Welcome to

THE NEW SUNSHINE FESTIVAL 2018

Enjoy a daytrip or overnight
to the Sunshine City!

June 12th To October 6th, 2018

OL’ BLUE EYES
COMES TO SIMCOE COUNTY

A Frank Sinatra musical biography!
June 12th to the 30th

NIAGARA FOOLS

Inspired lunacy by the author
of Dog Park Jamboree!
August 7th to 25th

GET HAPPY!

A new Musical Revue about young love, and channelling your inner Judy Garland.
July 10th to 28th

A NIGHTINGALE SANG. . .

The music and life of
Dame Vera Lynn.
September 18th to October 6th

WELCOME TO OUR 2018 SEASON

Our 2017 season was well received and well attended and we expect 2018 to be even better! We’re offering four shows instead of three and a number of new day trips to please every taste and pocket book. We’ve also developed two new overnight packages, featuring The Island Princess in Orillia and the Lady Muskoka in Bracebridge.

Besides being a convenient distance from major centres, Orillia has all the amenities and attractions you would expect from a first class getaway; be it for a daytrip, or an overnight stay. We have excellent accommodation, places to eat, a wonderful lake side park and a host of other attractions to compliment your trip to the theatre.

This year, we are also introducing an exciting new offer for the travel trade. Any company that books and successfully sells two or more trips to Orillia with the New Sunshine Festival, will get a 25% discount on the theatre ticket portion of their first booking. (A minimum of two of your bus bookings, each booking consisting of 30 or more persons must attend for the discount to apply).
We are in the business of presenting live theatre to the group travel trade, accompanied by companion activities that make your trip to Orillia an occasion to remember!

GROUP BOOKING INFORMATION

We provide two complimentary tickets for driver & guide. Prices are based on a minimum of 30 patrons per booking, please in- quire about pricing for smaller numbers. Transportation is not included.
Dog Park Jamboree 2017 Season
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2. We require confirmation of the number of attendees one month prior to your booked date to come and see our show.
3. A seating plan and map will be e-mailed upon receiving your cheque or credit card info. Tickets can be mailed or held at the box office. All performances will be held in the OCC theatre excepting A Nightingale Sang, location TBA.
4. From that point on the numbers of ticket you booked can go up, but not down. There are no refunds.
Tickets only, $30.00 per person

OL’ BLUE EYES COMES TO SIMCOE COUNTY

June 12th to the 30th
Directed by Jason Franco
Frank’s been playing a weekend of shows in the ballroom at the Royal York Hotel. Heavy fog comes in and shuts down Toronto International, for what the weatherman says could be days, so flying to his next gig on his leased Constellation is out. His business manager hires a bus and they set out for their next engagement in Sault Saint Marie Michigan, but the bus breaks down on Highway 11 on the outskirts of Orillia. Frank’s loss is the City’s gain, when he acknowledges the help of the community in getting him back on the road with a free concert. Favourite Frank Sinatra tunes and anecdotes about his remarkable life, as told by the man himself, accompanied by a swinging combo, it’s magic for everyone in love with the era and the music of the Chairman of the Board.

LUNCH CRUISE + PLUS SHOW!
NOON: Board The Island Princess Cruise Boat for a 1-1/2 hour cruise on beautiful Lake Couchiching. A delicious, hot luncheon buffet will be served in the main cabin, which is completely enclosed, in case of inclement weather.
2:00 PM: See Ol’ Blue Eyes, Get Happy!, Niagara Fools or Starstruck . . at the OCC. $82.00 per person including tax and gratuity.
A MATINEE PLUS A STEAK BARBECUE DINNER CRUISE!
2:00 PM: See Ol’ Blue Eyes, Get Happy!, Niagara Fools or A Nightingale Sang . . at the OCC.
5:00 PM: Board The Island Princess Cruise Boat for a 1-1/2 hour cruise on beautiful Lake Couchiching. A delicious, steak will be cooked to order for each member of the group and served in the main cabin along with delicious sides and desert. You will be homeward bound by 6:45 PM, so in most instances, you can do the return trip in daylight.
$87.00 per person including tax and gratuity.
CRUISE + MARIPOSA MARKET + PLUS SHOW!
10:30 Board The Island Princess Cruise Boat for a 1 hour cruise on beautiful Lake Couchiching.
Noon: Just up the road from the dock, find the Mariposa Market, an old fashioned country store with a Canada-wide reputation! Have luncheon and experience the charm of years gone by, then stroll around our downtown for sightseeing and shopping before the theatre.
2:00 PM: See Ol’ Blue Eyes, Get Happy!, Niagara Fools or A Nightingale Sang . . at the OCC. $65.00 per person including tax and gratuity.

GET HAPPY!

A new Musical Revue based on a concept by Jason Franco Directed and choreographed by Jason Franco
July 10th to 28th
Get Happy – The Songs of Judy Garland. When two friends find Judy Garland super-fan Mary inconsolable after a break-up, they do everything they can to cheer her up. What better way to do that than to sing, dance and relive highlights of Judy’s stellar career? Get Happy features songs from her most popular movies such as ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to ground breaking live performances and duets that made her a household name. Who knows, Judy may even appear herself!

TEMPTING TOURS ASHORE CANTONESE DELIGHT
12:00 NOON: The Golden Wok Buffet and Lounge greets you with a fresh, expertly prepared Chinese buffet at a most reasonable price. Chose from dozens of your favourite Cantonese Canadian favourites, pip- ing hot and constantly refreshed. The restaurant is newly decorated, comfortable and just minutes from our theatre. Walking there following luncheon is easily accomplished.
2:00 PM: See Ol’ Blue Eyes, Get Happy!, Niagara Fools or A Nightingale Sang . . at the OCC. $47.00 per person including tax and gratuity.
HAWK RIDGE HOSPITALITY
12:00 NOON: Elegant dining overlooking the Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club Grounds, with warm friendly servers and top notch food; a three course meal served to the table.
(Menu available upon booking)
2:00 PM: See Ol’ Blue Eyes, Get Happy!, Niagara Fools or A Nightingale Sang . . at the OCC. $55.00 per person including tax and gratuity.
THE MARVELLOUS MARIPOSA MARKET
12:00 NOON: In the heart of Orillia’s Downtown find the Mariposa Market, an old fashioned country store with a Canada-wide reputation! Have luncheon and experience the charm of years gone by, then stroll around our downtown for sightseeing and shopping before the theatre!
2:00 PM: See Ol’ Blue Eyes, Get Happy!, Niagara Fools or A Nightingale Sang . . at the OCC. $47.00 per person including tax and gratuity.

NIAGARA FOOLS!

By David Fanstone August 7th to 25th
We’ve got the wedding bell blues, honeymoon hi-jinks, wine tasting wackiness and a strip-o-gram that mysteriously appears in Act Two, all un-wrapped in Niagara Fools, the eighth wonder of the comedy world, brought to you by the writer of last years smash hit, Dog Park Jamboree. You’ll be renewing your vows to see this farce again and again, on the off chance Elvis might show up to do the ceremony! Inspired madness that will make you laugh and bring you to your feet!

MORE TEMPTING TOURS ASHORE
Laugh With Leacock
11:00 AM: Your excursion starts at the Stephen Leacock Museum and National Historic Site, situated by one of the prettiest bays on Lake Couchiching. Veteran writer and Leacock enthusiast Jim Foster will give an 1/2 hour humourous presentation on the master humourist’s life and writing. followed by a fascinating tour of Leacock’s summer home.
12:15 PM: Then it’s a short walk across the property for lunch, which will be served in Swan- more Hall, the Leacock Museum’s interpretive centre, which looks out over the fabled Old Brewery Bay and the Leacock Boat House – delicious food and you’ll think you’ve stepped back in time! (menu available on inquiry)
2:00 PM: to see Ol’ Blue Eyes, Get Happy!, Niagara Fools or A Nightingale Sang . . at the OCC.
$70.00 per person including tax and gratuity. Market, Matinee and Munchies to Go!
12:00 NOON: We start with the Mariposa Market, an old fashioned country store with a Canada-wide reputation! Have luncheon and experience the charm of years gone by, then enjoy sightseeing and shopping before the theatre!
2:00 PM: to see Ol’ Blue Eyes, Get Happy!, Niagara Fools or A Nightingale Sang . . at the Enjoy the Best Simcoe OCC. County has to offer!
4:00 PM: Stop at Country Produce on your way out of town, and shop for the finest, freshest fruits, vegetables, and baking a country general store can offer; samples will be offered as you browse amongst the many offerings and each member of your party will receive a complimentary 250 ml bottle of Shaw’s Maple Syrup on departure.
$57.00 per person including tax and gratuity.

A NIGHTINGALE SANG. . .

September 18th to October 6th
Come and enjoy the story and hit songs of the worlds most beloved songbird and World War II Allied Inspiration, Dame Vera Lynn. All the hits are there, We’ll Meet Again, Berkeley Square, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, White Cliffs of Dover, wrapped around stories about Vera Lynn’s exceptional career, accompanied by a combo that just lives and breathes the music of the times. So close the black out curtains, put on your one good dress, break out that last pair of black market nylons and come and see us, for a show full of nostalgic music and great memories!

MORE TEMPTING TOURS ASHORE
THE STEAK OUT
11:00 PM: Arrive at the OPP General Headquarters and visit the OPP Museum, a fascinating look at policing in Ontario for over a hundred years, with many intriguing exhibits and vintage vehicles.
12:00 NOON: Eat a tasty luncheon in the Steak Out, the OPP staff restaurant. (Menu Available on booking)
2:00 PM: to see Ol’ Blue Eyes, Get Happy!, Niagara Fools or A Nightingale Sang . . at the OCC.
$47.00 per person including tax and gratuity
THE DOWNTOWNER
12:00 NOON: In the heart of Orillia’s Downtown find the Mariposa Market, an old fashioned country store with a Canada-wide reputation! Have luncheon and experience the charm of years gone by, then stroll around our downtown for sightseeing and shopping before the theatre!
2:00 PM: see Ol’ Blue Eyes, Get Happy!, Niagara Fools or A Nightingale Sang . . at the OCC.
4:00 PM: Before, departure, we have a seat reserved for everyone at Rustica Pizza Vino in the same block as The Mariposa Market, for a delicious dessert and a cup of their famous coffee. Guaranteed to keep you warm and cozy all the way home!
$56.00 per person including tax and gratuity