Theatre

Actors Rob Atkinson and David Bigelow (from left) rehearse a socially-distanced scene that involves an audience participant in the Nanaimo Theatre Group production of the one-person show ‘Every Brilliant Thing.’ (Josef Jacobson/The New Bulletin)

Live theatre coming back as Nanaimo Theatre Group will present one-person show

Theatre company staging COVID-19-conscious production of ‘Every Brilliant Thing’

Actors Rob Atkinson and David Bigelow (from left) rehearse a socially-distanced scene that involves an audience participant in the Nanaimo Theatre Group production of the one-person show ‘Every Brilliant Thing.’ (Josef Jacobson/The New Bulletin)
Lantzville playwright Nicolle Nattrass is presenting of reading of her latest play, Suddenly 50, via Zoom on Aug. 28. (Photo courtesy Joni Marcolin)

Lantzville playwright explores middle age in new solo show

Nicolle Nattrass to present an online reading of her latest play, ‘Suddenly 50’

Lantzville playwright Nicolle Nattrass is presenting of reading of her latest play, Suddenly 50, via Zoom on Aug. 28. (Photo courtesy Joni Marcolin)
Connor Runnings, Willem Roelants, and Beholder Entertainment’s Sam Wharram, Ty Wesley and Miles Kehoe (clockwise from left) have all had to modify their productions to suit the Nanaimo Fringe Festival’s online format. (Photos courtesy Connor Runnings, Willem Roelants and Sam Wharram)

Nanaimo Fringe Festival productions adapt to new online format

10th annual festival to be live-streamed due to COVID-19

Connor Runnings, Willem Roelants, and Beholder Entertainment’s Sam Wharram, Ty Wesley and Miles Kehoe (clockwise from left) have all had to modify their productions to suit the Nanaimo Fringe Festival’s online format. (Photos courtesy Connor Runnings, Willem Roelants and Sam Wharram)
Last month Frank Moher, Barbara Metcalf, Lorna McLellan and Brian March (clockwise from top-left) performed in Western Edge Theatre’s production of ‘Sandpiper Serenade,’ by local playwright Bill Miner, over the online videoconferencing platform Zoom. (Screenshot courtesy Frank Moher)

Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre staging online production via Zoom

Theatre company to present ‘The Shadow World’ by Island playwright Bill Miner

Last month Frank Moher, Barbara Metcalf, Lorna McLellan and Brian March (clockwise from top-left) performed in Western Edge Theatre’s production of ‘Sandpiper Serenade,’ by local playwright Bill Miner, over the online videoconferencing platform Zoom. (Screenshot courtesy Frank Moher)
Beholder Entertainment co-founders Miles Kehoe, production manager, Ty Wesley, writer and recipient of the inaugural Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre artist sponsorship, and Sam Wharram, director (from left) present ‘Gender Sucks!’ at the upcoming 2020 Nanaimo Fringe Festival. (Photo courtesy Sam Wharram)

10th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival to be held online due to COVID-19

Festival will feature six productions by local, regional and international artists

Beholder Entertainment co-founders Miles Kehoe, production manager, Ty Wesley, writer and recipient of the inaugural Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre artist sponsorship, and Sam Wharram, director (from left) present ‘Gender Sucks!’ at the upcoming 2020 Nanaimo Fringe Festival. (Photo courtesy Sam Wharram)
Bonnie Catterson is closing Nanaimo’s Kismet Theatre Academy after eight years due to COVID-19 and her own health issues. Among the school’s productions was Rock of Ages in 2018. (Photos courtesy Vital Image/submitted)

Nanaimo’s Kismet Theatre Academy closes after eight years due to COVID-19

Bonnie Catterson founded the school in 2012 as ‘a place for the oddballs’

Bonnie Catterson is closing Nanaimo’s Kismet Theatre Academy after eight years due to COVID-19 and her own health issues. Among the school’s productions was Rock of Ages in 2018. (Photos courtesy Vital Image/submitted)
The Vic Theatre is reopening to the public with limited seating and an online concession. (Twitter/@thegirltrish)

Vic Theatre reopens for in-person screenings

Theatre features travel-themed film series with limited seating

The Vic Theatre is reopening to the public with limited seating and an online concession. (Twitter/@thegirltrish)
Intrepid takes excitement of UNO Fest online

