Festival Orchestra Concert Tomorrow, Register For Summer Camps Today

Weather warming. Flowers blooming. Birds singing. Performances, concerts, and camps beginning. Yes, it’s springtime at The Soo Theatre Project!

Festival Orchestra Concert

Tomorrow, Sunday at 4 pm, is the Festival Orchestra Concert. It’s an annual performance always filled with many musical delights and surprises.

This concert will feature many of STP’s strings groups including students who have taken a beginning strings class or started private lessons this school year. These students will play three selections as a group. It will be the first time performing for many of them. Also featured will be additional groups: STARS Youth Orchestras, New Horizons Adult Orchestras, and the two cello groups, Cantus Celli and Soo Cello Crew.

Also performing at the Sunday, May 14 concert: STARS Youth Orchestras has three levels of students and will perform a variety of Classical works as well as popular favorites. The early level will play “My Favorite Things” and “Over the Rainbow.”

The intermediate level will play music from “The Chronicles of Narnia,” the theme from “The Phantom of the Opera,” a Classical work by Vivaldi titled “Allegro in D,” and the theme from “The Pink Panther.” Finally, the advanced level will showcase a Bach Fugue and the Jig from St. Paul’s Suite.

Cantus Celli, an adult cello choir, and Soo Cello Crew, a youth cello choir, will then take the stage with some great cello quartet literature. Cantus Celli will perform a movement from a classical Telamann Concerto as well as a Tango. Soo Cello Crew will perform a Canadian Folk Song as well as a Beatles tune.

The end of the Festival Orchestra Concert will feature two youth numbers that include all the string players taking lessons at the Soo Theatre Project. This concert is co-directed by Dottie Case and Maggie Twining. Admission is by donation. Enjoy this concert on Sunday, May 14th at 4pm with your mother or sister, or aunt, or daughter and celebrate Mother’s Day with some great music.

Summer Camps

Hurry and register for summer camps today! Only four weeks left till The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White camp begins June 12. All of The Soo Theatre Project annual camps always fill up fast.

The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White camp has two parts. The middle and high school part begins June 12 and is a two-week camp while the elementary school part begins June 19 and is a one-week camp. The magic of these two camps is the older students teach the younger ones their knowledge of the performance arts. All students will perform The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White Friday, June 23 at 7 pm and Saturday, June 24 at 2 pm.

Do you have a violin or cello sitting in your closet? New Horizons Adult Orchestras are made up of adults who either began to play as an adult, or who played a bit when they were younger and began playing again as an adult.

New Horizons has a summer day camp for adults to learn. It is an hour a day for two weeks (10 sessions), where students will learn from from the beginning: how to hold the instrument. This is a great refresher course for someone who wants learn violin or cello again. It is also a great course for someone who wants to learn with no prior experience. There is a youth version of this camp for youngsters. Register for camps today!

And that’s just the beginning of STP’s summer camps! There is something for everyone, any age, all summer long, in multiple areas of arts from the very young with the Pre-School Arts Exploration Camp to adults with the New Horizons Camp. For more information on all the summer camps, see the poster with this article or www.sootheatre.org under the Summer Camps tab. Camp discounts for early registration!

Downtown Ladies Night Out

The Soo Theatre Project will host guests Thursday, May 18 from 4-8. Ever curious what is behind STP’s historic stage? Please join STP board members for some champagne, chocolate, raffle items, and a personal tour of STP. Gain knowledge and ask questions about your community’s Soo Theatre Project.

Barbershop Show

What’s happening at STP on Sunday, June 4? A special 10th annual, two for the price of one, barbershop show! The Northland Barbershop Chorus and the Lock Cities Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will perform at the historic Soo Theatre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. You’ll hear the men’s Northland Barbershop Chorus perform their show called “The Last Voyageur” as well as you’ll hear the women’s Lock Cities Chorus Sweet Adelines perform their show called “Our Favorite Things.” Come and enjoy these two great barbershop performances Sunday, June 4.

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood

Do you love to laugh? Well, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood is for you! The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood will be performed Friday, June 16 at 7 pm, Saturday, June 17 at 7 pm, and Sunday, June 18 at 3 pm. Come and join the men in tights in this nearly true story.

“Raise The Roof” Concert Series

The Go Rounds from Kalamazoo will be playing for the Eastern Upper Peninsula community at STP Thursday, June 29 at 8 pm for the second concert in the “Raise The Roof” Concert Series. Come on downtown and “Sip and Support The Heartbeat of Downtown.”

The Soo Theatre Project is just getting started with its summer performance, event, and camp season. This is why we say…

At the Soo Theatre Project, there is always something for everyone all year long. Call at 906-632-1930. Or, visit at 534 Ashmun Street downtown Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Or, like us on Facebook at Soo Theatre Project, Inc.