Production History

2019-2020 Season

Artistic Director: Sharon Peat

DIVINE
An original New West Theatre production
Yates Theatre – August 7 – 24, 2019

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by Alan James 
Yates Theatre – September 4 – 21, 2019

CELEBRATE: THE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
An original New West Theatre production
Yates Theatre – December 18 – January 4, 2019/20

THE LEGEND OF THE LOST TOOTH
By Nicola Elson
Sterndale Bennett Theatre – December 21 – January 4, 2019/20

DEAR JOHNNY DEERE
Book by Ken Cameron, based on the music and lyrics of Fred Eaglesmith
Additional music and arrangements by David Archibald
Yates Theatre –  March 4 – March 14, 2020 (March 12-14 performances cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

2018-2019 Season

Artistic Director: Sharon Peat

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux                                                Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Yates Theatre – September 12 – 29, 2018

NIGHTLIFE 2
An original New West Theatre production
La Cite Des Praries  – November 16 & 17, 2018

HIT PARADE
An original New West Theatre production
Yates Theatre – December 18 – January 5, 2018/19

MUNSCH-O-RAMA
Based on the books by Robert Munsch.                                            Adapted by Jeremy Mason
CASA ATB Financial Community Room – December 26 – January 5, 2018/19

ROCKERS GONE COUNTRY
An original New West Theatre production
Yates Theatre – February 6 – 23, 2019

GIRLS LIKE THAT
By Evan Placey
Sterndale Bennett Theatre  – May 1 – May 11, 2019

2017-2018 Season

Artistic Director: Sharon Peat

HOMEGROWN
An original New West Theatre production
Yates Theatre – July 5 – July 22, 2017

BARNDANCE
An original New West Theatre production
Yates Theatre – August 8 – 26, 2017

VIGIL
By Morris Panych
In partnership with Theatre Outrè
Trianon Art Gallery – November 15-25, 2017

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
An original New West Theatre production & Lethbridge Big Band Christmas Concert
Multicultural Centre – November 30– December 2, 2017

STARLIGHT
An original New West Theatre production
Chinook High School Media Centre – December 19– January 6, 2017/18

HANSEL AND GRETEL
By Sharon Peat
CASA ATB Financial Community Room – December 26 – January 6, 2017/18

MS. SUGARCOAT
By Alice Nelson
David Spinks Theatre U of L  – February 21-24, 2018

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, 201

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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

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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