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Classic Theatre Festival Presents Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion”

 

Classic Theatre Festival Presents Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” from July 19th to August 12th, 2019 at the St. James Anglican Church Auditorium in Perth.

When a bombastic professor of dialects tries to turn a working-class flower girl into an upper-class lady, comic sparks fly in this most popular of Shaw’s plays (the basis for the musical My Fair Lady). Full of unforgettable Shavian characters – Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle, Colonel Pickering, and Alfred Doolittle, among others – it’s a legendary satire on class, gender, and particularly British mannerisms all served up with gentle and loving humour.

You will feel warmly welcomed and always entertained at the Classic Theatre Festival. Located in an intimate, air conditioned, wheelchair accessible 120-seat theatre at historic St. James Anglican Church, our focus is on professional quality with a community feel. Many audience members comment that our shows leave them with the same heartfelt sensation they get when watching the best of classic movies.

Stroll down memory lane and test your knowledge of Canadian theatre history with artifacts and press materials from the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, among many others. See if you can name the famous actor who appeared on a Canadian stage, and take in new historical themes each summer as part of this permanent lobby fixture.

Date :
Friday, July 19 to August,11, 2019

Event location :
54 Beckwith St. E.
Perth, ON – Canada

Contact :
E-mail: info@classictheatre.ca

« I’ll be back before midnight » by Perth’s Classic Theatre Festival

 

Classic Theatre Presents “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” playing from August 18th to September 10th, 2017.

 

New Performance Times!
Tues. to Sun. matinees at 2pm
Wed. and Sat. evenings at 8pm

 

A psychological thriller in the best tradition of Alfred Hitchcock.

Canadian Peter Colley‘s I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, a Hitchcock-styled psychological thriller that is the most successful play ever staged in Canada and the most produced Canadian play abroad (in over 30 countries!). A young couple from Toronto buy an old country farmhouse, and that’s when apparitions start to appear, strange noises are heard, and every moment that draws you to the thrilling finish keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Pre-show Talks explain the history, story, background, and social/cultural context of the play and playwright and are included with the price of your ticket. Pre-show Talks are presented at 1:30pm before each matinee, and at 7:30pm before each evening performance.

Please click here for tickets and here for group sales.

 

Date :

Friday, August 18, 2017

 

Event location :

Classic Theatre Festival
54 Beckwith St. E., Perth, ON

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 1-877-283-1283
E-mail: info@classictheatre.ca
Website: http://www.classictheatre.ca/

Classic Theatre Presents : an inspector Calls

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Classic Theatre Presents: “An Inspector Calls”, playing Wednesday’s through Sunday’s from August 19th to September 11th, 2016.
“An Inspector Calls” by J.B. Priestley is a nail-biter of a mystery in which a body has been found and everyone is a suspect.
For production shots of An Inspector Calls, CLICK HERE.

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

Prices:

Mainstage Shows:

SUPER SAVINGS SEASON PASSES!
DOUBLE PASS: Buy 2 shows and receive 10% off each show ($54)
FULL SEASON PASS: Buy all 3 shows and receive 15% off all 3 ($76.50)
(All tickets subject to a $4.00 box office fee.)

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS
Adult: $30 Youth under 30: $21 (30% off) Previews: $27 (10% off)
(All tickets subject to a $4.00 box office fee.)

GROUP DISCOUNTS
For Group Discounts (for 10 or more people), click HERE.

 

Date :
September 7 to 11

 

Event location :
54 Beckwith Street East,
Perth, ON, K7H 1B6

 

Contact :
Website : http://www.classictheatre.ca/

George Bernard Shaw’s « Arms and the Man »

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Classic Theatre Festival Presents: George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” from July 22nd – August 14th, 2016. “Arms and the Man” is a delightful comedy satirizing the futility of war. George Orwell called it “the wittiest play” Shaw ever wrote.

 

“Arms and the Man in Perth: A Delight from beginning to end!” – Iris Winston, Capital Critics Circle

 

NEW THIS YEAR: Pre-show Talks explain the history, story, background, and social/cultural context of the play and playwright and are included with the price of your ticket. Pre-show Talks are presented at 1:30pm before each matinee, and at 7:30pm before each evening performance (excluding opening night).

Get your tickets today to Shaw’s uproarious comedy, playing in Perth until August 14th, with 8 shows a week. Like the very happy audiences who are applauding this show, you will be glad you did!

 

For Tickets and Prices, click here.

For Group Sales, click here.

