Message From Norm Foster - 2019 Season

Posted Dec 12th, 2018 in In the News, Norm Foster, Blog

Norm Foster on our 2018 Season and what he's looking forward to in 2019!


2018 Season - Looking Back

I was very pleased with the artistic success of the Foster Festival in 2018. Ticket sales aside, which I was also very impressed with, I think the quality of our productions seems to improve with each season. We did a show called Renovations For Six which featured an all-star cast of six very fine actors. We had director Jim Mezon, one of the best known actor/directors in the entire country direct one of our shows. And the two new plays that I wrote for the season, Renovations For Six and Come Down From Up River were departures for me in content and in style and yet they still seemed to appeal to our Foster Festival audiences. Plus, both of those plays are scheduled for productions elsewhere in the coming year. 

2019 Season - Looking Ahead

I’m excited for our 2019 season because I will be on stage again in Hilda’s Yard, we will be doing our first musical Beside Myself which I wrote with my friend Steve Thomas, and I have another play called The Writer which will cover new ground for me in content and style once again.

Hilda's Yard, Norm Foster & AD Patricia Vanstone

Norm Foster & Patricia Vanstone in Hilda's Yard, Upper Canada Playhouse 2015


Set in 1956, Hilda's Yard is a delightful comedy that sparkles with unexpected twists and turns. We are also very excited to see Norm Foster& Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone reunite on stage as Sam & Hilda Fluck. Holy toot! You’re going to love it!

You will also have a chance to meet Mr. Foster at one of our Post-Show Talk Backs in our Fore & Aft Lounge.

Artist Talk Back Dates | Hilda's Yard | Fore & Aft Lounge

  • Wednesday, July 10 » 2pm performance
  • Sunday, July 14 » 2pm performance
  • Thursday, July 18 » 2pm performance
  • Friday, July 19 » 8pm performance 
  • Sunday, July 21 » 2pm performance
  • Tuesday, July 23 » 2pm performance – Post-Show Talk Back

The Foster Festival is Humour with Heart in the Heart of Niagara. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

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Renovations for Six, World Premiere 2018, Norm Foster Comedy Festival

Peter Keleghan, Wes Berger, Nora McLellan, Leah Pinsent & William Vickers, Renovations For Six, 2018


2019 marks our fourth season which includes of the finest of Norm Foster’s comedies!

First up is a Foster World Premiere The Writer – explores the parent child connection with touching clarity as the paternal care-giver becomes the cared for. The show runs from June 19 – July 5, 2019.

Next is a Foster Greatest Hit Hilda's Yard - Hilda’s Yard reunites Norm Foster & Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone as Sam & Hilda Fluck. Holy toot! You’re going to love it! July 10 - July 26, 2019.

Our final show of the summer is Foster’s second World Premiere and a NEW MUSICAL! – Beside Myself. Reuniting Norm Foster and composer Steve Thomas - co-creators of audience favourites Jasper Station, Race Day and Sitting Pretty, Beside Myself is a sweet musical examination of love lost and found. July 31 - August 17, 2019.

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