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2018 Theatre Burlington Awards Presentation

Held June 21, 2018

The Townsend Award for “Best Cameo Appearance”
WINNER: Brandon David as Prince Greatheart in Sleeping Beauty

The Post Award
The Gift of Burlington Post for “Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role”
Nominees
– Inese Hill as Fairy Lightning in Sleeping Beauty
– Heather Baer as Queen in Sleeping Beauty
– Liz Buchanan as Bobbi in Hilda’s Yard
WINNER: Inese Hill

The Hayes Award
The gift of Inez Hayes for “Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominees
– Mark Collis as Pip in Sleeping Beauty
– Julian Nicholson as George Willowby in I’ll be Back before Midnight
Ryan Trepanier as Gary in Hilda’s Yard
WINNER: Julian Nicholson

The Harold P. Sellers Memorial Award
Gift of Theatre Burlington for “Best Technical Achievement #1”
Nominees
– Tom Levely for Set Design on The Gin Game
– Brian Nettleford for Sound Design on I’ll be Back Before Midnight
Nancy Dykman for Set Design of Hilda’s Yard
WINNER: Brian Nettleford

The Lawrence Bonanno Award
Gift of Lawrie Bonanno for “Best Technical Achievement #2”
Nominees
– Tom Levely for Set Design on The Gin Game
– Brian Nettleford for Sound Design on I’ll be Back Before Midnight
Nancy Dykman for Set Design of Hilda’s Yard
WINNER: Nancy Dykman

The Sondra Learn Award for “Best Coordinated Costumes”
Nominees
– Eleanor Cook for costumes in The Gin Game
– Liz Boydell for costumes in Hilda’s Yard
WINNER: Liz Boydell

The Patricia Howlett Award
Gift of Patricia Howlett for “Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role”
Nominees

– Judi Skinner as Foncia Dorsey in The Gin Game
– Terry Brunsting as Jan Sanderson in I’ll Be Back Before Midnight
– Kimberley Jonasson as Hilda in Hilda’s Yard
WINNER: Kimberley Jonasson

The Flo & Wes Lee Memorial Award
Gift of Theatre Burlington for “Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role”
Nominees
– Tom Levely as Weller Martin in The Gin Game
– D’Arcy Wilson as Greg Sanderson in I’ll Be Back Before Midnight
– Will Armstrong as Sam in Hilda’s Yard
WINNER: Tom Levely

The Randolph Rhodes Award
Gift of Rosemary Rhodes for “Outstanding Ensemble Work”
Nominees
– David Mallis director of The Gin Game
– Michael Hannigan director of I’ll Be Back Before Midnight
– Moe Dwyer director of Hilda’s Yard
WINNER: Moe Dwyer

Best Director Award
Gift of Tom Machan for the “Best Directed Play”
Nominees
David Mallis for The Gin Game
Michael Hannigan for I’ll Be Back Before Midnight
Moe Dwyer for Hilda’s Yard
WINNER: David Mallis

The Best Production Award
Gift of Michelle Spanik for the “Best Production”
Nominees
– Michelle Spanik for The Gin Game
– Penny Oliver for Hilda’s Yard
WINNER: Michelle Spanik

The President’s Award
For outstanding contribution to Theatre Burlington during the present year
WINNER:
Fay Bonanno

Seasons Ticket Deadlines

Box Office phone renewal of Seasons (Series) Tickets ends July 15, 2018.

Online Sale of Seasons (Series) Tickets runs July 16-31, 2018.

Online Ticket Sales of individual performances starts Aug 1, 2018

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Hilda’s Yard

Another crowd please by Norm Foster

Directed by Maureen Dwyer
Produced by Penny Oliver

A comedic look into the realities of family life.

In this play Norm Foster portrays a couple in their golden age, living in the late 50’s, enjoying life after their children have left home. Their idyllic future plans are cut short as a chain of events brings each one of the children ‘hopping the fence’ into Hilda’s yard and are suddenly back home for unexpected and extended stays. When Gary suddenly appears he is on the run from a couple of thugs for ‘stiffing’ their boss. Then Janey shows up too after leaving her husband. The generation gap between the parents and the children is large and what seems far out to the parents seem quite reasonable to the newer generation and the freedoms that came with this new era. As is often the case, the mother is the glue that holds it all together, as a housewife she learned to think out of the box and though father believes he knows best, she is the one that ties it all together bridging the generations. With Norm Foster’s incredible wit and insight that even when dealing with uncomfortable subjects, we still find a great deal to laugh at.

Shows like this help us realize that we need to take life a little less seriously.

April 13-14, 20*-21*, 26*-27*-28*, 2018
Curtain 8:00 PM

(* – Sold Out)

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I’ll Be Back Before Midnight

By Canadian playwright Peter Colley

Directed by Michael Hannigan
Produced by Barb Pollard

A Hitchcock-styled psychological thriller that is the most successful play ever staged in Canada and the most produced Canadian play abroad (in over 30 countries!). A young couple from Toronto buy an old country farmhouse, and that’s when apparitions start to appear, strange noises are heard, and every moment that draws you to the thrilling finish keeps you on the edge of your seat.

“Wonderfully spooky… Somewhere between an Agatha Christie mystery and a Hitchcock thriller. Peter Colley sends up the haunted house bit with witty dialogue and at the next moment interrupts the audiences laughter with a good, heart thumping scare… a really good ghost story.”
– Toronto Globe and Mail

February 2-3-4*, 9-10-11*, 15-16-17, 2018
Evening curtain 8:00 PM / *Matinee curtain 2:00 PM

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Sleeping Beauty

By Vic Hyde

Directed by Michelle Spanik and Kathy Hyde-Nagel
Produced by Michelle Spanik

Based on the classic fairy tale, our children’s pantomime productions are designed for the little ones to experience live theatre in an up close, friendly theatre setting with colourful costumes, sets and lighting. The children usually sit up front on mats while caregivers use the regular chairs.

November 19*, 24-25*-26* (1:30 Sold out), 2017
December 1-2* (1:30 & 3:30 shows Sold out), 2017

Evening 7:00 PM / *Afternoon matinees 1:30 & 3:30 PM

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The Gin Game

By Donald L. Coburn

Directed by David Mallis
Produced by Michelle Spanik

A dramatic comedy to start the season.

Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, strike up an acquaintance. With no visitors coming to see them the pair talk about their lives, their families and matters of the heart. They start to enjoy each other’s company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller’s inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident.

While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, much like the ongoing gin game.

“A thoroughly entertaining lesson in the fine art of theatrical finesse. The closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces.” — The New York Times

“Powerful and undeniably unforgettable.”

September 15-16, 22-23, 28-29-30, 2017
Curtain 8:00 PM

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