This is the time of year when social engagements start to pile up: Christmas parties, decorating parties, time to invite the neighbours over for coffee. With all the hustle and bustle – not to mention Christmas shopping – it is easy to feel exhausted. There’s no better remedy for frayed nerves than taking some time out for yourself and allowing a show to fully entertain you. It is amazing what the talent and creativity of artists can do for the soul. Here are some holiday shows in Kelowna to get you in the spirit.
The Kelowna Actors Studio: there is always something going on at this veritable hive of theatre and Broadway. Until December 21, this theatre company’s production of Oliver will wow audiences. They also have two special performances that will punctuate the run of Oliver, namely a Christmas Carol on December 15 and the Sound of Music on December 16. Go for the show and dessert, or treat yourself to dinner plus the show – this is the Okanagan’s licensed dinner theatre company, so don’t hold back!
The Kelowna Community Theatre: for those of you who are Christmas traditionalists, the Nutcracker will be presented at the Kelowna Community Theatre on December 12, 13, and 14. This production is put on by the Canadian School of Ballet, and featuring Ballet Kelowna’s stunning company of dancers, dancing to to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Also at the Kelowna Community Theatre, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will present the Yuletide Brass Christmas Special on December 19.
Okanagan Festival Singers: for many of us, the warm tones of choral music is hard to beat. Get into the Christmas spirit on December 13 by taking in the Bach Christmas Oratorio sung by the Okanagan Festival Singers, conducted by Leroy Weins, complete with professional soloists and orchestra. The venue is the First Lutheran Church on Lakeshore Drive.
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