Production History

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  • 2016-2017 Season

    Artistic Director: Sharon Peat
    JUKEBOX
    An original New West Theatre production
    Yates Theatre | June 27 – July 16, 2016

    HEATWAVE
    An original New West Theatre production
    Yates Theatre | August 2 – 27, 2016

    COWBOY: A COWBOY STORY in partnership with Accidental Humour
    by Brent Felzien
    Sterndale Bennett Theatre | September 21 – October 1, 2016

    NIGHTLIFE
    An New West Theatre Cabaret
    Sterndale Bennett Theatre| November 4 & 5, 2016

    TINSEL
    An original New West Theatre production
    Yates Theatre | December 12 – 31 , 2016

    LUKE’S LUNCHBOX
    by Sharon Peat
    Sterndale Bennett Theatre | December 26 – January 7, 2016/17

    • 2015-2016 Season

      FIRE AND RAIN: FOLK ROCK CLASSICS
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre | June 29 – July 25, 2015

      GET DOWN
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre | August 6 – 29, 2015

      THE HUDSON BAY EPIC
      by Genevieve Pare & Ian McFarlane
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre | September 30 – October 10, 2015

      ALL SPRUCED UP
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre | December 14 – January 2, 2015/16

      THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
      A New Adaptation by Jeremy Mason
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre | December 22 – January 2, 2015/16

    • 2014-2015 Season

      Artistic Director: Jeremy Mason

      THE RITZ HITS OF THE BIG BAND
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre | July 3 – 26, 2014

      SHAKE IT UP!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre | August 7 – 30, 2014

      JAKE’S GIFT
      Written and Performed by Julia Mackey
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre | October 1 – 11, 2014

      JUBILEE THE BEST OF NEW WEST
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre | December 15 – January 3, 2014/15

      THE GREAT MUNSCH MYSTERY
      Based on the Books of Robert Munsch
      Adapted by Jeremy Mason
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre | December 22 – January 3, 2014/15

    • 2013-2014 Season

      Artistic Director: Jeremy Mason

      COUNTRY GOLD: SONGS OF THE PRAIRIE GRASS
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 4 – 27, 2013

      CUT LOOSE!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – August 8 – 31, 2013

      ROUTES
      By Collin Doyle
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – October 3 – 12, 2013

      RAZZLE DAZZLE
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 16 – January 4, 2013/14

      MUNSCH-O-RAMA!
      Based on the Books of Robert Munsch
      Adapted by Jeremy Mason
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26 – January 10, 2013/14

      HARVEST
      By Ken Cameron
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – February 27 – March 8, 2014

    • 2012-2013 Season

      Artistic Director: Jeremy Mason

      BANDSTAND
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 4 – 28, 2012

      PARTY ON!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – August 8 – September 1, 2012

      BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR
      Written and Composed by John Gray in collaboration with Eric Peterson
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – September 27 – October 6, 2012

      TIDINGS
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 18 – January 5, 2012/13

      PEG AND THE YETI
      Adapted by Monica Dufault
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26 – January 5, 2012/13

      AN ALMOST PERFECT THING
      By Nicole Moeller
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – February 28 – March 9, 2013

    • 2011-2012 Season

      Artistic Director: Nicholas Hanson

      TWIST & SHOUT
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 29 – July 23, 2011

      BORN TO ROCK
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – August 3 – 27, 2011

      IN A WORLD CREATED BY A DRUNKEN GOD
      By Drew Hayden Taylor
      Co-Produced with Downstage
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – September 29-October 8, 2011
      Motel (Calgary) – October 12 – 22, 2011

      LIGHT IT UP
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 15 – 31, 2011

      IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE
      Adapted by Jody Davidson
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26 – January 7, 2011/12

      THE KITCHEN WITCHES
      By CAROLINE SMITH
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – March 8 – 17, 2012

    • 2010-2011 Season

      Artistic Director: Nicholas Hanson

      ROCKIN’ THE RODEO
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 2-24, 2010

      ALL FIRED UP
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – August 5-28, 2010

      FOR THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HER AGAIN
      By Michel Tremblay
      Translated by Linda Gaboriau
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – September 30-October 9, 2010

      GLITZ
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 17-31, 2010

      MAROONED WITH MUNSCH
      Adapted by Nicholas Hanson & Jeremy Mason
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26-January 8, 2010/11

