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Our History

The Musical Comedy Guild was organized in June of 1962 with its first Executive being elected in September of that year.  President Mary Jamieson, along with music director Frank Elliot showcased its first season in 1963 consisting of a spring show "H.M.S. Pinafore" and a fall show "The Mikado". All productions at that time were held in the Sault Collegiate high school’s Clayton Auditorium. Many venues were used over the next few decades but since 1991 all the main stage productions have been at the White Pines Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre.

The Musical Comedy Guild has produced more than 100 musicals as well as a series of cabaret style shows.

We have talented and experienced musicians and directors as well as an excellent technical support staff. Our costume department alone contains over ten thousand costumes used by 95 organizations throughout Canada and the U.S.

Many of our young actors have received honorariums and bursaries to encourage them financially in pursuing a career in theatre. We have benefitted from many of our alumnae who have returned  to the Sault to not only direct, choreograph and produce for the Musical Comedy Guild but  instruct workshops  with local drama groups as well.

The first production of the Musical Comedy Guild of Sault Ste. Marie in 1963 H.M.S. Pinafore