Samuel Hall Wins EODL Scholarship!

Samuel Hall is this year’s recipient of the EODL Student Scholarship! The EODL Scholarship is given out by the Eastern Ontario Drama League to a senior student who shows talent, potential and a willingness to proceed in some aspect of theatrical training. Sam’s first community theatre production was with Northumberland Players, starring as Dopey in the 2013 production of ‘Snow … Read More

Virtual Choir – Open Call for Canadian Opera Company

You are invited to participate in the Canadian Opera Company’s first-ever virtual choir! Singers of all ages and abilities will be led through an online performance of the “Anvil Chorus” form Verdi’s Il Trovatore. You will probably recognize it – for a refresher, check out this recording from the Royal Opera House. You have to register on the COC website … Read More

The National Theatre School of Canada launches online theatre classes, graduating class shows, and a virtual design exhibition

The National Theatre School (NTS) has announced the next phase of its “Art Apart” initiative, which provides support to emerging theatre artists, professional artists, and the community during the coronavirus crisis. Free Online Classes Professional actors, directors, designers, composers and theatre makers, artists who are part of the teaching team at NTS, will offer free online classes available to all … Read More

Rebooking Tickets & Refunds for Shows

The Northumberland Players do not sell their own tickets. Firehall Theatre tickets are sold through the Victoria Hall Box Office and dinner theatre tickets are sold at the venue, the Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn and Convention Centre. We have worked with each venue to develop a ticket rebooking and refund process. Victoria Hall mailed out refunds by contacting each … Read More

Musical Review Committee

History: In 2018 the Northumberland Players Board developed a committee to review possibilities for musical productions. This is a small group of members/volunteers to discuss strengths/challenges for various titles. The committee’s discussion is captured in a report that is shared with the NP Board of Directors. Re-Invention: This year rather than meet to compare a group of shows at once, … Read More

The Metropolitan Opera At-Home Gala

On Saturday, April 25, the Met will present an unprecedented virtual At-Home Gala, featuring more than 40 artists performing in a live stream from their homes all around the world. The gala will be hosted by General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and will feature live and pre-recorded performances that were created from individual takes from the … Read More

Stratford Virtual Film Festival

Beginning tomorrow, April 23 (Shakespeare’s birthday!), Stratford Festival will be streaming a virtual film festival of 12 of their finest Shakespeare productions. One film will be released every Thursday at 7pm EST and will be available for 3 weeks on YouTube. The film festival opens with “King Lear”, and Stratford is hosting a special viewing party beginning at 6:30pm EST … Read More

Second City – Improv House Party!

We could all use a laugh right now, and Second City is here to help! The current players (and some alumni) from Second City in Chicago are hosting “Improv House Parties” on Zoom, 3 days a week. Tune in Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8pm. This week, you can laugh along with: Tues, April 14: Girls Night In Thurs, April … Read More

National Theatre (UK) – World Class Theatre Online

The National Theatre, based in London, England, is broadcasting one of their world-class productions every week. Until Thursday, you can watch One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden. This Tony award winner is apparently hilarious! Upcoming shows include: Jane Eyre | April 9 – April 16 Treasure Island | April 16 – April 23 Twelfth Night | April 23 – … Read More

Cirque du Soleil – New Special, Awe Inspiring Show Footage

Who says you can’t enjoy the big top in your own living room? Cirque du Soleil, in addition to a great catalog of recordings, is releasing new specials on CirqueConnect. They say they “offer an escape from everyday life through the delight and whimsy of [their] shows.” Last week’s hour-long special featured awe-inspiring moments from “KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities”, … Read More