      CONFESSIONS OF A PAPERBOY
      By Doug Curtis
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – March 3-12, 2011

    • 2009-2010 Season

      Artistic Director: Nicholas Hanson

      SOUNDTRACK
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 26-July 25, 2009

      CELEBRATION
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – August 4-29, 2009

      MARG SZKALUBA (PISSY’S WIFE)
      By Ron Chambers
      With music by Paul Morgan Donald
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – October 1-10, 2009

      CHRISTMAS MELODIES
      An original New West Theatre production with the Lethbridge Big Band
      College Drive Community Church Theatre – December 1-5, 2009

      IT’S MUNSCH TIME
      Adapted by Joel Kaiser
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26-January 9, 2009/10

      CARNIVAL
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26- January 9, 2009/10

      THE ATTIC, THE PEARLS & THREE FINE GIRLS
      By Jennifer Brewin, Leah Cherniak, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Alisa Palmer, and Martha Ross
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – March 4-13, 2010

      THE TOOTH FAIRY
      By the Old Trout Puppet Workshop and David Rhymer
      Yates Theatre – May 5-8, 2010

    • 2008-2009 Season

      Artistic Director: Nicholas Hanson

      INVASION!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 26-July 26, 2008

      CUTTING UP!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – August 5-30, 2008

      SYLVIA
      By AR Gurney
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – October 9-18, 2008

      CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
      An original New West Theatre production with the Lethbridge Big Band
      College Drive Community Church Theatre – December 2-6, 2008

      THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS AND OTHER STORIES BY ROBERT MUNSCH
      Adapted by Irene N Watts
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26-January 3, 2008/09

      FROLIC!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26- January 3, 2008/09

      THE DRAWER BOY
      By Michael Healey
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – March 5-14, 2009

    • 2007-2008 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      GOLD RUSH
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 28-July 28, 2007

      FULL ON!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – August 3-September 1, 2007

      SITTING ON PARADISE
      By Eugene Stickland
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – October 11-20, 2007

      SOUNDS LIKE CHRISTMAS
      An Original New West Theatre production with the Lethbridge Big Band
      College Drive Community Church Theatre – December 4-8, 2007

      RUMPLESTILTSKIN
      By Nicholas Hanson and Jeremy Mason
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26-January 5, 2007-2008

      RAZZMATAZZ!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 5, 2007/08

      MENDING FENCES
      By Norm Foster
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – February 28-March 8, 2007

    • 2006-2007 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      GETTIN’ ROWDY!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 22-July 22, 2006

      LET ‘ER RIP!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – August 1-September 2, 2006

      MESA
      By Doug Curtis
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – October 12-21, 2006

      DEAR SANTA
      By Norm Foster
      University of Lethbridge Theatre – December 5-9, 2006

      NED, WHAT’S UNDER YOUR BED?
      By Jeremy Mason
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26-January 6, 2006/07

      ANTICS!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 6, 2006/07

      TRYING
      By Joanna McClelland Glass
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – March 1-10, 2006

    • 2005-2006 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      JUMP, JIVE, AND WAIL!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 23- July 16, 2005

      ROCKIN’ OUT!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 26- September 3, 2005

      WRECKAGE
      By Sally Stubbs
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – October 13-22, 2005

      THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI
      By Randy Courts and Mark St. Germain
      University of Lethbridge Theatre – December 6-10, 2005

      ONE PAW ON THE CHICKEN’S COOP
      By Jeremy Mason and Stephen Delano
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26- January 7, 2005/06

      SHENANIGANS!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26- January 7, 2005/06

      MARY’S WEDDING
      By Stephen Massicotte
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – March 2-11, 2006

    • 2004-2005 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      GOOD VIBRATIONS!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 24- July 17, 2004

      LIVIN’ IT UP!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 27- September 4, 2004

      THE SHAPE OF A GIRL
      By Joan MacLeod
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – October 5-9, 2004

      DEAR SANTA
      By Norm Foster
      University of Lethbridge Theatre – December 7-11, 2004

      LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
      Adapted by Stephen Delano and Jeremy Mason
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26-January 8, 2004/05

      HIJINKS!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 8, 2004/05

      MARION BRIDGE
      By Daniel MacIvor
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – March 8-12, 2005

