The Grove Theatre announces an enchanting 2024 summer of magic, including summer drama camp

By Lindsay Advocate

The Grove Theatre has announced an exciting lineup of events for its 2024 season, including a new summer drama camp.

The Grove Theatre is pleased to announce a summer filled with enchantment as it unveils its 2024 season.

Patrons are invited to immerse themselves in the magic of Broadway under the stars as The Grove proudly presents the beloved musical “Into The Woods,” set in their breathtaking outdoor amphitheatre surrounded by nature’s beauty. Guests will likewise feel the excitement with The dynamic tribute concert series, featuring the timeless hits of Elton John, Dolly Parton, Carole King, and ABBA. Each tribute will be unlike any tribute show you’ve seen before, featuring the theatre’s very own company of actors from “Into the Woods.” Nights at The Grove will guarantee non-stop energy and infectious tunes that will have you dancing beneath the open sky.

Building on the repertory season of 2023, “Into the Woods” and all four tribute shows will feature a talented ensemble of 10 actors, bringing together artists from across Canada. With all cast and production members relocating to Fenelon Falls for the summer, this is The Grove’s largest season yet.

“We are delighted to present ‘Into the Woods’ as the Mainstage production of the 2024 season” say Co-Artistic Directors, Christy Yael and Sean Cox. “This is one of the most popular musicals of our time, and we are eager to bring its magic to our audiences. It sets the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable season filled with exceptional performances and theatrical experiences.”

Back on The Grove’s stage, the incomparable Jim Cuddy makes a triumphant return alongside a lineup of eight additional guest artists to be announced in spring 2024, including Grove favourites and sensational new performers. It’s an exciting blend of familiar faces and fresh talent, promising unforgettable moments.

Get ready for a summer of magic, music, and memories at The Grove by purchasing a subscription, on sale now! Single tickets will be available in Spring 2024, and patrons are invited to visit to secure their seats.

As part of the 2024 Season, The Grove is also thrilled to introduce Summer Drama Camp—four weeks of fun crafted for kids to explore creativity and play. This is a fantastic experience for children of all abilities, aged 5 to 15 to shine and create memories that will last a lifetime. The Grove Theatre Camp promises an unforgettable experience filled with creativity, camaraderie, and personal growth.

The Grove Theatre Camp is built upon the foundation of inclusivity, where children are encouraged to embrace their true selves and explore the world of theatre. Through experienced and passionate instructors, campers embark on a journey of self-discovery, artistic exploration, and skill-building in a supportive and nurturing environment.

“Our camp is a space where children not only learn about theatre but also develop essential life skills” says Yael.

A highlight of the Theatre Camp experience is the showcase performance, allowing campers to share their achievements on stage. This empowers them with a sense of accomplishment and pride that extends beyond the theatre, boosting their confidence and self-esteem.
More information, including: price, time, location and registration will be available in early 2024.

Those interested in learning more about the theatre camp can join The Grove Theatre’s education mailing list to receive updates about Drama Camp 2024.

The Grove Theatre’s 2024 Performance Season

“Into the Woods”
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Sean Cox
Music Direction by Geordie Brown
Multiple dates – Opening July 7, 2024, Closing September 1, 2024

A Musical Tribute to Carole King
June 29, 30, July 8, 12 & 17, 2024.

A Musical Tribute to Elton John
July 13, 15, 23, 26, August 3 & 7, 2024.

A Musical Tribute to Dolly Parton
July 28, 30, August 1, 5, 15 & 23, 2024.

A Musical Tribute to ABBA
August 11, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 & 31, 2024.

The Jim Cuddy Band
September 8, 2024

Details about The Grove Theatre’s Theatre Camp

Ages 5-10
July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2, 2024
In a fun and creative environment, campers develop theatre skills, gain confidence and develop social skills through collaboration and performance! Professional teaching artists lead four separate classes focused on acting, singing, and dance, with one specialty class that varies from session to session (i.e. improvisation, fight choreography, stage makeup, and puppetry). The week will culminate in a showcase performance of the play for friends and family!

Ages 11-15
August 12-16 + 19-23, 2024
Campers will be cast in, and rehearse, a musical that will be performed at the end of the two week session. Throughout the rehearsal process, professional guest artists will be brought in to mentor and work with the campers on audition technique, acting a song, character movement, dance, and more. Campers develop theatre skills, gain confidence and develop social skills through the development of a musical.

Teen Internship Program (Ages 16-18)
A unique summer internship experience for teens! As teacher’s assistants, this internship experience allows teens the opportunity to learn from theatre professionals about the art of theatre creation while also learning camp counselor skills. This is a fun and creative environment that fosters leadership and communication skills in teens while also being in a space of play and creative expression. This program qualifies for the Summer Cooperative Education Credits through the Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Teens will have the opportunity to meet and work with professionals. At the conclusion of the program, interns will receive letters of recommendations and references to help them in their future job searches and they may apply for available paid summer employment with The Grove Theatre.

Inclusion For All

The Grove Theatre prioritizes inclusion for everyone. The Grove is dedicated to the creation of a supportive, safe environment for children with special needs, with a focus on self-expression, social skills, and having fun with their peers. Aide support is available upon request for a limited number of campers.

For more information, please contact Nicole Mitchell, general manager of The Grove Theatre at or by telephone at (705) 887-7937.

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