Anne DeGrace

The Royal Opera House’s presentation of la Traviata comes to the big screen of Nelson’s Civic Theatre on Monday

COLUMN: Love, uncomplicated at your theatre

Royal Opera House’s la Traviata comes to the big screen on Monday, December 1 at 7 p.m. (note date change) in all its warmth and splendour.

The Royal Opera House’s presentation of la Traviata comes to the big screen of Nelson’s Civic Theatre on Monday

COLUMN: Cure for what ails you

Flu and cold season is upon us. Time to stock up on Kleenex and vitamin C, oil of oregano or hot lemon or whatever your cure —and books.

Mockingjay will start its run at the Civic as soon as it’s released

COLUMN: Non-instant gratification at your community theatre

Some things are just worth waiting for: your birthday. Christmas. The birth of a child/grandchild/puppies.

Mockingjay will start its run at the Civic as soon as it’s released
Deb (at left) and Karina are NaNoWriMo municipal reps

COLUMN: Wallowing in the written word

For the last few years we’ve hosted NaNoWriMo each November.

Deb (at left) and Karina are NaNoWriMo municipal reps
An all-star cast: L-R Graeme Leadbeater

COLUMN: A varied, talented board

Ann DeGrace introduces the Nelson Civic Theatre Society board with their experience and their favourite movies.

An all-star cast: L-R Graeme Leadbeater
Calling all the undead! Nelson's first zombie walk is set for October 25.

COLUMN: Movers, shakers and the undead

Nelson's first zombie walk is set for October 25.

Calling all the undead! Nelson's first zombie walk is set for October 25.
This fun book from 1951 is good for a laugh but for the book sale — maybe not.

COLUMN: Trash, treasure, magpies — and more

The annual Friends of the Nelson Library book sale is a perfect opportunity to embrace your inner magpie.

This fun book from 1951 is good for a laugh but for the book sale — maybe not.
COLUMN: Edge of your seat action

COLUMN: Edge of your seat action

“Catch a Glimpse of the Future,” says the poster in the Civic Theatre lobby.

COLUMN: Edge of your seat action
: In 1988 the Nelson Daily News ran this photo of Chief Librarian Deb Thomas throwing a line to patron Fran Reisterer on the narrow

COLUMN: Blood, guts, and the History of the Library

It’s The Story of the Nelson Public Library, 1986 – 2013 by Eileen Holland. And it’s launching Thursday, October 2

: In 1988 the Nelson Daily News ran this photo of Chief Librarian Deb Thomas throwing a line to patron Fran Reisterer on the narrow

COLUMN: Double your fun

The Civic Theatre is getting into the pairing thing with a new dinner-and-a-movie initiative.

Author Margaret Atwood.

COLUMN: To the readers of the future: A message of hope

Who hasn’t hidden a message under some floorboards or in a hollow tree, wondering: who, in the future, will read this?

Author Margaret Atwood.
Portraying life: This work is called Corner of a Café-Concert

COLUMN: How to be a virtual sponge

The new collaboration between the Capitol and Civic Theatres opens up a cultural world for us to enjoy here at home.

Portraying life: This work is called Corner of a Café-Concert
Hannah Lunn and Becca McDonald get silly with a selfie.

COLUMN: Parting with the puppies

Now, the Summer Reading Club is over, doggone it. I asked Hannah and Becca how they got to be so darned cute.

Hannah Lunn and Becca McDonald get silly with a selfie.
Passion on stage: The Royal Opera House performance of Tosca plays tonight at the Civic at 7 p.m.

COLUMN: Collaboration between Civic and Capitol

The Capitol offers film, and the Civic has seen the footlights come up, too.

Passion on stage: The Royal Opera House performance of Tosca plays tonight at the Civic at 7 p.m.
COLUMN: Finding the next big thrill(er)

COLUMN: Finding the next big thrill(er)

We love to be scared, especially when fear is vicariously enjoyed, an antidote to the mundanity of the day-to-day.

COLUMN: Finding the next big thrill(er)
Theatre manager Jason Asbell juggles phone

A day in the life of a juggler, er, theatre manager

When I was in my 20s I dated a juggler. He could keep anything in the air: balls, clubs, machetes.

Theatre manager Jason Asbell juggles phone
COLUMN: Solving the mystery of the next great read

COLUMN: Solving the mystery of the next great read

Folks who love mysteries grew up chasing clues with Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple before graduating to Inspector Morse and Kay Scarpetta.

COLUMN: Solving the mystery of the next great read
COLUMN: Are we cool or what?

COLUMN: Are we cool or what?

Getting cool is not as easy as dropping an air conditioning unit on the roof and plugging it in.

COLUMN: Are we cool or what?
COLUMN: Charmed, I’m sure!

COLUMN: Charmed, I’m sure!

Goodhearted souls have forever sought a Prince or Princess Charming to carry them off into a fairy tale ending.

COLUMN: Charmed, I’m sure!
The Grand Seduction is a Canadian film that is not to be missed.

COLUMN: Happy all the time: Fogies, snappers, and simians too

In the three-screen Civic Theatre of the future, any given week will feature fare for both, as well as something for the in-betweens.

The Grand Seduction is a Canadian film that is not to be missed.