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Rosebud’s Queen Milli of Galt lands close to home for Ontario actor

    Hailing from Galt, Ontario, Heather Pattengale is thrilled to be appearing in the role of Millicent Milroy in Rosebud Theatre’s Queen Milli of Galt by Gary Kirkham, a “royally” funny romance.
     When the handsome, young Prince Edward visits Galt, Ontario in the autumn of 1919 everyone wants to see him, everyone that is except Millicent Milroy. The feisty Milli would rather work in her garden than join the throngs hoping to catch even a glimpse of the king-to-be. An escape from his relentless schedule leads Edward down Milli’s garden path. When the two meet what begins as mutual disdain for each other, gradually evolves into an extraordinary romance that leads to the crowning of Queen Milli of Galt. 
    Pattengale, who was born in Galt, before it was renamed Cambridge, is familiar with Queen Milli’s story and has visited the tombstone that Milli erected following the death of the Prince of Wales.
     “I first heard about Milli’s story when I worked for the Cambridge Historical Society. It’s a Cambridge urban myth. No one knows all the facts about her life, but I think the way the play frames her story is beautiful, and funny. In fact, I laughed out loud when I read the script for the first time. I love Milli. She’s feisty and won’t take any guff from anyone. She’s a real human being, who gives the prince a run for his money, which I think is great.”
     Executive Director Morris Ertman comments, “This is one of the best plays I’ve worked on in a long time. It comes off the page like an entertainment rocket and then grabs your heart and never lets go. It’s Rosebud Theatre’s must-see play of the season for those who want to leave the theatre feeling like every part of their entertainment hunger has been satisfied. I love this play, and I think audiences will too!”
     Queen Milli of Galt is a “royally” funny romance that will capture your heart and spur you to create your own destiny. Queen Milli of Galt by Gary Kirkham runs at Rosebud Theatre from September 9, through October 22, 2011. For tickets and show times call 1-800-267-7553 or visit

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