SONGS WE LOVE
Favourites from Past (and Future) VPP Shows
Created by David Rogers & David Hogan
Directed by David Rogers
Music Direction & Arrangements
by Mark Payne
September 7-October 3, 2021
90 minutes, plus intermission.
This intimate, light-hearted show features uplifting songs from some of your favourite VPP performances from the past, as well as a sneak peek into some of the music planned for next season. From ‘Country Tunes’ to ‘Broadway Gems’ and from ‘Rock’n Roll to ‘Crooning Standards’, we’ve done ’em all here at the VPP, so you’re bound to hear the ones you love. Familiar VPP performers Alex Baerg, Michael Vanhevel, Jennifer Walls and, of course, the masterful Mark Payne at the Grand Piano will add their own flair to shine new light on popular VPP Classics.
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Alex Baerg is a singer, guitarist, pianist, and performer from London, ON. He is so happy to finally be back at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia. Past VPP credits include: Godspell, Country Sunshine, The Heart and Soul of Broadway, The Fiddler On The Loose, Everything Elvis, Canada Sings, The Fiddler On The Moose, Folks Like Us, Rockabilly Swingtime, Good Ol’ Country Gospel, Rocky Mountain High, East Coast Kitchen Party, You’ve Got A Friend, Murder For 2, Hogan’s Hoedown, the VPP Country Christmas Jamboree, Starbright Christmas. Alex would like to thank his beautiful wife, Alessia Lupiano, and his beautiful children, Poppy and Jack Baerg, for their unending support and love.
Michael Vanhevel is extremely excited to be returning to the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia in “Songs We Love” this season! Michael has performed as an actor and musician at such venues as The Stratford Festival Theatre, The Magnus Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, The Sudbury Theatre Centre, each of the 7 Drayton Entertainment Stages, as well as in concert venues in Detroit, Hamilton, Niagara, Toronto, Chatham, Kingston, Halifax, Thunder Bay, and London. You may recognize him from roles in previous VPP seasons in such shows as The Songs of Sinatra, Hollywood Sings, The Fiddler & The Crooner, several of the Starbright Christmas specials, and Norm Foster’s Outlaw. He is delighted to be once again sharing the stage with some of his favourite performers and friends and to be joining them in bringing you some wonderful memories of the past 10 years and dreams for the next decade! He wishes to thank his wife Keely and son Clark for their unwavering support and love!
CLICK HERE to read David Hogan & David Rogers’ interview with Sarnia This Week for even more SONGS WE LOVE details.