Our Friend Mary Ann Gingrich

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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. 

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VOS Theatre 2017-2018 Season Opens Friday!

VOS THEATRE AT DALEWOOD

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Play Reading and Decadent Dessert Buffet

Fri, 29 September 2017

Doors: 6:45pm
Dessert Buffet and Cash Bar Open Throughout the Evening
Play Reading: 7:30pm

Dalewood Golf Club
7465 Dale Road
Cobourg, ON K9A 4J7
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Tickets $20*

General Admission Seating

Available Online, By Phone & at the Door

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Phone: 905-885-8409

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This extremely popular two-character comedy/drama has enjoyed tremendous success both nationally and internationally since it premiered with Uta Hagan and David Hyde-Pierce.

“Thoughtful, razor sharp, charming, funny and genuinely moving”
– Hollywood Reporter

 

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Dalewood Golf Club
7465 Dale Road
Cobourg, ON K9A 4J7
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Tickets $50*

Reserved Seating

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Phone: 905-885-8144 x201

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Produced by: Heather Town
Music Direction: Angela Main

Spend a glorious evening with the area’s finest performers and leave in the spirit of the season. VOS THEATRE presents Christmas at Dalewood, an evening of festive food and music. Arrive early and enjoy a cocktail with friends in this beautiful venue and prepare for a feast of your favourite seasonal foods at 6:30. After that last bite of trifle and sip of ‘nog you’ll enjoy the Season’s most popular selections sung by a cast of your favourite musical theatre performers.

 

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Dalewood Golf Club
7465 Dale Road
Cobourg, ON K9A 4J7
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Tickets $20*

General Admission Seating

Available Online, By Phone & at the Door

 Book Online Now

Phone: 905-885-8144 x201

 *Plus ticket service fee.

Whether it’s your BFF, your sweetheart or the ladies from the club – get together for a play reading double bill and decadent dessert buffet.

Speed Date by Janet Allard

It’s Valentine’s Day and the pressure is on. Seventeen crazy characters search for love in a round-robin game of speed dating. Everyone’s in on the action: a hopeless people-pleaser, a Frenchman, a guy hung up on his previous girlfriends, an art therapist, a clown and more. They’re desperate, chatty, needy, strange…. and the clock is ticking. Will they find love before time runs out?

Check Please: Take 2 by Jonathan Rand

Soon after their relationship ends, Guy and Girl are forced by their well-intentioned friends to plunge back into the dating pool. Unfortunately that pool is filled with foot-reading psychics, frustrated polygamists, and extreme accountants. And pirates. But are the blind dates really that unbearable? Yes. Yes they are.

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Tickets

$27.00*
$24.50* for groups of 10 or more
* Plus ticket service fee.

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Tickets

27.00*
$24.50* for groups of 10 or more

* Plus ticket service fee.

Anne Shirley and Friends at the Parade for Canada’s 150th Birthday

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Our thanks to everyone who shared their Canada Day with VOS THEATRE today and helped to get our parade submission on the road. Very special shout out to our seamstress/designers who have dedicated months to making our actors look extraordinary. Thanks to Laurie Sandziuk who missed the parade to stay home and sew to ensure none of our actors were naked at tomorrow’s rehearsal.


The VOS THEATRE Production of Anne of Green Gables runs from July 13 to 22
Tickets are available from the Box Office at 905-372-2210
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From the Director’s Desk – Seeing Anne again for the First Time

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Emma Sandziuk as Anne Shirley

For me I think Anne was the first strong female I encountered in Canadian Literature.  I remember my mom reading this book to myself and my sister as a young boy.  I think because the material had such a profound effect on me, every detail of that summer is etched clearly onto my brain: the hot days, the evenings of cool air, and the long afternoons in the shade of one tree or another.  Anne reaches out from the pages of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s creation and invites us to consider that our story is what is in part, because of the contributions of headstrong girls who question our rules, who throw temper tantrums, who speak out of turn, and who create friendships that endure.

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Emma & Gemma Varty (Diana Barry)

Emma Sandziuk takes on the role of Anne in our production of Anne of Green Gables.  She embodies so much of Anne’s wit and strength in her performances, it’s uncanny to me.  I watch in wonderment as she rehearses with her cast-mates and leads them on a journey.  Part of this process is about the material, yes, but I think when Emma chose to accept this role and dove headlong into the work of it, she lit a spiritual fire that we can see rekindled in each performance as she becomes Anne.

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This is how Anne endures.  As we encounter her on the pages of a book, onscreen in movies and television series, and now live onstage (which is think is the strongest connection of all), we should understand the power of that longevity.  This is what Canada is made of.  Look at the female influences in your life – think of how their stories began.  See them as young girls, maybe seeking a home, growing up at school, creating friendships, falling in love, dealing with loss, taking a stand, refusing to give up. Appreciate their strength and know that women like Anne, Marilla, Diana and Rachel change the world everyday.

When you watch Emma and the cast of Anne of Green Gables create the story for you onstage, I hope you can see yourself in that story, and see a little of Anne in those around you.

– Joel Varty, Director


Don’t miss Emma Sandziuk as Anne Shirley!

The VOS THEATRE Production of Anne of Green Gables runs from July 13 to 22
Tickets are available from the Box Office at 905-372-2210
Or Book Online Now