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Little Women at USS

The Uxbridge Secondary School Dramatic Arts Department is proud to present…

LITTLE WOMEN
By Louisa May Alcott
Adapted for the Stage by David Longest

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, was first published on September 30, 1868, and was based on the author’s own experiences as a child in Concord, Massachusetts, with her sisters. The version of the story in our production actually incorporates many of the real life historical characters that peopled Alcott’s childhood and helped to shape the events and perspectives of her novel.

The play follows the lives of the four March girls, romantic Meg, shy and musical Beth, willful and artistic Amy, and, of course, passionate and fiery Jo and their journey to adulthood set against the backdrop of the American Civil War. These four young daughters of a Union army chaplain find their lives touched by love and loss as they struggle to help their kind-hearted mother make ends meet. Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses and courtships, we see a family maturing through adversity and find ourselves feeling inspired to follow their lead.

Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. Come out to support the dedicated students of Uxbridge Secondary School and experience the magic of Louisa May Alcott’s world. Shows are Jan 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st 2017. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and will be available at the door.

Village Voices Concerts

gt-posterSaturday, December 10 @ 7:30 and Sunday, December 11 @ 2:30, GLAD TIDINGS
Markham Missionary Church , 5438 Major Mackenzie Drive East @ McCowan
Tickets at the door. Visit our website for ticket pricing information. villagevoices.ca

Join our Christmas celebration featuring John Rutter’s Gloria. Along with this superb piece of 20th century music will be contemporary carols such as Unto Us a Son is Born, by Trevor Manor, O Lux Beatissima by Howard Helvey, Amy Grant’s Breath of Heaven, along with traditional seasonal treasures by Sir David Willcocks.

Special Guests
Mira Solovianenko, soprano
Joan Andrews, flute
The Aldbury Gardens
Brass Quintet

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Wednesday, December 14 @ 7:30 SING-ALONG CAROLS
Cornell Community Centre Rehearsal Space 2nd Floor

Attendance is free-will donation. Donations also accepted for Markham Food Bank villagevoices.ca

Celebrate the season with VillageVoices as we perform some of our best-lovedcarols. For those who love to sing, join us in our ever-popularaudience sing-along portion of theconcert. Refreshments will be provided at intermission, along with some specialevents. A tradition not to be missed!

Dial M for Murder

November 3,4,5 – Uxbridge Music Hall
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http://www.stouffville-theatre-company.com

Salt-Water Moon – Staged Reading

Salt-Water Moon a Comedy/Drama Staged Reading by David French
Friday September 23 @ 7:30 at the Parkview Village Auditorium,
12184 Ninth Line, Stouffville. One night only.

Donation ($10) at the door.

A sweet romantic story set in Nfld, in the 1920’s. Eighteen year old man returns to his Newfoundland home in the hopes of winning back his former sweetheart who is engaged to another.

“A gem of a play, an old fashioned love song, that is affecting, funny, and evocative as a dream.” – Globe and Mail
“A loving play, lovingly written” – Hollywood Dramalogue

http://www.stouffville-theatre-company.com

Mary Poppins – Performance

Uxbridge Youth Theatre is excited to present Mary Poppins at the Uxbridge Music Hall!! One of the most popular Disney movies of all time will capture your heart as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, this production is delighting audiences everywhere.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces you to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft. Don’t miss our production featuring 24 very talented cast members. Show Dates are:

Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 28 2:00 pm matinee and 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 29 2:00 pm matinee
Thursday, June 2 7:30 pm
Friday, June 3 7:30 pm
Saturday June 4 2:00 pm matinee and 7:30 pm

Note there is no show on Friday, May 27th. Tickets are available online at www.starticketing.com or in person at Sugar FX or Little Acorn on Brock Street in Uxbridge at a cost of $25 Adults / $15 Students (including all ticket fees). Visit our website www.uxbridgeyouththeatre.com or our facebook page for more information.

Village Voices Concert

Village Voices community choir’s next concert, Faces of Love will take place on May 7, 2016, 7:30 PM at Markham Missionary Church, 5438 MajorMackenzie Drive East at McCowan. To celebrate the many faces of love, we have a very eclectic program, including For the Beauty of the Earth, by John Rutter, The Ground by Ola Gjeilo and O Salutaris Hostia by Eriks Esenvalds, as well as popular songs such as Embraceable You, Stormy Weather and a West Side Story Medley.

Our guest artists are sopranos Mira Solovianenko and Natalya Gennadi Matyusheva and violinist Oleksandra Fedyshyn.

Tickets are $25 for Adult, $10 for students and free for children under 12.

