Barrie’s homegrown talent will be at the forefront this summer season at Theatre by the Bay (TBTB) with the productions The Five Points and Land of Make Believe. Both promise to bring something unique to the stage with the former being a documentary play and other a family musical.
The Five Points explores downtown Barrie and its infamous intersection where audiences will meet people from all walks of life. The play is based on more than 150 interviews conducted by Artististic Director, Alex Dault with city residents about their experiences living in Barrie.
“Barrie is a fascinating place, especially downtown. Spend five minutes standing at the Five Points listening to the conversations and a whole new world opens up to you,” says Dault.
The Land of Make Believe, created by Barrie artists Mike Holland Isaac Haig is a story about the magic within and promises a musical for the entire family. It is based on the choose-your-own-adventure theme with music, dance and make believe geared to kids of all ages.
Holland and Haig also wrote the sold-out production of Adventure island last season and continue to work with TBTB’s young company to produce programming.
The Five Points will run at the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts from July 19th to the 29th.
Land of Make Believe will run at the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts from July 19th to the 29th.
For information and tickets, visit: www.theatrebythebay.com
(Pictured L to R: Alex Dault, TBTB Coordinator Caitlin McKenzie, TBTB Executive Director Iain Moggach)