I wanted to make sure you knew that the Curtain Club's new season begins this week!
The Curtain Club is a community theatre, started in 1954. So that makes it the 64th season!
Five shows are produced each year. This theatre has just over 150 seats. With 12 performances for each show (plus a charity night and a preview night) that’s over 2000 tickets per show! About half the audience are subscribers.
Opening night for this year is sold out!
Four of the five shows are comedies this year.
Here are this year's shows:
September 15th to 30th
A family comedy. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns with her twenty something boy toy, Spike. This witty, heartfelt look at sibling rivalry and family values will rock the house with laughter.
November 17th to December 2nd
This gentle romantic comedy takes us to a Parfumerie in Budapest, just before Christmas in 1937. While customers clamour to finish their holiday shopping, the owner and his staff deal with secrets, rivalries, mistaken identities, and romantic entanglements. Only the truth can lead to a happy ending in this vintage tale of friendship and love.
January 19th to February 3rd
A heart warming comedy. At a country home for retired opera singers, Cecily, Wilf and Reggie are preparing for a Verdi birthday concert. When the renowned diva Jean arrives unexpectedly, secrets of the past emerge, emotions run high and hilarity ensues. You’ll laugh and applaud at what it takes for this show to go on.
March 23rd to April 7th
This is not a comedy - it's a gripping thriller. An old man in a military uniform and a Santa hat is dumped at the police station. He doesn’t speak English, and a lawyer’s business card is baited on the meat hook that hangs from his neck. A lawyer, a police officer, and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, and uncover a past that won’t stay buried.
May 25th to June 9th
A hilarious comedy. This captivating comedy is a celebration of life, friendship and love. Based on a true story, Calendar Girls takes us on a journey with a group of Women’s Institute members who set out to raise money to buy a memorial settee for the local hospital and end up posing nude for a fund-raising calendar.
It is probable that you are not familiar with all of the productions but that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy them. It is a lot less expensive and a lot less hassle than going downtown. Individual shows are $22 or $27 and subscriptions (5 shows) are $70 to $85. If you go to the first production and you decide you really like the idea of coming out to the Curtain Club the price of the ticket can be subtracted from a subscription. The home page of their web site have the links www.thecurtainclub.org
The Curtain Club is really community theatre for those who wish to express their creative talents. Of course, there are the actors on stage, but there are also those who design and make the sets, the lighting crew, costume designers, director, stage managers, and probably a few more! They have an opportunity to use their talents.
Consider being part of this organization. Membership is only $10 and you get a lot! Click here for more info.
Enjoy what our Town has to offer.
Hope to see you at the Curtain Club! My subscription is for the opening night.