SCUGOG: Salt Water Moon is a love story, set in the 19th century in rural Newfoundland, which follows Jacob Mercer as he tries to win back his former lover Mary Snow.
This is the third production Landon Doak, son of brewery owner Jack, has brought to Old Flame. He has previously had performances of Romeo and Juliet and Peter Pan, staged at the brewery. However, he told The Standard, this production is different.
“This is the first time we have done a show at the brewery that is not a musical, so it is a change of pace. But I think Port Perry is ready for the change of pace.”
He added, he and his girlfriend, Reanne Spitzer, had not had an opportunity to act together in a while, as he was involved in the Shaw festival, so this play allowed them to do just that. Mr. Doak also said, Reanne pitched this play to him, and he immediately fell in love with the idea after reading through it.
“It is about old flames, so it fits with the theme of the brewery,” he said.
The show runs, from Dec. 14th until Sunday, Dec. 18th, with performances being held every evening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for ages 13 and up, and $15 for ages 12 and under. They can be bought at the brewery, at 135 Perry St. in Port Perry, or by calling 1-289-485-2739. People are encouraged to buy the tickets soon, as they tend to be sold fast.
“I think Reanne and I both give great performances, and I think people will fall in love with the story,” Mr. Doak said.
SCUGOG: The Mudmen return to the Town Hall 1873 theatre for an, all ages celtic concert, Friday, January 13th, 2017. Tickets are $25.00 and are available at the town hall box office, at www.townhall1873.ca, or at 905 985-8181.
The Mudmen roll into Port Perry for a CD release concert, as part of their Old Plaid Shirt Tour. The Mudmen are asking fans to show support and show up wearing a Plaid Shirt. “Shouldn't be a problem in a small town”, laughs Campbell. “My brother Sandy and I are from a small town and the small towns/cities have kept us alive, after we were dropped from our record company, and the radio tv support went away.”
They're no strangers to the Area. The Mudmen have performed at the Port Perry Fair, The Rib-Fest, and The Uxbridge Highland Games. This will be the bands third time at Town Hall 1873.
They're working on a book/documentary/CD for our 20th anniversary 2018. Says Campbell, “I'm not sure people are aware of our accomplishments. Our life and Times story should hopefully let people know what we have been up to. Nine studio CDs, six music videos on Much music, and over 2500 shows. The Band has opened for the Irish Rovers, The Chieftains, Johnny Reid, ZZ top and reached #19 on The Edge Radio Canada. There's not many more Canadiana Bands then us”,says Robby Campbell. “We have played at six Grey Cups, two Memorial Cups, three Briers, 12 Canada walk of Fame Ceremonies, the lighting of the CN tower with Colm Wilkinson, had music on the Mackenzie Brothers CBC TWO FOUR Anniversary special, Don Cherrys DVD'S /Coaches Corner. and even performed on the new CBC Hockey Night in Canada Anthem, produced by Bob Rock with Ron MacLean” said Mudmen. “We Love Em. Every time we were left for dead we have found a way to put ourselves back on the map”.
“In 2009 we performed at the Edmonton Oilers CBC Home opening ceremony. That lead to us being the opening musical act at the 84 Edmonton Oilers Stanley cup Gala re-union with full team present. Every Canadian kids dream is to meet Wayne Gretzky. Well the Mudmen got to spend a week with the Great One and he is exactly that.”
With career highlights, as meeting and performing for the Queen, Parliament Hill, music featured on NBC's the Black Donnellys, HBO's Shameless, WWE Wrestling, AE Sports Games, and The Special Olympics, the Mudmen have not forgotten their small town roots. “We enjoy meeting the fans and we encourage fans to post comments on our social media forums”, said Mudmen.
For more information on the Mudmen visit their website, www.mudmen.ca.
SCUGOG: "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree..." Calling all fans of 1950's Rock'N'Roll! Don't miss the incredible "Jingle Bell Rock" show, coming live to Port Perry for a special "one night only" performance, on Saturday, December 17th, at 8 p.m. This amazing "All Star", audience interactive, show features world class tributes to Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis
“Jingle Bell Rock" features: international touring artist Jeff Giles, as Buddy Holly; LoraLee McGuirl, dazzling audiences with her vocals and charm, as Brenda Lee; and home from his latest Australian tour, is the electrifying Joe Passion, as Jerry Lee Lewis; all backed by the Memphis Cats Band.
Song highlights will be favourite 1950's Rock'N'Roll hits including; "Great Balls of Fire", "I'm Sorry" and "Peggy Sue", alongside rockin' Christmas classics such as; "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree", "Santa Bring My Baby Back" and of course, "Jingle Bell Rock".
Tickets to see "Jingle Bell Rock", on Saturday December 17th at 8:00pm, at the Town Hall 1873 Theatre in Port Perry, are on sale now, value-priced at only $36 all inclusive. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office, located at 302 Queen Street in Port Perry, via phone at 905-9858181, or online at www.TownHall1873.com
Get your tickets early for the best seats to this fabulous Christmas Rock'N'Roll show!
The Scugog Shores Museum will be holding their Children’s Old-Fashioned Christmas, on Sunday, Dec. 11th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Step back in time and tour through the historic village, traditionally decorated for the holidays with evergreen boughs, bright ribbons and berries. Children will be engaged in activities throughout the village:
Visit with Santa Claus and his elf in the Pioneer Church from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., bake and decorate cookies in the Log Cabin, create unique ornaments to hang on your tree, decorate traditional Victorian Christmas Cards, visit with the blacksmith and print shop, and explore the Museum Village on a Holiday Scavenger Hunt.
Hot chocolate and apple cider will be served in throughout the day. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students and $2.50 for seniors. Children 12 & under are $2, or FREE with a non-perishable food donation for Operation Scugog. For more information please call 905-985-8698 x 103, email email@example.com or look us up on our website at www.scugogshoresmuseum.com.
What: Children’s Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Museum Village
When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Scugog Shores Museum Village, 16210 Island Rd., Port Perry
Contact: Scugog Shores Museums, tel: 905-985-8698 x 103, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Lindsay Christmas Tree Giveaway Brings Early Holiday Spirit Local Insurer Raises Holiday Cheer and Charity Donations
LINDSAY: Local home and auto insurance company The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group today announced their festive holiday gift to the communities that they serve. The company will be distributing 150 Christmas trees to families in Lindsay on Saturday, December 3rd in exchange for a cash donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
To kick off the holiday season, The Commonwell will use the tree giveaway as an opportunity to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations in Peterborough, Kawartha and District, pledging to boost all public donations raised with a $500 donation to each region.
“Over the past three years, our Christmas tree giveaway has become a big part of our annual connection to our communities. We’re thrilled to bring it back again for 2016,” said Tim Shauf, President and CEO of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group. “The holiday season can be an extremely busy time for families and finding the perfect Christmas tree can fall low on the list of priorities. We wanted to make it that little bit easier for families to get into the festive spirit and raise money for a great local charity at the same time.”
What: The Commonwell Christmas Tree Giveaway: 50 trees will be given away in Lindsay
When: Saturday, December 3rd from
9am - 12pm (or while supplies last)
Where: The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group - 336 Angeline Street South, Lindsay
Trees will be given away on a first come, first served basis.