The theatre has staged a wide range of creative performances and community events. View these archives to learn more about some of our past productions.

 

2017

 

the music man

Directed By: Thea Burton
Music Direction: Michael Nelson

Starring: Justin Brown, Becca Guilderson.

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

QAAW brought this classic musical to life on the stage of the Fountain Performing Arts Centre with lively choreography, familiar musical numbers, bright costumes, and a cast of talent against a backdrop of welcoming, traditional sets. It was hard not to root for true love in this classic story of

faith county ii: an evening of culture

Directed By: Brenda Ley, Lisa Lee

Starring: Andy Ashdown, Lilly Ashdown, Carole Ball, Geoff Ball, Melissa Mooore, David Foley, Pam Moore, Janel Swain.

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

A cast of actors making their QAAW debuts, many stepping on stage for the first time, this show was skillfully delivered with comedic timing and physical entertainment. Audiences left the theatre laughing at this story poking fun at community theatres taking on high art. Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused.

grease

Directed By: Mike Butler
Music Direction: Michael Nelson
Choreography: Becca Guilderson

Starring: Georgia Bauer, Jemita Buchanan, Kate Hubley, Becca Guilderson, Hillary Webb, Peter Mackey, David Simpson, Ben Lohr, Isaac Payne, Simon Pawlowski.  

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

A fan-favourite, this show had sold out houses on nearly every performance. Audiences left smiling from ear to ear after two hours of memories, laughs, and amazing entertainment. Newcomers Georgia and Peter recreated the beloved main character with ease, and they were supported by a strong cast of Pink Ladies and Greasers. Grease was the word , January 2017!


2016

 

into the woods

Directed By: Mark Wainman
Music Direction: Katrina Salmon
Choreography: Greg Palmer

Starring: Anders Balderston, Becca Guilderson, Brenda Bailey, Simon Pawlowski, Meghan McLean, Tamara Fifield, Ray Baltzer, Scott McKinnon, Margaret Champion, Chris Bolton, Jemita Buchanan, Sherry Bishop, Olivia Lee, Nicole Grass, Thea Burton, Laura Gillis, Katie Goddard, Logan Levesque, Greg Palmer.

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

A magical combination of set design, costume design, and brilliant vocal and acting chops brought audience members into a steam punk inspired vision of what it truly means to go into the woods of our own vices and how that journey can change us. An all start cast, this title drew auditions from all corners of the province, and introduced QAAW fans to several amazing new talents!

the little mermaid

Directed By: Toven MacLean
Music Direction: Roger Taylor
Choreography: Greg Palmer, Olivia Lee, Christy Hodder, Krista Lunn

Starring: Maya Read, Greg Palmer, Steve Roe, Katie Goddard, Mark Wainman, Amanda Mullally, Ray Baltzer, Kaylee Harding, Kendalyn Benedict, Olivia Lee, Alyssa Lynch, Kerry Lawrence, Ally Loiselle, Nicole Grass, Jazlyn Alchin, Ben Nickerson, Reil Reddick-Stevens, Anya den Hartog.

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

Laurie O'Brien's costume design and creation took centre stage as the cast transformed into a sea of colourful creatures. Maya Read, in her final performance with QAAW before moving to study Musical Theatre at Sheridan, showed her immense talent as a singer, dancer, and actor as she led this fantastic cast through a fan-favourite story.

five women wearing the same dress

Directed By: Lisa Lee and Brenda Ley

Starring: Angela Grant, Ashley Langille, Josie Lake, Jeannie Myles, Hillary Webb, Logan Webb

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

This show was the acting debut for three of the six actors in the performance.  Audiences were wowed by the stage presence shown by the entire cast in the show, which challenged the traditional views on marriage and relationships.  A gorgeous and intimate set was the backdrop for a dialogue that brought us from laughter to tears and back.

annie

Directed By: Thea Burton
Music Direction: Michael Nelson
Choreography: Emily Gore, Olivia Lee, Caroline Burton

Starring: Hannah Moore, Steve Roe, Jemita Aucoin, Scott McKinnon, Hillary Webb, Kerry Lawrence, Mark Wainman, Ray Baltzer, Greg Palmer

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

Hannah Moore made her QAAW debut with the role of Annie, winning hearts of audience members each performance.  A beautiful New York City skyline was the backdrop to a 68 member cast.  Veteran QAAW actors, such as Ray Baltzer, Greg Palmer, Mark Wainman, and Sherry Bishop, joined a stellar group of debuting leads, including Hannah Moore, Steve Roe, Jemita Aucoin, Hillary Webb, and Kerry Lawrence.

