A Midsummer Night’s Dream by The Canadian College of Performing Arts. Interview with Barbara Pogemiller.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by The Canadian College of Performing Arts. Interview with Barbara Pogemiller. Director Barbara Pogemiller is no stranger to Victoria audiences—with directing credits that include, among others, The Winter’s Tale and As You Like It for the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival and The Odyssey and The Penelopiad for the Canadian College of Performing Arts.  She teaches acting currently at the college. In … [Read more...]

Blue Bridge Sings November 30-December 3, 2017 at the Roxy Theatre. Preview.

Blue Bridge Sings November 30-December 3, 2017 at the Roxy Theatre. Preview. Coming up next at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre will be Blue Bridge Sings! - an evening that celebrates Blue Bridge’s first decade of producing classic music theatre for the audiences of Victoria. Featuring songs performed by many of the original lead actor/singers who starred in such audience favourite musicals as The Fantasticks, Hank Williams, Fire, Little Shop of … [Read more...]

Company C presents Wintertime by Charles Mee. Interview with director and cast.

Company C presents Wintertime by Charles Mee. Interview with director and cast. When Sara-Jeanne Hosie (Into the Woods) was invited back to direct the latest Company C—the year III program that sees students forming their own repertory company and taking on roles from production to performance—at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, she came upon the work of American playwright Charles Mee and “fell in love with his writing right away. He … [Read more...]

Anne of Green Gables presented by the Victoria Operatic Society. Interview with Tara Britt and Molly Lydon.

Anne of Green Gables presented by the Victoria Operatic Society. Interview with Tara Britt and Molly Lydon. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Victoria Operatic Society is once again staging the quintessential Canadian musical—Anne of Green Gables November 24-December 3, 2017. Director and choreographer Tara Britt has a long connection with VOS; her mentor Sylvia Hosie choreographed the 2001 VOS production of Anne. Britt says … [Read more...]

Musical Memories Celebrating the Music of Broadway and Hollywood featuring Bob LeBlanc’s Variety Fare. October 27-November 22, 2017.

Musical Memories Celebrating the Music of Broadway and Hollywood featuring Bob LeBlanc’s Variety Fare. October 27-November 22, 2017. Bob LeBlanc is a musical wonder. An autodidact with an encyclopedic knowledge of Broadway show tunes (and Hollywood hit songs) who has never learned to read a note of music, he has, for years, shared his love of the genre with an ever-increasing audience. Originally from the East Coast where he presented … [Read more...]

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review.

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review. From the depths of the human soul to the vastness of space, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson—at the Chemainus Theatre Festival October 13-November 4, 2017—is a transcendent journey filled with passion and love. Henrietta Leavitt (Emma Slipp) deserves to be more well-known. She was at the forefront of ground-breaking research in early 20th century astronomy, … [Read more...]

Antigone by William Head on Stage WHoS October 6-November 4, 2017. A review.

Antigone by William Head on Stage WHoS October 6-November 4, 2017. A review. In their 36th year, for their 57th production, the actors of William Head on Stage (WHoS), the only remaining prison theatre company operating in Canada, return to a text after several years of devising original work (Sleeping Giants-2016, Here: A Captive Odyssey-2015, Time Waits for No One-2014, Fractured Fables-2013). And, what a challenging text it is—Antigone … [Read more...]

UVic Phoenix Theatre 2017-2018 Season

UVic Phoenix Theatre 2017-2018 Season West, A double bill by Histrionics Theatre Company October 12-21 Featuring: Danette Boucher (BFA ‘89, MA ‘11) James Douglas (BA English ‘ 00) “If only history class had been this much fun...a stellar performance.” - WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with two short solo plays profiling two of our nation’s pioneering spirits. Travel with Catherine O’Hare Schubert in … [Read more...]

God is a Scottish Drag Queen the Second Coming. UVic Farquhar Auditorium September 16 2017

God is A Scottish Drag Queen The Second Coming. UVic Farquhar September 16 2017. Media release. Mike Delamont’s two act comedy reaches biblical proportions! A cross between Dame Edna and Billy Connolly, with a dollop of Eddie Izzard! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from the 10 Commandments to Trump in a hilarious two act comedy of biblical proportions! Acclaimed Victoria comedian Mike Delamont … [Read more...]

Country Song at Intrepid Theatre OUTstages Festival 2017. An interview.

Country Song at Intrepid Theatre OUTstages Festival 2017. An interview. I had a chance to catch up with actor Lee-Anne Poole about her show Country Song, coming to Intrepid Theatre’s OUTstages Festival June 22nd and 24th. What sparked the creation of this show? Is this your first one person show? I wanted to try something new. And I had some bit and pieces written. Stories about my father. He loves Country Music. I spent a few … [Read more...]