Running from July 14 to Aug. 13, 2017, STF’s 39th season will include two wildly popular musicals, a heart-warming Canadian play, an interactive musical for young audiences, a legendary rock ‘n’ roll dinner theatre presentation, the popular An Evening With… series and The Gala.
Urinetown: The Musical is an award winning and hilarious musical comedy! A satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! A side-splitting send up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold, Urinetown: The Musical is a wickedly funny, fast paces and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp. (Arts and Culture Centre Mainstage)
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The Marvelous Wonderettes is a smash off-Broadway hit that takes you back to the 1958 where we meet four delightful girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with well loved hits form the ’50s and ’60s. (Arts and Culture Centre Mainstage)
For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again is a funny, nostalgic and bittersweet comedy by acclaimed Quebec playwright Michel Tremblay. This play pays homage to his mother, a remarkable and larger-than-life woman. Described as a love letter from the playwright to his mother, the Narrator flashes back to different stages in his life reflecting on stories of his feisty mother, Nana and their remarkable relationship over the years. (Arts and Culture Centre Second Stage)
The true story of Cinderella has never been told before… at least according to her friends – five rats named Ears, Teeth, Claws, Tail and Whiskers. Playwright Mike Kenny has taken this classic fairy tale and turned it into a kitchen party romp for young people and for the young at heart! This adaptation of Cinderella is turned upside-down, as the story is told by the rats who dwell in the basement with their dear “Cinder.” With original music and playful staging, Cinderella: A Rat-ical Retelling is sure to be a hit for the whole family. (Arts and Culture Centre Second Stage)
Rocket Man: The Music and Life of Elton John explores the music of this legendary rock ‘n’ roll performer and writing partner Bernie Taupin. We’ll travel through Elton’s career with selections from his most famous albums interspersed with a documentary-style accounts that have made Elton John one of the most famous and loved musicians of all time. Rocket Man contains beautifully arranged music, colourful costumes, lively choreography, and soaring harmonies. This dinner theatre presentation is possible thanks to a partnership with Stephenville’s Days Inn.
The An Evening With… series — will see some amazing talent hit the stage during the season: comedian Trent McClellan in a hilarious stand-up show; actor Cindy O’Neill in Cindy’s Back … and Her Front Too; and Mike and Violet Dawson, Jennifer Dawson-Hobbs, Hayward Bennett and Donovan Conran in Legacy: Country Legends. (Arts and Culture Centre)
We will host Talk Back sessions again this summer. Each of the productions housed in the Arts and Culture Centre will host a single after-show Talk Back session with the cast and crew, to allow attendees an opportunity to ask questions about the content and the process in each presentation and provide a chance to socialize with the company. (Arts and Culture Centre)
No Stephenville Theatre Festival season would be complete without the always-popular Gala finale. Be sure to catch this special performance and enjoy the great talents of the festival’s company members. (Arts and Culture Centre)
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