    • 2003-2004 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      IN THE GROOVE!
      An original New West Theatre production, conceived and written by Brian Parkinson with contributions by Josh Epstein
      Yates Theatre – June 26-July 26, 2003

      ROCK SOLID!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 1-August 30, 2003

      THE PLUM TREE
      By Mitch Miyagawa
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre– October 10-14, 2003

      BEAUTY & THE BEAST!
      By Warren Graves
      University of Lethbridge Theatre– December 9-13, 2003

      THE JUNGLE BOOK
      Adapted from the original Rudyard Kipling story by Misty Cozac and Andrew Legg
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre– December 26-January 03, 2003/04

      MAKIN’ SPIRITS BRIGHT!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 10, 2003/04

      STRAWBERRIES IN JANUARY
      By Evelyne de la Cheneliere, translate by Morwyn Brebner
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – March 9-13, 2004

    • 2002-2003 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      irreZZistibly jaZZ
      An original New West Theatre production, conceived and written by Brian Parkinson
      Yates Theatre – June 28-July 20, 2002

      GOTTA ROCK!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 26-August 31, 2002

      SCROOGE
      By Warren Graves
      University Theatre – December 10-14, 2002

      CINDERELLA!
      Adapted from the original story by Misty Cozac, with assistance from Brian Parkinson and Jeff Carlson
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26-January 4, 2002/03

      JUMPIN’ FOR JOY!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 12, 2002/03

      MOURNING DOVE
      By Emil Sher
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – March 10-14, 2003

    • 2001-2002 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      SHOWSTOPPERS
      An original New West Theatre production, conceived and written by Brian C. Parkinson
      Yates Theatre – June 28-July 20, 2001

      ACTING UP!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 25-September 1, 2001

      SCROOGE
      By Warren Graves
      University Theatre – December 11-15, 2001

      ALICE IN WONDERLAND
      Adapted from the original Lewis Carroll story by Colin Hedivan
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26-January 5, 2001/02

      ON THE BRIGHT SIDE!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 12 2001/02

    • 2000-2001 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      JUST JAZZIN’
      An original New West Theatre production, conceived and written by Brian Parkinson
      Yates Theatre – June 29-July 28, 2000

      MOVIN’ ON!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – August 1-September 2, 2000

      SNOW WHITE & THE 7 DWARVES!
      Adapted from the original by Colin Hedivan
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26-January 6, 2000/01

      SUNNY SIDE UP!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 6, 2000/1

    • 1999-2000 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL!
      Adapted from the original by Jeff Carlson
      University of Lethbridge Theatre – April 28-May 1, 1999

      CROONERS!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 24-July 24, 1999

      ROCK AND ROLL IS KING!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 29-August 28, 1999

      RIP VAN WINKLE!
      Adapted from the original story by Colin Hedivan, with assistance from the cast
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 20-January 1, 1999/2000

      ROCKIN’ THE COUNTRY!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 21-January 1, 1999/2000

    • 1998-1999 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!
      Conceived and created by Fran Charnas
      Yates Theatre – June 25-July 18, 1998

      DOIN’ IT RIGHT!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 25-August 29, 1998

      ALADDIN!
      Adapted from the original story by Colin Hedivan
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 19-January 2, 1998/99

      SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL: THE REUNION
      Adapted from the original by Jeff Carlson
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 2, 1998/99

    • 1997-1998 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      FOREVER PLAID
      By Stuart Ross
      Yates Theatre – May 5-11 1997

      WALKING ON SUNSHINE
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 25-August 30, 1997
      Okanagan University College Theatre (Kelowna, BC) – July 29-August 9, 1997

      FOREVER PLAID
      By Stuart Ross
      Kelowna Community Theatre (Kelowna, BC) – Nov 5-8, 1997

      BEAUTY & THE BEAST
      Adapted from the original story by Colin Hedivan & Rob Ullett
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 20-January 3, 1997/98

      SNOW BUSINESS
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 3, 1997/98

      WRONG FOR EACH OTHER
      By Norm Foster
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – February 10-14 1997

    • 1996-1997 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      JOKERS WILD
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 26-July 20 & August 20-31, 1996

      THE MUMBERLEY INHERITANCE
      By Warren Graves
      Yates Theatre – July 23-August 17, 1996

      ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS KING
      A variation of JOKERS WILD, with material from previous works
      Kelowna Community Theatre (Kelowna, BC) – July 24-August 17

      PUSS IN BOOTS
      Adapted from the original story by the cast
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 26-January 4, 1996/97

      HOT HOT HOT!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 11, 1996/97

      LIFE AFTER HOCKEY
      By Kenneth Brown
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre, February 10-15, 1997

    • 1995-1996 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      ROCKIN’ THE COUNTRY
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 29-September 2, 1995

      New West Theatre Festival Company:
      TALKING DIRTY By Sherman Snukal
      THE MELVILLE BOYS By Norm Foster
      NURSE JANE GOES TO HAWAII By Allan Stratton
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – May 26-August 19, 1995

      HOLIDAY SAUCE
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 6, 1995/96

    • 1994-1995 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      LIFE AFTER HOCKEY
      By Kenneth Brown
      Key City Theatre (Cranbrook, BC) – April 14-15, 1994
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre, April 20-23, 1994

      RAISED ON ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 29-September 3, 1994

      HOOKED ON A FEELIN’
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 1, 1994/95

    • 1993-1994 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      GODSPELL
      By John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz
      Yates Theatre – April 7-16, 1993

      YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
      By Clark Gesner
      Sterndale Bennett Theatre – June 4-July 3, 1993

      A WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN!
      An original New West Theatre production
      July 7-August 28, 1993

      SCROOGE
      By Warren Graves
      University of Lethbridge – December 6-11, 1993
      Raymond Playhouse (Raymond, AB) – December 16-18, 1993

      SEASONED GREETINGS!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 8, 1994

      MORE OF A FAMILY
      By Alf Silver
      Various Schools – April, 1994

    • 1992-1993 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      A MADSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 1-August 22, 1992

      SHAKIN’ – ALL OVER!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Newcombe Theatre, Royal British Columbia Museum (Victoria BC) – July 1992
      Okanagon College Theatre (Kelowna, BC) – August 1992
      Kelowna Community Theatre (Kelowna, BC) – September 1992

      ALL THE BEST!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – December 26-January 2, 1992/93

      DEATH OF A SALESMAN
      By Arthur Miller
      University of Lethbridge Theatre – February 23-27, 1993

    • 1991-1992 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      SHAKIN’ – ALL OVER!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – July 1-August 24, 1991

      ALL SHOOK UP!
      An original New West Theatre production
      Kelowna Community Theatre (Kelowna, BC) – September 9-17, 1991
      Penticton Community Theatre Centre (Penticton, BC) – September 18-21, 1991
      Centennial Theatre Centre (North Vancouver, BC) – September 23-28, 1991
      James Cowan Theatre (Burnaby, BC) – October 7-19, 1991
      Centennial Theatre Centre (North Vancouver) – BC, October 21-26, 1991
      Alberni District Auditorium, (Port Alberni, BC) – October 29-November 3, 1991
      Kelowna Community Theatre (Kelowna, BC) – November 6-15, 1991
      Malaspina College Theatre (Nanaimo, BC) – November 19-25, 1991
      Sid Williams Theatre (Courtenay, BC), November 26-December 1, 1991
      Yates Centre, December 26-January 10, 1991/92
      Cowichan Community Centre (Duncan, BC) – January 15-20, 1992
      Malaspina College Theatre (Nanaimo, BC) – January 21-26, 1992
      Alberni District Auditorium (Port Alberni, BC)– January 29-30, 1992
      Sid Williams Theatre (Courtenay, BC) – January 31 – February 1st, 1992
      Greater Trail Community Centre (Trail, BC) – February 4-9, 1992
      Penticton Community Theatre Centre (Penticton, BC) – February 8-11, 1992
      Kelowna Community Theatre (Kelowna, BC) – February 13-18, 1992
      Tidemark Theatre (Campbell River, BC) – February 21-23, 1992
      Newcombe Theatre (Victoria, BC) – February 25-March 9, 1992
      Key City Theatre (Cranbrook, BC) – March 12-15, 1992
      Red Deer Memorial Centre (Red Deer, AB) – March 18-23, 1992

    • 1990-1991 Season

      Artistic Managing Director: Brian C. Parkinson

      ALL SHOOK UP! – Shake Rattle & Roll II
      An original New West Theatre production
      Yates Theatre – June 28-August 25, 1990