The Revelstoke Arts Council has a big lineup scheduled for the 2014-15 season, with more than two dozen events lined up, starting off with a show by Canadian musical legends Spirit of the West this Thursday, Sept. 11.
The full lineup for the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre includes a mix of movies, theatre, comedy, music and more.
“We are excited to present a very wide variety of programming for our audience this season,” said Miriam Manley, the manager of the performing arts centre. “Highlights include a fabulous, very funny, one-woman show about the six wives of Henry VIII from Monster Theatre. Another show that is going to be a big hit is the multi-talented acrobats Ache Brasil, part of our Family Series, while Comedian Roman Danylo will be bringing some laughs to Welcome Week.”
This year you can buy ticket packages for different series of shows. A season pass will get you discounts on most tickets. The Classical Series Pass gets you three shows for $35 — $10 off the door price. You can buy a pass for Movies in the Mountains — it’s $20 for three shows or $30 for all six. A Family Series pass can be bought for $50. That gets you access to three shows in the family series for
two adults and three children.
Here’s a look at the fall events. We’ll preview the winter events at the start of 2015. All shows start at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated and tickets are available at the Visitor Information Centre, ArtFirst! and through the arts council website.
Thursday, Sept. 11
Nearing the three-and-a-half decade mark, Spirit of the West continues to rock audiences with their original and potent blend of folk, Celtic, rock, pop and punk. The band that began in 1983 as an innocent trio of acoustic guitar, flutes and bouzouki is now a musical and performance powerhouse that features six musicians and dozens of instrument changes in a nights’ worth of timeless and beloved songs. With 13 albums to their credit, five of them gold and three platinum, a history of extensive touring throughout the western world, and the authorship of the classic drinking song ‘Home For a Rest.’ Spirit of the West’s legacy has grown to legendary status.
Tickets are $35, or $27 for a season pass holder.
Friday, Oct. 3
This award winning, critically acclaimed band serves up a heady blend of country-folk-celtic-bluegrass-rock with a traditional bit of Mexican music thrown in there for good measure. The Paperboys are renowned for their energetic live performances and have wowed festival goers the world over. They create a buzz wherever they play and it is no wonder with Tom Landa’s richly expressive vocals backed up by a medley of whistle, flute, banjo, percussion, guitar and jarana (a small Mexican guitar.) The lively jigs and reels are sure to get you moving, so get your dancing shoes on and prepare for an exhilarating evening of entertainment. $15, or $12 for a season pass holder.
Thursday, Oct. 16
Black Dog String Quartet
An exploration of classic and modern works written for strings and oboe from Mozart to Phillip Glass. Part of the Classical Series. $15.
Thursday, Nov. 20
Anagnoson and Kinton
With over 1000 performances together, Anagnoson & Kinton are recognized as one of the world’s finest piano duos. Acclaimed by The New York Times as “an outstanding two-piano recital with formidable precision and panache.” The duo presents a dazzling one piano, four hands program including works by Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, as well as the complex and spectacular Petrouchka by Stravinsky. Part of the Classical Series. $15. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13
Jazz it Up Christmas Food Bank Fundraiser
Revelstoke’s very own talented Community Choir will open the show with songs selected for their jazz and soul influences, followed by feature performances from gifted songstress Jacolyn Daniluck, trombone virtuoso Bob Rogers, multi-talented Back Alley Jazz, and the one and only Relative Jazz. These unique performances will have you swaying in your seat, singing along and leave you feeling jazzed. This is festive community occasion not to be missed and is a fundraiser for the local Revelstoke Food Bank. $15.
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Mick Foley: Tales of Wrestling Past
He’s a three-time WWE champion, a hardcore legend and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. Now, Mick Foley is unleashing the same trademark blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth that made his books so beloved (five self-penned New York Times best-sellers) into his one-man spoken-word stage show, “Tales From Wrestling Past.” $35.
Saturday, Nov. 29
Roman Danylo is “Roman around the country” in this variety comedy show consisting of sketch, stand-up, and improv. The show is both light-hearted and edgy and takes on various subjects from love, to war, to snacks at the mall food court. Roman begins his show with high energy observational stand-up, then includes audience members into interactive comedy sketches, all the while peppering in some of his popular characters from TV. With all types of comedy and a wide range of topics, Roman Danylo Live has a little something for everyone. $15, or $12 for a pass holder.
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Two nights featuring the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The films cover all aspects of mountain life, from sports to culture all around the world. $20 for one night, $30 for two nights. 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 24
Movies in the Mountains: The Lunchbox
Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire) stars alongside the radiant Nimrat Kaur in Ritesh Batra’s delightful feature debut, in which a mistaken lunchbox delivery paves the way for an unlikely romance. Whether it’s the cooking of a meal, the reading of a letter, or the riding of a crowded train, the film’s small moments culminate in big impact. In a word: enchanting. Presented by the Revelstoke Multicultural Society. $8
Wednesday, October 29
Movies in the Mountains: Like Father Like Son
This poignant new drama from acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda tells the heart wrenching story of two sets of parents whose worlds are turned upside down when they learn that their six-year-old sons were switched at birth. Like the work of a seasoned symphony conductor, Kore-Eda’s direction is at once gentle and powerful, favouring small, tender moments over a single dramatic incident. $8.
Wednesday, Nov. 26
Movies in the Mountains: Tracks
In 1977, a 27-year-old Australian woman named Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska) set out from Alice Springs to walk 2,700 kilometres of harsh desert to the Indian Ocean, accompanied only by her dog and four camels. She ultimately wrote about her desert adventure in her 1980 book Tracks, which became a cult favourite around the world and has now been beautifully adapted for the big screen by director John Curran. $8.
Family & Children
Saturday, Sept. 13
Magic, Comedy, Vaudeville
James Jordan presents a one-man vaudeville variety extravaganza with original magic, skilled juggling, music and comedy. His one of a kind carnival-themed magic show captures the thrill of the games, the amazement of the magic, and the excitement of the jugglers and all provided by one man. He is joined by Ryan Pilling’s comedy magic show, which has spread smiles and laughter from Yellowknife to Cancun. Ryan’s highly interactive performance gets everyone involved in the fun, creating amazing magic with everyday items like ropes, paper bags, and balloons. With his “Suitcase of Wonders” he’s travelling across Canada this summer baffling audiences all along the way. Tickets are $5, or $20 for a family of five (two adults and three children). 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.