Canadian College of Performing Arts Announces their 17th season 2014-2015

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Canadian College of Performing Arts Announces their  17th season 2014-2015. My regular readers know that I am a big supporter of the Canadian College of Performing Arts--my son graduated from the college in December 2007 and I've been volunteering regularly since 2005.  I love the opportunity to meet young passionate individuals who are pursuing their dreams, and then follow their careers when they leave school. To many Victorians, the … [Read more...]

Pacific Northwest Puppetry Festival and Puppets for Peace Celebration September 19-21, 2014. Victoria BC.

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Pacific Northwest Regional Puppetry Festival and Puppets for Peace September 19-21, 2014. Victoria BC. If you love puppets, you will be thrilled at the upcoming Puppets for Peace Celebration September 19-21, 2014 (in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Puppet Festival).  For over a year local puppeteer Tim Gosley (Fraggle Rock, Sesame Park) has been working tirelessly, aided by collaborators and volunteers, to bring this event to fruition.  … [Read more...]

A Fall of Theatre 2014 in Victoria BC

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A Fall of Theatre 2014 in Victoria BC. Listings for shows September - December 2014. It’s time to bring back the ever popular “seasonal” posts about theatre in our wonderful capital city.  For a population of 375,000, the Capital Regional District definitely punches above its weight. I originally started the seasonal posts in 2011 because I had a difficult time myself keeping up with the many events, and figured the general population was … [Read more...]

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 suggestions (mostly) from the Victoria Fringe

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Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 suggestions (mostly) from the Victoria Fringe. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say I’m a bit of a Fringe fanatic – over the years since I got back in to fringing, I’ve gone from seeing a handful of shows in 2006 to 42 shows at this year’s Victoria Fringe Festival. For the first time I also contributed 32 reviews. Here are my recommendations for shows that were in Victoria this year (or last), either at the … [Read more...]

SingYourJoy! Young Adult Chorus Fall Season Start-Up 2014

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SingYourJoy! Young Adult Chorus? Fall Season Start-Up 2014 (media release). Victoria's only young adult community chorus is welcoming new singers for its Fall Season. SingYourJoy is a non-auditioned group for young adults from all walks of life, joining their voices together in an exuberant expression of joy, building friendships, and growing community. The door is open for new (and returning) singers, ages 16 – 29, during the first 3 … [Read more...]

Francine and Frankie Make Art! Interview with Waddle Waddle Production’s Randi Edmundson

Francine and Frankie B Make Art September 2014

Now that the Victoria Fringe Festival is finished, we return to regular programming on this website, with news, interviews, reviews and previews of upcoming productions. First up—Francine and Frankie B Make ART!, a puppet show for children and adults by Waddle Waddle Productions, Saturday September 6th at the Intrepid Theatre Club (more information at the bottom of the article). Thanks to Randi Edmundson (one of the co-creators with … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Nine.

Rosie Delight Victoria Fringe 2014

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Nine. Reviews of Rosie Delight--the Amazing One Woman Burlesque Show, Roller Derby Saved My Soul, The Lion, the Bitch and the Wardrobe. More information at Victoria Fringe. Purchase tickets at TicketRocket, the Intrepid Theatre box office, or at the venue one hour prior to the show. Don’t forget—you’ll need a Fringe visa button ($6). The final weekend of the Fringe is extremely busy and I would … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Eight.

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Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Eight.  Reviews of Red Hot Mama (Melanie Gall), High Tea (James and Jamesy), Medicine (TJ Dawe) and Jem Rolls Attacks the Silence. More information at Victoria Fringe. Purchase tickets at TicketRocket, the Intrepid Theatre box office, or at the venue one hour prior to the show. Don’t forget—you’ll need a Fringe visa button ($6). The final week of the Fringe is extremely busy and I would highly … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Seven.

The Quitter Victoria Fringe 2014

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Seven. Reviews of N.O.N.C.E., Magic Unicorn Island and The Quitter. More information at Victoria Fringe. Purchase tickets at TicketRocket, the Intrepid Theatre box office, or at the venue one hour prior to the show. Don’t forget—you’ll need a Fringe visa button ($6). The final week of the Fringe is extremely busy and I would highly advise getting tickets in advance for shows you don’t want to … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Six.

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Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Six. Reviews of Oni and The Middle of Everywhere. More information at Victoria Fringe. Purchase tickets at TicketRocket, the Intrepid Theatre box office, or at the venue one hour prior to the show. Don’t forget—you’ll need a Fringe visa button ($6). The final week of the Fringe is extremely busy and I would highly advise getting tickets in advance for shows you don’t want to miss. If you like to … [Read more...]