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Donation takes Penticton one step closer to new community theatre

The Penmar Community Arts Society received an exciting boost of support from a donor with a $35,000 matching contribution to the current Open-The-Doors fundraising campaign. Identified as Pig Butler, the donor party is keen to see this project succeed. The Society hopes that this contribution will spur another burst of pledges and donations from the community. “This donation is a massive show of support for a community theatre, we are inspired by their commitment to this cause and excited about being so much closer to our end goal," says Board member Jennifer Vincent. "The beauty of the fundraising model...

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In Person: Actress Debby Helf

Kelowna’s Debby Helf has devoted most of her life to theatre, particularly community theatre. She started putting on plays when she was four, obtained her BA in dramatic arts from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968, and has been involved with Theatre Kelowna for a whopping 32 years. Along with community theatre groups from Salmon Arm to Penticton, Theatre Kelowna is part of the Okanagan Zone (Ozone) of Theatre BC, which is comprised of 12 zones around the province. The different groups and then zones compete for awards presented by Theatre BC at Mainstage, its annual provincial...

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Okanagan’s Fred Skeleton Theatre presents at MainStage 2014

Theatre BC showcases it's Annual Provincial Theatre Festival, Destination MainStage, in Kamloops this summer from July 4 to 12. One of Canada's longest-running theatre traditions is now in its 82nd year. The Sagebrush Theatre is host to eight amazing performances. Theatre companies from across the province are traveling to Kamloops to compete for the provincial title of "Best Production." Enjoy quality theatre this summer with these award-winning performances. Friday, July 4 8 pm Williams Lake Studio Theatre presents Sense & Sensibility Adapted by Jon Jory Saturday, July 5 8 pm Nanaimo Theatre Group presents God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza Sunday,...

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Red Riding Hood leads Bumbershoot Children’s Theatre year

A new take on the classic story of Red Riding Hood will lead the 2014 season of Kelowna's Bumbershoot Children's Theatre Company this January. Tickets are still available for the Jan 24 to Jan 26 performances. Taking the lead roles are two seasoned Kelowna adult performers, Gwen Plitt as Bridget, and a familiar mystery performer who is new to the Bumbershoot stage as Stephen.  Created in the U.K. by playwright Mike Kenny and composer Julian Butler, the story unfolds during a sleepover at grandmother's house, but the actors and audience are soon magically transported into the forest. The all-ages production...

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Best Live Performing Arts Group

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...

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