 

2015

 

You're a good man charlie brown

Directed By: Mark Wainman
Music Direction: Nicole Barrett
Choreography

Starring: Joseph Gnemmi, Greg Palmer, Alan Slipp, Elsa Hodder, Meggie McKay, Ben Nickerson

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

The Peanuts gang, inspired by Charles Schulz, played to appreciative audiences.  A simple yet artistic set design brought theatre-goers into the familiar world of the comic strips.  Costumes and props we designed and created to scale, including a six foot tall doghouse for Snoopy, which made even the over 6' tall Alan Slipp look like an eight year old Schroeder.

 

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Directed By: Alan Tupper

Starring: Jane Kerr, Ashley Langille, Lisa Lebrasseur, Tracy Churchill, Terri Bowlby-Chiasson, Lorraine Lazier

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

An inspired group of actresses guided the audience through a rollercoaster of emotion, leaving few eyes dry by curtain call.  The carefree nature of the characters in the script was challenged by the backdrop of a tragic story.  The actresses navigated flawlessly between love, loss, joy, sadness, anger, pain and passion.

CINDERELLA: THE MUSICAL

Directed By: Toven MacLean
Music Direction: Katrina Salmon
Choreography: Christy Hodder

Starring: Elsa Hodder, Greg Palmer, Brenda Bailey, Ray Baltzer, Sherry Bishop, Chloe Bruce, Thea Burton, Evan Matthews, Maya Read, Riel Reddick-Stevens, Zack Collins

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

QAAW kicked off the 2015 season with this magical story inspiring us all to believe in ourselves.  A stunning cyclorama, accented by a striking, curved staircase set the stage for this Rodgers and Hammerstein's fairy tale.  Cinderella's dress delighted audiences as they watch Cinderella magically transform from a servant girl to a princess right before their eyes.

 

2014

 

Little Shop of horrors

Directed By: Mark Wainman
Music Direction: Katrina Salmon
Choreography: Rachael Bouwman (w/ coaching from Christy Hodder)

Starring: Andrew Canete, Olivia Lee, Logan Levesque, Maya Read, Nicole Langdon, Ben Nickerson, Aidan Fisk, MacKenzie Fisher, Michaelangelo Jong, Isaac McWhinnie, Anthony Canete, Hayley Brown

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

QAAW's first Youth Experience Production was a stunning success, bringing together youth community members including actors, production team members, tech workers and musicians accented by a professional quality set of puppets made by Laurie O'Brien.

THE SECRET GARDEN: THE MUSICAL

Directed By: Toven MacLean
Music Direction: Jeff Smith
Choreography: Christy Hodder

Starring: Rachel Bobbitt, Marshall Josey, Alan Slipp, Maya Read, Michael Dennis, Dan White, Elsa Hodder

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

Powerful vocal talents carried this wonderful show of friendship and forgiveness into the QAAW archives.

 
 

DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER 

Directed by: Junie Hutchinson
 

Starring: Paul Abela, Linda Levy Fisk, Mike Butler, Sonya Pineo, Jane Kerr, Alan Tupper

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

A stunning set design was the backdrop to the 2014 March Comedy, which had audience members rolling in the aisles as they tried to keep up with this fast-paced farce, filled with mistaken identity and marital infidelity. 

OKLAHOMA!

Directed By: Mark Wainman
Music Direction: Katrina Salmon
Choreography: Christy Hodder

Starring: Elsa Hodder, Scott McKinnon, Caroline Burton, Greg Palmer, Brenda Bailey, Alan Tupper, Neil MacQuarrie

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

With wonderful vocals, inspired choreography, and a mixed cast of experienced and new actors, QAAW delighted audiences with Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, in January 2014.

