September 2019

Two Casts Selected

Cast members have been selected for both our fall presentation of Bob's Your Elf (above) and our winter production of Born Yesterday (below). Pictured are the first script read-through meetings by each cast taken earlier this summer. (Wine seems to be a common theme of both shows!). Bob's Your Elf is currently in full swing of rehearsals, while Born Yesterday will commence rehearsals in mid-October.

It will require some tricky time management and sharing of real estate as both plays will be rehearsing in SOAP Theatre's Big Blue building on alternating days over a 6 week period. The two show directors, Denny Kaulback and Tom Szalay, claim to have worked out suitable arrangements. Let's hope so!

Your Oliver and Osoyoos friends and neighbours cast for each show are listed below:

Bob's Your Elf - plays November 29 to December 7
  • BOB - Joe Ripcich
  • SANTA & HOWARD - Bertie Barens
  • LES BANTER - Connie Mythen
  • GORD FORD - Nathan Linders
  • FIONA PUTZLE - Donna MacBeth
  • AMBER FAIRCASTLE - Chelsea Cameron-Horner
  • CHORUS - Featuring selected students from Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School

Born Yesterday - plays February 7 to 15
  • BILLIE DAWN - Jenn MacNeil
  • HARRY BROCK - Nathan Linders
  • PAUL VERRAL - Curtis Boomhower
  • JIM DEVERY - Ritchie Kendrick 
  • EDDIE BROCK - Craig Bjornson
  • SENATOR HEDGES - Jim Peltier
  • MRS HEDGES - Christine Rothwell
  • HELEN & MANICURIST - Donna MacBeth
  • BELLHOP & BOOTBLACK - Garry Doll
  • ANOTHER BELLHOP & BARBER - Brian Rothwell
Auditions for SOAP's third show this season, Flaming Idiots, have not yet been scheduled. Visit our website or watch for upcoming newsletters for furture announcements.
Special PROMO CODE for Bob's Your Elf

We welcome recent subscribers to our SOAP Theatre Newsletter. As usual, we are offering our subscribers a limited-time offer to save on adult tickets to See Bob's Your Elf, which will be on the Venables Stage between November 29 and December 7.

But hurry... this offer expires at midnight on Thanksgiving Day, October 14. Just use the Promo Code, TURKEY, to buy adult tickets for only $20 each. That's $5.00 off our regular day-of show pricing!

If buying online, just enter the code TURKEY when prompted, or mention it to the ticket seller if buying in person (6100 Gala Street, Oliver) or by phone (250-498-1626).

Advance Student and Children's tickets for this show are also available at significant savings (no promo code needed) (Students $13; Children; $10)

Note that evening start times for Bob's Your Elf have been advanced to 7:00 pm to better accommodate families with young children (November 29-30 and December 6-7). The Sunday Matinee (December 1) starts at 2:00 pm like usual. 
Bob's Your Elf Ticket Purchase

Save on Season Tickets

We’re serving up three great shows for our 2019-2020 season. They span a wide range of interests, including a family-oriented Christmas comedy, a timeless, satirical comedy-drama and an all-out farce to round out the season.

In addition to promo and advance ticket price savings, we are again offering further discounts for patrons buying tickets to see either two or all three of our shows this season. Full season passes cost only $57 ($19 per show). For you and your date, that is a package saving of $36 compared to buying tickets for each show at the door.

Click the image above for season show details. Links to season tickets and individual show tickets are provided below.
Bob's Your Elf
November 29 to December 7
     Bob the Elf is banished from the North Pole for his bad attitude. Santa sends him to help with a small-town Christmas pageant, where he meets a group of bumbling actors trying to put on Christmas show.
     Of course, undecided on a theme, they combine the Nativity, A Christmas Carol, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Night Before Christmas into one show.
     This is a hilarious family comedy filled with holiday spirit.
Bob's Your Elf Tickets Only
Born Yesterday
February 7 to February 15
     Just when politics has lost its sense of humour, in rides Billie Dawn on a breath of fresh air. Her smarts are buried under layers of satin and showgirl sass but are highly combustible. When her powerful and shady boyfriend, Harry Brock, sets out to buy a senator, he decides Billie needs a bit more class and he hires journalist, Paul Verrall, to make her appear more intelligent.
     But a little education can go a long way, and Billie may be smarter than her “friends” give her credit for. A hilarious and (though written and set in 1946) a timely parody of politics and perceptions in today’s society.
     Suitable for ages 13 and older.
Born Yesterday Tickets Only
Flaming Idiots
April 24 to May 2
     Carl and Phil aren’t moving up at the post office and believe that big money is waiting for people with entrepreneurial spirit and sound business judgement. They have lots of the spirit but little of the judgement, and their new restaurant flounders.
     Zippy’s, a popular crosstown spot, has been crowded ever since a notorious mobster was shot there over 20 years ago. What if someone could get murdered in their restaurant?
     A farce, suitable for all ages.
Flaming Idiots Tickets Only
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