Youth Theatre Camp

Sponsored by: The Arlene and Terry Campbell Charitable Fund at the Forever Legacy Foundation
Discover the magic of theatre! Expand your creativity! Build self-confidence! Exercise your imagination!

The 2019 Youth Theatre Camp is finished for 2019 but please look for information on the 2020 Summer Camp in April 2020.

The Youth Theatre Program program is designed to introduce youths to the magic of theatre while offering them an opportunity to expand their creativity, build self-confidence, exercise their imaginations, and develop teamwork and performance skills in a stimulating and enjoyable environment.

2019 Retro Raffle

Sponsored by Retro Suites Hotel & Port Stanley Festival Theatre
21 May - 07 Sep
Details & Tickets
Enter For a Chance to Win
an overnight stay at the Retro Suites, 2 King Street, West Chatham.
Including breakfast for 2, 18 holes of gold (seasonal) & yoga. Plus a $100 gift certificate.
Prize value over $600.


CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Retro Raffle - Kevin & Vicki Oates

8th Annual Playwrights’ Festival

Presented by the Port Stanley Festival Theatre
13 Sep - 14 Sep
Details & Tickets
Join us for two nights of FREE Public readings as the Port Stanley Festival Theatre develops new Canadian stories.
The Playwright's Festival allows the Port Stanley Festival Theatre to work with playwright's in developing new scripts.
After a brief workshop with Artistic Director, Simon Joynes, professional actors and visiting playwrights the play is presented in the theatre as a reading. This allows patrons an opportunity to preview and provide feedback that is helpful in refining scripts. Many of these plays often are developed on stage the following season as a "World Premiere". Past productions include: Giving Up the Ghost, Buying the Farm and It's Your Funeral.

Smarty Pants by Shelley Hoffman and Stephen Sparks - Friday September 13, 2019
Our House by Murray Furrow - Saturday September 14, 2019

Reserve Tickets in advance. Donations Welcomed.
Sweetwood Mac is southwestern Ontario's number one tribute to the greatest hits of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. We've delighted sold-out audiences in Sarnia, St. Thomas, London and Melbourne and can't wait to bring classic songs like Dreams, You Make Lovin' Fun, Sara, Rhiannon and Gypsy to the Port Stanley Festival Theater. Led by Jennifer Vanderheyden (Stevie Nicks) and Lois Kelly (Christine McVie), Sweetwood Mac will not only fill your evening with all your Fleetwood favourites, but the best of solo Stevie Nicks as well. So whether you're discovering Fleetwood Mac's music for the first time or looking to relive those gold dust memories, don't miss this magical event.

“Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles” celebrates the incredible music of legendary 1970s Country-Rock group “The Eagles”. This audience-interactive show is comprised of some of Canada’s leading session musicians, who perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extensive career with soaring vocal harmonies and sizzling hot guitar solos. The evening will be comprised of two sets, with the first half featuring all the songs from the multi-million selling album “Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975.” The second half features more classic hits from the band's later years, including solo hits made famous by Don Henley and Joe Walsh. Don't miss your favourites including "One of These Nights," "Desperado," "Heartache Tonight" and of course, "Hotel California"!

Music is My First Love

Tianna Woods
Tianna Woods is affectionally referred to as Canada’s Barbara Mandrell. She is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, entertainer, dancer, actress and musician, and is back this year with her brand-new show “MUSIC IS MY FIRST LOVE”. Performing songs that you know and love from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. Enjoy a musical night of entertainment with great music, dancing, skits, prizes, special guests and a whole lot of fun and laughs!

Legends of Soul

Bill Culp Productions
“Legends of Soul: Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke and Friends” celebrates the greatest hits from the greatest artists in Soul Music history! This brand new, audience-interactive touring show feature outstanding live musical performances of classic Soul songs from Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, James Brown, Otis Redding, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett and more. “Legends of Soul” features star performers from the “Motown Gold” show including the incredible lead vocalists Shelley Hamilton and Justin Bacchus, alongside the fabulous Rudy and the Angels band. Song highlights include “RESPECT”, “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”, “Another Saturday Night”, “I Feel Good”, “Hit the Road Jack”, “Midnight Hour”, “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”, “You Send Me” amongst the many audience favourites. Get your tickets early to ensure the best seats to this amazing evening of Soul!

Night Fever

Vehicle Entertainment
Night Fever is the world’s number one production of the Bee Gees. This all Canadian cast from Toronto, Ontario, will take you back in time to one of the greatest bands in pop history.
From the early years to the disco era, you will hear all the hits from “Too Love Somebody, How Can You Men a Broken Heart, More Than a Woman, Jive Talking, How Deep Is Your Love to You Should Be Dancing”.
The Bee Gees span over 50 years of hit songs and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of FameNight Fever features the vocals and look of the Bee Gees with Jo...

The Good Brothers

8 Horse Music Inc.
The Good Brothers have won 8 Juno Awards and are inductees to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame as well as the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame in Tennessee. Formed in the early 1970s, they toured across Canada on the infamous Festival Express with Janis Joplin, The Band, The Grateful Dead and Ten Years After. They also supported Gordon Lightfoot as his opening act on his North American tour. The Good Brothers achieved eight straight Juno Awards as Best Country Group, as well as headline gigs at Massey Hall, Ontario Place and the National Arts Centre, topped off with gold...

