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Sudbury Burlesque takes audiences again to the cabaret

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Sudbury Burlesque, Northern Ontario’s premier burlesque troupe, is on the brink of rejoice love and nostalgia with their newest manufacturing. From Feb. 9-17, Sudbury Burlesque presents Va-Va-Valentine: A Burlesque cabaret at Steve’s Encore Lounge within the Sudbury Theatre Centre, 170 Shaughnessy St.

This newest manufacturing includes a scorching revue with Sudbury Burlesque’s forged of showgirls, accompanied by a dwell trio of native jazz musicians.

With champagne, hors-d’oeuvres, go-go dancing, candy treats, get together favours and native distributors, the occasion guarantees to tantalize and provoke from the second the doorways open to the minute patrons depart.

“We’re going all the way in which again to our roots with this manufacturing,” stated Jess Crowe, the troupe’s inventive director. “We began over 10 years in the past with smaller, extra intimate productions and we’re very excited to get again to performances the place we get to attach with each viewers member.”

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The soundtrack to this Valentine’s Day spectacle may have that swing that harkens to the period of jazz greats and the STC lounge will probably be reworked to really feel similar to the cabarets that gave life to these classics.

Reveals begin at 7:30 p.m. Doorways open at 7 p.m. A money bar will probably be accessible. Sudbury Burlesque exhibits are for audiences 19 years of age and older.

Digital tickets can be found at and bodily tickets might be bought at Knowhere Public Home, 130 Elm St.


Sudbury Music Competition goes dwell in 2023

The 2023 Sudbury Music Competition, previously the Kiwanis Music Competition of Sudbury, will probably be held from March 25 to April 5.

After two years of COVID-19 precautions and restrictions limiting the competition to on-line actions, members will as soon as once more have the chance to assemble in individual and expertise one another’s performances dwell, carrying on a 76-year custom.

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“Our purpose is, and at all times has been, to create as significant an expertise for the members as potential,” Ralph McIntosh, board chair, stated. “The return to an in-person format will probably be a welcome change for the performers, dad and mom and different supporters.”

The competition board is delighted to announce that Louis Simão will probably be persevering with within the function of competition co-ordinator.

“Louis and the organizing board have been working for the previous a number of months to make sure Sudbury and space music college students have an opportunity to carry out and compete as they’ve over the previous 76 years,” McIntosh added. “After two difficult but profitable years, we’re all trying ahead to the return of a dwell, in-person competition.”

The return to an in-person competition can even require the help of group volunteers to help with the supervision of varied competition actions. We invite music lovers and supporters to contact Simão at [email protected] or 416-532-8209.

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Registration is open till Jan. 31. To study extra, please go to 

PA days on the STC

Exploration and enjoyable are the important thing phrases for the Sudbury Theatre Centre’s PA day theatre camps, for youth aged eight to 12.

Six full-day camps will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the next dates: Feb. 3; March 10; April 28; and June 9.

This system contains collaborative actions and video games designed to construct creativeness, confidence and artistic expression.

College students will get pleasure from studying drama fundamentals similar to role-playing, tableaux and stage-blocking. Character work and storytelling actions constructing on the theme of relationships and respect will problem college students to assume critically and creatively.

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The camps will probably be led by Garrett Carr. Enrolment is proscribed to twenty college students. Masks are now not obligatory. Actions will probably be held in tutorial areas that promote bodily distancing. Hand sanitizer will probably be available all through the constructing and within the washrooms.

Dad and mom might register their youngsters for a couple of camp, however funds will probably be collected for one camp at a time. The price is $65 per day (contains HST) or $60 for present STC Academy college students. After-care till 5 p.m. is on the market upon request for an extra $10 per day.

For extra data, together with registration kinds, go to To register, e mail accomplished kinds to the STC field workplace at and name 705-674-8381 ext. 1 to supply cost.

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Jazz Sudbury kicks off 2023 by celebrating Black Historical past Month

Jazz Sudbury is preparing for its inaugural Black Historical past Month celebration, which takes place Feb. 25. This addition to the Jazz Sudbury calendar guarantees to be a charming occasion that options Order of Canada composer and pianist, Joe Sealy.

