Happy new theatre year

Stacee Jaxx is one hot New Year’s Baby. 

Typically, January is a quiet month for theatre companies as we rest and recover after busy Christmas production seasons, but at New Vintage Theatre, we have been working on the very cool remount of the musical Rock of Ages.

We first did Rock of Ages back in April and it was a crazy rock star run where we sold out shows and set RCA records for ticket sales. The crowds, the singing, the dancing-it was all very fun and we all decided we wanted to do it again.

So we are:

  • Jan.5-7
  • Jan.10-13

I promise Rock of Ages, featuring songs by Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, is going to heat up Kelowna from this holiday cold snap.

You do not want to miss this opportunity to see Julie Masi (The Parachute Club), Jimmy “Legs” LeGuilloux, Mike Jervis, Aaron Anderson and my incredible co-director, Danny Tagle, on keys tear up the stage with my cast/crew of over 25 pros rock Mary Irwin.

I can’t think of a better way to start 2018.

Rock of Ages by Christopher D’Arienzo runs Jan.5-7 and Jan. 10-13 at 7 p.m., The Rotary Centre For The Arts. Tickets are available from www.rotarycentreforthearts.com or The Rotary Centre For The Arts Box Office. 

Other New Vintage Theatre events coming up are equally as exciting:

The Black Cat Cabaret and 10 Minute Play Festival Feb.10-11. Dress in black, red or your sauciest black cat for this annual 10 Minute Play event, which launches our upcoming season.

Plays by Natasha Daley, Kendra Hesketh, George Johnson and Teagan Scott Kirk will be performed and one will be announced as the winner of this annual festival.

There will be a silent auction, raffle for gorgeous sparkling jewelry and more. Tickets are $25 and are at www.selectyourtickets.com.

KFX 2018 & The Debaters-Live! — March 23-25

Tickets are now on sale for our expanded festival celebrating five years of pop culture. Kicking off with CBC’s hit show, The Debaters-Live! and featuring film screenings, animation, artists, panels, workshops and more throughout the downtown core we are thrilled to invite you to join us for the Kelowna Fan Experience.

Tickets come as three-day passes or single day tickets and are available at www.selectyourtickets.com.

So much to look forward to in 2018. Mark your new calendars now.

Happy New Year.


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Bonnie Gratz is an actor, director, and playwright. She is the Artistic Director of Kelowna's New Vintage Theatre, and a member of the Playwright's Guild of Canada and The Literary and Dramaturges of North America. 

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