An Afternoon Affair Rescheduled & Why We Need You This Summer

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It seems summer has come early, and while we are excited for days spent in the garden or lakeside in cottage country, the glory of unseasonably nice weather this early in the year also signals the drop in attendance for many live performance events (unless of course you are one of our peers operating a Theatre Port-side!)

In spite of our crossed fingers, our spectacular fundraiser event An Afternoon Affair (which was added to help alleviate our ongoing cash crunch) has not garnered the ticket sales we hoped it would, and as such we are rescheduling the event for September 15, 2024. 

I’ve just returned from Montreal where the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) held their annual five-day conference, hosting roughly 250 arts leaders from over 115 companies, who traveled from coast to coast to coast to be there. While it was an incredibly inspiring week filled with stories of passion and determination, the reality remains that the professional Theatre industry is still very much on the path to recovery and stability. Regardless of the fact that the appetite to talk about the dreaded “P-word” has certainly fallen out of favor, for most companies in our sector (which like many other not-for-profit and charitable organizations have always run on very tight budgets) returning to a break-even base line and not having to worry about cash flow on the daily is still 12-24 months away.

An Afternoon Affair at Adamo Estate Winery is sure to be an exceptional event, and one that is anticipated to raise funds greatly needed to support the Theatre Orangeville programming that you all know and love - which is why we have rescheduled instead of canceling. We’ve received many notes from patrons that they are sorry to miss it, but the June calendar is just simply too full. 

We are so fortunate at Theatre Orangeville to operate within such a vibrant arts and culture community and to have the wonderful support of our patrons, donors, sponsors and grantors alike, but we aren’t in a position to wind down for the summer and gear back up in the Fall. There’s never been a time when we needed you more.

As your summer schedule begins to fill and you’re dotting the ‘I’s and crossing the ‘T’s on your calendar, please check out our upcoming events and include us in your summer plans. Don’t wait to buy your tickets, do it now. Commit to a great evening (or afternoon) of world-class entertainment that will undoubtedly make the list of your favorite summer memories.

Theatre Orangeville Summer Event Listing

Leisa Way’s Opry Gold June 25th to 27th

Mean Girls - High School Version presented by the Theatre Orangeville Young Company July 26th to 28th

Summer Arts Fest at Mount Alverno August 16th to 18th

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe presented by the Theatre Orangeville Young Company August 23rd to 25th

An Afternoon Affair a fundraiser supporting YOUR Theatre September 15th

And don’t forget, subscriptions for next season’s sensational line up are on sale now!

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