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MBSS's Wild Theatre is reprising the classic and perennial favourite “A Christmas Carol,” which opens Thursday, Dec. 9, and runs through Sunday, December 12. Photos by Christina Blaskovich

Past, Present, Future: Wild Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ takes to the stage

Mount Baker Secondary School’s production of the Dickens classic runs Dec. 9-Dec. 12 at Key City Theatre

MBSS's Wild Theatre is reprising the classic and perennial favourite “A Christmas Carol,” which opens Thursday, Dec. 9, and runs through Sunday, December 12. Photos by Christina Blaskovich
Andrew Boden with a copy of his newly released book, “The Secret History Of My Hometown,” a counterfactual history of Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter photo)

An alternative history of Cranbrook

Andrew Boden’s new book — “The Secret History Of My Hometown” — looks at the what-ifs of a counterfactual reality

Andrew Boden with a copy of his newly released book, “The Secret History Of My Hometown,” a counterfactual history of Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter photo)
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
Mike Delamont returns to Key City Theatre, with God is a Scottish Drag Queen III, Saturday, Nov. 20

God, the comedian, takes aim at earth

Mike Delamont returns to Key City Theatre, with God is a Scottish Drag Queen III

  • Nov 19, 2021
Mike Delamont returns to Key City Theatre, with God is a Scottish Drag Queen III, Saturday, Nov. 20
A Christmas Carol 2021 stars Abby Lalach as the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly curmudgeon who posits that the poor who die of starvation leave no more a mark than to “decrease the surplus population.”

Mount Baker Drama Students return to Key City Theatre stage with ‘A Christmas Carol’

Wild Theatre will be performing its perennial Christmas favourite, A Christmas Carol, December 9-12.

A Christmas Carol 2021 stars Abby Lalach as the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly curmudgeon who posits that the poor who die of starvation leave no more a mark than to “decrease the surplus population.”
Wildsight Invermere’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival returns on Saturday, Nov. 20. Photo submitted.

Wildsight Invermere’s eight-annual film festival scheduled for Nov. 20

Wildsight Invermere’s eighth-annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival is scheduled for Saturday,…

Wildsight Invermere’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival returns on Saturday, Nov. 20. Photo submitted.
Colin James at the Key City Theatre, April, 2015. (Barry Coulter photo) The Blues Master is returning to the KCT Monday, Nov. 15, for a show that’s been in the works for almost two years. Colin James will be playing two shows that day, to make sure all ticket holders are accommodated.

Colin James playing two shows at KCT, Nov. 15

Long awaited show split in two to accommodate all ticket holders

Colin James at the Key City Theatre, April, 2015. (Barry Coulter photo) The Blues Master is returning to the KCT Monday, Nov. 15, for a show that’s been in the works for almost two years. Colin James will be playing two shows that day, to make sure all ticket holders are accommodated.
Left to right: Greg Spatz, Trisha Gagnon, John Reischman, Jim Nunally and Nick Hornbuckle. Photo courtesy Jamie Wiens.

Return of the Jaybirds

John Reischman and the Jaybirds at the Royal Alexandra Hall in Cranbrook

  • Oct 29, 2021
Left to right: Greg Spatz, Trisha Gagnon, John Reischman, Jim Nunally and Nick Hornbuckle. Photo courtesy Jamie Wiens.
Cheyanne Kneller in CCT’s “Shape of a Girl.” Kneller and Jelena Jensen are alternating performances in this one-person play, playing Oct. 28-30. Barry Coulter photo

Know It All entertainment listings are back: A return to normality?

The Know it All has returned. While we have certainly not seen…

Cheyanne Kneller in CCT’s “Shape of a Girl.” Kneller and Jelena Jensen are alternating performances in this one-person play, playing Oct. 28-30. Barry Coulter photo
Pretty for the People (pictured) along with Sheva and Tall Timbers, are performing the wrap-up concert for Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society's Summer Sounds series. "Endless Summer Sounds" runs at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, Friday, Nov. 19.

