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Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville’s Summer Arts Fest returns August 11-13

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Returning for the 2nd year in a row - Theatre Orangeville Summer Arts Fest will once again be held at the beautiful Mount Alverno Luxury Resorts. Join us from August 11th through 13th for some fantastic programs all celebrating arts, culture and music!

We’re bringing back some of your favourite artists - along with exciting new ones - just to make the weekend that much better!

We really think attending Theatre Orangeville’s Summer Arts Fest needs to be on your calendar this August.

Here’s a little snippit of what you can expect from our 3-day Summer Arts Fest:

✦ Friday August 11th, 2023

North(519) Best of Toronto Fringe presents Our Little Secret - The 23&Me Musical - Ticketed event ($15/ea)

Written by & Starring Noam Tomaschoff

Directed by Rose Bochner

Noam Tomaschoff’s discovery that he wasn’t an only child, and he actually had more than 35 siblings around the world.

With a deft blend of comedy, drama, and wide ranging musical styles, Noam takes the audience on the roller coaster ride of emotions and discovery that he experienced over this past year, ending with a message of optimism that is sure to make you hold your family just a little bit tighter.

North(519) Best of Toronto Fringe presents Fertility Slippers - Ticketed event ($15/ea)

Written by Ece Aydin

Directed by Christopher Legacy

Friday August 11th @ 8:30pm

Tickets $15/ea

*See below for special 2-show ticket offer

Vancouver. 2005. A Turkish-Canadian mother and daughter reflect on their past, navigate the present, and after an unexpected medical diagnosis, contemplate an uncertain future.

The Mother is a Turkish immigrant who came to Canada as a single parent. The Daughter is a young adult trapped between two worlds. One is passionate and loyal, and the other is 24-going-on-12 when faced with her mother’s smothering. They are always at odds. Just put on the damn slippers, canım, and everything will be fine! Maybe? Probably. Will Mother and Daughter overcome their differences in crisis, or will Mother have to “pickle her”?

The story is based on Aydin’s own experience as a 1.5 generation immigrant, having moved here old enough that she retained a deep connection to her home, while being young enough to quickly assimilate into the new culture. Fertility Slippers reflects on the family dynamics that arise when generations collide and cultures mix. Aydin asks “when a family is divided by a world of differences, what will it take to stay together?”

Ask about our 2 for $25 ticket option and stay to see BOTH Fringe shows

Live patio music featuring Toronto artist dichotomi

Open Mic Night - Contact us to get on the list!

✦ Saturday August 12th, 2023 (DAYTIME - KidsFEST!)

KidsFEST FREE Arts & Crafts

KidsFEST FREE Wandering Magic

There’s no telling what you’ll see with The Great Steverino!!

Be amazed when what seems impossible is made possible. A combination of show and close-up magic will keep you wondering - how does he do that??

Buster Canfield’s Circus of Industrious Fleas with Eric Woolfe - Ticketed event with a donation ‘Pay What You Want’ structure (starting @ $5.00/ea)

Witness the most magnificent manifestations of mite-sized marvellosity ever before seen on any stage!

The World’s Only Multiple Dora Nominated Flea Circus!

Come One, come all! Be stunned! Be astounded!

Scratch your skin with delight at our microscopic, entomic entertainment!

Storytime with Fay & Fluffy - Ticketed event with a donation ‘Pay What You Want’ structure (starting @ $5.00/ea)

Inspiring a love of reading and encouraging messages of choosing kindness and empathy towards one another through community, story, song and silliness!

We are honoured to once again be able to bring this amazing duo to our community and share their unique storytelling style.

✦ Saturday August 12th, 2023 (EVENING - 19+ Event)

Patio Music featuring local favourites Cherry Chapstick

Drag Music Bingo - Ticketed event ($40/ea)

Drag Music Bingo sold out EARLY last year - please book your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment!

✦ Sunday August 13th, 2023

Support the Arts Fundraising Brunch with menu by Chef Denis - Ticketed event ($85/ea - includes $30 tax receipt)

Paint n’ Sip - Paint ‘The Vista’ at Mount Alverno - Ticketed event ($85/ea - includes all materials, a canape plate and 3 wine-tasting w/ sommelier Scott Leinster)