The Norman Ritchie Community Centre (NRCC) in Kindersley was the place to be if people wanted to catch some laughs.

Members of the Kindersley Players held their annual dinner theatre performances which took place over the last couple weekends at the NRCC. This year's performances showcased a comedy farce named "Sex Please, We're Sixty" directed by Judy Lavoie.

To say the performances this year were a success is an understatement considering every show was sold out, and the group opened the dress rehearsal to those who could not snag a ticket. Funds from the dress rehearsal went towards supporting the NRCC as well.

"We had 95 people at the dress rehearsal which is a great audience too," said Director Judy Lavoie.

Every show was sold out at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre.


The process of preparing for these annual performances takes a large amount of dedication and time. Lavoie explained how the operation this year started rolling after Christmas where she will pick the play and search for the actors. Once Lavoie and the actors begin reading through the script, volunteers help put together the set, props, prompting, and the production side of things.

"It takes about 30 volunteers to do the whole production," said Lavoie. "We really appreaciate all of our volunteers because usually they don't get the accolades that the actors do."

The first dinner theatre in Kindersley took place in 1989 and was held at the Elks Hall. Now, the club will soon be reaching its 30th anniversary of operations, and the performances have picked up in popularity ever since. "It has really grown and our group has grown," she explained. "We have a core group of actors, but we are always looking for new people who want to act or help backstage."


The Kindersley Dinner Theatre cast for 2017.


Click the audio clip below to hear Lavoie discuss what is on the horizon for the Kindersley Players in 2017:


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