Theatre Kelowna and the Rotary Centre for the Arts have teamed up to present the hilarious Any Number Can Die, a classic whodunit with a twist.
A take-off on the mystery plays of the Twenties, Any Number Can Die is complete with sliding panels, robed figures, wills being read at midnight, and people who are not who they claim to be. Four ingenious murders take place in an island mansion as a pair of elderly detectives set to work on their first case. The ever popular storm, the unexpected guests, the cryptic poem, and the missing fortune all add to the entertaining and inventive mystery.
The play is directed by the multi-talented Brian Haigh, who also designed and built the intricate set, and who stars as one of the two aging detectives. It also stars veteran actors Stephen Jefferys, Corinne Marks, Ashley Lewicki and Deb Nicholson, and introduces Deb Cannan, Rob Crawford, Zach Boyd, Tate Adrian, and Dale Acott. The show runs Thursday through Sunday from March 31 to April 10 at 7:30 in the Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts, with matinee performances on Sundays at 2.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304 or on line at www.rotarycentreforthearts.com.
Something is preventing the Snow Sisters from doing their job - making snow. Could it be Fiero and his nasty sisters Scorch and Burnella up to their old tricks? Only the children in the audience can help the unlikely heroine and save the day so it can snow in time for the Snowflake festival.
Come see the world premier of “SNOW! A Frosty Fairytale”, an original script created by local Kelowna playwright/musicians Kim Foreman-Rhindress and Jim Rhindress. “We wanted to create an original script that would capture the imaginations of the children while still entertaining their parents,” says writer Jim. “Plus, not just entertain them but also give them an opportunity to participate during the show WHILE entertaining them” adds Kim. “It’s been a lot of fun writing SNOW. We have written lots of songs together but this is the first complete script” says Kim who will also be directing her husband Jim in the show. The result of this couple’s combined creativity is a fast moving and colourful fairy tale of the snow sisters Chillette, Frostina and Flakella’s stuggle to save winter from their cousin Fiero and his sisters with the help of Jack Frost and Mother Nature.
An inventive component to SNOW! is that there will be performances throughout by various well known community groups such as M.A.S.K., The White Sails Chorus, Kitsch ‘n Sync and Mystic Dance. Additionally, there will be a few other groups who are only able to do one or two shows so the result is a show will be just a little different at every performance. “We wanted to create a show that could incorporate many talented groups from Kelowna and give them a forum where they can do what they do best on a big stage” says Kim.
“We are really excited to premier this original piece of theatre and are very excited to have so many experienced and talented actors involved,” says director Kim, “we really couldn’t have asked for a better cast to premier this show.”
Every child will receive their own keepsake snowflake ornament courtesy of Theatre Kelowna Society – a group that has been dedicated to providing quality family entertainment since 1949.
SNOW! A Frosty Fairytale opens November 26 and runs through November 29. Evening shows November 26, 27, 28 at 7:00. Matinee shows November 28 and 29. Tickets can be purchased at www.Selectyourtickets.com at the Prospera box office
Our Fall Show at the Black Box Theatre this year will be a musical revue featuring the folk music of the 1960’s. Due to the enormous popularity of our last tribute to the 1960’s “The Swingin’ Sixties,” we have decided to once again explore the large treasure trove of music from that era. This time however, we will visit the “folk revival” that started in about 1959.
We are also pleased to feature more Canadian content, including the music of Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Ian & Sylvia and Leonard Cohen. This will be combined with music by great American folk singers such as Pete Seeger, The Weavers, The Kingston Trio, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Peter Paul & Mary, Tom Paxton, The Brothers Four and Simon & Garfunkel.
We will also pay tribute to the comedy of the era that spawned the first “comedy albums”
The show will be written and directed by Jeff Samin, who has put together many of the past Black Box shows. The show will run from Sept 16 – Oct. 4. The Black Box Theatre is located at the rear of the Kelowna Community Theatre. Evening shows will run Wednesday through Saturday at 7 pm with a matinee show on Sunday at 2 pm.
The cast includes TKS regulars Shannon Bracken and Ashley Lewicki, and Kelowna musicians Jim Rhindress, Mike Minions, Darwyn Sloat, Ian Krebs and Gloriah Poulette with the possibility of others being added if time commitments allow them.
Tickets can be purchased online CLICK HERE or at the Select Your Tickets box office at Prospera Place.
Ticket prices are $25+taxes and handling fee at the box office or online, and $30 flat fee at the door.
Seating is limited at the Black Box and these shows are very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment.