Meet our Artistic Director - Ralph Small

Ralph is entering his sixth year as Bluewater’s seasonal Artistic Director. His most recent directing credits include Fair and Square, The Full Mounty and The 39 Steps, all for The Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover, and here at Bluewater Summer Playhouse.

Other directing highlights include this season’s Buying the Farm, as well as A Doll House (Theatre Sheridan), The Foreigner and The Affections of May (Highlands Summer Festival), and for Bluewater, The Melville Boys, Stag and Doe, Talking Dirty and Henry & Alice Into the Wild, among others.

As an actor, Ralph’s most recent roles include Henry in Sexy Laundry (Lighthouse/Showboat) and The Bar Mitzvah Boy at the Harold Green Theatre in Toronto. He has also appeared in A Few Good Men (Theatre Aquarius), Unnecessary Farce and Marathon of Hope (Drayton Entertainment), the World Premières of Grounded by John Spurway (Lighthouse), Norm Foster's Looking (Victoria Playhouse/ Theatre Aquarius), Colours In the Storm (Muskoka Festival/ Theatre Aquarius), M.J. Cruise's Separate Beds (Showboat/Theatre Orangeville), and Race Day (Theatre-on-the-Grand). Other credits include Barry in Jonas and Barry In The Home, Henry in Sexy Laundry (Bluewater Summer Playhouse), Kris Kringle in Miracle On 34th Street (The Grand), Noises Off (Huron Country Playhouse), Anne Of Green Gables & The Shooting Of Dan McGrew (Charlottetown Festival), Thin Ice: The Musical (National Arts Centre), Wild Guys, (Theatre New Brunswick), Durante (Vancouver Playhouse/US Tour), and Claudius in Hamlet Live (Bathurst St. Theatre). Additional credits include a triple role in Norm Foster's Bedtime Stories (Drayton Entertainment), George in I'll Be Back Before Midnight (Lighthouse), and Hoss in Cheatin’ Hearts at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia.

He has also work-shopped, acted in, and/or directed dozens of new plays and musicals with companies such as Lighthouse Theatre, Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), Tarragon Theatre, Script Lab, Buddies in Bad Times/Shaw Festival, Roseneath Theatre, and Theatre Orangeville, where he directed mainstage productions of The Secret Garden and Jim Betts' The Mystery Of The Oak Island Treasure, and served as its first ‘young company' director. As past resident director at Toronto Youth Music Theatre Company, he directed Guys & Dolls, The Music Man, Once Upon A Mattress, and Seussical. As well as writing and directing several musicals for young adults, he wrote the book for the Hamilton (Ontario) inspired gangster musical, Whiskey Serenade, which premiered at the Toronto Centre for the Arts' Studio Theatre.

Ralph is on faculty in the joint program of The University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM) and Sheridan College. He is a graduate of York University's BA Honours program and holds an MA from The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto.

About The Bluewater Summer Playhouse

Bluewater Summer Playhouse has operated in the scenic beachside town of Kincardine, Ontario since 1994. Since Bluewater opened its doors, Kincardine has enjoyed having the only Professional Live Theatre in all of Bruce County. Summer after summer, Bluewater Summer Playhouse provides a mix of side splitting comedies, tear jerking dramas, toe tapping musicals and everything in between. During the season, Bluewater employs local students, volunteers as well as a full time Office Manager - all with oversight from a volunteer board of directors comprised of Kincardine and area locals.

In the off season, Bluewater Summer Playhouse is responsible for bringing many special events to Kincardine, including its annual Taste of Kincardine Dinner, Dance and Auction; Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre; as well as an assorted mix of live concerts.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us through the Admin contact information. We are always looking for people to sign up and help out with ushering, bartending, box office, and special events.

We are always looking for fresh ideas, and if you would like to join the volunteer board, feel free to use the Admin contact for that as well.
                      


Our Membership Drive is now underway! For your $100.00 donation you can receive a gift certificate for two tickets for the 2019 SEASON and a $50.00 income tax receipt or get a $100.00 income tax receipt. A great deal for you and we need your support!
Call us at 519-396-5722 or email us boxoffice@bluewatersummerplayhouse.com to make your donation.  WE NEED YOU TO SUPPORT LIVE PROFESSIONAL THEATRE!!

Photo Galleries

2018 Season

  UPCOMING SHOWS@BSP  

SEBASTIAN ELLIS

LIVE IN CONCERT

July 2nd - July 3rd

GREEN RIVER REVIVAL

A CCR TRIBUTE

July 9th - July 11th

FAIR AND SQUARE

BY DEREK RITSCHEL – DIRECTE...

July 16th - July 27th

MIDNIGHT HOUR

THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN CREATED...

July 30th - August 1st

NIGHT FEVER

THE BEE GEES TRIBUTE

August 6th - August 8th

BUYING THE FARM

DIRECTED BY RALPH SMALL

August 13th - August 24th

THE BALLAGHS

A MUSICAL CELEBRATION

August 27th - August 29th

SEAN MCCANN SINGS FOR KINCARDINE

FORMERLY OF GREAT BIG SEA

September 1st - September 1st

DUFFLEBAG THEATRE

A CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT ...

September 14th - September 14th

OUR SPONSORS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OUR TICKET PROGRAM IS NOW UP AND RUNNING! YOU CAN CALL THE BOX OFFICE OR PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

Posted: March 19, 2019

WE ARE GOING TO A NEW TICKETING SYSTEM THIS YEAR TO BETTER SERVE YOUR NEEDS!
WE WILL BE SELLING ONLINE TICKETS THROUGH TICKET-SCENE. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CHOOSE FROM ALL OF OUR CABARET STYLE SEATING TABLES. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A SERVICE CHARGE FOR THIS THAT IS PAID DIRECTLY TO TICKET SCENE. 
YOU WILL OF COURSE STILL BE ABLE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS DIRECTLY THROUGH THE BOX OFFICE AS WELL.
 

Posted: March 19, 2019

BEGINNING MAY 21 WE WILL BE OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 10:00-5:00 P.M.

Posted: December 31, 1969