Globus Theatre announces 10-show season for 2024

By Lindsay Advocate

Globus Theatre at the Lakeview Arts Barn is looking forward to welcoming patrons to its 2024 season, which runs from May 10 through Dec. 15.

Globus Theatre’s exciting 21st season of plays, music and comedy is scheduled to run from May 10 through December 15 and features 10 mainstage shows and 3 special events.

“We are delighted to be opening our season early again, in May,” says James Barrett, artistic director. “Last year’s community response to our extended season was incredible and that, coupled with the success to date of our ongoing capital campaign, means this will now be the ‘new normal’ for Globus.”

The season will include the World Premiere of The Dating Game by Olivier Award-winning playwright Peter Quilter (Glorious, End of the Rainbow); the first live stage version of popular sports podcast This Day in Sports; and an intimate special event concert of songs and storytelling from Globus favourite Mark Whelan. There are also two original murder mysteries, shows from Globus mainstays Norm Foster and Leisa Way; and, to coincide with the International Ploughing Match being held in the Kawartha Lakes this year, a rural Canadian comedy Buying the Farm.

“After the success of last year’s 20th anniversary season, planning something to top it in 2024 has been a daunting task…but I think we’ve done it,” observes Artistic Director Sarah Quick. “It took a while. Programming 10 mainstage shows and three special events that combine to show theatrical diversity and something for everyone, is no small task – but it is a lot of fun. In the past few weeks a lot of exciting things have slotted into place; new plays that we will premiere, and conversations with fantastic performers who we are thrilled to be bringing to Bobcaygeon.”

Mainstage shows offered by Globus this season are as follows:

The Dating Game, by Peter Quilter
May 29 to June 8
A world premiere romantic comedy full of dating disasters

This Day in Sports, by Sandy Jobin-Bevans, Mike Shara and Matt Kippen
June 14 to 16 
One of Canada’s most popular sports podcasts hits the stage!

Where You Are by Kristen Da Silva
July 3 to 13
A hilarious and poignant comedy about love and family

Bond, James Bond: The Songs of 007, by Rebecca Perry
July 17 to 21
A fantastic concert, guaranteed to leave you shaken AND stirred!

Who Killed the King
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Experience
July 24 to August 3
Murder at the Elvis Festival leaves guests All Shook Up!

The Ladies Foursome, by Norm Foster
August 14 to 24
A girl-power comedy with balls!

Buying the Farm, by Shelley Hoffman and Stephen Sparks
September 25 to October 5
A country comedy that hits close to home

Leisa Way starring in Early Morning Rain
October 15 – 19
The Legend of Gordon Lightfoot

Murder at the Snowball Ball
Festive Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
November 13 to 23
Murder amidst the festive finery!

Aladdin, by Sarah Quick
December 4 to 15
A traditional British pantomime, fun for adults and kids alike.

In addition to the mainstage series, three special events are also on offer:

An Evening with…Mark Whelan
Raised on Songs & Stories
May 10 to 12

Annual Hit Comedy
Girls Nite Out
August 9 and 10

New Playreading
Poster Boy, by Chris Rait, Jeannine Bouw and Mark Williams
September 14

Globus Theatre’s 2024 season runs from May 10 through December 15, 20244. Subscriptions will go on sale starting on  January 22 for STAR Supporters, January 29 for 2023 Subscribers, and February 1  for the general public. Single Tickets will go on sale March 4 for the general public.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Theatre: $50.00 
Dinner & Theatre: $100

Patrons can also choose from 5 different subscription packages: 

Save 10% FAB FOUR – tickets to any four shows
Save 15% HIGH FIVE – tickets to any five shows
Save 20% SENSATIONAL SIX – tickets to any six shows
Save 25% FULL SEASON – A ticket to each of the 10 Mainstage shows
Save 30% I WANT IT ALL – A ticket to each of the 10 Mainstage shows + 3 special events

For more information or to purchase tickets visit, or call the Globus Theatre box office at (705)-738-2037.

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