CENTRE POINT: Nothing beats live

Experience the energy for yourself at the live events reaching their moment in weeks to come.

Live performances have this funny way of building up nervous energy before the show.

Whether it’s the performers or crew reciting lines or going over finishing touches, facility staff making sure everything is tidy on the business end of things, or the audience anticipating the show, this energy multiplies 10-fold in that last hour before show time.

That’s the exhilaration of live performance and for most artists, a tangible part of the creative process.

Experience the energy for yourself at the live events reaching their moment in weeks to come.

Powerhouse Theatre’s last production of the season sends them out with a bang – the classic bedroom farce of mistaken identities – A Flea in Her Ear. Long married to her husband and suspecting him of having a wandering eye, a wife conjures a plot to trap him in the act. She entangles the innocent and guilty alike in a whirlwind of mistaken intentions.

Throw in a jealous Spaniard shooting at anything that moves, and you have a hilarious end to a terrific Powerhouse season.

There are 7:30 p.m. performances most evenings from Wednesday until May 10, and matinees at 2 p.m. May 4 and 10.

Coming up Saturday at the Performing Arts Centre, Canadian funny-man Ron James will be ranting his way through his latest one-man show, Take No Prisoners!

The hilarity starts at 7:30 p.m. and you can call the Ticket Seller box office at 549-SHOW (7469) for your tickets.

Also Saturday, Bonnie Kilroe is at the Schubert Centre for An Evening With Patsy Cline. Kilroe has a long list of impersonations under her belt including Cher, Barbra Streisand and Lady Gaga, and aims to honour the life of this country music pioneer using her unique vocal talents and flamboyant fashion.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and you can save a few dollars by purchasing your tickets in advance through the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469).

And Vernon Community Music School’s Lights of Broadway is back at the Performing Arts Centre on May 9 and 10 for its production of the hit musical Footloose. With an epic soundtrack featuring the famous title song Footloose and other ‘80s classics, this upbeat musical is packed full of catchy fast-paced dance numbers.

Choose from two evening performances starting at 7 p.m. May 9 and 10 or catch the May 10 matinee at 2 p.m. Buy your tickets through the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469).

Enjoy the shows.