A Place to Listen season three. A conversation with Daniel and Laura Brandes.

A Place to Listen season three. A conversation with Daniel and Laura Brandes. I had the opportunity recently to sit down with Daniel Brandes, co-founder with his wife Laura, of A Place to Listen, the listening series— now in its third season—that takes place every third Wednesday of the month at James Bay United Church (corner of Michigan and Menzies). I spoke with Daniel over coffee and then Laura added her thoughts via e-mail. Since … [Read more...]

St Luke’s Players announces 2014-2015 season, their 66th. Victoria BC.

St Luke's Players announces 2014-2015 season, their 66th. Victoria BC. Long before professional theatre made its way to Victoria, community theatre groups formed. They continue to flourish today, with St Luke's Players being one of the oldest.  Have a look at their 2014-2015 season.   Season tickets are now on sale, and for the first time you can purchase tickets to the ever popular (and sold-out months in advance) Christmas panto with your … [Read more...]

Oak Bay Beach Hotel announces 2014-2015 dinner theatre season. Victoria BC.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel announces 2014-2015 dinner theatre season. Victoria BC. (media release). The curtain rises in the David Foster Foundation Theatre on Friday, Sept. 26 for the second season of dinner theatre at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, showcasing four unique productions paired with gourmet three-course meals. The first show of the season, Pennies from Heaven, features a loving tribute to the songs and styles of Frank Sinatra, Bobby … [Read more...]

Broad Theatrics announces their 2014-2015 season. Victoria BC.

Broad Theatrics announces their 2014-2015 season. Victoria BC. Since moving to Victoria in 2010, Kirsten Van Ritzen, artistic producer of Broad Theatrics, has been one of the busiest people in the local entertainment and arts communities, producing four seasons of the improvised serial Sin City, the Funny Women Festival, She Kills Me (for APTN) and two Fringe shows, while teaching comedy, improv and acting classes, writing a book, and acting … [Read more...]

Paper Street Theatre announces their 2014-2015 Season. Victoria BC.

Paper Street Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season. Victoria BC. I have been a fan of Paper Street Theatre since their inception in 2011.  In this time, they've slowly and steadily grown their following and fan base, originally producing shows over two nights then moving to three and now four nights for a run. In my opinion, it was A Carol for Christmas, a Dickens-themed improvised show in December 2012, that saw the ascendancy of this local … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Langham Court Theatre announces their 2014-2015 season

Langham Court Theatre celebrates their 86th season in 2014-2015.  President Luke Krayenoff and Production Chair Angela Henry commented on the selection of plays offered. This season promises to delight you with the quality productions that have distinguished Langham in the past. Come take a journey of entertainment via six families portrayed through humour, grief, politics, mystery, misunderstanding, sex and poignancy. We are very proud of … [Read more...]

Pacific Opera Victoria announces 2014-2015 season

Pacific Opera Victoria announces 2014-2015 season. Victoria’s 2014-2015 opera season is big and bold.  A golden treasure unleashes the destruction of the gods; a Scottish heiress pays with murder and madness for loving the wrong man; and the stage’s greatest heroine, Madama Butterfly, makes the ultimate sacrifice to save her honour and her son. Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) presents main stage productions of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, … [Read more...]

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre announces 2014-2015 season

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre announces 2014-15 season of “Gold Standard Classics” Brian Richmond, Artistic Director of Victoria, BC's Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre announced the six year old theatre's 2014-15 five play season today. “For our seventh season, we will be returning to the approach that established our artistic reputation over the first six years of our existence” he stated. “All five of the plays or stories that we will be … [Read more...]