The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society’s SPOTLIGHT Special Presentations Series is back with a full lineup of popular music, comedy, and cirque performances to entertain and delight.
Canadian artists take centre stage in the 2023/24 SPOTLIGHT Season with concerts from two-time JUNO Award-winning Dan Mangan on Sept. 25 and multi-platinum selling country artist Tim Hicks on Oct. 25.
Ever-popular, VDPAC’s OnSTAGE Concerts return with intimate performances by trailblazing alt-folk artist Mariel Buckley on Jan. 26 and the hauntingly beautiful vocals of folk singer-songwriter Abigail Lapell on April 12.
“Our OnSTAGE Concerts are known for featuring rising stars and usually sell out quickly,” said artistic director Erin Kennedy. “I am excited to share these immensely talented artists with our audiences.”
Cirque-lovers will be awed by two very different circus shows.
All the way from Australia, Casting Off on Oct. 29 is a disarming and hilarious circus show by three women about living on the edge. Relaxed, personal and fantastically inappropriate, Casting Off is circus that will make you laugh and cry simultaneously.
Blizzard by Flip Fabrique on Feb. 24 is an homage to Quebec winters that invites you to lose yourself in moments of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to blow away everything in its path.
Award-winning comedian Steve Paterson is coming to town with festive funnies on Dec. 1 in The Debaters Live on Tour Holiday Special. Vernon’s favourite annual comedy tradition, I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff! promises another night of side-splitting laughter on March 9 with headliner Elvira Kurt.
Subscriptions are on sale now. Patrons can build their own Pick 3 flexible subscription by selecting any three or more shows from the SPOTLIGHT Special Presentations, Dance, or Theatre Series and save 10 per cent off the regular ticket price. Single tickets go on sale on June 15.
“Current subscribers can also purchase tickets for Special Presentations now, before single tickets are available,” said executive director Jim Harding. “If you are a Dance, Theatre or Kids Series subscriber, you can call Ticket Seller to add these shows to your season tickets package.”
To learn more and book your SPOTLIGHT Special Presentation Series tickets call 250-549-SHOW (7469) or visit www.vdpac.ca. Pick 3 flexible subscriptions are on sale now by phone or in person. Single tickets go on sale on June 15.
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