“When Country Music was Still Western”

WHEN: September 14th to October 2nd
TIME: Evening shows Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm. Matinee Sundays only at 2 pm.
PLACE: Black Box Theatre
TICKETS: $25 + service charges in advance at // Prospera Place Box Office 250-762-5050 // or $30 cash at the door

Theatre Kelowna Society’s fall shows in the Black Box Theatre are about nostalgia. We have presented shows featuring music and moments from the 1930’s through the 60’s and 70’s, and a faithful following has embraced the shows by selling out many of them.

This year’s revue continues in the same tradition by featuring the songs of the artists who helped make country music a legitimate genre. In the initial stages it was simply called ‘Western” music, later becoming ‘Country & Western’. Nowadays it is usually called ‘Country’ music and although some artists still retain the western flavor, it is more a fusion of pop-rock and country with heavy electric musical arrangements.

‘Good ‘Ol Country Comfort’ will return to the roots, when artists performed with acoustic instruments and electric licks were lightly applied. It will feature the music of such great artists as Ray Price, Eddie Arnold, Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, Kitty Wells, Don Williams, Merle Haggard and others, along with those who helped establish the sound, Hank William and The Sons of the Pioneers.

Written and directed once again by Jeff Samin, the cast will feature familiar faces such as Debby Helf, Corinne Marks, Ashley Lewicki, Gloriah Poulette, Shannon Bracken, Ian Krebs and Rob Crawford, along with newcomers to TKS, Darryl Davies and Rick and Pat Jones. As usual, the show will contain the humor that was featured in such shows as ‘Hee Haw’ and we may even have a special guest appearance by Minnie Pearl.

People who have attended these shows for the last 10 years will not be disappointed and newcomers will be warmly welcomed. You are reminded that the Black Box is a small venue and shows tend to sell out regularly, so get your tickets early to be able to attend on your preferred date. Tickets are $25+service charges and are available at the Prospera Place ticket office of SelectYourTickets or online at Limited seats may be available at the door for $30.

The show will run from September 14th to October 2nd, with evening shows at 7:30 pm and a Sunday matinee at 2 pm.

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