My Rabbi by Sum Theatre. A review.

My Rabbi fall 2014

My Rabbi by Sum Theatre. A review. Presented by Puente Theatre at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria BC September 16-28, 2014. In a sparse 60 minutes a world of friendship, loyalty and faith is played out amidst an ever-changing global and national landscape. Arya (Kayvon Kelly) and Jacob (Joel Bernbaum) are childhood friends from Saskatoon—one Jewish, the other Muslim—who navigate their way to adulthood with little tension until faith … [Read more...]

The Raptures of Distress by Dr Stanley K Freiberg, Sept 27/28 in Victoria BC.

Raptures of Distress Sept 2014

The Raptures of Distress by Dr Stanley K Freiberg September 27/28 in Victoria BC I attended Voices from the Four Directions  last year and remarked on the quality, not only of the work but also of  the assembled group of readers and singers, all artists and teachers well-known in the Victoria arts community. It was a most pleasant evening to benefit a local charity. Director Naomi Simpson has once again worked with Dr Stanley K Freiberg, a … [Read more...]

The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway. Belfry Theatre Sept 16-Oct 19 2014 Victoria BC. A review.

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The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway. Belfry Theatre Sept 16-Oct 19 2014 Victoria BC. A review. The Belfry Theatre opens their 39th season with panache.  The Rez Sisters is theatre that will have you dreaming overnight, and still thinking at coffee in the morning. It’s electrifying, disturbing, sad, funny and as relevant as it was in 1986. Some days I’m ashamed—ashamed of my settler’s world-view and lens; ashamed of my privilege; ashamed of my … [Read more...]

St Luke’s Players announces 2014-2015 season, their 66th. Victoria BC.

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St Luke's Players announces 2014-2015 season, their 66th. Victoria BC. Long before professional theatre made its way to Victoria, community theatre groups formed. They continue to flourish today, with St Luke's Players being one of the oldest.  Have a look at their 2014-2015 season.   Season tickets are now on sale, and for the first time you can purchase tickets to the ever popular (and sold-out months in advance) Christmas panto with your … [Read more...]

Oak Bay Beach Hotel announces 2014-2015 dinner theatre season. Victoria BC.

Pennies from Heaven OBBH Sept 2014

Oak Bay Beach Hotel announces 2014-2015 dinner theatre season. Victoria BC. (media release). The curtain rises in the David Foster Foundation Theatre on Friday, Sept. 26 for the second season of dinner theatre at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, showcasing four unique productions paired with gourmet three-course meals. The first show of the season, Pennies from Heaven, features a loving tribute to the songs and styles of Frank Sinatra, Bobby … [Read more...]

Broad Theatrics announces their 2014-2015 season. Victoria BC.

Geez Louise Kirsten Van Ritzen photo 2014

Broad Theatrics announces their 2014-2015 season. Victoria BC. Since moving to Victoria in 2010, Kirsten Van Ritzen, artistic producer of Broad Theatrics, has been one of the busiest people in the local entertainment and arts communities, producing four seasons of the improvised serial Sin City, the Funny Women Festival, She Kills Me (for APTN) and two Fringe shows, while teaching comedy, improv and acting classes, writing a book, and acting … [Read more...]

Paper Street Theatre announces their 2014-2015 Season. Victoria BC.

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Paper Street Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season. Victoria BC. I have been a fan of Paper Street Theatre since their inception in 2011.  In this time, they've slowly and steadily grown their following and fan base, originally producing shows over two nights then moving to three and now four nights for a run. In my opinion, it was A Carol for Christmas, a Dickens-themed improvised show in December 2012, that saw the ascendancy of this local … [Read more...]

Canadian College of Performing Arts Announces their 17th season 2014-2015

Spend the Day with CCPA Sept 20 2014

Canadian College of Performing Arts Announces their  17th season 2014-2015. My regular readers know that I am a big supporter of the Canadian College of Performing Arts--my son graduated from the college in December 2007 and I've been volunteering regularly since 2005.  I love the opportunity to meet young passionate individuals who are pursuing their dreams, and then follow their careers when they leave school. To many Victorians, the … [Read more...]

Pacific Northwest Puppetry Festival and Puppets for Peace Celebration September 19-21, 2014. Victoria BC.

Puppets for Peace poster September 2014

Pacific Northwest Regional Puppetry Festival and Puppets for Peace September 19-21, 2014. Victoria BC. If you love puppets, you will be thrilled at the upcoming Puppets for Peace Celebration September 19-21, 2014 (in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Puppet Festival).  For over a year local puppeteer Tim Gosley (Fraggle Rock, Sesame Park) has been working tirelessly, aided by collaborators and volunteers, to bring this event to fruition.  … [Read more...]

A Fall of Theatre 2014 in Victoria BC

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A Fall of Theatre 2014 in Victoria BC. Listings for shows September - December 2014. It’s time to bring back the ever popular “seasonal” posts about theatre in our wonderful capital city.  For a population of 375,000, the Capital Regional District definitely punches above its weight. I originally started the seasonal posts in 2011 because I had a difficult time myself keeping up with the many events, and figured the general population was … [Read more...]