‘There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one’

High­land Arts The­atre an­nounces 2016 win­ter, spring sea­son

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS / ENTERTAINM­ENT - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

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.

CHRISTOPHE­R WALZAK/SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Rochelle Mac­Queen and Ray­chelle Doue are shown in re­hearsals for an up­com­ing pro­duc­tion at the High­land Arts The­atre.

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