SNOW! A Frosty Fairytale


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 at the Prospera box office 


2015 Season's Ticket

Theatre Kelowna Society, the city’s oldest active theatre group, is now 66 years old and still going strong.
This year TKS will once again offer three productions.  First up will be another of their popular Black Box shows, a musical revue featuring the folk music of the 1960’s.  TKS is pleased to feature some great Canadian content, including the music of Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Ian & Sylvia and Leonard Cohen.  This will be combined with music by such legendary American folk singers as Pete Seeger, The Kingston Trio,  Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Peter Paul & Mary and Simon & Garfunkel.   The cast includes TKS regulars Shannon Bracken and Ashley Lewicki, and Kelowna musicians Mike Minions, Darwyn Sloat, Ian Krebs and Gloriah Poulette. 
The show is written and directed by Jeff Samin and will run from September 16 to October 4.  Evening shows will run Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm with a matinee show on Sunday at 2 pm.  Seating is limited so it is strongly recommended that tickets are purchased early.
TKS’ second show, “Meet Me at the Snowflake Festival,” is a holiday show full of music, dance, comedy and song. The story follows the friendship of two young men that begins at the town’s annual Snowflake Festival in 1942 and continues through to 1999. The funny and touching story of their lives is intertwined with performances by professional and amateur groups from throughout our community. Expect a different show every night as various entertainers pop in for their cameos. Written and directed by local musicians Kim & Jim Rhindress, “Meet Me at the Snowflake Festival” embraces the true spirit of the holiday season and will showcase some of the top performance groups Kelowna has to offer. Fun for the whole family! Five shows only from November 26-29 at The Kelowna Community Theatre.
The third production, “Any Number Can Die” by Fred Carmichael, is the hilarious take off on the mystery plays of the Twenties complete with sliding panels, robed figures, wills being read at midnight and mysterious deaths.  The play is set in an unused island mansion off the coast of Carolina during a storm.  Tension mounts as unexpected people arrive and secrets are revealed.   Mix the isolated setting, the unusual people, a cryptic poem, an eerie mansion and a missing fortune and it all adds up to an intricate and inventive mystery off which the laughs bounce.   The show is directed and designed by multiple OZone Festival award winner Brian Haigh and will run March 31, April 1-3 and April 7-10 in the lovely Mary Irwin Theatre, the best venue in Kelowna for intimate theatre. Mystery readers and audiences who love comedy will relish in this delightful production.
Tickets for all shows are available at or by calling 250-762-5050 or in person at the Prospera Place Box Office,  1223 Water Street.
Theatre Kelowna Society hopes that you can come and share in their fun this season, and help keep the magic of theatre alive.

Blowin' In The Wind - A 60s Folk Cabaret


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 Helf Wins at Theatre BC!

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!


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