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The Key City Theatre is being transformed into the wild and decadent Kit Kat Klub! Rehearsals for “Cabaret” are underway, and cast and crew are set to take us back to Berlin between the wars, with some legendary musical theatre that is eerily relevant to our own time. “Cabaret” opens New Year’s Eve with a special gala event, and continues its run January 13-21. (Barry Coulter photo)

The darkness, colour, decadence and flamboyance of ‘Cabaret’

The Key City Theatre’s latest gala production takes us back to Berlin between the wars — with a twist

Left to right: Mark Rosini, Sarah Turk, Graham Barnes, Ward Morton and Janice Nicli. Pretty For the People are making sure you go into your Christmas season with a driving backbeat. (Stephanie Moore photo)
Left to right: Mark Rosini, Sarah Turk, Graham Barnes, Ward Morton and Janice Nicli. Pretty For the People are making sure you go into your Christmas season with a driving backbeat. (Stephanie Moore photo)

PFTP marks Christmas season with KCT concert

Local rock band hosting a Christmas show, with special guests, at the Key City Theatre Dec. 16

The cast of CCT’s “Plaza Suite,” directed by Barry Coulter, Thom McCaughey and Michelle McCue, February, 2018. ( Barry Coulter photo)

Cranbrook Community Theatre seeks play submissions for 2023/24 season

Cranbrook Community Theatre (“CCT”) is now accepting play submissions for its 2023/24…

Martina Loesch as Clara, and Sabastian Fisk as the Nutcracker, at the Symphony of the Kootenays rehearsal for "Magic of the Nutcracker: Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Key City Theatre. (Barry Coulter photo)

Symphony of the Kootenays: A Sparkling Start to the Holiday Season

Yme Woensdregt The Key City Theatre saw a packed house on Saturday…

  • Nov 28, 2022
Martina Loesch as Clara, and Sabastian Fisk as the Nutcracker, at the Symphony of the Kootenays rehearsal for "Magic of the Nutcracker: Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Key City Theatre. (Barry Coulter photo)
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are bringing Celtic Family Christmas back to Cranbrook, Monday, November 14.

Reconnecting with the Christmas magic

Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy bring Celtic Family Christmas back to Key City Theatre

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are bringing Celtic Family Christmas back to Cranbrook, Monday, November 14.
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy bring A Celtic Family Christmas to town Nov. 16. (Contributed)

King and Queen of the fiddle bring Celtic Christmas to Cranbrook and Vernon

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy touring Canada with family holiday feature

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy bring A Celtic Family Christmas to town Nov. 16. (Contributed)
Canadian machine gunners dig themselves in shell holes on Vimy Ridge. (Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada)

The Battle of Vimy Ridge, in story and song

Brendan McLeod and the Fugitives presenting “Ridge,” a visceral music storytelling show about the momentous battle that shaped Canada, at the KCT on Remembrance Day

Canadian machine gunners dig themselves in shell holes on Vimy Ridge. (Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada)
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, Tuesday, Oct. 25. (Barry Coulter photo)

Downchild Blues Band at the Key City Theatre

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band took to the stage at the Key…

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, Tuesday, Oct. 25. (Barry Coulter photo)
Donnie Walsh, Canada’s ‘Father of the Blues,’ who founded Downchild Blues Band in 1969, and who is leading still on a tour to Cranbrook.

Downchild will make KCT Cranbrook’s House of Blues, Oct. 25

Legendary Blues band founder Donnie Walsh, on a half century of Blues in Canada and the world

Donnie Walsh, Canada’s ‘Father of the Blues,’ who founded Downchild Blues Band in 1969, and who is leading still on a tour to Cranbrook.
Jeff Cooper and Tracy McGuire are Paul Sheldon and Annie Wilkes in Cranbrook Community Theatre’s production of “Misery,” now playing at the Studio Stage Door. Patrick Baranowski also appears in the Trevor Lundy directed, Michelle McCue produced play. Barry Coulter photo

‘Misery:’ Writing your way out of the madness

Cranbrook Community Theatre’s new play, based on the Stephen King novel, now playing at the Studio Stage Door

Jeff Cooper and Tracy McGuire are Paul Sheldon and Annie Wilkes in Cranbrook Community Theatre’s production of “Misery,” now playing at the Studio Stage Door. Patrick Baranowski also appears in the Trevor Lundy directed, Michelle McCue produced play. Barry Coulter photo
A group of animals flee from a vicious forest fire and seek refuge in Bear’s cave. Waiting out the inferno, they reflect on their lives, their lost garden, and their impending doom.