Africville Tales is Sealy’s new presentation that builds on his Juno award-winning Africville Suite. Africville Tales will current lesser-known tales concerning the individuals and their group.

Established in 1847, Africville was nestled on the shores of the Bedford Basin on the north finish of Halifax and was Canada’s oldest Black group. It was razed within the late Nineteen Sixties as an city enchancment measure. 

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Africville needed to overcome a large number of challenges however managed to outlive for greater than a century, till the ultimate constructing was demolished in 1970. The tales surrounding George Dixon, Joe Louis, Portia White and Duke Ellington mix to create the legacy of this distinctive Canadian group.

For greater than 5 a long time Sealy has loved a profitable profession as a musician, actor, composer, music director and recording artist. Throughout this time, he has been featured on quite a few tv exhibits, toured all through North America and Europe, and labored with many main names within the leisure business. Some notable milestones embody six months on the street with Blood, Sweat and Tears; a 19-concert tour of Africville Suite, together with an look on the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC; and a 20-city tour of Timothy Findlay’s Piano Man’s Daughter, with Veronica Tennant and Sylvia Tyson.

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Becoming a member of Sealy for this presentation is the esteemed Jackie Richardson, one in every of Canada’s foremost singers of gospel, blues and jazz. Identified internationally, her musical profession has been enriched by quite a few performances with Celine Dion, Maureen Forrester, Anne Murray, Oliver Jones, Martha Reeves and Mavis Staples.

Paul Novotny, Daniel Barnes and Alison Younger can even be a part of Sealy and Richardson. 

“We’re excited to be returning to the beautiful Place des Arts for Jazz Sudbury’s first live performance of the yr,” Louis Simão, director of Jazz Sudbury, stated in a launch. “We invite our core viewers and newcomers alike to expertise what guarantees to be a night of unbelievable music and storytelling that celebrates and brings to life this essential a part of Canadian historical past.”

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There can even be a digital workshop and Q&A on Feb. 21 at 8:30 a.m. along with Sudbury Secondary Faculty and different taking part colleges.

Tickets for Africville Tales can be found for buy on the Locations des Arts field workplace (on the nook of Elgin and Larch Streets). For extra data on Jazz Sudbury, go to or Pupil pricing will probably be accessible with a sound pupil ID.

AGS hosts David Milne exhibit 

The Artwork Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., invitations you to a brand new exhibition, titled Blazes Alongside the Path: Exploring David Milne’s Imaginative Imaginative and prescient. It options works by distinguished Canadian artist David Milne (1882-1953), organized and circulated by Artwork Windsor-Essex and curated by Christopher Finn. 

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This exhibition presents a choice of works from core areas of Milne’s inventive apply in oil portray, watercolours and dry-point prints. All works on show have been drawn from Artwork Windsor-Essex’s everlasting assortment. 

Milne’s inventive significance rests on his targeted and deeply private art-making methods. Milne studied in New York Metropolis the place he was uncovered to the modernist pondering of latest American artists, in addition to exhibitions displaying present artwork from Europe. These experiences served to encourage his explorations inside his inventive apply, main him to probe what was on the core of a person’s creativity. 

Milne’s aesthetic revelations signify interpretations of place that includes undeveloped landscapes, in addition to city environments. His artwork demonstrates his skill to adapt, and to manage instruments and supplies for manufacturing, resulting in the expressiveness of his imaginative and prescient. 

The exhibition continues till March 19. Admission is free with donation. 

There are three different exhibitions exhibiting on the Artwork Gallery of Sudbury concurrently with this exhibition: The Areas In-Between (stairwell and Gallery 2); Frank M. Stark: The Budd Automobile Practice from Sudbury to White River (Gallery 2, on show till Jan. 29); and Inventive Children (Gallery 3, on show till Jan. 29). 

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to five p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. For extra data or to e-book a go to, please go to or name 705-675-4871. 


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