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King’s Wharf Theatre Announces 2018 Season —submitted

      Drayton Entertainment is reaching for the   ence interaction that will have you cheering
      stars at the King’s Wharf Theatre in 2018   the heroine and booing the evil stepmother
      with a season that is bigger and better than   and stepsisters!
      ever before. Artistic Director Alex Mustakas
                                            Summer isn’t complete without some sil-
      continues his bid to bring crowd-pleasing   liness. Out of Order, a classic British farce
      productions to the shores of Georgian Bay
                                            written by Ray Cooney, will have you
      and the organization’s six other venues   doubled over in laughter when a married
      throughout Ontario.
                                            government minister heads to a hotel for a
      “Variety is key next season,” says Musta-  secret rendezvous only to discover a dead
      kas. “There is something for everyone, from   body in the suite. What follows is a plethora
      Broadway blockbusters and hilarious com-  of mishaps, bedlam, and confusion as he
      edies to classic musicals and family fun with   tries desperately to save his reputation. Out
      our perennially popular summer panto.”   of Order runs July 4 to July 21.
      Audiences will be welcomed with a signifi-  Grab your poodle skirt and get ready for a
      cant upgrade within the theatre auditorium   joyous jive down memory lane. On stage
      in 2018—brand new seating, which will   July 25 to August 4 is Cruisin’ Classics, a
      give some extra cush for your tush!   1950s diner revue that promises to tickle
                                            your funny bone and touch your heart with
      There’s plenty of family fun to be had as
                                            classic tunes including “In The Still of the
      the 2018 season launches with Cinder-
                                            Night,” “Rock Around the Clock,” “It’s My
      ella: The Panto, on stage June 6 to June 30.
                                            Party” and many more. 
      The enduring fairy tale gets a clever and
      contemporary makeover in this glittering   The summer season ends with something   world upside down with her trailblazing no-  Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and many more.
      stage production that features all the classic   big: eight-time Tony Award-winner Hair-  tion of integration in 1960s Baltimore.   Tickets are on sale to the general public on
      elements you remember: the pumpkin, glass   spray, on stage August 9 to September 1.   The 2018 Season then extends into the fall   December 1 just in time for the holidays.
      slipper, masked ball, plus some unexpected   This beloved musical celebrates diversity   with Kings & Queens of Country, on stage   Regular performance tickets are $46 for
      and surprising new twists, along with audi-  and dancing in equal measure as heroine   September 13 to September 30.  This hot   adults; $27 for youth under 20 years of age.
                                                                  Tracy Turnblad   ticket full of classic hits of early country   Tickets for groups of 20 or more, as well as
      Area Church Listings                                        wins a coveted   music played to sold out audiences at the   select discount dates are $37. HST is ap-
                                                                  spot on a popu-
                                                                                                                        plicable to all ticket prices.
                                                                                  St. Jacob’s Schoolhouse Theatre in 2017,
                                                                  lar TV show and  and pays tribute to the genre’s greatest icons   For more information and tickets, visit
      If you would like your church,   St. Paul’s Anglican Church   then proceeds to   and pioneers: Johnny Cash, Hank Williams,
      located in the Oro-Medonte,    3314 Quetton St, Washago     turn everyone’s
      Severn, or Washago areas, to be   705-646-5089
      listed here for free,    Orillia Silver Band to                     tone poem based upon the ancient carol O Come O
      please email the listing informa-  Sunday Service at 9:00 am                                               Come Immanuel.  Philip Sparke’s arrangement of a
      tion to  The Rev. Maureen Hair, Priest in Charge  Perform Annual                    number of classics in An English Christmas is sure to
      St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church   St. Luke’s Anglican Church                                                  get you in the Christmas spirit.  And Christmas
                                                                                                                         Time Is Here, from A Charlie Brown’s
      28 Gray Street, Coldwater,     9160 Highway 12 West, Price’s Corners   Christmas Concert                             Christmas, will bring back warm child-
      705-686-3648                   705-646-5089                                                                          hood memories.
