STAGE CENTRE PRODUCTIONS
proudly present the fourth play of their 40th season
“A surefire winner.” ~ New York Daily News
A delightful and heart-warming comedy
“You’ll stand up and cheer.” ~ WABC-TV
Directed by Lorraine Kimsa
Producer, Stage Manager and Set Designer: Todd Davies
Lighting by Jaime Farley
With Astrid Atherly, Cathy Condie, Brad Emes,
Willene Falconer, Judy Gans, Jennie Garde, Heather Goodall, Nikki Hogan, Isabel Hornstein and Cindy Platten
“… a character driven plot… mixed with comic and dramatic moments… an excellent show with laughs and poignancy along the way.” ~ The Theater Mirror
This well-loved comedy charts the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away at a weekly dancing class. Initially all thumbs and left feet, the group is just getting to grips with the basics when they are asked to take part in a charity gala.
Over the course of several months we meet the group, and all of them have a story to tell. There’s haughty Vera, mouthy Maxine and uptight Andy; bubbly Sylvia and shy Dorothy; eager Lynne and cheerful Rose, and, of course, Geoffrey. At the piano is the dour Mrs. Fraser and spurring them all on, the ever-patient Mavis, a former professional chorus girl, who tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills.
The original production opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, in 1984 and ran for almost three years. It was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy. Stepping Out played on Broadway in 1987 and has been staged successfully world-wide by both professional and amateur companies. A new production plays at London’s Vaudeville Theatre between March and June this year.
Stepping Out was produced as a film in 1991, directed by Lewis Gilbert, and starring Liza Minnelli, with Julie Walters who was nominated for a BAFTA Award.
Stage Centre Productions are offering a highly entertaining version of this well-loved favourite, one not to be missed.
“A funny, slick show which leaves you with a warm glow.” ~ The British Theatre Guide
March 16 – 18 & March 22 – 25, 2017: 8:00 p.m.
March 19 & 25, 2017: 2:00 pm Matinee
“Constantly simmers with laughter.” ~ Sunday Express
Stage Centre Productions’ fourth play of the 40th season at the Fairview Library Theatre, Stepping Out opens on Thursday, March 16, 2017 and runs until Saturday, March 25, 2017. Please call the Box Office at 416-299-5557 to reserve tickets or book on line through http://www.stagecentreproductions.com.
DATES: March 16 to 19 (Thursday to Sunday) and March 22 to 25 (Wednesday to Saturday)
MEDIA/VIP OPENING: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
TIMES: Performances begin at 8:00 p.m., except the matinees on March 19 and 25, which begin at 2:00 p.m.
TICKETS: Adults $30 Seniors/Students $25 To order tickets call 416-299-5557 or click http://www.stagecentreproductions.com.
LOCATION: Fairview Public Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive, North York, steps away from the Don Mills Subway Station on the Sheppard Line. There is plenty of free parking in the Fairview Mall parking lot. Both wheelchair access and hearing devices are available.
Stage Centre Productions, a full repertory theatre company founded in 1977 and dedicated to presenting a wide cross-section of plays, usually offers five productions each season. We are now celebrating our 40th season with Entertaining Angels (September 29 to October 8, 2016), The Best Man (November 24 to December 3, 2016), Strictly Murder (January 26 to February 4, 2017),Stepping Out (March 16 to 25, 2017) and Anything to Declare? (May 18 to 27, 2017). This season is the sixth under Artistic Director Michael James Burgess, who brings many years of experience to the company.
The company constructs all the sets, costumes, wigs and properties required for each production at its rehearsal workshop in Scarborough.
For more information about Stage Centre Productions check out our website at http://www.stagecentreproductions.com.
For further information please contact 416-299-5557