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Production History

There’s a complete listing of our shows since Shuswap Theatre was formed in 1977, along with Playwrights and Directors. For a brief, visual journey, watch this video slideshow created for our 45th Anniversary in 2022.

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Date Title Playwright Director

47th Season

Spring 2024 Outside Mullingar John Patrick Shanley Kim MacMillan
Winter 2024 Dry Streak Leann Minogue Howard DeLong
Fall 2023

Treasure Island

Ken Ludwig

Julia Body

46th Season

Spring 2023 Concord Floral Jordan Tannahill Elizabeth Ann Skelhorne
Winter 2023 The 39 Steps Patrick Barlow Julia Body
Fall 2022

The Secret Garden

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon

Director Liz Hobbs
Music Direction by Kelly Coubrough & Jean MacLennan

45th Season

Spring 2022 The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble Beth Graham Julia Body
Winter 2022 Love Letters A.R. Gurney Kim MacMillan
Christmas 2021

The Coyotes’ Christmas

Peter Anderson Howard DeLong
Fall 2021

Hilda’s Yard

Norm Foster Chris Iversen

44th Season (Season of COVID 19)

November 2020 Dead Men Don’t Do Radio Plays Allison Williams Julia Body (2 short film noir radio plays, recorded with live audience)
September 2020 Outside Mullingar Patrick Shanley Kim MacMillan (Filmed public reading broadcast on YouTube)
August 2020 Walkabout Theatre Various Various (6 short plays performed simultaneously outdoors)

43rd Season

Spring 2020 The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble Beth Graham

Julia Body

Cancelled due to pandemic

Winter 2020 A Red Plaid Shirt Michael Wilmot Frank Manning
Fall 2019 The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum, Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Herbert Stothart James Fagan Tait

42nd Season

Spring 2019 Lend Me a Tenor Ken Ludwig Julia Body
Winter 2019 Trying Joanna McClelland Glass Kim MacMillan
Christmas 2018 Santa’s Zombie Apocalypse Bradley Walton Gloria Cox
Fall 2018 Odd Jobs Frank Moher Danielle Dunn-Morris

41st Season

Spring 2018 Perfect Pie Judith Thompson Elizabeth Ann Skelhorne
Winter 2018 Opening Night Norm Foster Paul Kirkwood-Hackett
Fall 2017 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare Liz Hobbs

40th Season

Spring 2017 Jewel Joan MacLeod Elizabeth Ann Skelhorne
Winter 2017 Stereotype High Jeffrey Harr Julia Body
Fall 2016 Mary Poppins Disney and Cameron MacIntosh Kim MacMillan, Jean MacLennan, Carolyn Wonacott

39th Season

Spring 2016 I Had a Job I Liked. Once. Guy Vanderhaeghe Marcus Smith
Winter 2016 Welfarewell Cat Delaney Evelyn Birch
Christmas 2015 Rapunzel: a Tangled Tale Peter Zednik Julia Body
Fall 2015 Bedtime Stories Norm Foster Paul Kirkwood-Hackett

38th Season

Spring 2015

Pack of Lies Peter Whitemore Kim MacMillan
Winter 2015 My Narrator
Norm Foster
Joan MacLeod
Kate McKie
Elizabeth Ann Skelhorne
Christmas 2014 Bah! Humbug! Tina & Bob Burdidge Paul Kirkwood-Hackett
Fall 2014 The Odd Couple Neil Simon Julia Body

37th Season

Spring 2014 The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (abridged) The Reduced Shakespeare Company Evelyn Birch
Winter 2014 Distracted Lisa Loomer Adele Kuyek
Fall 2013 Little Shop of Horrors Alan Menken, Howard Ashman Julia Body

36th Season

Spring 2013 The Herbal Bed Peter Whelan Kim MacMillan
Winter 2013 The Curious Savage John Patrick Lois Archer-Duell
Christmas 2012 How the Grins Stole Christmas Various July Body & Gloria Cox
Fall 2012 Mending Fences Norm Foster Danielle Dunn-Morris
Summer 2012 Legend! Kenthen Thomas, James Bowlby James Bowlby

35th Season

Spring 2012 If I Were You Alan Ayckbourn James Bowlby
Winter 2012 Leading Ladies Ken Ludwig Julia Body
Christmas 2011 Stressmas Lana Caputi, Leora Cashe & Alison Kelly Lana Caputi?
Fall 2011 Renovation: The Musical Peter Blacklock Peter Blacklock
Summer 2011 Sweet Susie of the Shuswap James Bowlby James Bowlby

