Suspenseful, fun and a little bit spooky VINTAGE HITCHCOCK will put you in the Hallowe’en spirit. A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, the play covers all the Hitchcock trademarks; spies, murder and love. In the style of a 1940’s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature complete with vintage commercials, a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects. This spooky, exciting piece is perfect for an October evening.
More information to come on the sumptuous food by Dalewood’s Chef and where to purchase tickets. Watch our website for ticket information and audition dates.
For everyone – VOS Members and friends! Let’s throw a Christmas party and meet to enjoy the spirit of the season and the company of friends. More infomration to follow!
Thirty years of incredible musicals and productions. Thirty years of hard work raising the bar, thirty years of glitz and glamour and music in Northumberland County. Join us as we celebrate in style. Details to follow but there will be sumptuous food by Dalewood’s Chef and team, music to dance to and some reminiscing. When we’re done looking back, we’ll look forward and announce our November 2020 musical!
Save the date, pull out your best formal wear or costume piece, and get ready for a glamorous celebration!
Shhhhhh… not quite yet.
We’ll announce of November 2020 Musical at our 30th Anniversary Gala!
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.
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.
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!
Everyone welcome. Do you not need to purchase a membership to attend but you need one to have a vote!
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.
So, you’re looking for something that’s a little different than your usual dinner and wine routine? Single and want a night out with friends to celebrate your independence? Just started dating and the intensity of a quiet meal is awkward? You’ve been married for 30 years and you’re just over the hearts and flowers? Well, have we got the night for you!
VOS Theatre director J.P. Baldwin chose Speed Date and Check Please: Take 2 because they’re plays that entertain without being heavy. “Whether you’re currently single, casually dating, a serial monogamist or been married for years, we can promise that you will identify with some of the characters you meet! The 2 one act plays we are presenting take the audience through the good, bad and well….just plain strange world of break ups, dating and relationships.”
The staged reading features actors Heather Town, Khursheed Sethna, Krista Sluiman, Jules Osen, Dan Fraleigh and Chris Ketola.
Doors open at Dalewood at 6:45 p.m. where you’ll find the bar is open so you can enjoy a pre-show cocktail. The good news is you’ll pass the dessert buffet on your way to the bar. “Valentines Day is all about chocolate! Chef Jennifer Robson recommends, “Treat yourself to our decadent buffet of cakes, square and chocolate covered strawberries.” Guests are welcome to enjoy some sweets before the staged reading or at intermission.
We caught up with Marketing representative for Dalewood, Aimee Tedford who told us “We are so happy to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with VOS Theatre on three theatrical presentations this year. It has certainly expanded our horizons as to what we can offer as a club to both the public and our members. We look forward to partnering with VOS THEATRE on new and exciting projects for the 2018-2019 season.
Tickets are available at the door so don’t miss out if you didn’t plan ahead but we’d love for you to book your tickets online so we have an idea as to how many strawberries to dip.
Audience members were treated to a spectacular Christmas dinner on December 1 followed by a show filled with Christmas musical favourites. Christmas at Dalewood was a very successful evening and a great way to start the holiday season! Our thanks to all involved.
The next opportunity to enjoy Dalewood’s stellar food and two play readings will be on February 10th. Bring your BFF, your partner or make it a girl’s night out! Tickets are on sale now.
Want to be involved?
Producer Florence Fletcher is looking for help with the Valentines Readings. She would love to have a couple of people assist with gathering a few props and costume pieces. Remember, this is a reading not a show so the list of items needed is not long. No experience is necessary and the time commitment isn’t onerous. It’s a perfect way for you to get your feet wet and enjoy the fabulous experience of working with the Dalewood team. It’s been so much fun working at this venue. As Florence says “the more we work together the more fun we have!”
Please give her a call at 905-372-9010 or email her for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you not agree that Mindy’s is the best cheesecake alive?
We are well underway with the production of Guys and Dolls. The show has been cast and initial music rehearsals took place in December. The cast and crew meet up again on January 7 to begin the work of bringing this classic to the stage.
She was kind at her core. She was our surrogate grandma, our friend and she had the best laugh.
VOS THEATRE lost a member of our family on Saturday. Mary Ann Gingrich has been with us since our inception, appearing in our first show in 1991. This past season she was involved in two of our three productions. She ran our props tables, stage managed for the first time in February and danced and sang in our choruses, many with her husband Merle, for 26 years. She appeared in all three VOS productions of White Christmas as a chorus member and Ed Sullivan’s secretary. When the spotlight hit her in that black dress with the big pink bow as Ed’s Secretary you couldn’t help but smile. She really was spectacular .
She was always early with a bag of wine gums in hand and quietly went about ensuring that everyone was taken care of. Kindness and fun was not something she worked at; it’s who she was.
When we think of Mary Ann, we’ll see her backstage during the overture of White Christmas, dancing the jitterbug in her silver running shoes sporting a huge smile.
We know you’re somewhere playing the spoons, bopping around in a great pair of shoes. We sure will miss you, lady!
Our love and thoughts are with her husband Merle and family.