Sanderson Centre | A Century of Applause

Sanderson Centre | A Century of Applause

Sanderson Centre | A Century of Applause

In the Fall of 1919, a dream began, a theatre fit for performance and exhibition was opened in downtown Brantford. The Temple Theatre for vaudeville and silent movies, then the Capital Theatre 1929 under the ownership of Famous Player’s Theaters and finally the Sanderson Centre a cultural acquisition by the City of Brantford in 1986, presented different owner’s perspectives and differing forms of entertainment from vaudeville to comedy, music to dance and film to community performances.

This year, as the 100th anniversary is celebrated, the management, under the direction of Theatre Manager, Glenn Brown yesterday excitedly announced the 2019/2020 lineup to reflect on this history.

Former MPP (and enthusiastic theatre advocate over decades) Dave Levac, downtown advocate Councillor Joshua Wall joined Mayor Davis,  and Brown in front of the Wall of Fame in the lobby.

Some of the old favourites are returning and a diverse booking of classic acts, retro films, entertainers, comedians and dance groups representing all genres of the entertainment world. It was pointed out that because of the significance of the 1ooth celebration at least two new acts, never before seen in Brantford have chosen the Sanderson as the only venue outside of Canada’s major centres.

Red Green is bringing his North American tour to town, as is Bangorra, an Australian Indigenous Dance Ensemble.

Foundation Chair, Tim Sheldon announced the coffee table special edition book to celebrate the history of the institution and financially support many investments for improving the look of the theatre reflecting the original images. The lobby and outdoor marquee are just two examples of the commitment to change.

Sheldon, as well as bringing his company’s ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ back is thrilled to have Debra Brown return behind the scenes, not just because she is a choreographer for Cirque de Soleil but a local resident and consistent contributor to the arts in Brant.

Several hundred devotees attended the event, catered by Strodes, and organized by a cast of volunteers and staff.

An interesting outcome was the hour-long line up after the launch by patrons wanting to guarantee best seating for the myriad of events announced. That and discounted pricing models added to the enthusiasm.

The entire year schedule is on-line for your enjoyment and planning. It appears to be a successful year in progress and remember to take advantage of special packages for savings and the new offerings of merchandise for sale to support the Sanderson

Break a leg, folks!

John Bradford

John Bradford

It is time to fill the void as a result of Brant News closing. Online...free...no flyers delivered... I'm ready. Contact me for stories publisher@4brant.com I have been in media for over 50 years: Television Broadcasting; Print Investigative and Photo Journalism ; a VERY brief turn in Radio; Cable Television; and now publishing a live Digital News Platform. My community board contributions have covered: Health Care (BGH, John Noble Home and Lansdowne Children's Centre); Post Secondary Education, Mohawk College; Special Olympics; Sports Council; Victim Services; Rotary; and Chair, Physician Recruitment Task Force. Married with 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, one great grandson and one step great grandson. My spare time passions include professional and amateur photography, soap stone carving, writing, travel and scuba diving as a Dive Master. Finally, I have served as a City Councillor for 4 years and as a community advocate/consultant for residents and local business for 8 years since then. Join us in sharing stories 4BRANT

Related Posts

Not to Neglect the Big Guns Out There – DSLRs and Compacts

Comments Off on Not to Neglect the Big Guns Out There – DSLRs and Compacts

He constructed the food to become a creation of gourmet – Recipe 9

Comments Off on He constructed the food to become a creation of gourmet – Recipe 9

Battling it out at the Rope Factory!

Comments Off on Battling it out at the Rope Factory!

St.Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation, Empire Communities and Ticats | Caring for the Caregivers

Comments Off on St.Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation, Empire Communities and Ticats | Caring for the Caregivers

Free Airshow for everyone

Comments Off on Free Airshow for everyone

Food Curiosity: What is a Buddha Bowl

Comments Off on Food Curiosity: What is a Buddha Bowl

Brantford Hosts 56th Annual Big Chief Curling Bonspiel

Comments Off on Brantford Hosts 56th Annual Big Chief Curling Bonspiel

Brantford Police Continue Investigation Into Roy Blvd Homicide

Comments Off on Brantford Police Continue Investigation Into Roy Blvd Homicide

Your Neighbourhood | You CAN Make it Better

Comments Off on Your Neighbourhood | You CAN Make it Better

Brantford Jazz Festival Starts with a Blast!

Comments Off on Brantford Jazz Festival Starts with a Blast!

The Changing Face of Hospitality | Brantford-Brant

Comments Off on The Changing Face of Hospitality | Brantford-Brant

Students missing vaccinations suspended from Brantford and County of Brant schools

Comments Off on Students missing vaccinations suspended from Brantford and County of Brant schools

Create Account



Log In Your Account