One of last season’s “must see “ shows at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival in Cow Head was Newfoundland Vinyl which celebrated Newfoundland music from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. And as Jeff Pitcher, the festival director told us recently “How could we resist not putting together another show with different songs and different performers for this season. There are so many great songs written by Newfoundlanders from that era. And a real bonus is having Allison Crowe, a talented singer/songwriter in her own right as the musical director for the show." This year’s version- Newfoundland Vinyl – The Flip Side presents 20 songs that vary from the serious “Men who die for a Living” to the humorous “Seven Old Ladies” who get stuck in a lavatory. The cast features 5 musicians and Ed and Ed who provide a comedic backdrop with their attempts to MC the show. The night we saw it we had my brother and his wife in tow and they loved the show even though many of the songs weren’t familiar to them since they live in Victoria, B.C. The show was sold out the night we were there so if you are planning to see it you should purchase tickets as soon as possible. For more information on TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival schedule or to book tickets to a show see- www.theatrenewfoundland.com or call 1-877-243-2899.
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