Welcome to the Station Theatre in Sensational Smiths Falls

Housed in the former CPR Railway Station, The Station Theatre opened in April 2010 after more than 11 years of planning, fundraising and construction. The 140 seat facility has become a focus for the

 

performing arts in Smiths Falls as well as a sought-after venue for meetings and receptions.

The Station brings the opportunity to the people of Smiths Falls and surrounding area to enjoy live theatre, concerts and movies and to have the thrill of appearing on stage in local productions.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Our next play at The Station Theatre

 

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Go to our Play page for more information

 


 

 

 

Rising star searching for new roles

By Sally Smith

I know exactly what the Dames mean now - you know - Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Maggie Smith.

After the world premiere of Fort Hemlock at The Station Theatre over the last couple of weekends in Smiths Falls, my star has risen. I just don’t know how far it will go.

And, like Dame Maggie, I indifferently fell into acting. It wasn’t something I actively sought out; as a matter of fact, the producer, Lynda Daniluk, sought me out!

I had sworn after my last (and first) appearance on stage that my footsteps would never darken the stage again. And up until July of this year, I was content to follow my heart, do a little writing, walk the dog, kiss my guy, and head on to a warm, peaceful sunset.

Daniluk changed all that. Close to her exact words were: “Sally, remember when you said you’d never go on stage again unless it was a part with no words? Well, do I have a part for you.”


Mrs. Dolan (Sally Smith) berates the lockmaster for not speaking up.

She sold it really well. Just a walk-on in costume…

I have since learned from others who have been taken in by Daniluk’s charm and persuasiveness that once she’s got you there, she adds lines. Close to her exact words were: “C’mon. Only one more line…”It’s either a challenge or a beseeching - something like ‘I dare you to do it’, or ‘please, please, please’as if the show can’t go on without that particular line.

She  hooked me. Only one line, and only one word to boot!

My character was an old woman, Mrs. Dolan, who had been in mourning for 30 years and was stuck in the Victorian era. She wore a bustle (how many 2017 women get to wear a bustle?), a jabot (know what that is?), and was dressed entirely in black. My costume consisted of 13 articles and it took about 15 minutes to get dressed, not including make-up.

The clincher for me was the ear trumpet.

Ear trumpets are hard to find these days, so my guy made one. He went to the dollar story, bought a large plastic martini glass, bent and moulded the stem of it with his hot-air gun, and painted it metallic silver. It was a hit with the cast, the backstage crew, and the audience.

The first night came; it was obvious we were a hit. The last night went, and now it’s over. It’s been anti-climatic this week, no rehearsals, no costumes and make-up, no mints or potato chips.

So my dilemma is this. Where are the roles for ‘older women’? I can really commiserate with the Dames - they can’t find them either. But should one come along, as long as it’s one line and I get to wear a costume - oh, and I’m paid well - I’ll be there!

Just call me Dame Sally Smith.

 

For more information about our plays, please go to our play page

 

Regular hours for the Station Theatre are Monday to Friday, 9 to 12.

 

 


 

Smiths Falls Community Theatre Award

The Smiths Falls Community Theatre Foundation was pleased to present Jennifer Jasiak with this award at the graduation ceremony for SFDCI graduates on June 29th. Jennifer has been an actor at the theatre for many years, in many different productions.  It has been a joy to watch her flourish from a youngster to a young adult. We wish Jennifer all the best in her future endeavours and we hope that the time she spent at the theatre was always a positive experience for her. 

 


 

 

Remembering Pat Smith

It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of Pat Smith, the man behind the conversion of the CPR station to the Staion Theatre.

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What's Coming Down The Tracks 

September 28 - FNI - Their Finest @ 7pm

September 29 - Our next concert in our Music Series - Georgette Fry @ 8pm

October 2 - 7pm - Health Unit screening of the documentary MILK

October 6 - 9am - 3:30pm - Heritage Symposium

October 6 - 6:30pm - Rideau Corridor Recognition Awards

October 13-22 - Our next play - Who Dunit? by C.B. Gilford

October 27 & 28 - Movie Weekend - 'Megan Leavey'