The Ballad of Stompin' Tom is Coming to the Blyth Festival.

If you've read the Canadian Best Selling books Stompin' Tom Before the Fame or The Connors Tone by Stompin' Tom Connors, you know that The Man of the Land has led a fascinating life. Now, for the first time, you have a chance to see his life story on stage in The Ballad of Stompin' Tom by David Scott, Songs and lyrics by Stompin' Tom Connors.

The Blyth Festival is one of Canada's leading professional theatre companies. For over thirty years, this theatre has been bringing Canadian stories to life on stage in the heart of Huron County, Ontario. Like Stompin' Tom, the Blyth Festival creates stories about the real backbone of Canada; The men and women who work in the fields and factories, struggling to make ends meet when things don't go their way. Playwright David Scott, who grew up on a farm in nearby Seaforth, always believed that the life story of Stompin' Tom and the Blyth Festival would be a perfect fit. He began writing letters to Stompin' Tom, describing his ideas for bringing chapters from Toms autobiographies "Before the Fame" & "The Connors Tone" to the stage. Now, thanks to the support of Stompin' Tom, the Blyth Festival is thrilled to present the world premiere of The Ballad of Stompin' Tom.

The show is presented as a concert, featuring celebrated Canadian actor Randy Hughson as Stompin' Tom Connors. Between songs and stories about life on the road, there are flashback scenes that cover everything from the brutal early years on the streets to his breakout success in Timmins and beyond. Especially poignant are the scenes of life in the orphanage where young Tom learned that telling stories was sometimes the best ticket to survival. The show includes some of Stompin' Tom's greatest hits, including: Bud the Spud, Tillsonburg, To It and At It, Sudbury Saturday Night, and of course, The Hockey Song.

The Ballad of Stompin' Tom by David Scott, Songs and lyrics by Stompin' Tom Connors runs from June 27 to August 12 at the Blyth Festival. Box office opens to general public April 3 at 9:30 AM. Tickets are currently available to Blyth Festival members. (tax deductible membership starts at $30)



Tickets: $18 - $26 for adults and $15 for youth (16 & under)
EyeGo rate of $5 for students with valid secondary school identification.

Call the box office toll free to order tickets or membership.
1-877-862-5984. Or visit the Blyth Festival website:
http//www.blythfestival.com