Centre Point: It’s the season for shows

This season is all about variety and adding a little something extra to your daily life.

Canadian blues-rock artist Colin James is bringing his Up Close and Personal acoustic tour

Canadian blues-rock artist Colin James is bringing his Up Close and Personal acoustic tour

Harvest is such a marvelous time of year. From the bliss of a hot beverage warming your hands, to pumpkins of every shape and size in all directions, this season is all about variety and adding a little something extra to your daily life.

Colin James returns to the Performing Arts Centre this Wednesday with his Up Close & Personal acoustic tour.

Boasting over 25 years of music and 15 albums spanning multiple genres, this six-time Juno Award winner is well renowned for his incredible concert performances.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are still available through the Ticket Seller by calling 549-SHOW (7469).

This Friday, starting at 8 p.m., you’ll find a hilarious blend of sketch comedy, stand up and improv at the Performing Arts Centre as Roman Danylo’s Ultimate Comedy Show takes the stage. It’s a comedy extravaganza as musical comedians Mirage and sketch comedy group Titmouse dish out fits of laughter.

Headlining comedian Roman Danylo is the master of ceremonies and all three acts will culminate in an improv jam to showcase the awesome talent of this crew. Call the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) for your tickets.

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra returns to the Performing Arts Centre stage Oct. 20 with Noble Grandeur.

The season-opening programme features Rossini’s famous William Tell Overture, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, and Brahms’ Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra. There will be a pre-concert talk starting at 6 p.m. in the Marie Fleming Hall, followed by the performance that starts at 7 p.m. Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now through the Ticket Seller Box Office at 549-SHOW (7469).

And don’t forget the sold-out performance of Newfoundland’s Great Big Sea Oct. 23.

Those lucky enough to have tickets are in for one heck of a kitchen party with the boys.

Those wanting to hear some of those Celtic and folk classics (Danny Boy, And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda) can see John McDermott when he brings his 20th anniversary tour, Looking Back, to the Performing Arts Centre Oct. 24.

With more than 25 albums and countless performances to reflect on, this former member of The Irish Tenors continues touring throughout the world and supporting various veteran’s charities and causes.

The music starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available now through the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469).

The North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s presents the Gryphon Trio Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. to kick off their 60th season featuring a selection of audience favourite performers.

The Gryphon Trio’s repertoire includes classical and contemporary music from around the globe performed with the spontaneity and vitality that they are renowned for. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now so call the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) for more information.

And the first of the Hallowe’en chills and thrills can be found on Oct. 26 out at Caravan Farm Theatre.

Vampyre! starts with the 10th annual Walk of Terror and a special outdoor screening of the German cult horror film Nosferatu, followed by a live concert by Hank and Lily whose music is best described as “warped, haunting and fun.”

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or advance tickets save you a few dollars and can be purchased through the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469).

Enjoy the shows!

Brian van Wensem is the audience development coordinator at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre.

 

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