It’s opening night in Stratford.
A hot, sticky night for all of that makeup, hair styles and flowing gowns.
There is much ado (and yes Much Ado About Nothing is on the boards) about the 60th anniversary. Special deals have helped the box office already.
Interestingly, this is the smallest company in some time as the festival tries to draw more attention to itself during this special year.
Will it be a success?
Hard to say as the stubborn economic slowdown still has theatres spinning their tires a bit.
One special I wanted to draw your attention to is for Union Gas customers.
If you are a customer, you can buy a ticket to 42nd Street for $42.
It stars Cynthia Dale. Londoner Kyle Blair, who jumped ship at the Shaw Festival to join Stratford this year, is also in the cast.
Pirates of Penzance and War of 1812 are a couple of production I’m looking forward to seeing as well.
Are you seeng any shows this year?