A Huron County Christmas Carol: Greed, Redemption and Rollicking Tunes.

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BLYTH, ON – For the first time in its 45 year history, the Blyth Festival is presenting its inaugural full-out professional Christmas show, A Huron County Christmas Carol. With a star-studded cast, and live original music, this is the Dickens’ classic updated and set in farm country in 2019. Adapted by Blyth Festival Artistic Director Gil Garratt, with tunes by …

REVIEW: “Perfect fare for Blyth’s largely rural audience”

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Anyone who has experienced Dan Needles’ Wingfield productions knows that the writer is a comic master. While his play The Team on the Hill contains some genuine laugh-out-loud lines, it tends towards the dramatic side of things, so Wingfield fans should be prepared for some darkness, writes theatre critic Paula Citron in her blog PaulaCitron.ca The play, which premiered in 2013, is perfect fare for Blyth’s …

Storyteller weaves traditional tales through Rocko and Nakota

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BLYTH – A compelling play that brings to life many Anishinaabe stories will perform on stage in the Blyth Festival’s Phillips Studio from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31. The one-man play is written and performed by Josh Languedoc. In it, meet Nakota, a young boy who is sick in the hospital and trying to write the greatest story ever. One …

Cowbell Announces Multi-Year Commitment to Blyth Festival

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BLYTH, ON – The Blyth Festival Theatre is pleased to announce a three-year sponsorship agreement between Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co. and the Blyth Festival. Cowbell Brewing will be the exclusive Hospitality Sponsor and will sponsor the development of a new play, focusing on a remarkable, historic Blyth resident. “Cowbell Brewing is proud to support the Blyth Festival Theatre, a unique …

Blyth Centre for the Arts renews relationship with Blyth Memorial Community Hall

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BLYTH, ON – At the outset of the 45th anniversary season, The Township of North Huron and the Blyth Centre for the Arts (Blyth Festival), together announce a new ten-year, year-round lease for Blyth Memorial Community Hall. This replaces a previous lease agreement between the township and Blyth 14/19. The change in leaseholder will not affect the historic use by …

REVIEW: The laughs come one on top of the next in Cakewalk

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Playwright Collen Curran first wrote Cakewalk for the Blyth Festival in 1984.  Then it made the rounds of area theatres, and I was fortunate enough to see it in 1985 at the old Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia.  So it was interesting to see its return 35 years later, writes Mary Alderson in her blog, Entertain This Thought. I was concerned that the …

REVIEW: “…quick and funny, and has a joyous, wonderful ending”

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If you’ve ever entered food in a competition, you already understand the angst surrounding such a contest and some of the unbelievable levels to which people will stoop in order to win. That’s the setting for the Blyth Festival‘s sweet, fast-paced comedy, “Cakewalk,” which opened Friday night in a most decadent fashion, writes Liz Dadson, of The Kincardine Record, an …