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Mainstage 2016 Read thru and Auditions!

The RLOP Executive is excited to announce that we are going to be working on a new production of “Cinderella”.   This classic tale is being retold with an exciting twist!  It is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

jesterShow dates: Feb. 26, 27 & 28 in Trail and March 4 in Rossland.

Read-thru: Fri. Nov. 13th, 6:30pm at the RLOP Hall

Auditions:  Sun. Nov. 15 and Mon. Nov. 16th from 7 – 9pm at the RLOP Hall. 

Please be prepared to sing Oh Canada, Happy Birthday or a selection of your choosing.  Your song choice can be sung a capella or you can bring a CD with accompaniment.




Production Team:  We are still looking for people to fill out our production team as well. Set builders, pianist, publicity manager, publicity team, props master, stage manager, lighting and sound etc. 

Please email Dawn at [email protected] if you can help out.

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Steel Magnolias – Dessert Theatre Nov. 2015


A wonderful evening of laughter and tears!  Come join us at the hair salon as we revisit all your favourite characters from this beloved show.  Truvy, Annelle, Clairee, Shelby, M’Lynn and of course, Ouiser!  Settle in for a spell and enjoy!

Written by Robert Harling





Set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.”

Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Nov 27 and 28th.  Doors open at 6:30.  Show starts at 7:00

Sorry, no minors.

$25 – Tickets at Tails Pet Store in Rossland.  Includes Dessert and Show plus coffee or tea.  Pay bar offers wine and beer.

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Shaw TV visits Anne Of Green Gables rehearsal

Go! Kootenays reporter Kristina Kruchkowsky visits the RLOP rehearsal of Anne of Green Gables and introduces viewers to this classic Canadian musical. Now showing on the Shaw cable channel, or click on the link below. (http://shaw

Only one week to opening night! First shows at Charles Bailey Theater in Trail, Friday and Saturday Feb. 20 & 21 at 7 pm; Sunday  Feb 22 matinee at 2 pm. Tickets available at the CBT Box Office: children $15; adults $20; VIP seats $25.
Rossland shows on Friday and Saturday Feb 27 & 28 at 7 pm. Tickets available at Tails Pet Supplies: children $10, adults $15.

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Rossland Telegraph checks out Anne of Green Gables

Reporter Alicia Walker popped in and caught cast and orchestra hard at work. Read about it in this week’s Rossland Telegraph, or click on the link below: (http://www NULL.rosslandnews NULL.html)

Get your tickets today at the Charles Bailey Box office (Trail shows) or Tails Pet Supplies (Rossland shows)

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RLOP in Route 3 Magazine

RLOP featured in Route 3 magazine

Thank you to reporter Craig Lindsay and Route 3 Magazine for their wonderful article about our upcoming production Anne Of Green Gables opening February 20 in Trail.

Pick up your winter copy of Route 3 at coffee shops or the local library, and read about the RLOP and this year’s show team.

Can’t find a copy? Click on this link (http://issuu

Tickets for Anne Of Green Gables  are on sale now at the Charles Bailey Theatre box office (Trail shows) and at Tails Pet Supplies, Washington St., Rossland (for Rossland shows).

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The RLOP Hall gets a face lift!

The Rossland Light Opera Players applied for and received a grant from the Heritage Legacy Fund of BC (http://www NULL.heritagelegacyfund to assist in the re-painting and restoration of the exterior of the RLOP building in Rossland. Ken Turner of Rossland Paintworks has been contracted to do the work. Most of the work has been completed. Some restoration work on the bottom of the front wall has yet to be completed by Tom and Sue Buckley. A marquis box for the display of coming attractions is being built and will be installed on the outside of the building. Ken has restored the RLOP sign and jester and has put back the Bodega hotel sign to indicate the building’s heritage.

The Heritage Legacy Fund is sending a banner to publicize their participation in the project.

Although not part of the re-painting project, Janis Anderson is redecorating the display window to coordinate with the rest of the building.

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Interview with the CBC for The Show Must Go On! (http://www NULL.cbc

We are being interviewed Sunday morning (Feb. 17th) at 7:30am by Sheryl McKay on North by Northwest!  This is a great opportunity for us to get the word out about this wonderful show and this fantastic organization!

See press release here!

CBC Radio ( (http://www NULL.cbc will be interviewing Dawn Graham, creator and director of this year’s Mainstage production, The Show Must Go On! (60 Years Of Memories), tomorrow (Sunday) morning around 7:30.

If you haven’t bought your tickets, get them now, before all those CBC listeners grab them!
From Castlegar to Trail to Fruitvale, CBC is at 94.9 FM; in Nelson, 98.7FM; in Salmo at 740 AM and in South Slocan to Winlaw at 91.7 FM.
Start this Sunday morning with the RLOP!!!

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