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Sarnia, ON N7T 7H8 Canada
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October 2018

>EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL @ Imperial Theatre

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - October 27 @ 7:30 pm

This hilarious show takes all the elements of the cult classic films and combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes … and all to music.

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>EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL @ Imperial Theatre

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - October 31 @ 7:30 pm

This hilarious show takes all the elements of the cult classic films and combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes … and all to music.

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November 2018

> ALAN DOYLE @ Imperial Theatre

November 3 @ 8:00 pm

SHOW TIMES – November 03, 2018 – 8:00 p.m. – TICKET PRICES – $56.00 ADMISSION Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor and recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle released his third solo album, A Week At The Warehouse, on October 13, 2017 via Universal Music. A Week At the Warehouse was recorded live off the floor with Doyle’s band and legendary producer Bob Rock at the helm. The album is chock-a-block with country-tinged, radio-ready tunes that carry…

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>INTERNATIONAL SYMPHONY PRESENTS BLUEWATER BIG BAND BLAST @ Imperial Theatre

November 4 @ 2:00 pm

im Hummell, DIRECTOR A multi-faceted afternoon featuring the sizzling vocal stylings of Anna Bateman and a wide selection of your most memorable Big Band tunes SINGLE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE IMPERIAL THEATRE BOX OFFICE Show time 2:00 p.m. – TICKET PRICES – $30.00 SUBSCRIBERS $35.00 NON-SUBSCRIBERS $12.00 STUDENTS

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>A NIGHT WITH DAVID CHILTON @ Imperial Theatre

November 6 @ 7:30 am - 7:30 pm

RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT ESTATE & TRUST SERVICES PRESENTS A NIGHT WITH DAVID CHILTON In support of St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia Lambton, RBC Wealth Management Estate and Trust Services will be presenting “An Entertaining and Fast-Paced Evening with David Chilton.” The former star of CBC’s “Dragons’ Den” and the author of Canada’s all-time bestseller “The Wealthy Barber” will be returning to his favourite venue. Friends of the late Ron Rivait have organized this event in support of St. Joseph’s Hospice, as…

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>SARNIA CONCERT ASSOCIATION presents MAXIM BERNARD @ Imperial Theatre

November 7 @ 7:30 pm

THE MOODS OF CHOPIN Pianist : Maxim Bernard Marvel at the Moods of Chopin with Maxim Bernard whose sensitivity and contagious spontaneity make him an exceptional pianist. Join us for this innovative thematic program and be captivated by the sounds of a romantic pioneer. “…powerful yet sensitive…” – Chronicle-Telegraph This is part of the SCA 2018 – 2019 Subscription series Single Tickets on sale July 1, 2018 subject to availability Showtime: 7:30 p.m. November 07, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. –…

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>MOTOWN SOUL @ Imperial Theatre

November 8 @ 7:00 pm

You know it’s Motown when you hear it! Defined as soul music, Motown (Motown Records) was a driving force behind some of the biggest names in music. Individual artists and groups like: Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and The Jackson 5, among many others, would come to be known as the Motown Sound in the sixties and seventies. For the first time ever, Motown Soul brings you the exquisite vocal harmonies of…

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>SWIFF 2018: YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE @ Imperial Theatre

November 9 @ 4:00 pm

– TICKET PRICES – $18.00 ADULTS $15.00 STUDENTS/SENIORS On sale at Imperial box office or CLICK HERE Based on a noir novella by Jonathan Ames, You Were Never Really Here follows the psychological breakdown of Joe, a former US soldier and FBI agent (Joaquin Phoenix) on a sex-trafficking task force who now devotes his considerable capacity for great violence to the rescue of kidnapped young women. When his latest job to retrieve Nina (Ekaterina Samsonov), the daughter of a senator…

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>SWIFF 2018: BEAUTIFUL BOY @ Imperial Theatre

November 9 @ 6:45 pm

– TICKET PRICES – $18.00 ADULT $15.00 STUDENTS/SENIORS On sale at Imperial box office or CLICK HERE Based on the bestselling pair of memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff, Felix van Groeningen’s film chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. He is matched every step of the way in this moving drama by Steve Carell, who continues to build on his comic achievements with…

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>SWIFF 2018: KINGSWAY @ Imperial Theatre

