Castlegar residents will be able to enjoy a night of dinner and theatre while supporting the community next weekend.
The Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club is bringing their annual dinner theatre to the Community Complex on Jan. 28 and 29. This year’s event will raise money for the “Green Gym” — a set of outdoor exercise equipment designed to be used through all kinds of weather and planned for installation in a Castlegar park.
The Rossland Light Opera Players will provide the entertainment at this year’s show, with their original production titled Plenty of Nothin’.
“It’s a play that involved a lot of Broadway tunes,” Rotarian Brenda Balahura explained.
Balahura said the theatre troupe approached the club with an interest in performing at this year’s event.
Dinner will be catered by Brian deVooght, who is the catering manager at the Castlegar Golf Club. Balahura said the menu features individual beef Wellingtons, and each meal will be served with a complimentary glass of wine (additional beverages will be available for purchase.)
Cocktails and appetizers will be served at 5 p.m., with dinner starting around 6 p.m. During the show’s intermission, dessert and specialty coffees will be served.
“On Friday at intermission we’re going to be selling tickets for a gift basket,” Balahura said, adding that during Saturday’s intermission there will be a live auction.
Each night the door prize will be two tickets to the Rotary Club’s 12th annual wine festival, set for the beginning of April.
At the end of the night, members of the Rotary Interact Club will provide safe rides home.
“It’s a good evening out,” Balahura explained. “You get to go out for dinner and you get to be entertained.”
She said having the Rossland Light Opera Players perform within city limits is a nice bonus.
“We just want people to come out and have a good time and enjoy the Rossland Light Opera without going out of the community to see it.”
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Oglows Paint & Wallcoverings. Vegetarian dinners are possible if pre-ordered at the time of ticket purchase.