Based on the current gathering limit recommendations of Public Health and the ongoing closure of the Market Centre Theatre to the public, Theatre Woodstock has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our upcoming performance of Strangers Among Us. While we are sad that this show will not be part of our season this year, we hope to reschedule these dates when the threat of COVID-19 has passed in our community. We will look at possible dates later this year or in 2021.
We want to sincerely thank our director, John Hammond, for the many hours he has put into this production, as well as the entire cast and crew for their heart and dedication. John would like to pass on the following message:
“By now, you’ve heard of the unfortunate cancelling of Strangers Among Us, which was due to run from April 17-25. No one has felt this more acutely than the cast and crew, who had been working diligently to produce a show that tackles the very sensitive subject of Alzheimer’s disease. Aaron Bushkowsky’s play tackles this insidious disease’s effect on family and other loved ones with humour, grace, and compassion. It is a script about love, about loss, about life. It is a show that deserves to be shown.
On behalf of the entire cast and crew, I thank you all for your continued support of Theatre Woodstock. We look forward to finding the opportunity to share Strangers Among Us with you in the future..”
Director, Strangers Among Us
If you had already purchased tickets for the show, you will be receiving a personal phone call from our Box Office sometime in the next couple weeks and given a few different options, including:
Option 1: Exchange for Other Tickets
Your tickets will be held in exchange for a future Theatre Woodstock or STAGES performance. If you are a Subscriber with season tickets we will be offering a discount on next year’s subscription as an exchange option as well.
In a time of global uncertainty, we are not alone in fearing for the future of our organization. Next year is our 75th year as a theatre company, and the idea of having to shut our doors permanently because of the financial loss that could come out of this crisis is a heartbreaking prospect, albeit a very real one. We have long relied on the generosity of our community donors to keep our shows running, and we would be extremely grateful to those who would consider the option of donating the cost of their ticket or the remainder of their subscription value back to the theatre so that we can continue to offer programming for many years to come.
Option 3: Full Refund
Although our policy in the past has largely been to exchange tickets, we understand that these are special circumstances and will offer a refund for the full cost of your ticket should you choose this option. Refunds will be granted electronically for those who purchased online, or over the phone if you paid in the Box Office. Currently the Market Centre Theatre is not open to the public for the safety of our staff members, so we ask that those seeking a refund do not visit the Box Office until the city chooses to re-open our doors.
At this time we have no further cancellations to announce, however with this situation developing rapidly in Canada and abroad we anticipate that there may be some additional changes to our operations and will continue to post updates on our website and social media. If you have any additional questions you may call our Box Office at 519-537-2582.
We are heartbroken to have to make this decision, but we feel it is necessary for the protection of our patrons and performers. We want to sincerely thank everyone who has been affected by the changes to our programming and hope that we will be seeing you all again in good health and spirits as soon as possible.
With thanks and best wishes,
by Aaron Bushkowsky
Gabrielle and Michael meet by accident, fall in love, part, meet again and fall in love all over again. Every time they meet, they forget each other’s name because they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. In a long-term facility, Michael and Gabrielle find love again and, in the process, change the lives of the people around them.
*Matinee 2 pm
Directed by John Hammond
Produced by Dianne Ingram
Stage Managed by Mona Brennan-Coles
at The Market Centre on Apr 17, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020
Our 1st and 2nd Stagers present a double feature!
May 1st, 2020 at 7:00pm
May 2nd, 2020 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Act One: The Princess King by Jeff Fluharty
Princess Genevieve wants to marry Henry, but he’s just a common cook. Of course, the king thinks this is ridiculous and takes it upon himself to choose who will be the next king and a suitable husband for his daughter. Though the princess begs her father to let her lead the kingdom herself, the king instead decides to hold a contest to find the next king. Princess Genevieve is outraged that she has been reduced to a trophy for her father’s contest, so she and Henry cook up a plot to have Genevieve enter the contest herself. Disguised as a prince, Genevieve is intent on proving to her father that she is worthy to wear the kingdom’s crown. Meanwhile, to cover for her absence, Henry clumsily masquerades as the princess, and Genevieve’s maid tries to cover for the cook!
Directed by Stefannie Flannigan
Act Two: The Grunch by Denver Casado and Betina Hershey
Inspired by “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, The Grunch tells the story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school gets excited about the annual school musical, he comes up with a perfect plan to ruin it for everyone; he’ll steal the sets, costumes and lights the night before it opens. But will the spirit of theatre prevail?
Directed by Dez Nanassy
Music Direction by Jaclyn Paul
Choreography by Corinne Marray
at The Market Centre on May 01, 2020 - May 02, 2020
STAGES Presents The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep something from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
*Matinee 2 pm
Director Sydney Brockway
Musical Director Chuck Baxter
Choreographer Bailey Thibodeau
The Addams Family is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036 www.theatricalrights.com
at The Market Centre on May 22, 2020 - May 30, 2020
Our Season Sponsor
Our Media Sponsor
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Our Show Sponsors
at The Market Centre on Jun 02, 2020 - Jun 22, 2020
Legendary Classics presents The BeeGees Now
June 20, 2020
Come see this fabulous Tribute to the BeeGees!
at The Market Centre on Jun 20, 2020
Legendary Classics presents Beatlemania
June 27, 2020
Come see this fabulous tribute to the Beatles!
All Seats $29
at The Market Centre on Jun 27, 2020
Seussical JR. by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
August 21 7pm
August 22 2pm and 7pm
at The Market Centre on Aug 21, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020