34th Season

Spring 2011 Heartbreak House George Bernard Shaw James Bowlby
Winter 2011 Wrong for Each Other Norm Foster Kim MacMillan
Christmas 2010 The Golden Bird James Bowlby James Bowlby
Fall 2010 Chimera Wendy Lil Julia Body
Summer 2010 Shipwrecked Donald Marguilies James Bowlby

33rd Season

Spring 2010

The Fighting Days Wendy Lil Julia Body
Winter 2010 Two Gents William Shakespeare (adapted) James Bowlby
Christmas 2009 Stranded  Musical revue Peter Blacklock
Fall 2009 American Modern
Not Enough Rope
Joanna McClelland Glass

Elizabeth Ann  Skelhorne
Rebecca Marchand

32nd Season

Spring 2009 Emily Peter Blacklock Marcus Smith
Winter 2009 Marion Bridge  Daniel McIvor Gayle Heinrich
Christmas 2008 The Wonderful World of Mother Goose Norma Robbins James Bowlby
Fall 2008 Outlaw Norm Foster Julia Body

31st Season

Spring 2008 Dancock’s Dance Guy Vanderhaeghe Gayle Heinrich
Winter 2008 The Attic, the Pearls & Three Fine Girls Martha Ross, Alessa Dufresne, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Jennifer Brewin, Alisa Palmer and Leah Cherniak Julia Body
Christmas 2007 Aladdin James Barry James Bowlby
Fall 2007 Kiss the Sun, Kiss the Moon Norm Foster Danielle Dunn-Morris

30th Season

Spring 2007  Death and the Maiden Ariel Dorfman Arthur Channer
Winter 2007  Halo Josh MacDonald Jean Brighouse
Christmas 2006  Puss in Boots James Barry James Bowlby
Fall 2006 The Fantastiks Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones Steve Heal
Summer 2006 Sowing Seeds in Danny Shirley Jean Tucker Shirley Jean Tucker

29th Season

Spring 2006 What I Did Last Summer A. R. Gurney Lois Archer-Duell
Winter 2006 Some Assembly Required Eugene Strickland Arther Channer
January 2006

Hey, Nurse, I’ve Gotta
Dead Speak

Shirley Jean Tucker

Deborah Chapman & Jack Bowers

Shirley Jean Tucker

Deborah Chapman
Music: Tom Brighouse

Christmas 2005 No Time for Christmas  Jane Petch James Bowlby
Fall 2005 Moon Over Buffalo  Ken Ludwig Julia Body

28th Season

Spring 2005 Proof David Auburn Steve Heal
Winter 2005 Taking Steps Alan Ayckbourn James Bowlby
Christmas 2004 The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky Dianna Wright
October 2004 Don’t Dress for Dinner Marc Camoletti Gerry Chatelaine
Fall 2004 On Golden Pond Ernest Thompson Paul Kirkwood-Hackett

27th Season

Spring 2004 Your Loving Kind and True, Jack Boy Shirley Jean Tucker Shirley Jean Tucker
Winter 2004 Five Women Wearing the Same Dress Alan Ball Jean Brighouse
January 2004

Voices and Verses

Janey For Jane

Karen Bissenden, Lois Higgins

Jaci Metivier

Karen Bissenden, Lois Higgins & John Vissien

Jaci Metivier

Christmas 2003 Hairy and the Three Little Pigs Jane Petch Jane Petch
Fall 2003 Jupiter in July Norm Foster Gabriel Newman
Summer 2003 Queen of the Shuswap Shirley Jean Tucker Shirley Jean Tucker

26th Season

Spring 2003 Strangers Among Us  Aron Bushowski Julia Body
Winter 2003 Puppet on a String Georges Feydeau James Bowlby
Fall 2002 The Affections of May Norm Foster Fran Gebhard

25th Season

Spring 2002 Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare Steve Heal
Winter 2002 How the Other Half Loves Alan Ayckbourn James Bowlby
Christmas 2001 Christmas Presence Phil Gibbs Phil Gibbs
Fall 2001 Stardust Mitchell Parish, songs by Hoagy Carmichael & others Voni Grindler

24th Season

Spring 2001 Arms and the Man George Bernard Shaw James Bowlby
Winter 2001 Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) Anne-Marie MacDonald Jean Brighouse
Fall 2000 Yesteryear Joanna McLelland Glass Janet Michael

23rd Season

Spring 2000 Quilters Molly Newman & Barbara Darnashek, Music & lyrics: Barbara Damashek Steve Heal
Winter 2000 Ratz and Alma Shirley Jean Tucker Shirley Jean Tucker
Christmas 1999 The Legend of St. Nicholas Arne Zaslove
Music: Robert Davidson
James Bowlby
Music Director: Joan Southworth