 

2013

 

Summer Youth Camps

Our 2013 Summer Youth Camps performed Big Bad and The Ever After. 

Location: Christ Church, Windsor

Our student employees who organized and directed the 2013 camps were Alexa Isenor and Micaela Comeau.

42nd Street: The Musical

Directed By: Toven MacLean
Music Direction: Jeff Smith
Choreography: Elsa and Christy Hodder

Starring: Elsa Hodder, Brandon Roach, Thea Burton, Alan Slipp, Sherry Bishop, Ray Baltzer, Neil MacQuarrie, Stephanie Hood, Charlotte Doane, Emily MacMillan, Nico Castro, Duncan MacAulay, Mark Wainman

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

A collaboration with King's-Edgehill School, this musical Tap Danced its way into the hearts of viewers.  

The Long Weekend

Directed By: Junie Hutchinson

Starring: Mike Butler, Robert Lee, Linda Levy Fisk, Lisa Lee

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

A fabulous set, four strong leads, and an unexpected twist at the end, this successful farce left audience members chuckling even after the curtain call.

 

2012

 

Glory Days

Directed By: Michelle Herx
Music Direction: Roger Taylor

Starring: Meggie McKay, Mark Wainman, Brenda Bailey, Ian Shaw, Doug Murley, Katherine Meuse, Troy Lang, Mike Paris

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

As part of the ten-year celebrations for Quick As A Wink Theatre Society, Michelle Herx dusted off the script for her original play, based on historical events from Windsor.  Author and poet, George Elliott Clarke, honoured opening night with a reading from one of his works.  Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage (2009-2013), Percy Paris, also supported opening night.  The show was a great success and served as a launching pad from which QAAW embarked into its second decade of community theatre.

Summer Youth Camps

Our 2012 Summer Youth Camps performed Dragon in the Mix.

Jane Eyre: The Musical

Directed By: Toven MacLean
Music Direction: Jeff Smith

Starring: Nicola Lannan, Alan Slipp, Sherry Bishop, Emily MacMillan, Elsa Hodder, Joanna Bond, Rachel Bobbitt

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

With an unforgettable orchestral score, this powerful and emotional musical showcased the incredible vocal and acting talent of our local thespians.

2012 Winkie Awards Ceremony

Quick As A Wink Theatre Society recognized 15 QAAW Members with Winkie Awards, the theatre society's biennial awards ceremony.

Rumors

Directed By: Junie Hutchinson

Starring: Brenda Ellis, Brian Cottam, Linda Levy Fisk, Mike Butler, Andrew Harvie, Brenda Brown, Alan Tupper, Lisa Lee

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

Neil Simon's Rumours required impeccable timing, great pacing, lots of energy, and an accomplished group of actors who could improvise, and our hilarious cast pulled it off with great success.

 
 

2011

 

A Little Princess: The Musical

Directed By: Junie Hutchinson and Toven MacLean

Starring: Elsa Hodder, Jim Horne, Lorraine Lazier, Meggie McKay, Nicola Lannan, Mike Butler

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

This heartwarming tale featured a large cast, including a talented group of girls as the school pupils.

Summer Youth Camps

Our 2011 Summer Youth Camps performed Peggy the Pint-Sized Pirate.  

Little Women: The Musical

Directed By: Toven MacLean
Music Direction: Jeff Smith

Starring: Kerri Beazley, James Bentley, Nicola Lanna, Clara Hodder, Phillip Gnemmi, Peter Gibson, Emily MacMillan, Elsa Hodder, Sherry Bishop, Ray Baltzer, Janis McCulloch

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

The first collaboration between King's-Edgehill School and Quick As A Wink Theatre was a huge success.  Adapted from the Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, Little Women follows the story of the beloved March sisters as they grew up in Civil War America.

The Odd Couple: Female Version

Directed By: Junie Hutchinson

Starring: Brenda Ellis, Lorraine Lazier

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

A play making observations about friendships and how we tolerate the eccentricities and quirks of those who are closest to us.

