STEP OUT OF THE
CLASSROOM AND INTO
THE MAGICAL WORLD
OF THE STAGE
THIS SEASON AT STC!
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 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.
Download our 2018.2019 Educators’ Guide below.
To book your school’s seats for one of our shows, complete the Matinee Request Form found on page four of the Guide.
For more information about weekday matinees or other educational programs, contact the DiBrina Box Office at email@example.com or call 705 674 8381 x21.
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.
27 SEP – 13 OCT 2018
THE BALLAD OF STOMPIN’ TOM
story + lyrics by TOM C. CONNORS
script by DAVID SCOTT
Grade 7+ Matinees
Thursday 4 OCT and Wednesday 10 OCT (11.15 am)
A Canadian spirit like no other
The life story of Canadian icon and legendary troubadour Stompin’ Tom Connors is presented as a concert with flashbacks to his early years on the streets and to his breakout success in Timmins. The show features some of Stompin’ Tom’s greatest hits, including Bud the Spud, Tillsonburg, The Hockey Song and, of course, Sudbury Saturday Night — songs that have become part of the Canadian cultural landscape.
7-10 NOV 2018
Theatre for Young Audiences
written by PASCAL BRULLEMANS
translated by ALEXIS DIAMOND
Grades 1-6 Matinees
Wednesday 7 NOV to Friday 9 NOV (2 matinees per day – 9.30 am and 12.15 pm)
Deep in the woods lived Little Witch, her beloved cat and her mother, Old Witch. One day, the ailing Old Witch finds an ogre caught in a trap. As a reward for saving him, Old Witch strikes a deal with the ogre to take care of her daughter when she is gone. All too soon, Little Witch finds herself living in the ogre’s kingdom. However, when Little Witch encounters the curious Hunter Boy near her new home, the ogre’s appetite takes over. Little Witch, helped by the sage words of her mother, is forced to make a choice: to save the boy, to save herself, or choose another path; a decision that illuminates the power she had within herself all along. A beautiful fable about choices we make when faced with adversity and the unknown. The piece features highly physical performances and imaginative scenic design.
6-22 DEC 2018
A SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION
OF FOREVER PLAID
by STUART ROSS
Grade 7+ Matinees
Wednesday 12 DEC, Thursday 13 DEC, Tuesday 18 DEC and Wednesday 19 DEC (11.15 am)
A fun-filled musical stroll down memory lane
Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to bring a little harmony to a discordant world. This truly “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift your spirits with classic music sung in perfect harmony, all tied up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top!
7-23 FEB 2019
HERE ON THE FLIGHT PATH
by NORM FOSTER
Grade 9+ Matinees
Wednesday 13 FEB and Thursday 21 FEB (11.15 am)
A play to make the spirits soar
Set on adjoining balconies in a big city apartment building, the play follows John Cummings as he interacts with three women who become his neighbours over a three and a half year period. Written by Norm Foster, Canada’s best-loved playwright, Here on the Flight Path is hilarious and, at times, touching.
17-24 MAR 2019
LEISA WAY starring in
ACROSS THE POND:
THE BRITISH INVASION
Grade 7+ Matinees
Wednesday 20 MAR and Thursday 21 MAR (11.15 am)
50 years of British pop and rock music
Get out your go-go boots and slick back your hair because the British are coming! The British Invasion went by the code word, “Beatlemania”. After the Fab Four appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, North American music was never the same. Across the Pond celebrates over 50 years of British pop and rock music, including hits of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Petula Clark, Queen, and more!
11-27 APRIL 2019
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
by MARK CRAWFORD
Grade 9+ Matinees
Wednesday 17 APR and Thursday 25 APR (11.15 am)
Hilarious but thoughtful
Gail, a retired empty-nester who keeps bees, and her newly-separated daughter Sarah set about putting their lives back in order and reacquaint themselves by living under the same roof. They are visited by a strapping young grad student who has come to study the declining bee population. Throw in a meddlesome neighbour, a little internet dating, and a pair of tickets to the last-ever Turkey Days Dance, and love, lust and poultry come together in a raucously funny comedy with a huge, honeyed heart.
THE STUDENTS ON STAGE
PROGRAM ENGAGES STUDENTS
IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING
A THEATRICAL PRODUCTION
CULMINATING IN A SERIES OF
PERFORMANCES FOR PARENTS
AND THE COMMUNITY
Established in 2003, the program encourages participants to develop their performance abilities in acting, voice and movement, and contribute to the creation of props, sets, and costumes. Recent productions include Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Students on Stage
book + lyrics by BARBARA WORTHY
music by JOHN-LUKE ADDISON
based on the original story by KENNETH GRAHAME
Grades 1-8 Matinees
Tuesday 28 MAY to Friday 31 MAY (2 per day – 9:30 am and 12:15 pm)
This story will delight young and old alike!
Join amiable Mole, his hearty friend Water Rat, the genial Badger, and irresponsible Mr. Toad as they enjoy their most memorable and hilarious adventures.