The Cave: Waiting out the inferno at Key City Theatre

The Cave, by John Millard, Tomson Highway, and Martha Ross, is a cabaret event thatlooks at the climate crisis, told with song and narration through the perspective of animals.

  • Oct 11, 2022
A group of animals flee from a vicious forest fire and seek refuge in Bear’s cave. Waiting out the inferno, they reflect on their lives, their lost garden, and their impending doom.
At long last, Locals Coffeehouse has returned after more than a two-and-a-half year hiatus. Next Locals is November 5, as usual at the Studio Stage Door. Saturday’s event featured (left to right) Katrin Powell, Steve Lungall, Tom Bungay, Barry Coulter (MC), Chris Nakahara, Rod Wilson and Brent Haliday. (Lorraine Hagel photo)

Locals Coffeehouse returns, after two-and-a-half years

At long last, Locals Coffeehouse has returned. The popular local live music…

  • Oct 3, 2022
At long last, Locals Coffeehouse has returned after more than a two-and-a-half year hiatus. Next Locals is November 5, as usual at the Studio Stage Door. Saturday’s event featured (left to right) Katrin Powell, Steve Lungall, Tom Bungay, Barry Coulter (MC), Chris Nakahara, Rod Wilson and Brent Haliday. (Lorraine Hagel photo)
Kealey Spoljarevic, Jerrod Bondy, Michael Prestwich and Amanda Casey in rehearsal for “We Are Not Amused,” the upcoming murder mystery dinner theatre at the Cranbrook History Centre. Jared Teneese photo

An appetite for dinner theatre

Cranbrook History Centre’s murder mystery sell-out shows hunger for upcoming production

Kealey Spoljarevic, Jerrod Bondy, Michael Prestwich and Amanda Casey in rehearsal for “We Are Not Amused,” the upcoming murder mystery dinner theatre at the Cranbrook History Centre. Jared Teneese photo
Corb Lund at the Key City Theatre, Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Barry Coulter photo)

Corb Lund rocks the KCT

Corb Lund took the stage before a sold-out Key City Theatre Wednesday,…

Corb Lund at the Key City Theatre, Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Barry Coulter photo)
A Night of Bowie: The Definitive Bowie ExperienceDavid Bowie tribute artist plays Key City Theatre October 28.

A Night of Bowie: The Definitive Bowie Experience

David Bowie tribute artist plays Key City Theatre October 28

  • Sep 22, 2022
A Night of Bowie: The Definitive Bowie ExperienceDavid Bowie tribute artist plays Key City Theatre October 28.
Jesse Cook is back on tour with stops in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon. (Jesse Cook photo)

Cook tempts eardrums with Okanagan/Kootenay concerts

Jesse back on track with Tempest 25 Tour in Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vernon

Jesse Cook is back on tour with stops in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon. (Jesse Cook photo)
Tracy McGuire and Jeff Cooper in CCT’s ‘Misery,’ opening in October at the Studio Stage Door.

Stephen King’s nightmare coming to the CCT stage

Cranbrook Community Theatre presenting ‘Misery’ in October

  • Sep 12, 2022
Tracy McGuire and Jeff Cooper in CCT’s ‘Misery,’ opening in October at the Studio Stage Door.
Corb Lund, coming off a U.S. tour, an appearance at Grand Ole Opry, and the release of a new album, is coming to Cranbrook with a solo acoustic show.

Corb Lund on Grand Ole Opry, his solo show, and the songs of his friends

Award-winning Country artist plays Key City Theatre Sept. 21, a solo acoustic show

Corb Lund, coming off a U.S. tour, an appearance at Grand Ole Opry, and the release of a new album, is coming to Cranbrook with a solo acoustic show.
Maddisun is set to hit the road in September for a series of shows in Vancouver, the Kootenays, and Toronto. This includes an official album release concert at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre, September 9.

From Cranbrook to Dublin to LA and back; Home Is Where The Music Is

Kootenay singer-songwriter Maddisun releases a new album, another step along the creative road

Maddisun is set to hit the road in September for a series of shows in Vancouver, the Kootenays, and Toronto. This includes an official album release concert at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre, September 9.
Tom Cochrane, pictured at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, March, 2019. (Barry Coulter photo)

Tom Cochrane returning to Key City Theatre this fall

Tom Cochrane and his various bands have firmly cemented themselves as a…

  • Aug 23, 2022
Tom Cochrane, pictured at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, March, 2019. (Barry Coulter photo)