NEWS and UPDATES

Newmarket Stage Company is doing it’s best during the COVID-19 virus that plagues us all. For the health and safety of our members and patrons, we have put our productions on hold, with hopes of returning in 2021. Stay tuned and stay safe!

NSC’s Sue Meacock (left) and Diane Ament (right) are honoured with Association of Community Theatres – Central Ontario’s “President Award” by President Anne Currie-O’Brien. (Photo by Aase Urquhart)

Diane Ament and Sue Meacock have been members of Newmarket Stage Company for 20+ years.  They have both held executive positions during that time and are currently President and Vice-President of the group.  Congratulations to both for their endless time and care for Newmarket Stage Company

Diane’s award reads: “President for many years, fearless and wise, Diane is a theatre whirlwind – no job too big or small.  NSC is healthy, despite COVID-19, because of Diane’s guidance.”

Sue’s award reads: “Sue is a producer extraordinaire.  She is a real theatre trouper, never saying no and making sure all our shows run smoothly…and she’s been doing it faithfully for years.”

To see the full article (by Rod Urquhart) in NEWMARKET TODAY, visit: https://www.newmarkettoday.ca/local-news/newmarket-community-theatre-aficionados-receive-prestigious-act-co-award-2808958?utm_source=Email_Share&utm_medium=Email_Share&utm_campaign=Email_Share

NSC presents Radio Show to its members

Members of Newmarket Stage Company were invited to a ZOOM video presentation on October 7th, as a way of keeping in touch. About 15 members participated including, director Barb Jones. Sue Meacock produced the show with Peter Salt did sound effects. It was very well received with 50 members and friends in attendance.

THE BICKERSONS was a domestic situation comedy broadcast from 1946 to 1951 on NBC and CBS Radio. Starring Don Ameche as John Bickerson and Frances Langford as Blanche Bickerson, a married couple who bickered constantly.

(Pictured: Susan Lane as Blanche and Chuck Therrien as John)

FLYWHEEL, SHYSTER and FLYWHEEL was a situation comedy radio show starring two of the Marx Brothers.  It was originally broadcast on NBC in 1932-33.  The program depicts the misadventures of a small New York law firm with many episode plots were partially based on Marx Brothers’ films.

(Pictured: Mark Hayward as Flywheel – Fabian Levy-Hara as Ravelli – Bethany Heemskerk as Miss Dimple – Bruce Williamson as Salesman & Slim – Rory Rodrigo as Crookley – Peter Salt as Bardwell – Alexis Richie as The Judge – Chuck Therrien as Officer / DA / Bailiff

NSC GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Practicing social distancing, Sue Meacock – NSC Vice-President (front left) and Diane Ament – NSC President (front right), present a cheque for $500 to the Newmarket Food Pantry. Judy Poulin – Executive Director (back right) and Elizabeth Blight – Coordinator (back left) gratefully accept this donation in these needy times. (Photo by Rpd Urquhart)

NSC DONATES TO DIABETES PROGRAM

Mark Russell, with Southlake Diabetes Education Program, presents a framed thank you certificate to Newmarket Stage Company President Diane Ament, after receiving a cheque for more than a $1,000 donation, from draws during the recent NSC presentation of ‘Steel Magnolias’. (Photo by Peter Salt)