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!


Caught in the Net - Coming Soon!


Theatre Kelowna Society Invites Directors and Script Writers to 1st Open House

Kelowna, BC - In celebration of 64 years of inspiring Okanagan residents to get involved in community theatre, Theatre Kelowna Society invites local amateur writers and directors to submit their talents to the stage for their 2013-14 seasons.

“Theatre Kelowna is made up of individuals and families with a passion for the arts, but we’re always on the look out for new directors and interesting scripts that should be on the stage,” said Board Director, Andrew Taylor. “We know they're out there and we want to meet them.”

Theatre Kelowna will host their 1st Annual Open House on February 12th from 7-9pm at the Rotary Centre of the Arts. Producers, directors and scriptwriters be on hand to explain submission criteria, the annual show schedule, volunteer opportunities, as well as offering the public a chance to tour their archives and costumes.

For more information on this Open House, submission deadline and more visit


Caught in the Net - Theatre Kelowna Society's Next Production

If you think your life is complicated and you’d like to have some comic relief, mark your calendar to see Caught in the Net, the upcoming outrageously- funny comedy opening April 26th at the Black Box Theatre.  Written by Ray Cooney and directed by Stephen Jefferys, this fast-paced British comedy was nominated for the 2002 Olivier (Britain’s equivalent of the Tony Award) and for Best New Comedy the previous year.

The play follows the antics of Londoner John Smith, a two-timing taxi driver who keeps two separate families.  When his teenage children (a girl from one family and a boy from the other) happen to meet in an Internet chat room and want to meet, the hijinks begin as John tries to head off certain disaster.  Enlisting the help of his best friend Stanley, they invent multiple “cover stories” that grow until they get entirely out of control…and then when Stanley’s slightly crazy father arrives to go on holiday, things really get absurd.

Set to play the part of John Smith is Rod Shuttleworth, last seen in Shakespeare Kelowna's 2012 summer show as the clown 'Launce', best friend Stanley is Joe Welton, who won best supporting actor at last years Okanagan Zone Festival, and Stanley’s dad is TKS veteran, Roger Ward.  Rounding out the silliness are Hillary Omoe (Vicki, his daughter), Peter Macleod (Gavin, his son) and his two wives Barbara (Susanne Haslund) and Mary (Ruby Bullock).

Caught in the Net runs April 25-28 and May 2-5, (Wednesday to Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm).  Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and are currently on sale at the Prospera Place Box Office and at  Visit us online at


General Meeting - Tuesday January 8th at 7:30 PM

This is our first general meeting of 2013!. Come on out to the TKS costume room @ The RCA on January 8th to find out about the exciting things we have planned for 2013. We will also be discussing our upcoming show "Caught in the Net" directed by Stephen Jeffreys.

For people who like putting on plays!