This blog covers travel suggestions and ideas by Keith and Heather Nicol. Most of our travels deal with outdoor activities like hiking,sea kayaking, cross country skiing, alpine skiing and other activities. We also enjoy traditional music and cultures. We have written over 800 articles in various magazines and newspapers. We are frequent contributors to Ski Trax and Saltscapes Magazines. Keith Nicol has also written 2 books and has a popular you tube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/k2nicol
Saturday, 13 July 2013
Don't miss the Stage West Theatre Festival in Corner Brook this summer
by Keith and Heather Nicol
Stage West Theatre Festival (SWTF) is celebrating its 5th
year and offers residents and visitors to Corner Brook lots of great
entertainment for an evening out. One of their 5 shows runs almost every night
from July 4 to August 2 at either the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre or
the Royal Canadian Legion. All shows start at 8:00 pm and you can pay $17 per
show or buy a season pass for just $65 which must be one of the best deals around.
So far we have seen 3 of the shows and the Artistic Directors Mike Payne, Stephen Perchard and Jordan
Stringer must be very happy with the great turnouts for these events. First up
was “A Fine Tyme”, which is SWTF’s heart felt tribute to Newfoundland and its music.
We thought this performance was amazing and the songs seem to suit each singer
very well. Some songs were sung with all 9 performers and some allowed each
vocalist to perform individually. There is minimal instrumental accompaniment which
allows the performers voices really shine through. Don’t miss this one.
Hear great Newfoundland music at "A Fine Tyme"
On Saturday, July
6 we saw “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. This musical is suited to all ages
and there were quite a few families with young children in the audience who
especially seemed to like “Snoopy”. Like the comic strip, the play is a series
of short vignettes. We thought all the actors suited their parts and our
favourites vignettes included the Linus blanket sketch, the book report piece
with the oversized pencils and the Beethovensketch.
A scene from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Next we saw “West
Moon” on Monday, July 8. The play was written by one of Newfoundland’s best
known writers- Al Pittman and it deals with life in a Newfoundland outport from
the standpoint of a group of people of once lived in St. Kevins . The setting
is a graveyard and the play magically brings these people to life for one
evening (November 2, 1965) as they reminisce about times gone by.This is a powerful play which is very well
presented by SWTF. Stage West is also performing “The Anger in Ernest and
Ernestine” and “Marion Bridge” later in July and we are looking forward to those shows. For more
information and for a complete schedule check out: http://www.stagewesttheatrefestival.com/