Thursday, September 30, 2010

3rd Annual Rotary Show of Shows To Benefit the Soo Theatre Sun Oct 3

The Soo Theatre Project wraps up its 2010 show season with the third annual benefit variety show presented by the Sault Ste. Marie Rotary Club and the Chippewa Sunrise Rotary Club to be held on Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. The Rotary Show of Shows is comprised of highlights from all the productions presented during the Soo Theatre’s recently concluded summer season.

The 2010 Rotary Show of Shows will feature Susan Askwith, Hollyann Beck, Karen Hughes-Beacom, Dennis Brooks, Maureen Delaney-Lehman, Dianna George, Matt Gilbertson, Benjamin Gulder, Mya Hazley, Lola Kennedy, Whittney Laderoute, Wade Leppien, Becky McCauley, Karly McKee, Alyssa Morley, Meaghan Parker, Kellan Perron, Sara Pierce Meijerink, Kelsey Rambo, Mark San Angelo, Sharon San Angelo, Jim Schmidt, George Snyder, Dave Stanaway, Ginger Stratton, Casey Strieter, Melina Talentino, Mary Witucki, and Seth Witucki. Also performing will be the Footlight Dancers and Friends, directed by STARS Dance Director Dianna George.

Master of Ceremonies will be Tom Ewing, joined by special guests of the Sault Rotary Club, all of whom are very entertaining and will add a great deal of fun to the show. Additionally, there will be a special salute to the National Guard’s 1437th Engineering Company who recently returned from Iraq.

Don’t miss the last show of the Soo Theatre 2010 Season! The Rotary Show of Shows will be this Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for the general public are $10.00 and children 12 and under are $5.00. Please call (906) 632-1930 for more information or stop by 534 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to purchase tickets for the show. Our website is at


Monday, September 20, 2010

Sault Symphony Orchestra Opens Season at Soo Theatre Sep 25

The Sault Symphony Orchestra presents
an Orchestral Kaleidoscope

The Sault Symphony Orchestra is excited to present an Orchestral Kaleidoscope to kick off their 38th Season. On September 25, the Soo Theatre in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan will be filled with the sights and sounds of this rich and diverse concert event.

Orchestral Kaleidoscope offers a prismatic approach to both the repertoire and the physical movements of the orchestra. Conductor Dr. John Wilkinson leads the orchestra through a variety of classical and pops favorites, while the musicians themselves create a physical movement of sound as they journey through the theatre and the audience.

The diverse program includes such favorite classics as Antonio Vivaldi's “Concerto Grosso in B minor, Opus 3 No. 10” from L'Estro Armonico, Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, W. A. Mozart's “Adagio” from Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, and Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky's “Finale” from Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 among many others.

This evening of music and movement also features a special performance of Firewagon Hockey, an original Canadian composition by Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario's own Stephen Mallinger. Audiences will also receive a special solo violin performance by this year's Kiwanis Shield Award winner, Victoria Jones, and they will delight in a variety of pops arrangements including a Star Wars medley and selections from Fiddler on the Roof.

When: September 25, 2010
Where: Soo Theatre, 534 Ashmun Street, Sault MI
When: 8pm
Cost: $32 (adults) and $12 (Students) (at par)

Also part of the 38th season, the Sault Symphony will present a screening of the Disney film Fantasia 2000, with a live orchestral soundtrack performance on November 13, as well as the full-stage production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas starting on December 8.

Tickets to Orchestral Kaleidoscope as well as all concerts for the 38th Season are on sale now online at,, or in person at the Community Theatre Centre Box Office in the Station Mall.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Family Fun with the Kid and Nic Show Sun Sep 19

The Soo Theatre Project and the Satisfied Frog Pub present
The Kid and Nic Show
Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM

The Soo Theatre Project, in conjunction with the Satisfied Frog Pub, are pleased to present the Kid and Nic Show of Orange County, Calfornia. This 1½ hour benefit show features Kirk (Kid) Tracy on tenor sax, harmonica and vocals; Nicole (Nic) Tracy on vocals and congas; Anna Stadlman on guitar; Daren Burns on bass; and Doug Birmingham on drums. Their performance is a mix of jazz, blues, rock, and comedy. Audience participation and dancing will be encouraged!

All proceeds benefit the Soo Theatre Project. Ticket prices are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students K-12. A maximum box office charge of $30 per family is available (restrictions apply). Please call (906) 632-1930 for more information or stop by 534 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to purchase tickets for the show. Website:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Historic Lake Superior Scenes in 3-D at Soo Theatre Sep 18!

