You probably already know Collingwood as being a skiing epicenter, but little did you know that it also has a fairly prominent Ontario theatre scene as well.
This is highlighted by Theatre Collingwood’s one-night-only production of “The Judy Garland Story” presented on April 6 at The Historic Gayetic Theatre.
The musical documents the life of Judy Garland from the age of two to the time of her death in 1969. Some of her most famous songs are featured, performed by the show’s writer and star, Debbie Collins.
The shows two acts complement each other as the show opens with almost a tribute-esque lens which features Collins slowly morphing into the title role. Act Two is depicted completely from Garland’s perspectives and the culmination is a recreation of her most famous concert at Carnegie Hall.
”Our 2013 season is packed with well-known shows and tributes to legendary artists, like The Judy Garland Story. We are so proud of this season and know this will attract new members to support the great work of Theatre Collingwood,” said Harold Bickerstaff, Theatre Collingwood Chair.
The venue has also undergone a major renovation as The Historic Gayety Theatre now includes comfortable seating, new washrooms, hearing assistance devices and a revamped concession area.
In terms of cost, ticket prices are as follows:
The Judy Garland Story ticket prices:
Orchestra Seating $35
Red Carpet Seating $85
All ticket prices include HST
Tickets can be purchased at the Theatre Collingwood Production Centre Box Office (65 Simcoe St., Collingwood ON). More information is available by visiting www.theatrecollingwood.ca or by calling 1-866-382-2200.