Where Once They Stood is a dramatic, musical and comedic tribute to Beaumont Hamel and Newfoundland and Labrador’s involvement in the First World War. The show tells our story through historic facts enhanced with music from the era, from haunting ballads to songs that will make you stand up and cheer.
Audiences will be transported back in time to the Regimental Headquarters again as Spirit of Newfoundland takes you back to the beginning of 1914 with the King’s call to duty. When the lights dim, Spirit of Newfoundland will take you on a musical journey through the joys and sorrows of war.
Spirit of Newfoundland promises to move the audience to tears and then laughter, leaving you with a new sense of pride for what Newfoundlanders and Labradorians achieved during the First World War and particularly at Beaumont Hamel.
The original production was a partnership between the CLB, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador through the Honor 100 Grant Program, and City of St. John’s First World War Commemorative Grant Program. It premiered at the CLB to much critical acclaim and continued to play at the Masonic Theatre last year. The current production and tour has been made possible through the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador through the Honor 100 Grant Program.
“Spirit of Newfoundland is excited and looking forward to visiting, and bringing Where Once They Stood to the towns of Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander,” says CEO Kathie Hicks. “We are so honored and thankful to have this opportunity to share this show with more of our province.”
Spirit of Newfoundland Productions is a dynamic and spirited company that celebrating the people and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador through musical comedy. Currently celebrating their 20th anniversary, they are known for their year-round dinner and show productions at the Masonic Theatre in St. John’s, which are hugely popular. Where Once They Stood features; Peter Halley, Shelley Neville, John Williams, Keith Power, Kara Noftle and Gita Wigdorchik.