YES Theatre has been entertaining us here in Sudbury for years and will be going into its 8th production this summer with Billy Elliot. Last week at their annual spring fundraising gala at the Caruso Club the troupe treated us to some exciting news about the direction of the company in the coming years. Known for bringing audiences unique theatre experiences and contemporary musicals with big productions this ambitious young cast is dedicated to further enhancing Northern Ontario’s profile in the arts community. Canadian theatre is experiencing a renaissance and YES Theatre is determined to make Sudbury a part of it!  Come From Away, a musical all about the experience of the folks of Gander, NLFD taking in 7,000 passengers of landed flights during 9/11 has been nominated for 7 Tony Awards, YES Theatre artistic director Alessandro Costantini  himself recently starred in the first production of Prom Queen, a new Canadian musical. We can’t wait to get our tickets!

YES Theatre Orchestra

Bringing full scores, and full lush sound to your favourite productions this new subdivision will feature an orchestra of 20-35 musicians. As a holiday treat each December a family friendly musical selection will be presented in concert for Sudbury audiences. Performing these musicals as they were intended, with a full orchestration and an intimate style, truly letting the music speak for itself. Kicking off the newly minted YES Theatre Orchestra will be a production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast December 6th-9th at December 6th-9th at Glad Tidings Church.

From the Ground Up

Marking new ground in time for their 10th anniversary YES Theatre is gearing up to present its very first original production! This new original musical will debut for Sudbury audiences the summer of 2019 and be a true testament to the artistry of our region. This project will develop over the next two years bringing together local youth and artists to craft the story and music, you guessed it – from the ground up! The end result will be a snapshot of the experience of being a young person in Northern Ontario.

In the meantime don’t miss your chance to catch this summer’s production of Billy Elliot, August 4th-20th at Sudbury Theatre Centre. This is an unforgettable story of a young boy with a passion for dance against the odds in a Northern mining town. With music by the iconic Elton John and winner of 10 Tony awards this show will have you dancing the whole way home! Tickets are available now through the STC Box office or by visiting



Jessica Lovelace is a Public Relations and Communications grad, musical theatre enthusiast, lover of live music and part-time unicorn tamer. Some have said that the Big Dripper from Sub City is a regional delicacy and the perfect end to a Sudbury Saturday Night – Jessica is definitely one of those people. No, the hair is not a perm.

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