Showboat Festival Theatre is growing! In 2017 we will be extending our season from four to eight weeks so that you have more choice to come and experience live, professional theatre in Port Colborne. We have also added a “Season Topper” to our playbill for your enjoyment. Thank you to our patrons, sponsors, donors and supporters for making this next step possible.
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Introducing our new two week schedule:
Thursday at 2pm
Friday at 8pm (Opening Night)
Saturday at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday at 2pm
Wednesday at 2pm
Thursday at 2pm and 8pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm and 8pm
The Ladies Foursome
Comedy by Norm Foster
June 15 to 24
Four women gather for a lighthearted round of golf in honour of their recently departed playing partner. The foursome swings into discussions of life, love, men, sex, children, careers- everything but golf. Many surprises, secrets and confessions come to the surface during this hilarious and heart-warming round of golf.
The Full Mounty
World Premiere Comedy by William Matthews and Bruce Davies
July 6 to 15
Gordon is a retired Mountie who just can’t seem to shake his past. While minding his own business as a performer in Vegas, he gets drawn into a world of espionage and cover-ups. With the odds against him, he is forced to embark on a mission that pulls him back home to save his beloved country from an evil mastermind.
The Numbers Game
Romantic Comedy by John Spurway
July 27 to August 5
He knew her, she didn’t know him. She was the most popular girl in highschool; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Now 37 years later, Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female, and Phil an actuary with marital problems, needs a place to stay. Two very different people in similar situations try to figure out how to move forward together.
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Thriller Comedy by Ken Ludwig
August 17 to 26
Get your deerstalker cap on – the play’s afoot! Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of The Hound of the Baskervilles before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Enjoy this fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case.
Season Topper: “Hank Williams Live – 1952”
Writer/Creator WJ Matheson
September 8 (8pm) and 9 (2pm and 8pm)
Enjoy an evening with a country legend that you won’t soon forget. For two hours we travel back to the Kawliga Café with the Hank that captivated audiences and set the standard for generations of country entertainers to come. “Hank Williams Live” is not a true story, but the stories in it are true and as Hank would say “What Momma don’t know won’t hurt ‘er.”