Theatre

The Runaway Moon Theatre has two upcoming dates for ‘The Miraculous (After)Life of Isidro, Patron Saint of Farmers’ on July 30 and August 4 (Runaway Moon)

Patron saint of farmers coming to North Okanagan markets

There are several opportunities to catch Runaway Moon Theatre’s play

  • Jul 25, 2022

 

Summerland Singers and Players will stage a murder mystery play aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s steam train in July. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Murder mystery set aboard Summerland steam train

Story inspired by actual events from early 1920s

 

Caravan Farm Theatre’s artistic director Estelle Shook (pictured) worked with poet, playwright and composer Linz Kenyon to create Blackhorse, a ‘horse opera’ which will run from July 12 to Aug. 7, 2022. (Submitted photo).

Caravan Farm Theatre’s horse opera ready to ride in the North Okanagan

‘This is our love letter to the community,’ artistic director Estelle Shook said of the play

 

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society, which operates Vernon’s historic Towne Theatre, has received more than $100K in provincial gaming funds to upgrade equipment at the legendary facility. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Curtain – a new curtain at that – going up on Vernon theatre upgrades

Okanagan Screen Arts Society, which runs Towne Theatre, receives more than $100K in funding

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society, which operates Vernon’s historic Towne Theatre, has received more than $100K in provincial gaming funds to upgrade equipment at the legendary facility. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Vicki Stroich has been appointed to the newly created position of artistic and environmental programs manager at Caravan Farm Theatre. (Submitted photo)

Caravan Farm Theatre adds to leadership group ahead of 44th season

Vicki Stroich fills new role of artistic and environmental programs manager; Ivan Habel named managing director

Vicki Stroich has been appointed to the newly created position of artistic and environmental programs manager at Caravan Farm Theatre. (Submitted photo)
The Vernon Towne Theatre has been closed since Feb. 10, 2022, after sustaining damage from a fire that broke out at a neighbouring business. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Fire at neighbouring business closes Vernon Towne Theatre

The theatre has been closed since Feb. 10 after sustaining damage from a fire that broke out next door

The Vernon Towne Theatre has been closed since Feb. 10, 2022, after sustaining damage from a fire that broke out at a neighbouring business. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Gift from the Sea is a full-face mask performance based on the classic Celtic legend of the Selkie Bride, showing at Powerhouse Theatre Oct. 20-24. (Contributed)

Curtain finally opens at Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre

One Acts grace historic stage: Change of Heart and Gift from the Sea

Gift from the Sea is a full-face mask performance based on the classic Celtic legend of the Selkie Bride, showing at Powerhouse Theatre Oct. 20-24. (Contributed)
THe Vernon Towne Theatre has finally reopened to the public after almost a year of being closed. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Curtain finally opens for Vernon’s historic Towne Theatre

COVID-19 closed the theatre last November, major renovations undertaken as the show goes on today

THe Vernon Towne Theatre has finally reopened to the public after almost a year of being closed. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
The Roxy, Revelstoke’s local movie theatre. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke theatre owner believes proof of vaccination will boost business

Owner of The Roxy in Revelstoke believes proof of vaccination cards will help improve attendance

The Roxy, Revelstoke’s local movie theatre. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Haying time on the Caravan Farm. (Photo courtesy of Nick Hutchinson)

Column: The early days of the Caravan Farm Theatre

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Aug 21, 2021
Haying time on the Caravan Farm. (Photo courtesy of Nick Hutchinson)
(Richard Knight)

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

(Richard Knight)
The Shumka Dancers and Running Thunder Dancers will perform together during the Ryga Arts Festival in August, 2021. (Contributed)

Events scheduled for Ryga Arts Festival in Summerland

Festival in Summerland will feature theatre, music and more

The Shumka Dancers and Running Thunder Dancers will perform together during the Ryga Arts Festival in August, 2021. (Contributed)
Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to open Toronto International Film Festival

Steven Levenson adapted his hit Tony Award-winning stage show with Ben Platt reprising his acclaimed leading role

Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy
Shuswap Theatre is bringing back its popular Theatre on the Edge festival. This year’s event will be held online on July 16 to 18, with performances followed by artist chats and interviews. (Contributed)

Technology dissolves boundaries for return of Shuswap Theatre’s TOTE fest

Three-day online event will include performances from as far as Scranton, Pennsylvania

Shuswap Theatre is bringing back its popular Theatre on the Edge festival. This year’s event will be held online on July 16 to 18, with performances followed by artist chats and interviews. (Contributed)
Oliver’s Venable Theatre. (Venables Theatre Facebook)

South Okanagan town council to consider COVID funds for theatre

Oliver’s council will debate the request for assistance on March 22

Oliver’s Venable Theatre. (Venables Theatre Facebook)
The Okanagan Screen Arts Society is set to take over Vernon’s historic Towne Cinema on 30th Avenue June 1 as fundraising for building upgrades is a third of the way to its goal. (Photo contributed)

Historic Vernon cinema rolling into society’s hands

Okanagan Screen Arts Society will take over and run with volunteers the Towne Cinema starting June 1

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society is set to take over Vernon’s historic Towne Cinema on 30th Avenue June 1 as fundraising for building upgrades is a third of the way to its goal. (Photo contributed)
Seaton Secondary's 27th Street Theatre Company presents Seeds of Hope: A Story of Ukrainian Internment in Canada, streaming Feb. 12-15 through ticketseller.ca. (27th Street Theatre photo)

Spotlight put on dark internment camp history at Vernon school

Drama class presents Seeds of Hope, tales from Vernon’s own Ukrainian and European camps

Seaton Secondary's 27th Street Theatre Company presents Seeds of Hope: A Story of Ukrainian Internment in Canada, streaming Feb. 12-15 through ticketseller.ca. (27th Street Theatre photo)
The Vernon Towne Cinema is undergoing some seating upgrades during a pandemic related business hiatus, and residents are invited to pick up a free seat from the 1940s Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Upgrades to Vernon Towne Cinema prompt giveaway of chairs from the 1940s

The Towne is using pandemic down-time to upgrade seating, and locals can come claim a piece of Vernon history

The Vernon Towne Cinema is undergoing some seating upgrades during a pandemic related business hiatus, and residents are invited to pick up a free seat from the 1940s Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Vernon Towne Theatre and Galaxy Cinemas are closed under the latest pandemic protocols. (File photo)

COVID-19 closes Vernon movie theatres, again

Galaxy Cinemas and Towne Theatre part of latest health regulations in limiting events

The Vernon Towne Theatre and Galaxy Cinemas are closed under the latest pandemic protocols. (File photo)
Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon, comes to the Towne Theatre Nov. 17 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)

Spider-Man back at the big screen, starring Vernon

Film in support of Canadian Mental Health Association debuts Nov. 17

Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon, comes to the Towne Theatre Nov. 17 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)