Blue Mountain Resort has stepped up to the plate, yet once again, to be the 2016 Season Sponsor for Theatre Collingwood's Summer Theatre Festival, which runs from May - September.
The resort will donate $10,000 (in cash and in-kind donations) to help Theatre Collingwood bring the very best of entertainment to the region. This sponsorship relationship has been ongoing for many years, started by the Weider family (and Theatre Collingwood founder, Barbara Weider) and plays a vital role in the success of the theatre company. Sadly Barbara Weider passed away in 2015, but her memory lives on in her beloved Theatre Company. The 2016 season will be dedicated in memory of Barbara Weider.
"Theatre Collingwood is an important local agency that, year after year, continues to provide rich culture and unique opportunities to the community through the arts. Blue Mountain is once again pleased to support the Summer Theatre Festival productions and honour the legacy of Barbara Weider", said Dan Skelton, President and Chief Operating Officer of Blue Mountain Resorts.
"We are absolutely thrilled to have Blue Mountain continue their support. Ongoing sponsorship is vital to the success of the company. 2016 will be our most ambitious year to date, with 5 week-long shows, 5 one-night-only shows in the shoulder seasons, a Motown themed GALA in May, our new Learn & PLAY presentations, and our on-going drama education programs", said Executive Director, Erica Angus. "We will have something to offer the public each month of the year!"
First up for 2016 is Theatre Collingwood's annual Valentine's cabaret, "LOVE Is All You Need", sponsored by Meridian Credit Union. On Monday, February 8th the company will have 14 of Canada's top talents performing on stage at The Historic Gayety Theatre in this popular cabaret. Four of the performers are currently starring in Kinky Boots in Toronto. Those who purchase Red Carpet Reception tickets will also get a chance to meet all the performers at a reception following the show, sponsored by PIE Restaurant. Not just a cabaret for couples, call the Box Office today to order your tickets.
For more information or tickets call 705-445-2200 or visit the Theatre Collingwood website.