Theatre Kelowna brings recent tackle ‘Sleeping Magnificence’ to the stage – Okanagan

Theatre Kelowna is busy rehearsing its distinctive rendition of the basic, The Sleeping Magnificence, with some sudden twists and turns.

“It’s a extremely enjoyable manufacturing,” mentioned Noelle Jefferys, director.

“The queen is performed by a male and there’s numerous slapstick comedy happening there … it’s not a real portrayal of Sleeping Magnificence.”

It’s the Pantomime Model by Ben Crocker, offering a recent tackle the fairy story that’s permitting the actors to let their imaginations run wild.

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“There’s fairly a number of fairies — there’s myself, Fairy Peaceable, after which there’s three, type of, chief fairies after which there’s six … of the little glitter fairies and we flitter concerning the kingdom saving the princess in opposition to Carabosse the evil,” mentioned Shannon Bracken, Fairy Peaceable.

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There’s even a scheming cat who’s nearly as depraved as her boss, Carrabosse the evil fairy.

“It’s simply enjoyable being evil,” mentioned Jacqueline Seneshen, Spindleshanks.

“I like when the viewers ‘boos.’ It’s essential to ‘boo’ on the evil individuals throughout the present. So being a part of the ‘boos’ squad is nice.”

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After all, each royal household wants a royal employees.

“My character that I play is Billy the Butler and he’s the servant that simply goes round and does every little thing for the king and queen, so, it’s quite a lot of work,” mentioned Riegar Marks, Billy the Butler.

The greater than 30 forged members are actors of all ages and expertise ranges, and there are even three members of 1 household performing collectively for the primary time.

Jo Ward is performing together with her two daughters: Luna Volka, eight, and Ruby Volka, 11.

“It’s superior, T.Okay.S. is all the time so proudly a family-oriented targeted group and so they’re a really inclusive group so it’s actually great to have the chance to do that.”

The curtain will rise on the Rotary Centre for the Arts within the Mary Irwin Theatre Nov. 17 and the play will run till Nov. 25. For tickets go to

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