Theatre

Natalie Kearl, playing stage manager and Jessie Herald in Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre Productions’ That’s Not Shakespeare, helps keep the audience laughing on Aug. 10, 2022 at R.J. Haney Heritage Village’s SASCU Amphitheatre. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Original songs, wit in That’s Not Shakespeare keep Salmon Arm audience laughing

Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre runs to Aug. 28 at R.J. Haney Heritage Village

 

Two Salmon Arm dates are scheduled for Runaway Moon Theatre’s, The Miraculous (After)Life of Isidro, Patron Saint of Farmers, July 24 at the Salmon Arm Arts Centre and Aug. 3 at the All-Organic Farmers Market at Uptown Askew’s. (Runaway Moon Theatre image)

Miracles and farmers’ markets focus of new show by Shuswap’s Runway Moon Theatre

First Salmon Arm shows scheduled for July 24

  • Jul 18, 2022

 

Melanie Teibchroe is bringing her one-person show, Shield Maiden, to Salmon Arm for Theatre on the Edge, July 15-17. (Contributed)

Edgy, fun entertainment returns to Salmon Arm

Theatre on the Edge returns to Shuswap Theatre July 15-17

  • Jul 11, 2022
Melanie Teibchroe is bringing her one-person show, Shield Maiden, to Salmon Arm for Theatre on the Edge, July 15-17. (Contributed)
Summerland Singers and Players will stage a murder mystery play aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s steam train in July. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Murder mystery set aboard Summerland steam train

Story inspired by actual events from early 1920s

Summerland Singers and Players will stage a murder mystery play aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s steam train in July. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Longtime theatre director Peter Blacklock accompanies Glitter Esquivias, Ashley Koop, Griffin Webber and Natalie Kearl as they rehearse the opening song that introduces “That’s Not Shakespeare,” the 2022 Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre production at R.J. Haney Heritage Village.

‘That’s not Shakespeare’: The history of the Shuswap’s Herald Provincial Park

Learn about the provincial site at the 28th annual Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre production

  • Jun 27, 2022
Longtime theatre director Peter Blacklock accompanies Glitter Esquivias, Ashley Koop, Griffin Webber and Natalie Kearl as they rehearse the opening song that introduces “That’s Not Shakespeare,” the 2022 Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre production at R.J. Haney Heritage Village.
Graduating student at Salmon Arm Secondary, Glitter Esquivias, in costume as the Dormouse, receives a $1,000 scholarship and award from longtime teacher Graham Gomme on June 2, created in memory of his mother-in-law, Mary Fowler. The award is the Mary Fowler Memorial Award for Performing Arts at SAS.

Alice in Wonderland closes with special honour for Salmon Arm student

Mary Fowler Memorial Award for Performing Arts goes to member of cast

Graduating student at Salmon Arm Secondary, Glitter Esquivias, in costume as the Dormouse, receives a $1,000 scholarship and award from longtime teacher Graham Gomme on June 2, created in memory of his mother-in-law, Mary Fowler. The award is the Mary Fowler Memorial Award for Performing Arts at SAS.
Dressed in character, Salmon Arm Secondary Drama Grade 11 and 12 students are rehearsing for their upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland, May 30 to June 2. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Secondary students preparing for journey to Wonderland

Drama 11/12 students to perform Alice in Wonderland, dance students rehearsing for upcoming recital

Dressed in character, Salmon Arm Secondary Drama Grade 11 and 12 students are rehearsing for their upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland, May 30 to June 2. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Director Julia Body rehearses with the cast of the upcoming Shuswap Theatre MainStage production, The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble. (Contributed)

Shuswap Theatre: Rehearsals underway for The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble

Project planned for refresh of building’s façade

  • Mar 28, 2022
Director Julia Body rehearses with the cast of the upcoming Shuswap Theatre MainStage production, The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble. (Contributed)
The Vernon Towne Theatre has been closed since Feb. 10, 2022, after sustaining damage from a fire that broke out at a neighbouring business. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Fire at neighbouring business closes Vernon theatre

The theatre has been closed since Feb. 10 after sustaining damage from a fire that broke out next door

