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Curtains Up on 50+ THAT'S LIFE

Well Seasoned Productions (WSP) is Toronto’s newest theatre company led, inspired, performed, accompanied, and created by professional Canadian artists aged 50+. Producers Lesley Ballantyne and Anne Wootten, along with artistic advisor Mark Cassius, bring their collective musical theatre expertise to an under-served area of the theatre industry – that of senior artists. We have a three-show season planned for the Aki Studio. Each revue has a different theme with a different cast. At the heart of the series is a genuine and humourous look at the issues and emotions we will all face at some time in our lives. We want everyone to leave with a song in their heart, a laugh on their lips, and a spring in their step. The repertoire includes Canadian musical theatre, Broadway, and popular music including specially chosen selections by the peformers themselves. SHOWTIMES September 30, 2016 – 8:00pm October 1, 2016 – 8:00pm October 2, 2016 – 2:00pm

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Curtains Up on 50+ THAT'S LIFE

Well Seasoned Productions (WSP) is Toronto’s newest theatre company led, inspired, performed, accompanied, and created by professional Canadian artists aged 50+. Producers Lesley Ballantyne and Anne Wootten, along with artistic advisor Mark Cassius, bring their collective musical theatre expertise to an under-served area of the theatre industry – that of senior artists. We have a three-show season planned for the Aki Studio. Each revue has a different theme with a different cast. At the heart of the series is a genuine and humourous look at the issues and emotions we will all face at some time in our lives. We want everyone to leave with a song in their heart, a laugh on their lips, and a spring in their step. The repertoire includes Canadian musical theatre, Broadway, and popular music including specially chosen selections by the peformers themselves. SHOWTIMES September 30, 2016 – 8:00pm October 1, 2016 – 8:00pm October 2, 2016 – 2:00pm

Curtains Up On 50+

Presented by Well Seasoned Productions Producers Lesley Ballantyne & Anne Wootten Where age is just a number… a musical theatre number! Well Seasoned Productions is Toronto’s newest theatre company, led, inspired, performed, accompanied and created by professional Canadian artists aged 50+. At the helm are Producers and Directors Lesley Ballantyne and Anne Wootten, with performer and composer Mark Cassius on board as Artistic Advisor. Together they have created three revues under the banner of Curtains Up on 50+, featuring musical theatre artists at the zenith of their professional careers. Each revue has a different theme with a different cast. At the heart of the series is a genuine and humourous look at the issues and emotions we will all face at some time in our lives. We want everyone to leave with a song in their heart, a laugh on their lips, and a spring in their step. The repertoire includes Canadian musical theatre, Broadway, and popular music including specially chosen selections by the performers themselves. Tickets $28-$35 BUY TICKETS UPCOMING SHOW Can’t Get Enough Sex? Chocolate? Wine? All of the above? Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm (matinee) Featuring some of your favourite musical theatre artists and more! This project was funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program Running time is approximately 120 minutes. This includes one 15 minute intermission.   Well Seasoned Productions producers Lesley Ballantyne and Anne Wootten, along with Artistic Advisor Mark Cassius, possess an exceptional cumulative musical theatre background. They bring their collective expertise to an under-served area of the theatre industry – that of senior artists. More about Well Seasoned Productions. PAST SHOWS That’s Life explored the challenges and joys of ageing. September 30 – October 2, 2016 Cast members were led by veteran performers A. Frank Ruffo, Pam Hyatt, and William Orlowski, plus Lawrence Cotton, Jill Diane Fillion, Philip Douglas Kerr, Janet Martin, Karen Skidmore, Scott Smith, Scott Walker and Denise Williams. Musical Director: John Pugh Associate Musical Director: Mark Cassius Set and Lighting: Phillip Silver Stage Manager: Katie White Funny Bones featured comedy sketches and songs with a tongue-in-cheek look at life 50+. November 4 – 6, 2016 Funny Bones company included: Host: David Gale Musical Direction: Jill Diane Filion and Randy Vancourt Mark Cassius, Diane Fabian, Marcia Tratt, Nancy White  

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