December 2013 | Digital Edition

The Best of the Okanagan votes are counted and the winners for Best Live Performing Art Group in the Okanagan have been announced. The real winners are the audiences that will be taking in some amazing live theatre and orchestra music this holiday season. See below for upcoming shows.

On our December 2013 cover photographer Tim Matheson captured the lively spirit of Caravan Farm Theatre’s Head over Heels. Caravan Farm Theatre took first place in the North Okanagan (also pictured below).

In the Central Okanagan:

1          Kelowna Actors Studio
2          Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO)
3          Ballet Kelowna
3          Bumbershoot Theatre

In the North Okanagan:

1          Caravan Farm Theatre
2          Asparagus Community Theatre

In the South Okanagan:

1          Many Hats Theatre Co.
2          JEDI Dance Crew
3          Nankama Drum and Dance

Upcoming Shows in the Okanagan

Shrek the Musical
Kelowna: Dec. 4–22

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a short temper and a cookie with attitude and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Kelowna Actors Studio. For tickets visit KelownaActorsStudio.com.

Caravan Farm Theatre
Armstrong: Dec. 10–Jan. 4

Outdoor sleigh ride show. Two siblings flee evil stepmother and jealous stepsister. In the woods, Little Brother drinks from an enchanted stream and transforms into a fawn forever. Little Brother Little Sister is a heart warming holiday tale for the whole family to enjoy. Find details at CaravanFarmTheatre.com, tickets available through TicketSeller.ca.

OSO: Handel’s Messiah
Penticton Dec. 19
Kelowna Dec. 20 & 21
Vernon Dec. 22

Joined by a wonderful quartet of soloists and the OSO Chorus, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents one of the most popular works of all time. This well-loved tradition is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit. Info at OkanaganSymphony.com.

The Elves and the Shoemaker
Kelowna Dec. 20-23, 26-29

The elves come out to play for Bumbershoot Children’s Theatre’s final production of 2013. You’ll find the shoemakers cold and hungry and down to their last piece of leather when help creeps into their house in the dead of night. Tickets information at bumbershoottheatre.com