Theatre

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

 

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

 

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

 

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. 26 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)

Vernon stars in Spider-Man movie

Film in support of Canadian Mental Health Association debuts Nov. 26

Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon, comes to the Towne Theatre Nov. 26 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)
Tickets for fall performances at Lake Country’s Creekside Theatre will be on sale Sept. 15. Only 50 tickets per show will be available to ensure physical distancing. (Contributed)

Limited tickets at Lake Country’s Creekside Theatre on sale next week

Tickets will go on sale starting Sept. 15, capped at 50 per show due to COVID-19.

Tickets for fall performances at Lake Country’s Creekside Theatre will be on sale Sept. 15. Only 50 tickets per show will be available to ensure physical distancing. (Contributed)
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
Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In is among the top-11 drive-in theatres in Canada, according to Reader’s Digest. (Facebook photo)

National spotlight for Enderby theatre

Starlight Drive-In named one of Canada’s top-11 such theatres by Reader’s Digest

Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In is among the top-11 drive-in theatres in Canada, according to Reader’s Digest. (Facebook photo)
Despite only playing two preview shows so far, the cast of Chicago (touring) has already become extremely close, said lead actress. The year long tour is just getting underway and stops in Penticton March 28. (Contributed)

New York performer can’t wait to bring Chicago to the South Okanagan

The timeless, award-winning musical comes to the South Okanagan Events Centre March 28.

Despite only playing two preview shows so far, the cast of Chicago (touring) has already become extremely close, said lead actress. The year long tour is just getting underway and stops in Penticton March 28. (Contributed)
Powerhouse Theatre’s Girl in the Goldfish Bowl takes the stage Feb. 19, 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre makes a splash with Girl in the Goldfish Bowl

Performance packed full of surprises, director Cara Nunn says

Powerhouse Theatre’s Girl in the Goldfish Bowl takes the stage Feb. 19, 2020. (Contributed)