Dean & Jerry: What Might Have Been
March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
Dean & Jerry: What Might Have Been – a concert
presentation on stage at Sudbury Theatre Centre!
SUDBURY, ON… Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are coming to the stage at the Sudbury
Theatre Centre in Dean & Jerry: What Might Have Been playing 15-25 March; a co-production with the Orillia Opera House. This fabulous live concert presentation by Jesse
Collins includes timeless hits from the most famous musical-comedy team of the 1950s.
You’ll be swept back to a time remembered for such Dean Martin hits as Everybody Loves
Somebody, You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You, Volare, That’s Amore, Standing on the Corner, Memories are Made of This, and Jerry’s number one hit, Rockabye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody. You’ll enjoy the classic music and comedy that made them famous — and a concert of hits that will leave you wondering “what if they had never split?”
Derek Marshall plays Dean Martin. Derek has performed extensively as a singer and actor for more than twenty-five years throughout Canada, the USA and Europe in theatres, concert halls, clubs and casinos from Regina to Vienna.
Nicholas Arnold, who plays Jerry Lewis, has had a fascination with the comedian since he was13. He has performed across Ontario and is about to launch a brand new podcast, Paying Tribute – a look at the world of nostalgia entertainment.
Creator/Director Jesse Collins has directed and acted in countless theatre productions across the country, including the world premiere of Norm Foster’s The Ladies Foursome. His television appearances include CTV/Family Channel’s Katts & Dog for many years; CBC’s Wind at My Back; Disney’s The Edison Twins; Iron Eagle II with Lou Gosset Jr.; Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop and Ray Bradbury Presents.
Directing credits include an Emmy-nomination for PBS’ Zoboomafoo. Music Director Meredith Zwicker previously appeared at STC in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and was the conductor and pianist for A Christmas Carol. An actor and musician, she most recently appeared in The River at Magnus Theatre.
The live band is made up of Tony Jurgilas on drums, John Minnis on trumpet, guitar, keyboard and vocals, Brian Quebec on bass, Allan Walsh on saxophone and flute and Meredith Zwicker on piano.
The lighting is designed by Claude Labrecque who, for the past 18 years, has been the
resident Technical Director/Lighting Director of the Orillia Opera House; prior to that he was the Production Manager/Technical Director at the Sudbury Theatre Centre.
Dean & Jerry plays for 10 performances only March 15 to 25 at 7:30pm with Sunday
matinees at 2pm. There are no performances on Mondays. The Relaxed Performance/PayWhat-You-Can matinee is Sunday, March 25 at 2pm.
There are a variety of ticket prices for students, under 30s, seniors and adults. Visit
sudburytheatre.ca or call the DiBrina Box Office at STC 705.674.8381 for full details or drop by in person at 170 Shaughnessy Street in Downtown Sudbury, Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday on performance days.
The Sudbury Theatre Centre acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Greater Sudbury.
Dean & Jerry: What Might Have Been is generously sponsored by Rock 92.7 (Media Sponsor).
MEDIA CONTACT: John McHenry
Artistic Director | Sudbury Theatre Centre
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artists and supporting the development of Northern Ontario content, and to provide
outstanding theatre training and performance that educates and inspires the imaginations of
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