A time machine to visit the shores of Lake Superior in the 1870s? Well, maybe not, but Jack Deo’s 3-D show “Gems of Lake Superior” is the next best thing, and it will be presented at the Soo Theatre in Sault, Michigan, Saturday, September 18, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Deo, owner of Superior Views in Marquette, Michigan, has assembled a collection of stereoscopic images taken by the photographer B. F. Childs in 1872. Mr. Childs hired a Chippewa guide, and toured the big lake in a Mackinac boat, capturing scenic views along the way with his large and complex camera. These images were sold to the public and were intended for use in a stereo-opticon viewer popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Thanks to a digitizing process now available, Deo can project them on a large screen so that spectators wearing 3-D glasses can enjoy them. In fact they may feel that they went along on that trip that took place almost one hundred forty years ago!

The show has been presented this summer to enthusiastic audiences in Marquette, Calumet, Duluth, Ashland, Wisconsin, and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Deo presents about 200 views, along with brief commentary. Scenes likely to be of special interest to Sault residents on both sides of the river include Native American camps at the rapids and Batchewana, the shipping canal (when there was only one lock), Montreal River, Gros Cap, and early Sault street scenes. Although not on Lake Superior, a few views of Mackinac Island will also be given in the Sault show, since the island is part of the neighborhood.

Speaking of the program, Deo said “Wearing 3-D glasses, this show lets you experience the depths of the mines, the heights of Thunder Cape, and a look through the caves of the Pictured Rocks. You will see breathtaking waterfalls and early views of the ships, mining camps, rivers and towns along the shore of Lake Superior. It’s art and history, too. Most early photographers were artists before taking up photography, so you’re going to see some incredible photographs.”

The matinee performance is at 2 p.m., and admission to that show will be free for students 18 years old and younger. (Children twelve and under must be accompanied by an adult.) This special admission is possible thanks to a grant from the Hudson Foundation of Sault, Michigan. The matinee show will include a few views aimed at a younger audience, but otherwise will be much the same as the 7:30 evening performance and thus adults may choose the time that fits their schedules best. Both shows will last about one hour.

Proceeds from the shows will benefit the two sponsoring organizations — the Chippewa County Historical Society, and the Soo Theatre Project. Adult admission is $10.00 for either show. Students 18 and under can get a free ticket for the matinee, or pay $5.00 for the evening show. All tickets will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Soo Theatre Office and the Gift Shop at the Chippewa County Historical Society. Call 906-632-1930 for more information.

Stereo-optical image of Chief Kawbawgam

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Don't miss The Kid and Nic Show Sept. 19!

The Soo Theatre Project presents
The Kid and Nic Show
Sunday, September 19th at 7:00 pm.

This Soo Theatre benefit show features Kirk (Kid) Tracy on tenor sax, harmonica and vocals; Nicole (Nic) Tracy on vocals and congas; Kevin Slagg on guitar; Daren Burns on bass; and Doug Birmingham on drums. Kid and Nic, from Orange County, California, met in the 90s; Kid was a working saxophonist who played live with The Shirelles, The Ink Spots, Dave Wakeling (The English Beat and General Public) and recorded the Epic Records debut release of the swing/ska group Save Ferris. Nicole was acting in Shakespearean plays, Neil Simon, various musicals, and she played a character on the television series Beverly Hills 90210.

This duo have been together ever since and haven’t looked back! Their interactive performances are high-energy with a blend of swingin' blues and rock and roll. They have been featured on The Discovery Channel and The Food Network's Bobby Flay's Food Nation. Their tours have taken them to as many as fifteen states from the House of Blues stage in Hollywood and Anaheim to clubs, casinos, theaters, festivals and special events across the country.

This family-friendly benefit show is sponsored in part by the Satisfied Frog Pub, with all proceeds to benefit the Soo Theatre Project, Inc. Tickets for the show are $10.00 for adults and kids 12 and under are $5.00. A maximum box office charge of $30 per family is available (restrictions apply). Please call (906) 632-1930 for more information or stop by 534 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to purchase tickets for the show.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

One Night Only: An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein Sep 2

Soo Theatre Project presents

An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Thursday, September 2nd at 7:30 pm

Mike Dempsey and Friends will be having a Benefit performance for the Soo Theatre Project this Thursday, September 2, 2010. Joining Mr. Dempsey will be vocalists Eric Shaw from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; John Young of Farmington Hills, Michigan; Karen Hughes of Pickford, Michigan; and from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Maureen Delaney-Lehman, and Lola Kennedy. Radio personality Tom Ewing will be narrating, Eric Gadzinski will be playing percussion, and Gig Stewart will be playing the double bass. An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein is arranged by Mike Dempsey and directed by Stu Packard.

This one-night-only evening performance will include songs from South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Oklahoma, and many more. Don’t miss An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein, a Benefit performance for the Soo Theatre Project.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $5 for children 12 and under. Please call (906) 632-1930 for more information or stop by 534 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to purchase tickets for the show.

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