Powerhouse Theatre is excited to be (sort of) returning to the stage in Fall 2020!


Based on new Provincial Health Orders from the BC Provincial Government, our staging of “A Night of One Acts” has been postponed until 2021 and we’re unable to meet to enjoy a Staged Reading of “A Christmas Carol”.

Our Staged Reading of “A Christmas Carol” has been recorded and will be made available later in December 2020.

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WE’RE BACK!…Sort of…

“A Night of One Acts”

Unfortunately, due to new Provincial Health Orders, we are forced to postpone this evening of One Act plays to 2021.

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

A staged reading by Powerhouse members, Jackson Mace, Bob Oldfield, Eileen Podanowski and Paul Rossetti.

Unfortunately, due to new Provincial Health Orders, we are unable to gather to enjoy this festive classic. The staged reading has been recorded and will be made available later in December 2020.

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We are encouraging you to enter the world of live theatre by becoming a member of the Powerhouse. We have a lot of fun creating and producing our shows for Vernon. It's an experience that is hard to explain in a few words, but once you have felt the camaraderie and joy of taking a script to opening night, it's not something you will easily forget. Acting on stage is the visible result of the performance... putting the show together takes many, many people and= hundreds of hours to get there. We need set constructors, costume people, poster designers, ushers, back stage helpers, the list goes on and on. If you are interested in helping out or being part of any upcoming productions, please contact producer@powerhousetheatre.net. All Powerhouse Theatrical Society's productions are held at the Powerhouse Theatre (2901 35th Avenue, Vernon). Costume Bank is open 4pm - 7pm on Thursdays.
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Powerhouse Theatre1 month ago
2020 certainly is going to be a year that we will try
to put behind us for so many reasons.

Covid-19's final bite of the year for those of us connected with Powerhouse was to take away the opportunity to present live on stage a reading of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens. This was to be a reading, by four actors, of Dickens own abridged version of the novella which he deemed suitable for live readings.

That all came to an end with the extension of the Provincial Orders on Dec 8th. Despite not being able to get together to do this 'live', the four readers went into the theatre one by one where a camera was set up and read their lines individually - on different days with just one other distanced tech person in attendance.

The job of editing both the soundtrack and then the video was enormous, hence the delay in getting this out to you. But here it is, a READING of Christmas Carol. I emphasize the reading element because if and/or when you watch it, you will understand that this is not 'the play'. You will notice some 'jumpy' frames as you watch. Because we couldn't do this in real-time, those connecting frames are inevitable because adjustments for timing had to continually be made to make the story 'flow'.

This production was never meant to be captured in this way. This was only meant to be done live, in the theatre, with an audience. Once we knew that couldn't happen, we decided to give it a shot because we wanted to give something to our membership that came from the Powerhouse after nearly a year of inactivity. Of course, you don't have to watch it. Jackson, Eileen, Paul, and Bob won't be offended. You could simply listen as an audiobook and enjoy the story. It's your call.

Whatever you choose, please accept this offering from a small group of people who are way more at home in live theatre than messing around with audio and video editing. However, if you enjoy what you watch or listen to, please consider making a donation to the Vernon Food Bank in lieu of a ticket to the theatre. That was always the intention of our readings, had we performed them as planned.

Please accept our best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.
Thank you for your continued support.

Here's to a Joy-Filled 2021 and, hopefully,
the opportunity to bring live events back to the stage.
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Powerhouse Theatre2 months ago
Due to the continuing restrictions announced yesterday by Provincial Health, it is with great sadness that we will have to cancel our event of "A Christmas Carol", by Charles Dickens. For those who have purchased tickets, you are able to contact Ticket Seller for a credit or a full refund. The good news is you will still be able to view the show! Our "A Christmas Carol" novella performers have created an online version of the reading which is still in the video- and audio-editing stage. It will soon be available as a gift from Powerhouse to you, our members. We will release the link to our members soon. If you are not a member consider signing up at: http://www.powerhousetheatre.net/members/

We will, in keeping with the tone and spirit of the season,
ask you to consider making a small $$ donation to the Vernon Food Bank.
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Powerhouse Theatre2 months ago
Look for Powerhouse Theatre tonight on CHBC - Global Okanagan!
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Powerhouse Theatre2 months ago
Due to the recent restrictions set forth by Provincial Health, it is with a heavy heart that we will have to postpone our upcoming event of a Night of One Acts. For those who have purchased tickets, your ticket will be valid for a time when we are able to host the event in the future. You are also able to contact Ticket Seller for a credit or a full refund. Powerhouse Theatre wants to thank you everyone for their support at this time. We also thank the production for their hard work. The show will go on, but at this time unfortunately we have to keep the safety of our patrons in mind.
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Powerhouse Theatre2 months ago
Update: This production has been postponed due to recent restrictions from the Provincial Health.

Vernon's Powerhouse Theatre has worked very hard along with Ticket Seller to ensure theatre-goers have a safe and enjoyable event. Prior to the event night, the entire theatre is sanitized. If for any reason you are not able to attend, tickets may be transferred to another patron, a credit can be provided for future performances or a full refund can be provided. Purchase tickets today at https://www.ticketseller.ca/tickets/event/a-night-of-one-acts
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Powerhouse Theatre2 months ago
Join us for one of our upcoming events at Powerhouse! Get your tickets soon as they are selling out fast. Only 50 seats are on sale each night. Get your tickets at www.powerhousetheatre.net