Past Productions

O P A L ‘ S H U S B A N D

a hilarious comedy by John Patrick

Directed by Teri Hallatt     Produced by Sue Meacock

Photos courtesy of Greg King

Newmarket Stage Company is thrilled to be back on stage after two and half years. Our first post-COVID production is the hilarious OPAL’S HUSBAND, written by John Patrick. The show runs from September 22nd to October 1st. A great chance for you to get out and laugh a lot with us.

OPAL’S HUSBAND is part of the ever popular Opal series about the lovable and irrepressible Opal Kronkie – a colourful, naïve middle-aged woman with a bit of a hoarding problem.

The production was expertly directed by Teri Hallatt who actually directed our 2016 production of OPAL’S MILLION DOLLAR DUCK. Teri is a very talented director who really knows how to get the most from her actors. She also has a great “eye” for this type of comedic show.

As well, NSC’s resident producer is the talented Sue Meacock who overseas all aspects of the production. Sue is always on the ball and is able to secure whatever is required to make this a great show.

The lead role of Opal is played by NSC’s very talented Susan Lane, who also played Opal in 2016’s production of OPAL’S MILLION DOLLAR DUCK. The role of Opal is a very demanding one due to the many lines and activities on stage. Susan is able to handle this role with ease, as she maneuvers the audience through the story.

This time, zany Opal writes away to find a man for her best friend Rosie who is played by Kyla D’Aguiar. You may remember Kyla, as Clairee in STEEL MAGNOLIAS in 2020. You can tell that she is having fun playing this part and is a great compliment to Opal.

As you can imagine, complications ensue when 95-year old “Mr Handsome” replies to Opal’s ad. A new member to NSC, Robert Ball portrays this dirty old man with ease. His infectious facial expressions are a delight to watch.

Of course, Rosie rejects this would-be suitor and Opal reluctantly agrees to marry him in order to keep the old man from the clutches of his scheming daughter played by Carol Dowell and son-in-law, Mark Hayward. Both of these villains make add a lot of spice to the show and makes the audience want Opal to “win the battle”.

OPAL’S HUSBAND is being presented at the Royal Canadian Legion, (707 Srigley St, Newmarket, L3Y 1X4).

Performances will take place on September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and October 1 at 8pm, as well as September 24, 29 at 2pm.

To book your advanced tickets please call our Box Office at 289-500-2114 between 2pm and 8pm for ticket information & purchases.

A reminder that NSC is recommending COVID protocols to make sure that our patrons, cast and crew are all safe during time together. We are offering limited seating at our cabaret tables and we do suggest patron wear masks, if possible. NSC will have supplies of masks and hand sanitizer for our patrons.

S T E E L M A G N O L I A S

a dramatic comedy by Robert Harling

Directed by Teri Hallatt     Produced by Sue Meacock

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The whole talented ensemble of the mammoth undertaking by Newmarket Stage Company of ‘Steel Magnolias’, now on stage at the Newmarket Legion. All six cast members shine in this blockbuster presentation of the movie of the same name. This photo also shows the poignant set of a hair dressing shop, designed by Peter Salt and Derek Sundermann. ( Photo courtesy of Greg King )

T H E   H O U S E K E E P E R

a comedy by James Prideaux

Directed by Kay Valentine    Produced by Sue Meacock & Peter Salt

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THE HOUSEKEEPER is a delightfully-hilarious production

about a pompous self-styled writer (Dave Sansom) who is floundering after the death of his mother employs a housekeeper (Lise Boily ). When the housekeeper arrives, he is taken aback by her flippant attitude. The contrast in personalities has super funny and unexpected results. 

T H E   O D D   C O U P L E

(Female Version)

by Neil Simon

Directed by Teri Hallatt   —   Produced by Sue Meacock

A hilarious female twist on THE ODD COUPLE 

(Photo Courtesy Peter Salt) 

T H E   C E M E T E R Y   C L U B

by Ivan Menchell

Directed by Teri Hallatt   —   Produced by Sue Meacock

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You just never know what twists lie ahead in life! 

And that’s what this hilarious and heart-warming play,
THE CEMETERY CLUB is all about – a chance meeting. 
Three good friends who share one thing in common – their husbands have passed on. (Photo courtesy Newmarket Snapd)
Directed by Jeff Burke       Produced by:  Sue Meacock
The Ladies Foursome Poster ImageIt’s the day after the funeral of a friend, and three women gather for a round of golf in honour of their recently deceased playing partner. They are joined by a fourth woman, another old friend of the deceased that the other three didn’t know about.During the game the women discuss love, men, sex…everything but golf. Many surprises, secrets and confessions come to the surface during this hilarious and heart-warming round of golf.
 
 

LAST  OF  T H E  R E D  H O T  LOVERS

 by Neil Simon

 
Directed by Teri Hallatt   —   Produced by Sue Meacock

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Barney Cashman is forty-seven, happily married, the father of three children, a successful businessman, and a man going through a midlife crisis. Barney has come to the realization that his whole life can be summed up in one word: nice. And Barney has realized that “nice” simply isn’t enough. He wants to experience his secret fantasies and dreams at least once, and so Barney determines to have an affair.   (Photo Newmarket Snapd)

 

T H E   L A S T   R O M A N C E

 by Joe Di Pietro

 

A crush can make anyone feel young again — even a widower named Ralph who takes a different path on his daily walk leading to a second chance at love. “The Last Romance” is a heart-warming romantic comedy about the transformative power of love.   By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services Inc.