Presented at Kelowna Actors Studio, April 19 to May 7, 2017. Anne Shirley comes to Avonlea, having already learned to live by imagination and fancy, full of romantic ideas, poetic notions, and equipped with a tongue "that must be hung in the middle, it flaps so." This superbly written piece of Canadiana, adapted for the musical theatre stage, is full of well-defined characters, lush beautiful music and glorious colourful dancing. The power of human emotion is delivered with perfection in this simple, touching tale.
The Beauty and the Beast class wraps up in with this performance - with full costume, lights and sound! A perfect way to finish up a theatre class - with a true theatre experience on a professional stage!
"Spring Awakening" Performances This is a Student Presentation. It DOES NOT include a meal. **CONTENT WARNING! Contains adult themes, situations and language**
Presented at Kelowna Actors Studio May 31 to June 17, 2017. The Great Gatsby follows Nick Carraway as he comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy and her philandering, blue-blooded husband. As Nick bears witness, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times.
Fundraiser for the Kelowna Actors Studio Academy Foundation and their Educational trip to NYC
Presented at Kelowna Actors Studio July 5 to 22, 2017. The story of a family desperate to break free of the burdens of their past and present. Tom's mother, Amanda, has been abandoned by her husband, and now lives only for her children; his unmarried sister, Laura, is a fragile and painfully shy creature who retreats into a world of glass animals and Victrola records; and Tom himself is torn between his poetic inclinations and the responsibility of supporting his mother and sister. Each escapes into their own "glass menagerie" as a means of eluding the pain of their own , and each other's, existence.
Vancouver - July 22.23, 2017 | Bus transportation, over night accommodation with a hot breakfast included and orchestra seating for Broadway Across Canada's Tour of Phantom Of the Opera! Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera comes to Vancouver as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.”
Presented at Kelowna Community Theatre July 27-Aug. 5 2017. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community, and changes his life forever. This spectacular show with heart, humour and passion was named Time Magazine's 'Best Musical of the Decade!"
October 11 - 29, 2017 The scene is the Kit Kat Club, a night club in Berlin, as the 1920’s are drawing to a close. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,“ “Willkommen“ and “Maybe This Time.“ Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at the CABARET, the Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. The musical the New York Post calls ”one for the ages.”
November 29 - December 17, 2017 Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.
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!
This classic musical is based on the Victor Hugo novel (Les Miserables) 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.
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.
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.
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!