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THERE’S A DRAGON LOOSE!
Mark your calendars for the Rossland Light Opera Players’ 2017 Mainstage production of
The Reluctant Dragon!
St. George, a semi-retired dragon slayer, has been summoned to rid the town of a terrible threat. A wannabe mayor fans the flames of fear to advance his political career. The village folk will do anything to get out of a day’s work… Meanwhile, the peace-loving Dragon would sooner recite Shakespeare than fight.
Don’t miss this is fun-filled, comedic musical, written by Eliott Baker and based on the short story by Kenneth Grahame. It will have audiences of all ages roaring with laughter from start to finish.
The link to PayPal for online ticket purchases will be available shortly!
– February 10, 2017
Musicians — looking for a challenge? Want to play for a fun stage show?
A pianist, bass player (doublebass preferred) and drummer needed to accompany the Rossland Light Opera Players’ next production — The Reluctant Dragon.
Must be familiar with, or willing to learn all styles – Broadway, swing, country and ragtime. Piano score is Royal Conservatory of Music level 9 difficulty.
Shows will be in late April/early May.
Contact Karen 250-364-2338 for more information.
– December 14, 2016
The Rossland Light Opera Players are pleased to announce our Mainstage Production 2017: The Reluctant Dragon. It’s not your average fairy tale!
“St. George, a semi-retired dragon slayer, has been summoned to rid the town of a terrible threat. A wannabe mayor fans the flames of fear to advance his political career. The village folk will do anything to get out of a day’s work… Meanwhile, the peace-loving Dragon would sooner recite Shakespeare than fight.”
Channel your inner thespian (or dragon slayer) and come out for auditions! We will be looking for actors of all ages. Show dates will be late April and early May.
Read-through on Monday, November 28th at 6:30pm.
Cast auditions on Tuesday, November 29th at 6:30pm and Thursday, December 1st at 6:30pm. Come prepared to sing a cappella! (You may bring your own song selection, or you will be asked to sing “O Canada” or “Happy Birthday.”)
Read through and auditions will be held at the RLOP Hall, located at 2054 Washington Street in Rossland.
Please RSVP via email: [email protected] (RLOPreluctantdragon null@null gmail NULL.com).
Want to participate behind the scenes? Join our production crew! Set builders, publicity team, props master, stage manager, front-of-house crew, lighting and sound. Email [email protected] (RLOPreluctantdragon null@null gmail NULL.com).
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– November 23, 2016
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.ca/ShawTV/Cranbrook/ShawTV/# (http://shaw NULL.ca/ShawTV/Cranbrook/ShawTV/#)
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.
– February 13, 2015
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.rosslandnews.com/news/290212461.html (http://www NULL.rosslandnews NULL.com/news/290212461 NULL.html)
Get your tickets today at the Charles Bailey Box office (Trail shows) or Tails Pet Supplies (Rossland shows)
– January 31, 2015
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.com/shelleroo/docs/r3_issue_23_w14_web (http://issuu NULL.com/shelleroo/docs/r3_issue_23_w14_web)
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).
– January 13, 2015
The Rossland Light Opera Players applied for and received a grant from the Heritage Legacy Fund of BC (http://www NULL.heritagelegacyfund NULL.ca/) 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.
– August 12, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/nxnw/featured-story/2013/02/17/rossland-light-opera-players-celebrate-60-years-with-music-and-singing/ (http://www NULL.cbc NULL.ca/nxnw/featured-story/2013/02/17/rossland-light-opera-players-celebrate-60-years-with-music-and-singing/)
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.cbc.ca/nxnw/ (http://www NULL.cbc NULL.ca/nxnw/)) 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!!!
– February 16, 2013