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The South Simcoe Theatre Announces its 2023-24 Season!

Join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary of bringing you great community theatre from our home at the Old Town Hall in Cookstown! While costs are spiralling everywhere else, SST is pleased to announce that there will be no price increases for this season. Follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram & TikTok), or sign up for our periodic emails to find out when subscription and single ticket sales will begin, as well as calls for creative teams and auditions! Subscriptions will remain at $57 for our 3 main season shows (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, our March play (see below) & Honeymoon in Vegas). Tickets for That December Show! remain at $18.

*Please note that due to the ongoing slow economic recovery for theatres, our main shows for 2023-24 will have 9 performances over three weeks on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm (*note NEW earlier start time*), and Sundays at 2pm

**That December Show! will run for 8 shows over two weeks on Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (revised)

Based on The Comic Strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer; Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directors - Archie Ballantyne & Sabrina Merks

Music Director - Ernesto De Luca

Choreographer - Sabrina Merks

Producers - Mel Hinch

November 3 - 19, 2023

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm*

Tickets: $26

  • This multi-award winning, heart-warming musical features the entire Peanuts gang, as they explore life’s great questions. Reacquaint yourself with Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder and Snoopy as they play baseball, struggle with homework, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joys of friendship - while Charlie Brown tries to realize his self-worth and find the true meaning of happiness.

  • Appropriate for audiences 5 and up

That December Show! Snow White & The Seven Aliens

Written by Judith Dixon and Adapted by Mareka Martin

Director - Mareka Martin

Music Director - Jay Rothenburg

Choreography - Sandi LaPlante

Producer - Kathy Simpson

December 8 - 17, 2023

Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm**

Tickets: $18

  • Please join us for the 10th season of our family-friendly traditional panto.

  • Our annual holiday favourite is sure to please both children and the young at heart.

  • Appropriate for audiences of all ages

**NEW** God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza

Director - Richard Varty

Producer - Mel Hinch

March 1 - 17, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm*

Tickets: $22

  • Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, this dark comedy is about two sets of parents, living in an upscale area of Brooklyn, who meet to discuss an incident where the son of one couple has hurt the son of the other. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks flow, the polite veneer breaks down and the meeting devolves into chaos. “A rancidly funny account of two couples tiptoeing around their mutual dislike” - The Guardian

  • Recommended for 14+: Strong language and adult themes.

Honeymoon in Vegas

Book by Andrew Bergman, Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Director - Sandi LaPlante

Music Director - Ernesto De Luca

Choreographer- Sandi LaPlante

Producer - Mel Hinch

Stage Manager - Judi Erickson

May 3 - 19, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm*

Tickets: $26

  • Based on the hit 1992 film, this hilarious musical features an unusual love triangle. Mild-mannered Brooklynite, Jack, promised his dying mother that he would never get married, but that was before he met his sweet and beautiful girlfriend, Betsy. Haunted by his fear of Mom's retribution, Jack avoids proposing but, when he finally summons the nerve to whisk oh-so-patient Betsy off to Las Vegas to get hitched, a dashing gambler threatens to sweep his fiancée away to a life of luxury in Hawaii. Realizing what he's about to lose, Jack is determined to do anything to give his love story a happy ending. It all adds up to an action-packed honeymoon that no one will ever forget!

  • Some mature themes and language - 13+

Four Play: A Showcase of Play Readings

Producers - Dan Galea, Sandy Bishop, Ros Nacarado & Mel Hinch

May 30 - June 2, 2024

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2pm


  • Every day a different play! Audiences will be treated to a showcase of lightly rehearsed readings of plays by local playwrights. Playwrights are invited to submit plays for consideration - sketches, monologues or full-length plays are accepted. Deadline for submission is November 30, 2023 to Call for Directors - March 2024 & Auditions - April 2024

Wing Ding Tea Room

Saturday, June 1, 2024 ONLY!

10am - 2pm

  • Join us for our annual fundraiser as part of the Cookstown Wing Ding. Enjoy our scrumptious strawberry shortcake and other sweet treats, while learning more about our upcoming season!


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