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Longest intermission ever…

We’re working hard to return to the theatre as soon as possible.

In the meantime, sit tight, stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our theatre in the near future!

Based on extended Provincial Health Orders from the BC Provincial Government, we are forced to further postpone our “Night of One Acts”.  Information on our COVID-19 policies can be viewed on our COVID-19 Advisory Page.

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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 Theatre2 weeks ago
Today is International Theatre Day.... and oh HOW WE MISS our theatre fix!! Did you know that theatre techies are a special breed and they are increasingly being found, working in isolation, getting things ready for the day we get the OK to OPEN !!! 😁
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Powerhouse Theatre1 month ago
What if we changed the Boards every week or so and posted two messages with a short but memorable line from a play script that inspires or amuses, or memorable quotes made about theatre, or theatre puns, or witticisms...

We invite you to contribute a short quote to be displayed on the Powerhouse marquees!
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Powerhouse Theatre2 months ago
Have you checked out the Drive Thru Ice Park yet?
Cowboy wannabes at ‘Jopo Ranch’. ❄️ #vernonwintercarnival #vernonbc #beachmorningswithbrianandrebecca
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Have you checked out the Drive Thru Ice Park yet?
Cowboy wannabes at ‘Jopo Ranch’. ❄️ #vernonwintercarnival #vernonbc #beachmorningswithbrianandrebecca
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Powerhouse Theatre2 months ago
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society has launched the second episode of the FOCUS Online Series. Airing TODAY, February 4th! Streaming for free, the link is will available until Sunday, February 7th at 11:59pm.

The second episode kicks off with Melina Schein. Melina is a Julliard trained Opera Singer who has called the North Okanagan her home for the past 20 years. Melina is accompanied by pianist Neville Bowman.

Jazz Duo Gerry Sholomenko and Neal Fraser perform an original work written by Gerry Sholomenko titled “After the Rain”.

Gord Wilson is a singer songwriter from Lake Country. As a front man of Bloodloss, BCMMA award winning band after suffering an unexpected heart attack, he decided to pursue his true calling as an accomplished guitar player, lyricist and songwriter bringing his punk rock and metal roots to meld with dusty and dark, and bluegrass picking.

Shaughnessy is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter, musician born and raised in Vernon, British Columbia. Currently working on her debut EP, she loves to share her art and experience through a mixture of blues, rock and pop. She has been singing and performing since she was a toddler and sees no end in sight with it, hoping to help make a difference in the world with her love of music.
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Powerhouse Theatre4 months 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.