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‘Anything Goes:’ The Key City Theatre’s smash hit of 2019/20. (Barry Coulter photo)

Key City Theatre wants you: Casting call out for auditions

KCT on the hunt for individuals to star in upcoming production on December 31, January 13-15, and 19-21.

The cast of MBSS's "High School Musical." Wild Drama's latest production opens opens at the Key City Theatre, runs May 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and May 8 at 2 p.m. Photos by Barry Coulter

High School, like you’ve never seen it, yet like you’ve always remembered it

Wild Drama’s presentation of “High School Musical” opens Thursday, May 5, at the Key City Theatre

Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Michael Grossman and Landon Elliott in Cranbrook Community Theatre's production of "Tuesdays with Morrie." (Barry Coulter photo)

Majoring in Morrie: Death as inseparable from Life

Cranbrook Community Theatre’s production of Tuesdays With Morrie offers the ultimate lesson; how to live in the face of your own impending death

Michael Grossman and Landon Elliott in Cranbrook Community Theatre's production of "Tuesdays with Morrie." (Barry Coulter photo)
Fred Penner, pictured at the Kootenay Children's Festival in May, 2016. The renowned Children's performer and musician returns to Cranbrook for Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)

The Perennial Power of Fred Penner

Renowned children’s performer returns to the Kootenay Children’s Festival in Cranbrook, Saturday, May 7

Fred Penner, pictured at the Kootenay Children's Festival in May, 2016. The renowned Children's performer and musician returns to Cranbrook for Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)
Cranbrook's Ethan Askey, one of Canada's top Blues harmonica players, has released his debut solo album. (photo ethanaskey.com)

From Bear Country to the Heart of the Blues

Cranbrook’s Ethan Askey, one of Canada’s top Blues harmonica players, releases debut solo album

Cranbrook's Ethan Askey, one of Canada's top Blues harmonica players, has released his debut solo album. (photo ethanaskey.com)
Tickets for Jann Arden LIVE go on sale at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Thursday April 14, and at the Key City theatre box office in Cranbrook. Photo: Submitted

Jann Arden hits Kootenay stages this summer

Live! Jann Arden! Cross Canada Tour in Trail on June 26 and Cranbrook on June 27

Tickets for Jann Arden LIVE go on sale at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Thursday April 14, and at the Key City theatre box office in Cranbrook. Photo: Submitted
John Wort Hannam (left) is playing Winter Ale at KCT April 13. Hemmell Gemmell (right) is opening.

John Wort Hannam, Heather Gemmell featured at upcoming Winter Ale show

Third in popular concert series at Key City Theatre set for Wednesday, April 13

John Wort Hannam (left) is playing Winter Ale at KCT April 13. Hemmell Gemmell (right) is opening.
On Friday, April 8, the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook will play host to “the Triple Band Stand,” a concert of instrumental jazz on the theatre’s main stage. The headliner is a new big band, Brass Roots. Take 4 and little jazz orchestra are also on the bill.

Triple Band Stand evening presents the region’s best Jazz

Jazz is the word of the day, and the day is April…

On Friday, April 8, the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook will play host to “the Triple Band Stand,” a concert of instrumental jazz on the theatre’s main stage. The headliner is a new big band, Brass Roots. Take 4 and little jazz orchestra are also on the bill.
Shane Koyczan, pictured at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, 2017. Koyczan returns to the Key City Theatre on Tueday, May 10, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)

Shane Koyczan: Getting back to the air

The renowned poet and spoken word artist on how art is an element that feeds us, how hard the pandemic was on artists and the arts, and the trepidation of getting back on the road

Shane Koyczan, pictured at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, 2017. Koyczan returns to the Key City Theatre on Tueday, May 10, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)
Stephanie Kress directs Michael Grossman (left) and Landon Elliott in Mitch Albom’s ‘Tuesdays With Morrie,” now in rehearsals at the Studio Stage Door.

‘Tuesdays with Morrie:’ Death’s lessons for Life

Cranbrook Community Theatre’s latest play is now in rehearsals at Studio Stage Door

Stephanie Kress directs Michael Grossman (left) and Landon Elliott in Mitch Albom’s ‘Tuesdays With Morrie,” now in rehearsals at the Studio Stage Door.
Darren McMullen, Rachel Davis, Chrissie Crowley and Zakk Cormier are pictured at soundcheck at the Key City Theatre, a few hours before their 7:30 concert, Saturday, March 12.
Darren McMullen, Rachel Davis, Chrissie Crowley and Zakk Cormier are pictured at soundcheck at the Key City Theatre, a few hours before their 7:30 concert, Saturday, March 12.
‘The Captain Is Still On Board,’ by Joseph Cross. (Courtesy josephcrossart.com)

‘The Captain Is Still On Board’ takes top prize

Cranbrook artist Joseph Cross wins 1st Place at Federation of Canadian Artists Inaugural Online Exhibition

‘The Captain Is Still On Board,’ by Joseph Cross. (Courtesy josephcrossart.com)
Poet and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, November, 2017. (Barry Coulter photos)

Renowned poet Shane Koyczan returning to Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre

In a realm where poets rarely intersect with stardom, the Opening ceremonies…

Poet and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, November, 2017. (Barry Coulter photos)
The Aliens

CCT’s ‘The Aliens:” A journey to the margins

Cranbrook’s latest play running at the Studio Stage Door in Cranbrook

The Aliens
Clockwise from top left: The Wardens; Tim Ross; Dave McCann and Ethan "Shorty" Askey; The Confluentials; John Wort Hannam; Heather Gemmell; RedGirl; Maddisun.

Winter Ale concert series will light up winter and spring

Key City Theatre, Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society hosting four shows

  • Feb 11, 2022
Clockwise from top left: The Wardens; Tim Ross; Dave McCann and Ethan "Shorty" Askey; The Confluentials; John Wort Hannam; Heather Gemmell; RedGirl; Maddisun.
Entry deadline for the East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival has been pushed back to Feb. 14. File photo

Call for entries to East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival extended to Feb. 14

The deadline for entries into this year’s East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival…

Entry deadline for the East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival has been pushed back to Feb. 14. File photo
Multi-award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook has postponed tour dates in Vernon, Kelowna and Cranbrook slated for February/March due to provincial health orders, and rescheduled the stops for September. (Matt Barnes photo)

UPDATE: Jesse Cook Okanagan-Kootenay stops rescheduled

Tour dates in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon for award-winning guitarist moved to September

Multi-award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook has postponed tour dates in Vernon, Kelowna and Cranbrook slated for February/March due to provincial health orders, and rescheduled the stops for September. (Matt Barnes photo)
Ballet Jörgen’s Romeo and Juliet plays the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook February 2 (photo courtesy Key City Theatre).

Know It All: A cautious start to the new year in arts and entertainment

Esxcept for a few events, the arts scene is on a bit…

Ballet Jörgen’s Romeo and Juliet plays the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook February 2 (photo courtesy Key City Theatre).
The East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival is back in 2022. EKPAF file
The East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival is back in 2022. EKPAF file