Western Canada Theatre presents Glory - a swinging hockey story

By Tanya Cronin
February 14, 2018 - 3:45pm Updated: February 14, 2018 - 5:08pm

KAMLOOPS — Western Canada Theatre's next big production is set to take the stage next week, and it's sure to score a lot of points with audiences.

Glory is a swinging hockey story based on a real-life Canadian championship women's hockey team of the 1930's. Fighting through the depression and with political tensions rising in Europe, four friends set out to prove to Canada that hockey isn't just a sport for men. Written and choreographed by local playwright Tracey Power, Glory is told with electrifying swing dance, and captures all the spirit of a great hockey game.

"It's really about two sets of sisters that started this team and their struggles not just on the ice but off the ice, and what it meant to them to build this team together, and what that team became, and what they learned from it. I always wanted to create a choreography for the show that represented the skating and make a hybrid of hockey technique and swing dancing, which was the main dance at the time, and also bring my own modern-day flare and personality to it as well," says Tracey Power, Playwright & Choreographer. 

The team called the Preston Rivulettes gain national fame, winning 300 games and only losing two. The swing dancing choreography emulates the fast-paced movement of hockey, and adds to the compelling and inspiring story. 

"It's really cool to see how hockey and dance have molded together for this show, so you get to see all the different styles of swing but put into hockey. We went to see a blazers game and watched all thehockey going on, so I've been inspired by local hockey here which is awesome." says Morgan Yamada, plays Nellie Ranscombe. 

Glory runs February 22 to March 3 at the Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at kamloopslive.com

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