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‘Practically Perfect’ despite imperfections

November
28
,
2015
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There’s more magic in the stage musical Mary Poppins than you can shake a brolly at. Western Canada Theatre’s co-production with Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre officially opens Saturday, and if preview performances are any...

Turning 40, WCT applauds its donors

November
26
,
2015
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With a Kamloops Museum exhibit on Western Canada Theatre’s first 40 years as its backdrop, the company presented some good news Thursday on community fundraising efforts. WCT manager Lori Marchand announced the launch of WCT’s Ovation...

There’s something different about Mary

November
22
,
2015
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She’s still magical, still capable of soaring above it all, yet the Mary Poppins singing from the Sagebrush stage starting Thursday is not the saccharine-sweet Mary so many will remember from the 1964 Disney film. Western Canada Theatre, in...

Laughing Stock does Beauty & The Beast panto

November
10
,
2015
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Laughing Stock Theatre Society brings to life Beauty and The Beast for its fifth annual British pantomime production this season. Beauty and The Beast — The Panto plays at Sagebrush Theatre through the holidays, Dec. 24-31, a family-style...

Children of God comes to Pavilion Theatre

October
23
,
2015
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A musical drama perfectly sets the stage for a retelling of the residential school experience, says the young Aboriginal playwright behind Children of God. “A musical is an ideal way to experience this story in terms of storytelling,”...

Players present murder mystery with sushi

October
20
,
2015
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What could be more appealing than murder over a plate of sushi? Calling it Sushi Surprise, Kamloops Players present murder-mystery dinner theatre, Japanese-style, starting Thursday, Oct. 22, at the club’s Stage House Theatre. It’s a...

Ample laughs, lots of pratfalls

October
11
,
2015
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The Sagebrush Theatre was filled with a lot of laughs Saturday for the official opening night of Don't Dress for Dinner, a sequel to Boeing Boeing! that was performed here two years ago. Billed as a "lightning-speed madcap"...

WCT dishes up French-style farce

October
2
,
2015
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Western Canada Theatre, in association with Thousand Island Playhouse and Gateway Theatre, is serving up a fast-paced comedy in the French tradition with Don’t Dress for Dinner. The production runs Oct. 8-17 at Sagebrush Theatre. WCT...

Public reading for new WCT play

September
29
,
2015
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Western Canada Theatre will present the first public reading of the new play The Cure for Death by Lightning, by Daryl Cloran, adapted from the internationally acclaimed novel by Gail Anderson-Dargatz on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m....

Reclaiming the Secwepemc language

September
19
,
2015
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The Language Reclamation Project: Echoes of the Homesick Heart comes to Pavilion Theatre in the form of a new play reading on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. Western Canada Theatre presents the second public reading of a play-in-development by local...