Category Archives: Upcoming Productions

April 28 – a one night encore performance of Toronto Mississippi in Uxbridge

Theatre 3×60’s Community Tour 2017

Toronto Mississippi by Joan MacLeod
Comes to Blue Heron Books for a one night only, encore performance!

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7 pm

Each year, Theatre 3×60 tours a socially relevant Canadian play to schools and community venues across Durham Region as part of its mandate to increase accessibility to live theatre. Audiences will remember last year’s gripping production of The Shape of a Girl, by Joan MacLeod. This season, the company has brought Toronto Mississippi, also by Joan MacLeod, to Durham audiences, and now, Toronto Mississippi comes to Uxbridge for an intimate staged reading performance of this classic Canadian work at Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock St. W.

Toronto Mississippi is a humorous, heart wrenching and heart warming play which examines the power of hope and despair when people focus on what they have lost in life, versus what they have not yet discovered. The play explores focuses on Jhana, a developmentally challenged young adult, who, despite limitations, constantly seeks to reach out and grasp all she can from life. She is spontaneous, creative and curious. What limits her most are the adults in her life, who, despite their intact abilities, are crippled by loss and fear. Ironically, it is Jhana who carries a message of hope and has the ability to make her family whole.

Theatre 3×60’s Special Education and Community Projects Director, Joan Etienne directs a powerful cast which features Durham based actors Carolyn Goff, Graeme Powell, Michael Serres and Nicole Vezeau.

This once only, exclusive staged reading performance is PWYC at the door (pay what you can, suggested donation of $15) with all proceeds benefiting the community tour program. If you want to guarantee yourself a seat up front, limited preferred general seating can be purchased in advance for $15/ticket.

Details and tickets available at www.theatre3x60.ca.

Remembering Vimy 100 Years Later

Vimy and the Great War
100 Years Later
Readings and Reflections on World War 1

Sunday, April 9, 2:30 pm
Scugog Memorial Public Library
231 Water St. Port Perry

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and in tribute to the many Canadians who served in World War 1, artists and guests of Theatre 3×60 present a special afternoon of readings, songs and reflections taking place exactly 100 years, to the day, after the first soldiers went over the top in the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Join actors Tyler Cox, Reid Eastwood, Wade Minacs, Graeme Powell, Michael Serres, Annette Stokes, Andy Williamson and Theatre 3×60 artistic director, Carey Nicholson as they present readings that encompass life at the front and at home, from the early days of enthusiastic recruits to the heartbreaking aftermath of battles conducted on a scale never seen before.

Vimy and the Great War 100 years later is being presented, one time only, at the Scugog Memorial Public Library on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm. Doors open at 1:45. Admission is PWYC (pay what you can – suggested donation $15), with limited reserved general seating available in advance for $15. Full event details and advance tickets visit www.theatre3x60.ca.

 

Theatre 3×60 brings Toronto Mississippi to Durham in March and April

Theatre 3×60’s School and Community Tour
Spring 2017

Toronto Mississippi by Joan MacLeod
PWYC Public Performances coming to Pickering, Scugog and Oshawa

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7 pmtoronto-mississippi-thumbnail
Act One School of Drama
1775 Plummer St., Pickering

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7pm
Scugog Memorial Public Library
132 Water St., Port Perry

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm
McLaughlin Auditorium, Oshawa Public Library
65 Bagot St., Oshawa

Each year, Theatre 3×60 tours a socially relevant Canadian play to schools and community venues across Durham Region as part of its mandate to increase accessibility to live theatre. This past year, the company presented a powerful production of The Shape of a Girl, by Joan MacLeod. In 2017, the company brings Toronto Mississippi, also by Joan MacLeod, to Durham audiences.

This year, Durham audiences will have the opportunity to see this enduring Canadian play in 3 locations throughout the region. For the first time, Theatre 3×60 takes their production to Pickering with the tour’s opening performance at the Act One School of Drama on March 24th. Then the company returns to Port Perry and Oshawa at the Scugog Memorial Public Library (March 30th) and the McLaughlin Auditorium at the Oshawa Public Library (April 6th).

Toronto Mississippi is a heart wrenching and heart warming play which examines the power of hope and despair when people focus on what they have lost in life, versus what they have not yet discovered. The play explores focuses on Jhana, a developmentally challenged young adult, who, despite limitations, constantly seeks to reach out and grasp all she can from life. She is spontaneous, creative and curious. What limits her most are the adults in her life, who, despite their intact abilities, are crippled by loss and fear. Ironically, it is Jhana who carries a message of hope and has the ability to make her family whole.

