West K Dance Competitive Company Showcase 2023/24
$20.00 Per Person
Including Fees & Taxes
Come out and support the West K Dance Competitive Company Showcase! Our dancers will be performing their solos, duets, and group routines in a variety of genres and are excited to present these routines to their community!
In the Spotlight
Fri, Mar 15, 2024 At 8:00pm
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In The Spotlight features competitive and pre-competitive dancers from Lake Country School of Dance, performing a preview of their competitive routines for the upcoming season.
taqəš and Other WorksPhoto: Emily Cooper / Dancers: Kelsey Hanna (Now Retired) and Donaldo Nava
$39.00 Per Person*
*Including fees and charges
The taqəš and Other Works program features a stunning lineup of signature works from Ballet Kelowna’s contemporary ballet repertoire. With Cameron Fraser-Monroe’s powerful and compelling taqəš [tawKESH], Guillaume Côté’s mesmerizing Bolero, and Fraser-Monroe’s satirical The Cowboy Act Suite, this high-energy program promises to please a wide range of spectators.
Cameron Fraser-Monroe brings his classical ballet training, knowledge of traditional Coast Salish, Grass, and Hoop Dance, and experience as a contemporary dancer to taqəš [tawKESH], which means “to return something” in Ayajuthem, the language belonging to the Homalco, Klahoose, K’omoks and Tla’amin Nations. Set to several songs by Polaris Prize-winning composer and singer Jeremy Dutcher, taqəš follows the traditional story “Raven Returns the Water,” centred around ῤoho (raven) and walθ (frog).
Next, National Ballet of Canada Choreographic Associate Guillaume Côté brings strength and fragility to a fascinating interpretation of the beloved Bolero by Maurice Ravel, one of music’s most famous and identifiable melodies. A “riveting tour de force” (Dance Magazine), Bolero (2012) features breathtaking lifts and virtuosic choreography.
Rounding out the program, audiences will be transported to the Wild West in Cameron Fraser-Monroe’s The Cowboy Act Suite, a work that explores the dichotomy between “Cowboys and Indians” set to music by Mohawk singer/songwriter Tom Wilson. While these caricatures have been portrayed on pages, stages, and in films, they are often penned from a colonial perspective. Fraser-Monroe’s intuitive take on the swashbuckling strut of the Cowboy informs this intellectual unpacking of a one-sided lens and flips the script to ask, what happens when an Indian directs the Cowboys through their history?
$49 Per Person*
* Including Fees and Charges
Sarah Harmer is a multiple award-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter and environmental activist. Her solo music career launched with the now classic debut You Were Here (2000) and includes six critically acclaimed albums, including her latest, Are You Gone, released via Arts & Crafts. A deeply personal and political collection of songs motivated by the beauty of life, the urgency of the climate crisis, and the question of loss, Sarah called the album a spiritual successor of sorts to her acclaimed 2000 debut. Its simple title, Are You Gone, is a meditation on presence and a bookend to the questions posed on You Were Here - a sharpened, more electric confrontation with the realities of nature and human nature. Between co-founding the citizen’s organization PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land) and leading the successful effort to prevent an open-pit gravel mine in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve on the Niagara Escarpment, Sarah has become a fixture in local politics and advocacy. In 2022, Sarah helped launch the Reform Gravel Mining Coalition in her home province of Ontario to protect water, farmland, and biodiversity. She is currently writing songs for a new album.
* * * * * “Are You Gone is the best album of Harmer’s career” – Globe and Mail
“One of the most accomplished and affecting albums in her already remarkable catalogue" – Exclaim! 9/10
“Sarah’s voice remains as warm and wise as ever” – Paste
“Are You Gone is a journey across time, place, learning, and loss that Sarah Harmer is an incredibly gracious guide to take us on” – Folk Alley
“A folky, minor-key song about ice skating at night, with a gentle vocal and a sturdy melody, that maps a precarious relationship onto the wintry conditions.” (on St. Peter’s Bay) – The New York Times
Lips: The Ultimate Rolling Stones Experience
$49.00 Per Person
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Prepare to take a musical journey through the Rolling Stones legacy and behold a rock and roll extravaganza with LIPS - The Ultimate Rolling Stones Experience!
