About Us
The Oakville Drama Series (ODS) was established in 1979. The ODS is a set of 5 plays presented from October to March every year. The plays are produced by The Oakville Players and West End Studio Theatre

This is who we are

Two local community theatre groups working together to produce a homegrown subscription season full of comedy, farce, drama, thriller, mystery and musical.

The Oakville Players

The Oakville Players Established 1962

The Oakville Players is a community theatre group based in the Oakville Ontario area. Our Group produces two main stage productions at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and a One Act Night studio production each year. We are a volunteer organization of people with an interest in theatre, both onstage and off. Each of our productions has positions available for everything from actors and directors to set construction and painting. No experience? No problem! If you are willing to learn, we are willing to teach.

Our productions are often referred to as some of the most professional that our audiences have ever seen. So be sure to come out and see one of our fantastic shows!


West End Studio Theatre

West End Studio Theatre Established 1997

W.E.S.T. is an an award winning acting and studio that encourages people of all ages to enjoy the experience of theatre, and film. Our mission is to produce exceptional theatre in the community while educating and inspiring creativity through a variety of classes and workshops.

W.E.S.T. provides class instructions for students ages 3 to adult. Stage classes consist of theatre games and learning theatre language. Television and film classes focus on audition, cold reading and scene study fundamentals.


2017 - 2018 Season Lineup

Show 1

A Murder Is Announced

by Agatha Christie

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. What follows is a classic Agatha Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution.

October 18 - 22, 2017

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A Murder Is Announced

West End Studio Theatre

Mystery

Show 2

Jenny's House Of Joy

by Norm Foster

Jenny’s House of Joy is a brothel in Kansas in the 1880s. Jenny has too many customers and now one of her “employees” has run off to get married. She needs a new girl immediately before the next cattle drive moves through Baxter. Along comes a new woman who thinks she has what it takes to work at Jenny’s – she is pretty, sexy and smart… perhaps a bit too smart … and a bit too ambitious.

November 8 - 12, 2017

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Jenny's House Of Joy

The Oakville Players

Comedy

Show 3

The Dining Room

by A.R. Gurney

“The Dining Room” lets audiences eavesdrop on the comings and goings in one room over the span of fifty years. The dining room where birthday parties, celebrations, dinners and holidays occur is the perfect setting for such discovery. Watch eight actors play 50 roles in 18 scenes! This Pulitzer Prize nominated play is humorous, meaningful, witty and touching.

January 10-14, 2018

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The Dining Room

West End Studio Theatre

Comedy

Show 4

Black Comedy & The Real Inspector Hound

Two One-Act Plays

"BLACK COMEDY" by Peter Shaffer - A young sculptor arranges an evening at home with guests ... and then the lights fail! A classic farce which occurs during a blackout. The play begins in complete darkness and then when the blackout occurs the stage is then illuminated. Hilariously, the characters are seen shambling around by the audience but invisible to one another.

“THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND” by Tom Stoppard - Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. This is a hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie!

February 7 - 11, 2018

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Black Comedy & The Real Inspector Hound

West End Studio Theatre

Farce & Comedy Drama

Show 5

Dead Men Don't Itch

by John Arco

Private Eye Jake Chapel is hired by the seductive Grace to find her missing ravenous twin sister Angel who was last known to be ‘torching’ in the nightclub of the infamous and dangerous Frankie D. Time is of the essence as his late partner’s widow daunts him, the crooked cops taunt him and long lost love haunts him to find not only the girl but a stolen precious jade. Will an alcoholic sax player be able to help him? Will he learn who the killer in the alley way was? Will he know why a murder? Will Jake’s case be solved?

March 7 - 11, 2018

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Dead Men Don't Itch

The Oakville Players

Comedy Noir