Coming to the Venables Theatre

alicelogo25_origFriday September 30, 1pm & 7pm
Missoula Children’s Theatre and Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School present


Take a wondrous trip with Alice, the White Rabbit and a host of others as the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School students present ALICE IN WONDERLAND. This original musical production is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s unique international touring project.

The story begins with Alice and her older sister Margaret reading together. Margaret becomes frustrated as Alice is curious about absolutely everything. Suddenly, a White Rabbit appears from nowhere. After a quick and nonsensical conversation, Alice follows the rabbit to a strange and wonderful place. In the course of her adventures, Alice meets a band of Flowers, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Knave and the rest of the suit of Cards, a giant Caterpillar, a Fish, a Frog, the Duchess, the Cook, the Cheshire Cat, the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle, a group of singing Lobsters, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse and Humpty Dumpty. Through it all, Alice grows “curiouser and curiouser” as to where she is and even who she is. In the end, the answers she seeks are unimportant. Wonderland is all nonsense, anyway. As the White Rabbit explains, “Nonsense is fun!”. For more information, call Tuc-el-Nuit at (250) 498-3415

Friday October 7, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Presented by Global Village B&B for the MS Society


A Fats Domino Musical Tribute

kenny_blues_boss_wayne1The Legendary Blues and Boogie Woogie piano master Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne is hailed by LIVING BLUES magazine as “an artist bringing the piano back to the front ranks of contemporary Blues.” This 2006 Juno Award winner was raised in New Orleans and his powerful music recalls the era when piano players like Fats Domino worked the “strolls” in dozens of American cities. Resplendent in one of his many multi-hued, French, custom-tailored stage suits, he’s a throwback to the golden age of classic rhythm and blues. Wayne is a soulful vocalist and an electrifying performer – a cross between Fats Domino and Professor Longhair.

This concert is sure to be a Wine Festival highlight and all proceeds will go directly to the South Okanagan Similkameen Chapter of the MS Society. Come early and enjoy a glass of Road 13 wine which will be available for purchase, or enjoy a glass during intermission or after the concert when you can mingle with Kenny and his incredibly talented band.

All over North America and Europe, Kenny’s concerts sell out quickly, so buy your tickets early.

All Seats Reserved

Tickets $35

Available at Frank Venables box office Mondays 11-3

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Beyond Bliss Esthetics

Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House


Saturday October 22nd, 2016 – 7:30pm

Frank Venables Theatre Presents


lorneelliot-web_origCanadian born LORNE ELLIOTT has performed from Newfoundland to New York City, from Los Angeles to Australia and points in between. Lorne started performing in 1974 as a folk musician in East Coast Canada. At the same time he kept writing fiction as well as songs, monologues and one-liners. The outcome of such a training is a very special show of comedy and music, totally original, entertaining, foolish and uplifting. Along with his unique performance style it is the timelessness of his material, joined with keen observations on today’s trends that make LORNE ELLIOTT ‘s work so special. Lorne has been gracing the airwaves as host of CBC Radio’s “Madly Off In All Directions” for 11 seasons.

“I was born so far back I can hardly remember and grew up normally, I think. I started going on stage at a time when hair like mine was fashionable, and I hung a guitar hung around my neck to complete the look. Somewhere around that time people started laughing at me, and I saw no reason why I shouldn’t join them. I’ve made a living off the products of my imagination for thirty years, so if you’re wondering if that’s possible I am here to tell you it is. Give it a whirl. You just might find an audience.”

All Seats Reserved

Tickets- Adults $35, Students $15

Available at Frank Venables box office Mondays 11-3

Buy tickets online for best seat availability

Select seats also available at Beyond Bliss Esthetics


Thursday, November 10, 2016 – 7:30pm

The Louisiana Hayride Show

Fall Tour Spectacular

hayride-poster-cut-web_origJoin the incredibly talented cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show as they pay tribute to the iconic live radio program, The Louisiana Hayride. Join them on this magical, musical journey, to a time when songs were meaningful, words were understood and the sound was pleasant.

Here to delight you will be “Patsy Cline”, “Roy Orbison”, “Willie Nelson”, “Hank Williams”, “Loretta Lynn” and more! Plus, tributes to our Great Canadians; Hank Snow, Anne Murray, Ian and Sylvia and Shania Twain.

Come for a FUN night out! You will be entertained from beginning to end!

All Seats Reserved

Tickets $39.50

Available at Frank Venables box office Mondays 11-3

Buy tickets online for best seat availability

Select seats also available at Beyond Bliss Esthetics