A Matter of Heart

Stan Rogers production at Florence Simmons

Canadian folk musician and songwriter Stan Rogers

Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart is a theatrical celebration of the musical legacy of Canadian singer and songwriter Stan Rogers, taking place at Florence Simmons Performance Hall this summer.

From the rousing “Barrett’s Privateers” to his heartfelt “Forty-Five Years,” Stan Rogers painted a vivid musical landscape of the people and places in Canada and the stories they had to tell. His body of work continues to inspire and entertain people all over the world to this day. Directed by Wade Lynch with music by Don Fraser, the production stars Beth Rogers, James Medeiros, Kade McCloud, and Matt Kinney.

Since the show made its original debut in 1997, it has been performed to critical acclaim both in Ontario and on the East Coast. As part of the 2024 Island Theatre Festival, this upcoming production’s cast of four will include Stan’s daughter, Beth. She has been performing Stan’s body of work in concert settings for many years at venues such as Hugh’s Room in Toronto and the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, Nova Scotia.

Performances are scheduled for July 19, 20, 23, and 25 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on July 30 at 1 pm. The show continues with evening performances at 7:30 pm on August 2, 10, 17, 20, and 22, and matinees at 1 pm on August 7 and 15.

For more information, visit stanrogersmoh.com. Tickets are available online at ticketpro.ca.