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Message from the Executive Director

Thank you to all who made the first half of our 11th ACT Presents season such a success! Most gratifying was the terrific response to our new Classical Coffee Concerts with renowned Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen. We hope you can catch one of the remaining concerts on February 5 and March 5.

There are lots of laughs to be had on February 1 with the scared shirtless improv of the Comic Strippers with Gloria’s Happy Hour, featuring old-school comedy and a tap-dancing chorus line. Families won’t want to miss out on Charlotte Diamond and the Hug Bug Band on Family Day. The British Columbia Girls Choir will join The Nylons for an uplifting Valentine’s Day! We are also thrilled to have one of Canada’s most popular international touring groups Le Vent du Nord from Quebec on March 16 – here’s your chance to see and hear the amazing hurdy gurdy!  

Dance fans can look forward to being swept away by the beautiful dancers of Ballet Kelowna who will grace our stage in their mixed program Innovation on March 23 which will include choreography by two Ballet BC principals Donald Sales and Simone Orlando, plus dance icons Kay Armstrong and Brian Macdonald.  On April 26 get up close and personal with Jesse Peters and his talented trio. As part of BC Arts and Culture Week we are also working on a surprise pre-show performance as well!

Two of the last ACT Presents productions of the season will be of interest to youth. DISSOLVE will be presented as part of our 3rd incarnation of CRE8 Youth Day on May 6th and Charles Ross is back by popular demand with his One Man Lord of the Rings on April 3!  

Enjoy discovering all we have to offer – from our exceptional exhibits, inspirational arts programs and great performances!

Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you often!

 

Lindy Sisson

Executive and Artistic Director

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council

& The ACT Arts Centre and Theatre