Mama Mia!, Jesus Christ Superstar among shows coming to Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, next season

Some of the shows featured in the Thousand Islands Playhouse 2024 lineup.

Voulez-vous attend the Thousand Islands Playhouse in 2024?

Gananoque’s popular riverfront theatre has announced its lineup for the 2024 season, and it contains a little something for everyone – from iconic musicals to a historical romance to thought-provoking dramas.

Subscriptions, patron memberships and gift certificates for 2024 are on sale now, and single tickets will go on sale in the new year.

Below are the lineups for both the Springer and Firehall Theatres.

Springer Theatre Lineup

Liars at a Funeral, May 21 – June 22

What do you do when your family is cursed with a succession of twins who don’t get along? Throw your own funeral, of course! The family matriarch Mavis is hell-bent on breaking the curse before it’s too late, so she feigns her own death to bring her family together. But, little does she know, she’s not the only family member bending the truth. This comedy of secrets and ridiculous deceits brings to light what it means to be family, no matter how dysfunctional. 

Mama Mia, July 2 – Aug. 4

On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. This sparkly show is filled with non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers fueled by your favourite hits from “Dancing Queen” to “Voulez-Vous” and so many more!

Mary’s Wedding, Aug. 16 – Sept. 8

On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie sheltering in a barn. A brilliant, romantic, and historical dream play set during the First World War tells the story of two young lovers in rural Alberta. From the blossoming of their relationship on the vast Prairies to the bloody battlefields of France’s Moreuil Wood, the story captures a time of innocence and courage with rare sensitivity and beauty. Mary’s Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival.

Jesus Christ Superstar, Sept. 24 – Oct. 27

An explosive, dynamic telling of the last week of Jesus’ life, full of iconic music, exhilarating dance, and stirring performances. A story of faith, passion, and betrayal following the exuberant faith of Jesus’ followers, the betrayal of Judas, and the devastating finale. This quintessential Andrew Lloyd Webber rock musical, filled with powerful voices and well-known classic numbers such as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” and “Gethsemane.”, has been wowing audiences worldwide for more than 50 years. 

Firehall Theatre Lineup

Murder for Two, Aug. 1 – Aug. 25

Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills—with the help of his silent partner, Lou. But who committed the crime??  A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

Doubt: A Parable, Sept. 5 – Sept. 29

It’s 1964, and things are changing, much to the chagrin of Sister Aloysius, the prickly principal at a Catholic School in the Bronx. But when she suspects nefarious relations between the charismatic priest Father Flynn and a student, Sister Aloysius realizes that the only way to get justice is to create it herself. Doubt: A Parable is an exquisite, potent drama that will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of their uncertainties.

Sequence, Oct. 4 – Oct. 27

The luckiest man alive is confronted by a girl who has determined the mathematical secret to his chances. A cutting edge stem-cell research professor questions the improbability of her student getting 0% on a multiple choice test. Sequence examines the interplay between logic and metaphysics, science and faith, luck and probability. Belief systems clash, ideas mutate, and order springs from chaos. With razor-sharp wit and playful language, Sequence asks, in our lives, in our universe, and even in our stories, does order matter?

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