A Fall of Theatre 2017 in Victoria BC. September-December.

A Fall of Theatre 2017 in Victoria BC. September-December. In the last five year period, the number of shows produced has almost tripled.  This fall sees a record 70+ productions, festivals and special events from musicals to improvised theatre,  cabaret to drama, radio plays to solo shows, on stages big and small  in the Capital Region.  Don't let anyone tell you Victoria is a cultural backwater.  Our ticket prices continue to be some of … [Read more...]

LashBash a fundraiser for Broken Rhythms Victoria. August 12, 2017.

LashBash a fundraiser for Broken Rhythms Victoria. August 12, 2017. Broken Rhythms Victoria Society is excited to announce the date for their 3rd annual fundraiser LASHBASH. This event is a fundraiser, party, dance show, and silent auction all in one. LASHBASH encourages guests to don their very own funky Broken Rhythms signature eyelashes and enjoy an evening of dance, drinks and raising funds. Broken Rhythms is a busy indie dance … [Read more...]

Red Hot Cole at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Interview with director Darcy Evans.

Red Hot Cole at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Interview with director Darcy Evans. Director Darcy Evans created a Cole Porter work-out playlist to immerse himself in the acclaimed composer and lyricist’s music as he arranged the tunes for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s upcoming Red, Hot Cole! (August 2-13, 2017). Evans, who graduated from the University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre, and began his theatre career in Spirit of a Nation, … [Read more...]

MSM men seeking men at Intrepid Theatre OUTstages 2017. An interview.

MSM men seeking men at Intrepid Theatre OUTstages 2017. An interview. Appearing for one night only, Friday June 23, 2017, MSM men seeking men is a dance theatre piece about queer online dating culture. Creator Indrid Kasapi was kind enough to answer a few questions about MSM's genesis and esthetic and his current projects. Photo: Alejandro Santiago What sparked the creation of this show? In 2012 I was cleaning my old computer … [Read more...]

The Canadian Collage of Performing Arts 20th anniversary season 2017-2018

The Canadian Collage of Performing Arts 20th anniversary season 2017-2018 The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is looking to celebrate its 20th birthday with thousands of its best friends. CCPA’s year-end production, in April 2018 at the McPherson Playhouse will be a celebration of some of CCPA’s best musical theatre performances from the past 20 years and will feature suites by the creative team of Jacques Lemay and Janis … [Read more...]

Dance Victoria presents Dance Days January 20-29 2017

Dance Victoria presents Dance Days January 20-29, 2017. (Media release) Two left feet? Can’t feel the beat? No problem! Now in its 8th year, Dance Days is back with free and fun dance classes all over town, for beginners to advanced participants. Try your hand (or foot) at swing, flamenco, ballroom, dance fitness, ballet, nia, zumba, hip hop, contemporary and more. Experience dance performances by the west coast’s hottest dance artists, see … [Read more...]

This Little Light at the Belfry Theatre December 10-23, 2016. A review.

This Little Light at the Belfry Theatre December 10-23, 2016. A review. As darkness closes in and the season wends its way slowly to the longest night, everyone needs a little light in their world as a sign of hope and a reminder of day slowly returning. Community draws closer to the flame—together. The Little Match Girl, a Danish folk tale by Hans Christian Andersen, is as topical in 2016 as it was originally in 1845, in Erin Macklem and … [Read more...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine October 2016

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine October 2016. Spooky theatre among October events. This content was first published in the October 2016 print edition of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. For theatre enthusiast in Victoria, October represents one of the year’s busiest months with chances to experience shows in every genre in a wide variety of venues—including a scene shop and a federal institution. Whether … [Read more...]

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

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...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine August 2016

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine August 2016.  This content was first published in the August 2016 of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. Summer Music Festival set to sizzle Summer—a time to relax and kick back, often outdoors, or on an unexpected exploration to another area of the city or region—perhaps enjoying a different performance genre.  Festivals abound, including my personal favourite—the … [Read more...]