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Meet the dazzling stars of Hali-Wood Squares

Eastern Front Theatre's annual live game show full of ooo's and xxx's


From the 1960s until the early 2000s, NBC's Hollywood Squares was one of the most popular game shows on television. Every-day contestants could win cash and prizes by playing question-and-answer Tic-Tac-Toe with well-known celebrities. Part of the show's allure was the candid look at the personalities of stars usually only known via script. It was a good old-fashioned hoot. 

Now in its fourth episode, Eastern Front Theatre will present Hali-Wood Squares this Friday at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (1675 Lower Water Street, 8pm, $20) as a fundraiser for the Halifax theatre company. With returning 'squares' and new first-timers, EFT's director Jeremy Webb has planned a very special night of live comedy and music for this hilarious live game show. To make it extra fun, audience members can volunteer as contestants.

Your Host: JC Douglas
How you know him: Former station manager, Q104FM
Local actor, current host of the C100FM Morning Show

Andy Fillmore 
How you know him: Former Dean, Dalhousie School of Planning
Manager at "HRM By Design," and current Liberal MP for Halifax

Mayor Mike Savage
How you know him: Former Liberal MP for Cole Harbour, 
current Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality since 2012

Mary Lou Martin
How you know her: Arts educator, instructor at Halifax Dance
Artistic director of the Chester Playhouse, Chester, Nova Scotia

Fat Apollo 
How you know him: Voted Best Local Character, Sexiest Person
and Most Hali-Famous by Coast readers, and a Hal-Con mainstay 

Centre Square: Cathy Jones 
How you know her: Creator and star of This Hour Has 22 Minutes
since 1992, former star of CODCO, 18-time Gemini Award winner

Cyril Lunney
How you know him: The star of CTV Atlantic's Morning Live show
since 2003, as well as a local minor football and hockey coach

Louise Renault
How you know her: co-host of CBC's Information Morning and host
of CBC Radio One's Daybreak, bilingual voice actor and performer

Heather Rankin 
How you know her: Juno-award winning singer in The Rankin Family
and The Rankin Sisters, soon releasing solo album, film & TV actor

Lisa Drader Murphy
How you know her: Canadian fashion designer with label Turbine 
since 1997 and her store LDM, Progress Club Woman of Excellence 




Your Musical Guest: Ian Sherwood
How you know him: A multiple Canadian folk music award winner
and ECMA nominee with his 2014 album, Everywhere To Go 



Meet the dazzling stars of Hali-Wood Squares
Host: JC Douglas (C100FM)














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(Lib) MP Andy Fillmore
Meet the dazzling stars of Hali-Wood Squares
Mayor Mike Savage
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Mary Lou Martin
   
                 











Meet the dazzling stars of Hali-Wood Squares
Fat Apollo
Meet the dazzling stars of Hali-Wood Squares
Cathy Jones
Meet the dazzling stars of Hali-Wood Squares
Cyril Lunney (CTV)













Meet the dazzling stars of Hali-Wood Squares
Louise Renault (CBC)
Meet the dazzling stars of Hali-Wood Squares
Heather Rankin
Meet the dazzling stars of Hali-Wood Squares
Lisa Drader-Murphy














Meet the dazzling stars of Hali-Wood Squares
Ian Sherwood