As STC wraps up its jam-packed 45th anniversary season, it’s looking forward to a 17|18 Season that will induce laughter, tug at your heart strings, and have you reminiscing over the good old days.
STC spent this season inviting Sudburians to discover their Home for the Performing Arts, and introduced a record number of offerings spanning theatre, dance, comedy, music, and variety. The offerings celebrated Canada 150, and reflected Northern Ontario stories and artists.
After an anniversary season, STC is feeling nostalgic and the new season’s theme is Nostalgia, Awe, and Laughter, a celebration of entertainment from decades past.
“The new season is a chance for patrons to relive and reconnect with many stories and characters they’ve grown to love,” said Caleb Marshall, Artistic Executive Director of STC.
The variety continues with the 17|18 Mainstage Theatre, Young Audience and Performing Arts series offering an exciting, diverse, and well-rounded season of music, comedy, drama, dance, and spectacle.
From a spectacular Broadway musical, to great Canadian comedians; from Hollywood’s Golden Age to the golden age of rock’n’roll; from breathtaking dance theatre to foot-stomping country, bluegrass and gospel – there are 13 productions, with something for everyone.
The Mainstage Theatre Series kicks off with Million Dollar Quartet, the hip-shaking, guitar twanging story of the night Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins made recording history. Just in time for the holidays, there’s A Christmas Story, the nostalgic, laugh out loud classic the whole family will enjoy. For Valentine’s Day, there’s a romantic comedy with a twist, The Invention of Romance. To wrap it all up, there’s Dean & Jerry, What Could Have Been, featuring timeless hits and great gags from the most famous musical-comedy team of the 1950’s — Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
The season ties in to the year with holiday, Valentine’s, and Mothers Day offerings, including a special Remembrance Day add-on to the Mainstage Theatre Series, Jake’s Gift, a story about a World War II vet that shows healing takes courage.
STC has continued to grow – on and off stage. It is their dedicated mission to create extraordinary theatre, celebrate our northern artists, provide outstanding training, present Canada’s leading artists, and provide patrons with the best patron experience possible. There is discounted student pricing, and Pay What You Can Relaxed Performances to improve accessibility.
“With the upgrades to our space, our new accessible initiatives, expanded diverse programming and local partnerships – I hope everyone in Sudbury from all walks of life feel welcome ‘to just be’ at STC,” said Marshall.
Patrons are encouraged to renew their subscriptions early for additional discounts. Subscriptions are available through the DiBrina Box office in-person at 170 Shaughnessy Street in Downtown Sudbury, by phone (705 674 8381), or online at sudburytheatre.ca.