Theatre 3×60’s Special Education and Community Projects Director, Joan Etienne directs a powerful cast which features Durham based actors Carolyn Goff, Graeme Powell, Michael Serres and Nicole Vezeau.

All public performances are PWYC at the door (pay what you can, suggested donation of $20). If you want to guarantee yourself a seat up front, limited preferred general seating can be purchased in advance for $20/ticket.

Details and tickets available at https://theatre3x60.ca/upcoming/.

For information on booking a school performance, please contact the company at info@theatre3x60.ca.

Port Perry Summer Theatre 2017

Port Perry Summer Theatre logo 1

And the musical is….

It may be just the beginning of winter, but we are already working on our 2017 Port Perry Summer Theatre season. We are thrilled to announce that our major musical production for next year will be The Mystery of Edwin Drood, under the direction of Theatre 3×60 Artistic Director, Carey Nicholson, with musical direction by Carol Salamone, founder of Cadenza Productions and special guest choreographer, Baiba Senecal.

Guests at the recent Scugog Mayor’s Gala for the Arts in Port Perry had a sneak peek of what’s in store, when Cadenza Productions presented an excerpt from this 1986 Tony award winning, Broadway success by Rupert Holmes, and based on the response at the Gala, we are sure our summer audiences are going to love this flamboyant rendition of the famous unfinished novel by Charles Dickens.

How can there be a musical based on an unfinished manuscript, you ask? Who knows how it should end? This musical is unique because, in addition to a great score with great characters, the audience picks the ending! No two performances are identical, and each night, audiences will have the fun of detecting who done it, along doing a little matchmaking on the side!

The show is a giddy play-within-a-play performed by a loony troupe of musical hall performers and finishes with one of the most talked-about, most unusual and hilarious finales in theatre history, making The Mystery of Edwin Drood the perfect summer entertainment for Port Perry Summer Theatre 2017.

Watch our website for dates and ticket information and packages, coming in the new year!

Want to be a part of Drood? Auditions take place in February, 2017. Full audition details at https://theatre3x60.ca/auditions/

Frozen Assets on October 22

Arts at the Ascension presents
Theatre 3×60’s staged reading of
Frozen Assets
By Rob Corbett

Saturday, October 22, 7:00 pm
Church of the Ascension, 266 North St., Port Perry

Live staged readings return to Arts at the Ascension with a seasonally appropriate murder mystery farce! Theatre 3×60 is presenting Rob Corbett’s Frozen Assets by Rob Corbett on Saturday, October 22, 7pm. at the Church of the Ascension in Port Perry. Proceeds from ticket sales will support the Arts at the Ascension’s outreach activities and Theatre 3×60’s community programming.

Billed as a deadly farce about lust, greed and freezer burn, Frozen Assets is the perfect, witty, comedic mystery, just in time for Hallowe’en. Is Stella really the long lost daughter of former opera diva and recluse, Madame Della Torre? Is Madame’s trusty assistant Paul really that trusty or is he in it for the big deal? And can detective Dick Spade outsmart the inevitable murderer? The mystery is revealed with many twists, turns and laughs along the way.

Playwright, Rob Corbett grew up in Uxbridge, was a founding member of the Uxbridge Players, and worked with both the Borelians and Scugog Choral Society in Port Perry before moving to Toronto. Rob has been a professional theatre artist for over thirty years working as a playwright, director, actor, and artistic director. His plays have been performed throughout Southern Ontario and in New York City. He holds an MFA in Creative writing from the University of British Columbia and teaches Scriptwriting and Acting at a number of colleges across the GTA including Sheridan, Seneca and Humber.  Rob was recently on stage in Port Perry this past February, where he appeared as one of the gangsters in the Port Perry Confidential Musical Theatre Project’s Kiss Me Kate.

Audiences will remember previous Theatre 3×60 readings at the Ascension, including Renovations by Graeme Powell, which went on to a successful full production in Uxbridge, and The Tree of Life by Port Perry’s Frank Luke. Frozen Assets will be directed by Theatre 3×60 co-artistic director, Carey Nicholson and will include Carolyn Arnett, Marsha Cryderman, Reid Eastwood and Graeme Powell performing in the cast.

This delightfully suspenseful theatre event has one performance only on October 22, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 (refreshments included) and may be purchased at the Church office at 266 North Street, by calling 905-985-7278 or at the door.