Our second Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre offering of the season is being hosted by the Little Current Legion!
The Espanola Little Theatre was back in the swing of Murder Mystery Mayhem with a two performances at the Anchor Inn in Little Current, featuring a script written by our very own Michael Erskine!
ELT was pleased to present In One Door, Out The Other to audiences in Espanola and Sault Ste Marie at the Sault Theatre Workshop One-Act Festival Workshop.
What an amazing experience to not only get back on stage for the first time in years, but to also re-connect with thespian friends from all over northern Ontario!
Due to covid restrictions we do not yet have firm plans for a live performance, but are currently putting the finishing touches on a Virtual Murder Mystery! Details coming soon!
Hedwig was a great success!
It was a new venture for the ELT in every possible way, and blew audiences away with it's energy, comedy, music and heart! A roller coaster ride of pure entertainment.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch played at the Townehouse Tavern in Sudbury, and was our entry in the 2020 QUONTA theatre festival, winning two awards: Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role (Warren Tilston) and Outstanding Technical Achievement!
Unfortunately this year's Christmas production was cancelled due to lack of actors.
Next year, please consider coming out and joining the fun! We don't bite (unless called for in the script)!
The Myths at the Edge of the World by Matthew Webster, a children's play by students from elementary and high school, was our final production of the season. Audiences loved the touching and talented performances of Espanola's youth.
Death on the Inland Seas!
An original Murder Mystery dinner theatre was introduced to audiences at the Anchor Inn in Little Current for the first time to rave reviews!
Espanola Little Theatre will soon be holding auditions for their youth show “The Myths at the Edge of the World” by Matt Webster. Elementary and high school age students wanted. Auditions will be on Sunday, January 20th at 2:00 pm in the AB Ellis Gym. No previous theatre experience required, on and off stage talent welcome! Come on out and bring a friend! See you there!
for “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge “
a comedy by Mark Brown.
Sunday September 16th, 2018
at AB Ellis Public School Gym (old B1 gym)
Synopsis: “A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways and is suing Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
No Problem, Child!
Espanola Little Theatre still going strong!
Fresh off the success of our youth production, a hilarious adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, we are now preparing a drama for local audiences and for entry into the QUONTA drama festival. We are also looking forward to another Murder Mystery night performance at the Red Dog!
Stay tuned for updates!
December 2017 - Wizard of Oz was a huge success!
September 2017 - Come on out to audition for Wizard of Oz!
May 2017 - Gun-Shy was a huge success!
February 2017 - Red Dog Grill Murder Mystery was a huge success!
January 2017 - Come on out and audition for Gun-Shy!
December 2016 - Bob's Your Elf was a huge success!
September 2016 - Come on out and audition for Bob's Your Elf!
April 2016 - Old Love was a huge success!
February 2016 - Red Dog Grill Murder Mystery was a huge success!
November 2015 - Dear Santa was a huge success!
ESPANOLA LITTLE THEATRE PRESENTS .....
DEAR SANTA: SIX ADULTS + 14 KIDS = WOW, A SURE HIT!!
The Espanola Little Theatre is taking the stage once again with the production of “Dear Santa” a Christmas comedy written by Norm Foster.
The Espanola Little Theatre will be having its
Annual General Meeting
on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 1:00pm at 601 Vanier Rd.
ESPANOLA’S GOT TALENT
ESPANOLA LITTLE THEATRE PRESENTS:
‘ESPANOLA’S GOT TALENT’
Have you got a talent that you would like to showcase? If so, ELT would like to share our stage with you for an evening of family fun!
Calling all musicians, dancers, vocalists, stand up comics, martial artists, etc
EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE:
When: Saturday November 23rd at 7pm
Where: Sacred Heart School
We are holding two registration evenings: Nov. 5th and 6th at 6 pm at the Sacred Heart School gymnasium
**Please come prepared with a sample of your talent ie: Live, Audio or Video
For further information please contact Chris Cayen at: 705-869-8850
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Well to say this is the show that never ends seems to be quite the understatement! Espanola Little Theatre is so very proud to have represented Espanola at QUONTA and then representing our region at Theatre Ontario. The success of “Looking” can be attributed to truly being a group effort. From the production team at Christmas time to the current company members, this has been an experience of true camaraderie and cooperation.
We Won! Again!
After a great time at the QUONTA festival hosted by North Bay in March, we were selected to represent the QUONTA region at the Theatre Ontario Festival in Kingston!
Our May 18th performance of Norm Foster's "Looking" at the
won Theatre Ontario Best Production!
This is only the 5th time a group from Northern Ontario has won Theatre Ontario, and the 3rd time for ELT!
At the Espanola Little Theatre’s February AGM the newly elected president hit the ground running. While Lisa Gamelin is enthusiastic about all of the upcoming activity of the group, she said it is a daunting task. As the new president she feels fortunate to have the strong newly elected executive to shoulder the load. “We have the experienced executive strength of Michael Boivin, Kathy Carre, Chris Cayen, Dario Laurenti, Helen Landry, and Warren Maskell with the infusion of the new blood and excitement of Jody Bourcier, Fred Jantti and Ray Landry. In addition we have the multi-award winning artistic strength of Walter Maskel with Sharon Sproule in-the-wings as a general consultant. ”
That’s the good news - now for the better news. The ELT will be remounting its popular comedy “Looking” by Norm Foster to be entered in the Quonta Drama Region Festival in North Bay in March. Wearing another hat, Producer Lisa Gamelin explained that the popularity of “Looking” and its growing audiences as it was being performed in December played a large part in the decision to take-it-on-the-road. “The team of Jason Morrow, Dario Laurenti, Kathy Carre and Theresa Laurenti on-stage as directed by Walter Maskel has that special chemistry that combines to make theatre magic.” She went on to say, “ We have to re-rehearse the show and ideally put it on for an audience before we take it to the Festival, so we are delighted that we are able to accommodate all the disappointed people who couldn’t get to see it in December, as well as the ones who want to see it again - some for the third time!”
The pre- Festival Espanola performance of “Looking” will be on Saturday, March 9 in the Espanola High School B-1 auditorium with a 7:00 PM. Curtain. Tickets are $15.00 and are available at The Natural Choice in the Espanola Mall and from company members.
ELT will be competing in North Bay at the Quonta Region 2013 Drama Festival on March 14th. ELT’s “Looking” will vie with North Bay Gateway Theatre Guild’s - “The Foreigner”, Thorneloe University’s - “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”, Sault Theatre Workshop’s - “You Are Here” , and Elliot Lake - ELATE’s - “Old Love“.
The Espanola Little Theatre, Box 5082 Espanola, Ontario P5E 1S1