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Gananoque: Four productions from the 1000 Islands Playhouse 2021 season available for streaming from today

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

For one week only, stream all four productions from the 2021 Season at home.

Best of all, Pay What You Can to access the series. You decide on the contribution amount and all proceeds go to The AFC, a national charity with a mission to help Canada’s arts and entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity, and ability to work.

To gain access to the 2021 Replay series, donate to The AFC below. A link will be sent to you by email where you can watch all four productions any day and any time from January 25 at 10am to February 1 at 5pm.



Armed with a copy of “Sex for Dummies,” Alice and Henry check themselves into a trendy spa hotel with a mission: to jump-start their 25-year marriage. Can they embrace all the wild suggestions Alice keeps pulling from her handy-dandy marriage-saving manual? Is Henry prepared to see his fifty-plus wife, and mother of his children, dressed in black leather?

Written by Michele Riml ● Directed by Krista Jackson ● Set & Costumes Designed by Judith Bowden ● Sound Designed by John Gzowski ● Lighting Designed by Michelle Ramsay ● Stage Management by Cole Vincent

Sarah Dodd as Alice ● Shawn Wright as Henry


Four friends attending their 10-year high school reunion sneak away to an old hangout to reminisce and remember the music of their youth. Join them on this nostalgic trip through the 50s and 60s featuring over 70 hit songs, including Let’s Twist Again, Leader of the Pack, and It’s My Party. This musical mashup features incredible harmonies, clever medleys, and snappy choreography.

Written & Conceived by Thom Currie ● Directed & Choreographed by Stephanie Graham ● Music Directed by Steve Thomas ● Set & Costumes Designed by Joyce Padua ● Set & Costume Design Mentorship by Joanna Yu ● Lighting Designed by Wendy Lundgren ● Sound Designed by Emily Porter ● Stage Management by Anne Murphy

Jeremy Carver-James as Charlie ● Andrew Hodwitz as Dave ● Justine Lewis as Leanne ● Julia McLellan as Crystal


Mercy, a Kenyan independence activist, is asked to cook for the visiting princess Elizabeth, who turns out to have a few surprises of her own. Sixty years later, the making of a TV series about the royal family causes more than a few culture clashes for a young Kenyan-Canadian production intern. A fresh, funny, and smart new play about colonialism, monarchy, and who is serving whom.

Written by Marcia Johnson ● Directed by Marcel Stewart ● Set & Costumes Designed by Rachel Forbes ● Sound Designed by Andrew Penner ● Assistant Sound Designer Maddie Bautista ● Lighting Designed by Echo Zhou ● Stage Management by Jordan Guetter

Shannon Currie as HRH Princess Elizabeth/Robin ● Jordin Hall as Montague/Steven ● Marcia Johnson as Mercy/Patricia ● Makambe K Simamba as Faith/Tia ● Andy Trithardt as Talbot/Maurice


It’s 1955, and Peggy Ann Douglas is hitching her wagon to the pageant circuit in the hope it’ll steer her from her farm to the bright lights of a Hollywood movie set. A play packed with baton twirling, big laughs, and some fantastic fiddle playing. This is a play for anyone who knows what it’s like to dream big and hustle to make it happen.

Written by Melody A. Johnson ● Musical Arrangements & Original Score by Alison Porter ● Directed by Brett Christopher ● Set Designed by Anna Treusch ● Costumes Designed by Jayne Christopher ● Sound Designed by Richard Feren ● Lighting Designed by Raha Javanfar

Janelle Hanna as Peggy Ann Douglas ● Quinn Dooley as the Fiddler

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