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'Let Your Spirit Soar' with Victoria Playhouse Petrolia's 2018 Season


'Let Your Spirit Soar' with Victoria Playhouse Petrolia's 2018 Season

"Let Your Spirit Soar!" Co-Artistic Directors David Hogan & David Rogers have announced Victoria Playhouse Petrolia's 2018 Season.

When asked about the line up for the upcoming season, Rogers explained, "We wanted this season to be especially uplifting and inspiring. In these crazy times we could all use a little more sunshine and light so we hope our season, designed with a wide variety of music and comedy, will 'Let Your Spirit Soar'."

When deciding which shows to include in the season, Hogan said, "We listened to what our audience expressed they wanted to us present. We thank our patrons for their continued support and loyalty. We promise to continue our tradition of great customer service, great entertainment and great value to each and every guest."

Director of Cultural Services for the Town of Petrolia, Richard Poore, echoed their sentiments, saying, "It's a thrill to announce another fabulous season. Whether you are a Victoria Playhouse Petrolia regular or new to our theatre, I guarantee you'll love the VPP Experience."


APRIL 24 - MAY 13

Created by David Rogers

Music Arrangements by Mark Payne

Your spirit will soar and the soul will be stirred by some of the most iconic, beloved melodies ever written. This uplifting celebration is sure to delight as we shine new light on some good ol' Gospel songs with a Country twist. Enjoy all your favourites like I'll Fly Away, Peace in the Valley, Previous Lord, How Great Thou Art, The Old Rugged Cross, Will the Circle Be Unbroken and I Saw the Light.


MAY 22 - JUNE 1

By Willy Russell

Starring Nora McLellan

Ever wonder what it would be like to escape your life and explore new horizons? Shirley is a Liverpool housewife whose kids have left home and she now makes chips and eggs for her husband every night while talking to the wall. Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece and she secretly packs her bags, heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently.

Audience Advice: This production contains adult themes.


The Songs of John Denver

JUNE 29 - JULY 8

Created by David Hogan

Music Arrangements by Mark Payne & Alex Baerg

"Take Me Home" with this very special musical tribute to the legendary country boy. John Denver's endearing, joyful songs of nature and mankind make up much of the soundscape of the '60's & '70's. Let's journey back to a simpler time with songs like Rocky Mountain High, Leaving on A Jet Plane, Take Me Home Country Roads, Sunshine On My Shoulders, & Thank God I'm A Country Boy.



Written & Created by Roger Bean

Musical & Vocal Arrangements by Roger Bean, Michael Borth & Jon Newton

Mistaken identities and madcap adventures abound when a USO show may be cancelled after a certain famous trio of singing sisters fails to appear! Now it's up to three earnest stagehands to go on with the show! It's filled to the brim with great songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree.


AUGUST 14 - 26


Music Arrangements by Mark Payne

Three amazing voice, three different styles and three times the charm! Experience some of the most powerful music in the world. With soaring voices and glorious harmonies this theatrical concert features stirring renditions of The Impossible Dream, Nessun Dorma, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Granada, Wind Beneath My Wings, Bring Him Home and The Music of the Night.



Created by Mark Payne & David Rogers

Join 'da fun Eh! as Mark and his singin', steppin' and fiddling' friends kiss the cod and share some scratch. Originally from Newfoundland, our own Mark Payne knows a 'ting or two about 'trowing a Kitchen Party. You'll catch some tunes from 'da likes of Great Big Sea, The Rankin Family, Anne Murray, Stompin' Tom Connors, Stan Rogers, Hank Snow and more East Coast music makers.

Further casting details will be announced at a later date. VIP member ticket sales begin November 6 with Season Subscriptions going on sale November 14. Tickets go on sale to the general public and groups beginning November 20. To purchase tickets, visit or by call the box office at 1-800-717-7694. Performances run Tuesday through Sunday with both matinee and evening options available.

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