Live theatre

It’s been almost a year since the last public performance inside the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Donors pledge $60,000 in matching campaign at Chemainus Theatre

Perrys, Hiltons and Duncan Iron Works help to Bridge the Gap during COVID shutdown

 

The main players in the upcoming pantomime ‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ will be Sam Mellemstrand as The Prince, Sierrah Borjeau as Snow White, Bill Levity as The King, Alex Gallacher as The Evil Queen and Grant Mellemstrand as The Mirror. (Submitted)

Cowichan pantomime production postponed until late January

‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ was scheduled for late December

 

The Sid Williams Theatre marquee is once again proudly displaying upcoming events. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s Sid Williams Theatre reopening in a limited capacity

Theatre has been closed since March due to COVID-19

  • Oct 23, 2020

 

Life mimics art for CCPA students who performed in play about Spanish flu pandemic

Life mimics art for CCPA students who performed in play about Spanish flu pandemic

Performing arts students see parallels between story from Unity 1918 and current health crisis

Life mimics art for CCPA students who performed in play about Spanish flu pandemic
Dance company Kidd Pivot rehearses for their production of Revisor. An art relief fund has been started to help out artists put out of work by the COVID-19-related shutdown of shows across the world. Photo by Michael Slobodian

Relief fund for Canadian performing artists gets $100,000 boost from foundation

Facebook started the fund with a first $100,000 donation last week

Dance company Kidd Pivot rehearses for their production of Revisor. An art relief fund has been started to help out artists put out of work by the COVID-19-related shutdown of shows across the world. Photo by Michael Slobodian
COVID-19: Precautions being taken, Victoria shows going on so far

COVID-19: Precautions being taken, Victoria shows going on so far

Live performance venues ramp up theatre sanitizing measures to help prevent spread of virus

COVID-19: Precautions being taken, Victoria shows going on so far
I Never Sang for My Father opens at St. Luke’s Players Community Theatre on March 11. (Photos from St. Luke’s Players)

St. Luke’s Players bring heartwarming drama to the stage in Saanich

‘I Never Sang for My Father’ is deeply moving, strikes universal chord on the topic of aging parents

I Never Sang for My Father opens at St. Luke’s Players Community Theatre on March 11. (Photos from St. Luke’s Players)
Justin Francis Lee as Anthony, and Jesse Deutscher as Caroline keep the audience captivated as their characters slowly build a common bond through the literature of Walt Whitman, in Langham Court Theatre’s production of I and You. Photo by Jason King

REVIEW: Langham’s ‘I and You’ will command your attention

Two-actor play about the development of an unlikely friendship one of Langham Court’s best

Justin Francis Lee as Anthony, and Jesse Deutscher as Caroline keep the audience captivated as their characters slowly build a common bond through the literature of Walt Whitman, in Langham Court Theatre’s production of I and You. Photo by Jason King
March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!

March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!

From Festival Nanaimo’s 40-plus events to waterfront sights and sounds, mid-Island city has it all

  • Mar 2, 2020
March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!
Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box

Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box

Company debuting its take on The Little Prince, as well as other new works, March 21-22

Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box
The John Han-directed play I and You tells the story of two classmates who bond over a seemingly mundane poetry project. The production officially opens tonight (Feb. 27) at Langham Court Theatre and runs through March 14. Photo by Terry Stitt

Students bond over Walt Whitman in Langham’s ‘I and You’

School days relationship at the heart of new production at Rockland theatre

The John Han-directed play I and You tells the story of two classmates who bond over a seemingly mundane poetry project. The production officially opens tonight (Feb. 27) at Langham Court Theatre and runs through March 14. Photo by Terry Stitt
Oak Bay High’s presentation of Fiddler on the Roof runs Feb. 28 to March 7 in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for the Feb. 28, and 29, March 4 to 7, with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 1. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Fiddler on the Roof brings timely message to Oak Bay stage

Musical starts this Friday in Oak Bay High’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

Oak Bay High’s presentation of Fiddler on the Roof runs Feb. 28 to March 7 in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for the Feb. 28, and 29, March 4 to 7, with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 1. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
MONIQUE SALEZ: Ballet BC’s Romeo + Juliet sure to feature stunning choreography

MONIQUE SALEZ: Ballet BC’s Romeo + Juliet sure to feature stunning choreography

But company missed an opportunity to feature diverse retelling of this classic tale

MONIQUE SALEZ: Ballet BC’s Romeo + Juliet sure to feature stunning choreography
Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical

Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical

‘Runaways’ created in New York, but has parallels in Victoria: director

Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical
Adam Trainsmith (Ciaran Volke), who discovers that although android Jacie Triplethree (Una Rekic) can use language she never learned to read, teaches her the Bible in a hotel room. Comic Potential, Alan Ayckbourn’s wickedly funny satire on the rise of artificial intelligence runs until Feb. 22 at the Phoenix Theatre. Photo by Dean Kalyan

REVIEW: UVic drama department shows a flair for comedy

Student actors have fun with artificial intelligence in Alan Ayckbourn’s Comic Potential

Adam Trainsmith (Ciaran Volke), who discovers that although android Jacie Triplethree (Una Rekic) can use language she never learned to read, teaches her the Bible in a hotel room. Comic Potential, Alan Ayckbourn’s wickedly funny satire on the rise of artificial intelligence runs until Feb. 22 at the Phoenix Theatre. Photo by Dean Kalyan
Comic Herb Dixon performs at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay on Feb. 20 and at Elements Casino on Feb. 21. (Submitted Photo)

Comedian Herb Dixon going Full Throttle in Greater Victoria

Comic gearing up for shows in Oak Bay and at Elements Casino next week

Comic Herb Dixon performs at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay on Feb. 20 and at Elements Casino on Feb. 21. (Submitted Photo)
Sheldon Elter, as Clem, and PJ Prudat as Mary, in a scene from The Ministry of Grace, by Tara Beagan, which runs March 1 at the Belfry Theatre. Photo by Angela Funk

REVIEW: A redemption story at the Belfry

Playwright-director Tara Beagan draws on grandmother’s personal journey in The Ministry of Grace

Sheldon Elter, as Clem, and PJ Prudat as Mary, in a scene from The Ministry of Grace, by Tara Beagan, which runs March 1 at the Belfry Theatre. Photo by Angela Funk
Ingrid Hansen and Rod Peter Jr. star in Kitt and Jane, Victoria-based SNAFU Theatre’s award-winning show, for one night only Feb. 8 at the Roxy Theatre. Photo by Jam Hamidi

Teenage version of the apocalypse on stage Saturday

SNAFU presents final performance of the award-winning comedy Kitt & Jane, Feb. 8 at the Roxy

  • Feb 3, 2020
Ingrid Hansen and Rod Peter Jr. star in Kitt and Jane, Victoria-based SNAFU Theatre’s award-winning show, for one night only Feb. 8 at the Roxy Theatre. Photo by Jam Hamidi
OUTstages Festival puts cabaret acts at centre stage

OUTstages Festival puts cabaret acts at centre stage

Intrepid Theatre’s 2020 OUTstages expands reach into queer arts community

  • Jan 31, 2020
OUTstages Festival puts cabaret acts at centre stage
A robotic actor somehow is given the ability to laugh, which leads to hilarious results, in Phoenix Theatre’s newest production, Comic Potential, running Feb. 13-22.

‘Actoids’ hit the stage at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre in February

Robots full of Comic Potential in latest play from UVic’s play

A robotic actor somehow is given the ability to laugh, which leads to hilarious results, in Phoenix Theatre’s newest production, Comic Potential, running Feb. 13-22.