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Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “The Heart is a Strange Invention” with Bruce Dow

Monday, January 24, 2022

Do you see the light at the end of the tunnel? Well we certainly do!

There is no doubt that the last two years have been difficult, but at Theatre Collingwood we are looking to the future and planning for a fantastic 2022, packed with great entertainment just for you! As a matter of fact, we are going to start in February with a wonderful cabaret you can enjoy online. This is going to be a really great way to celebrate the Month of Love. You can purchase a link for yourself or send one for someone else to enjoy. And it will be so easy to use! Just click and view, and then listen to some beautiful musical entertain to warm your heart!

We are thrilled to be featuring our talented friend, Mr. Bruce Dow! Bruce is best known for his 5 featured roles on Broadway including his Broadway debut in Jane Eyre, The Music Man, Anything Goes, King Herod in the 2012 Tony-nominated revival of Jesus Christ Superstar and as Paul Burrell in Diana (now showing on Netlfix). He has performed 12 seasons in leading roles at The Stratford Festival; and has 2 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for his work at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (the world’s oldest and longest running 2SLGBTQIA+ theatre company). TV appearances include: The Strain, Anne with an “E”, Murdoch Mysteries, and Rick Mercer Reports. He is also well known for his cartoon voices which include: MAX, Total Drama Island; and Sir Topham Hat on Thomas & Friends. His solo jazz recordings are available on Apple Music and Spotify.

Bruce will be accompanied by the talented Mark Selby, who is often found at the piano as a musical director and accompanist for cabarets, shows, auditions, and workshops. As a TV producer Mark's latest project, the documentary Oscar Peterson: Black + White, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It can be seen on Crave, alongside his 2020 project Howie Mandel: But Enough About Me.

Please join us in the comfort of your home on Saturday, February 12th at 7pm online for:

BRUCE DOW - The Heart is a Strange Invention

with Mark Selby on piano.

Pour a glass of wine, light a candle, and join Broadway, Stratford, Dora Award winning actor/singer BRUCE DOW with pianist/TV Producer MARK SELBY, as they explore the unique nature of love!

This is a special offer to our audiences in honour of Valentine’s Day! Something special just for you, or perhaps you want to also gift it to someone — while we all weather the storm!

The show is approximately 60 minutes in length. We will also be offering some special food and beverage ideas so you can really make a celebration of this special event. Please also note that when you purchase a link you can watch it live at 7pm on February 12th or whenever you like, as we will keep the show up online till February 16th! Running Time: approx. 60 mins.


Single Links $20 + HST

Household Links $30 +HST

Special Rate for Arts Workers $15 +HST

For tickets please call 705-445-2200 or shop online at:

Photo: Bruce Dow.