The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society presents musical parody “Gramma Mia!” August 23-26

Award-winning community theatre troupe brings out new production featuring seniors

August 1st, 2018, Côte Saint-Luc – The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is proud to be producing its fourth annual Senior Summerworks production: Gramma Mia! This brand new parody musical, geared towards senior actors and audiences, takes the stage at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium from August 23 to 26.

Following the sold-out hits The Wizard of Oy, Florida, and Grannie, this musical comedy is once again written and directed by Ari Sterlin, the project’s creator. The Senior Summerworks Project began in 2015 as a community theatre program primarily for senior citizens. Senior Summerworks traditionally produces musicals that touch on themes relevant to the senior community.

Read our previous interview with Ari Sterlin about the Senior Summerworks Project here!

Gramma Mia! is a unique spin on the Broadway musical Mamma Mia, and just in time for the release of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again in cinemas. Are you ever too old to find your family? As mother-of-four Donna prepares to renew her vows in Israel, her daughter Sophie decides to reunite Donna with the biological mother she never met. But when Sophie finds three women who could all be Donna’s mother, their family gets more than they bargained for!

The large cast truly spans all ages, with children as young as six featured alongside senior theatre veterans. Nadine Steiner stars as Donna, having previously appeared in The Wizard of Oy and Little Shop of Horrors, and young Sage Sendel makes her CSLDS debut in the role of Sophie. With a cast of first-time actors working together with experienced pros, the project welcomes everyone and strives to create a positive, fun environment for both actors and spectators! The production team also includes Sam Boucher, a who recently starred as the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as musical director, and Elisabeth Nyveen, a student in Concordia’s Design for the Theatre program, as set/costume/props designer.

Tickets are available online at, or in person at the Côte Saint-Luc Library or the Aquatic and Community Centre. General admission is $15 for all performances, and can also be purchased at the door.

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is a community theatre initiative that began in the summer of 2011 in partnership with the City of Côte Saint-Luc. The goal of the society is to bring together actors, writers, musicians and other artistically minded community members to produce theatrical works in an inclusive environment where emphasis is placed on team work and camaraderie, not celebrity.

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