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March 2012 - Theatre Sarnia


Organization:  Theatre Sarnia

Mission: Theatre Sarnia is a member-driven arts service organization with a unique mandate: to develop and support art and culture in Sarnia-Lambton through annual offerings of stage productions and programs, as well as to provide the premier entertainment/community venue in Lambton County in the Imperial Theatre.

History: 1927 to 2011 - 84 Seasons of Great Performances !
Theatre Sarnia, established in 1927, is one of the oldest continuously operating Community Theatre groups in Canada and is the owner and operator of the Imperial Theatre. It is a completely self funded, not for profit registered charity that is supported by ticket sales, theatre rentals, sponsorships, donations and fund raising activity.
Over the years Theatre Sarnia has won many awards for acting, directing, stage managing, ensemble playing, make-up, lighting, sound design, set design and creation of special costume pieces. Graduates of the theatre group have taken up many positions in various fields of the theatrical community.

Programs:  2011-2012 celebrates Theatre Sarnia's 85th season and features both musicals and comedies.  2 shows reamin for this season playbill: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and Perfect Wedding.  In addition to our own programming, we also have a full schedule of evetns and productions taking place at the Imperial Theatre that we hope you'll come out and enjoy.  The Theatre is also a great place to hold events for your company or community group.  If you're interested in a book, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Things You Can Do: The Imperial Theatre is grateful to it's many dedicated volunteers of all ages and provides many opportunities for involvement in the operation of the Theatre. Some opportunities to expand your horizons include: box office, bartending and front of house.  Every performce put on by Theatre Sarnia is full of volunteers who share their talent with the community.  If you're interested in participating in a show, we invite you to join us for auditions.  If you cannot volunteer or don't think you have the chops for the stage, support Theatre Sarnia by coming out to a show and enjoying the wonderful work of our group.

Nominated Because: "Theatre Sarnia encourages the development of the performing arts in our community, providing local talent the opportunity to showcase their skills.  Theatre Sarnia enhances the downtown core by attracting local residents to the region and provides them with  live entertainment.  Theatre Sarnia is a prime example of an organization committed to improving our community.  Many of the staff at the Theatre donate their time and energy to a cause that encourages the development of performing arts locally." ~ Kevin Smith