Centre Point: More treat than trick

Fantastic performances are everywhere you look in this busy time of year.

I’ll be carving my annual jack-o-lantern today in honour of this wonderfully spooky time of year.

Once the Halloween decorations get packed away for another year, I’ll start watching in anticipation for the snow line to gently descend from the highest of mountains to the valley bottom as its time to usher in my favourite season.

Whether you’ll greet winter’s arrival with a smile or a frown, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get indoors and ward off the seasonal chill as fantastic performances are everywhere you look in this busy time of year:

One of the biggest dance events of the year is fast approaching next Sunday, Nov. 3 as Alberta Ballet brings  more than 30 dancers to stage for Fumbling Towards Ecstasy.

It’s a project of Canadian music icon Sarah McLachlan who worked with Alberta Ballet’s Jean Grand-Maitre to choreograph this ballet set to McLachlan’s own catalogue.

Chart topping hits, including Building a Mystery, Hold On, and Angel, are paired with stunning movement to beautifully portray a woman’s life from first romantic encounter to mature love.

Show time is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are still available through the Ticket Seller by calling 250-549-SHOW (7469).

Powerhouse Theatre’s murderous fall show starts up Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Deathtrap still holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and it’s a performance packed with sinister twists and turns throughout.

This play within a play runs most nights through to Nov. 16 starting at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees starting at 2 p.m.

Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company is back on the Performing Arts Centre’s stage Nov. 7 with their fun and frisky production of Boeing Boeing.

This farce tells the story of Bernard, a successful architect living in his swinging ‘60s Paris bachelor pad. He juggles the hearts of three air hostesses, meticulously kept apart by the precision of airline schedules.

As you can expect, this sort of planning can’t last forever.

Watch the crazy antics unfold through broad physical comedy that’s easy to enjoy. Call the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) for your tickets.

The Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band and the Arran Campbell Memorial Youth Pipe Band are hosting an all singing, all dancing night of Celtic Revival on Nov. 9.

They’ll be joined on stage by Shuswap Pipes and Drums, Kilt 45, Scottish Country Dancers, Piper Clog Dancers, djembe drummers for a night of Scottish humour, poetry and a kitchen ceilidh.

Show time is at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, and tickets are on sale now through the Ticket Seller by calling 549-SHOW (7469).

Enjoy the shows!

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