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ORILLIA OPERA HOUSE

Outlaw
By: Norm Foster

Outlaw is about a young Canadian homesteader travelling far from home; that finds himself accused of murder in the state of Kansas in the late 1800’s. With only his wits to defend himself, he turns the law of the land – and the men hellbent on enforcing it – upside down. This authentic western is a unique take on the days when guns were the law.

“Westerns are a genre long admired by the likes of movie makers and novelists, but rarely do they make it to the theatre. Luckily, Foster has long been a fan of Westerns, penning his nostalgic homage to High Noon, Shane and The Magnificent Seven. Viewers don’t have to be theatre or even Western aficionados to enjoy Outlaw—as with all of Foster’s plays, the story is about human relationships.”     Niagara Pulse Magazine

Studio Theatre
June 25 to July 4, 2015

All shows run Thursday at 2pm & 7:30pm
as well as Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm each week.

Flex-pacs: $100.00
Single: $29.00
Group: $27.00 (all in)

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 

On Golden Pond
By: Ernest Thompson

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits

"ON GOLDEN POND is a work of rare simplicity and beauty, and in Thompson our theatre has found a fresh new voice." NY Daily News

"…a rare and memorable theatrical experience…" Variety

"What courage it must have taken for Mr. Thompson in the 1970s to write a play with so much affection in it!" The New Yorker

Studio Theatre
July 9 to 25, 2015

All shows run Thursday at 2pm & 7:30pm
as well as Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm each week.

Flex-pacs: $100.00
Single: $29.00
Group: $27.00 (all in)

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 


 

 

 

God of Carnage
By: Yasmina Reza,
Translation By: Christopher Hampton

A playground altercation between 11 year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

“A streamlined anatomy of the human animal…delivers the cathartic release of watching other people’s marriages go boom. A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself satisfyingly primitive entertainment.” The New York Times

Studio Theatre
July 30 to August 8, 2015

All shows run Thursday at 2pm & 7:30pm
as well as Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm each week.

Flex-pacs: $100.00
Single: $29.00
Group: $27.00 (all in)

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

 

 

The Vaudevillians
By: Peter Colley

This is the story of Vaudeville ... from its early beginnings, on to entertaining the troops and though Vaudeville's ultimate demise with the advent of movies. It is told, through skits and music, by three vaudevillians near the end of their careers. They share memories and take the audience on a trip down memory lane, re-enacting the shows they once did, as they try to prove they still have what it takes to be Vaudeville stars once again. The show borrows music and sketches from Music Hall, Gypsy and Minstrel Shows. Old favourites such as "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me" and original music written for the show will make this sure-fire entertainment for audiences of all ages. The humour embraces the signature silliness and groaners that were Vaudeville and includes new sketches and old favourites.

Studio Theatre
August 13 to 29, 2015


All shows run Thursday at 2pm & 7:30pm as well as Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm each week.

Flex-pacs: $100.00
Single: $29.00
Group: $27.00 (all in)

Purchase Tickets Here!

Additional $1.13 per ticket when purchased online. 

See four shows for only $100.00!
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Box Office: 705-325-8011 or 1-888-ORILLIA
 
Orillia Opera House Administration
(705) 325-2095
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30PM
Call for appointment.

Orillia Opera House Box Office

(705)326-8011 or 1-888-ORILLIA

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday or until curtain time on performance days.

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