Kelowna Community Theater Celebrates 60 Years of Success

This year, the Kelowna Community Theater (KCT) celebrates its 60th anniversary.

The venue has been bringing world-class music, dance, theater and comedy to the central Okanagan since 1962. The festivities are planned for September, with the public invited to an open house on September 13, to showcase recent upgrades to the theatre. Anniversary presentations with The Gary Cable Project and special guests will take place September 16 and 17.

“The pandemic has certainly been challenging, but it has also given us the chance to revitalize our facility to ensure it continues to serve our patrons, presenters and local cultural community well into its retirement years,” said Caroline Ivey, Director of KCT. “What better way to celebrate than with one of Canada’s most acclaimed bands? »

The Gary Cable Project is a nine-piece band based in Kelowna whose members have performed and recorded with Barbara Streisand, The Pointer Sisters, Sarah McLachlan, Ray Charles, Bryan Adams and others. The group will perform with special guests Rosemary Thompson and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO).

“We are thrilled to be working with Rosemary and the OSO,” Cable said. “The OSO was one of the first organizations to perform at KCT in 1962, so it’s very special to have the chance to bring them on stage as part of this anniversary celebration.”

Proceeds from the performances will be shared between the Gary Cable Foundation and the Central Okanagan Foundation to support local arts and culture organizations.

More information on the 60th anniversary celebrations is available on the City of Kelowna website.

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