Original Ottawa Valley Heritage Musical Fun
Updated: 3 months ago - Created: February 14th, 2014
New musical comedy has fun with contemporary Ottawa Valley life
What do elk, curling, hockey, childcare and smartphones have in common? They're all part of modern life in the Ottawa
Valley today. And they are among
While most songs and stories of the Ottawa Valley look at its past, this show is different. With a cast of experienced entertainers who have worked together on many successful shows, this show looks at contemporary life here and has a lot of fun doing so.
"People who don't live here sometimes make assumptions about rural life that don't hold up," says the company's producer, Ish Theilheimer, lead writer of the show. "When we started brainstorming about it, we came up with a lot of hilarious ideas and some things people felt strongly about."
Like many Stone Fence Theatre productions, the script was developed collaboratively with the crew. Director/actor Chantal Elie-Sernoskie and actor John Haslam both did writing for the project, and all the actors have have
The show begins with the story of Killaloe's Delmer Hartwig, who won $15 million in a lottery last fall but shocked big-city reporters by delaying going to pick up his winnings until after a planned elk-hunting trip. "Delmer won a lot of
From there, the show romps through scene after scene drawn from modern Valley life. We meet seasonally employed local contractors who have other responsibilities in winter such as watching their wives play hockey and doing
"G'day..." has a smaller cast than many of the company's past efforts. "We wanted to work with a group of proven performers who really work well together, and it's great to work with them all," says Theilheimer. Peter Brown is one of the Ottawa Valley's most sought keyboard players. Phil Hoffman, of Pembroke, is a recent broadcast arts graduate in his second year with the company. Maureen McCoy is a versatile actor, comedian and singer who has worked with the
Click here for the full calendar of shows and pre-show entertainers.
A big part of the company's popularity - it's now in it's 12th year - is that most performances feature "supper theatre, "prepared Ottawa Valley-style. Roast Ontario beef with home-made salads and baking is the feature again this year (except in Rankin, where the feature is chicken), with options available for special dietary needs. Tickets for supper theatre cost $44 + tax. Four non-supper shows are offered this year, including Early Bird shows on July 15 and 17 and matinees September 28, in Eganville, and October 18, in Killaloe. Non-supper shows cost $22 + tax. All supper shows are reserve seating. Non-supper shows are general admission.
For all performance locations and dates click here, tickets will be available online soon, The box office opens May 1 for phone orders at 613-628-6600 or, TOLL-FREE, 1-866-310-1004.
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