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The Book of My Shames (Postponed)

January 28, 2021 @ 7:30 pm


The Book of My Shames


Isaiah Bell + Sean Guist

January 28, 2021 @ 7:30 PM

In compliance with current COVID-19 health restrictions, The Book of My Shames will be postponed to a later date.

Opera Kelowna’s first studio production, Isaiah Bell’s The Book of My Shames, with new instrumental arrangements by Kelowna’s own Kolby Zinger-Harris.

The Book of My Shames is an original solo show that is thoughtful, raw and honest, with achingly funny turns.

It is powered by the glowing vocals of Canadian opera star Isaiah Bell, following him through the challenges of growing up in a restrictive fundamentalist commune, making bad choices in men, and pursuing a life on the stage. Combining rapid-fire monologues and personal stories with an unorthodox array of music old and new, this “comic, wrenching, and personal tour-de-force” reminds us that desire, rejection, and acceptance are themes common to us all… Isaiah just does it with a bit of glitz, some operatic pathos, and a campy wink.

Presented by Opera Kelowna

Ticket Information

Opera Kelowna will be closely monitoring the Provincial Health Authority for all recommendations.  With the current restrictions in place until January 8th, 2021, tickets will not be available until after this announcement. If the scheduled performances are not able to move ahead, the show will be postponed to a future date.

Tickets are very limited. Early-access tickets will be offered first to Opera Kelowna members on January 10th before being released to the public on January 12th.  Contact Opera Kelowna for membership details.

Covid-19 Protocols

With all safety protocols and distancing in place, there are currently three performances planned at the Kelowna Community Theatre.  Audience seating will be on the stage at tables of two with 10 feet distance between each audience grouping and 15 feet from the performing area.

Kelowna Community Theatre

7:30 PM
1375 Water Street


To be determined


Created, composed & performed by Isaiah Bell
Created & directed by Sean Guist
Lighting design by Nicole Malcolm

With new orchestrations by Kolby Zinger-Harris

Also featuring:

Rosemary Thomson – Music Director & Piano
Chamber Ensemble of professional instrumentalists

The Book of My Shames premiered at Tapestry Opera in 2019 and has been developed with the support of Pacific Opera Victoria and Intrepid Theatre.

This Production is made possible by a Project Grant from the BC Arts Council


January 28, 2021
7:30 pm
Event Category:


Opera Kelowna
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Kelowna Community Theatre
1375 Water Street
Kelowna, BC Canada
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