22nd Season

Spring 1999 The Children’s Hour Lillian Hellman Steve Heal
Winter 1999 The Motor Trade Norm Foster Frank Manning
Fall 1998 Rough Crossing Tom Stoppard James Bowlby

21st Season

Spring 1998 Othello William Shakespeare James Bowlby
Winter 1998 Seven Stories Morris Panych Jean Brighouse?
Fall 1997 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Steve Heal

20th Season

Spring 1997  The Cave Dwellers William Saroyan Lois Archer-Duell
Winter 1997 Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me  Frank McGuiness Frank Manning
Fall 1996 California Suite  Neil Simon Lesley Gibbs, Sid Harrison, Alex MacRae

19th Season

Spring 1996 An Enemy of the People Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Arthur Miller Glory Kinoshta
Winter 1996 Silver Dagger  David French James Bowlby
Fall 1995 Sunshine Boys  Neil Simon Agnes Rudeen
Summer 1995 Tapestry Carole King Voni Grindler, Music Director Steve Heal, Arrangements: Jim Johnston, Choreographer: Lynn deschner-Wignal

18th Season

Spring 1995 The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank
Trans.: B. M. Moovaart
Steve Heal
Winter 1995 ’59 Pink Thunderbird (Laundry & Bourbon; Lone Star) James McLure Phil Gibbs
Frank Manning
Fall 1994 Bedroom Farce Alan Ayckbourn James Bowlby
Summer 1994 I Oughta Be in Pictures Jupiter Theatre Voni Grindler

17th Season

Spring 1994 Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller Steve Heal
Winter 1994 Blue Window Craig Lucas James Bowlby
? 18 Wheels John Gray Voni Grindler (Jupiter Theatre)
Musical Director: Steve Heal
Fall 1993 The Premature Corpse Mike Johnson Gerry Chatelain
Summer 1993 Local Talent Colleen Curran Glory Kinoshta

16th Season

Spring 1993 The Real World Michel Tremblay Shirley Jean Tucker
Winter 1993 The Hollow Agatha Christie David Harrop
Fall 1992 Gold Dust Ad. from Moliere’s The Miser by Jon Jory & Jim Wann Steve Heal
Music Director: Rich Thorne
Choreography: Barb Osbourne
Summer 1992 Sleuth Anthony Schaffer Voni Grindler, Jupiter Theatre
Summer 1992 Cobwebs in the Grass  Joyce Dunn Shirley Jean Tucker

15th Season

Spring 1992 The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams Glory Kinoshta
Winter 1992 First Night Jack Neary Susan Turczyn

Fall 1991

The Gazebo Alec Coppel, Myra Coppel Agnes Rudeen

Fall 1991

The Seahorse Edward J. Moore Voni Grindler, Jupiter Theatre

14th Season

Spring 1991

Leaving Home David French Steve Heal

Winter 1991

Chapter Two Neil Simon Susan Turczyn

Fall 1990

Quiet in the Land Anne Chislett Glory Kinoshta

Summer 1990

Vanities Jack Heifner Mario Crudo

Summer 1990

The Dock Brief John Mortimer Steve Heal

13th Season

Spring 1990

Bordertown Cafe Kelly Rebarr James Bowlby

Winter 1990

The Lunch Hour Jean Kerr Agnes Rudeen

Fall 1989

Tricks Jon Jory, Music: Jerry Blatt, Lyrics: Lonnie Bernstein Steve Heal
Music Director: Rich Thorne
Choreographer: Barb Osbourne

Summer 1989

Salt Water Moon David French Steve Heal

Summer 1989

Brighton Beach Memoirs Neil Simon Voni Grindler

12th Season

Spring 1989

Gwendoline James W. Nichol Shirley Jean Tucker

Winter 1989

The Octette Bridge Club P. J. Barry Bridie Cassidy

Fall 1988

Twelfth Night William Shakespeare Steve Heal

Summer 1988

The Mumberly Inheritance Warren Graves Steve Heal

Summer 1988

Same Time Next Year Bernard Slade Shirley Jean Tucker

11th Season

Spring 1988

 Can You See Me Yet? Timothy Findlay James Bowlby

Winter 1988

 See How They Run Phillip King Agnes Rudeen

Fall 1987

 Something’s Afoot

J. M. McDonald
Music: D. Vos
Lyrics: R. Gerlach

Steve Heal

Summer 1987

Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii  Allan Stratton Paddy Malcolm English

