Fall Theatre

Tickets: All of our Fall Shows Are Sold Out!  We hope to see you next year!  Thank you for your support!

 

Based on the book by C.S. Lewis

Shows Nov 17, 18 &  24,25
with 1pm Saturday matinee and 7pm evening shows

Advance Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for students (18 and under)
Groups of 10 or more people = $8 each

Tickets at the door: $12 for adults, $5 for students

Please note there are TWO CASTS. In some cases, there may be different students performing in each show.  Cast lists can be found HERE

 

Theme verse ~ Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Jesters Fall Theatre Grades 4-12

Currently accepting registrations for our wait list only.


Location: St Paul’s Presbyterian Church

REGISTRATION:

Step One: All families who register should read the welcome letter carefully !
Step Two:  Please fill out the application form together with your parent/child.
Step Three:  Payment- Mail or drop off to Sharon Wiebe 33209 Dalke Ave, Mission BC  V2V 6Y2 upon receiving a letter of acceptance.  Cheques made out to “Youth Unlimited”.
$150  Registration Fee
$85 – Subsequent Siblings  Registration Fee
$50 – Children of Volunteer Registration Fee (one child per volunteer)

Volunteers:  Volunteers may allow one child to attend for $50 for each volunteer who is available to help no less than 5 hours per week.  Generally this is during our Wednesday or Friday rehearsals but there are some spots available for “at home” help.  Volunteer Meeting:  TBA

Financial Assistance:  If you need financial assistance, please contact Sharon.  This is available on a first come first served basis.

Special Events:  Please set these 2017 dates aside!

  • Friday June 9; 3:45-5:30  Auditions @ 32379 McBride Ave (bring a snack to share)
  • Monday July 3:  Bottle Drive, 1pm – 5pm @ 32379 McBride Ave
  • Saturday August 5 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser  9am – 5pm @ 3 Locations (morning and afternoon shifts)
  • Wednesday August 9 Optional Reading – “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”.  Please come if you can!
  • Sunday Nov 26, 12:30 – 3pm: Awards Day & Volunteer Thank-You Lunch (St. Paul’s)

Fall Schedule 2017: 12 weeks of AMAZINGNESS!

  • Regular rehearsals: Fridays  3:30 – 6 and Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:30pm; Sept 6 – November 10
  • Friday October 6 – Thanksgiving Weekend- Jesters WILL be held as usual!
  • Friday Oct 20 – Rehearsal as Usual PLUS:  Tentative Extended Rehearsal (keep your morning/early afternoon free if you have a pro-d day and need extra rehearsal time.  We will call you if you are needed.
  • Friday Nov 3 – Picture & Party Day!   3:30 – 9pm!
  • Friday Nov 10 – Rehearsal as Usual PLUS:  Extended Rehearsal. Times TBA – Keep the day free if you have no school that day.
  • Cast A Rehearsal Week: Monday Nov 13, Wednesday Nov 15; Rehearsals go until 6pm Monday & Wednesday with potential to go later (bring snacks)
  • Cast B Rehearsal Week: Monday Nov 20, Wednesday Nov 22; Rehearsals go until 6pm Monday & Wednesday with potential to go later (bring snacks)
  • Shows: Nov 17, 18 &  24,25 –  6:30 daily and a matinee on Saturdays at 1pm (6 shows)
  • Sunday Nov 26; 12:30 Awards Day/Volunteer Thank you

Crew events (Attend only by request from the stage manager or director):

  • Monday Nov 6, 8:30am – Stage set-up
  • Monday, Nov 13, 10:00am – Tech set-up
  • Tuesday, Nov 14, 10:00am – Tech set-up

Our Fall Theatre Staff:

Director:  Sharon Wiebe

unnamed (2)Sharon has served in a number of roles at Jesters Theatre and along with Jessica Garwood, was the founder in 2011.  Sharon has enjoyed seeing the Jesters Family grow and feels a strong connection with the youth and families there.  Her desire is to build confidence in young people and give them purpose for life.

