‘There’s something for everyone’
Highland Arts Theatre announces 2016 winter, spring season
The Highland Arts Theatre will be letting their roots show when their 2016 winter/spring season launches in January with five new productions, including four from Cape Breton writers.
The shows will run between January and May and will include a new major musical by Wesley J. Colford, HAT’s artistic director, who’s responsible for last year’s hit: "Heart of Steel."
The season’s theme, “A Time for Dreams,” is reflected in several of the titles and the themes of all the new productions. The season opens with “The Wakowski Brothers” - A Cape Breton Vaudeville by Wesley J. Colford which will run from Jan. 21-24. Tickets are $25 each.
From Feb. 10-14, “All in the Timing” – A Hilarious Translation of Love by David Ives, will run. Tickets are $20 each.
“Dream” - A ‘50s Midsummer Musical by Wesley J. Colford, will run March 16-20. It’s adapted from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" by William Shakespeare. Tickets range from $25-$40.
That’s followed by “Extinction Song“– a Lone Wolf Adventure by Ron Jenkins, which will run April 27 to May 1. Tickets are $20 each.
"Herstory" - A Musical Guide for the Modern Woman by Lindsay Thompson is next and runs May 25 to 29. Tickets are $25.
“There’s something for everyone, although the emphasis is definitely on music and comedy,” said Colford in a press release. “Treat yourself, plan a date night, or give the gift of local live theatre this holiday season!”
The theatre is offering a package of all five plays for only $75 if you book before Jan. 24, but there will also be a special holiday package which allows patrons to see all five plays for only $50 if they book before Dec. 24. Tickets and ticket packages can be purchased at the HAT box office (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday), over the phone at 902-565-3637, or by visiting the website: www.highlandartstheatre.com.
Rochelle MacQueen and Raychelle Doue are shown in rehearsals for an upcoming production at the Highland Arts Theatre.