Category Archives: Night Out in Kamloops

Real life mother and daughter star in puppet show about Alzheimer’s

Little Onion Puppet Co. is proud to present Dorothy: a mother  daughter memoir project for a limited run in Kamloops, Mar 8-10th.

From November ‘95 to January ‘96, sisters Susan and Nancy took care of their mother Dorothy, who was in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Unable to speak frankly about the disease
in front of their mother, they kept a journal, meticulously  documenting every day. Now, 20 years later, Susan and her daughter Randi are using the very same journal as inspiration for a new
puppet show.

Little Onion Puppet Co. has teamed up with the Kamloops branch of the Alzheimer Society, where Susan has been a long-time support Continue reading Real life mother and daughter star in puppet show about Alzheimer’s

A perennial favourite mixed with a new treasure

We are excited to present a program that mixes a perennial favourite of the orchestral repertoire with a new treasure, with Four Seasons Two Ways. There are two performances of this concert:
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre, and
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm in The Nexus at First.

Four Seasons Two Ways pairs Vivaldi’s beloved Baroque Continue reading A perennial favourite mixed with a new treasure

Spooky Music For Halloween

Join us for a special Halloween themed concert filled with music of the supernatural and occult at A Dark And Scary Night. There are two performances of this concert; Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre.

The festival of Halloween has ancient roots and was an occasion when, among other things, people believed that the boundaries separating the living and the dead became unclear, when the unsettled dead might appear briefly in our world again—and quite possibly cause trouble.  That possibility frightens us deeply, so, in a way, Halloween has become a celebration of all those things that “scare” us: the ghostly, the violent, the demonic, as well as those less tangible, often unnameable fears that reside within.  That is what A Dark And Scary Night celebrates too—music, both traditional and contemporary, that skillfully evokes some of those many shades of our fears.

Highlights of the spine-chilling concert include Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain, Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, Saint- Continue reading Spooky Music For Halloween

Rich Harmonies and Ground-breaking Spontaneity

Our final concert of the 2017/18 season is taking place this Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre. Russian Innovators presents the strong lyricism, rich harmonies, and striking individuality of Shostakovich and Borodin, two of Russia’s most inventive composers, plus the ground-breaking spontaneity and masterful French-style orchestration of Canada’s Pierre Mercure.

Joining the KSO is piano soloist Sheng Cai, who will be performing Shostakovich’s uncharacteristically cheerful Piano Concerto #2. Since his debut with the Toronto Symphony at just fifteen years old, Continue reading Rich Harmonies and Ground-breaking Spontaneity

Cabaret, Social History, and Glorious Music

What happens when a poet, an author, a composer, his lover, and a book-loving stripper all move into the same house in quiet, wartime Brooklyn? Arguments, indulgence, infestation, questionable relationships of every description, a murder mystery, plenty of reasons for the neighbours to bang on the walls and, just possibly, some truly wonderful art. Join singers Patricia O’Callaghan and Bryce Kulak, Continue reading Cabaret, Social History, and Glorious Music