Archive for the ‘Live Theatre’ Category.

Studio Theatre Perth Presents Hilda’s Yard

Hilda's YardHilda’s Yard, opening February 5th at the Studio Theatre, is vintage Foster. Set in 1956, it’s the story of Sam and Hilda Fluck (yes, Fluck) who find themselves blessedly alone after their children, Gary and Janey, have finally flown the family nest. But alas, both kids turn out to be boomerangs, sailing back home faster than you can say lost job and failed marriage. Meanwhile, Sam Fluck may lose his own job because he took time off work to buy a TV set so he and Hilda can watch Gunsmoke, and son Gary is nervously hiding from a bookie to whom he owes money. Yup, this is vintage Foster alright…touching, a little silly, very funny, and loaded with situations any family (OK, most families) can relate to.

Director Roberta Peets helms this wonderful show with a generous dollop of her own heart thrown in. She was attracted to Hilda’s Yard by its heart-warming characters and the nostalgic tug of the 1950s setting.

Hilda’s Yard premieres at the fully accessible Studio Theatre, 63 Gore Street E. in Perth, on Thursday, February 5th, with performances February 5, 6, 7, 13, 14 at 8:00 pm, and February 8 and 15 at 2:00 pm. Regular tickets are $22 at The Book Nook, 60 Gore St. E. (cash only); Tickets Please, 39 Foster St. (613-485-6434;; credit cards accepted, a convenience fee applies) and Shadowfax, 67 Foster St. (613-267-6817;; credit cards accepted, a convenience fee applies). Tickets are $24 at the door, and students with ID pay just $10 at the door on show nights.

So don’t miss your chance to peek over Hilda’s fence, starting February 5th. If you like crowd pleasing shows with plenty of laughs and a happy ending, Hilda’s Yard is the night out you’ve been longing for

Mark Twain’s Patent Scrapbook

theatreBarn Door Productions presents MARK TWAIN’S PATENT SCRAPBOOK: the wit, wisdom and writings of Samuel L. Clemens.

The show runs October 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, at 8pm, and October 19, 26 at 2pm, at The Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig St., Perth.

Performances by David Jacklin; A splendid orchestra is in town but has not been engaged. Magnificent fireworks were contemplated, but the idea has been abandoned. A grand torchlight procession may be expected; in fact, the public may expect whatever they please.

For tickets please call 613-267-1884; $20 reserved; $22 at the door; $10 students, cash requested. Visit or call 613-267-1884 for more information.

Thanks Giving Dinner Theatre

theatreOn Saturday, October 11th, 2014 Heritage Mica Days will once again present their THANKSGIVING DINNER THEATRE at Murphys Point Provincial Park.

Imagine yourself as part of an intimate group of 24 people, following a trail to the Silver Queen Mine in the company of character actors. The script of Dave Lally Cooks a Turkey tells the adventures of the Lally Family, original homesteaders in the Murphys Point area, with a lot of truth and a whole lot of whimsy.

Tickets are $75 per person and must be purchased in advance (price includes all gratuities and vehicle entry fees). Purchase four tickets at one time for a special price of $255 (a 15% savings). Tickets are available securely online at or by calling Beth at 613-267-5340.

Please note that it is about a 2km return trip walk from the parking area to the Silver Queen Mine, and the trail is NOT barrier free. Dogs are not permitted at this event.

Studio Theatre Perth

theatreThis July come to the Studio Theatre Perth and enjoy a showing of “The Butler Didi It”. You’ll enjoy all the laughs and thrills as you try to guess who did it in this murder mystery. The play runs through the month of July. For all ticket and time information visit Studio Theatre Perth online.

Next show dates include:

July 11 8pm
July 12 8pm
July 13 2pm

Classic Theatre Festival

theatreHere are some exciting summer events going on with the Fifth Anniversary of the Classic Theatre Festival this summer.

Youth Theatre Troupe Bring Perth History Alive
Watch our local youth bring the history of Perth alive by acting as one of the historical personalities. This summer the Classic Theatre has hired youths 18-29 to play a role in this summer’s youth theatre project, Youth Theatre Troupe Bring Perth History Alive. This will be great fun as you stroll around historic downtown and learn all about our interesting history. This is your opportunity to learn about Perth and the fascinating people that helped to build our town. Tours start June 25, 11am at Perth’s Matheson House Museum.

Come Blow Your Horn
This theatrical production runs from July 11-August 3. The festical opens with the Neil Simon comedy Come Blow Your Horn, a hilarious satire on the early 60’s swinging bachelor lifestyle that launched this prolific playwright’s Broadway career. It promises many of the classic characters and comic moments that are Simon trademarks.

Dial ‘M’ for Murder
Our second show of the 2014 season is one of the all-time favourite mystery thrillers, Frederick Knott’s Dial M for Murder, which was later made into an Alfred Hitchcock film. The tale of a fading tennis star whose petty jealousies lead him to plot a dastardly crime, it’s the kind of edge-of-your-seat drama that The New York Times calls “remarkably good theatre, tingling with excitement.”

For all show times and information about the Classic Theatre Festival visit our website here.

Summer Theatre Ticket










Come out and enjoy a play by your local cast at the Classical Theatre Series or the Perth Studio Theatre. Supporting the local arts means more participation in your town and your town’s culture. This summer there are two great plays to catch at the Full Circle Theatre, on 26 Craig St in Perth. For ticket information call 1 877 283 1283 Ext 1.

Star Spangled Girl

When two liberal journalists date a conservative Southern Belle and an Olympic swimmer, in San Francisco in 1966, laughter ensues.

Playing from July 12-August 4 (excluding Mondays and Tuesdays.)


The Marriage Go Round

A young Swedish girl chases after an academic hoping he will father her baby, hilarity follows.

Playing from August 9-September 1 (excluding Mondays and Tuesdays.)



Photo by Chance Agrella

Classic Theatre Festival – Two For The Seesaw July 13-Aug 5

If you enjoy live theatre the Classic Theatre Festival located in Perth Ontario has a great selection of upcoming shows and entertainment.

Starting July 13, 2012 with be Two for the Seesaw by William Gibson which is a quirky romantic comedy of two lost souls finding each other in late 1950s New York City. Bristling with snappy dialogue, with a perfect combination of humour and pathos, it won the Tony Award for Best Play. Originally starring Henry Fonda and Anne Bancroft, this heartfelt play keeps audiences rooting for the characters right until the final curtain.

Two For The SeesawPreviews July 13 at 8pm, July 14 at 2pm
Opening July 14 at 8pm

Performance Times:
Wed. to Sat. at 8pm
Wed., Sat. and Sun. matinees at 2pm

Adult: $30
Youth under 30: $21 (30% off)
Previews: $24 (20% off)
Groups of 10-19: 10% off
Groups of 20 or more: 20% off
All tickets subject to a $3.50 box office fee.

13 Victoria Street
Perth, Ontario, K7H 2H3

Tickets and information:
Tickets Please, 39 Foster St., Perth

For more information visit