‘Endless Summer Sounds’ wraps up FPPAS 2021 concert series

Free concert — the delayed season finale — will feature Sheva, Tall Timbers, and Pretty for the People at the Key City Theatre November 19

Pretty for the People (pictured) along with Sheva and Tall Timbers, are performing the wrap-up concert for Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society's Summer Sounds series. "Endless Summer Sounds" runs at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, Friday, Nov. 19.
Cheyanne Kneller in CCT's "Shape of a Girl." Kneller and Jelena Jensen are alternating performances in this one-person play, playing Oct. 22-24 and 28-30. Barry Coulter photo

“Shape of a Girl:” Focus in on the Darkness

Live drama has returned, with Cranbrook Community Theatre’s presentation “Shape of a Girl,” based on the tragic story of Reena Virk

Cheyanne Kneller in CCT's "Shape of a Girl." Kneller and Jelena Jensen are alternating performances in this one-person play, playing Oct. 22-24 and 28-30. Barry Coulter photo
Legendary singer-songwriter Barney Bentall opens Key City Theatre’s 30 season, with opening act Wild Honey: Three shows at the Royal Alexandra Hall, Oct. 20, 21, 22

Bentall’s music responds to our strange and complex times

Legendary singer-songwriter Barney Bentall opens Key City Theatre’s 30th season, with opening act Wild Honey: Three shows at the Royal Alexandra Hall

  • Oct 20, 2021
Legendary singer-songwriter Barney Bentall opens Key City Theatre’s 30 season, with opening act Wild Honey: Three shows at the Royal Alexandra Hall, Oct. 20, 21, 22
Pictured above: Evan Bueckert served as guest conductor of the Symphony of the Kootenays, Saturday, Feb. 2. 2019. Lyle Grisedale photo

OPINION: The symphony is back

Review on recent Symphony of the Kootenays concert

Pictured above: Evan Bueckert served as guest conductor of the Symphony of the Kootenays, Saturday, Feb. 2. 2019. Lyle Grisedale photo
Jelena Jensen as Braide in rehearsal for “The Shape of a Girl” with Director, Amy Penney (left) and Stage Manager, Eve Sperling. (CCT file)
Jelena Jensen as Braide in rehearsal for “The Shape of a Girl” with Director, Amy Penney (left) and Stage Manager, Eve Sperling. (CCT file)
Barney Bentall (pictured) will return after a half-decade off, with opener Wild Honey on October 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30p.m. at the Royal Alexandra Hall. (Mark Maryanovich file)

Key City Theatre celebrates 30th season with dance, theatre, music and comedy

Seven performances at Royal Alexandra Hall, Key City in October and early November

Barney Bentall (pictured) will return after a half-decade off, with opener Wild Honey on October 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30p.m. at the Royal Alexandra Hall. (Mark Maryanovich file)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Split/Shift, headlining Summer Sounds at Rotary Park in Cranbrook, August 14. (Photo submitted)

Parsons, Split/Shift on for Summer Sounds, August 14

Hundreds of people have already enjoyed four incredible Saturdays of free live…

  • Aug 10, 2021
Split/Shift, headlining Summer Sounds at Rotary Park in Cranbrook, August 14. (Photo submitted)
Bif Naked, with Ace, at Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo)

Rock’s Bif Naked on the return to performance, rock as protest music, the post-pandemic world, and the Armond Theatre

“Maybe not revolutionary, but evolutionary … bands have had to really shift their thinking”

Bif Naked, with Ace, at Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo)
Live theatre will return to the Studio/Stage Door in Cranbrook this August, as Cranbrook Community Theatre hits the stage for their 2021/22 season. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Live theatre returns to Cranbrook with CCT’s 2021/22 season

Three new directors will grace the Studio/Stage Door this coming season

Live theatre will return to the Studio/Stage Door in Cranbrook this August, as Cranbrook Community Theatre hits the stage for their 2021/22 season. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The Handsome Devils (left) and the little jazz Orchestra (right) take the stage at the next Summer Sounds, Saturday, August 7, in Rotary Park in Cranbrook.

Summer Sounds: Handsome Devils Opening for ‘littlejazz’ Orchestra

Live music continues in Cranbrook at Rotary Park on August 7.

  • Aug 3, 2021
The Handsome Devils (left) and the little jazz Orchestra (right) take the stage at the next Summer Sounds, Saturday, August 7, in Rotary Park in Cranbrook.