Friday, October 14, 2016


Busy. Busy. Busy.
Did I mention that I am busy?
It's October and our final Orillia Theatre show of this 2016 season is in production.
Rehearsals now and then our show- Norm Foster's "Sadie Flynn Comes to Big Oak" opens October 27th at the newly renovated St. Paul's Centre in Downtown Orillia.
This is exciting- partly because of this new space created by St Paul's. Double R Productions/Orillia Theatre will be the first "theatrical group" to use the new stage and space- and as Orson Hubble in "Sadie Flynn" would say- "It's big, right?"
Sure is.
Huge stage and a big, cavernous hall to fill.
We could put up to 400 bums in seats.
Now, that won't happen unless there's a miracle but we are hoping for a hundred or so at each of our six performances.
The cast comes includes Jim Dwyer, Gayle Carlyle, Teal Cochrane, Laurie Herd and yours truly. The cast comes from near and far- Huntsville, Bracebridge, Washago and of course Orillia.
Tom Ruechel is our Stage Manager and is assisted by Michael Abernethy, who you might remember from our fall show in 2015- The Importance of Being Earnest.
That show was performed at St. Paul's too, only in the "old" space.
So, if you are reading this and are close to or in the City of Orillia, come see our show and support our not for Profit Theatre Company- and St. Paul's Centre.
Opening Night October 27th we donate part of our door receipts to Green Haven Shelter. Friday Night the Cast & Crew is raising funds for "Dress for the Cause" (Breast Cancer).
Saturday night we offer our audience prizes for Best Costume- if they come in costume that is.
That should be a fun night preceding Hallowe'en on Monday.
Come and see the show and have dinner on Thursday October 27th and Saturday October 29th.
Our Lunch and Show is Friday October 28th at 2pm.
Our Box Office can be reached at 705.242.4092
Come and see Sadie Flynn. We'll be waiting for you!