Grove Theatre sells out on opening weekend

More events coming up still available

By Lindsay Advocate

The Grove Theatre is elated to announce their opening weekend of programming was a sold-out success.

Patrons, donors, volunteers, and artists alike gathered at The Grove, located on the Fenelon Fairgrounds between Aug. 5-7.

This is the organization’s soft launch and their official opening will be celebrated in 2022 with their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Musical. Last weekend featured an intimate Broadway Cabaret with Heather McGuigan and friends, along with two high-energy comedy sets by Elvira Kurt, and two sold-out improv sets by the dynamic duo of improv comedy, Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath.

The Grove Theatre team was overjoyed to hear an outpouring of support from ticket buyers, who seemed to be equally as impressed with the natural setting as they were with the high-calibre performances from Canadian cultural icons. The Fenelon Falls Brewing Company was also on site providing refreshments for guests.

“This is a partnership that we are extremely proud of because The Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. and The Grove Theatre place the needs and wants of the local community above all else. The Grove Theatre will continue to deliver high quality entertainment to the Kawartha Lakes Region for the remainder of August, and for years to come” said Nicole Myers-Mitchelle, The Grove Theatre’s general manager.


Thursday, August 19

Comedy Night at The Grove

A joke-filled evening with award winning comedy from Simon B. Cotter, Gilson Lubin, and our MC Scott Harris!

Friday, August 20

Julian Taylor

An up close and personal night of music with Musician Julian Taylor whose current release “The Ridge ” has received Polaris, Juno and Summer Solstice Indigenous Awards nominations and was named “Solo Artist of the Year ” at the CFMA’s this year.

Saturday, August 21

Fenelon Live presents Bob May
Presented in partnership with Fenelon Live, a fellow initiative under the Kawartha Community Works Cooperative, join us on Saturday 21 for an intimate and light set with local musician Bob May.

Sunday, August 22

Glad All Over: British Invasion Concert

England’s greatest songs of the Sixties!  The Dave Clark Five, Herman’s Hermits, Petula Clark, The Rolling Stones and the best of BEATLEMANIA.

The Liverpool Sessions: The Beatles from Studio to Stage

Beatles favourites from “Sgt. Pepper”, “Abbey Road”, and MORE!   Featuring a 10 piece ‘Lonely Hearts Club Band.’

Thursday, August 26

Heather’s Garden Variety: Clover

An evening of Broadway Favourites performed by Stratford and Shaw festival regulars Heather McGuigan, Jade Repeta and Alexis Gordon.

Friday, August 27

Crystal Shawanda

An exciting night with Blues and Country Musician Crystal Shawanda – Juno Award Winner, Canadian Music Award Winner. Her debut album Dawn of a New Day became the highest charted album by an Indigenous person from Canada, # 2 on the Billboard Top Country Charts.

Saturday, August 28

Kids/Family Programming

The Greg Tarlin Juggling Show

An energetic, light-hearted comedy variety show suitable for all ages.

Dance in The Grove

Bill Coleman and Company

An evening of summer dance: sights, sounds and fancy footwork on the Grove stage.


Dance Fachin presents Worldly Women

Worldly Women explores the common experience shared between all women and how cultural barriers help us to realize our inherent power.

Sunday, August 29

Local Female Musicians Concert

Featuring local singer songwriters Cassie Noble (Lindsay), Tania Joy (Uxbridge), Shannon Roszell (Fenelon Falls), Vicki Heacock (Fenelon Falls).

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