2020 Season

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PRE & POST-SHOW BUFFET MEALS
Join us for a pre-show buffet meal in our upstairs Eugene Burrell Hall for most shows. Post-show meals available upon request. Roast beef, chicken or turkey with all the trimmings, potatoes, vegetables, salads and sumptuous desserts. Coffee and tea included. Cash bar. Seating is at tables of 8.

The Burrell Hall & upstairs washrooms are accessible for all shows and events by the Stirling Library elevator, right next door to the theatre.

 

(Updated December 29, 2019)

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STIRLING FESTIVAL THEATRE 2020

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Celtic Kitchen Party – Sat January 25 – 2 PM & 8 PM    Burrell Hall

Celtic Kitchen Party return again and kick off our 2020 season. Come conjure up that down-home feeling with a mix of traditional and contemporary Celtic music.

Wonderful World of Wizardry School – Mon February 17 – Noon until 5 PM    Burrell Hall

Family Day weekend fun. The Eugene Burrell Upper Hall is transformed into your favourite wizard’s school. Taste Butter Beer. Try the Sorting Hat. Make and design your own wand and learn spells.

How to Succeed in Show Business (We’re Really Trying) – Sat February 22 – 7 PM    Main Stage

Gala evening Cabaret starring two of SFT’s favourite performers, JP Baldwin and Debbie Collins. An evening filled with songs, dance and stories covering JP and Debbie’s decades in show business.

CDHS Jazz Bands Fundraiser – Sat March 7 – 7 PM    Main Stage

This award-winning band has been called “The Best Ever”. The CDHS Band returns with another fundraiser for the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation.

The Pirate of Oak Lake – Young Company March Break Show – Friday March 13 – Sunday March 22    Main Stage

It’s summer camp on Oak Lake. A group of campers come across an old man that they are convinced is a pirate. Old John Copper just wants to be left alone. Come sail away to Oak Lake.

Red Dirt Skinners – Sat March 21 – 8 PM    Main Stage

Described by Roots Music Canada as the Pink Floyd of folk music, the Red Dirt Skinners are multi award winning, multi-instrumentalist husband/wife duo of Rob and Sarah Skinner.

Dare to Dance with Debbie and J.P. (Part de Deux) – Sat March 28 – 7 PM    Burrell Hall

Debbie Collins and JP Baldwin return to the Eugene Burrell Upper Hall for another fun night of dance lessons. This event sold out last year and is sure to again this year.

Zachary Stevenson’s Tribute to Buddy Holly – Sun March 29 – 3 PM    Main Stage

Back by popular demand. Zachary Stevenson has played the starring role as Buddy Holly in more than a dozen productions of the Buddy Holly Story across North America.

Stirling Music Instrument Lending Library Fundraiser – Sat April 4 – 8 PM     Burrell Hall

Come enjoy an evening of local music for a great cause. The Stirling MILL lends musical instruments to children/teens and families. Proceeds from the evening goes to support this great new initiative.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater – Thu April 9 – 7 PM    Main Stage     * This show runs 90 minutes without intermission *

Straight from Las Vegas, the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is back for a return engagement with rescued animals turned circus entertainers.

Opry Gold – Sat April 18 – 2 Shows – 2 PM and 8 PM    Main Stage

Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band present the history of the Grand Ole Opry.

Love Letters – By A.R. Gurney – Sat April 25 – 7 PM    Burrell Hall

The classic love story and Pulitzer-nominated play by A.R. Gurney about the correspondence between childhood friends that grows into a love interest. Performed by Ken MacDougall and Jane McClelland.

Homeward Bound – The Simon and Garfunkel Tribute – Sat May 9 – 7 PM    Main Stage

Homeward Bound is a new show that celebrates the music of Simon and Garfunkel.

She Grew Funny – Sat May 16 – 8 PM    Main Stage

This touching, true and very funny story of how comedian, Joanne O’Sullivan’s (former writer on This Hour Has 22 Minutes) life changed when her daughter turned 6. She Grew Funny is a look at the age-old connection between comedy and tragedy.

Menopause The Musical – Thu May 21 – One Show Only!    7:30 PM    Main Stage

Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more.

