Theatre

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

 

Crimson Tine Theatre from Princeton will be among the productions present at O-Zone Theatre Festival in Oliver, running from May 22 to 28. (Photo- Crimson Time Galleries)

6 straight days of Okanagan-based live theatre coming to Oliver’s Venables Theatre

The ‘O-Zone Theatre Festival’ will run from May 22 to 28

 

From left Gabe Fitzpatrick, Evan Wellborn, Madeline Carlson and Isaiah Young perform a scene from Spamalot. Summerland Secondary School will stage the production at Centre Stage Theatre April 20 to 23 and 27 to 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from the Summerland Secondary School office. (Contributed)

Summerland drama students to present Spamalot

Offbeat comedy based on Monty Python’s retelling of King Arthur story

 

Penticton’s Cleland Theatre could be on its way to getting equipment upgrades after council approved a multi-phase plan that hopes to implement improvements to the facility. (Cleland Theatre Facebook)

‘Overdue’ upgrade plan to Penticton’s Cleland Theatre approved by council Tuesday

Grant applications will be submitted by the city to help cover the costs of the project

Penticton’s Cleland Theatre could be on its way to getting equipment upgrades after council approved a multi-phase plan that hopes to implement improvements to the facility. (Cleland Theatre Facebook)
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 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)
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 Okanagan

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)
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)
(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)
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 Okanagan 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)
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 North Okanagan 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)
Comedian Mike Delamont’s comedy show at Venables Theatre on Nov. 28 has been cancelled. (Contributed)

Shows postponed at Venables Theatre following new restrictions

Tickets will roll over to the shows’ new dates in 2021

Comedian Mike Delamont’s comedy show at Venables Theatre on Nov. 28 has been cancelled. (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