Social Links Search User Login Menu
Tools
Close
Close

Text/HTML

Add Content...

Weekly Crime Stats

live theatre for A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

live theatre for A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

Magnus Theatre Staging Live Outdoor Show in Waverley Park

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~ August 22, 2020 (LSN)  Thunder Bay (August 21, 2020) – Magnus Theatre is welcoming back audiences to experience the joys of live theatre for A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. Magnus is one of the first regional theatres in Canada to be staging a full run of a professional production since the gradual lifting of public gathering restrictions began this summer. The show will feature a talented cast of all local performers taking to the outdoor stage.  

While September has always marked the start of a new programming season for most theatres across Canada, this year is noticeably different. Limits on public gatherings and other initiatives to protect public health in the wake of a global pandemic means most theatres have had to stay closed, or to reimagine their seasons.

Magnus Theatre has consulted with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and the City of Thunder Bay to map out its capacity for live performances and will be following all provincial guidelines in an effort to protect the safety of patrons, volunteers, staff, and actors.

“When we got the news that we would be able to have performances outside for audiences of up to 100 people, I knew that A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline would be the perfect show under these conditions,” says Magnus Theatre Artistic Director Thom Currie, who is also directing the play.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline will be staged in Waverley Park, in the open air adjacent to Magnus Theatre’s auditorium. The musical will run for 12 performances over two weeks. Audience capacity will be limited to 100 people per performance. Patrons will be seated in household/social “bubbles,” distanced at least two meters apart. There will be one entrance and one exit point, and Magnus Theatre will be encouraging ticketholders to wear masks in a further effort to promote public safety. 

This year’s production will be the third time that Magnus has staged A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. The widely popular show is written by Dean Regan and previously ran at Magnus in 1992 and 2012. Set during a radio broadcast celebrating Cline’s rise to stardom, radio DJ Little Big Man guides the audience from Cline’s humble beginnings as a country singer playing honky-tonks in her native Virginia to achieving pop music level stardom and performing at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City.

“One of the reasons I chose this show is that it could be cast with 100% Thunder Bay talent,” Currie continues.  “Not only do we have an award-winning Patsy Cline, but the entire band from the 2012 Magnus production is available to reunite for this special production.”

Thunder Bay based actor and singer Amy Sellors hits the Magnus stage as Patsy Cline.  Sellors is one of the few performers approved by the Patsy Cline estate to portray this legend of country music, which she has done to great acclaim across the country, notably in record breaking productions at the Globe Theatre in Regina and the Stephenville Theatre Festival in Newfoundland. Thunder Bay native Andrew Cecon stars as radio DJ Little Big Man. No stranger to the Magnus stage, Cecon has previously appeared in Bang Bang and Miracle on 34th Street.

Local music legend Danny Johnson is back at Magnus as the production’s Musical Director and playing piano in the band. Danny performed this role at Magnus in the 2012 production of the play. The band members are returning players also - Martin Blanchet on bass, Rob Jardine on pedal steel guitar, Chris Plater on drums, and Dan Zadkovich on guitar.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is a touching theatrical musical experience that delivers over 20 timeless songs and promises to delight audiences with its roster of brilliant local performers.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline runs at Magnus in the Park from September 3rd to September 13th. Showtimes are 7:00 pm, with 2:00 pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday.  Tickets go on sale on August 25th at $40 each and are available online at www.magnustheatre.com or by phoning the Box Office at 807.345.5552. This is a licensed event and beverage services will be provided. Patrons are asked to bring their own lawn chairs to the event.

#LSN_Arts 

Print

Latest Public Safety News

CBP Officers Seize Pizza Ovens 19 October 2021

CBP Officers Seize Pizza Ovens

Valued at Over $300,000 in International Falls

INTERNATIONAL FALL, MINNESOTA  ~~   October 19, 2021 (LSNews)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota.  The officers inspected the rail container and discovered pizza ovens which were in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.

#LSN_PublicSafety #LSN_HomelandSecuriy 

OPP NOW INVESTIGATING DEATH OF INDIVIDUAL IN THUNDER BAY 19 October 2021

OPP NOW INVESTIGATING DEATH OF INDIVIDUAL IN THUNDER BAY

Stacy DEBUNGEE Was Located Deceased in October 2015

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  October 19, 2021  (LSNews)  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) has commenced an independent investigation into the death of Stacy DEBUNGEE.

The body of the 41-year-old male was located on October 19, 2015 in the McIntyre River, near the intersection of Waterford and Carrick Streets in Thunder Bay. While Mr. DEBUNGEE had been living in Thunder Bay, he was an Anishinaabe member of the Rainy River First Nation.

#LSN_PublicSafety  #LSNews_TBay #LSN_OPP

WANTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED BY THUNDER BAY POLICE 19 October 2021

WANTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED BY THUNDER BAY POLICE

THUNDER BAY, ONARIO  ~~~~  October 19, 2021 (LSNews) Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers arrested a wanted sex offender last night.

