Community theatre is alive and well in the Comox Valley — and it’s once again the best in BC! Pictured are some of the CLT cast and crew who attended the Mainstage Awards Banquet with Adjudicator Katrina Dunn (l) and Theatre BC representative Richard Kerton (r). Back row: Brad Arlitt (Best Performance by a Youth), Wes Buckle (Best Lead Male Actor), Jon Faris, Al Kneeland, Terry Penney. Front row: Marsha McGregor, Kirstin Humpherys, Nancy Parker. Missing: Catherine Hannon (Best Director), Jay Crowder (Best Set Design). 

Courtenay Little Theatre’s recent production of “The Drawer Boy” by Michael Healey brought home top honours from Theatre BC’s Mainstage 2017 Festival in Vernon BC in early July. 

Besides the prestigious Best Production Thespian Award, CLT also received Thespian Awards for Best Director (Catherine Hannon), Best Lead Male Actor (Wes Buckle), Best Performance by a Youth or Novice (Brad Arlitt), and Best Set Design (Jay Crowder). It was a fitting return to the provincial stage for CLT, after a win at the North Island Zone (NIZ) Festival hosted by CLT this past May at the Sid Williams Theatre. 

One of Theatre BC’s most active zones, NIZ presented seven plays from the Comox Valley, Nanaimo, Qualicum, Port Alberni, Campbell River and Quadra Island clubs. The weeklong festival attracted large local and out of town audiences and generated added income for Comox Valley businesses as participants stayed in hotels and visited restaurants and sights in the Valley. 

Courtenay Little Theatre would like to thank its local Festival sponsors: Paul Chisholm of RBC Wealth Management Dominion Securities, the RBC Foundation, and Jane Denham of REMAX Ocean Pacific Realty for their ongoing support, as well as individual performance sponsors: Grains Bakery, Natural Pastures Cheese, Tony Arnold and all program advertisers for their contribution to the success of NIZ Festival and CLT’s trip to Mainstage. 

CLT is pleased to announce its 2017-18 season, running at the Sid Williams Theatre for three productions: “Evelyn Strange” by Stewart Lemoine (October 5th to 13th), “Anne of Green Gables”, the Don Harron/Norman Campbell musical (December 23rd, and 26th to 31st) and “Humble Boy” by Charlotte Jones (April 6th to 13th, 2018). 

Tickets are on sale now at the Sid Williams Theatre Ticket Office 250. 338.2430 ext. 1. Individual reserved tickets are $25 per evening performance, $23 for matinees. Season’s discount tickets (one ticket to each production) are just $54 for 3 shows, while FlexPass tickets (6 tickets for the price of 5, redeemable for any show) are $125. 

Join CLT for another season of great live theatre at the Sid. You will be surprised at the talent. 

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