Shenanigans Showcase – Sun May 31   1 PM    Main Stage
This 3rd annual showcase features some of the talented local musicians from the previous three days of Stirling’s Front Porch Shenanigans.

Stand Up, Stirling – Sat June 6 – 8 PM    Burrell Hall

The Stirling Festival Theatre’s brand of stand-up comedy is back with a new crop of some of the country’s finest stand-up comedians. Stay tuned for the lineup.

Surfin’ Safari – Sat June 13 – 7 PM    Main Stage

Surfin Safari: The Ultimate Beach Party Show celebrates the music of Jimmy Buffet, Frankie Avalon, Jan & Dean, The Ventures and, of course… The Beach Boys!

Brighton All Star Concert Band – Sat June 20 – 8 PM    Main Stage

This volunteer band whose age range is 20’s to 80’s plays all the big band favourites.

Theatre Camp (July) – Mon July 6 – Fri July 10    9 AM to 4 PM
8 to 12 year olds will enjoy a week of song, dance, improvisation and trips to the park with a ‘Family and Friends Showcase’ on the final day.

Brothers Gibb – Bee Gees Tribute – Fri July 17 – 7 PM    Main Stage

Enjoy the amazing harmonies and infectious dance beats of the Bee Gees.

2nd Annual Stirling Silver Film Festival – Sat July 18 & Sun July 19   Main Stage

Film festival featuring short films from all over the world.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid – Young Company Summer Show – Thu August 6 – Sun August 16    Main Stage

The classic Disney musical based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson. Featuring all of your favourite characters like Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula.

Jersey Nights – Fri August 21 – 7 PM    Main Stage

Calling all fans of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Jersey Nights captures the soaring lead vocals and distinctive harmonies of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Theatre Camp (August) – Mon August 24 – Fri August 28    9 AM to 4 PM
8 to 12 year olds will enjoy a week of song, dance, improvisation and trips to the park with a ‘Family and Friends Showcase’ on the final day.

Marie Bottrell Rock of Ages – Sat August 29 – 2 PM    Main Stage

Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer, CCMA and Juno award winner, Marie Bottrell and her band explore the rich history of country gospel music.

Stirling Speakeasy – Sat September 12 – 8 PM    Burrell Hall

The Eugene Burrell is transformed in a 1920’s Speakeasy. With period music, great food, cocktails and loads more fun. Please remember the secret password.

Hastings! The Musical – Wed September 17 – Sunday September 20    Main Stage

A co-production with Tweed and Company. This irreverent, foot-stomping, laugh out loud new show features a stellar cast of eight who all play instruments and brand new music from some of Canada’s top composers.

Andrew Martin’s Amore – Fri September 25 – 7 PM    Main Stage

Powered by his rich, natural voice, Andrew Martin’s journey continues with his newest mainstream album, Amore. Love songs sung with the passion that only Andrew and deliver. Get swept away in your emotions when you listen.

The Real Housewives of Hastings County – Dinner Theatre  –  Fri October 2 & Sat October 3 – 6 PM    Burrell Hall

Dinner theatre returns with another hilarious whodunit based on the popular reality TV show.

All Choired Up – Fri October 16 to Sun Oct 2525    Main Stage

The fall Young Company show is a world premiere of Ken MacDougall and Kieren MacMillan’s musical about competitive choirs.

No Tenors Allowed – Sat October 24 – 8 PM    Main Stage

Starring International opera star and Belleville born, Matthew Zadow. Why should tenors have all the fun? Baritones are fighting for their time in the spotlight.

Stand Up, Stirling – Sat November 7 – 8 PM    Burrell Hall

The Stirling Festival Theatre’s brand of stand-up comedy is back with a new crop of some of the country’s finest stand-up comedians. Stay tuned for the lineup.

A Christmas Carol – A Staged Reading  –  Sun December 20 – 2PM    Burrell Hall
Amidst the Panto craziness, enjoy a staged reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with all the characters being played by two actors – Ken MacDougall and Jane McClelland. Treats will be served and holiday beverages available. An event for the whole family.

Sleeping Beauty Panto – Fri November 22 to Thu December 31    Main Stage

Princess Slumber-Lee can’t stay awake. Prince Machiato can’t fall asleep. The evil sorceress, Malignifent, has cast a spell on the kingdom. Come help break the spell!