Check out GPLT’s 60th Anniversary Season Reveal video posted to the Grande Prairie Live Theatre’s Facebook page. The 59th Season in Review by President Derek Hall. The 60th Season Master Presenter is President Elect Wade Fleming. Featuring entertaining videos from each Director.
Simon Kempston: Hand on My Heart Tour
GPLT is just one stop on Simon Kempston’s Hand on My Heart Tour. Saturday June 11, 7:30 pm at the Grande Prairie Live Theatre.
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Simon Kempston is ‘one of Scotland’s very best songwriters’ (The Sunday Herald), a composer and leading fingerstyle guitarist based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
There are very few artists who manage to create a sound on an acoustic guitar which is distinctive, instantly recognisable. Simon’s complex finger-picking style, which draws from the disparate genres of classical, celtic and blues (amongst others) confirms he is certainly one such artist, his subtle style providing the perfect accompaniment for his rich, powerful and compelling tenor vocals.
His outstanding songs showcase thought-provoking, inspiring poetic lyrics which often sidestep the usual themes of love and attraction, in favour of offering crucial, important political and social commentary. Fascinations with architecture, travel and English literature have all informed his impressive lyrical style, words which can stand alone as poetry in their own right apart from the music.
Live performances are well-known for their intensity, Simon’s true passion for music and songs shine through in his critically acclaimed shows. With more than a decade of international touring behind him in 31 European countries, Siberian Russia, Uzbekistan (the first Scottish artist to do so), Canada (6 tours) and New Zealand, he has performed at a countless number of esteemed venues, festivals, and on a plethora of international radio and television stations.
Simon’s latest album (his eighth as a singer-songwriter), saw him reignite his relationship with Ian McCalman as producer and it is his most honest, direct and heartfelt collection of songs yet, the perfect companion piece for these troubled times. ‘Hand On My Heart’, released in late 2020, showcases his sheer talent for songwriting of the highest order.
Never one to follow expectations, only his prolific, creative muse, in early 2020 Simon released his fourth guitar instrumental album, a four-part suite for solo acoustic guitar entitled ‘In Gratitude of Solitude’. Immerse yourself in the soundscape of this incredibly talented performer and allow his beautifully crafted music to transport you on a uniquely Scottish journey.
Calling All Rising Stars! Registrations now open for the GPLT Rising Star Summer Drama Camps
Hello all! Exciting news: Register now for the 2022 Summer Rising Star Program Check out all of our themes and links to our registration forms at:
Like last year, camps will be at the GPLT Home Theatre and at the KMSC Law Performing Arts Theatre! In order to mitigate cohorts and keep our groups small, we will be accepting 10 students per class!
The Junior [7-10] students will be at Grande Prairie Live Theatre, and the Intermediate [11-14] and Advance (14-17) students will be at the KMSC Performing Arts Theatre!
Each week has a different theme.