Quarter To Nine Productions is an enthusiastic independent theatre group based in the Niagara region created out of the desire to produce challenging and entertaining drama, comedy and musical theatre productions offering something other than the current fare. Our initial goal is to produce two mainstage productions per year with the possibility of launching original works in to the mix. Our inaugural production was in July of 2009, with Peter Gruner’s Laund-O-mat at the End of the World at the
SHARI VANDERMOLEN is the founder and driving force behind Quarter To Nine Productions, a
Fans of local musical theatre have been treated to her unique vocal stylings in productions of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Etobicoke Musical Productions), COMPANY, HEART OF BROADWAY and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Hammer Entertainment), STAGE TO SCREEN (Hamilton Theatre, Inc.), and BABY – The Musical, CURTAINS - The Musical and HELLO DOLLY! (Shooting Star Theatre Productions).
Peter Gruner is the Playwright-In-Residence for Quarter to Nine Productions. His first play, LAUND-O-MAT AT THE END OF THE WORLD, has been performed at The Pearl Company, Hamilton Fringe 2009, Theatre Aquarius’ Stagewrite Series and most recently at the 2011 Sears Festival. CAST PARTY, his second play, was part of the BBF Emerging Artist Series in 2009. His fourth play, I’LL BE SEEING YOU (which he co-wrote with Shari Vandermolen), was performed at the Hamilton Fringe Festival in 2010.
His play MINCED came in third place in the 2011 Hamilton Fringe Playwriting Contest and was chosen as Patron’s Pick and Best of Fringe for the 2011 Hamilton Fringe. It received an encore performance at Theatre Aquarius in October of 2011. His play CAST AWAY was performed at the Pearl Canadian Theatre Festival in August 2011.
Peter is a member of the Playwright’s Guild of Canada and part of the Theatre Aquarius Playwright’s Unit. He received the Oakville Arts Council’s Literary Arts Award in 2010 and is currently working on his seventh play, TORN COUPONS.