Lakes District Secondary drama class getting ready to entertain

Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory' coming to the LDSS multi purpose room.

Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory’ coming to the LDSS multi purpose room (MPR).

The Lakes District Secondary School (LDSS) drama and dance department will present Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory in early February on the LDSS MPR. The production is directed by Rayanne Charlie, with the assistance of an army of LDSS and community volunteers.

The show stars Tyler Sam as Willy Wonka, with Brandon Strizich as Mike Teavee, Silas Joseph as Augustus Gloop, Jannik Michalzik as Charlie Bucket, Megan Dennis as Violet Beauregarde, Lauren Solecki as Veruka Salt and Brian Little as Grandpa Joe.

Dates for the production are Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 and 5, and Thursday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 14. Show times are 7 p.m., except for a 2 p.m. matinee on Valentine’s Day, Saturday Feb. 14.

Tickets are: children and youth, $8; seniors $10; and adults $17. A family pass is available for $45 and stage parent pass for $30.

Watch for posters around town, and for more information about ticket availability and locations to purchase tickets.

Don’t miss this show! It features live, family-oriented entertainment and is presented by young people in our community.

Lakes District Festival of the Performing Arts

There are just a couple of weeks left to plan entries for the 2015 Lakes District Music and Speech Arts Festival.

The festival entry deadline is Tuesday Feb. 2. Late entries will not be accepted. The festival syllabus is available around town, and in Houston and Fraser Lake.

The Festival entry form and more information are available on the website,

Festival dates are: piano, speech arts and vocal from March 10 to 15; instrumental on March 18; and festival honours concert on Saturday March 21.

All festival events will be held at the Island Gospel Fellowship Hall.

Ballet Jorgen Canada presents ‘Cinderella’ in the Lakes District

The fifth performance in the Arts Council’s ‘Time for Nine’ season takes place in the Lakes District Secondary School’s MPR on Sunday evening, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. sharp.

Ballet Jorgen Canada presents a full-staged and costumed production of the fairy tale opera Cinderella.

Tickets are now on sale at LDFC Printing and Stationery in Burns Lake and at the Lakes Artisan Centre.

Watch for more information in the coming weeks. This performance may sell out, so get your tickets early if you want to see Cinderella.

For more information about Ballet Jorgen’s production of Cinderella, click on this link: