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Trail Silver City Days

Many thanks to the Buckleys, Mitchell, Delaney, Julie, Patricia, Erica, Allison, and John for their help and hard work in setting up and displaying our Anne of Green Gables float! There was a terrific turnout to the parade Saturday and we hope this will generate a lot of interest for next year’s mainstage.

Check out video of our float in action here:

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Auditions for “Anne of Green Gables” + Fundraiser Dance

Auditions for Anne Of Green Gables


We are starting work early for the Spring 2015 production of Anne Of Green Gables.

This famous Canadian musical is based on the Lucy Maud Montgomery novel about the spirited red-headed orphan who wins the hearts of her reluctant guardians despite her fiery temper.

A read-through of the script is scheduled for Thursday, May 22 at 7pm at the RLOP Hall, 2054 Washington St, Rossland.

Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 26 & 27 at 7—9 pm at the RLOP Hall.

In addition to fiery red-heads, teens and adults are needed for roles and chorus. Come prepared to sing Happy Birthday and read from script.

For more information, contact Marnie Jacobsen, (mjjacobsen25 null@null gmail

To see Theatre Calgary’s 2013 production go to: (https://www

To hear the music check out: (https://www

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Fundraiser Dance

The Miner’s Hall is already booked on Halloween for a dance to fundraise AoGG, and Patricia has booked local band No Excuse. Closer to the date we will be looking for helpers to assist with decorating and such.

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Executive Meetings

Our next executive meeting is on Monday, April 7th starting at 6:45 PM. We would love to have more of our members attend.

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM has been scheduled for Saturday, April 12th, starting at 6PM with a potluck dinner to follow. Please RSVP to of the Executives’ terms are up this year. The available positions:


1st Vice President

2nd Vice President



Director (x2)

Email your nominations to before Saturday, April 5th. We will accept nominations from the floor during the AGM as well, but would prefer them ahead of time.

To be an RLOP voting member, you must have participated in a “musical theater presentation” within the past two years. Please refer to under the title “RLOP Constitutions and Bylaws”.

Email List

The date for staying on the RLOP mailing list has come and gone, so we are giving our members one more chance to continue receiving emails from us. If you would like to keep receiving updates via email, please contact If you would like us to use a different address, provide that as well.

Big thanks to those who have responded already!

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AGM Nominations & Shoveling Party

1. From Erica:

Hey everyone

I forgot to add to my last email about AGM nominations.

These are the people whose terms are up. (You are more than welcome to put your name forward again!)

President- Rose Anne

1st VIP- Tom

2nd VIP- (Bob)

Treasurer- Adam

Secretary- Erica Directors- Sue and Janis

-Catherine (needs to be voted in to a roll)

Julie, Zak, John, and Ty all have one year left, unless you would like to be nominated for a different position.

This will be added to the agenda for our next Executive meeting in April.


2. A big thanks to John, Dave, Chuck, Barry, Adam, Tom, and Tanya for shoveling the snow off the RLOP Hall roof on Saturday. It is very much appreciated :)

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2015 MainStage Production

    The Red-Haired Terror Is Coming to The Kootenays!!

We are thrilled to announce the 2015 Mainstage Production will be “Anne Of Green Gables – The Musical.”
This classic Canadian story with music by Norman Campbell and script by Don Harron will be produced by the RLOP under the direction of Marnie Jacobsen and Lisa Henderson, with Lorren Culley as musical director.
Auditions will be held late spring for all ages with particular need for singers in their teens and older.
Orchestra players, especially string performers, are also needed.
Performance dates will be in February and March, 2015.
For further information, contact Marnie Jacobsen

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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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Missoula Children’s Theatre comes to town!!!

The Rossland Light Opera Players along with Missoula Children’s Theatre are excited to announce auditions for a Spring Production of Snow White. The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is the United States’ largest touring children’s theatre group which has been touring extensively for 40 years, traveling from Montana to Japan. A tour team arrives in town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. We audition on Monday and by Saturday the show is ready for the stage!

The audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Snow White will be held on Monday, April 29th at 3:30pm at the Webster Elementary School gym. There are roles for those students currently in Kindergarten through Grade 12! Approximately 50-60 students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Directors. (Please note that this is an audition, not all students will be cast.) Students wishing to audition must arrive by 3:15pm and stay for the entire two-hour audition. The first rehearsal begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition.

This is a group audition – no advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Students should just be ready to come and have a good time!

dwarfRehearsals will be conducted every day from 3:30pm to 8:00pm at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition. Cast members scheduled for the full 4½ hours of rehearsal (this will be mostly older children) will be asked to bring a sack lunch, dinner or snack.

The performances will be held on Saturday, May 4th at 2:30pm and 7:00pm will be presented at the Charles Bailey Theatre. The students in the cast will be called for dress rehearsal before the performance that day. All those cast must be available for all scheduled performances.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. This coming year more than 65,000 cast members across the globe will take to the stage to the delight and applause of their families, friends, community, neighbors and teachers!

For any questions please contact Erica Charette with the Rossland Light Opera Players. (250-367-9369)



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The Show Must Go On: Rossland Telegraph

The Rossland Telegraph featured (http://rosslandtelegraph NULL.USqiHKL_nTo) RLOP’s “The Show Must Go On” in a recent video. Check it out here!

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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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The Rossland Light Opera Players
bring sixty years of memories to the stage with
The Show Must Go On!
This light-hearted musical revue will feature RLOP’s performers singing selections from our most popular shows. And boy, have we got stories about what it takes to put on a show, despite blizzards and fires, not to mention the singer’s worst nightmare – laryngitis.
Join us as we celebrate the ups and downs of keeping the
oldest community musical theatre company
in the BC Interior alive and kicking!
Friday, Feb 22nd and Saturday, Feb. 23rd at the Charles Bailey Theatre.  
All shows 7:30pm
Tickets at the Box Office 
$19/adults  $14/children 12 and under
(includes Box office surcharge)
Friday, March 1st.  7:30pm at Rossland Senior Secondary.
Tickets at Rossland Pro Hardware
$17/adults  $12/children 12 and under.

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