Paper Street Theatre announces their 2016-2017 season.

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Paper Street Theatre announces their 2016-2017 season. Paper Street Theatre - Season 6! After a busy summer that saw Paper Street Theatre perform a remount of their improvised Margaret Atwood at the Gabriola Theatre Festival and An Improvised Quentin Tarantino 2: The Playful 8 at the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival (winning Pick of the Fringe for Favourite Ensemble too!) the company settles in for a sixth season with three … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Mr P by Belzébrute, presented by Intrepid Theatre September 22-24, 2016. Interview.

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Mr P by Belzébrute presented by Intrepid Theatre, September 22-24, 2016. Interview. Mr P tells nothing less than the fabulous story of the real Mister Potato Head! Inspired by 1920’s silent movies, this modern tale brilliantly combines live music, video projection, and puppetry. It’s part cartoon, part musical comedy. I wanted to know more about the "band of artists" Belzébrute—never before seen on the West Coast.  They were kind enough … [Read more...]

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review.

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A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review. Maybe it’s the smell of chicken frying as Bodey (Erin Ormond) so nonchalantly prepares a picnic lunch; the characters in Tennessee Williams’ quiet masterpiece, a Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, currently at the Chemainus Theatre Festival September 9th-24th, take contemporary audiences by the hand and whisper, “stay with us awhile”. This intimate slice-of-life brings … [Read more...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine September 2016

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ArtSmarts Monday Magazine September 2016. Hotbed of creativity marks fall. This content was first published in the September 2016 of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. September is truly the New Year in the arts community as arts practitioners present their new seasons for your pleasure.  It’s a wonderful time to experience the arts in myriad forms—whether it be evocative and unusual music, a … [Read more...]

Early Music Society of the Islands Presents–Handel and His Rivals. September 17, 2016. Media release.

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Early Music Society of the Islands Presents Early Music Society of the Islands Presents--Handel and His Rivals. September 17, 2016. Media release. Renowned American soprano Amanda Forsythe joins the Pacific Baroque Orchestra for a thrilling programme of 18th century opera arias. Amanda Forsythe. Image by Arielle Doneson As part of its ongoing Northwest Baroque Masterworks Project, Early Music Society of the Islands (EMSI), with Christ Church … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Eight.

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Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Eight.  Victoria Fringe Festival August 22-September 4, 2016. Reviews of Me, The Queen and a Coconut by Andrew Bailey , Fat Sex by Steve Larkin, Everlast by Kevin Koch, Bowser by Joyce Kline As always, my complete Victoria Fringe Festival 2016 coverage can be found HERE: Be sure to page through since there are dozens of entries–previews, and picks, as well as reviews. I have written 17 … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Seven.

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Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Seven.  Victoria Fringe Festival August 22-September 4, 2016. Reviews of A Tension to Detail by Gerard Harris and Divided Heart by Allie Weigh,  The Lion the Bitch and the Wardrobe by Sharon Mahoney As always, my complete Victoria Fringe Festival 2016 coverage can be found HERE: Be sure to page through since there are dozens of entries–previews, and picks, as well as reviews. I have written … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Six.

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Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Six. Victoria Fringe Festival August 22-September 4, 2016. Reviews of Does Not Play Well With Others by Moon Dinosaur Theatre, [title of show] by Urban Arts Productions and Effie and the Vampire: A Lesbianistic Musical Melodrama by Dragon Monkey Theatre As always, my complete Victoria Fringe Festival 2016 coverage can be found HERE: Be sure to page through since there are dozens of … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Five.

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Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Five. Victoria Fringe Festival August 22-September 4, 2016. Reviews of Get Lost Jem Rolls, I Forgot to Fly Today by DownUnderground (Trent Baumann) and The Child Behind the Eyes by RKP Productions (review of this show will be posted Thursday). As always, my complete Victoria Fringe Festival 2016 coverage can be found HERE: Be sure to page through since there are dozens of entries–previews, … [Read more...]