Tweed & Company Theatre is thrilled to announce our 2017 season of live professional theatre! 2017 Marks our 9th season of production in Hastings County, and will be one of our biggest and most ambitious seasons to date! Coming off the incredible success of our 2016 season, Tweed & Company continues to build and enhance our presentations. This year we will be creating several new productions, with new collaborations, new initiatives and new venues!
This season we will present four Musical productions, all Canadian, several original, as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations in Tweed, Ontario. We will also continue to grow and build on many of the initiatives that make our company unique and progressive. Specifically, we would like to highlight our continued effort to make theatre affordable & accessible for all, and are thrilled to announce that we have once again dropped or maintained the ticket prices for all of our productions. We are also putting into place new opportunities this year to allow everyone access to live theatre, even if they may not be able to afford a ticket. This year will also mark our first ever SCHOOL MATINEE performance, and this season brings us into the heart of downtown Tweed.
And without any further ado, presenting our 2017 Season!
SONGBUSTER: The Fully Improvised Musical!
February 19th @ 2 & 7 PM
Tickets: $12.00 General Admission
At The Tweed Fair White Building as part of the Tweed Winter Carnival
Fresh off their recent success at the Toronto Fringe Festival, Next Stage Festival, and Just For Laughs Toronto, Tweed & Company is thrilled to bring the incredibly entertaining SONGBUSTER! to the Tweed Fair White Building as part of the Tweed Winter Carnival! This show will have you rolling in the aisles as this incredible group of actors and musicians creates a full one hour musical based on YOUR suggestions! SONGBUSTER has been receiving rave reviews and standing ovations wherever it goes, and we are thrilled to have this incredible group joining us this February!
HASTINGS! A New Musical
STUDENT MATINEE: Wednesday, June 28
Performance #1 (OPENING): Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30 PM
Performance #2: Friday, June 30 @ 7:30 PM
Performance #3: Saturday, July 1 @ 7:30 PM
Performance #4: Sunday, July 2 @ 2:00 PM
Performance #5: Sunday, July 2 @ 7:30 PM
Performance #6: Wednesday, July 5 @ 7:30 PM
Performance #7: Thursday, July 6 @ 7:30 PM
Performance #8 (CLOSING): Friday, July 7 @ 7:30 PM
Tickets: $20.00 Adults, $10.00 Students/Youth
At The Tweed Pavilion in Memorial Park
Next up in our entirely Canadian season is a brand new production, HASTINGS! A New Musical! This hilarious, foot stomping irreverent retelling of the History of Hastings County is sure to be the entertainment highlight of this season! Written by the Tweed & Company Ensemble with the assistance of the Hastings County Historical Society, this show will run through Canada day at the TWEED PAVILION in Memorial Park as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations. This show will feature music from several up and coming and established Canadian composers, many of whom come to us from the Shaw and Stratford Festivals, and with major Toronto credits, and some of them originally from right here in Hastings County! This show will not only be a major production for Hastings County, but will be a major event for the Canadian Musical Theatre Industry. Hastings will feature a cast of eight incredible performers, all of whom also play the instruments and create a stunning live band on stage, and it will all play out on a beautiful new stage being designed and created specifically for this new production at this very exciting new venue for us, the Historic Tweed Pavilion.
THE DARK NIGHT CABARET
Saturday, July 8 @ 8 PM
Tickets: $10.00 General Admission
At The Marble Arts Centre
Returning yet again as one of our most successful yearly traditions, THE DARK NIGHT CABARET will return this July during the run of HASTINGS! Come and join this incredible cast, alongside some of our favourite ensemble members, and of course some incredible local talent, for this one night only extravaganza of song and dance and laughter! In this magical evening, each artist will perform their favourite pieces, their special skills, small group numbers, original creations and more, in what is always a very special, impossible to recreate evening of live entertainment. This one night only event is traditionally a hot ticket, so book in advance to avoid disappointment!
FIGHT THE MOONLIGHT
Presentation #1: Friday, October 20 @ 7:30 PM
Presentation #2: Saturday, October 21 @ 7:30 PM
Tickets: $15.00 General Admission
At The Marble Arts Centre
Tweed & Company is so excited to present the WORLD PREMIERE presentation of this thrilling new Musical! Legends, ya, you’ve heard ‘em. But have you ever heard the wind howl in Windy Hollow…Ontario. Join us for this New dark musical comedy, Fight the Moonlight. Follow the townspeople of Windy Hollow as they prepare for the upcoming Super Moon Solstice. All the while unaware that lurking amongst them is a secret; a legend come true and a terror they could never imagine. A tale of revenge, self discovery, and it wouldn’t be a musical without a little romance. Fight The Moonlight features a brand new musical score and book by Artistic Producer Tricia Black. This new musical will make you howl with laughter and jump right out of your seat in horror! This show will be workshopped and created right here in Tweed, with only two public performances next October.
And that is 2017! Tweed & Company Theatre is a not for profit organization that was founded in 2009 to present high-quality, professional Canadian Musical Theatre to a Hastings County audience, and create productions that would go on to success across the province. We are proud of our reputation for quality live theatre, and have seen our attendance and success grow season by season. Last year was our most successful season at the box office to date, and we hope that this year will blow that out of the water! Join us as we present our most exciting season to date, in celebration of Canada 150, of our fantastic county, and the incredible tradition of Arts and Culture that this community nurtures and thrives on. Another main focus of our 2017 Season will be increased tourist attendance, and we are working closely with the municipality, and with many tourism and theatre based organizations to make 2017 a fantastic year for both our organization, and the area as a whole.
For the first time this season Tickets are on sale as of December 1st! In plenty of time for the Holiday season! Give the gift of Live Theatre this Christmas, and treat your loved ones to an unforgettable evening in one of our beautiful venues. For full information about Tweed & Company’s Past, Present and Future, check out our website at www.tweedandcompany.com. And to book your tickets today visit our website, or head on over to THE TWEED NEWS to book in person.
We can’t wait to bring these high quality original productions to you, and wish you all the best of the holidays, and for a happy and healthy 2017! See you at the show!