Garagellennium is a known source for wild and outlandish items found among the mundane. At 2384 Hamiota St. the garb of mermaids, wizards and hobbits will be up for grabs during the annual Oak Bay community garage sale.
“We’re selling off hundreds of costumes and props,” said Patrick Rundell, artistic associate with Kaleidoscope.
Kaleidoscope Community Theatre will offer four decades worth of stage items in a bid to clear space.
“We have everything from mermaids to pirates to flying dragons from The Neverending Story.”
From fantastical to retro, the community theatre group just needed to make some space. And the costumes are at times created by well known designers. For example the costume bearing a metres long train of black and silver skulls that was recently worn by the evil queen in Snow White.
“I like this costume, it’s kind of fun,” said Lily Macgregor, modelling the gown.
The costume was designed by Oak Bay artist Miles Lowry, a regular designer for Kaleidoscope.
Poring through an assortment for the sale was bittersweet for Macgregor’s fellow Vic High actor Elle Reimer as well.
“It’s a lot of memories. It’s kind of sad but also a trip down memory lane, in a good way,” Reimer said.
Sales will fund the programs that bring educational theatre into schools, and travelling theatre.
“It all goes back to our
year-round programming,” Rundell said. Kaleidoscope Theatre celebrates 40 years this year and has created and produced more than 100 original plays and original adaptations for young audiences. It offers productions and programs designed specifically for youth and families.
Visit kaleidoscope.bc.ca to learn more.
The ultimate garage sale sees Oak Bay residents empty out cupboards galore and community groups gather goods for fundraisers. Garagellennium XV runs June 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visit oakbaygaragesale.com to learn more and look for the full listing of addresses in Friday’s Oak Bay News.