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The South Simcoe Theatre Announces its 2024-25 Season!


Announcement: Our 2023-25 Season


We are delighted to announce our 2024-25 season! Stay tuned for our call for creatives coming shortly, as well as audition notices in the spring, summer and fall! Sign up for our newsletter at TheSouthSimcoeTheatre.com/emailupdates to have all the latest news delivered to your inbox!


 

The Secret Garden

Music and Lyrics by Marsha Norman

Music by Lucy Simon

Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett


Dates: November 1-17, 2024


This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers," spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. SST is pleased to finally bring this to the stage after having been pre-empted during rehearsals in the spring of 2020 due to the pandemic.


 

That December Show! 

A Christmas Carol - What the Dickens!

Written by Rachel Berchtold

Adapted by Amanda Quibell

Based on the original by Charles Dickens

 

Dates: December 6-15, 2024


This well-loved holiday classic, tells the story of the miserly old curmudgeon, Ebyweezer Scrooge. Meet his loyal, devoted, under-paid, overworked employee, Robert Crotchett, plus a host of other interesting past, present and future friends, and of course acquaintances - whom are all tethered to this one character - Ebyweezer.

 

Join us as we relay the tale through Eby’s burdensome life of his unhealthy abhorrence of anything joyful and good, especially Christmas, and how dealing with 'the man in the mirror’ ends up the centre of roistering mirthfulness, THAT IS Christmas ~ panto style!


 

Having Hope at Home

by David S. Craig


Dates: February 28-March 16, 2025


Carolyn has one evening to make dinner, get married, make peace with her parents, and hide the fact she’s in labour. What could possibly go wrong? On a cold winter night, in a drafty Ontario farmhouse, a baby is about to arrive. But good intentions dissolve as modern medicine meets midwifery in a torrent of family feuding. As tensions rise between three stubborn generations, so does the laughter. It takes a baby to heal the rift in this hilarious, heart-warming story of forgiveness and hope. A light comedy with serious intentions, Canadian playwright David S. Craig shows us how the human heart sometimes takes the longest way home.


 

Pippin

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz


Dates: May 2-18, 2025


The 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfilment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavours, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.


 

Four Play: A Showcase of Play Readings


Dates: June 5-8, 2025


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. Preference will be given to playwrights from Simcoe County and Ontario. Submissions from outside of Canada cannot be accepted. The submission period opens September 2024 and the deadline for submission is November 30, 2025 to FourPlay@TheSouthSimcoeTheatre.com


 

Wing Ding Tea Room


Date: Saturday, June 7, 2025 ONLY!  Time: 10am - 2pm


Join us for our annual fundraiser as part of the Cookstown Wing Ding. Enjoy our scrumptious strawberry shortcake, take a tour of the theatre, and learn about our upcoming season and how to get involved at SST.

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