 
 
 

2010

 

King Island Christmas

Directed By: Michelle Herx
Music Direction: Kim Bishop

Starring: Jason Tucker, Ernie Robinson, Tom Webb, Brenda Bailey, Jonah Houck, Kaleigh Lerette

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

A marvelous true and heartwarming story of human courage, tenderness and faith. The second performance of this show by QAAW. 

Golf: The Musical

Quick As A Wink performed experts from Golf: The Musical in July 2010.

Too Soon for Daisies

Directed By: Junie Hutchinson

Starring: Diana Bishop, Cherie Zinck, Sharon MacDonald

Location: Fountain Performing Arts Centre

A runaway train of comedy in the British Style.

 

2009

 

Snowbirds

Directed By: Alan Tupper

Starring: Michelle Herx and Dennis Herx

Location: Kingsway Gardens

Snowbirds follows the Park Family and Friends as they navigate their way through the holidays.

Pied Piper: The Musical

Directed By: Michelle Herx
Music Direction: Kevin Barnes

Starring: Joe Gnemmi, Lorna Wood Houck, Tom Webb, Taylor Yeomans, Michel Doyon

Location: Windsor Legion

This musical version of the well-loved family classic teaches the age-old lesson of keeping your word, or face the consequences of your deception.

Spirit

Directed By: Junie Hutchinson and Michel Doyon

Starring: Diana Bishop

Location: Kingsway Gardens

The Happy Hollow Rest Home brings together a variety of delightful characters.  From the hilarious scenes to the touching finale, this play offers charm, insight and heart-warming humour.

Leading Ladies

Directed By: Michelle Herx

Starring: Amber Clark, Andrew Kasprzak, Coby Milne, Lindsay Coldwell, Deborah Baker

Location: Kingsway Gardens

Quiet, small-town life collides with crazy, big time con-actors in this hilarious comedy.

 
 
 

2008

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Directed By: Junie Hutchinson and Alan Tupper

Starring: Kimberly McCartney, Andre Melanson, Mark Collingwood, Sindy Strong, Emily MacMillan

Location: Falmouth Community Hall

Based on her children's book, Barbara Robinson has brought, to the stage, this hilarious tale of a Christmas pageant gone wrong.

Final Cut, A Murder Mystery

Directed By: Josie Lake

Starring: Michel Doyon, Sindy Strong, Alan Tupper, Cathy MacMillan, Doug Murley, Mark Collingwood, Junie Hutchinson, Lynn McMillan

Location: Churchill House, Hantsport

This one night, interactive, mystery game was written by Susan Haley.

Faith County II: An Evening of Culture

Directed By: Junie Hutchinson and Alan Tupper

Starring: Zack Thomas, Andrew Harvie, Katherine Meuse, Lisa Lebrasseur

Location

In an attempt to bring culture to Faith County, the Mineola Society for Cultural Recognition presents a community theatre production of Shakespeare's classic tale, "Romeo and Juliet."

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown 

Directed By: Michelle Herx
Music Direction: Kim Bishop

Starring: Kevin Barnes, Jasmine Hare, Michael Gnemmi, Phillip Gnemmi, Alex Hare, Kerri Beazley

Location: Windsor Legion and Hantsport School

Based on the comic strip by Charles Schultz, this musical touches on the many feelings of our own lives: frustration, hope, disappointment, optimism, depression, joy and the deep bond of friendship.

 
 
 

2007

 

Last Stop Til Christmas

Directed By: Sharon MacDonald

Starring: Jane Kerr, Michel Doyon, Mark Collingwood, Josie Lake, Kerri Beazley, Lynn McMillan, Cathy MacMillan, Patrick MacMillan, Alan Tupper, Junie Hutchinson, Ernie Robinson, Elva Geurts

Location: Kingsway Gardens

Last Stop Til Christmas is a look at what happens when a bunch of total strangers come together at a bus stop, and experience the spirit of Christmas drawing them together.