November 9 @ 9:00 pm

– TICKET PRICES – $18.00 ADULTS $15.00 STUDENTS/SENIORS On sale at Imperial box office or CLICK HERE Born and raised in Sarnia and a graduate of Northern Collegiate, Bruce Sweeney has written and directed eight feature films. His film Live Bait won best Canadian feature film at The Toronto International Film Festival in 1995 and he won a Canadian Comedy Award for his film The Last Wedding. In Sweeney’s latest Vancouver-set dramedy, a single car mechanic’s suspicions that her sister-in-law…

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>SWIFF 2018: MOUTHPIECE @ Imperial Theatre

November 10 @ 7:00 pm

– TICKET PRICES – $18.00 ADULTS $15.00 STUDENTS/SENIORS On sale at Imperial box office or CLICK HERE Sarnia’s own Patricia Rozema returns to SWIFF with a potent exploration of how women across generations contend with their own socialization. Rozema knots together the thematic threads of her past work — feminist consciousness, the struggle for self-expression — into one of her most vibrant films to date. Cassandra, a troubled Toronto writer divided against herself and, thus, played simultaneously by Amy Nostbakken…

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>SWIFF 2018: BURNING @ Imperial Theatre

November 10 @ 9:00 pm

– TICKET PRICES – $18.00 ADULTS $15.00 STUDENTS/SENIORS Tickets on sale at Imperial Theatre box office or CLICK HERE BURNING is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a…

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>GLASS TIGER @ Imperial Theatre

November 14 @ 8:00 pm

November 14, 2018 – 8:00 p.m. – TICKET PRICES – $69.00 PREMIUM SEATS $59.00 REGULAR It’s 2018 and Glass Tiger have marked 31 years of making music together. To make this year extra special, the band has teamed up with Johnny Reid to release their upcoming album ‘31’. The album includes special guest contributions from Julian Lennon (“Thin Red Line”), Alan Doyle (“My Song”), Véronic DiCaire (“Someday”) and Susan Aglukark and David R. Maracle (“Diamond Sun”). With the album 31,…

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>LIONA BOYD @ Imperial Theatre

November 15 @ 7:30 pm

LIONA BOYD $49.00 TICKETS – at Imperial Theatre box office or click here An Intimate Evening With The First Lady of the Guitar! Liona Boyd, since her 1975 debut performance at Carnegie Hall, New York, has enthralled audiences worldwide with her romantic and unique brand of classical, folk and world music. Tracing the timeline—Spanish-British heritage, emigrating to Canada in 1959, “falling in love with classical guitar at the age of 13”, graduating from the University of Toronto with a music…

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>Classic Albums Live presents AC/DC BACK IN BLACK @ Imperial Theatre

November 16 @ 8:00 pm

Classic Albums Live is a concert series based in Toronto, Ontario, in which musicians perform a classic rock album in its entirety. The series was founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, a musician who had previously produced a series of boutique cabaret shows as well as composed music for television and film. The musicians go to great lengths to faithfully recreate every sound on the original Back in Black album. They have performed with orchestras, sitarists, choirs and schools. The…

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>MIRACLE ON 34th STREET @ Imperial Theatre

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - November 24 @ 7:30 pm

Capture the spirit of Christmas with this timeless classic! Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy’s following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

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>MIRACLE ON 34th STREET @ Imperial Theatre

November 25 @ 2:00 pm

Capture the spirit of Christmas with this timeless classic! Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy’s following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

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>MIRACLE ON 34th STREET @ Imperial Theatre

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - November 30 @ 7:30 pm

Capture the spirit of Christmas with this timeless classic! Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy’s following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

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December 2018

>MIRACLE ON 34th STREET @ Imperial Theatre

December 1 @ 7:30 pm

Capture the spirit of Christmas with this timeless classic! Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy’s following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

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>LUNCH AT ALLEN’S @ Imperial Theatre

December 5 @ 7:30 pm

– TICKET PRICES – $50.00 ADMISSION On sale at Imperial Theatre box office or by CLICKING HERE Lunch At Allen’s is a musical powerhouse comprising four remarkable Canadian talents: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 CDs, penning hits for Josh Groban, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, America, Santana, Cher and Rod Stewart, as well as Murray’s Farmer’s Song, Marc’s Marina Del Rey and Ian’s Painted Ladies, just to name a few. These three artists have come together adding…

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>HIDDEN TALENTS PRESENTS NIGHTINGALE CHORUS 2018 @ Imperial Theatre

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - December 15 @ 7:30 pm

HIDDEN TALENTS PRESENTS NIGHTINGALE CHORUS 2018 In what has become a tradition, Carrie Beauchamp once again brings her Nightingale Chorus to the stage of the Imperial Theatre. With a large cast of singers, colourful period costumes and a stunning set, this Victorian Christmas show provides the perfect prelude to the Christmas Season. This is a show sure to please all ages and is a testament to local talent and the production skills of Hidden Talents. In previous years these shows…

