Buoyed by the success of their recent production, Totally Over You, Flying Arrow Productions has a number of upcoming shows that should appeal to many of Revelstoke youth.
Starting on Thursday, June 18, Flying Arrow’s Seniors Theatre Group is presenting its first production, A Bunch of Little Plays.
“It is an evening of skits, plays and songs and will be a comic night for almost the whole family (no swearing, but some cheeky comments in some of the scenes),” Anita Hallewas told The Current.
A Bunch of Little Plays is being presented at the Performing Arts Centre on June 18, 19 and 20. Doors open at 7 pm and the fun begins at 7:30 pm.
“In July we are running a Summer Musical Camp for youth aged 9 and up,” Hallewas said. “The musical is based on the popular children’s book How I Became a Pirate and has lots of great songs and will be suitable for an audience of babies right through to adults.”
Flying Arrow is conducting a youth workshop starting at 3:30 pm on Friday, June 12, at the Knights of Pythias Hall on Third Street West.
The workshop “is a chance to check us out and has no obligation,” she said.
“Wear comfortable clothing. If you are aged 12 and over and would like a larger role be prepared to sing a solo. If you really want to be involved, but aren’t a great singer — it doesn’t matter! Enthusiasm is the most important part of being in a musical and pirates don’t even sing in tune!”
Hallewas said details are available on Flying Arrow’s website.
The theatrical troupe also has a Summer Drama Camp running in August. Aimed at boys and girls age seven and up, the camp runs August 10 – 14 from 9 am until 3 pm. Classes will teach drama skills, team-building and improvisation all geared to be fun, culminating in a performance for family and friends.
The next Jazz Club night in the Selkirk Room at the Regent Hotel is Friday, June 12, from 7 to 9 pm.
This performance and will feature a quintet composed of Doug Sonju on saxophone and clarinet, Don Clark on trumpet, Jordan Dick playing guitar, Bill Lockie on bass and Scott Gamble hammering on the drums.
A statement from the Jazz Club said Don Clark has enjoyed a long career as one of Canada′s leading trumpet and flugelhorn players. As a player, arranger, and composer on the West Coast since the early 196′s, he has been leader of the Donnie Clark Quartet and Quintet and the Don Clark Ragtime Band as well as a member of leading Jazz ensembles such as the Bobby Hales Orchestra, the West Coast Jazz Orchestra, and a regular on CBC radio and television. He was a founding member of the legendary Vancouver all-star Jazz sextet Pacific Salt, touring throughout North America and Europe in the 1970s.
Doug Sonju is one of the Okanagan’s finest woodwind players, equally at home playing jazz and classical music. Doug is a member of the Salmon Armenians, with whom he plays saxophone and he recently retired from the Okanagan Symphony, where he served for many years as principal clarinetist. Doug also regularly plays with a variety of other small jazz groups throughout the interior.
Jordan Dick, Bill Lockie and Scott Gamble are among the Okanagan-Shuswap region’s finest rhythm section players. This group will be playing a mix of classic jazz standards and original material.
The Revelstoke Visual Arts Society is holdings its AGM and Volunteer Appreciation Evening on Wednesday, June 17, starting at 7 pm.
This has been a tremendous year of growth for the Visual Arts Centre and there is plenty more to come in the months ahead. The society asks that everyone who plans on attending RSVP by phone at 250-814-0261 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the caterers know how much food to provide for the AGM
Then on June 23 the Revelstoke Arts Council is holding its Annual General Meeting beginning at 7 pm at the Performing Arts Centre
The Arts Council is laying on appetizers and wine and there will be live music featuring Jacolyn Daniluck with Lida Carey on grand piano.
If you’re not a member you can come anyway and purchase a membership for $10.
The lineup for the first Revelstoke Heritage Celebration, to be held September 11-13 with events occurring at various locations around town, has been announced.
A statement from the Chamber of Commerce said events for this new festival will be held around town.
The Heritage Festival “combines the best of Timber Days, Railway Days, and Celebrate the Summit,” says a statement from the Chamber of Commerce. “Tack on the 15th Annual Little Bear Soccer Tournament and 4th Annual Revelstoke BikeFest, and you’ve got a ton of reasons to visit Revelstoke this fall.”
The weekend will be filled with events celebrating Revelstoke’s long and rich history with forests, railroads, families and culture.
“Community members and visitors will be thrilled by professional and local competitive logging sports, antique appraisals, special railway history events, Mount Revelstoke National Park summit celebrations, and a heritage themed sidewalk sale,” the statement said.
Among the events are:
- The Revelstoke Museum & Archives is hosting an informal antiques appraisal by certified appraiser Peter Blundell at the Museum & Archives. Museum Curator Cathy English suggests you “rifle through your attic to find those forgotten treasures;”
- The Railway Museum will be celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the driving of the Last Spike; and
- The BC Interior Forestry Museum and Discovery Centre is hosting the BC Forest History Association’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, September 11. Brian Sumner said that in addition to that there will be horse logging demonstrations and an antique chainsaw competition. Kids under 12 are invited to test their skills in our Loggers’ Olympics.”