Stephenville Theatre Festival The Longest running professional theatre festival in Newfoundland and Labrador

Stephenville Theatre Festival

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We Will Rock You
Music by QUEEN
Book by Ben Elton

Since 2002 over 15 million theatergoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production that is based on the songs of QUEEN with a book by Ben Elton.


Avenue Q
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez
Book by Jeff Whitty

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique Tony award winning show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield

Featuring all of Shakespeare’s plays performed by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.


Red Riding Hood -Theatre for Young Audiences
by Mike Kenny

Creative, interactive, and imaginative…Red Riding hood is a fun, funny and musical twist on the classic tale.


Piano Man – the Music and the Life of Billy Joel -a musical bio of the legendary Billy Joel
Music and Lyrics by Billy Joel
Musical Arrangements by Robert Wilkinson
Script by Heather Braaten

A not to be missed musical bio of the legendary Billy Joel presented as a dinner theatre performed at The Days Inn, Hotel Port Aux Basque, Pirates Haven, and St. Christophers Hotel.




Five Stages “Da Change” (July 18)

Life is certainly filled with changes and Newfoundlanders love to talk about them. From the change in the weather, to politics, to health – there’s always a change to spark conversation. Sure, even the 5 Stages have changed – there’s only four of ‘em. So Susan Fowlow, Stella Campbell, Lisa Henley and Gary Gillam are going for ‘da change’ as well – from 5 Stages to 4 Steps – and they’d love you to join them for a night of comedic songs about life changes.



STF at Clancy’s (July 25)

Enjoy an evening of tunes and tales with performances by current and past STF company members and friends  of the festival. One night only on Wednesday, July 25th at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Don Dunphy this is sure to be a fun evening. A limited number of reserved seats are available for $15 and opening seating tickets at the door for $10. Call the STF office at 643-4982 for more information.



Mallory Johnson (July 30)

“The girl can sing!”, says Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum entertainer, Sammy Kershaw, in an interview with Nashville Country Club. “Her pitch is so good, she has country soul, her phrasing is great and the way she breathes in the song, it’s unbelievable that she has been sitting out there.” That was the response multi-talented singer/songwriter, Mallory Johnson, received shortly after winning the 2015 “Next Country Star” talent contest in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.



Maxim’s Dream (August 1)

Directed by Edmund McLean
Musical Direction by Gary Graham

A trip down memory lane with songs and stories of the early days at STF.  This wonderful evening has been created by, and will feature, treasured alumni who will honor Maxim’s dream of creating a world class theatre back in 1979, and to celebrate the fact that STF is alive and well, and living in Stephenville!

and featuring the talents of:
Cindy O’Neill
Wendy Woodland
Jerry Ettienne
Mike Payne
Cliff LeJune
Lisa Nolan
with special appearances by the STF 2018 company.

Shakespeare’s Will (August 8)

Vern Theissen’s Shakespeare’s Will features Anne Hathaway, the wife to whom the Bard famously left his “second best bed.” In Theissen’s words, he has “used the will as a springboard […] to explore the journey of a woman who faces adversity, rises above it, and ultimately re-kindles faith in herself.”


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