Sleepy Hollow: The Musical

Directed By: Michelle Herx
Music Direction: Kevin Barnes

Starring: Jasmine Hare, Andrew Harvie, Travis Leedham

Location: Windsor Legion

Presented as a dinner theatre, this musical version of Washington Irving's classic story contained humour and fun, while keeping the spooky elements as well.

The Replacement

Quick As A Wink performed The Replacement in Summer 2007.

 

2006

 

King Island Christmas

Quick As A Wink performed King Island Christmas in December 2006.

Marvin's Room

Directed By: Diana Bishop

Starring: Michelle Herx, Dennis Herx, Sharon MacDonald, Jeff White, Lorraine Lazier

Location: Kingsway Gardens

Scott McPherson's well written play about love, death, duty, care and relationships took the audience from laughter to tears and back again.

Faith County

Directed By: Junie Hutchinson

Starring: Lisa Lebrasseur, Hannah Gibson, Maxine Stewart, Katherine Meuse, Andrew Harvie, Jane Kerr, Lorna Houck, Zack Thomas    

Location: Kingsway Gardens

In this hilarious comedy, busybody Mildred Carson has enlisted the help of locals to run the County Fair bake sale.

Awake, O Pumpkin, A Wake

Quick As A Wink hosted a Dinner Theatre, and performed  Awake, O Pumpkin, A Wake in October 2006.

 
 
 

2005

 

Christmas on Entertainment Street

Quick As A Wink performed Christmas on Entertainment Street in December 2005.

Murder's in the Heir

Directed By: Michelle Herx and Kevin Barnes

Starring: Kevin Barnes, Andrew Harvie, Andy Herx, Junie Hutchinson, Lisa Labrasseur, James Little, Cathy MacMillan, Tanya Reid

Location: O'Brien Building; Exhibition Grounds

This interactive murder mystery allowed audience members to vote on the murderer.

There's a Burglar in my Bed

Directed By: Michelle Herx

Starring: Doug Murley, Joanna Gould-Thorpe, Jeff White, Patti Boyd, Roxeen Roberts, Jane Kerr, Andy Herx

Location

This play by Michael Parker was a face paced farce of mistaken identity and a comedy of errors.

 

Glory Days: The True Story of the Great Windsor Fire of 1897

Directed By: Michelle Herx
Music Direction: Roger Taylor

Starring: Andrew Kasprzak, Rebecca Russell, Jeff White, Brenda Bailey, Anthony Riley, Katherine Meuse, Doug Murley

Location: Imperial Theatre

The second production of this glorious musical about 1897 Windsor. 

 
 
 

2004

 

Unless You're Asleep

Quick As A Wink Theatre Society performed Unless You're Asleep in December 2004.

Rock Around the Pumpkin

Written By: Pat Gould-Thorpe and Lorraine McQueen
Directed By: Michelle Herx and Junie Hutchinson

Starring: Erin Murley, Bob Cook,  Kevin Barnes, Hannah Gibson, Mallory Moors, Jean Hall

Location: Kingsway Gardens

The rockin' 1950s pumpkin contest set in the Pink Pumpkin Diner featured the talents of many of our local musicians.

Glory Days: The True Story of the Great Windsor Fire of 1897

Quick As A Wink performed the Original Musical Glory Days in August 2004.  Glory Days was written by Michelle Herx, the founder of Quick As A Wink Theatre Society, and the music was composed by Roger Taylor.

Family Games

Quick As A Wink performed Family Games in May 2004.

Murder at the Howard Johnson's

Quick As A Wink performed Murder at the Howard Johnson's in February 2004. 

 
 

2003

 

Sunken Punkin

Written By: Pat and Jim Gould-Thorpe
Directed By: Michelle Herx
Music Direction: Barb Hughes

Starring: Dennis Herx, Dwight Dempsey, Linda Swinamer, George Christensen, Stephanie Hagmann, Jeff White

Location: Gladys M. Manning Dinning Room

The first full length production from Quick As A Wink Theatre was written and performed by local talent.  

Act One: Scene One of Glory Days

Quick As A Wink performed the first Scene of QAAW Founder Michelle Herx's original musical Glory Days in August 2003.