Community Theatre on the South Shore of Nova Scotia!

The South Shore Players has been presenting major theatrical productions in Lunenburg County since 1993.

Typically, two plays a year are produced.  One, often for more mature audiences, is held in the spring.  A second, family-oriented play is presented, sometimes in British-style pantomime, during the pre-Christmas season.


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WORKSHOP – Stage Management – Saturday May 27, 2017


These are but a few of the duties of a Stage Manager. If you have ever considered working backstage and running the show, now is the time to get a glimpse of what a Stage Manager does. Please read on for more details regarding the South Shore Players‘ upcoming Stage Management Workshop.

When:  Saturday; May 27, 2017; 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where:  Pioneer Hall (in the basement of the Trinity United Church, 101 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay; please use the side entrance near the front)

Registration:  Pre-registration is required by emailing Teresa Patterson at Space is limited so avoid disappointment by registering early.

Fee:  $12.00 for non-members; $10 for current South Shore Players members. Payment is to be made in cash at the door (pre-registration required).

Eligibility and Experience:  The workshop is open to those 16 years of age and older. No previous experience is required.

Additional Info:  Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring water. If you have any other questions, or wish to register, please contact Teresa at

NOTE: Online registration and/or payment WILL NOT be available for this workshop; we apologize for any inconvenience.


For Musicals, Non-Musicals, Full-Length Shows and Shorts

The South Shore Players produce approximately five shows per year including musicals, non-musicals, full-length productions and shorts. We are looking for both new and experienced Directors and Stage Managers to join our team!

Directors – If you are new to directing, we offer an apprentice-director program where you will have the opportunity to shadow and work with an experienced Director. If you are an experienced Director, please provide us with the following information:

  1. Do you prefer to direct musicals, non-musicals or are you open to directing either?
  2. What is your directing experience? (i.e. approximately how many shows have your directed over how many years).

Stage Managers – If you are new to stage managing, you are encouraged to learn this role by acting as an Assistant Stage Manager for one of our productions.  Alternatively, we are currently offering a Stage Management Workshop.  If you are an experienced Stage Manager, please provide a brief synopsis of your experience including the size crew with which you are comfortable working.

More Info – If you are interested in becoming a Director and/or a Stage Manager with the South Shore Players, please contact our Artistic Director, Colleen Hagen, at

ANNOUNCEMENT – South Shore Players’ Annual General Meeting

Mark the date on your calendar:

What – The South Shore Players‘ Annual General Meeting

When – Thursday; June 15, 2017; 7:00 p.m.

Where – The Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School St, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0

Who – All interested parties, whether or not you are a current member, are invited to attend.

PRODUCTION – Office Hours by Norm Foster

Tickets are now on sale for the South Shore Players’ 2017 spring production of Office Hours by Norm Foster being held May 6-7 & 12-14, 2017 at the Blockhouse Fire Hall.

Show Synopsis: On a Friday afternoon in six different offices in a big city, we follow six different stories which are somehow related. It’s a wild ride with an ending that sends the audience into a collective howl.

Please refer to the poster below for more details or click on it to purchase tickets. We hope to see you there!


AUDITION CALL – The Golden Egg

The Golden Egg
Written and Directed by Colleen Hagen

The South Shore Players will be holding auditions, as indicated below, for their June 2017 production of The Golden Egg. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls alike are invited to audition. As this play is geared toward children and families, it contains lots of silliness and loads of music. It is about an hour long, making it a perfect introduction to live theatre for audiences with young children.

WHEN – Thursday; February 23, 2017; 7:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday; February 25, 2017; 1:00-2:00 p.m.

WHERE – Pioneer Hall (in the basement of Trinity United Church), 101 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay (Please enter by the front-side door)

CAST – Characters include a king, a prince, the prince’s nanny, a herald, a cowboy, a sea captain and his three daughters, a swordsman with an eccentric accent, a poor blind girl (the heroine of the story), an evil advisor, and a group of sailors and lasses. Some of the roles include solo-singing; several characters sing in groups; one character does not sing at all.

