Live theatre

Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre has put out a casting call for its winter show, Self Help, a comedy written by Norm Foster and directed by Adele Kuyek. (File photo)

Vernon theatre seeks cast help for winter show

Casting call for Self Help will take place Dec. 28 and 29 at the Powerhouse Theatre

 

The horses of Caravan Farm Theatre await the cue to draw their sleigh of audience members into a magical Christmas story and the woods of this spectacular setting near Armstrong. (Photo by Tim Matheson)

North Okanagan theatre taking fans on Joyride

Caravan Farm Theatre in Spallumcheen presents Joyride, an ode to It’s a Wonderful Life

 

Aaron Malkin (as James) and Alastair Knowles (Jamesy) will bring their “O Christmas Tea” comedy show to Surrey on Sunday, Dec. 15, as part of a regional tour. (photo: jamesandjamesy.com)

James and Jamesy go for third serving of O Christmas Tea in Penticton

The British comedy duo will be back for the holidays at Cleland Theatre

 

Shuswap Theatre is holding auditions for comedy, Hilda’s Yard, on Sept. 9 and 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap Theatre holding auditions for upcoming comedy, Hilda’s Yard

Try-outs for six characters to take place Sept. 9 and 10, 7 to 9 p.m. at theatre

Shuswap Theatre is holding auditions for comedy, Hilda’s Yard, on Sept. 9 and 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Experience the magic of cinema under the stars at Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre’s second annual Outdoor Film Festival Sept. 3-5. The festival opens with the premiere of The Originals Sept. 3, followed by The Grey Fox Sept. 4 and Black Orpheus Sept. 5. (Caravan Farm Theatre photo)

Spallumcheen theatre delivers triple crown of films for outdoor festival

Second annual Outdoor Film Festival and Indigenous Short Film Showcase runs at Caravan Farm Theatre Sept. 3-5

Experience the magic of cinema under the stars at Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre’s second annual Outdoor Film Festival Sept. 3-5. The festival opens with the premiere of The Originals Sept. 3, followed by The Grey Fox Sept. 4 and Black Orpheus Sept. 5. (Caravan Farm Theatre photo)
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After a bumpy pandemic, Kelowna theatre groups are ready for the spotlight

Innovation allowed these theatres to survive the pandemic, now they are planning their return to normal

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Multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx is slated to take the stage in Vernon for a show in July. (Shimon Karmel photo)

Curtain closes on COVID-19, opening Vernon stage for live events

After 16 months of empty seats, Performing Arts Centre is ready to welcome back guests

Multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx is slated to take the stage in Vernon for a show in July. (Shimon Karmel photo)
Township of Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre, now in its 43rd season, has a bold new season full of meaningful, varied content ahead. (Photo by Jamie King)

North Okanagan outdoor theatre plans vibrant, varied season

Caravan Farm Theatre in Spallumcheen to deliver meaningful content in 43rd year of operation

Township of Spallumcheen’s Caravan Farm Theatre, now in its 43rd season, has a bold new season full of meaningful, varied content ahead. (Photo by Jamie King)
Seaton’s 27th Street Theatre streams The Addams Family June 2, 3, 4 and 5. (27th Street Theatre photo)

Addams Family comes alive, online, from Vernon high school

Seaton’s 27th Street Theatre features the classic, beloved comedy June 2-5

Seaton’s 27th Street Theatre streams The Addams Family June 2, 3, 4 and 5. (27th Street Theatre photo)
Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)
The team of horses is ready to pull riders for Caravan Farm Theatre’s sold-out Winter Sleigh-Ride Show of the Gift from Dec. 8-Jan.2. The Spallumcheen theatre company wants the province to include live theatre on its list of businesses allowed to operate during COVID-19. (File photo)

Spallumcheen theatre group plans for socially safe winter show to go on

Caravan Farm Theatre asks province to include live theatre on lists of businesses allowed to operate

The team of horses is ready to pull riders for Caravan Farm Theatre’s sold-out Winter Sleigh-Ride Show of the Gift from Dec. 8-Jan.2. The Spallumcheen theatre company wants the province to include live theatre on its list of businesses allowed to operate during COVID-19. (File photo)
The Sycamore String Quartet’s performance in Lake Country has been postponed due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. (Quartet photo)

COVID-19 restrictions curtail Okanagan events

Theatre’s announce postponed and cancelled shows

The Sycamore String Quartet’s performance in Lake Country has been postponed due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. (Quartet photo)
Rachel Glessing, Shaughnessy O’Brien and Elizabeth Wyse earned bursaries from the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society. (Contributed)

COVID-19 fails to close curtain on Vernon arts bursaries

Coldstream and Vernon students benefit from Performing Arts Centre support

Rachel Glessing, Shaughnessy O’Brien and Elizabeth Wyse earned bursaries from the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society. (Contributed)
Kinshira is back for this year’s Walk of Terror at Caravan Farm Theatre, running limited nightly sound walks through the fields and forests Oct. 21-30. (Photo by Zev Tiefenbach)

Sound effects at play for Caravan’s Halloween event

Walk of Terror is returning, with a creepy twist

Kinshira is back for this year’s Walk of Terror at Caravan Farm Theatre, running limited nightly sound walks through the fields and forests Oct. 21-30. (Photo by Zev Tiefenbach)
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre took part in the Canada-wide Light Up Live event Tuesday, Sept. 22 to display that the venues have been in the dark since COVID-19 hit in March. (Camillia Courts photo)

Vernon centre lights up for visibility amid pandemic

Impact of COVID-19 on live event workers sparks Canadian movement

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre took part in the Canada-wide Light Up Live event Tuesday, Sept. 22 to display that the venues have been in the dark since COVID-19 hit in March. (Camillia Courts photo)
COVID-19 closes curtain on Vernon theatre’s fall season

COVID-19 closes curtain on Vernon theatre’s fall season

First time in 57 years Powerhouse Theatre stage is dark

COVID-19 closes curtain on Vernon theatre’s fall season
Artists sought to fill stage time at Vernon theatre

Artists sought to fill stage time at Vernon theatre

COVID-19 impacts Performing Arts Centre regularly scheduled programming

Artists sought to fill stage time at Vernon theatre
Caravan Farm Theatre artistic director Estelle Shook says the show will go on once it is deemed safe to do so. (Submitted Photo)

Caravan postpones summer show as Spallumcheen theatre takes a loss

Curtain remains closed and fundraiser campaign started to help local farm theatre

Caravan Farm Theatre artistic director Estelle Shook says the show will go on once it is deemed safe to do so. (Submitted Photo)
Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Theatre BC cancels festivals in response to COVID-19

‘Provincials’ of community theatre set to take place on Vancouver Island in July 2020

Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO