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Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville announces an online 2020/21 season

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Our theatre has been an absolute beehive of activity for the last few months as we move further down the road of online programming, a road designed to bridge, in the short term, our creative activities until such time as we can once again safely gather in your beloved theatre.

Theatre practitioners are nothing if not adaptable, especially when facing challenges, which is why all of us at Theatre Orangeville, be we actors, directors, writers, designers, technicians, administrators, staff or volunteers, decided quite some time ago to meet these uncertain times, these “creative opportunities” if you will, head-on.

To that end, we have been dedicating all of our energies towards creating even more of the imaginative and engaging world-class artistic content that you, our audience, have come to enjoy, expect and whole-heartedly support. 

With our exciting new Theatre Orangeville Presents ... Online series, we continue our 26-year tradition of sharing with you great stories created by tremendous writers, coupled with the remarkable talents of gifted performers and theatre practitioners. We are striving to unite audiences virtually for the sake of art and culture, so that together we can all overcome these difficult times.

To say that arts and culture organizations around the world have been hit hard by the current state of the world would be an understatement as it has been reported that 40% of the professional theatres in Canada will either close forever, or will be so financially devastated by this pandemic, as to be radically altered or diminished for years to come. 

By pivoting to online programming as a means of moving forward, albeit for the short term, we are doing all that we can to ensure that such a fate does not befall our theatre.

Our 2020/21 season:

A Christmas Carol 

December 4th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021

Experience the magic and warmth of the holiday season that comes from sharing this timeless classic with family and friends. This online reading of A Christmas Carol will immerse you in the spectacle of Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation by the ghostly spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, right in your own home. This season doesn't have to be "Bah! Humbug! Enjoy this reading of this beloved classic novella by Charles Dickens and spend the holidays feeling warm and "Fezziwig"

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Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree with Leisa Way & The Wayward Wind Band

December 18th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021

It’s time to rock ‘round the Christmas tree with all your friends at Theatre Orangeville. As we can’t invite you into our home this holiday season, we are hoping that you will invite us to yours! This year, Theatre Orangeville takes you back to the time when families gathered around the television to watch their favourite artists perform their Christmas specials. Together with one of our favourite performers, we have created a magical holiday show just for you. And this year, when you purchase your own private link to this show, you and your family can enjoy this incredible musical extravaganza together at any time over the holiday season – from the comfort of your favourite chair – at home!

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NORTH519, Act 1 Festival: Broadway Bound

January 15th to 28th, 2021

Please join us for this incredible show, one that features electrifying cabaret style musical theatre offerings performed by some of the remarkably talented members of our Theatre Orangeville Youth Alumnae, many of whom are currently pursuing professional careers in the performing arts. See them now, before they discover the brights lights of the “other” Broadway! 

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NORTH519, Act 1 Festival: Brave New Works

January 29th to February 11th, 2021

Created and performed by members of our Theatre Orangeville Youth Alumnae, this show captures the essence of what theatre is really all about. With no limits on content, the works created by these emerging young local theatre artists may be bold, funny, raw, uncensored and heartbreakingly honest … know for sure that it will definitely captivate your imagination! 

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An Affair of the Heart

February 12th to 25th, 2021

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with those we love, than by spending a fun-filled evening together in your online theatre, an evening filled with glorious music, gales of laughter and unabashed romance! It’s the perfect Valentine’s date! 

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ScriptTease

February 26th to March 11th, 2021

Wondering what exciting new plays or musicals that your theatre company has in store for you? Join us for the first of what will become an ongoing series of readings of original works created just for you through our New Play Development process. Be among the very first to experience these incredible new works, all of which are destined for your stage.

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And don’t forget - you can watch these wonderful shows any time you wish, day or night, in the comfort and safety of your very own home, for a full two weeks after they are released.

The value of all 6 shows is $140. The new subscription price is a 15% savings making it only $119.

Rest assured, we will all gather in your theatre again in coming days to share in the magic of the live theatre experience, but until such time as we can do so in complete safety and with full peace of mind, our excellent online programming will ensure that “together” we can continue to celebrate all that makes Theatre Orangeville so very special.

If Theatre Orangeville truly means something to you, and you want to support the people who create the work that you have come to love and enjoy over the past 26 years – please click below or call the Box Office at 519-942-3423 and subscribe today to Theatre Orangeville Presents ... Online.

Purchase a subscription HERE.