LIPS will perform all of your favorite Rolling Stones songs, from every decade, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", "Brown Sugar", "You Can't Always Get What You Want", "Wild Horses", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Gimme Shelter", "Miss You", and even tracks from the Stones' latest album "Hackney Diamonds" - "Angry", "Depending on You" and "Sweet Sounds of Heaven" featuring Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder.
Fronted by Kelowna's Brian Dean, who originally hails from Leicestershire, England, you will be mesmerized by his likeness to Sir Mick Jagger. Not only is Brian the image of the man himself, but he also perfectly captures Mick's sound, enigmatic stage presence and of course, those moves!
Featuring a group of veteran BC musicians, guitarists Dave Fleming and Max Peterson, drummer Jay Dallamore, Bassist Rob McCulloch, keyboardist, and vocalist Amanda Dean, Vocalist and percussionist Lisa Dunn and Saxophonist/guitarist/percussionist Colin Moorman, LIPS - The Ultimate Rolling Stones Experience will transport you to the glory days of the British Invasion!
Throughout their illustrious career, the Rolling Stones have sold over 200 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. With their latest album release "Hackney Diamonds" and North American tour in 2024, they are hotter and more in demand than ever!
Presented by LMS Entertainment, and with a full stage show, all songs performed in the same key as the original recordings, amazing musicianship, stellar vocals and striking costumes, you certainly don't want to miss seeing LIPS - The Ultimate Rolling Stones Experience live! Satisfaction guaranteed!
Derek Seguin: Unmasked & Uncensored Stand-up Comedy
$45 Per Person
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The Okanagan Comedy Festival is proud to present comedy superstar Derek Seguin in his hilarious new show Unmasked & Uncensored. Back from the ashes of a Covid-19 comedy career, Derek Seguin is back out on tour with a vengeance. He shares his lock-down experience with his family, how he was somehow chosen by the Quebec government to be the spokesperson on how to stay safe and sound during the pandemic (Seems the government didn’t do its research on role-model candidates), and some new adventures he’s been on during and since the (hopefully) end of the pandemic. And there will probably be some swearing, and a few dirty stories sprinkled in there too. One thing is for certain; Derek is back with a re-invigored enthusiasm and excitement at being back on stage in front of live people. A show not to be missed for anyone who loves stand-up comedy.
You will recognize Derek as a favourite on CBC Radio’s, “The Debaters” with more than thirty times and two television recordings of their show. Montreal-based Derek Seguin is one of the most sought-after stand-up comedians on the international circuit and has performed numerous times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival and the Halifax Comedy Festival. Whether he’s ragging on politics or describing life with his children, he brings us into his perspective without preaching any selfish point of view. His undeniable charm makes him simply fun to watch and listen to and is in large part why he is one of Canada’s most “in demand” comedians.
*Please be advised this performance contains frequent use of strong language and is intended for mature audiences.
The Best Is Yet to Come: Dusk sings Bennett
$59.00 Per Person
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RELIVE THE MAGIC
Platinum award-winning crooner Matt Dusk pays homage to the legendary Tony Bennett, in a toe-tapping, electrifying show titled “The Best Is Yet To Come.” Renowned for his remarkable vocal range and talent, Dusk brings to life the essence of Bennett’s style and honors his musical legacy with classic hits such as “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “The Good Life.” It’s an unforgettable night of entertainment, nostalgia, and celebration of the enduring impact of one of America’s most beloved singers.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
Dusk’s performance was a masterclass in paying tribute to a legend while making the songs his own. Go See It!”
– Le Monde
If you’re a fan of the standards or just great music in general, you cannot miss Matt Dusk. A phenomenal night of unbelievable entertainment.
– Chicago Tribune
Long live the Great American Songbook! The evening is so captivating that one almost forgets you are not living in a world when standards were king. This show is a must-see. – Houston Chronicle
Ventastic: Reimagining the Art of Ventriloquism
$12.00 Children / Youth
Michael Harrison is an extraordinarily talented ventriloquist, comedian and master showman who combines his many talents to create this laugh out loud, one-man tour de force. Watch as he turns ventriloquism upside-down with original puppets and one-of-a-kind routines…it’s vaudeville ventriloquism for a new generation. A powerhouse show that is guaranteed to amaze and entertain the whole family. It's Fantastic Ventriloquism, it's VENTASTIC!