Intrepid takes excitement of UNO Fest online

Celebration of singular theatre presents shows, streaming performances, free artist talks

  • Apr 27, 2020
Intrepid takes excitement of UNO Fest online
An upcoming show at the Belfry Theatre will offer a “relaxed performance” for a more diverse audience. (File contributed/ Belfry Theatre)
An upcoming show at the Belfry Theatre will offer a “relaxed performance” for a more diverse audience. (File contributed/ Belfry Theatre)
Royal and McPherson Society pleads its case to Victoria council

Royal and McPherson Society pleads its case to Victoria council

‘Dark days’ at Royal, user groups’ weekend priorities make scheduling other entertainment challenging

Royal and McPherson Society pleads its case to Victoria council
The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival will stage ‘The Tempest’ Aug. 2-4 at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, part of Bard Across the Bridge. Photo contributed

Bard Across the Bridge brings ‘The Tempest’ seaside

Stage set for classic Shakespeare tale in Saxe Point Park this week

The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival will stage ‘The Tempest’ Aug. 2-4 at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, part of Bard Across the Bridge. Photo contributed
Langham Court Theatre general manager Michelle Buck announces the new season, the company’s 90th, at a recent launch. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Iconic Langham Court keeps community involved in theatre

Rockland-based company continues building legacy after nine decades

Langham Court Theatre general manager Michelle Buck announces the new season, the company’s 90th, at a recent launch. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Winnie Gertzke: Champion Off Ice Running in Heels, was among the entries in a previous edition of Theatre Skam’s annual Skampede outdoor theatre festival on the Victoria section of the Galloping Goose Trail. This year’s event happens July 13 to 15. Photo courtesy Theatre Skam

SKAMPEDE: Exercise meets performance art

Bring your bikes, walking shoes and appetite to Theatre Skam’s annual festival on the Goose trail

  • Jul 8, 2018
Winnie Gertzke: Champion Off Ice Running in Heels, was among the entries in a previous edition of Theatre Skam’s annual Skampede outdoor theatre festival on the Victoria section of the Galloping Goose Trail. This year’s event happens July 13 to 15. Photo courtesy Theatre Skam
RJ Peters and Celine Stubel act out a scene from Swan Song (and other farces), which opens Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s 10th season on April 24 at the Roxy Theatre. Photo contributed
RJ Peters and Celine Stubel act out a scene from Swan Song (and other farces), which opens Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s 10th season on April 24 at the Roxy Theatre. Photo contributed
Geoffrey Davidson and Tia Niedjalski appear in the St. Luke’s Players latest production Bedtime Stories, running March 7 to 18 at St. Luke’s Hall. (Photo submitted)

REVIEW: St. Luke’s Bedtime Stories humorous and thought-provoking

Vignettes whose characters are somehow linked provide good vehicle for actors’ skills

  • Mar 14, 2018
Geoffrey Davidson and Tia Niedjalski appear in the St. Luke’s Players latest production Bedtime Stories, running March 7 to 18 at St. Luke’s Hall. (Photo submitted)
Not your typical remake of a Shakespeare classic, Twelfth(ish) Night descends on Craigdarroch Castle later this month. Photo by Derek Ford

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen, with snazzy dress and cocktails

Launch Pad Theatre teams up with Craigdarroch Castle on Twelfth(ish) Night

  • Mar 12, 2018
Not your typical remake of a Shakespeare classic, Twelfth(ish) Night descends on Craigdarroch Castle later this month. Photo by Derek Ford
REVIEW: Jane Austen ‘on Steroids’ at Langham Court

REVIEW: Jane Austen ‘on Steroids’ at Langham Court

This production of Sense and Sensibility offers an offbeat yet entertaining take on classic tale

  • Mar 6, 2018
REVIEW: Jane Austen ‘on Steroids’ at Langham Court
Daniel MacIvor stars in Who Killed Spalding Gray? next week during the Belfry Theatre’s annual SPARK Festival. Photo contributed

Belfry Theatre brings a SPARK to the stage

Annual live theatre festival offers a wide range of subjects and styles

  • Mar 5, 2018
Daniel MacIvor stars in Who Killed Spalding Gray? next week during the Belfry Theatre’s annual SPARK Festival. Photo contributed