 

Date :

August 10 – 14, 2016 at 2 pm

 

Event location :

54 Beckwith Street East

 

Contact :

For further information on where to purchase tickets, please visit: www.classictheatre.ca

 

THE CLASSIC THEATRE FESTIVAL PRESENTS WAIT UNTIL DARK BY FREDERICK KNOTT

wait-until-darkAugust 7, 2015 to August 30, 2015

The Classic Theatre Festival

Wait Until Dark, by Frederick Knott

The Classic Theatre Festival presents the classic thriller that pits a blind woman against a gang of thieves who have invaded her apartment. Wednesday to Sunday at 2 p.m. with 8 p.m. shows each Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 54 Beckwith Street East (at Harvey).
Info: 1-877-283-1283 or http://classictheatre.ca/

 

 

The second show of our 2015 season is the gripping Frederick Knott thriller Wait Until Dark, a heart-thumping tale of a blind woman who must fend off a group of seedy drug dealers and thieves who have invaded her apartment using a variety of ruses. Later a beloved Audrey Hepburn film, the stage version features some of the most intense moments Broadway witnessed in the 1960s.

Previews   August 7 at 2pm, August 8 at 2pm
Opening   August 8 at 8pm

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

Prices:
Adult: $30
Youth under 30: $21 (30% off)
Previews: $27 (10% off)
Groups of 10-19: 10% off
Groups of 20 or more: 20% off

All tickets subject to a $4.00 box office fee.

Tickets and Information:
1-877-283-1283, ext. 1
ticketsplease.ca
Tickets Please, 39 Foster St., Perth

Our Venue at 54 Beckwith Street East:
For directions, click HERE.

For Barefoot in the Park, click here.

WAIT UNTIL DARK is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC.

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.

Swing Into Spring

Classic Theatre Festival PerthJoin the Classic Theatre Festival on Saturday May 4, 2013 at the Civitan Club in Perth. Enjoy the Big Band sounds of Standing Room Only.

For tickets, call Tickets Please at 613 485-6434. Buy before April 15th and enter to win a draw for a free CAA membership!

The Perth Civitan Club will open its doors to fans of the sounds of Big Bands, who will be able to enjoy a full evening of live music, along with dance lessons, a silent auction, and more, all under the title, Swing Into Spring. Whether folks enjoy ballroom or swing dancing, or want to learn how to do the Balboa or the Lindy Hop, the event will be an opportunity to enjoy tunes from the 1920s to the 1960s performed by the much-loved 16-piece Big Band, Standing Room Only.

Classic Theatre Festival – Mary Mary Aug 10 – Sept 2

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

Starting August 10, 2012 with be Mary Mary by Jean Kerr which is the 8th-longest running play in Broadway history. With witty dialogue that sparkles and characters you’d gladly invite over for dinner, this tale of a hasty divorce and second chances is reminiscent of the best of the era’s screwball comedies. Find out why audiences laughed their way through almost four straight years of Mary, Mary on Broadway.

Mary MaryPreviews August 10 at 8pm, August 11 at 2pm
Opening August 11 at 8pm

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

Prices:
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.

MASON THEATRE
13 Victoria Street
Perth, Ontario, K7H 2H3

Tickets and information:
1-877-283-1283
www.ticketsplease.ca
Tickets Please, 39 Foster St., Perth

For more information visit www.classictheatre.ca.

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

Prices:
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.

MASON THEATRE
13 Victoria Street
Perth, Ontario, K7H 2H3

Tickets and information:
1-877-283-1283
www.ticketsplease.ca
Tickets Please, 39 Foster St., Perth

For more information visit www.classictheatre.ca.

Who Killed the Rat Pack?

Perth Ontario“Who Killed the Rat Pack?” is a fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County and the Classic Theatre Festival. Features Eddie May Murder Mysteries – Canada’s longest running producer of Murder Mystery entertainment – as well as a Golden Oldies Dance, and Silent Auction.

Performance takes place Friday, May 4, 2012. Cocktails at 7:00pm – Show at 8:00pm – Dance at 10:00pm.
Location: Timber Run Golf & Country Club, 154 Caldwell Road, Lanark
General Admission: (includes convenience fee): $50

A tax receipt of $20.00 is available with every ticket purchase.

The Alzheimer Society of Lanark County is a registered charitable organization with a mission to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and to promote the search for the cause and cure.

The Classic Theatre Festival is a registered charitable organization (a project of Burning Passions Theatre), now in its third year as Ottawa Valley’s only professional theatre company, hosting some of Canada’s top artistic talent performing in classic hits from the golden age of Broadway and the London Stage during the summer in Heritage Perth.

Tickets will be held at the door or pick them up at Tickets Please up to the day before the performance or call 1-800-511-1911.