Join Theatre BC - Peace River Zone in celebrating local theatre with their annual dramatic festival This year's offerings are: Thursday May 24 @ 7:30 North Peace Secondary School - Stop Saying Nothing: A Bullying Collection Friday May 25 @ 7:30 Stage North Theatre Society - Blackbird Saturday May 26 @ 7:30 Stage North Theatre Society - Mary's Wedding
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike. The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
Alchemy Dance Collective, Fort St. John's newest dance studio will hold their 1st annual year end recital on Sunday, June 3rd. This performance will showcase all of their talented dancers with a mix of tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary styles.
Don't miss the Watt School of Irish Dance's year end recital, A Touch of Irish. Come out and see the intricate costumes and listen to both traditional Irish music, reels, jigs, hornpipes, and current music with an Irish twist. Whether floating across the stage in their soft shoes or creating their own percussion in hard shoes, they are sure to please.
Come Celebrate the Arts in Fort St. John! You are invited to join the North Peace Cultural Centre in a celebration of the arts June 7th to the 9th at Bright Nights in June. This year there are a number of exciting events planned including Art Stars, a roundtable discussion regarding working in the Arts, our Gala evening with the theatre performance, The Legend of George Jones featuring Duane Steele, and a chance to see and experience a number of different art forms at our Art Market and Big Print Day.
The Bright Nights Art Stars begins our celebration of arts in the community by highlighting professional performers. Hear about the journeys of people from Fort St. John who have careers in the creative arts. A roundtable discussion with the Arts Stars includes inspiring stories of what motivates them.
The second night of Bright Nights in June continues with an amazing performing paying tribute to a country music icon. Come early to enjoy appetizers, drinks, art displays, local history and more. Evening starts at 6:30, the incredible Tom Cole will open the show at 7:30. Be part of a special tribute to the man considered to be the greatest country singer of all time - George Jones. In a career that lasted more than 50 years, “the Possum” evolved from a young honky-tonker to a music icon as he recorded more than 150 albums and became the symbol of traditional country music. His music continues to inspire artists of all genres. Award-winning singer/songwriter Duane Steele and his band will take you on a journey of Jones’ life through stories and songs.
Always...Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. The relationship, which began as fan worship evolved into one of mutual respect. It is the kind of relationship that many fans would like to have with their heroes. The show combines humor, sadness and reality. It offers fans who remember Cline while she was alive a chance to look back, while giving new fans an idea of what seeing her was like and what she meant to her original fans.
A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them.
Alls I’m Saying is brazenly tentative! Like a sniper with the hiccups, Derek Edwards takes aim at life's galling moments, exhales slowly and jerks back the trigger. A riotous evening of homegrown comedy -- like taking a ride in an open golf cart with a good friend and a 6 pack.