Globus Theatre forges ahead with a summer season in 2021

By Lindsay Advocate

Globus Theatre with spaced seating.

Globus Theatre has announced their 2021 summer season from May 20 to Sept. 4, with “guaranteed crowd pleasers as well as new and exciting Canadian works,” according to a media release.

The summer season has been extended from 10 weeks to 16 due to the limited audience capacity. COVID-19 measures are in place and Globus Theatre is welcoming patrons to join its safe and social live events at the Lakeview Arts Barn.

After hearing how much audiences loved the reading series in 2020, Globus Theatre has sprinkled in a couple of play readings throughout the season. On May 20, Ellen Denny (co-creator of the recent outdoor show, february: a love story) brings her new play, Pleasureville – a story about Leah, a city gal, who moves to a small town and opens a sex shop. On June 11-12, Armon Ghaeinizadeh and Justine Christensen bring Broken Glass – a modern reimagining of Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie with live musical accompaniment.

Globus Theatre kicks off the season with audience favourite, Leisa Way and her Wayward Wind Band. This year, Leisa Way brings a concert that celebrates the legend of Gordon Lightfoot – Early Morning Rain. Audiences can enjoy the hits of one of Canada’s greatest ever singer-songwriters from May 25 – June 5.

Another Globus Theatre audience favourite coming in 2021 is Norm Foster’s Here on the Flight Path which follows John Cummings who, over the course of three years, has three very different women as neighbours. As he interacts with them on the balcony of his apartment each has a unique impact on his life. Globus Theatre’s Artistic Director, Sarah Quick and Artistic Producer, James Barrett, star in what has been described as Norm Foster’s funniest play from June 16 – July 3.

The Three Men are back! Globus audiences will remember the award-winning Three Men in a Boat in the summer of 2015. This year, the very same hapless trio get caught up in the Great European Bicycling Craze in Three Men on a Bike. Starring David Difrancesco, Matt Pilipiak and Victor Pokinko, this disastrous biking trip full of shenanigans runs from July 6 – July 17.

For all the detective wannabes out there, Globus Theatre has a new murder mystery coming out this summer. The Great Cottage Catastrophe is about the killer real estate market in the idyllic town of Doncaygeon. Bidding wars are turning cottage country into a battleground…and when a body turns up it appears that someone has paid the ultimate price. An interactive show that allows you to solve the mystery plays from July 21 – Aug. 7.

The loveable Brit and audience favourite is back — Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell. In a recent survey, patrons voted this show as one of their most treasured moments at Globus Theatre. It’s the perfect show to bring back to the stage when we all long for some inspiration and hope. A must see for anyone who’s recently started talking to the wall. Starring Sarah Quick and running from Aug. 11 – August 28.

As the season closer, Globus Theatre welcomes Gabi Epstein to the stage. Multi award-winning stage and cabaret performer, Gabi Epstein, shares her own journey of self-discovery through reimagined versions of her idol Barbra Streisand’s greatest hits. Gabs Sings Babs reminds us to remain true to ourselves by celebrating, not hiding from what makes us truly unique. On stage from Sept. 1-4.

Artistic Director, Sarah Quick says, “Great consideration was afforded to what we could produce safely. Our mini seasons in the latter half of last year provided an excellent learning experience as to how best to provide quality entertainment in a safe setting. We are continuing with our limited audiences of 50 – this means that even if allowed to open to higher numbers as the summer progresses, we will not. Booking now means you can be assured that you will be distanced from your fellow theatre lovers regardless of a loosening in restrictions – and you get an exclusive VIP feel with every show!”

Tickets will go on sale on April 6 for donors and April 8 for the general public. Tickets can be booked by calling the box office: 705-738-2037.

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