10th Season

Spring 1987

 The Kite W. O. Mitchell David Harrop

Winter 1987

 Arsenic and Old Lace Joseph Kesselring Shirley Jean Tucker

Fall 1986

 Garrison’s Garage Ted Johns Steve Heal

Summer 1986

 Deja-vu Revue Musical Revue Robert Hodwitz
Musical Director: Steve Heal

9th Season 

Spring 1986

 Blood Relations Sharon Pollock Shirley Jean Tucker

Winter 1986

The Imaginary Invalid Moliere James Bowlby

Christmas 1985

The Invention Brad Gromelski Bridie Cassidy

Fall 1985

Whose Life Is It Anyway? Brian Clark Christine Morrison

Summer 1985

Hold the Onions Musical revue Voni Grindler

8th Season

Spring 1985

Idiot’s Delight Robert E. Sherwood James Bowlby

Winter 1985

Spider’s Web Agatha Christie David Harrop

Christmas 1984

Sleeping Beauty David Kisor Agnes Rudeen

Fall 1984

Cole Alan Strachan & Benny Green Voni Grindley
Music Director: Rich Thorne
Choreography: Barbara McCall/Wilma Cox

Summer 1983
SASSY (Youth)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Charley’s Aunt
Only an Orphan Girl

Wm. Shakespeare
Brandon Thomas
Henning Nelms


7th Season

Spring 1984

The Lion in Winter James Goldman Steve Heal, ast. Frank Manning

Winter 1984

Plaza Suite Neil Simon Act 1: Jane Petch
Act 2: David Harrop
Act 3: Agnes Rudeen

Christmas 1983

How Cold My Toes (Tiddly- Pom) A. A. Milne Christine Morrison

Fall 1983

Swing Shift Revue Musical Revue Russ Paulson
Music Director: Jim Johnston

Summer 1983
SASSY (Youth)

All’s Fair in Love
Dracula Baby

Charles Schultz
Claire Staunch, John Jakes & Bruce Ronald

Steve Heal
John F. Parker
Voni Grindler

6th Season

Spring 1983

Waiting for the Parade John Murrell Bridie Cassidy

Winter 1983

A Flea in Her Ear George Feydeau, tr. Diana Wright James Bowlby

Fall 1982

Rashomon Fay & Michael Konin Voni Grindler, Asst. Kim MacMillan

Fall 1982

Hard Times Revue Musical Revue

Steve Heal
Music Director: Rich Thorne
Arrangements: Jim Johnston
Choreography: Jan McDonnell

Summer 1982

Son of the Drunkard
Her Husband’s Wife
Arranged by John Parker
Raymond Hull

John Parker
James Bowlby
    SASSY Theatre Production

5th Season

Spring 1982

Oedipus  Ted Hughes James Bowlby

Winter 1982

Artichoke  Joanna McClelland Glass Bridie Cassidy

Christmas 1981

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp  James Morris Agnes Rudeen

Fall 1981

Grease  Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey Steve Heal
Music Director: Rich Thorne
Stage Director: Voni Grindler

Summer 1981

The Importance of
     Being Ernest 
The Drunkard
Oscar Wilde
(SASSY Theatre Production)

James Bowlby

John F. Parker

4th Season 

Spring 1981

Wait Until Dark  Frederick Knott Voni Grindler
First play at the new Shuswap Theatre

Winter 1981

Our Town  Thornton Wilder

Steve Heal
at the First United Church Hall

Fall 1980

The Owl & the Pussycat  Bill Manhoff James Bowlby
at the Tappen Theatre

3rd Season 

Spring 1980

 The Rainmaker Richard Nash Voni Grindler
at the Tappen Theatre

Winter 1980

A Woman of No Importance Oscar Wilde James Bowlby
at the Tappen Theatre

Fall 1979

Godspell John-Michael Trebalak & Stephen Schwartz Harry Janzen
at the Crossroads Free Methodist Church (five corners)

2nd Season

Spring 1979

The Zoo Story
The American Dream
The Sandbox
Edward Albee

Russ Paulsen
Steve Heal
Jim Cooperman
at the Tappen Theatre

Winter 1979

The Crucible Arthur Miller James Bowlby
at the Tappen Theatre

Fall 1978

Come Blow Your Horn Neil Simon Voni Grindler
at the Tappen Theatre

1st Season

Spring 1978

Fiddler on the Roof Joseph Stein Steve Heal
at the old JL Jackson School

Winter 1978

Beware of the Dog Anton Checkov

James Bowlby
at the old JL Jackson School

Fall 1977

1 The Farmer’s
2 Shoemaker of
3 Princess

1 Bill Wharton
2 Harry Janzen
3 Steve Heal
at the log building on 5th Ave SE