2014/2015 Season

BOX OFFICE

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm

Ticket Will Call is open 2 Hours Prior to Showtime

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BY PHONE

250-862-2867

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IN PERSON

1379 Ellis Street

UPCOMING SHOWS

join us for our 12th season as we pay homage to the silver screen and some of the great shows that have gone from stage to screen or in some cases screen to stage.  Perhaps it will remind you of some of your own favourite memories or even create new ones.    See you at the movies!

Click the show banner to purchase tickets online or click here for a complete listing

  • OLIVER! DINNER MENU

    Amuse Bouche          

     Antipasto skewer

    Boccocini, salami, grape tomatoes, olives, pickled onions

    with a balsamic and fig reduction

     

    Appetizer       

    White bean and sage

    crustini with sunflower sprouts and tomato relish

     

     

    Choice of Main Course

     

    Vegetable Pot Pie

    a seasonal selection of vegetables in a rich carmalized onion

    gravy topped with puff pastry

     

     

    Traditional Turkey Twist

    Turkey breast seasoned then wrapped in honey ham and baked served with oven roasted vegetables and classic duchet potatoes and rich turkey gravy

     

     

    Braised Beef Brisket

    A fork tender piece of lean brisket served with oven roasted vegetables

    and duchet potatoes and a red wine au jus

     

     

    Dessert

    Red Velvet Cake

     

     

    New this season - dinner choices are chosen a la carte on the evening of the performance.

EDUCATION

Classes in musical theatre, acting and improv are extremely beneficial to social development and the best part is its just a ton of fun! Registration for the classes and camps below can happen online or call our box office for more information.

 

KAS Classes are quite simply the best option for training your child in the magic of theatre. No other group has the reputation, track record and success stories. Many of our students have gone on to post secondary studies and careers in the arts. You will notice many of our young performers end up in our mainstage productions.

 

Click the class info to register of click here for a a complete listing

 

LATEST NEWS

Randy Leslie

Artistic Managing Director | Ext 102

Nate Flavel

Executive Producer | Ext 101

Karlisa Hiebert

General Manager | Ext 104

Patricia Rockwell

Front of House Manager | Ext 105

Hazel Rodgers

Costume Design | Ext 109

Stacey Baker

Set Decor

Rebecca Leboe

Box Office Manager | Ext 110

Margaret Gobie

Development | Ext 103

Roslyn Frantz

Music Director

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Performance Times

    Wednesday to Sunday Evenings

    Dinner Seatings 6:15pm

    Regular Seating Doors Open at 7:15pm

    Curtain at 8pm

     

     

    Matinees

    Doors Open at 12:30pm

    Curtain at 1pm

     

    Please Note: Late seatings are at the discretion of management.

    Please call 250-862-2867 ext 105  if you know you are going to be late.

     

  • Dinner Menu

    The menu is prepared specifically for each production featuring a four course dinner served at your table including a starter, an appetizer, choice of main course and gourmet dessert.

     

    Specific Dinner Menu's for each show can be found here

     

    Vegetarian options are always available and dietary concerns can usually be accommodated with notice at time of purchase.

     

    New this season dinner is ordered and served a la carte on the evening of your show.  No need to pre-register your meal choice other than reporting any dietary concerns so we can prepare for you.

     

    A selection of cocktails, wine, beer, champagne  and after-dinner drinks are available in the lobby and at your table.

     

  • Ticket Pricing

    Mainstage Tickets as low as $52

    with Dinner Reservations from $85

     

    FreckleFace Strawberry Tickets as low as $19

     

    Please call the box office early for VIP Private Box Seating.

    Ticket prices subject to change based on availability

    5% GST applies to all tickets sold

     

    Actors Studio uses the Dynamic ticket pricing model.  As such, the earlier your purchase your tickets the lower the ticket price.

     

  • Subscriptions

    Regular Ticket Subscriptions for $220

    Matinee Dessert Theatre Subscriptions from $247

    Dinner Theatre Subscriptions from $364

     

    Why Subscribe?

