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    Twenty years: So that’s two decades, eh?

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    From Niagara This Week:

    In the words of director Lee Siegel, he’s taken some sterling silver and gave it some polish.

    Siegel was describing some changes that were being made to the venerable Oh Canada, Eh? Dinner Show, which is about to embark on its 20th season.

    “The iconic characters will still be there — Klondike Kitty, the Mountie, the Hockey Player,” Siegel said. “I talked to Jim and Anne (Cooper and Robinson, the team who run the theatre Cooper helped found) and they said we can’t change the iconic pieces.”

    What has been done, is new music has been added, including a new rock section that includes music from the likes of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Avril Lavigne.

    Familiar faces return to iconic Falls tourism hot spot

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The new-look Oh Canada Eh? has an old face running the show.

    Three years after he retired and sold his share of the company he co-founded in 1994, Jim Cooper has returned to the award-winning dinner theatre.

    And he’s bringing some friends along.

    Veteran show member Melissa Penner, who left the musical around the same time Cooper did in 2006, has been brought back in her signature role of Klondike Kitty. As well, original cast member Larry Hurst -who has seen his role diminished in recent years -will enjoy more stage time.

    As Cooper describes it, coming back to Oh Canada Eh? was like slipping on a “comfy woolen sweater.”

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