“You were f***ing Tessa Campanelli?”
Believe it or not, it’s been 25 years since the iconic, generation-shaping original Degrassi series came to a stunning finale with SCHOOL’S OUT!, one of the most watched Canadian TV movies ever made. Beyond being one of the most unforgettable series finales ever, it gained eternal notoriety for the shocking outcomes of the characters’ lives and for featuring the first use of the “F” word on Canadian broadcast TV.
The Rio Theatre is beyond thrilled (and high-fiving our inner-90s kids!) to celebrate the monumental 25th Anniversary of this touchstone of Canadian pop-culture in style, with original cast members Pat Mastroianni (Joey Jeremiah!) and Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin Ryan!) in attendance.
For anyone who didn’t grow up in Canada: “The Kids of Degrassi Street” begat “Degrassi Junior High” which begat “Degrassi High”, and was unique inasmuch as these series following the same castmembers over many years as they grew up before our collective, national eyes. The shows broke new ground by featuring actual teen-aged actors and real-life, modern issues – with long-term consequences. Through six seasons, the cast faced abortion, drugs, pregnancy, racism, suicide, and STDs, but also dating woes, generational conflicts, bullies, crushes, rock concerts, sleepovers, and, of course – The Zit Remedy. Finally the gang graduated, and the show sent them off with this 1992 TV movie that begins with a big start of summer party, but eventually spirals way, way, way out of control…
Stay tuned for additional guest announcements!
Friday, September 7
VIP with Pat and Stacie | Doors now 5:00 pm!! (If you come for 6:00 pm it should be OK!)
Limited Number VIP Tickets (Includes VIP pre-show, personalized selfies/photos/meet and greet with Pat & Stacie, an exclusive Degrassi High button and a signed 11×17 “School’s Out” photo)
Advance $60 HERE | $65 at the door
Doors for SCHOOL’S OUT 7:15 pm | Movie 8:00 pm
Followed by Q&A!
Regular Advance Tickets $25 advance HERE | $28 at the door
*Heads up! The first 100 ticket buyers get some sweet, sweet swag…
**Exclusive merch will be available at this event – bring some cash along!
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes are not accepted for this event.
***All online sales for this event will end at 5:00 pm on September 7. Unless otherwise noted, tickets will be available at the door.