The Kind of Show that You Feel

Heather MacMillan plays bassoon in the ‘Into the Woods’ pit band. When I first read through the bassoon book for Into the Woods I thought “this Sondheim guy must have been on some serious drugs”. Visually, it’s a challenge to read: weird time signatures that constantly change, always compound time and as many flats and sharps as he could get … Read More

Passion, Dedication, and Connection

It has been a dream to play the Baker’s Wife in the upcoming production of Into the Woods. After a three year hiatus, the Northumberland Players are mounting another of one their iconic musicals at the Capitol Theatre, and for everyone involved it is like a dream come true. This show is classic musical from one of best composers and … Read More

A Harrowing and Joyous Experience

Catherine Holland is the Stage Manager for ‘Into the Woods’ Having the opportunity to work as stage manager on the Northumberland Players production of Into The Woods, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, has been a harrowing and joyous experience.   This is not your typical musical.  It is a musically complex show with powerful messages in a magical story line.  It is … Read More

Sondheim and You – It’s Complicated

Heather Jopling plays The Witch. I have never worked as hard on a role as I have for the Witch in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. Before auditioning, I thought I was very familiar with the songs. I knew the notes. I could sing along with Bernadette Peters when we played the soundtrack in the car. The first time I tried … Read More

Behind the scenes with the youngest cast members of “Into the Woods”

Alexia Boyagian, a graduate of CCI, plays Little Red Riding Hood. Ethan Edwards, a grade 12 student at St. Mary’s, plays Jack (as in Jack and the Beanstalk). Jamie Raymond, a graduate of CCI, plays Cinderella.  When asked what the audience can look forward to from ‘Into the Woods’, the youngest cast members enthusiastically proclaim, “expect the unexpected.” It’s a … Read More

Sneak Peek of “Into the Woods”

Go behind the scenes at a rehearsal for Into the Woods to see how over 40 local actors, musicians, and crew are bringing Stephen Sondheim’s reimagining of classic fairytales to life! Into the Woods plays at Port Hope’s Capitol Theatre February 24 – March 5, 2023. Get your tickets today!

The Tools to Take the Audience for an Emotional Ride – Jack Boyagian

The first Norm Foster play I saw was The Melville Boys. What impressed me was the way Foster could make us laugh while dealing with a serious theme like cancer and the bond between two brothers. I was hooked. Foster is Canada’s most prolific writer with over 60 plays and his popularity is second to none in Canada. I think … Read More

Outreach Program Raises $500 for Food Bank

The final performance of A Christmas Carol by the Northumberland Players Outreach was a success. The public performance raised $500 for the Food Bank! The troupe also performed for residents at Rosewood, Victoria Retirement Living, and Legion Village.  L to R – Evan Soutter, Grant Coward, Marley Soutter, Nora Soutter, Pianist Heather Stubbs, Director Jackie Tinson, and Ricardo Canlas.

Radio Interview: “A Wonderful Christmas Time”

Mary, Don, and Mike, from the cast of A Wonderful Christmas Time, had the chance to tell listeners on Northumberland 89.7 all about the show. Have a listen! A Wonderful Christmas Time is on at the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall December 2 – 4. Join us for this holiday celebration!