Guelph Little Theatre

2017 - 2018

The Gondoliers

Gondoliers Poster

Written By: Gilbert & Sullivan
Directed By: Jane Martin
Produced By: Jen Barson & Paul Barson

Marco and Giuseppe are two Venetian Gondoliers who embark on an adventure of marriage, mystery, royalty and suspense.

Does the Grand Inquisitor really have all the answers? How can you reconcile the fact that two Husbands have managed to acquire three wives? Who will be King? And can you combine republican principles with the Monarchy?

The Gondoliers is a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta in every sense. Wonderful music, great comedy, bizarre plot twists and a happy ending.

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    Oct 13 8:00 Oct 14 8:00 Oct 15 2:00
Oct 19 8:00 Oct 20 8:00 Oct 21 2:00
Oct 22 2:00
Oct 26 8:00 Oct 27 8:00        


Saving Sleeping Beauty

Saving Sleeping Beauty Poster

Written By: Kenneth Cameron
Directed By: Kenneth Cameron
Produced By: Richard Ouellette
Rights By: Kenneth Cameron

When an angry fairy condemns the baby Princess Roslind to die on her 16th birthday, her parents beg Cerulean the Witch to save the child. Cerulean's answer is not what they hoped for - putting the girl to sleep to a hundred years. But the Witch knows that keeping Roslind alive is only the first step towards Saving Sleeping Beauty.
A fun new family musical by GLT's own Kenneth Cameron.
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    Nov 24 7:30 Nov 25 2:00 Nov 26 2:00
    Dec 1 7:30 Dec 2 2:00 Dec 3 2:00
    Dec 8 7:30 Dec 9 2:00 Dec 10 2:00


Gloria's GuyGloria's Guy Poster

Written By: Joan Burrows
Directed By: Marnie & Alison Jutzi
Produced By: Alison Jutzi & Philip Sullivan
Rights By: Playwrights Guild Of Canada

Autumn breezes induce a nostalgic mood when four former high school friends return to their hometown for a wedding. Now 40, they seize the opportunity for a boisterous reunion, in a boat house apartment where they partied in the past.

But, 40 is a time for reckoning. Absurd antics and mistaken assumptions may suggest light domestic comedy, but a closer look unearths darker shades, reminiscent of Alice Munro’s thesis that “people’s lives are dull, simple, amazing and unfathomable – deep caves paved with kitchen linoleum”.

Enter one former beau, the lingering mystery of a prom night heartbreak, and a somewhat irascible old busybody, to reveal elements of disappointment and renewal, loss and redemption.

Gloria's Guy was the Western Ontario Drama League Festival entry for 2018. This production took home the following awards:

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Sarah Jane Burton

Special Award of Merit: Scott Andrews

Outstanding Set Design: William Unser

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    Jan 26 8:00 Jan 27 8:00 Jan 28 2:00
Feb 1 8:00 Feb 2 8:00 Feb 3 8:00 Feb 4 2:00
Feb 8 8:00 Feb 9 8:00 Feb 10 8:00    

The Ghost Island Light

Ghost Island Light Poster

Written By: Peter Colley
Directed By: Pam Niesiobedzki-Curtis
Produced By: Denise Gismondi and Jayne Simpson
Rights By: Peter Colley

Ghost Island Light is renowned Canadian Playwright Peter Colley’s brand new comedic thriller. You will experience sitting on the edge of your seat moments, interspersed with funny comedic flashes right to the unexpected twist at the end. And while this circa 1910 lighthouse is stuck on a barren rock island with cramped quarters for an older inexperienced keeper, his beautiful young wife and his charming assistant, you will vividly experience thrills and flashbacks to an age gone by. The eerie sounds of broken organ pipes, thrashing waves upon this thin wooden structure, the haunting beauty of riverboats carrying debutants along a foggy but rocky coast, will instill terror in your heart with the fear that the ever present stream of light will go out. Oh please let us hear those loud resonating sounds of the equipment necessary to ensure the light stays on. It must stay on. There are evil spirits lurking in the shadows, definitely haunting this light....and the seagulls scream outside. Do you dare venture forth to experience these thrill at the Ghost Island Light?

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    Apr 6 8:00 Apr 7 8:00 Apr 8 2:00
Apr 12 8:00 Apr 13 8:00 Apr 14 8:00 Apr 15 2:00
Apr 19 8:00 Apr 20 8:00 Apr 21 8:00 Apr 22  2:00 

The House Of Blue Leaves


Written By: John Guare
Directed By: Trevor Smith-Diggins
Assistant Direction By: Laura Rowbotham
Produced By: Jen Barson, Paul Barson & Robyn Walsh
Rights By: Samuel French

Dreams really do come true sometimes. Then there are all those other times. Artie Shaughnessy is a hopeful songwriter who works in a zoo, where his show-biz dreams are on the biz-end of a shovel. Artie’s wife Bananas (that’s her name) likes pretending to be animals, and she’s on her way to a psych ward very soon. Meanwhile, Bunny is Artie’s brassy new squeeze, and there’s nothing she hasn’t done. But she’s saving one thing for the honeymoon, and it’s not what you think. With stardust in their middle-aged eyes, Artie and Bunny are bound for Hollywood to get his songs in the movies. And it’s all happening on the historic day that the Pope visits New York. This dark, irreverent comedy is dyed in the social fabric of 1965, long before political correctness was a thing. There’s music, movie stars and mayhem, all mixed up in an offbeat, tragically funny story that sends the American dream an explosive wakeup call. Winner of four Tony awards and the NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play (1971). Mature themes but no really bad language.

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    May 25 8:00 May 26 8:00 May 27 2:00
May 31 8:00 Jun 1 8:00 Jun 2 8:00 Jun 3 2:00
Jun 7 8:00 Jun 8 8:00 Jun 9 8:00