One Man Two Guvnors at Langham Court Theatre January 20-February 4, 2017. A review.

One Man Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors at Langham Court Theatre January 18-February 4, 2017. A review. After a particularly charged day in world affairs, opening night of One Man, Two Guvnors at Langham Court Theatre provided much needed relief and silliness—a perfect night for audiences who simply want to go to the theatre to relax and laugh copiously. It takes a steady hand and firm grasp to bring ages-old techniques of improvisation into the modern world … [Read more...]

Murder on the Agenda by Enigmatic Events January 27-February 11, 2017. Interview with Chris Rudram.

Murder on the Agenda Jan Feb 2017

Murder on the Agenda by Enigmatic Events January 27-February 11, 2017. Interview with Chris Rudram. After last year’s successful Murder by Midnight, the team at Enigmatic Events are back again with Murder on the Agenda. Organizer Chris Rudram was happy to answer a few questions. Why did you take the leap into producing interactive, dinner theatre events?  How do they differ from traditional dinner theatre? My passion is all about … [Read more...]

Ruddigore, presented by CCPA’s Company C, Jan 27-Feb 4, 2017. Interview with Glynis Leyshon.

Glynis Leyshon rehearsal Ruddigore January 2017

Ruddigore, presented by CCPA’s Company C, Jan 27-Feb 4, 2017. Interview with Glynis Leyshon. The sounds of bodhran, bagpipes and violin will join with keyboard, piano and guitar under the musical leadership of Heather Burns for the final production of CCPA’s Company C Studio Ensemble in Ruddigore, directed by the acclaimed, award-winning director Glynis Leyshon. This is Leyshon’s third foray with the students of the Canadian College of … [Read more...]

From Door to Door by Bema Productions January 14-22 2017. A review.

From Door to Door

From Door to Door by Bema Productions January 14-22 2017. A review. Deeply human and leavened with ample doses of wry humour, From Door to Door, produced by Bema Productions and currently at Congregation Emanu-El until January 22nd, is a fine example of love and gentle conflict spanning three generations. Written by James Sherman as a tribute to his mother, From Door to Door focuses on the lives of three Jewish women in Chicago, from the 1930s … [Read more...]

A Winter of Theatre 2017 in Victoria BC. January and February.

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A Winter of Theatre 2017 in Victoria BC. January and February. In not too distant memory, January and February were quiet months in local theatre. This is no longer the case. Here are listings for TWENTY shows and four fundraisers.  You'll have a chance to see drama, comedy, improv, musicals, new work and more from Victoria's professional, alternative, emerging and student companies.  The variety available in our region is truly … [Read more...]

Bema Productions 2016-2017 season

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Bema Productions 2016-2017 season Bema Productions was founded by Zelda Dean, a recent transplant to Victoria with a long history of theatre in Calgary, as part of Congregation Emanu-El’s 2013 arts festival.  B?ma has strong ties to the local Jewish community, producing many of their shows in the Congregation Emanu-El community hall cum black-box theatre. In a relatively short period of time Bema has garnered critical acclaim for their work … [Read more...]

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2017 season

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Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2017 season A mainstay in summer performance in Victoria, the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 27th season with Macbeth  directed by Kate Rubin and Karen Lee Pickett and Love's Labour's Lost directed by Janet Munsil, and announces a new collaboration in partnership with the Township Community Arts Council (Esquimalt). There is simply something magical about being outdoors, in the … [Read more...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine January 2017

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ArtSmarts Monday Magazine January 2017. Theatre galore in the New Year. This content was first published in the December 2016 print edition of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. When we talk of innovation it often means the tech field and yet Victoria is a hotbed of theatrical creativity.  When I ask people how many theatre companies there are in the city, most guess—ten, or twenty, … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Improv Actually by Paper Street Theatre Co December 14-18, 2016. Interview with director Dave Morris.

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Improv Actually by Paper Street Theatre Co December 14-18, 2016. Interview with director Dave Morris. There are tickets remaining for an extra late night show on Friday December 16th.  All other shows are sold-out. Dave Morris. Photo by Derek Ford Studios Improv Actually will focus on themes from romantic Christmas movies such as Four Christmases, Love Actually and The Holiday.  What are some of the themes the cast of Paper Street … [Read more...]