 

Stage Manager: Tiani Foster

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Tiani joined the permanent staff of Jesters in the fall of 2015, and has fallen in love with the community of young people and families. She’s always loved working with children and teens, and has enjoyed many years of serving with church ministries, summer camps, and local and international outreach programs.  Some of her favourite things include thunderstorms, antique teacups, and anything with cinnamon.

 

Public Speaking Coach:  Dave Wiebe

DSCF0584While Dave is the Director of Abbotsford Youth Unlimited. he still takes time to mentor our Speech Team!  Youth are given the opportunity to sign up for and deliver speeches at our shows.  Dave has been an integral part of helping them achieve success.  He has helped them learn about our charities and has taken them on field trips to see firsthand about the difference youth can make in our world.

 

Seamstress & Costume Manager: Jacqueline Fischer
New to the Jesters team this year, Jacqueline is taking costumes to a whole new level! Bursting with creativity and energy, she is blessing the Jesters with her fun and kind spirit. We’re so glad to have her here!

Fall Theatre 2017 Volunteers!

 

SDG_9742Glen Fluevog – Sound and Lights
Glen is going into his 5th year at Jesters Theatre!   He is the owner of G.F.C. Communications which has been providing video production and on site duplication at conferences for over a decade. Glen is a friendly, helpful and a knowledgeable asset to our Tech Team.

Melodie Fluevog – Sound and Lights
Melodie is many things beyond being Glen’s lovely daughter…  She brings a smile and her expertise with sound equipment and has been a wonderful mentor and reliable leader.

 

Nathan Fluevog – Media
This is Nathan’s fourth season at Jesters Theatre.  Nathan is experienced in Media Technology and was a joy to have around at our show last year.

Lorena Riesen – Snacks Coordinator and Backstage
Never mess with the snack lady!  Much loved, reliable and cheerful, we are so thankful for Lorena.  She organizes the all important snacks and also has been a huge asset in the costume department for several years.  Thank you Lorena!

The Photographer Trevor 2Trevor Lum – Photography & Videography/Small Group Leader
Trevor always has the crowd laughing with his big smile and big heart.  Trevor brings creativity to our company like no other!  We are so thankful for the many hours of “caring” that Trevor has contributed… THANK YOU sometimes doesn’t seem enough!


Lorraine _5x7 (1)Lorraine Lum – ASM, Small Group Leader

Lorraine is such a positive person willing to help in every area with a thoughtful and generous spirit.  Lorraine has been an important part of Jesters Theatre since is beginnings and a positive role model for our students.

 

Allana Foster – AD/Small Group Leader
Allana is returning to Jesters this fall, and is a great help with her sense of humour and efficient spirit.  Helping with all the tasks of running rehearsals and activities, she’s one of the gems who makes Jesters possible!

Michi Rettich – AD/Small Group Leader
Michi is new to Jesters this year, and we’re excited to have her on board! Friendly and energetic, she’s helping Mrs. Sharon rehearse each scene: you can often find her onstage, filling in for several parts at a time!

Michelle Elliott – ASM: Sets/Small Group Leader
Michelle has been helping with backstage tasks for a couple of seasons now, and is a huge blessing with her capable creativity! You often have her to thank for the cool little details on the sets and props.

Ruth Wolf – Welcome Desk and Snacks
The grandmother of our group this year, we all love Ruth! With her warm and kind heart, she’s a blessing as she mans the front desk, and prepares and serves snack at rehearsal each week.

Nichole Awram – Props Manager
Nichole is a returning volunteer this season, and we are so glad to have her help with props again! Organized, creative, and efficient, she’s helping make all the details of our show come together and look amazing!

Jennifer Rettich – Backdrop Design
Jen is the older sister of one of our students, and is quite the artist! She is generously sharing her talent and skills with Jesters this season, and we’re so glad to have her on our team!

Student Leaders:

Julian Balenzano
Miles Balenzano
Nico Balenzano
Grace Curwen
Riley Foster
Iliah Lum
Teah Lum
Alia Riesen
Morgan Ritter
Rahul Wiebe

Riley Wiebe

Finally, a theatre company that welcomes… chickens!