Goderich Little Theatre
Each fall since the 1940s, the Goderich Little Theatre (GLT) has launched a season, making it one of the longest-running community theatre troupes in Ontario. In 1983, the GLT purchased a deteriorating 1840-era harness shop and renovated it into the historic venue, The Livery, which serves as a charming backdrop for its productions.
This winter’s playbill contains everything that the Goderich Little Theatre has become known for: a hilarious comedy, a sprawling Christmas show, a smart, modern drama and a Broadway-style musical.
Over the River and Through the Woods opens the season in October. The play is billed as “a warm-hearted, boisterously funny, and touching story about intergenerational relationships, deep familial love, and the inevitable little heartbreaks that occur as time passes and children grow”. The audience will roar as they follow Nick’s grandparents' schemes to prevent him from moving across the country and out of their weekly Sunday dinners. Oct. 13-23.
Director Duncan McGregor is known for sprawling productions and engaging stories and this year he has adapted two stories for the Christmas show at The Livery. Mistletoes and Tales is two warm, funny Christmas stories designed for kids from “four to 104” using elf and animal heroes, puppets, music and much more. This production will be a delightful way for the whole family to celebrate the festive season. Dec. 8-18.
When it’s cold and wintery outside, what better way to spend some time indoors than with a good puzzle, especially when the puzzle is wrapped inside a play? Proof by David Auburn won a Pulitzer and a Tony for the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father, and an unexpected suitor. They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof. Proof is a play that explores family, truth, gender and mental health. What is the truth and who is telling it? A smart, entertaining, and modern riddle for us to try to solve! Feb. 23 to March 5, 2023.
The 2022-2023 season will close with The Addams Family - A New Musical a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. May 4-21, 2023.
For tickets and showtimes, please visit www.thelivery.ca 35 South St. Goderich 519-524-6262