Friends together again in VOS THEATRE’s The Music Man.

“It’s indecent to meet boys at the footbridge.”

– Zaneeta Shinn, The Music Man.

The footbridge might be scandalous but the rehearsal hall is just fine for Gemma Varty (Zeneeta Shinn) and Ewan Mireault (Tommy Djilas) in VOS THEATRE’s production of The Music Man.

The show opens in April at Victoria Hall in Cobourg but rehearsals are well underway and these two friends are enjoying the opportunity to sing and dance together once again.

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Ewan & Gemma

This pair have grown up with the VOS.

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Ewan Mireault through the years.

From Camelot and Spamalot to Shrek, Chitty and Anne

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Gemma Varty – through the years in theatre

From wee young thing in her first show (far right Oklahoma!) to showgirl (far left Guys and Dolls).

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Don’t Miss These Two Stellar performers and friends in The Music Man

The VOS Theatre Production of The Music Man runs from April 25th to May 4th at Victoria Hall in Cobourg.

Get Tickets Now or call the box office:  1-855-372-2210

Cast Members from Christmas at Dalewood Weigh in on Christmas Memories

VOS THEATRE asked some of the cast members to recall their favourite Christmases.

Michele MacAdam & her daughters

Favourite Christmas Gift

  • Michele MacAdam: Golden Retriever Puppy (red bow included)
  • Solveig Barber: A beautiful doll from my father
  • Joel Varty: GT Snow Racer – ZOOM!
Joel Varty & family on Christmas Morning with Santa head waffles

Favourite Christmas Tradition

  • Aidhana Howells: Wearing pajamas all Christmas day.
  • Joel Varty: Making Christmas morning pancakes decorated like Santa heads.
  • Fiona Milner: Getting Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve.
  • Robb Howells: Opening the Advent calendar every year.
Fiona Milner appeared in 2017 Christmas at Dalewood

Favourite Christmas Music Memories

  • Fiona Milner: Getting my guitar for Christmas and playing the first cord.
  • Solveig Barber: Singing Norwegian Christmas songs while walking around the Christmas tree in Norway.
  • Robb Howells: Open gifts Christmas morning to The Nutcracker.
  • Michele MacAdam: Singing Carols with my parents and sisters (in harmony) in our family room on Christmas Eve.
  • Joel Varty: Coming home after a long day and watching White Christmas with my Mom.

Don’t have your tickets to Christmas at Dalewood yet?  
Click to reserve yours today, or call now: 905-885-8144 x201

Christmas at Dalewood: December 1st and 2nd

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Enjoy a sumptuous buffet created by Dalewood’s Culinary staff, with exquisite desserts that you can enjoy throughout the evening.

Cocktails and dinner are followed by a Christmas show featuring favourites “We Need a Little Christmas” from Mame, “White Christmas” from Holiday Inn, “Christmas Time” from A Charlie Brown Christmas and more.

Imagine the twinkling lights from Dalewood’s holiday décor setting the mood for a beautiful night of festive food and treats. Sip a cider after your meal as the lights go down for an evening of your favourite Christmas tunes; from the movies, the musicals; old chestnuts and new hits sung by your favourite local performers.

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For tickets click on the links below:

Book for Dec 1 – 6 PM

Book for Dec 2 – Noon

Music Man Cast Announcement

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The Production Team for The Music Man wishes to thank the nearly 60 enthusiastic and talented performers who auditioned over the past 2 weeks.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an exceptional group of people.” – Artistic Director, Marlena Sculthorpe

The VOS THEATRE Production of The Music Man
opens April 25, 2019 at Victoria Hall in Cobourg.

Call the Box Office at 905-372-2210 or Book Online Here

SEE THE CAST LIST

Announcing the 2018 Ruth Harcort Memorial Scholarship Recipient

The Scholarship

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The Ruth Harcort Memporial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student from Northumberland County who is continuing their education at a post secondary institution. The Committee will select a candidate who has shown dedication to the arts (theatre, music, fine art) and exemplifies the characteristics that Ruth valued – inclusion, ingenuity, generosity of spirit and commitment.

The 2018 Recipient

The recipient of the 2018 Ruth Harcort Scholarship is Kieva Earle.

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VOS Board Member Stacy Main and Kieva Earle

In her own words, “The Arts have made me who I am today”.  We, as a scholarship selection committee found this statement to be extremely accurate, and very representative of the qualities for which the award was founded.  An active performer since a young age, Kieva has been involved in numerous musicals and choirs.  However it is how Kieva approaches music and the arts that has made her this years choice.  The contributions that Kieva has made in her own life are in direct alignment with the values near and dear to Ruth.  Leadership, generosity of spirit and encouragement in a positive environment for learning’ have been demonstrated in everything she has touched.

We wish Kieva continued success as she enters Bishops University this fall in the Music and Secondary Education program.

Congratulations Kieva!

Membership News

VOS THEATRE Board of Directors invite you to attend VOS THEATRE’s 2018 AGM

Our AGM will be held at Dalewood Golf Club, June 26, 2018

Membership Renewals and New Member Registration 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Commences at 7:30 p.m.

Join us for the presentation of the Ruth Harcort Scholarship, our 2018-2019 Season Announcement and to hear about social and volunteer opportunities!

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Everyone welcome. Do you not need to purchase a membership to attend but you need one to have a vote!

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Every bit helps when you are trying to fund post secondary education. Part of VOS THEATRE’s mandate is to contribute to the arts education of young people in our community and to assist them in moving forward with post secondary pursuits.

VOS THEATRE funds $3000.00 in local scholarships annually. We ensure that one student from CCI and St. Mary’s High School  in Cobourg and Port Hope High School and Trinity College School in Port Hope receive $500.00 acknowledging their outstanding contribution to theatre in their school and/or the greater community. The winner of this scholarship is chosen by the school.

VOS THEATRE also funds The Ruth Harcort Scholarship. One student, as chosen by a steering comittee of the board will receive $1000.00 to assist with higher education.

Read more about Ruth and that scholarship here

The deadline is fast approaching for applications. Tell your kids, grandkids and students.

No additional weight is given by the Selection Committee to VOS members or volunteers. This scholarship is open to all who wish to apply.

The recipient will be announced at the AGM.