For more information, check our website at www.villagevoices.ca

Lake Scugog Studio Tour

APRIL 30 – MAY 1, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Join Our Creative Journey

Visit 30 artists in 12 studios on the Lake Scugog Studio Tour.

Our award-winning creators invite you to share their story of inspiration in their own studios. Enjoy seeing unique jewelry, carving, paintings, garden art, fountains, wood working, glass art, beautiful woven fabrics, metal sculpture and more.

Download the brochure at www.ScugogStudioTour.ca

Lemonville Annual Art Show

Please join The Lemonville Group of Artists for their 23rd Annual Art Show and Sale. Our show begins Friday April 29th 2016 from 7 pm to 9 pm and continues Saturday & Sunday April 30th and May 1st 2016 from 10 am to 5pm.

A wide variety of original works of art by the group members are for sale. Everyone is welcome.

No Admission Charge, Wheelchair Accessible, Light Refreshments

We are located at the Lemonville Community Centre, 13453 McCowan Road which is on the east side of McCowan half a kilometre south of Bloomington Road. From the 404 exit east on Bloomington to McCowan Road.

Information 905-640-3965
LGAinfo@gmail.com
www.LemonvilleGroupofArtists.com

The Election at Uxbridge Secondary School

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The Uxbridge Secondary School Dramatic Arts Department is proud to present…

The Election

By Don Zolidis
With all the drama of the longest Federal Election Campaign in Canadian history still fresh in our minds and the string of real-life attack ads bordering on the absurd still ringing in our ears, the U.S.S. Players bring you a hilarious and timely satire on the contemporary political scene that will not only make you laugh but also question what really drives our voting decisions.

After an embattled student body president resigns in disgrace, Mark Davenport figures he will cruise to victory and pad his University application in the special election that follows. After all, his only opponent is nerdy Christy Martin, who wants to eliminate Rugby and serve vegetarian food in the cafeteria. But when a mysterious Political Action Committee gives her an unlimited budget, an extreme makeover and a monopoly on the media, things start to get very ugly. Mark must face total annihilation or accept the services of a slick professional campaign manager with questionable ethics and the financial backing of shadowy corporations. In this hysterical parody of the modern electoral process there can be only one winner, either Mark’s conscience or his desire for victory at all costs.

Filled with humour and biting satirical commentary, The Election is a fun and thought-provoking comedy that will appeal to all. Come out to support the dedicated students of Uxbridge Secondary School and challenge your notion of what it really means to vote. Shows are Jan 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2016. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and will be available at the door.

Historical Centre Events

Lavender Workshop
Saturday August 8th, 2015
11:00am – 2:00pm
Uxbridge Historical Centre. 7239 Concession 6

Cost is $35 a person

Join local lavender grower Rosanne Middleton as she discusses the benefits of lavender for your health and your home. Participants will also be taught how to make lavender wands (the best way to preserve lavender) and lavender wreathes using her own locally grown, organic lavender. The cost of the workshop includes lavender for the crafts and light refreshments. Lavender products will also be available for purchase.

Space is limited so register early through the Historical Centre at (905) 852–5854 or museum@town.uxbridge.on.ca

 

Heritage Days
Saturday & Sunday August 22 & 23, 2015
10:00am – 5:00pm
Uxbridge Historical Centre. 7239 Concession 6

Cost is $6 for adults and children 12 & under are free

The Good Olde Days!

Join us for the 44th Annual Heritage Days at the Uxbridge Historical Centre with many NEW exhibits and features!  Travel back in time for old-fashioned fun, great food and entertainment. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Uxbridge Valley and the Oakridges Moraine.

http://www.uxbridgescotthistoricalsociety.ca/events/heritage-days/

 

Bernardin Canning Workshop
Thursday September 3, 2015
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Uxbridge Seniors Centre. 75 Marietta Street.

Cost is $10 per person

Participants will be shown a demonstration of up to 3 recipes using ingredients that are in season and will also learn about safe at home canning techniques. Guests will get the chance to taste what is being made and will be able to take home recipes and brochures.

Space is limited so register early through the Historical Centre at (905) 852–5854 or museum@town.uxbridge.on.ca

 

Fright at the Museum: Haunted Village and Scavenger Hunt
Friday October 23, 2015
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Uxbridge Historical Centre

Cost $2 per person

Join us for this great annual family-friendly attraction. Find items around the spooky Museum buildings and grounds to unravel this year’s Halloween mystery! Some scary content. Similar to a haunted house or walk, but interactive! Bring a flashlight!

http://www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com/fright.html