Thousands of students attend productions at the Sudbury Theatre Centre each year, where they experience the best of professional theatre at Northern Ontario’s premiere performance facility.
Our new season offers a variety of programming suitable for elementary and secondary school audiences that will excite and engage both students and educators alike.
Each production presents opportunities for classroom discussion and lesson tie-ins, and offers themes and content to match curriculum material and character education topics.
For more information about weekday matinees or other educational programs, contact the DiBrina Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705 674 8381.
Each production tells a story that will resonate with children and/or youth – several also feature student actors, or adults playing youthful characters that your students will easily identify with.
Grade 9+ MATINEES
Thursday October 5 and Wednesday October 11 (11:15 am)
Four rock legends – one unbelievable jam session
On December 4, 1956, Sun Records caught lightning in a bottle when Elis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins made recording history as the Million Dollar Quartet. This musical is a powerhouse performance of hip-shaking, guitar-twanging hits by four rock ’n’ roll giants.
Grade 5+ MATINEES
Monday November 13 (2 matinees – 9:30 am and 12:15 pm)
Healing takes courage
When Jake reluctantly returns to Juno Beach for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, he doesn’t except Isabelle. The French ten-year-old charms and challenges the troubled veteran to come to grips with his lifelong demons. This award-winning, captivating Canadian play will give you a new appreciation for Remembrance Day and its importance in our lives.
Grade 4+ MATINEES
December 12-13-14 and December 19-20 (11:15 am)
The nostalgic, laugh-out-loud classic
Ralphie Parker wants a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, but all he’s told is, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” Join Ralphie on his quest in this holiday classic that will make you feel like a kid at Christmas all over again. It’s all here, the pink bunny slippers, the leg lamp, and the temperamental exploding furnace.
Grade 9+ MATINEES
Thursday February 15 and Wednesday February 21 (11:15 am)
Part rom-com, part screwball!
In this rom-com with a twist, 30-something Kate has a much better career than love life. Now, she’s tasked with curating an exhibit on the history of romance, despite her own string of unsuccessful relationships and hilariously disastrous dates. Her love life spirals into comic crisis just as her elderly mother rekindles a romance with a man she dated sixty years earlier.
Grade 9+ MATINEE
Thursday March 22 (11:15 am)
Timeless hits and great gags!
A fabulous live concert of timeless hits, great gags and stories from the most famous musical-comedy team of the 1950’s – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Backed by a dynamite live band, you’ll be swept back in time. Laugh and dance the night away to the music and uproarious past that made them famous. You’ll also get a glimpse of what might have been if they’d never split.
Grade 7+ MATINEE
Friday April 6 (11:15 am)
A study of oppression and freedom
Marina Nemat was born in 1965 in Tehran, Iran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, she was arrested and spent more than two years in a political prison. There is power in this synthesis of dance, theatre and spoken word as Marina brings her own story to life.
Grade 8+ MATINEES
April 17-18-19 (2 matinees per day – 9:30 am and 12:15 pm)
The razor-thin line between teen angst and mental illness
Nina has a great life. She loves her family, she does well in school, and her friends are awesome. But suddenly Nina starts feeling…off. A realistic, honest and bitingly funny look at the difference between ‘teen angst’ and mental illness, and the ways vulnerable kids can start to find their way out of the dark.
Participants develop their performance abilities in acting, voice and movement, and contribute to the creation of props, sets, and costumes. Recent productions include “Peter Pan”, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.
Grades 1-8 MATINEES
Monday May 28 to Thursday May 31 (2 per day – 9:30 am and 12:15 pm)
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in this whimsical production where STC’s Students on Stage bring Lewis Carroll’s classic adventure to life. Enjoy tea with the Mad Hatter, follow advice from the caterpillar, but try to avoid displeasing the Queen of Hearts. A heartwarming and timeless tale.