    Up to 40% savings on standard ticket pricing

    Best seats at the best price guaranteed

    Free ticket exchanges (see details below)

    Savings on extra tickets and class registrations

     

    Become a Diamond Club Member for an additional $90:

    Exclusive access to premium booth seating on the main floor

    Missed performance standby exchange

    Unlimited no charge ticket exchanges with 48 hours notice

     

    Subscriber Ticket Exchanges

    If you have a season ticket but can't come on your regular night, you may exchange your ticket for another performance of the same production, provided that seats are available. The request must occur at least 48 hours before the performance date shown on the ticket.  This may only be done once per production.

  • Ticket & Class Registration Policies

    There are no refunds or exchanges for unused tickets. Please safeguard your tickets. Tickets are only good for the specific performance designated and are not for resale.

     

    There are no cash refunds for class registrations. Cancellations prior to the beginning of class may qualify for a gift certificate credit. Cancellations for reasons beyond the student or families control after a class begins are subject to pro-rated class fees and will only qualify for a credit.  Dropping of classes due to not getting the part you or your child wanted in the class will not result in a credit.

     

    Ticket sales include all applicable taxes and fees

     

    Ticket exchanges for another performance within the same production are subject to a $3 service charge per ticket and must be completed 48hrs prior to the original date.

     

    A $3 service charge is applicable for all mail deliveries.

     

    Wheelchair access is limited and based upon availability.  Please mention at time of booking and book in advance.

     

    All children are required to have tickets and separate seats.  Babes in arms are not permitted.

     

    Discount group reservations for 10 or more people are available for many Actors Studio performances.  To start planning, contact our  box office manager, Rebecca Leboe at 250-862-2867 ext 110

     

    Gift cards may be purchased in any denominations and are redeemable for most events held at Actors Studio and concession purchases.

     

    Shows subject to change and are based on rights availability.

  • Volunteer Info

    Kelowna Actors Studio relies on the support and dedication of our 100+ volunteers who work tirelessly in front of house, set decor, props and more!

     

    Join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Night in the fall, featuring wine, appies and performances by some of Actors Studio’s favourite personalities!

     

    ​Back of House

    The show cannot go on without the work of stagehands and crew "behind the curtain". Their tasks range from scenery moving and looking after props during a performance, assisting performers, and painting sets or props prior to the show opening. If you enjoy working behind the scenes and want to find out more about working in a stage production, then this is the crew for you.  Set Decor please contact Stacey Baker and all others contact Randy Leslie at ext 102

     

    ​Front of House

    Members of this crew are people who like to work with the public. They can be found greeting theatre-goers at the entrance and as ushers in the front of the house, handing out programmes, clearing tables and helping people locate the correct seat.  Shifts are 5:15pm to end of show and noon to end of show for Matinees.  Please contact Patricia Rockwell at 250-862-2867 ext 105

     

     

    Volunteer FAQ

     

    How much time does this involve?

    The time you commit is up to you, according to your availability and interest. Some volunteers work a few hours per year, while others participate in several full performances a year.

     

    ​How will I know what to do?

    Orientation and training is arranged in the area that appeals to you before working your first show. Theatre staff and experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you become confident in your role.

     

    ​Who chooses which shows I work?

    You decide which shows to volunteer for by signing up at the theatre Box Office. You may also be called when extra help is needed, but the choice is always yours.

     

    ​Why become a theatre Volunteer?

    • Meet new people and make new friends.• Learn new skills.• Discover or confirm career interests.• Enrich retirement.• Be a proud member of a great team.• Know that you are enhancing your community.

     

     

    The first step is figuring out where you want to volunteer!

     

    Call Patricia at 250-862-2867 x105 for more information or send her an email

  • Auditions

    Auditions for our mainstage season are typically held once a year in the Spring.

