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THE FREUDIAN SLIPS WELCOME A NEW DIRECTOR AND A NEW SEASON

The Freudian Slips Improvised Comedy Troupe featuring (left to right, top row) Kennedy Crane, Dan Ondang, Jamie Mason, (left to right, bottom row) Taylor James McCallum, Paul Rancourt, Andrew G. Cooper, Allandra Gardner, and Brendan Law. Submitted

Chimera Theatre and The Freudian Slips are pleased to announce  a new director, a new troupe, and an all-new season of improvised comedy taking place in Kamloops! The Freudian Slips is the hottest improvised comedy troupe in the desert city and will continue to bring monthly improv shows to Kamloops this spring and summer.

With the departure of the founding co-directors, the troupe is Continue reading THE FREUDIAN SLIPS WELCOME A NEW DIRECTOR AND A NEW SEASON

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WCT Presents: Glory

By TRACEY POWER
Produced in association with Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary

In 1933, four friends set out to prove to Canada that hockey isn’t just a sport for men. But with the Great Depression weighing heavily on the nation and political tensions rising in Europe, can they overcome the odds, and people’s expectations, to forge their own path to glory? Told through music and dance inspired by the jazz age, GLORY is an thrilling hockey story that proves a woman’s place is on home ice.

February 22 to March 3, 2018
Sagebrush Theatre
Summary of Performance Times
Monday to Thursday: 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 8:00pm
Saturday Matinees, February 24 & March 3*: 2:00pm (Pay-What-You-Can matinees*)

Dates to Note

PREVIEWS — Be a part of the creative process as you see the show as it’s still being fine-tuned.
Preview Thursday, February 22: 7:30pm
Preview Friday, February 23: 8:00pm

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN MATINEES — Pay-What-You-Can general admission tickets are available at the door an hour before show begins.

Saturday Matinees, February 24 & March 3: 2:00pm

OPENING NIGHT — Please join us for a post-show reception, catered by the Terra Restaurant, to meet the cast and crew and to say a special thank you to our sponsors.

Saturday, February 24th: 8:00pm

YAC WITH MAC PRE-SHOW CHAT — Before the show, join Artistic Director James MacDonald and a special guest for a fun and informative session on the play you are about to enjoy. The relaxed, informal environment will be accompanied by some refreshments, sponsored by Dominos Pizza.

Wednesday, February 28th: 6:30pm

TALK BACK WEDNESDAY: And after the show, please stay a while for an interactive talk-back session with the amazing cast of GLORY.

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Chimera Theatre is Bringing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein back to Life!

Chimera Theatre is proud to announce the mainstage production of their 2017/2018 season: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, adapted by Andrew G. Cooper!

Frankenstein presents the tragedy of young Victor Frankenstein and the grotesque monster who haunts him in this new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s spine-chilling Gothic classic. Victor is obsessed with discovering the secrets of science and nature, but nothing can Continue reading Chimera Theatre is Bringing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein back to Life!

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

FULL 2018 KAMLOOPS FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

The 22nd annual Kamloops Film Festival will feature twenty-two films from around the world at the Paramount Theatre March 1st to 10th.  From documentaries to quirky comedies and even horror films, the festival will provide audiences with a selection that encompasses a full range of genres. Festival Chair, Dušan Magdolen, says this year’s line-up is one of the festival’s best, “I know it’s tempting to say that each and every year, but for 2018 we truly have some incredible films that have a lot to offer audiences in Kamloops.”

Shut Up and Say Something, a Canadian-made documentary that profiles well-known spoken word artist Shane Koyczan will kick-off the festival on Thursday, March 1st.  The film will be one of four throughout the festival that is followed by a Q&A with special guests from the film’s production. “We’re ecstatic to have the writer and director of the film, Melanie Wood, joining us for the Q&A” said Magdolen, “This is what the festival is all about – seeing films that are challenging and make you think, then being able to discuss them and learn more. That’s the festival experience.” Other films of note include the Kamloops-shot Tomato Red, Golden Globe winning German thriller In the Fade, and Indian Horse, a film based on the late Kamloops Aboriginal writer, Richard Wagamese’s, novel of the same name, which will close out the festival on Saturday, March 10th.

The schedule comes complete with numerous complementary events including an opening night mingle, casual post-film discussions and a closing night party at Hotel 540, among others.  “The parties and special events really heighten the festival experience. Carve out a little extra time for a beer-tasting in between flicks or a warm cup of tea at our Steeping Discussion event. We’re encouraging everyone to experience all that the festival has to offer,” says KFF Events Chair Alicia Ashcroft. All of the events are free to attend, with the exception of the closing night party. A full schedule of films and events (as they are finalized) can be found at www.kamloopsfilmfest.ca.

Passes and Tickets are now available ONLINE and tickets will soon be available at Moviemart (367 St. Paul Street).

ALL 22 KFF 2018 FILMS:

SHUT UP AND SAY SOMETHING
Thursday March 1 at 7pm

The opening film of the festival follows acclaimed international spoken word artist Shane Koyczan, who erupted onto the scene during the Vancouver Olympics, on an emotional road trip to reconnect with the father he never knew.

ENTANGLEMENT
Friday March 2 at 6pm

While recovering from a suicide attempt, Ben Layton accidentally falls in love with a girl who was very nearly, almost his sister – and then things start to get weird.

RAVENOUS (DARKFEST)
Friday March 2 at 9pm

The first of three DarkFest features in 2018 follows a group of survivors in this twist on the zombie genre taking place in upstate Quebec.

THE BREADWINNER
Saturday March 3 at Noon.
A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in Continue reading FULL 2018 KAMLOOPS FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Mozart & Beethoven: Giants of the Classical Period

CONTEST ALERT: We have a pair of tickets to giveaway for Great Classics with the Kamloops Symphony at the Sagebrush Theatre this Saturday. Leave a comment below to enter. Winner will be chosen Thursday, March 8th at 9pm. For an extra entry, leave a comment on the Facebook post below:

CONTEST ALERT: We have a pair of tickets to giveaway for Great Classics with the Kamloops Symphony at the Sagebrush…

Posted by KamloopsParents.Com on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Join the Kamloops Symphony for Great Classics, featuring the music of two giants of the Classical period, Mozart and Beethoven, on Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre.

The program is bookended by two works of Mozart, a youthful piece and a more mature work, proving that the only composer to surpass Mozart’s skill is Mozart himself. Starting the concert is the little-known overture to his opera Lucio Silla, composed when he was just sixteen years old. Concluding the concert is Mozart’s brilliant Symphony #41, his final symphony, nicknamed “Jupiter” for its creative majesty.

The central work of the concert is Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #1, performed by Guest Artist, pianist Avan Yu, who wowed the crowd at the KSO’s Beethoven Festival in 2014. One of Canada’s most Continue reading Mozart & Beethoven: Giants of the Classical Period

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!