November 2, 2012

$38,000 for a Friendly Face, a comedy by Kristin Shepherd


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Heather Nutt, Public Relations
905-773-3434
www.thecurtainclub.org


Richmond Hill, Ont. (November 1st, 2012) - Sharon Dykstra directs $38,000 For a Friendly Face, Winner of the 2007 Samuel French Playwriting contest, this quirky comedy takes place in a funeral home. Two small town sisters prepare to lay their estranged mother to rest along with the help of a novice funeral director, an incompetent florist and a last supper committee who is attempting to cater the reception.

Directed by Sharon Dykstra
Produced by Steve Hetherington
Stage Managed by Lynda Muir & Bob Tekauc
Performance runs from November 15th to December 1st, 2012.
The Box office will open November 1st for single ticket sales.
Box Office 905-773-3434 Single tickets are $20 each
Curtain time is 8:00pm each performance night and 2:00pm for the Sunday matinée.

September 17, 2012


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The Long Weekend, a comedy by Norm Foster

Richmond Hill, Ont. (August 28, 2012) - Diane Haskett directs The Long Weekend, a hilarious comedy of truths and lies that come to the surface when two couples spend a pleasurable weekend at a lovely home in the country. During the visit, we find out that things are not as they appear. Norm Foster’s look at love and marriage keeps you laughing all the way to the final curtain.
The Long Weekend - Victoria Curran, Daryl Marks, Colleen Simm, and Steve Hetherington
Directed by Diane Haskett
Produced by Steve Hetherington
Stage Managed by Debbie Makarenko

Performance runs from September 14th to September 29th, 2012.
Box Office 905-773-3434 Single tickets are $20 each
Curtain time is 8:00pm each performance night and 2:00pm for the Sunday matinée.

The Long Weekend is a community theatre Curtain Club Production, performing at The Curtain Club theatre, 400 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill, Ont.

The Curtain Club has a long history in Richmond Hill and is proud of the volunteers whose passion, vision and commitment make high-quality productions possible.

400 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 3G7 * Box Office: (905) 773-3434
www.thecurtainclub.org


September 8, 2012

Our Chamber of Commerce video

Here is the video produced by Humber College students as part of our win the Richmond Hill's Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards.


April 17, 2012

Curtain Club brings home the best!

ACT-CO GALA 2012!

April 14th was an exciting night at the ACT-CO Gala. Congratulations to ACT-CO on a well organized and well planned evening.
The Curtain Club did extremely well. See the full results on their website here. Here is a brief summary of how we did:
We had 3 shows adjudicated this year: The December Man (l'homme de decembre) by Colleen Murphy (Drama); Welfarewell by Cat Delaney (Comedy) and Willow Quartet by Joan Burrows (Drama). The Festival had a total of 10 Dramas and 21 Comedies entered into Festival.
We were awarded a total of 16 nominations and 5 wins…. Here is the breakdown!
Best Set Design Drama: Nomination and WIN for Wayne Milliner & Alice Torrance for Willow Quartet

Best Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role Comedy: Nomination Cam Lund - Wellfarewell
Best Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role Comedy: Nomination Shannon Hill - Wellfarewell
Best Costume Design Drama: Nomination Samantha Lynch - The December Man
Best Costume Design Comedy: Nomination Amanda Eason - Wellfarewell
Drama Adjudicator Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role: Nomination Nathanial Kinghan for The December Man
Best Sound Design Comedy: Nomination Bodene and Dave Corbitt
Best Performance by a Male in a Leading Role Drama: Nomination and WIN Rob Goodale for The December Man


Best Performance by a Female in a Leading Role Drama: Nomination Victoria Curran for Willow Quartet
Best Performance by a Female in a Leading Role Drama: Nomination and WIN Lise Boily for The December Man


Best Performance by a Female in a Leading Role Comedy: Nomination Kay Valentine - Wellfarewell
Comedy Adjudicator Award for Best Ensemble: Nomination the Ensemble of Welfarewell


Comedy Adjudicator Award for Stage Management: Nomination and WIN Steve Hetherington & David Corbitt - Wellfarewell

Best Director Drama: Nomination Brian Moore for The December Man
Best Production Comedy: Nomination Welfarewell



Best Production Drama: Nomination and WIN The December Man

And we are thrilled to announce that our production of The December Man will be representing ACT-CO at the Theatre Ontario Festival next month in Sault Ste. Marie. Check out the Theatre Ontario Festival website.
Many of our friends from Theatre Aurora, Markham Little Theatre, Whitby, Amicus, East Side Players and many more were deservedly recognized for all their achievements as well.

Some of our members at other groups:
Lighting Design - Drama - Mary Jane Boon for All My Sons at Amicus Productions
Adjudicator Award - Character Performance WIN for John Sellens as Davey/Steve/Tommy in Bedtime Stories at Markham Little Theatre
We would also like to especially congratulate Brandon Moore on receiving the ACT-CO Lifetime Achievement Award. Well done Brandon!


Photos by Brian Moore

The Curtain Club was honoured WITH A 2012 Business Achievement Award

Business Achievement Awards

On March 7, 2012 Brian Moore and Debbie Makarenko represented The Curtain Club at the gala at the Sheraton Hotel to celebrate the 2012 Business Achievement Awards sponsored by the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce. See pictures of the event at the Chamber of Commerce site by clicking here.
We are honoured to be recognized as winners in the Non Profit category and we thank our members and the community support that made this award possible.


We also congratulate the other winners listed below:
Arnold Crescent Animal Hospital
Dodds Garage Door Systems Inc. – Len Dubowitz
Lott & Company, Chartered Accountants
OnRichmondhill.com – Marj Andre, Director
Mayor’s Award
Royal LePage Your Community Realty, Brokerage
Non Profit
The Curtain Club
Conservation & Environmental Sustainability
Toronto Waldorf School
Young Entrepreneur Award
Carlo Di Leo of Double Vision Group Inc.