Upcoming Shows

Sister Act

February 7 - 25, 2018 Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film. Sing Hallelujah for this new, ridiculously fun, feel-good musical that will have you jumping to your feet! Delores Van Cartier, a ‘wanna be’ Las Vegas diva’s life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in – where else – a convent! Under the suspicious and watchful eye of Mother Superior, Delores wins the sisters’ hearts, and helps them find their voices as she unexpectedly discovers her own. Can we get an AMEN!

Aladdin Kids - Student Performance

Thursday, March 1 - 7:30pm & Saturday, March 3 - 1:00pm Welcome to Agrabah and the Academy Award-winning adventure of the street rat that became a prince! Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin KIDS is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Specific to Disney’s Aladdin KIDS are the Junior Djinn, a group of unique stage magicians who execute the magical moments of the show. With marketplace hawkers, gymnasts, wrestlers, bread-sellers, fishmongers, belly dancers, beggars, cloth vendors, puppeteers, royal guards, royal trumpeters the show is sure to be out of this world!

Aladdin Jr - Student Performance

Friday, March 2nd. 7:30pm & Saturday, March 3rd. 7:30pm Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney's Aladdin JR, is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's mage power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney's Aladdin JR, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

April 11-29, 2018 | This classic musical is based on the Victor Hugo novel and inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told! This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It’s the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). The musical showcases the film’s Oscar®-nominated score and introduces stunning new songs. Be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

Mary Poppins - Class Presentation

Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30pm. Join our students as they present the culmination of their winter semester.

Godspell

Friday and Saturday, May 4th and 5th at 7:30pm. Join the Actors Studio Academy Students as they celebrate the culmination of their school year with their final presentation of Godspell.

Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

May 30 - June 16 Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but rarely on-key. Her recitals brought her a legion of die-hard fans, and she capped her improbable career with a Carnegie Hall concert that famously sold out in two hours. Time Out calls Souvenir “a memorable illustration of the purely theatrical magic that can turn the tinniest ear to gold.” Now a movie starring Meryl Streep, this charming and hilarious musical comedy reminds us that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

Love Letters

July 4 - 21, 2018 An enduring romance about first loves and second chances. The story is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.

Mamma Mia

August 2 - 11, 2018 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. | ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a teen's search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

Young Frankenstein - The Musical

October 10 to 28, 2018 |1pm and 7:30pm (Dinner at 6pm) | Kelowna Actors Studio | From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation. Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s.

The Velveteen Rabbit

Although it is the most modest toy in the nursery, the Velveteen Rabbit earns the love of a young boy and learns about the joys and pain of becoming "Real." Margery Williams' classic book springs to magical life in this enchanting musical about love, loss and self-esteem.

Elf - The Musical

December 5 to 23, 2018|1pm and 7:30pm (Dinner at 6pm) | Kelowna Actors Studio | Based on the cherished film with Will Ferrell, Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf!

next to normal

Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.

The Marvelous Wondrettes

February 6 to 24, 2019 |1pm and 7:30pm (Dinner at 6pm) | Kelowna Actors Studio | This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet, four girls with hopes and dream as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ’50’s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In act two, the Wondrettes reunite to take and stage and perform at their ten-year reunion with songs like “It’s My Party, ”Son of a Preacher Man,” “Rescue Me,” and “RESPECT”. Featuring 30 classic ’50’s and ’60’s hits, this show will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!

3 Little Pigs the Musical

When the pigpen starts to look like a real sty, Mama says it's time to leave and build something new. Help Cha, Siu and Bao watch for wolves while they use hay, sticks and bricks to make it in a big, bad world.

Steel Magnolias

March 27 to April 13, 2018 |1pm and 7:30pm (Dinner at 6pm) | Kelowna Actors Studio | In a small town in Louisiana, six women gather at the local beauty salon to share the ups and downs of their lives. Outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoo and advice, with the help of her shy new assistant, Annelle. Local curmudgeon, Ouiser, and eccentric millionaire, Clairee, snipe at each other, while local social leader, M’lynn plans her daughter Shelby’s wedding. When tragedy strikes, however, the women pull together in this play about life, laughter, love, loss, and the inner strength that helps us go on.

Equus

Dr. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion.

Camelot

May 29 to June 16, 2019 | |1pm and 7:30pm (Dinner at 6pm) | Kelowna Actors Studio | The love triangle of King Arthur, Guinevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in this award-winning, soaring musical.

The Little Mermaid

August 1 to 10, 2019 | |1pm and 7:30pm | Kelowna Community Theatre | In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Mencken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, The Little Mermaid has some of the best-known songs from the past 30 years! This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World.”