     

    Check back here for audition announcements or drop our Artistic Director an email with your headshot and Resume.  You never know what roles may open up once the season starts!

  • Our History & Founders

    Our History

    Kelowna Actors Studio Inc. (KAS) was formed in May of 2003 to produce vibrant, exciting presentations of the worlds best loved Broadway productions, present fun, challenging and enriching learning experiences for students of all ages, become the premiere forerunner and prime example of a high quality theatre company and enrich the cultural landscape of the Okanagan valley.

     

    The studio located at 1379 Ellis Street (across from the Kelowna Public Library) offers an approximately 11,000 square feet of space divided into four main areas; 230-seat theatre including 91 dinner seats with full table service, mirrored rehearsal/dance studio, set and props construction/storage; kitchen, licensed bar and a general office area.

     

    KAS positions itself in the local cultural scene as a comprehensive home for the theatre arts, offering educational, volunteer and performance opportunities for children and adults in all aspects of a theatre production.

     

    KAS’s mission statement, “Providing quality education, entertainment and enrichment for all ages through the performing arts” is showcased by their strong contribution to the Kelowna Cultural District.

     

    Over the past 12 years,  Actors Studio has successfully produced over 76 major productions, grown to accommodate over 250 students a semester and won  civic and regional awards for their contribution to the arts.

     

    Randy Leslie - Co Founder

    Randy is the Artistic Managing Director of Kelowna Actors Studio and the driving force in KAS’s educational programmes. with many of his students going to Sheridan College in Toronto, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in L.A. and the Juilliard School in New York City.

     

    Randy has over 150 directorial credits in Toronto, Ottawa and Kelowna.  He was the Director of Programming and Marketing for the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto for 13 years.

     

    He has directed, produced, and starred in various local productions as a professional actor in Toronto for over 10 years and held positions on various local cultural boards before focusing 100% of his attention to KAS.  Randy was the recipient of the first ever Okanagan Angel Award for his contribution to the local arts scene and received the Civic Award for Honour in the Arts - City of Kelowna in 2009.  His home theatre group in Toronto, Ontario has an award named in his honour and he was awarded the 2013 Best Teacher in Kelowna Award with the Best of Kelowna Awards.

     

    Randy has an incredible rapport working with both children and adults and is known for getting people to perform to their highest level.  He is the central force behind the implementation of our creative and challenging drama and music programs for all ages including the Broadway Jr. Series with such shows as, Music Man Jr. , Winnie the Pooh, Les Miserables and Aladdin Jr.

     

    His specialties include acting, musical theatre, improv, voice, mask work, script writing, scene study, choreography and directing. In Kelowna he has directed such productions as ‘Shrek the Musical, Spamalot, A Streetcar Named Desire, My Fair Lady, Into the Woods, Miracle Worker, Sweeney Todd just to name a few.

     

    Nate Flavel - Co Founder

    Recipient of the Young Entrepreneur award with Kelowna Chamber of Commerce for his work with KAS, Nate is also the recipient of the 2012 Okanagan Arts Award for Theatre and the 2011 City of Kelowna Civic Award for the Honour in the Arts.

     

    Besides his full time career with The Stone Sisters Group at RE/MAX and maintaining his role as Executive Producer at KAS and the Tourism Kelowna Board Representative for Arts and Culture, Nate has directed and choreographed numerous productions, taught the ever popular Glee performance troupe and performed in over 20 productions for KAS totalling about 375 performances over the past 12 years.  He is known for his tenor voice, tap dance and comic characters.  Notable performances include Donkey in Shrek the Musical, Don Lockwood in Singin in the Rain, Jesus in Godspell, and the title role in Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

     

    Prior to KAS he was involved in the local groups MASK and Encore performing 4 summers at Grey Monk Estate Winery and numerous conventions, meeting and concerts.

CONTACT US

Kelowna Actors Studio

1379 Ellis Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z9

 

Tel  :250-862-2867

Fax  250-763-3107

Email : info@kelownaactorsstudio.com

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