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January 2019

>INTERNATIONAL SYMPHONY: MORE FIDDLES AND KILTS @ Imperial Theatre

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

New this year, our popular Celtic Extravaganza welcomes The Steel City Rovers. Bringing you Celtibilly…… a cross of Celtic and North American traditions. Enjoy sophisticated, hypnotizing musical arrangements and expressive, clever lyrical compositions. Dynamic and commanding, the Rovers are a seasoned group of talented musicians who perform nationally and internationally. Plus a cameo appearance by our traditional Pipers & Drummers ! also….orchestral selections will include: In the Highlands – GADE Banks of the Green Willow – BUTTERWORTH Danny Boy –…

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>I MOTHER EARTH & FINGER ELEVEN @ Imperial Theatre

January 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

After teasing the joint tour last month, Canadian rock troupes I Mother Earthand Finger Eleven have announced plans to team up for a tour across the country. I Mother Earth, or IME, is a Canadian alternative rock band. The band was at the peak of its popularity in the mid-to-late 1990s. On January 24, 2012, the band ended an eight-year hiatus . Finger Eleven is a Canadian rock band from Burlington, Ontario, formed in 1990. They have released seven total…

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>PLATINUM BLONDE @ Imperial Theatre

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, October 5 : 9:00 am On-Line CLICK HERE and 11:00 am at the box office – TICKET PRICES – $65.00 ADMISSION Platinum Blonde is a Canadian new wave band formed in Toronto in 1980. At the beginning of its most commercially successful period in the mid-to late 1980s, the band consisted of Mark Holmes (Mansfield, England) on vocals and bass, Sergio Galli on guitar and Chris Steffler on drums. Scottish musician Kenny…

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>THEATRE SARNIA presents GIRLS LIKE THAT @ Imperial Theatre

January 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

A naked photo of Scarlett goes viral. Rumours spread across smartphones like wildfire and her reputation becomes toxic, threatening to shatter the clique of girls she has grown up with. But how long can Scarlett remain silent? And why isn’t it the same for boy? This explosive new play explores the evolution of feminist consciousness and modern female friendships in the wake of advancing technology.

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February 2019

>MORGAN JAMES @ Imperial Theatre

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, August 24 : On-Line at 9:00 am, at the Box Office at 10:00 am. One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James. Her latest studio album is her…

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>HOLLY COLE @ Imperial Theatre

February 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Acclaimed Canadian vocalist Holly Cole isn’t an artist who falls into any single category. Her smoky voice is sultry, yet she’s ironically humorous and candid while reshaping traditional standards and pop classics. Jazz is her bedrock, but not exclusively. It’s a sound that helped build her a loyal fan base after she emerged on the Toronto jazz scene in the 1980s. Working with her trio of bassist David Piltch and pianist AAron Davis, she earned accolades, including Juno Awards for…

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>INTERNATIONAL SYMPHONY: NIGHT DREAMS AND DANCES @ Imperial Theatre

February 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Eerie visions of fairies, elves and sleeping giants mingle with wedding dreams and dances…but are all interrupted when the ghost of Elvis returns… Semiramide Overture – ROSSINI The Sleeping Giant – RICHARDSON A Midsummer Night’s Dream – MENDELSSOHN Danzon No.2 – MARQUEZ Ciranda das sete notas – VILLA-LOBOS Dead Elvis – DAUGHERTY ..featuring Phelan Young, Bassoon. tbc SINGLE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE IMPERIAL THEATRE BOX OFFICE – TICKET PRICES – $36.00 ADULT $34.00 SENIORS $12.00 STUDENTS

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>MATTHEW GOOD Solo Acoustic @ Imperial Theatre

February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

– TICKET PRICES – $65.00 PREMIUM SEATS $55.00 REGULAR SEATS Matthew Good has announced that he will be embarking on a tour of Canada starting in January of 2019. This is Good’s first solo run in Canada since his 2007 critically acclaimed acoustic tour. The 35 date tour will see the prolific songwriter bring his inimitable solo acoustic performance from Sidney, BC to Ottawa, ON and back with stops in Nelson, Red Deer, Camrose, Brampton to name a few …..including…

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March 2019

>CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE presents QUEEN- NIGHT AT THE OPERA @ Imperial Theatre

