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Bonnie on Stage

A retro Christmas

Dec 3, 2015 / 6:00 am

Ah, nostalgia! At this time of year, it is natural to have a good look at the past and reflect on the holidays and our loved ones. We treasure our memories,...

High school drama

Nov 19, 2015 / 6:00 am

It is a week of reflection, as my son, Brock, gets his university applications sent off and his grad photos taken. I know I am not the only parent feeling...

Twin Peaks, in Kelowna

Nov 5, 2015 / 6:00 am

Don’t we all love the moody Pacific Northwest? I look forward to the hoot of the owl, and eagerly await the thick fog that rolls in right around this time...

It's a Hallowe'en festival

Oct 22, 2015 / 6:00 am

It is positively spooky how many exciting experiences are happening at our theatre company before Hallowe’en. We have so much going on that I think we...

Director is Dead Serious

Oct 8, 2015 / 5:00 am

Ashley Plomp is directing her first play, and it is a bloody tough job. The play is New Vintage Theatre’s upcoming production, Dead Serious, by Vancouver...

Culture Days

Sep 24, 2015 / 5:00 am

This weekend marks my second Culture Days in Kelowna. Ironically I am always asked to perform at Alberta Arts Days because it is where I used to be based, but...

Fall preview

Sep 11, 2015 / 6:00 am

Well there is officially a bit of a chill in the air so it must be fall. I think we all agree we are some of the luckiest Canadians to live where we do and get...

Theatre rules

Aug 27, 2015 / 5:00 am

It has been a tricky week for outdoor performers in Kelowna. On Sunday, I performed a play outside at Gyro Beach in the most smoke filled air imaginable, blown...

Artsy spaces in Kelowna

Aug 13, 2015 / 5:00 am

Our theatre company, New Vintage Theatre, recently made a big step up in the world by acquiring a permanent space in The Rotary Centre For The Arts. We moved in...

All the world's a stage

Jul 30, 2015 / 5:00 am

“It’s a sweet evening.”- Stephen Spettigue, Charley’s Aunt We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful locations in a truly...

Don't learn your lines

Jul 16, 2015 / 5:00 am

This weekend I was performing a short preview of a show I am doing this summer, AS THE SUN BURNS, for The Doug and Lisa Show. One of the co-hosts asked me,...

MacLeod is The Graduate

Jul 2, 2015 / 6:00 am

Peter MacLeod is a student in the Bachelor of Arts Program at UBCO. He majors in Sociology and will graduate this year. Peter is also the star of New Vintage...

Hot shows this summer

Jun 18, 2015 / 5:00 am

Wow! It is hot out there and this is when the tourists come to Kelowna to enjoy the sunshine, water sports, wine and great nightlife our fine city has to offer....

So much theatre!

Jun 4, 2015 / 5:00 am

The last two months were extremely very busy for theatre in Kelowna and throughout the Okanagan. At first blush you would say it was due to the huge impact The...

Story gets world premiere

May 21, 2015 / 5:00 am

Judith is a woman with everything. She is lovely and married to a handsome man. They share their lives in a hip Vancouver loft and love to travel and can do so...

Found horizons

May 7, 2015 / 5:00 am

It is 30 minutes until the episode “Lost Horizons”, the last episode she co-wrote for the series MAD MEN airs and the inspiring, generous Semi...

What a theatre season!

Apr 9, 2015 / 5:00 am

We have just recently finished our second season of cool plays and it is time to do a postmortem. Now that sounds like a pretty somber and morbid way to finish...

A perfect play - with pie!

Mar 26, 2015 / 5:00 am

Playwright Stewart Lemoine is known for his witty and inventive plays and it is always a thrill to work on them. This week New Vintage Theatre opens...

My trip to the Oscars 2.0

Mar 12, 2015 / 5:00 am

I had the tremendous opportunity to attend The Oscars again and like last year the experience was unforgettable, but for entirely different reasons. I literally...

Theatre with benefits

Feb 5, 2015 / 5:00 am

In a recent Castanet news story about local arts funding in Kelowna, I read about City of Kelowna Cultural Services Manager Sandra Kochan’s report to City...

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