Mating Dance of the Werewolf at Theatre Inconnu September 28-October 15, 2016. A review.

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Mating Dance of the Werewolf at Theatre Inconnu September 28-October 15, 2016. A review. It takes skill to reveal a play’s ending and introduce all of the characters in the first few lines of dialogue.  In Mating Dance of the Werewolf (currently playing at Theatre Inconnu) playwright Mark Stein hooks his audience and then proceeds to reveal, in flashback tidbits, the backstory.  It’s a giant theatrical mystery, charged with danger from the … [Read more...]

A Fall of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC

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A Fall of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC Fall, with its abundance of theatre performances, is once again here--I count an astonishing forty performances in the period September-December 2016 (and am sure there will be more announced! This article will be updated regularly as I become aware of them.) The Belfry Theatre celebrates a 41st season that is "Contemporary.Canadian." with an emphasis on plays by women, about women, directed by … [Read more...]

Paper Street Theatre announces their 2016-2017 season.

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Paper Street Theatre announces their 2016-2017 season. Paper Street Theatre - Season 6! After a busy summer that saw Paper Street Theatre perform a remount of their improvised Margaret Atwood at the Gabriola Theatre Festival and An Improvised Quentin Tarantino 2: The Playful 8 at the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival (winning Pick of the Fringe for Favourite Ensemble too!) the company settles in for a sixth season with three … [Read more...]

Dance Victoria presents their 2016-2017 20th anniversary season. Media release.

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Dance Victoria presents their 2016-2017 20th anniversary season. Media release. Dance Victoria is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a vibrant season showcasing friends, old and new, from its 20 years of programming. New York City-based Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) opens the season on November 18 and 19, 2016 with five contemporary ballet works: Lines Cubed, Among the Stars, Mendelssohn/ Incomplete, The Calling, and Thousand Yard Stare. … [Read more...]

Mr P by Belzébrute, presented by Intrepid Theatre September 22-24, 2016. Interview.

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Mr P by Belzébrute presented by Intrepid Theatre, September 22-24, 2016. Interview. Mr P tells nothing less than the fabulous story of the real Mister Potato Head! Inspired by 1920’s silent movies, this modern tale brilliantly combines live music, video projection, and puppetry. It’s part cartoon, part musical comedy. I wanted to know more about the "band of artists" Belzébrute—never before seen on the West Coast.  They were kind enough … [Read more...]

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review.

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A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review. Maybe it’s the smell of chicken frying as Bodey (Erin Ormond) so nonchalantly prepares a picnic lunch; the characters in Tennessee Williams’ quiet masterpiece, a Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, currently at the Chemainus Theatre Festival September 9th-24th, take contemporary audiences by the hand and whisper, “stay with us awhile”. This intimate slice-of-life brings … [Read more...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine September 2016

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ArtSmarts Monday Magazine September 2016. Hotbed of creativity marks fall. This content was first published in the September 2016 of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. September is truly the New Year in the arts community as arts practitioners present their new seasons for your pleasure.  It’s a wonderful time to experience the arts in myriad forms—whether it be evocative and unusual music, a … [Read more...]

Victoria Film Festival presents the inaugural Wild Water Festival September 22-25, 2016.

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Victoria Film Festival presents the inaugural Wild Water Festival September 22-25, 2016.  Media release. Tickets are now on sale for Victoria's newest festival, WILD WATER. Hang ten with the Victoria Film Festival, as we present extreme sports, adventure and water issue films. “WILD WATER is a film festival for those who love all things water. This international water festival screens daring people thrilling to it’s beauty, its … [Read more...]

Early Music Society of the Islands Presents–Handel and His Rivals. September 17, 2016. Media release.

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Early Music Society of the Islands Presents Early Music Society of the Islands Presents--Handel and His Rivals. September 17, 2016. Media release. Renowned American soprano Amanda Forsythe joins the Pacific Baroque Orchestra for a thrilling programme of 18th century opera arias. Amanda Forsythe. Image by Arielle Doneson As part of its ongoing Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project, Early Music Society of the Islands (EMSI), with Christ Church … [Read more...]

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2016 suggestions (mostly) from the Victoria Fringe

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Vancouver Fringe Festival 2016 suggestions  (mostly) from the Victoria Fringe. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say I’m a bit of a Fringe fanatic – over the years since I got back in to fringing, I’ve gone from seeing a handful of shows in 2006 to 40 shows at this year’s Victoria Fringe Festival. In my third year of reviewing I also submitted 31 reviews and 18 interviews and preview articles. Here are my recommendations for shows that … [Read more...]