The South Island Zone Theater Festival will be held from May 15 to May 22, 2010, at the Ladysmith Little Theatre, hosted by the Vancouver Island Players. As in amateur sports, amateur theatre has its own annual provincial competition and each year the amateur theatre clubs compete within their own zone. The South Island Zone is one of ten zones in British Columbia to win a coveted place at a provincial level event known as Mainstage. The Vancouver Island Players are very excited to have Jeff Hyslop as festival adjudicator. Jeff is an award-winning actor, singer, director, and choreographer, perhaps best known for his 900 performances as the Phantom in Phantom of The Opera.
Three plays are entered this year, with dinner provided at each show. The morning after each show, a coffee critique will be held from 10 am to noon. The first dinner show will be the 3 Guys in Drag on Saturday, May 15, 2010. On Sunday, May 16, 2010, a Musical Theatre Workshop will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. The dinner show play On Golden Pond will be performed on the Monday, May 17, 2010. Mulan will be the dinner show on Thursday, May 20, 2010. Friday, May 21, 2010, will be the Gala and Banquet Awards Night. On Saturday, May 22, 2010, a Best Production Winners Workshop will be held from noon to 4 pm. All of these events will be at the Ladysmith Little Theatre, 4985 Christie Road, Ladysmith. Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at 250-924-0658.