A Message From the Artistic Director

Van Wilmott

Welcome to another exciting season at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre!

This past year has been a record-setting success and we have you to thank! It can be tricky business to find a balance of comedy, music and drama that will appeal to all generations of theatregoers. Best foot forward! We hope that you will find this new season to be just as exciting as the one we are in at present. Thanks again for taking the time to see what’s in store for 2017/2018.

As our audiences have come to expect, we open up the season with a new segment of our “Icon” series – Soul Sistas! This year we are putting the spotlight on two amazingly talented artists, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. We are excited to have Mayfield favourites Tara Jackson and Tiffany Deriveau along with a killer band to take us through the lives and music of these iconic women.

Year after year the hottest ticket in town during the holiday season is the Mayfield rock ‘n roll review. The runaway success of our time travel spoof of the 80’s a couple of years ago has forced us to answer the call. Yes it’s true! Back to the 80’s Part 2, a “new” Most Excellent Musical Adventure! Bill and Ted are back on a mission and it’s going to be a blast!

There is no better way to bring in the new year than with a new play from the master of quick wit, Norm Foster. The Ladies Foursome is as it suggests, a hilarious and heartwarming romp around 18 holes of golf by four very different women. There is apparently no subject off limits on this particular golf course as this foursome will shows us!

The jukebox musical of all musicals is up next when we present All Shook Up (no Elvis impersonators here). This is a bonafide big ‘book show’ that just happens to use Elvis Presley tunes as its score. Its win-win, with all those great tunes woven into a brilliant comedic story of love, mistaken identity and some good old fashioned rock ‘n roll!

Our season ends with a classic! One of the most popular small musicals ever staged, Forever Plaid graces the Mayfield stage after a nearly twenty year hiatus. A whirlwind 90 minute, one-act comedic musical with the top pop vocal hits of the 50’s as it’s soundtrack and the best four-part harmonies you will ever hear! The perfect summer musical, and the perfect way to cap off  what we hope you find to be a great season of theatre!

We sincerely appreciate your continued patronage and encourage you to join our growing subscriber family. Along with receiving discounted rates for each performance, you will also benefit from exclusive subscriber perks, including discounts at restaurants and hotels across Canada.

See you at the theatre.