A 48 year old BRIAN JASON LONGPETER was arrested and criminally charged with:

#LSN_Crime #LSNews_TBay #LSN_SexOffender #LSN_TBPS #LSN_TBayCourthouse

CHRONIC THIEF ARRESTED BY TBPS AGAIN 18 October 2021

CHRONIC THIEF ARRESTED BY TBPS AGAIN

This time SuperStore

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~ October 18, 2021  (LSNews)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers were called to the Real Canadian Superstore about a thief yesterday, Sunday October 17,2021.

It’s alleged the thief was spotted by security who asked her to stop stealing.

#LSN_Crime #LSNews_TBay #LSN_TBPS #LSN_TBayCourthouse

Park Ave Homicide Sunday Evening 18 October 2021

Park Ave Homicide Sunday Evening

STABBING MURDER OF STEVEN BURNS

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~  October 18, 2021 (LSNews)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers have arrested a 25 year old KHALID ALI MOHAMED yesterday, Sunday October 17,2021 for the murder of Steven Burns.

#LSN_Crime #LSNews_TBay #LSN_TBPS #LSN_TBayCourthouse

VIOLENT WOMAN BEATER ARRESTED BY THUNDER BAY POLICE 17 October 2021

VIOLENT WOMAN BEATER ARRESTED BY THUNDER BAY POLICE

Picton Avenue

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~  October 17, 2021 (LSNews) Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers responded to a call yesterday, Saturday October 16,2021 in the 100 block of Picton Avenue regarding a man who forced his way into a woman’s home to assault her.

Officers arrived quickly to arrest a man who has a criminal record of violence against women.

#LSN_Crime #LSNews_TBay #LSN_TBPS #LSN_TBayCourthouse

WANTED & VIOLENT STALKER OF WOMEN ARRESTED BY THUNDER BAY POLICE 17 October 2021

WANTED & VIOLENT STALKER OF WOMEN ARRESTED BY THUNDER BAY POLICE

Public Not Warned he was wanted since August

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~   October 17, 2021 (LSNews)   A man with a disturbing criminal history of violence against women was arrested early this morning, Sunday October 17,2021 by hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers.

A 40-year-old BRETT COLBON was wanted on warrants by TBPS since August 17, 2021.

#LSN_Crime #LSNews_TBay #LSN_TBPS #LSN_TBayCourthouse

GERALDTON METH HEAD SENTENCED TWO YEARS LESS A DAY FOR DISTURBING HOME INVASION 16 October 2021

GERALDTON METH HEAD SENTENCED TWO YEARS LESS A DAY FOR DISTURBING HOME INVASION

KALVIN GODIN WILL BE STAUTORILY RELEASED IN 24 DAYS WITH TIME SERVED

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~  October 16, 2021  (LSNews)  A 30 year old KALVIN GODIN appeared before Her Honour, Justice Joyce Elder by zoom connection from the Monteith Correctional Center on Friday October 15,2021 to plead guilty to a number of criminal charges.

A joint submission is before Her Honour that will see GODIN sentenced today.

#LSN_Crime #LSNews_TBay #LSN_OPP  #LSNews_Drugs  #LSN_TBayCourthouse

 

DRUG DEALERS BUSTED IN DRYDEN 16 October 2021

DRUG DEALERS BUSTED IN DRYDEN

OPP, Dridyen Police, NAP

DRYDEN, ONTARIO  ~~~  October 16, 2021  (LSNews)  On October 13, 2021 at approximately 10:00 pm, hardworking members of the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) along with Dryden Police Service (DPS) and Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) initiated a traffic stop on a motor vehicle on Memorial Avenue in the City of Dryden.

#LSN_Crime #LSNews_TBay #LSN_OPP #LSNews_Drugs   #LSN_TBayCourthouse

FENTANYL DEALER CAPTURED OVER A YEAR LATER 15 October 2021

FENTANYL DEALER CAPTURED OVER A YEAR LATER

cut off his GPS anklet and was on the run

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~ October 15, 2021 (LSNews) Inside Edition has learned that a now 43 year old DAVID WELLESLEY LYNCH was captured in Southern Ontario on July 21, 2021.

He is currently being held in the Central East Correctional Center in Lindsay, Ontario.

#LSN_Crime #LSNews_TBay #LSN_TBPS #LSN_DrugBust #LSN_TBayCourthouse

245678910Last

Follow LSN on Twitter

Latest News

No content

A problem occurred while loading content.

Previous Next

Text/HTML

Lake Superior News
Grand Portage Minnesota

Lake Superior Media

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Northern Ontario
 

Send Media Releases to:
[email protected]

Text/HTML

Lake Superior News

Thunder Bay, Ontario
 

[email protected]

 

    You Tube Lake Superior News   Twitter Lake Superior New  Face Book Lake Superior News

Text/HTML

Website Powered by DNN 4 Less

Copyright 2007 ~ 2021 Lake Superior Media.
Back To Top