SHOW DATES – Matinee performances will be held Saturday; June 3, 2017 and Sunday; June 4, 2017.

REHEARSALS – March-May, 2017

MORE INFO – Children aged 8 years and up are invited to audition, as well as adults of all ages.  If you plan to audition for a solo or group singing role, please prepare a short song to sing a cappella (without accompaniment).

FOR FURTHER DETAILS  If you have any questions or require further information, please email Colleen Hagen, the Director, at

PRODUCTION – Happily Ever Afters: A Valentine’s Cabaret with Dessert

The South Shore Players and the Mahone Bay Centre are excited to announce tickets are sold out for the upcoming production of Happily Ever Afters a Valentine’s cabaret with dessert being held on Tuesday; February 14, 2017 at the Mahone Bay Centre.

Thank you to our patrons for their continued support and to those lucky people who bought tickets, we hope you will enjoy the show.  See you soon.

Please refer to the poster below for more details or click on it to purchase tickets.


PRODUCTION – Cinderella: A Pantomime

The South Shore Players are grateful to all who recently attended Cinderella and thank you for your support!

Tickets are now on sale for our 2016 Christmas production of Cinderella: A Pantomime being held December 15-18, 2016.  Please refer to the poster below for more details or click on it to purchase tickets.

We hope to see you there!



AUDITION CALL – Office Hours

Office Hours by Norm Foster
Directed by Karen Whynot

The South Shore Players will be holding auditions as indicated below. If you are unable to make either of these dates, please call Karen, before November 29, at 902-531-2549  to arrange an alternate audition time.

WHEN – Tuesday; Nov 29, 2016; 7:00-9:00 p.m. or Wednesday; Nov 30; 6:00-8:00 p.m.

WHERE – Pioneer Hall (in the basement of Trinity United Church), 101 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay (Please enter by the front-side door)

CAST – We need 8-11 men and 5 women for this production.  All roles are for adults.

SHOW DATES – Performances will be held the first two weekends in May 2017.

REHEARSALS – Will begin in January.

SHOW SYNOPSIS – “On a Friday afternoon in six different offices in a big city, we follow six different stories that are somehow related.  It’s a wild ride with an ending that sends the audience into a collective howl.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS  Call Karen Whynot at 902-531-2549 or email her at

AUDITION CALL – Happily Ever Afters: A Valentines Cabaret!

Happily Ever Afters: A Valentines Cabaret!
A fundraiser for the South Shore Players and the Mahone Bay Centre

When: Open auditions will take place on Sunday; November 6, 2016; 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Where: Trinity United Church, 101 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay  (Please enter by the front-side door leading to the downstairs hall)

What: We are seeking
– Actors to partake in a skit or poetry readings
– Singers to perform solo or in small groups
– In-costume waiters to serve desserts, tea and coffee
Teens and adults are welcome. Please prepare a song and/or short monologue for the audition. Performance pieces have already been selected and we are looking for the appropriate performers for each piece.

Rehearsals will begin in January 2017 with a light rehearsal schedule.

Performance will be on Tuesday; February 14, 2017; at the Mahone Bay Centre

Questions? Please contact Colleen Hagen at

WORKSHOP – Theatre Improvisation and Auditioning Techniques

workshopsIf you are wanting to “dip your toes” in the world of theatre or are interested in expanding your theatrical experience, this workshop is the one for you.

Our Artistic Director, Colleen Hagen, will be leading the workshop. Open to teens and adults. No previous experience required.

When:  Saturday; October 8, 2016; 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where:  Trinity United Church, 101 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay (Please use the side entrance)

Registration:  Pre-registration is required by emailing Colleen at or register online here.

Fee:  $12.00

Instructor:  Colleen has been involved in community theatre for 25 years as an actor, director, stage manager, lighting technician, writer and choreographer. She has also taught youth theatre programs for the past seven years with over 500 young actors attending her workshops.