Summer Theatre 2015 Playbill

July 17 - 25

Marvellous wonderettes

By Roger Bean

Directed by Margaret Pieper

The Marvelous Wonderettes is an off-Broadway musical comedy. This fun show uses pop songs from the 50s and 60s as a vehicle to tell its story, paying homage to the great female singers and girl groups of the period.

This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits!

You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes — a must-take musical trip down memory lane! “The fun never stops!Associated Press

“One irresistible musical! An utter charm bomb!”The New York Times

Production Dates

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
12 13 14 15 16 17
20 21 22 23


August 15 - 22

4000 Miles

by Amy Herzog

directed by Dane Shumak

4000 Miles

When 21 year-old Leo suffers a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, he seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, 4000 Miles is an extraordinary dramatic comedy about the ways in which familial relationships can close distances and cross generations, and about how when we run from grief, we learn incredible things that we take for granted about people, and about ourselves.

"A funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama. . . A heartening reminder that a keen focus on life's small moments can pay off in a big way onstage." - The New York Times

"Herzog’s....humor, honesty and narrative subtlety make this a rarity: a family play that avoids sentimentality or sitcom shtick" - Time Magazine


Production Dates

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9 10 11 12 13 14
17 18 19 20

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Born Yesterday Wins 4 Awards at Theatre Ontario

Peterborough Theatre Guild came home a winner from the Theatre Ontario Festival last week, at the Oshawa Little Theatre. In competition with plays from three other theatre companies, and with awards presented in 14 categories, the Guild's Born Yesterday won 4 awards and had a further 5 nominations in the running.

    The PTG awards were:
  • Outstanding Director - Ian Burns & Pat Maitland, Born Yesterday (first-time directors)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female - Kellie McKenty as Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday
  • Outstanding Coordinated Production - Peterborough Theatre Guild (This award is chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)
  • Special Adjudicator Award - For unsung heroes, but without them we could not have a Festival, let alone one of this calibre: The crew of set movers of Born Yesterday (Simon Barker, Jack Burke, Peter Gulliver, Art Murray, Elgin Northey, Nelson Pickett, Tony Tasch, Ralph Tippett, Al Tye & Larry Sidler)

Cast and Crew of Born Yesterday at Theatre Ontario
The Cast and Crew of Born Yesterday

    The PTG nominations were:
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male - Mark Paton as Paul Verrall, Born Yesterday
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role - Wyatt Lamoureux as Ed Devery, Born Yesterday
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role - Chuck Vollmar as Eddie, Born Yesterday
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement - Ian Burns, for set design, construction and decoration, Born Yesterday
  • Outstanding Visual Presentation - Mary Parluski & Jayne Martin, for costumes, Born Yesterday

See the complete results on the Theatre Ontario Website.

Congratulations to our winners, and to all the participants. As the Guild launches their 50th season, they build on the successes from their past.


PTG Wins Best Production at the EODL

For the second year in a row, the Peterborough Theatre Guild has won the top prize at the Eastern Ontario Drama League (EODL) annual spring festival.

The company's production of Born Yesterday won "Best Production", along with three other awards, at the EODL awards brunch in Cobourg on Sunday, April 12th, 2015.

Members of the PTG with their awards which included "Acting Excellence" "Best Visual Presentation", "Best Actress in a Leading Role" and the top prize of "Best Production"

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$7000 Grant from the Peterborough Foundation

Peterborough Foundation
Peterborough Foundation

We are proud to announce that at the end of December 2013, the Peterborough Theatre Guild (PTG) received a grant of $7000 from the Peterborough Foundation to help fund a building improvement project. The board of directors and volunteers of PTG express their gratitude for the generosity of the Peterborough Foundation. Thank you.


Trillium Foundation Grant

The Peterborough Theatre Guild was thrilled to be the recipient of a $108,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in December 2009. The grant allowed us to replace aging lighting equipment and to purchase a scissor lift which straddles the theatre seats and provides safe access to the lights.


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