Centre Point: Spring is still in session

There are all sorts of great events coming up at your favourite live theatres in the weeks to come.

Here at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre we’re busily working to put together the 2016-17 presentation season.

My desk is full of shows that won’t happen until October and it’s leaving me feeling like summer has already come and gone.

With my work-life already feeling like a bit of a time warp, heading out the door to unseasonal temperatures and crispy brown lawn is all the more bizarre.

Whether you believe it or not, spring is still in session and that means there are all sorts of great events coming up at your favourite live theatres in the weeks to come.

The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society presents A Night of Blues at the Powerhouse Theatre Friday, May 27.

Blues singer and multi-instrumentalist Tim Williams shares the stage with two-time Juno Award winning singer and songwriter Al Lerman from the band Fathead.

These two veteran musicians bring more than 80 years of experience to the stage, each one in high demand as studio and touring musicians.

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

On Saturday, May 28 students of the Armstrong Dance Academy take the stage for Dance Upon a Dream. Dreams of fairies and tea parties are the inspiration for this delightful performance of ballet, tap, jazz, modern and more performed by dancers aged three and up.

The show starts at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Centre. Call the Ticket Seller for your tickets.

The Musical Actors and Singer of Kelowna (MASK) are on stage Saturday, May 28 at the Powerhouse Theatre for their performance of Oh What A Night!

This 11-member group of performers brings favourite pop arrangements from the ‘60s ‘70s and ‘80s and a host of medleys from Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Oliver, Les Miserables, West Side Story and more.

Pick up your tickets from the Ticket Seller.

On Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m., it’s the Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble’s time to shine at their annual Okanagan Ukrainian Festival.

Enjoy brilliant colours, culture and drama rolled into a spirited celebration of Ukrainian culture. Under the artistic direction of Andrea Malysh, Sadok is a troupe that continually pushes the boundaries of their art form, entertaining and educating their audiences along the way.

Tickets are on sale now through the Ticket Seller.

And Big Apple Productions/Valley Vocal Arts is on stage at the Powerhouse Theatre June 2 to 5 with their production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

This classic Broadway favourite features all your favourite characters including Belle, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Chip and others.

Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees are on the Saturday and Sunday.

Call the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) for your tickets.

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

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