From 2010 to 2019, the Classic Theatre Festival (a project of Burning Passions Theatre) produced the Classic Hits of Broadway and the London Stage in Perth, Ontario, with the finest professional talent from across Canada. In addition, our youth troupe presented historic theatrical walking plays each summer: Perth through the Ages, and The Lonely Ghosts Walk, as well as the Classic Dinner Theatre.
Sadly, in 2020, the Festival had to suspend operations due to the Covid epidemic.
The company has now moved to Ottawa, and will relaunch the Festival in 2022 at Arts Court Theatre!
For information on our past seasons:
In 2013 we presented the comedy Star-Spangled Girl by Broadway legend, Neil Simon, followed by the comedy of marital mayhem, The Marriage-Go-Round by Leslie Stevens.
Our 2012 summer season presented two of the longest-running shows in Broadway history: the quirky, comic love story Two for the Seesaw (a Tony Award winner for Best Play by William Gibson) , and the hilarious romp about second chances, Mary, Mary, by the ever-popular Jean Kerr.
In 2011, the Festival won critical praise and audience raves for its production of two timeless romantic comedies Bell, Book and Candle by John van Druten, followed by The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog.
The Festival’s inaugural 2010 season featured Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, and The Voice of the Turtle by John van Druten.