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Ray Henderson's Snow White & The Seven Dwarves Playing Showplace

For 20 years now, Ray Henderson and Arbor Theatre have been celebrating the Winter Holiday Season with adaptations of classics such as The Wizard of Oz, Camelot, Oliver Twist – The Dancical  and Cinderella – The Dancical.

Rehearsal for  Snow White & The Seven Dwarves

Rehearsal for Snow White & The Seven Dwarves

This year, Ray Henderson celebrates the 20th anniversary with Arbor Theatre with his special adaptation of Snow White & The Seven Dwarves, which plays at Showplace Performance Centre Thursday, December 10th and Friday, December 11th—both nights at 7 p.m.

"It's an unbelievable feeling to know that 20 years later, through the support and enthusiasm of this community, my passion is continually reenergized in putting together these productions," Ray tells PTBOCanada. "The spirit of the youth and veteran performers involved continue to inspire."

Snow White & The Seven Dwarves features Frances Loiselle, Aiden Wilson, Daniel Smith, Riley Tutert, Ethan King, Andrew Root, Noah Henderson, Tom Keat, Julia Pedlar, Andreanne Duplessis, Brad Brackenridge, Matt Gilbert, Anika Spasov, Alex Bemrose, Cian Aherne, Olivia Marshall, Mason Taylor, Tristan Onusko, Emerson Sheward, Tedd Bayne, Abby Davidson, Ashyln Hynes, Taryn Walsh, Anna Ogrodnik, Rachel Froggatt, Sam Baker, Kate Bemrose, Belle Onusko, Erin Masterson, Cheyenne Thompson, Chloe Wright, Livia Muir, Madeline Miller, Maddie Brown, Daria Hinton, Janice Murray, Jenna Flipowicz, Faith Dickinson, and Elsa Norton as "Princess Kitty".

Cameo appearances in the play will be made by Kate Ethier, Mike Judson and Adam Martignetti.

Some of the cast of  Snow White & The Seven Dwarves

Some of the cast of Snow White & The Seven Dwarves

Other Key People Involved In This Must Watch Production:

Set by Ron Taylor
Set painted by John Fewings
Costumes by Jennifer Sek
Stage Managed by Brianna Hill and Rachel Van Vliet
Music by Beau Dixon
Choreography by Madison Sheward
Written and Directed by Ray Henderson

Tickets are available at Showplace Box Office, 705.742.7469. $15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors, $8 for age 12 and under

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Showplace Benefit Concert For Arts Leader Ray Henderson Who Is Battling Post Concussion Syndrome

Pic via Showplace website

Pic via Showplace website

Showplace Performance Centre is holding a Fundraiser for Ray Henderson, a leader in the arts community for many years in Peterborough. For the past few months, Ray has been dealing with the debilitating effects of Post Concussion Syndrome after a series of concussions over the years. Ray has been off work and could be for some time after his latest concussion playing hockey, a sport he loves.

He has had to cease all activity, minimize stress, and get lots of rest. The benefit concert is raising money for Ray, and his wife and child.

For the past 20 years, Ray has been writing, producing, directing and performing in over 150 projects and productions.

Ray (at right) with Brent Butt (pic via Showplace)

Ray (at right) with Brent Butt (pic via Showplace)

As Artistic Director of Arbor Theatre, he has worked with the community's youth for years, most notably presenting his December Productions, involving children as young as 3 as well as many veterans of the stage.


The Showplace benefit concert takes place Sunday, February 2nd at 2 p.m. The stage will be filled with talented friends and supporters, in a comedy and music filled event.

The amazing lineup of performers include: Kate Ethier, Luke Foster, Kenn Gibb, Paul Nabuurs, Andrew Root, Dan Smith, Danny Bronson, Linda Kash, Bruce Hunter, Derek McGrath, Patrick McKenna, Peter Wildman, Geoff Bemrose, Rachel Bemrose, Chelsey Bennet, Jessica Burrett, Beau Dixon, Kait Dueck, Dan Fewings, The Foleys, Jordan Mack, Megan Murphy, Rob Phillips, Sean Quinlan, Wes Ryan, Jessica Lee, Kate Suhr and Lindsay Unterlander.

The Emcees are Tim Etherington and Catherine Hanrahan, and there will be door prizes and a silent auction with many fantastic items up for grabs as well.

Also, if you'd like to make a cash donation to the Henderson family, email here for deets.

More info here.

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