Chilliwack Players Guild Announces Spring 2020 Production
C.P.G will be presenting Calendar Girls, a stage play based on the 2003 film of the same name. Calendar Girls is based on a true story of twelve ordinary members of the Women’s Institute, a prim and proper local ladies’ club. They decide they need to find a more compelling way to raise money for charity, they turn to their traditional
annual calendar and give it a very untraditional twist.
Production will be presented in April of 2020; auditions will be held this Summer. Keep your eyes peeled here for audition dates and regular updates.
CPG Executive Approval ‘A Pearl in the Hand’
At their April 30th meeting the CPG Executive approved another radio play for production. ‘A Pearl In The Hand’, a Radio Play by Austin Stone, based on a true-life crime, takes place shortly before the first World War in London England. It was one of the most daring and sensational jewel robberies of all time and certainly the most valuable haul of pearls in the history of Hatton Garden. The radio play story starts a few months prior to the heist.
Production and audition dates to be announced.
British Night – Pirate Radio is Coming to Chilliwack
By Jan Edmonds
If you enjoy lively 60’s music, hilarious skits and a jolly good show then you and your friends will want to join the Chilliwack Players Guild for their 28th British Pub Night. Graham Archer is at the helm and he has ensured that you'll be singing along happily to every song while enjoying beer or wine at your table and a delicious pub-style lunch (included in the ticket price) at the intermission.
Judy Hill, musical director, doesn’t want to give too much away, but she says “The songs are of course mostly British - Beatles! Stones! Kinks! Gerry & the Pacemakers - with a few US tunes popped in there too, since the Pirate Radio listeners were craving that kind of music as well. And the band will be enthusiastically backing everyone, as well as having a couple of its own feature numbers.”
The theme of the show, Pirate Radio, refers to the cultural phenomenon in England in the sixties when, in spite of the explosion of popularity of British pop music, the stuffy old BBC would only play a very limited amount of it. So, out in international waters, floating studios appeared, notably Radio Caroline, broadcasting exactly what the kids wanted to hear; home-grown and American pop music. All day.
You are well advised to book early -- especially if you're going with a group, which is always fun. Tickets are on sale now. Show dates are Thursday to Saturday, July 4-6 and Tuesday to Friday, July 9-12 at 7:30 pm. There will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 7.
Tickets available at https://www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca/ or 604.391.7469.
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