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Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Named 2017 Celebrate Ontario Grant Recipient

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Victoria Playhouse Petrolia (VPP) is once again a recipient of The Government of Ontario's Celebrate Ontario grant and has been named a Success Story on their online release. The very name of the grant, Celebrate Ontario 2017, ties directly in with the mandate of the 2017 VPP season, which celebrates Canada during the year it turns 150.

The theatre's Co-Artistic Director David Hogan expressed his excitement upon receiving the news, saying, "We are thrilled to be supported by Celebrate Ontario as we forge ahead with an all-Canadian season. Happy birthday Canada, and thank you Celebrate Ontario for joining our celebration!" Echoing Hogan's sentiment, Director of Cultural Services for the town of Petrolia, Richard Poore said, "We are honoured to once again have the opportunity to partner with Celebrate Ontario as we create amazing experiences for our guests traveling from near and far."

The money will be used to enhance the various productions, add a uniquely Canadian experience for VPP patrons and for some patriotic surprises, still being planned.

To read the statement from the Government of Ontario, please visit: https://news.ontario.ca/mtc/en/2017/03/celebrate-ontario-success-stories-1.html

Tickets are on sale now at www.thevpp.ca or by calling the box office at 1-800-717-7694. Performances run Tuesday through Sunday with both matinee and evening options available.

ABOUT VICTORIA PLAYHOUSE PETROLIA

Co-Artistic Directors David Hogan and David Rogers bring the best talent summer theatre has to offer to the beautiful town of Petrolia, ON. Celebrating Canada all summer long, the 2017 season includes: Fiddler on the Moose (May 2-19); The Birds and The Bees (May 30-June 17); Happy Together 1967 (July 4-23); Folks Like Us (August 1-12); Portia (August 15-27); and Rockabilly Swingtime (September 5-24).


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