History

The Clearview Community Theatre was formed in the summer of 1996 by a group of adults intent on producing a musical version of Scrooge for a cast of young people. Since then we have produced twenty-four shows in the community hall in Duntroon, two shows in the community hall in Avening, one show in Tollendale Village in Barrie, one show in the Clearview Community Church, one show in the Stayner Community Centre and a series of smaller shows in the Small Hall in Stayner. Last fall we produced our twenty-fifth major stage show by moving to the Great Northern Exhibition grounds.

We have also performed for many service clubs and in many nursing homes and seniors complexes. We have provided equipment and technical advice for many events and for several local schools.

As of the end of 2015, we have provided a meaningful theatrical experience for many people. Our actors number  240 ranging in age from 6 to 85. As well, over 130 people have worked on our Production Crews.

For a complete list of past shows find the link in the left-hand column.

Year End Review 2015-2016

July ‘15 ·         We hold our AGM at the home of Dr. Ives,

·         we elect a new Board of Directors,

·         we cast ‘Shrek the Musical’

August ‘15 ·         We begin vocals for ‘Shrek the Musical’

·         Zack Holloway dropped out of doing our website,

·         Hydro one installed our hydro meter at the barn,

September ‘15 ·         We begin blocking ‘Shrek the Musical’
October ‘15 ·         We continue blocking ‘Shrek the Musical’

·         We produce ‘Shrek the Musical’ in the G.N.E.

·         Chuck Baker let us use his school comm. System

·         A.C. Lighting lent us LED lighting for Shrek

·         Roger Robinson brought us in an array for Shrek

November ‘15 ·         We finish producing ‘Shrek the Musical’ in the G.N.E.

·         Our Township Grant report was submitted,

·         A new grant request was submitted for $2000

December ‘15 ·         We put a float in the Stayner Santa Claus Parade,

·         After the parade we went to the Good Shepherd and had a company party and watched the ‘Shrek’ DVD

·         We received $2000 grant for the Township

·         Ukulele Troupe performs at Stayner Nursing Home and the Waterside Lodge,

January ‘16 ·         We begin registration & rehearsals for 4 Travelling Troupes

·         Gren met with Chiron Bramberger to get quotes on creating a new and improved website with e-commerce,

February ‘16 ·         Board decided to hire Chiron Bramberger to design our website including a full ticket system,

·         We hold our Variety show at the Clearview Community Church

·         Board chooses ‘The Little Mermaid’ for our fall show

·         Nottawasaga Mechanical offers $1000 to group who gets the most on-line votes; everyone encouraged to vote,

·         The Board agrees to meet 60% of the Good Shepherd heating and utility costs

March ‘16 ·         We take a bus trip to see ‘Beauty and the Beast’,

·         Megan and Jessica were chosen to receive the ‘Wendy Stormes Award’ for 2016,

·         Board decides to continue with the Variety Show but to rebrand it more inline with ‘talent’,

·         We did sound for the Health and Leisure Showcase; we will not provide Troupes while it is still held on March Break week-end,

·         Board decides to participate in Music & Market in the Park for 2016; Diane & Desiree volunteer to organize this project,

April ‘16 ·         Diane reveals that we won the $1000 from Nottawasaga Mechanical,

·         We hold 2 dinner/concerts at the Clearview community Church,

·         We begin Troupe performances in nursing homes,

·         We officially announce ‘The Little Mermaid’ for fall 2016,

·         We announce ‘Little Mermaid’ auditions & require auditions to be reserved – 10 minute intervals

 

May ‘16

 

·         We continue Troupe performances in nursing homes,

·         Our final Troupe performance was for the Clearview Community Church,

·         Board decides to raise ticket prices for the fall show,

·         We decide to fund raise by leaning up Jennifer Ives lot in Stayner,

June ‘16 ·         Blue Mountain Tea offers to give us 1% of all sales in June,

·         We begin having a booth at Music in the Park on Thursday nights,

·         Board decides to use Simpletix for ticket sales for the fall show,

·         78 people audition for ‘Shrek the Musical’

·         We initiate a fundraising booth at Stayner’s Music in the Park