A Summer of Theatre 2018 in Victoria BC.

A Summer of Theatre 2018 in Victoria BC.   Victoria Fringe Festival line-up at the Metro Studio Theatre. Photo: Derek Ford. Summer is a time of festivals and outdoor events, perfect for unwinding and experiencing theatre in venues outside of the "norm"--although there are still plenty of indoor shows too.  Here's the line-up as of May 29th. June All My Sons by Arthur Miller Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre May 29-June 10 Arthur … [Read more...]

PACIFIC BAROQUE announces the inaugural 2018-2019 series

PACIFIC BAROQUE announces the inaugural 2018-2019 series (media release) Inaugural Season includes J.S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier with Angela Hewitt, the Goldberg Variations on the Cathedral Organ, the Complete Bach Cello Suites, A Monteverdi Christmas Vespers with David Fallis, and the 15th Anniversary Edition of the Pacific Baroque Festival led by Artistic Director Marc Destrubé Victoria, BC – The Pacific Baroque Festival, Christ … [Read more...]

Broken Rhythms presents LASHBASH at Uplands Golf Club June 27th 2018

Broken Rhythms presents LASHBASH at Uplands Golf Club June 27th 2018 (media release)  One of Victoria' favourite indie dance companies, Broken Rhythms, is back with their ever-popular fundraiser--LASHBASH. Why the lashes you ask?  It all started when founder Dyana Sonik-Henderson decided to enter her company into the Victoria Fringe Festival in 2012. Looking for a way to market their show to the masses of Fringe fan in line-ups throughout … [Read more...]

Summer Music at Christ Church Cathedral Victoria BC July and August 2018

Summer Music at Christ Church Cathedral Victoria BC July and August 2018. (media release) Some of my favourite summer memories with my children were of concerts performed in the majestic space of Christ Church Cathedral.  Here's this summer's program. Over a two-week period this summer (July 20-August 2, 2018), Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria presents five headline concerts you won’t want to miss. Many of these events are presented … [Read more...]

Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Justin Miller.

Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Justin Miller. Justin Miller IS Pearle Harbour—a drag tragicomedienne with an impressive list of credits. Learn more about her latest show, Chautauqua, below. What sparked the creation of this show and can you speak to the creation process? Also—when did Pearle make her first appearance? I had just come off a run playing Hedwig & the Angry Inch (directed by my longtime … [Read more...]

My Funny Valentine at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Dave Deveau.

My Funny Valentine at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Dave Deveau. I first interviewed Dave Deveau when his play My Funny Valentine was presented as a reading at the inaugural OUTstages Festival in 2015.  You can read that interview HERE.  I caught up with Dave recently for an update. Has My Funny Valentine changed at all since its debut? Every time we circle back to this show I work on the text a bit, so over the years the final … [Read more...]

Animal Medicine at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Eddi Wilson.

Animal Medicine at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Eddi Wilson. Eddi Wilson presents Animal Medicine as part of Intrepid Theatre’s OUTstages 2018, after development that included UNO Fest 2017 and a recent YOU Show performance. What sparked the creation of this show (can you speak to the creation process)? This show began percolating while I was in the messy midst of pursuing a diploma in animal health technology. The program I chose … [Read more...]

A Chorus of Disapproval at Langham Court Theatre. A review.

A Chorus of Disapproval at Langham Court Theatre. A review. There’s nothing like a good send-up of theatrical shenanigans to get an audience laughing along. Making it a period piece within a period piece doubles the fun—A Chorus of Disapproval (at Langham Court Theatre June 6-23, 2018) by the British satirist Alan Ayckbourn was written in 1984 and set in small-town Northern England in 1978 where the Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society … [Read more...]

Victoria Summer Music Festival 2018 Season Announcement

Victoria Summer Music Festival 2018 Season Announcement. (media release) Celebrating our twenty-third year! We are thrilled to open our series with the James Ehnes Quartet. Due to the tremendous demand for seats when we presented James in recital, we are again booking the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, in Oak Bay High School, for this concert. Our usual venue, the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at UVic, will be the site for the … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope Sixth Annual Family Theatre Festival June 9,10 and 16. Preview.

Kaleidoscope Family Theatre Festival June 9,10 and 16. Preview.  The Family Theatre Festival: 3 Days of Great Performances, 2 New Locations, and a World Premiere! Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People is proud to announce our upcoming Family Theatre Festival, taking place on June 9th and 10th at the Belfry Theatre, and June 16th in Langford. For our sixth year, Kaleidoscope is delighted to be expanding our festival, reaching out to … [Read more...]

Langham Court Theatre Presents the 2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition

Langham Court Theatre Presents the 2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition UPDATE: Entry fee reduced to $45 Canadian. Second prize re-structured  to provide for more prizes to our winning entries--four $500 runner-up prizes offered. Langham Court Theatre, Victoria BC, one of Canada’s oldest continuously running community theatres, founded in 1929 and celebrating their 90th season in 2018-2019, announces the 2019 inaugural Risk Theatre … [Read more...]