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Fall Theatre Season Preview

Sep 4, 2014 / 5:00 am

Brrr. Fall is certainly in the crisp air as I write this so while we may be bidding an all too early adieu to summer today, it is also time to welcome a whole...

Feisty, fiery Kendra Hesketh

Aug 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

You’ve heard about those actors who are driven to perfect their craft. They take all of the classes, do the research and work so very hard to create...

Live Soap Opera comes To Kelowna

Jul 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

What do a bordello owner, crooked politician, gossip columnist, eccentric vintner, wealthy hotelier, a "fixer", a femme fatale, a soccer Mom with a...

The Boys Are Back In Town

Jul 10, 2014 / 5:00 am

I have been fortunate to work with three of Kelowna’s favorite actors over the course of the past six weeks -Troy Berg, Brad Hull and Colm O’Reilly...

Let's talk about your hotness

Jun 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

Sometimes weird conversations come out of rehearsal. A particularly bizarre discussion happened recently while rehearsing my latest play BINGO!-a hilarious...

BINGO! A play about your first time

Jun 12, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week’s column is about a play I am doing called BINGO!. This BC premiere by acclaimed, Governor-General Award winner Daniel MacIvor, is the first...

Audition Season

May 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

Spring is audition season for most theatre companies. Recently I was sent “Things All Actors Should Know About Auditioning” on Facebook and did...

Brides(maids) Behaving Badly

May 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

“Honestly you ought to be ashamed of yourselves!”- Frances, Five Women Wearing The Same Dress It is 1993 and five young women hide out in an...

The Strangeness & Rob Mason-Brown

May 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

When Director Rob Mason-Brown looks for a play for the company Fred Skeleton Theatre it has to satisfy a few requirements. Rob explains that the company first...

The talented Tracy Ross

Apr 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

Tracy Ross, Artistic Director of Bumbershoot Children’s Theatre in Kelowna, is a multi-talented woman who has big aspirations and a big talent to match...

The Divine Ms. Lavender

Apr 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

I am currently on a hiatus of sorts. Since forming New Vintage Theatre in August 2012 I haven’t had the opportunity to take a break from teaching or...

Up, Up and Away!

Mar 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

I recently had the pleasure of directing four talented younger actors in the superhero musical The Astonishing Adventures of Awesome Girl and Radical Boy and...

My date with Oscar

Mar 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

It is March 2nd and I am on the red carpet at The Oscars. The last four days have been the worst days I have ever spent in California and the best. Why? Because...

This Black Cat Struts

Feb 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

Meow! This weekend is a big celebration for New Vintage Theatre Company as we launch our second season and feature the sultry, saucy and, yes, silly in our...

Michelle Hussey steps up to the challenge

Feb 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

Michelle Hussey says what she loves most about acting is the challenge. “To become the character in a personal way - discovering their accent and...

Crazy train theatre: Year 1.5

Jan 23, 2014 / 5:00 am

Happy New Year! It is natural in January to think back on the on the previous year, reflect on the preciousness of family and friends, think about...

Merriment & Mayhem

Dec 12, 2013 / 5:00 am

We are one week away from opening A Christmas Carol and things are getting very exciting. The production features a very talented 17 member cast with another 16...

Stephen Jefferys: Favorite Scrooge

Nov 28, 2013 / 5:00 am

Well it is that time of year-when the air is chilly and we are all cozying up to watch our favorite holiday stories and revisit our seasonal traditions. I am...

Ray Mordan: The Good Game of theatre

Nov 14, 2013 / 5:00 am

If you love going to plays in the Okanagan you have likely seen Ray Mordan, a perennial favorite on the BC stages. You might remember him as Kris Kringle in...


Oct 17, 2013 / 5:00 am

Frank Takacs is a hard guy to forget. If you were to typecast Frank you would slot him in as the scary bouncer or hit man; roles he most certainly has played...