The Civic Theatre


The Civic Theatre presents our Annual Oscar Party, One Night in La La Land, on February 25, 2017, featuring live performances by Greg Walter, Front Street Dancers, Lola Lane, Discover Circus and The New Gramophones, food, auction and a screening of La La Land.

Nelson, BC  – February 16, 2017 | The Civic Theatre is pleased to announce our 2017 Annual Oscar Party: One Night in La La Land, taking place on February 25th at 7:30pm. Guests will be welcomed into a nostalgic jazz era-inspired party for an evening of live entertainment, sumptuous catering courtesy of the Kootenay Co-op and sweet treats at the Save On Foods candy bar, followed by a late screening of the Oscar-nominated film La La Land.

Live artists featured at this event include Greg Walter, Front Street Dancers, Lola Lane, Discover Circus and The New Gramophones. One Night in La La Land will also feature a cash bar, carefully-crafted silent auction, and games of chance during our party, helping to offset expenses, and with net event proceeds going towards our community outreach efforts in the coming year.

Featured Artists

Drawing from a life time of performing music (5000+ engagements), Greg Walter performs a mix of jazz, blues, pop, and rock. Having played piano and singing since age 2 and and trained in Classical Music Theory at an early age, he has developed an understanding of various music styles. Greg has performed with such legends as Bo Diddly, Cash McCall, and Billy Branch. He has opened for New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Savoy Brown, Rod Stewart and The Faces, Living Color, and others.

Nelson “supergroup” The New Gramophones is made up of Naomi Cromwell (Sound & Vision) on vocals, Darren Mahe (Roxy, Ruckus, Sound and Vision, 25 or 6 to 4) on guitar, Jesse Lee (LINT, Dirt Floor, Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long) on bass, Lee Campese (Red Eyed Soul, Sofiella Watt and the Huckleberry Bandits, Alpine Conspiracy) and Daniel Slade (Hammerhead, Space Castle) on keys.

The Front Street Dance Broadway Dance Group consists of 18 amature performers ranging in age from 18-60yrs and performs at various venues in Nelson. Owned and operated by Stelio Calagias and wife Eileen Birks, the Front Street Dance Studio comes with over 35 years of extensive professional credentials that include performance, choreography, and teaching. Stelio has achieved national recognition as a performer, master teacher, and choreographer. He has worked with numerous world renowned dancers, performers, and dance companies in the professional entertainment industry including the National Ballet of Canada. Among his countless performance credits includes starring in the Broadway Musical “Cats”.

Discover Circus is a local social enterprise offering training and community to those who wish to explore the circus arts. It was created using the not for profit framework by a group of local artists and performers that value artistic expression, cooperation, inclusiveness, and play. We wish to share the benefits, both for body and mind, that pursuing the circus arts at any level can provide.

Lola Lane is the nerdy mermaid love child of Aquaman and Lois Lane, a burlesque performer with a strong background in musical theatre. She moved to beautiful Nelson BC from the nation’s capital four years ago, and has grown so much as a performer here in the Kootenays. 2016 was The Year of no Corset for Lola, she challenged herself to approach her body in a more loving way.  She feels it’s her mission to inspire other women to be positive about their bodies by showing no shame in her own. Her goal for 2017 is to spread that love!

About The Civic Theatre

Nelson Civic Theatre Society is a charitable organization operating The Civic Theatre, a cultural media arts centre serving Nelson and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to the presentation of film and a wide variety of cinematic and media experiences for the cultural and educational enrichment of the community we serve.

Public Service Announcement about this event

The Civic Theatre presents it’s 4th Annual Oscar Party: One Night in La La Land, taking place on Saturday February 25th with doors opening at 7:30pm. Join us at The Civic Theatre for a dress-up party with live entertainment, tasty treats, a licensed bar, The Civic’s famed photobooth, a screening La La Land and much more. Tickets are for sale online for $25 each, group of 10 for $200. This is a 19+ party.

Purchase your tickets before February 20th and enter to win two lift tickets to Whitewater Ski Resort!