!
Other: Lindsay is an instructor and company member at The Bad Dog Theatre in Toronto.

JAMIE NORTHAN (Stage Manager/Sound Improviser)
For the Playhouse: Blind Date, premier.
Elsewhere: Legend Has It, Possible Worlds (Alberta Theatre Projects); Blind Date ( The Cultch, Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Ordway Theatre, Ars Nova (NYC), Charring Cross Theatre (West End)); North East: The Show (Loose Moose Theatre); Truth Or Dare(Loose Moose Theatre, Edmonton Fringe, Calgary Fringe, Comedy Bar Toronto); Die Nasty(Varscona Theatre)
Upcoming: KILL HARD (Edmonton Fringe); Blind Date (Tarragon Theatre); Legend Has It(Alberta Theatre Projects).
Other: Jamie is an accomplished improviser with over 20 years experience. He also teaches improv and works as an Artist in Residence with Trickster Theatre, in schools around Alberta.


For the Playhouse: Blind Date, premier.
Elsewhere: Sextet (Tarragon Theatre); One Man Two ‘Guvnors, Christmas Carol, Philidelphia Story (Theatre Calgary); Make Mine Love (Citadel Theatre); Legend Has It, Robin Hood, playRites Festival (Alberta Theatre Projects); Seven Stories, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Canadian Stage); Evil Dead the Musical, The Vagina Monologues, Kung Fu Panties (Ground Zero Theatre); Dear Boss, Side Show of the Damned (Eldritch Theatre).
Upcoming: Blind Date (Tarragon Theatre); An Undiscovered Shakespeare (Stratford Festival).
Other: Currently developing a new “spontaneous theatre” project with the Stratford Festival. An Undiscovered Shakespeare turns one audience member’s life into a Shakespearian adventure this August.

The 39 Steps at Thousand Islands Playhouse

the 39 steps at thousand islands playhouseTo kick off the 2010 season, the Thousand Islands Playhouse puts it mark on the newest comedy sensation to come out of Broadway, The 39 Steps. Patrick Barlow’s hilarious adaptation of Hitchcock’s 1935 spy thriller has received rave reviews in the US and across the pond, and Playhouse Artistic Director Greg Wanless is thrilled its Canadian premiere will take place at the Thousand Islands Playhouse.

The story begins in London in 1935. Richard Hannay (Brendan Murray), is a world weary man with a boring life. As he struggles to find a way to rid himself of his ennui, he meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. The mysterious beauty asks to hide in his apartment, but during the night she is stabbed, and with her dying breath she warns Richard to beware ‘The 39 Steps’. He soon finds himself on the lam, fleeing the law and some very threatening representatives of that mysterious organization. Along his journey Richard is aided – but more often hindered – by a crazy list of characters, from curmudgeonly Scottish inn keepers and beautiful women, to Nazi henchmen, spies and bumbling police officers, all played by a talented trio of actors.

The production is directed Stratford vet by Dayna Tekatch. Tekatch’s last appearance at the Playhouse was as choreographer of The Drowsy Chaperone, and she’ll be using all her talents to facilitate the many locations and split second character changes this ‘thriller/romance/comedy’ demands. In the midst of this whirlwind, Tekatch is also committed to remaining true to the storytelling, style and sensibility of Hitchcock’s thriller.

The Playhouse is thrilled to announce the cast assembled to bring The 39 Steps to Playhouse audiences. Brendan Murray has appeared at theatres across the country including The Globe Theatre, the NAC, Canadian Stage and several seasons at Stratford. The three actors who populate the The 39 Steps so coulorfully need to be able to change accents and even genders as fast as they change hats, and Matthew Gibson, Jacob James and Amy Sellors audiences each bring impressive comedic skills to the production.

Set and costumes are designed by Elizabeth Nutting, lighting by Tim Fort, sound by Adair Redish and Tekatch has enlisted the considerable skills of Kingston musician Scott Davey to compose original music for this production. The 39 Steps is stage managed by Erin Robertson and Liz Campbell.

This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, countless zany characters, fascinating spy chases, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and a good old-fashioned romance! Come and enjoy the magic and hilarity of this Playhouse Canadian premiere.

The 39 Steps at the Thousand Islands Playhouse Springer Theatre previews May 13,
opens Saturday May 15 and closes Saturday June 12.

Showtimes: Wednesday to Saturday at 8 pm, with 2:30 pm matinees every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Ticket Prices*: Regular – $32 65+ – $30 Under 30 – $25 Students – $16.
*Prices do not include taxes or fees.
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