As we opened our Instagram on this rainy, overcast day, we are reminded that today is June 1st by a series of delicate, floral “Hello June” posts. Being inspired by these delightful images, we decided that it’s time for another blog post…so here we go!
The start of June for both residents and tourists in the Okanagan means prepping your summer bucket list, organizing friends, purchasing tickets and trying to jam pack your schedule full of any outdoor activities. For most, this means deciding which outdoor concerts you MUST attend, from choosing between experiencing the great Michael Bolton at the grand amphitheater at Mission Hill Winery, to soaking in the rays and music at Festivals Kelowna’s “Park’s Alive!” concerts, to dancing amongst the crowd at “Centre of Gravity”. However, as KeyNote Productions and as the Front of House managers at the Kelowna Community Theatre, our summer looks a bit different than most.
So what does our summer event schedule entail? First, it begins with our biggest concert of the year, “The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra”, on June 27th at the Kelowna Community Theatre. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for live concerts, which is why we couldn’t be more proud to present them to the city of Kelowna. With their unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time, making it a show you won’t want to miss. Interested in attending this event? Click here for more details.
The theatre itself begins this summer with copious amounts of dance rehearsals, recitals and competitions. If you love dance, this is the time to check out our “events” tab to learn more about upcoming performances.
Just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday, our friends at Wentworth Music pay tribute to a fantastic mix of popular Canadian music on both Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25, with “The Canadian Rock Show.” We want to congratulate them on extending their always sell out concert to two days for the very first time! If you’re interested in this show, get your tickets NOW as they will sell out quickly.
Of course, this summer also means it’s time for the Kelowna Actors Studio to move into the theatre for their biggest performance of the year. Last summer they wowed audiences with the hit Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” and this year they are set to top that with “Billy Elliot” the musical. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community, and changes his life forever. This spectacular show with heart, humor and passion was named Time Magazine’s “Best Musical of the Decade!”. The show runs from July 27th – August 5th, but don’t wait to get tickets for you and the whole family…get them now so you don’t miss out. Click here for more details.
So while you’re planning your summer concert schedule don’t forget to check out our “events” page to join us for some of the many shows the Kelowna Community Theatre hosts and concerts that we produce. Rumor has it we will be announcing another summer concert soon…so stay tuned and hello June!