Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia
Live Theatre in Kamloops
For over 40 years, Western Canada Theatre (www.wctlive.ca) has created productions that bring the magic of world-class theatre to the audiences of Kamloops, our region, and across Canada – from our highly anticipated holiday musicals to our popular Saturday Pay-What-You-Can Matinees, from our innovative High-Wire Festival to our delightful Family Series. WCT also looks to the future by providing professional theatre training for artists and technicians and theatre arts education for children and youth.
There are two main venues in which the productions are staged:
The Sagebrush Theatre is a 706-seat proscenium theatre that features many of the Western Canada Theatre productions.
The Pavilion Theatre is Western Canada Theatre's intimate 165-seat "black box" theatre, and the lobby is home to the Kamloops Live! Box Office. The building also houses the WCT offices.
Stage One Theatre School
Click here for information on the 2016 class.
Made in Italy
September 8 - 24
An Italian teenager growing up in Jasper in the 1970s, caught between two worlds and determined to make his mark. Could singing on TV’s “Search for Talent” be his ticket out of here? Filled with great songs (Italian and Disco!) this is a hilarious coming of age story about a kid with the heart of Rocky Balboa and the moves (and hair) of John Travolta.
October 6 – 15
In this riotous comedy by Noël Coward, Charles invites the eccentric medium Madame Arcati to his house as research for his book, but when her séance proves successful, Charles’ marriage is suddenly in jeopardy as the ghost of his first wife haunts him. While Charles tries to get rid of the ghost, the ghost is hard at work getting rid of his new wife! One husband, two feuding wives and a whole lot of laughs.
November 24 – December 6
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good musical loved the world over. Packed with ABBA hits such as ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Take a Chance on Me’ it’s an enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship all set on a beautiful Greek island!
The Comedy of Errors
January 26 – February 4
Shakespeare's funniest comedy. Two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city 25 years later with hilarious consequences. A series of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps, all performed by a cast of only 5 actors (with lightning fast quick changes!)
Ring of Fire
The Music of Johnny Cash
February 23 - March 4
The ultimate tribute to the iconic Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire tells the story of finding love, success, faith and redemption. Performed by a multi-talented cast, this production includes all of Cash’s classic hits, including: "I Walk the Line," and “A Boy Named Sue.” A powerful tribute to the Man in Black, an endlessly entertaining journey that will leave you cheering for more!
October 22 & 23, 2016
True stories from Kamloops residents about the hidden histories of locations in Kamloops to inspire our local performance artists. Unique and personal audio adventures presented as a podcast, a play and a personal confession all rolled into one. Put on some headphones and explore Kamloops in a way you never imagined.
The House at Pooh Corner
March 4 & 11, 2017
A series of work in the spirit of the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that investigates the relationship of Canada’s First Nations people and the settlers. The series includes our productions of The Cure for Death By Lightning and Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, plus readings and other events.
The Cure for Death by Lightning
April 6 - 15
Set in Turtle Valley in the shadow of WWII. The fifteenth summer of Beth Weeks' life is full of strange happenings: a classmate is mauled to death; children go missing on the nearby reserve; and an unseen predator pursues Beth. She must face the darkness within her own family and the dangers of the bush. Based on the award-winning novel by Gail Anderson-Dargatz and adapted by Daryl Cloran.
Only Drunks and Children Tell The Truth
May 4 – 13
A moving and surprisingly funny story of two sisters finding a way to each other. Grace, an Indigenous girl adopted by a white family, is asked by her birth sister to return to the reserve for their mother’s funeral. Afraid of opening old wounds, Grace must find a place where the culture of her past can feed the truth of her present.
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