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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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...]

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 suggestions (mostly) from the Victoria Fringe

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Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 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 42 shows at this year’s Victoria Fringe Festival. For the first time I also contributed 32 reviews. Here are my recommendations for shows that were in Victoria this year (or last), either at the … [Read more...]

The Playwright’s Workshop. Interview with Charles Tidler.

The Playwright's Workshop. Interview with Charles Tidler. The next Playwright's Workshop begins in early October. This user-friendly, project-oriented ten-week workshop is designed for beginning and emerging playwrights. Many of shows you’ve come to know and love started here. If you too would like to nurture your inner playwright, contact cltidler@shaw.ca You’ve been teaching playwriting for over 2 decades at the college and university … [Read more...]

SingYourJoy! Young Adult Chorus Fall Season Start-Up 2014

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SingYourJoy! Young Adult Chorus? Fall Season Start-Up 2014 (media release). Victoria's only young adult community chorus is welcoming new singers for its Fall Season. SingYourJoy is a non-auditioned group for young adults from all walks of life, joining their voices together in an exuberant expression of joy, building friendships, and growing community. The door is open for new (and returning) singers, ages 16 – 29, during the first 3 … [Read more...]