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...]

The Boy In The Chrysalis presented by hapax theatre at the Victoria Fringe 2018. Preview.

hapax theatre follows its successful production of A Beautiful View with the poignant and relevant The Boy In The Chrysalis by Canadian Playwright Liam Monaghan running August 24 - September 2 as part of the 32nd Annual Victoria Fringe Festival. The Boy in the Chrysalis tells the story of a broken-hearted man—a grade school teacher by day, a drag queen by night—whose long-term relationship has recently ended. Faced with the banality of … [Read more...]

AWKWARD HUG by Cory Thibert at the Victoria Fringe 2018. Interview.

Cory Thibert and Linnea Gwiazda hit the jackpot when they won the coveted 2018 Canadian Association of Fringe Festival (CAFF) lottery—allowing them entry to a minimum of five Fringe festivals on the CAFF circuit.  Victoria audiences will remember Cory from Happiness TM performed with Tony Adams at the 2016 Victoria Fringe.  Now he is back with AWKWARD HUG a personal coming-of-age story with a difference. Gwiazda directs this frank and tender … [Read more...]

Theatre Al Dente presents Phantom of the Light Opera in Victoria BC. A review.

Summer—a time for light reading, light clothing, light eating and—light entertainment, a welcome diversion from regular fare. Nothing too troubling or difficult—like the beach books we all love to read (even if we don’t want to admit it). Theatre Al Dente has it covered. For six season (2010-2015) a team helmed by the father/daughter duo of Gerald Schieven and Sasha Moriarty-Schieven (he directs, she writes and choreographs) produced a … [Read more...]

Langham Court Theatre turns 90. 2018-2019 season announcement.

Langham Court Theatre turns 90. 2018-2019 season announcement. Media release. Victoria’s longest running theatre celebrates its ninetieth birthday this upcoming season. Established in 1929, Langham Court Theatre is gearing up for its 90th consecutive season. It is a Canadian success story of what happens when passionate, talented people work together doing something they love. With nearly 400 volunteers and members, Langham is also Victoria … [Read more...]

Victoria Operatic Society VOS 2018-2019 season

Victoria Operatic Society VOS 2018-2019 season. Preview. VOS is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization established in 1945 with the purpose of bringing top-quality live musical theatre to Victoria and giving aspiring young singers and performers the opportunity to display their talents. Over the years, VOS has produced Broadway Musicals, Light Operas, and Gilbert & Sullivan productions, using and promoting local talent on and … [Read more...]

Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of Moriarty by Outpost 31 at the Victoria Fringe 2018. Preview.

Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of Moriarty by Outpost 31 at the Victoria Fringe 2018. Preview. Media release.  Local playwright David Elendune and his company Outpost 31 have had a remarkable stretch of luck, winning the Victoria Fringe lottery FOUR times, presenting Casino Royale in 2015, Winnie the Pooh in 2016 and the triple award-winning LEER in 2017. Now, in 2018, they bring you Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of Moriarty, a penny dreadful … [Read more...]

Hedwig and the Angry Inch presented by Atomic Vaudeville. July 20-29 2018. Preview.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch presented by Atomic Vaudeville. July 20-29 2018. Preview. Media release. I ended my review of last year’s inaugural Hedwig and the Angry Inch presented by Atomic Vaudeville with the prescient words “with its boisterous energy and cabaret vibe it is well on its way to cult-hit status. I’m already asking when they plan next year’s version.”  Wait no more, loyal fans—Hedwig returns, this year to the Upstairs Cabaret … [Read more...]

The Farquhar at UVic announces their 2018-2019 season.

The Farquhar at UVic announces their 2018-2019 season. (media release) Celebrating its 40th year, the Farquhar at UVic continues to bring culture, creativity, and community to its audiences. The Farquhar is pleased to announce the following presentations in the 2018-19 season. Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue-September 22, 2018, 8:00pm-(co-presentation with Victoria Jazz Society). Mike Farris, a musical renaissance man, … [Read more...]

The Farquhar at UVic celebrates 40th birthday with a fresh new brand.

The Farquhar at UVic celebrates 40th birthday with a fresh new brand. (media release)   Celebrating 40 years of serving the community, the Farquhar Auditorium is launching a new brand look and fresh feel with its 2018-19 season. The new brand which shortens the full name of the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium to “The Farquhar at UVic”, will promote the space to a wide variety of audience members and performers, both local and from … [Read more...]

SKAMpede celebrates 10 years July 13-15 2018 in Victoria BC

SKAMpede celebrates 10 years July 13-15 2018 in Victoria BC SKAMpede (originally known as Bike Ride) is Theatre SKAM's 10th annual outdoor live performance festival along the Galloping Goose in Victoria BC.  And, for the very first time, and in celebration of ten years--it is FREE. Audiences gather at the HUB 360 Harbour Road, and take off in small groups to see up to 16 different mini shows (this can take up to four hours), ranging from … [Read more...]