The Vernon Towne Theatre has been closed since Feb. 10, 2022, after sustaining damage from a fire that broke out at a neighbouring business. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
The Break A Leg Collective, including Brittney Martens, Devon More, Allandra Gardner, Morgan Benedict and Jessica Buchanan, is bringing the show Push Up Bar to Shuswap Theatre with one show on March 4 and two on March 5. (Contributed)

‘Marvellous mayhem’: Shuswap Theatre to offer taste of TotE Fest with Push Up Bar

Artist Devon More and creative collective to deliver ‘wild and weird mosaic in motion’

The Break A Leg Collective, including Brittney Martens, Devon More, Allandra Gardner, Morgan Benedict and Jessica Buchanan, is bringing the show Push Up Bar to Shuswap Theatre with one show on March 4 and two on March 5. (Contributed)
Jaci Metivier and George Rithaler star in Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming production of the A.R. Gurney play Love Letters, which begins Feb. 11 and runs to Feb. 26. (Shelly Massey photo)

Close confidants share lives, love while apart in upcoming Shuswap Theatre production

Kim MacMillan directs production of A.R. Gurney play, Love Letters

  • Jan 26, 2022
Jaci Metivier and George Rithaler star in Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming production of the A.R. Gurney play Love Letters, which begins Feb. 11 and runs to Feb. 26. (Shelly Massey photo)
Rehearsal is underway for Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming production of the Peter Anderson play, The Coyote’s Christmas. (Contributed)

Peter Anderson comedy The Coyote’s Christmas coming to Shuswap Theatre stage

Play to run from Dec. 10 to 19, with relaxed performance on the 18th

  • Nov 23, 2021
Rehearsal is underway for Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming production of the Peter Anderson play, The Coyote’s Christmas. (Contributed)
Devon More returns to Shuswap Theatre with her latest show, Romeo, on Nov. 26 and 27. (Contributed)

Devon More returns to Shuswap Theatre with different take on star-crossed lover

More’s new show Romeo, a mix of music and story, to run Nov. 26 and 27

Devon More returns to Shuswap Theatre with her latest show, Romeo, on Nov. 26 and 27. (Contributed)
Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon, comes to the Towne Theatre Nov. 17 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)

Spider-Man back at the big screen, starring Okanagan

Film in support of Canadian Mental Health Association debuts Nov. 17

Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon, comes to the Towne Theatre Nov. 17 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)
Gift from the Sea is a full-face mask performance based on the classic Celtic legend of the Selkie Bride, showing at Powerhouse Theatre Oct. 20-24. (Contributed)

Curtain finally opens at Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre

One Acts grace historic stage: Change of Heart and Gift from the Sea

Gift from the Sea is a full-face mask performance based on the classic Celtic legend of the Selkie Bride, showing at Powerhouse Theatre Oct. 20-24. (Contributed)
THe Vernon Towne Theatre has finally reopened to the public after almost a year of being closed. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Curtain finally opens for Vernon’s historic Towne Theatre

COVID-19 closed the theatre last November, major renovations undertaken as the show goes on today

THe Vernon Towne Theatre has finally reopened to the public after almost a year of being closed. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Jake Johnson stars as Leif, an aimless 40ish California bongo-drum player, with a strong case of arrested development in the film Ride the Eagle, playing twice at the Salmar Classic on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Contributed)

Shuswap Film Society returns with Ride the Eagle

Movie to play twice Saturday at the Salmar Classic

  • Sep 14, 2021
Jake Johnson stars as Leif, an aimless 40ish California bongo-drum player, with a strong case of arrested development in the film Ride the Eagle, playing twice at the Salmar Classic on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Contributed)
The Roxy, Revelstoke’s local movie theatre. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke theatre owner believes proof of vaccination will boost business

Owner of The Roxy in Revelstoke believes proof of vaccination cards will help improve attendance

The Roxy, Revelstoke’s local movie theatre. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Haying time on the Caravan Farm. (Photo courtesy of Nick Hutchinson)

Column: The early days of the Caravan Farm Theatre

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Aug 21, 2021
Haying time on the Caravan Farm. (Photo courtesy of Nick Hutchinson)