Having a Party!

Vehicle Entertainment
The number one Rod Stewart impersonator in the world, is Canada’s own, Doug Varty. Doug is from London, Ontario and has been performing as Rod Stewart for over 20 years. With all the Rod moves, Rod vocal sound and stage presence, this is an act not to miss. Here all the Hits from Maggie May to Hot Legs. Doug Varty is Rod Stewart. Having a Party is backed up by the Chicago Transit band with their big horn arrangements that bring an amazing big sound to the stage. One Night Only. Don’t miss this great show!

Holiday Improv 2019

Port Stanley Festival Theatre
Join us for Holiday Improv featuring seasoned Second City Improv Specialists and enjoy a night of laughter! These talented improvisors are all alumni of the Toronto Second City Mainstage. They travel the world teaching and performing improv and you probably recognize them from selling you stuff on TV!

Homeward Bound Simon & Garfunkel

Bill Culp Productions
“Simon & Garfunkel: Homeward Bound” is a brand new, theatrical show that celebrates the timeless hits of the legendary Folk duo that sold over 100 million records in the 1960’s and 1970’s. “Homeward Bound” stars the incredible musical talents of Jeff Giles and Drew Chester, who truly capture the unique vocal blend of Simon & Garfunkel. Song highlights include “Mrs. Robinson”, “Sounds of Silence”, “Cecilia”, and of course, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” amongst the many audience favourites.
“…the PERFECT kickoff for the holiday season”.
Join us for a cool afternoon/evening of lot’s of surprises, great stories and swingin’ tunes. We take you back to those 50’s/60’s Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby Christmas Specials. The show features 2 hours of stories, popular standards of the era as well as a whole lotta Christmas Music.
This show brings together Crooners Rick Kish & Connor Boa, those fabulous Croonettes and our 3 piece band - The Nevin Campbell Trio. Come Celebrate the Holidays in CROONER Style.

Hotel California

Vehicle Entertainment
When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans.
"Billy Joel and The Piano Men" celebrates the greatest piano artists of all time including Billy Joel, Elton John, Burton Cummings, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nat King Cole, Liberace, Fats Domino, Floyd Cramer and more. Starring the amazing Bruce Tournay from the Memphis Cats on piano and vocals, this unique show combines fantastic live performances with costumes, humour and interesting stories relating to the music and artists being performed. You'll hear Bruce sing many of your favourite classics including "Piano Man," "Crocodile Rock," "Great Balls of Fire," "My Own Way To Rock" and "Blueberry Hill" amongst many other timeless piano classics!
Don’t miss the incredible new show “Song Sung Blue: The Neil Diamond Story”! This stunning performance stars the amazing Will Chalmers, who truly captures the look, the voice and the excitement of Neil Diamond in concert, chronicles his amazing career from his earliest hits as a songwriter for Bang Records in New York, to his musical peak in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Song highlights include “Solitary Man”, “Cracklin’ Rosie”, “Kentucky Woman”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” “I’m a Believer”, and of course, “Sweet Caroline” amongst the many audience favourites. Get ready to clap your hands and take an emotional, and fun-filled, trip down memory lane!

Abbamania

Vehicle Entertainment
Abbamania has performed for the past 18 years to sold out concerts, with the London Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Boston Symphony, VancouverSymphony, Denver Symphony , the Calgary Symphony and Montreal Symphony, to mention a few. Abbamania has sold out Roy Thomson hall three times in the past six years. They have performed in Malaysia to Mexico and The Cayman Islands to Canada.

Surfin’ Safari

Bill Culp Productions
"Surfin' Safari: The Ultimate Beach Party Show" celebrates the music of Jimmy Buffet, Frankie Avalon, Jan & Dean, The Ventures, and of course ...The Beach Boys! Don't miss this fun-filled, audience interactive "beach party show" that combines fabulous musical tributes with an outstanding live band. Song highlights include "Surfin' USA", "Margaritaville", "Surf City", "It's 5 O’Clock Somewhere", "California Girls" “Wipeout” and "Kokomo" amongst the many audience favourites. No matter what the weather is like, it'll be warm and sunny on stage! Get ready to have some "Fun, Fun, Fun"!!

Buddy Holly Rockin’ Dance Party

Bill Culp Productions
"Buddy Holly's Rockin' Dance Party" is a fun filled audience interactive theatrical presentation starring international tribute artist Jeff Giles. Best known for his leading role in "The Buddy Holly Story" across the globe, Giles captures the look, sound and energy of Buddy Holly live in concert. You'll hear all of Buddy's biggest hits including, "Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be the Day” “Rave On” “It’s So Easy” “Oh Boy" and “True Love Ways”. As a special bonus, "The Rockin Dance Party" also features hits from Ritchie Valens "Oh Donna", "La Bamba", Dion and the Belmonts "Why Must I Be a Teenager in Love” and many more rockin' 1950's favourites. Get ready to clap your hands, sing along and remember....dancing in the aisle in encouraged!

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