Saturday, June 01, 2019

Gros Morne Theatre Festival lights up the calendar

Gros Morne National Park, one of the world’s magnificent natural treasures, grows ever-more magical each Summer with the Gros Morne Theatre Festival (GMTF). The 2019 season opens tonight! “17 Men”, a fun, joyful, docu-drama written and directed by Theatre Newfoundland and Labradors Artistic Director Jeff Pitcher, launches a Summer of bountiful wonder – indoors and outdoors – where Vikings once encamped, music and theatre adventurers now trek.

Allison Crowe, made of the same billion year-old carbon as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and a galaxy of bards along with us all, delights in the GMTF celebration – behind-and-on-stage this year with three shows in the line-up:

Newfoundland Vinyl – runs June 7 – August 30: A marvellous cast of musicians and actors renew NL's popular songs of the 'vinyl' era. Allison Crowe returns as Musical Director and Director - w. co-Director Adam Brake - of this rollicking hit. (

SS Ethie Dinner Theatre – runs June 22 – August 31: Allison Crowe joins the ensemble in two roles: Cassie Brown and Tom. Based on the true story of a steam ship that ran aground just south of Cow Head in 1919. By Shane Ellis Coates. Directed by Jeff Pitcher. (

Neddy Norris Night – runs July 18 – August 29: Allison Crowe's part of the stellar cast to deliver traditional music and stories of Newfoundland in this perennial GMTF favourite. Directed by Stephanie Payne. (

Gros Morne Theatre Festival full calendar and show info @  Ticket Box Office: (709) 639-7238 or toll-free 1-877-243-2899 Performances are presented in The Warehouse Theatre, next-door-to, and The Ethie Room in, Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins Conference Centre, 193 Main Street, Cow Head, NL A0K 2A0. For info on getting to Gros Morne National Park visit  “Come see our stories and hear our songs” – GMTF, 24 years in beautiful Cow Head, Gros Morne, NL, Canada, Earth.

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