The Quinte Arts Council and Shaer Productions (BelleVegas, The Dan Shaer Big Band, Variety and The Power Connection), are joining forces to produce the world premiere of an exciting new musical – The Summer of 67’ written by Wendy Shaer and Directed by Kim Dafoe and Dan Shaer as Musical Director.
The year was 1967. It was an era that had awakened to the dawn of a new time, a new generation of free thinkers, anti- establishment, and promoters of political and social change. The Summer of 67’ tell the story of a girl, Georgie who is 18 and strives to find her place in the world, as far away from her parents’ generation as she can get. This leads her on a journey beginning in Yorkville (Toronto) then to Greenwich Village (New York), and finally to Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco).
The “Summer of Love”, 1967, became the defining moment of the 1960’s. With the hot music from this era, “The Summer of ‘67 musical features a live band and cast, incorporates multi-media, and special effects, to take you back to the hippie movement, a melting pot of music, freedom, and creative expression.