Musketeers and Munsch-keteers Take to the Stage at X Fest 2018

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Project X Theatre will be returning to Prince Charles Park July 9-28 for another season of family-friendly outdoor theatre.  X Fest 2018 will feature two plays, including a female led adaptation of The Three Musketeers as well as a fast-paced adventure based on five Robert Munsch stories with The Three Munsch-keteers.

Randi Edmunson (Athos) in The Three Munsch-keteers. Photo credit: Jodi Roberts

The Three Munsch-keteers follows the adventures of Athos, Porthos and Aramis as they bring to life Munsch favorites such as Moose!, We Share Everything!, Just One Goal!, Wait and See and Where is Gah-Ning?

Director Andrew G. Cooper describes the play “as a nice mix of the new Munsch stories, along with the ones that we grew up with. It’s a super fun show, the actors really bring so much to life.”

Randi Edmunson (Athos) and Brendan Law (Porthos) in The Three Munsch-keteers. Photo Credit: Jodi Roberts

Adapted by Kamloops’ own Dušan Magdolen, The Three Musketeers tells the classic Alexandre Dumas tale with a twist.

Director Alyssa Bradac, in her first season with Project X Theatre,  says that her favorite part of the show is the fact that the three musketeers are women. “It brought up lots of discussion on what women faced historically and today. We worked hard to tell this story from a women’s perspective. In general, it’s a timely story and I am moved and surprised at how timely it is.”

Randi Edmunson (Athos) and Brendan Law (Porthos) in The Three Munsch-keteers. Photo Credit: Jodi Roberts

For more information and a full schedule of showtimes, please visit: http://projectxtheatre.ca/

Tickets are available through Kamloops Live! Box Office located at 1025 Lorne Street or by calling 250-374-LIVE. Tickets for X Fest will also be available at the gates starting one hour before show time. Cash, Visa or Mastercard accepted.

Project X is committed to ensuring everyone in the community can afford to attend X Fest. On July 14 and July 28 , all the tickets available at the door for the 2:00 matinee will be sold on a pay-what-you-can basis so that those families on a limited income can see some great theatre too. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning one hour prior to show time.

Art in the Park July 1: shop, perform, & celebrate 50 years

As the Kamloops Arts Council celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, you can expect an Art in the Park on Canada Day that’s more action-packed than ever.

Art in the Park is a part of the City of Kamloops Canada Day celebrations along with Kamloops Multicultural Society’s Folkfest at Riverside Park. This year, more than 100 artists and artisans will show and sell their work. This juried show promises a variety of quality art and fine crafts. Purchase one-of-a-kind pieces from local as well as select regional artists and artisans.

Performances will be taking place on the grass stage on the southeast side of the park, including sword demos from the Shire of Ramsgaard and the Djembe Django drummers, Gilda Lily and the Chorus Girls, Mozaik Fusion bellydance, 11-year-old drummer Oscar Evely, and Lindy in the Loops.

Those looking to get in on the action can show their own talents at the Open Mic Tent by the waterpark, hosted by Alicia Ashcroft. Continue reading Art in the Park July 1: shop, perform, & celebrate 50 years

Experimentation Station

Saturday, June 23, 2018

1:00pm to 4:00 pm

All ages, $5 // FREE for youth aged 14-21

Kamloops Art Gallery invites you to an art party! Kick off your summer with an afternoon of art making, live music and serious snacking!

Enjoy a specialty mocktail while experimenting with flavour pairings at our popcorn bar. Try your hand at miniature screen printing, make your own buttons, learn how to make a zine using only one piece of paper and experiment with Sumi Ink drawing.

We will also be celebrating the launch of our new summer internship Continue reading Experimentation Station

KAC art grants deadline is June 15th

Plus Kristina Benson Art scholarship, Julia Appley-Mitra scholarship application deadlines May 31

If you’re a local artist or arts group looking for funding for an upcoming project, or an area arts student seeking help with tuition, the Kamloops Arts Council may be able to help.

KAC Grants deadline June 15th – KAC Grants are awarded primarily to assist local artists and arts organizations (in any discipline) to promote their work or further their education. Funds are subject to availability, and applicants must be current members of the KAC to apply. Deadlines have recently changed and are now June 15 and January 15 each year. The application form is available at the KAC website, www.kamloopsarts.ca.

From past KAC Grants recipients: “Thank you for helping to realize the goals of local artists like ourselves. It is enormously helpful… Continue reading KAC art grants deadline is June 15th

WCT’s Stage One Theatre School to Present two plays this weekend!

WCT’s Stage One Theatre School’s students have finished THE REHEARSAL. In fact, WE OPEN TOMORROW NIGHT (no question mark).

Not only are these the names of two plays, they state the facts: The 32 students of the Stage One’s Performance Class are ready to channel all their new skills to entertain you with not just one, but two very funny plays, full of hijinks and “the curtain must rise” tension!

Performances at the Pavilion Theatre:
Thursday, May 10 at 7:00pm
Friday, May 11 at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 12 at 2:00pm 

See two shows for the price of one! As it is, admission is by donation. Continue reading WCT’s Stage One Theatre School to Present two plays this weekend!