March 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Classic Albums Live PRESENTS QUEEN – A NIGHT AT THE OPERA – TICKET PRICES – $47.00 ADMISSION Classic Albums Live is a concert series based in Toronto, Ontario, in which musicians perform a classic rock album in its entirety. The series was founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, a musician who had previously produced a series of boutique cabaret shows as well as composed music for television and film. The musicians go to great lengths to faithfully recreate every sound…

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>DONOVAN WOODS @ Imperial Theatre

March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets on sale October 12th 2018 Online at 9:00am. In person and over the phone at 11am. All Tickets $30.00 The Show is March 2, 2019 8pm Donovan Woods’ new album is a study in contrasts, as one would expect from its name: ​Both Ways. That push-and-pull, especially in relationships, has long been Woods’ stock in trade. As the lead track of Both Ways​, “Good Lover” unfolds with acoustic instruments and Woods’ quietly compelling delivery — not what a listener…

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>CONCERT ASSOCIATION presents KARL STOBBE VIRTUOSO VIOLINIST @ Imperial Theatre

March 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

SARNIA CONCERT ASSOCIATION PRESENTS KARL STOBBE VIRTUOSO VIOLINIST Classical Violinist : Karl Stobbe Thrill to the sounds of music from Paganini onwards by Canada’s own Paganini ! “…exciting, fearless…!” – Gramophone Magazine This is part of the SCA 2018 -2019 Subscription series Single tickets on sale after July 1, 2018 subject to availability – TICKET PRICES – $ SCA SUBSCRIPTION SERIES $40.00 ADULT $25.00 STUDENT

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>THEATRE SARNIA presents LOOKING @ Imperial Theatre

March 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Val’s an O.R. nurse, Andy’s in the storage business, Nina’s a police officer and Matt’s a radio morning show host. They’re middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper. Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. High romance and contagious laughter are the result.

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>THEATRE SARNIA presents LOOKING @ Imperial Theatre

March 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Val’s an O.R. nurse, Andy’s in the storage business, Nina’s a police officer and Matt’s a radio morning show host. They’re middle-aged, single and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper. Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. High romance and contagious laughter are the result.

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April 2019

>SARNIA CONCERT ASSOCIATION presents DOUBLE DOUBLE DUO@ Imperial Theatre

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

SARNIA CONCERT ASSOCIATION PRESENTS DOUBLE DOUBLE DUO DOUBLE YOUR FUN ! Clarinet/Piano : Kornel Wolak Accordian/Piano : Michael Bridge Fun and fiery fusing of classical showpieces with jazz, world and folk music ! Double Double Duo uses comedy, virtuosity and musical sensitivity to bring music from Bach to Benny Goodman to life ! “…fresh. exciting and fun…” Barrie Examiner This is part of the 2018 – 2019 SCA Subscription series Single tickets on sale July 1, 2018 subject to availability…

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May 2019

> APRIL WINE @ Imperial Theatre

May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

APRIL WINE TICKETS ON SALE STARTING Friday, Sept. 28 – TICKET PRICES – $69.00 ADMISSION April Wine is a Canadian rock band formed in 1969. Originally based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the band enjoyed international success in the 1970s and 1980s, releasing more than 20 albums since 1971. April Wine’s extensive discography includes numerous gold and platinum selling albums featuring mega-hits like ‘Roller’, ‘I Like to Rock’, ‘You Could Have Been a Lady’ and others. Best known for their international…

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>THEATRE SARNIA presents THE WIZARD OF OZ @ Imperial Theatre

May 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - May 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Wizard of Oz is a spectacular celebration of that classic 1939 MGM film. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breathtaking special effects. It truly is a wonderful show for the whole family. And whether it creates new memories or conjures them up from the past, everyone deserves to experience or relive this wonderful, whimsical and…

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>THEATRE SARNIA presents THE WIZARD OF OZ @ Imperial Theatre

May 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

The Wizard of Oz is a spectacular celebration of that classic 1939 MGM film. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breathtaking special effects. It truly is a wonderful show for the whole family. And whether it creates new memories or conjures them up from the past, everyone deserves to experience or relive this wonderful, whimsical and…

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>THEATRE SARNIA presents THE WIZARD OF OZ @ Imperial Theatre

May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - May 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Wizard of Oz is a spectacular celebration of that classic 1939 MGM film. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breathtaking special effects. It truly is a wonderful show for the whole family. And whether it creates new memories or conjures them up from the past, everyone deserves to experience or relive this wonderful, whimsical and…

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