Set on the home front during World War II, this bittersweet play is a reflective look at war from the point of view of the women left behind. Balancing drama with humour, filled with the songs that inspired a generation through war, Waiting for the Parade is one of Canada’s most enduring and best-loved plays.
Set and Costume Designer
Shelley Stewart Hunt
Assistant Stage Manager
CFJC TV NEWS - March 28
Review: Western Canada Theatre presents a show for all ages
Kamloops This Week, 1 April 2014
Waiting for the Parade is the kind of play that crosses generations in its appeal. There’s the nostalgia factor for the seniors, the revelation for teenagers ... and there’s the the glimpse into what our mothers may have faced for those of us in the baby boomer generation... You will ... see five exceptional actors perfectly created..." >more
Preview: Waiting for the Parade offers more than just a re-enactment of history
The Omega Student Paper, Thompson Rivers University, 24 March 2014
"Western Canada Theatre brings Waiting for the Parade, a play-meets-musical about the women on the home front ... For Ashlie Corcoran, artistic director for Thousand Islands Playhouse and director of Waiting for the Parade, this particular show may be set during a historic time period but includes timeless social issues that are still relatable today..." >more
Preview: Western Canada Theatre portrays women in war
Kamloops This Week, 24 March 2014
It’s 1939, and war has come to Europe. But in Calgary, it’s the women who are at the front. Set against the backdrop of the Second World War, John Murrell’s classic Waiting for the Parade tells the stories of a group of very different women and the massive societal changes coming to Canadian life..."
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