Like every year in early October, Rosebud Theatre announced their new season. This year, the theatre celebrates its 35th year as a playhouse and decided to go all out with their play choices.
"We head towards our brand new, 35th anniversary season," said Morris Ertman, Artistic Director at Rosebud. "Next year in 2018 is our 35th year producing plays in Rosebud. We've lined up an incredible array of shows that I think will wind up exploding the box office."
As with previous seasons, the theatre will be presenting five plays: Driving Miss Daisy, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Amish Project, Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam and Eve, and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol.
Ertman explained that they chose a family-friendly summer play to appeal to families camping in the area. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs next summer from June to September. The Amish Project runs concurrently on the BMO Studio Stage.
"We can't sustain this kind of programming every year because there's just not that many of these shows that everybody knows," admitted Ertman. "But we wanted to pull out the stops for our 35th anniversary and make it a big, big celebratory year."
The Christians is currently playing at Rosebud. There's one more play left in the 2017 season: Cariboo Magi. Ertman is hard at work on the show, which debuts on Nov. 10.
"It's a big deal to be alive and thriving after 35 years in the middle of nowhere, out there in a little valley of 100 people, and we're still rolling."