PLEASANT SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Sarah Binks

Posted in , August 19th, 2014 by Fred Addis

When: View in Calendar » August 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: View Map » Leacock Museum , 50 Museum Drive, Orillia,ON L3V 7T9, Canada
Cost: Admission by Donation
Contact: Leacock Museum
705-329-1908
admin@leacockmuseum.com
Categories: Arts & Culture
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Orillia artist, musician and arts mentor Rodney Frost hosts the 6th Annual Pleasant Sunday Afternoon on Sunday, August 24 from 1 – 5 pm at the Leacock Museum.

It’s been said that the only predictable thing about Rodney Frost is his unpredictability. The veteran Orillia artist, musician and arts mentor will present his 6th Annual Pleasant Sunday Afternoon this Sunday at the LeacockMuseum and this year the program takes on a noticeably different bent.

Over the winter, Frost became enamoured of the 1948 Leacock Medal-winning book Sarah Binks by Paul Hiebert. Saluting the fictitious Songstress of Saskatchewan, Frost has put together a program of music and entertainments with her in mind.

The program includes an Entanglement of Strings from the Orillia Youth Symphony under the direction of Mayumi Kumagai.

Jeffrey Holec and Sue Dosso will sing a selection of Noel Coward songs and the incomparable Brenda Brett will present some frivolous songs by Robert Service including her celebrated whistling and unique recitation style.

An annual feature, since its inception has been the presentation of the Florence Foster Carter Award. To no one’s surprise this year’s winner is again Mr. Peter Carter and His Memorial Cape Smee Players who will perform three new fresh and naughty pieces.

The trio of Andrew Frost on guitar and vocals, Jeremy Edwardes on bass clarinet and harmonica and Victoria Dobbs on ukulele and vocals will present a broad selection of music uniquely arranged for their trio. They will also accompany recitations from the works of Sarah Binks as presented by Rodney Frost.

Autumn Debassige will present a program of piano and vocal selections and will accompany and perform “The Blind Factory Girl” with Mr. Frost.

Frost appears throughout the program in various roles including his recitation of The Owl and the Pussycat by Ed Lear and his appearance on baritone horn with his Palm Courtesans which also features Lorna Bolden on violin, Leanne Roth on euphonium, Sjaak Breg on vocals and bass drum and Arthur Cheeseman on baritone ukulele.

Master Jeffrey Olimer serves as Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Admission is by donation. Tea, lemonade, sandwiches and cake will be served. For further information contact the LeacockMuseum at 705-329-1908.

SALT WATER MOON – Single Thread Theatre Company

Posted in , July 10th, 2014 by Fred Addis

When: View in Calendar » July 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Repeats: Daily until July 25, 2014
Where: View Map » Leacock Museum, 50 Museum Drive, Orillia,ON L3V 7T9, Canada
Cost: $20.00
Contact: Leacock Museum
705-329-1908
admin@leacockmuseum.com

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2 Performances Only: July 24 & 25: 6:00pm

Michelle Langille and Michael MacEachern star in this Single Thread Theatre Company’s production of David French’s renowned Salt Water Moon, directed by Liam Karry. The Front Porch of Leacock House will be centre stage for this production. Watch out, it’s an early start time of 6:00pm to mitigate the mosquitos !

Phone Ticket Sales and Reservations: Leacock Museum 705-329-1908

Online Ticket Sales: singlethread.ca

Sunshine Sketches: THE MUSICAL

Posted in , July 8th, 2014 by Fred Addis

When: View in Calendar » July 23, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Repeats: Daily until July 26, 2014
Where: Orillia Opera House
Cost: $18 all in
Contact: Orillia Opera House Box Office
705-326-8011 or 326-8012
boxoffice@orilliaoperahouse.ca

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Tickets are now on sale at the Orillia Opera House Box Office for the new musical theatre adaptation of Stephen Leacock’s classic Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town: The Musical. Original Score by Craig Cassils and book by Craig Cassils and Robin Richardson.

 

LETTERS DINNER with WAYNE JOHNSTON

Posted in , July 8th, 2014 by Fred Addis

When: View in Calendar » July 23, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Leacock Cafe - Leacock Museum, 50 Museum Drive, Orillia,ON L3V 7T9, Canada
Cost: $29.95 incl. dinner
Contact: Fred Addis
705-329-1908
admin@leacockmuseum.com

wayne-johnson-sonNovelist Wayne Johnston is the featured presenter at the Leacock Summer Festival’s annual Letters Dinner. Johnston will read from his newest novel Son of a Certain Woman. He is the author of Colony of Unrequited Dreams and Navigator of New York.

First Nations Readings: Cherie Dimaline & Lee Maracle

Posted in , July 8th, 2014 by Fred Addis

When: View in Calendar » July 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Moonlight Bay - Chippewas of Rama First Nation, 2km N of Casino Rama across from Rama Mocassion & Smoke
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: Fred Addis
705-329-1908
admin@leacockmuseum.com

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The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson: George A. Walker

Posted in , July 8th, 2014 by Fred Addis

When: View in Calendar » July 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: View Map » Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South, Orillia,ON L3V 5A9, Canada
Cost: $14.00 General Admission
Contact: Fred Addis
705-329-1908 or 705-326-2159
admin@leacockmuseum.com

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Leacock Summer Festival

Posted in , July 8th, 2014 by Fred Addis

When: View in Calendar » July 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – July 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Leacock Museum and local venues, 50 Museum Drive, Newport News,VA 23601, USA
Cost: Most Tickets $14. All-in Pass $120.
Contact: Fred Addis
705-329-1908
admin@leacockmuseum.com

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