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.
Debby was introduced at the awards ceremony in Kamloops July 13, 2013.
The 2013 recipient of the most prestigious Theatre BC Eric Hamber Award was chosen this year by, Anne Marsh,Sharon Lynch and Ann Booth. Ann Booth recipient of the award last year will present the Award .
Before I introduce you I wish to share some descriptions written by peers from the theatrical world. :- This person is :-
“ A Helium Balloon that raises to the stratosphere”
“ A valuable crusader for their favorite avocation the theatre.”
“ A splendid citizen of their home community”
“A well loved friend who volunteers for neigbouring zone clubs”
“A passionate champion of the role of arts and especially drama in British Columbia”
A theatre thespian, this person gained a BA in Dramatic Arts is a previous past President and Life member of their home club and a steadfast member of Theatre BC. A previous member of a Mainstage Host Committee who has attended almost all of the Mainstage Festivals either on or off stage and has a unique ability to inspire and lead others giving selflessly of time,expertise and enthusiasm . This person by their drive and enthusiasm chaired a committee and was instumental in planning and developing a theatrical arts centre for their community
As Winston Churchill once famously said “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give”
Ladies and Gentleman, it is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to 4 time Theatre BC Best Supporting Actress “ DEBBY HELF “ recipient of 2013 Eric Hamber Award.
We are very proud of Debby and very pleased that her years of tireless work on behalf of theatre has been acknowledged. Well done!