We are extremely excited about the ‘Summer Troupe’s’ 2009 run of ‘Glimpses’. After last year’s successful first season of 44 shows, watched and enjoyed by visitors from all over the world, we are now ready with an even bigger and better show.
‘A look at our history through scene and song’
Glimpses is a series of vignettes, suitable for all ages, depicting interesting events in the history of this area from the landing of the first settlers to the tragic fire which destroyed St. John’s Anglican church on October 31st, 2001. The presentation is complemented by some very relevant slides. Glimpses premiered on July 4th, 2008 at the Fisheries Museum in Lunenburg and proceeded to run until September. Response was tremendous, both from local inhabitants and visitors alike. This year, the show has been expanded somewhat to include several more vignettes, some of which are quite light-hearted. In all, it is a thought provoking experience with many emotional ups and downs. All the songs are original from the pens of Hank Middleton, Vince Morash, Sherry Dean, Dave Brumwell, and Jon Allen. Admittance has been by donation with a portion of the proceeds going to local historical societies.
Performances: At The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg; running from July 9th to Sept 13th. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm. & Sunday at 3.30pm. (No shows Aug 2nd, 4th & 6th).
Approx length. 1hr 20mins.
In alphabetical order because we’re all equally important.
Jon Allen, Dave Brumwell, Arielle Detraz, Lyne Hoeg, Sharon Jackson, Dan Jaworski, John McGee, Janet Rae, Annie Stockdale.
Art Cole, Hank Middleton & Derek Pelley.
Vignettes. Lyrics and Music by:
This is my Town. Jon Allen.
Lunenburg Township. Hank Middleton.
A Visit to the Doctor. Hank Middleton & Dave Brumwell.
Sack of Lunenburg. Dave Brumwell.
Young Teaser. Jon Allen.
Mistress to the Sea. Hank Middleton.
Gallows Hill. Jon Allen.
Arthur Tanner. Sherry Dean.
Mary Celeste. Dave Brumwell.
Change my Hat. Dave Brumwell. Music Hank Middleton.
Romantic life of the Fisherman. Hank Middleton.
Monument. Vince Morash.
Captain Angus. Vince Morash.
The Reo. Hank Middleton.
Down in Lunenburg. Hank Middleton.
Sausage Loving Alien. Dave Brumwell. Music Brumwell/Cochrane
October 31st 2001. Jon Allen.
This is our Town (reprise). Jon Allen.
Applause for production: “I want to recommend seeing the theatre production ‘Glimpses’ being performed throughout the summer season at the Fisheries Museum on the third floor. It is a thoroughly enjoyable and educational musical romp through Lunenburg’s colourful history. The pace is brisk, the script witty, the original music is wonderful and the energetic cast is superb. I would think that anyone – whether a long-time local, new resident or “just passing through” tourist – would greatly enjoy this production. My 10-year-old Grand-twins enjoyed every minute of it, as did all the other audience members, young and old! Applause to this talented group of musicians and thespians for offering such a fine production”.
Four Stars! CIEL DUKE. Corkums Island.
DD, New York City, Excellent. The Spirit was terrific!
AM, Brantford, ON, Amazing!
RM, South Dakota, Thanks – great show!
NR, Garden Lots, Just loved it
CV, Manila, Philippines, Fantastic Job!
CH, Toronto & Vancouver, Absolutely delightful!
AG, Ottawa, ON, Awesome singing!
D & FS, Halifax, NS, Entertaining, Informative!
FK & AA, Princeton, NJ, Bravissimi! Thank you for your stories and your beautiful voices!
SZ, Lunenburg, Wonderful Show!
JR, Halifax. NS , Marvellous and so original!
CS, Arlington, VA, Better than Broadway. Super Duper Cool!!
CB, Bermuda, Very moving. Illuminating!
W & PT, Edmonton, AB, Outstanding!
E & CC, London, England, We loved it!
PM, Bavaria, Germany, Great show!
NW, Lunenburg, This is our Town
H & ES, Scotland & Lunenburg, Wonderful show!
R & VW, Huntington, CA, Great
B & AP, Fredricton, NB, Absolutely fab. Great show
Thanks to Ralph Getson and the Fisheries Museum.
And to the ‘South Shore Players’ costume department.