Judy! The Judy Garland Story at Blue Bridge Theatre July 15-27 2014. A review.

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Judy! The Judy Garland Story currently playing at Blue Bridge at the Roxy (July 15-27) is an exuberant retrospective covering the beloved star’s career from child vaudevillian to tragedy-laden adulthood. Written in 1980 by pre-eminent Canadian playwright Paul Ledoux, Judy! has been produced a dozen times on stages across Canada since its debut at Stages Theatre in Halifax, and it’s easy to see why with its infectious rhythms and stories that … [Read more...]

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014. The Taming of the Shrew a review.

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Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014. The Taming of the Shrew a review. And now for something completely different—a romantic comedy—The Taming of the Shrew. Having viewed both shows, it becomes evident how the repertory model is reaping benefits—for the actors as they stretch their creative muscles, and for the festival in the quality of the work produced. Deft of speech and swift of feet These players most assurèd be. The troupe … [Read more...]

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014. Henry V a review.

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Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014. Henry V a review. I love summer! It offers myriad opportunities to spend time outdoors, enjoying concerts, movies, and performances of dance and theatre. I particularly enjoy spending warm summer nights on the lawns of Camosun College for the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival (produced by the Victoria Shakespeare Society). There is truly something magical about being gathered together in … [Read more...]

When I’m 64. Playreading July 21-23, 2014 Victoria BC

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When I’m 64. Playreading July 21-23 2013. Victoria BC. JS Hill’s “ode to older women”, When I’m 64 returns to Victoria July 21-23, 2014 for staged readings at Shakespeare By The Sea in CloverPointPark. Featuring the inter-mingled stories of 7 women—all 64—When I’m 64 takes its audience on a journey through discovery, grief, illness, celebration, transition and change.  These vignettes are sure to resonate, regardless of age, stage, … [Read more...]

Geez Louise Comedy Fun-raiser July 17 2014 for Broad Theatrics

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Geez Louise! Comedy Fun-raiser July 17, 2014 for Broad Theatrics. Since arriving in Victoria in 2010, Kirsten Van Ritzen and Ian Ferguson of Broad Theatrics have been very busy individuals.  Their company has created two Victoria Fringe Festival productions (All My Day Jobs, Fringe-provise Me!), initiated the very popular live improvised serial Sin City (entering its 5th season this fall with a brand new setting and cast of characters), … [Read more...]

Five Hole For Food 2014 Victoria BC July 18th

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Five Hole For Food returns to Victoria for the fourth year July 18th 2014 at Save On Foods Saanich Plaze (2-6pm). I first learned about Five Hole For Food through Twitter in 2010 from friends of friends when I started following Dixon Lam, VP media relations. Five Hole For Food (and now—world-wide—Footy for Food) is the brainchild of Richard Loat.  The concept is simple. Register a team to play ball hockey, come to play and bring a food … [Read more...]

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014-interview with Karen Lee Pickett, artistic director

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Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014—interview with Karen Lee Pickett, artistic director. Now in its 24th year, the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival (GVSF)—founded in 1991 by Clayton Jevne of Theatre Inconnu as a summer festival in downtown Victoria and produced since 2003 by the Victoria Shakespeare Society—presents Henry V and The Taming of the Shrew on the Camas stage at Camosun College’s Landsdowne Campus.  Earlier this year … [Read more...]

Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride 2014-preview

Bike Ride by Theatre SKAM July 2014

Theatre Skam’s 6th annual Bike Ride is set to roll July 12/13 and 19/20, 2014 along a 4 km stretch of the Galloping Goose Trail—starting from Cecelia Ravine Park.  This family-friendly, all-ages event features short performances in various locations along the trail. Some of this year’s 14 performances include: a 10 minute edition of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, a Punch and Judy show for peace, stilt walkers from Ottawa, an eco-tale, puppets and more. … [Read more...]

Judy! The Judy Garland Story at Blue Bridge Theatre. Interview with Tracey Moore.

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Judy, the Judy Garland Story, written by gifted Canadian playwright Paul Ledoux in 1980, continues to fascinate. “Judy Garland said she wanted to give her audiences blood”, declares Tracey Moore of her role in Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s upcoming summer production (July 15-27). “She was brilliant in her ability to present her bare heart—and people loved her for it. Today’s musical environment presents us with stylized sound bites but … [Read more...]

Langham Court Theatre announces their 2014-2015 season

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Langham Court Theatre celebrates their 86th season in 2014-2015.  President Luke Krayenoff and Production Chair Angela Henry commented on the selection of plays offered. This season promises to delight you with the quality productions that have distinguished Langham in the past. Come take a journey of entertainment via six families portrayed through humour, grief, politics, mystery, misunderstanding, sex and poignancy. We are very proud of … [Read more...]