Live theatre returning to Rossland Miners’ Hall in April

Miss Caledonia will bring live theatre to the Miners' Hall April 4 and 5.

Live theatre returns to the Miners’ Hall stage on April 4 and 5, when the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) presents Miss Caledonia, a one woman comedic play written and performed by Dora award winning actress Melody A. Johnson.

Miss Caledonia is a funny and heartwarming story based on the life of the playwright’s mother,” Renate Fleming, president of the RCAC, said. “Although set in 1950s rural Ontario, this story will resonate with all of us who grew up in small towns and developed elaborate plans and schemes to escape.”

Peggy Ann Douglas, the lead character in Miss Caledonia, has her own plan to escape the stall-cleaning, hay-bailing drudgery of life in Caledonia. By following in the footsteps of starlets Debbie Reynolds and Lee Meriwether, Peggy Ann plans to become a movie star – and will start her journey to the top by winning the local beauty pageant.

As Peggy Ann’s family is being considered for the Royal Winter Fair’s ‘Farming Family of 1953’ and entering clydesdales, cattle, and preserves, Peggy can’t trade in her overalls fast enough for elocution, baton and singing lessons. Can Peggy Ann sing, twirl and pivot her way into the judges’ hearts? Will she wear the tiara of Miss Norfolk Fair and ultimately Miss Caledonia? You’ll have to come see the show to find out.

Brimming with love and comedy, Miss Caledonia is a highly successful marriage of great writing, storytelling and acting by the Dora award and Canadian Comedy Award winning Johnson, along with the delightful fiddle accompaniment of Alison Porter. Bring your grandmother and your kids, because Miss Caledonia is a delightful show filled with humour and optimism.

Miss Caledonia will run for two nights Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 at the Rossland Miners’ Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults in advance and $20 at the door. This is a family friendly show, and most appropriate for kids seven years or older. Family price is $30 for family of four. Students $10. Tickets at Out of the Cellar in Rossland or the Charles Bailey Theatre box office (cash only).

For more information visit www.rosslandcac.com. View Miss Caledonia trailer here.

 

Just Posted

National trail group decries province’s plans for West Kootenay trail

Converting trail back to motorized use will harm its international reputation, says official

Cannings to pedal through South Okanagan — West Kootenay riding

MP leaves from Nakusp on Aug. 23 and ends in Kaleden on Aug. 29.

UPDATED: MV Balfour ferry returns to service

The 65-year-old ferry had been out of action for a month

Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project

Mayor writes letter panning ski resort on environmental, legal, and economic grounds

VIDEO: Title of 25th Bond movie is ‘No Time to Die’

The film is set to be released in April 2020

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

B.C. father tells judge he did not kill his young daughters

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to the December 2017 deaths

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Rosemount cooked diced chicken linked to listeria case in B.C.

The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches

B.C. seniors allowed more choice to stay in assisted living

Province doesn’t need to wait for a complaint to investigate care, Adrian Dix says

Retired B.C. fisherman wins record $60M Lotto Max jackpot

Joseph Katalinic won the biggest Lotto Max prize ever awarded

New ‘Matrix’ film set with Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski

Fourth installment to feature Reeves as Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity

Most Read