Disney Cruise Line headline act for 20 consecutive years and over 3500 performances!
As seen on America’s Got Talent
The Louisiana Hayride ShowAlways Something New!
$55.00 Per Person
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Take a trip down memory lane with this unique and incredibly entertaining musical celebration.
The Louisiana Hayride Show, with amazing world class tribute artists and live band will bring you back in time to when songs were meaningful, the words were understood and the sound was pleasant.
Legendary stars will come to life before your eyes! You’ll think you’re at their concert when you see Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Lefty Frizzell, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Shania Twain, Crystal Gayle and Willie Nelson step on stage to sing their big hits.
You’ll hear classics you can sing along to such as Hound Dog, Crazy, Pretty Woman, On the Road Again, Coalminer’s Daughter, That’ll Be the Day, That Don’t Impress Me Much and many more!
For those who have seen this production before, the Louisiana Hayride Show is always adding new and fun material to keep you surprised and totally entertained from start to finish.
Tell your friends and family and get your tickets now before the show sells out.
For more information and complete tour schedule, go to www.hayrideshow.com
Ian Maksin: Cello For Peace Tour
$44.00 Per Person
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When words fail, music continues to speak. In light of the recent world events, Ian Maksin has decided to continue his Cello for Peace Tour. In these concerts he will perform music from his most recent release "Amor Renatus" (Rebirth of Love) as well as love songs in Arabic and Hebrew, Farsi and Ladino, Turkish and Armenian, Ukrainian and Russian in an attempt to reunite the world and create peace through music. Portion of the proceeds from ticket and CD sales will be donated to humanitarian relief funds that help civilians in areas affected by war.
BREAKING BOUNDARIES both musical and geographical, cellist, composer and multilingual vocalist IAN MAKSIN has created his own unique musical Metaverse by blending classical, jazz, and world music and by drawing inspiration from very diverse and eclectic musical sources, using his cello as the main unifying force and taking the listener along on this magical journey beyond space and time.
ONE-MAN ORCHESTRA: Ian Maksin uses the loop pedal and other electronic devices to augment the sound of the cello and turn it into a virtual orchestra.
SINGING IN 30 LANGUAGES: What began as a hobby and a passion for linguistics and travel has become part of a unique concert experience. At this time Ian Maksin sings in 30 languages including Ukrainian, Russian, English, Farsi, Armenian, French, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew, Mongolian, Bambara (one of the tongues spoken in West Africa) and many other exotic languages.
THE GLOBAL MUSICIAN: Most of this repertoire was amassed by Maksin during his world travels, jam sessions and collaborations with local musicians. Many of his original songs and instrumental compositions are also infused with flavors of ethnic music from countries and regions where he drew inspiration from: Mongolia, West Africa, Middle East, the Balkans, Andalusian flamenco.
Steve Patterson is…PatterDad!“Not all dad jokes are bad jokes”
$42.00 Per Person
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Many Canadians recognize the name Steve Patterson. He’s been a crowd favorite since his first Just for Laughs Gala appearance back in 2004 and as host of the long-running hit show The Debaters on CBC since 2007.
But what they may not know is how Patterson’s perceptions have shifted since he became a dad to two precocious daughters. Those new perceptions are on grand display in his new show which picks up on the themes introduced in his popular book published by Penguin Random House Canada in 2021 “Dad Up!” From being outsmarted to being outrun to being outnumbered (current household rankings have him clinging to 6th place in importance behind his wife, his daughters, their dog, and whichever stuffed animal is most essential in any given
week), Steve struggles to come to terms with the responsibilities of being a dad. But fortunately for audiences, his struggles are pure comedic delight. Come join this iconic Canadian comedian on a 90-minute fun ride that will warm your heart, rekindle memories, and maybe most importantly, will get you out of the house and laughing with strangers. Which, really, is the best gift families can give to each other.