      Sunday Service at 10:15 am     Sunday service at 11:00 am     —submitted                                               British composer John Rutter has cre-
      Reverend Dr. Jim Sitler, Interim Modera-  The Rev. Maureen Hair, Priest in Charge  The Orillia Silver Band will perform   ated a wonderful choral Christmas
      tor                            St. George Anglican Church    its annual Sleigh Bells & Brass Christmas                      classic in A Shepherd’s Pipe
      St. James’ Anglican Church     66 Fairvalley Church Road     Concert on Sunday, December 17 at 2:30                          Carol, presented here in a
                                                                                                                                   beautiful arrangement for
      58 Peter Street North, Orillia   705-326-6323                pm at St. Paul’s Centre, 62 Peter Street N., Orillia.    band.    Finally, the band will perform Gor-
      705-325-2742              Bring a Friend! Tickets are $20; Second Ticket $10;   don Langford’s A Christmas Fantasy, a sparkling         Website:  None until January 2018   Children 10 and Under Free. Tickets will be available   arrangement of perennial favourite holiday carols.
      Sunday Services:               Sunday Service at 11:00 am    at the door.
      8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Book of Common   Priest-in-charge:  The Reverend Ron McLean                        The Orillia Silver Band is pleased to perform once
      Prayer                         St. Athanasius Anglican Church   The Orillia Silver Band is a 34-member British-style   again a new work by Toronto-based composer and
      9:00 am Holy Eucharist, Book of Alterna-  10 Westmount Dr. N., Orillia   brass band that has been performing throughout the   educator Ty Watson.  Commissioned by the band for
      tive Services                  705-325-1861                  region for almost 70 years. John Swartz of the Orillia   this season, A Life Well Lived commemorates the
      10:30 am Holy Eucharist, Book of Alterna-    Packet & Times recently had this to say about the   long and industrious life of a Canadian “Everyman”
      tive Services, Choir and Sunday School   Sunday Service at 10:30 am   Band’s 2016 CD, entitled Mariposa Sketches: “Once   in southern Ontario: the composer’s grandfather,
      Incumbent: Reverend Canon John   Priest in charge: Jim Seagram  you’ve heard this, you understand what fantastic   Frank Watson (1915-2017). The work is written in
      Anderson                                                     musicianship is.”                             four movements: Reflection, A Life of Adventure, A
      Wesley United Church, Eady     Marchmont Baptist Church      This talented group of brass and percussion musicians   Life of Compassion and A Life of Hope.  Audiences
                                     3839 Town Line, Severn
                                                                                                                 have already reacted with great approbation to this
      708 Moonstone Road, R.R.#4, Coldwater   705-325-7652         is under the baton of Music Director and Conductor   heart-felt work.
      705-686-7787                Neil Barlow. An able musician in his own right, Bar-   Sunday Service at 10:30 am   low brings a vast knowledge of music repertoire and   And don’t forget to bring your singing voices. The
      Sunday Service at 10:30 am     Pastor Chris Cooke            is sure to entertain with his stories about the works   band will encourage and accompany the audience in a
      Rev. Bright Yun                Youth Director Rebecca Penner  performed by the band.                       number of secular Christmas tunes. And who doesn’t
      Coldwater United Church        St. Paul’s Centre,            The concert will feature the traditional music of   love to sing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus!
      14 Harriet Street, P.O. Box 44, Coldwater   home of St. Paul’s United Church   Christmas, offering some new and exciting arrange-  So please join us on Sunday, December 17 for a true
      705-686-7787                   62 Peter St. N., Orillia      ments of your seasonal favourites.            celebration of the Christmas season. And bring a   705-326-7351             The show will kick off with Toronto-based composer   friend; we have a special price for them!
      Sunday Service at 9:00 am          Peter Preston’s The Glorious Sounds of Christmas,   For more information, please contact: Bob Cairns,
      Rev. Bright Yun                Sunday Service at 10:30 am    an engaging suite of four much-loved holiday carols.   705-259-2446.
                                     Reverend Ted Reeve            Depicting the power and majesty of the season,
                                                                   The Kingdom Triumphant by Eric Ball, is a stirring
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