DINNER THEATRE RETURNS TO TUMBLER RIDGE

Dr. Madd revisits as the amusing and highly scientific narrator of TR Time Travel through the Musical Decades. 2. The return of this dinner theatre venue is a sequel-prequel (who knows with time travel?) and has Dr, Madd with his trusty Time Machine, along with his wonderful charm and wit.

Not to be outshone by the incomparable Bob Norman as Dr. Madd, the fabulous cast includes the rest of the Grizzly Valley Players as follows: Mandy Battenfelder in her debut performance; Rose Colledge; Janet Delpierre; Jean Pawlucki; Barb Schuerkamp; Charmaine Shirley; Cody Shirley; and director/writer Erin Hanna. A special guest spot by the notorious He-Diva Brian Sipe will also be worked in.

For those who attended last year?s sell-out show, there was a range of songs, musical genres, trivial music facts and loads of laughter. This year promises the same with the vocals of the actors singing some of the favourite tunes of generations past and present.

Some of the celebrity impersonations you can expect will be everything from Madonna to Loretta Lynn and Pat Benatar to the Beastie Boys. You can also watch for the comeback of Granny Marmalade in a new highly charged dance number. Some may recall her debut last year when she busted out on stage, wrinkles and cellulite bared, for Lady Marmalade in a burlesque number.

It all takes place Saturday, June 23rd at the Community Centre in rooms 4 and 5. Cocktails begin at 7:30 pm and dinner at 8:30 pm to accommodate the shifts of the mine crews who would be getting back from work from the day shift. Usually the drama troupe has a return engagement for a second run, but because of the summer months, this will be the ONLY showing of this production.

Tickets are available at the Community Centre front desk as well as locations listed on the posters around town. Advance tickets are available now until June 10th at $25/plate. Tickets purchased on or after June 11th are $30/plate. There will be a cash bar, sorry no minors, only ages 19 and over.You may contact any member of the Grizzly Valley Players for further information, or reach Erin Hanna at 242-3364 or grizzlyvalleyplayers@yahoo.com.

Also, this summer a select number of the Grizzly Valley Players will be appearing in a pilot project show about the history of explorers tentatively called ?Monkman Mayhem?. The showdates will be the afternoon performace of June 20th, and evening performances of July21, August 18, and September 1, all taking place in the Community Center.

For more information contact the Visitor Centre, 242-2123. Silver collection with proceeds to the Community Arts Council.