Disney’s Beauty and the Beast by The Canadian College of Performing Arts April 21-29, 2017. A review.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast by The Canadian College of Performing Arts April 21-29, 2017. A review. The kidverse is buzzing this spring with news of the live remake of the 1991 cartoon film Beauty and the Beast—it’s an auspicious moment for the Canadian College of Performing Arts to stage the 1994 musical version (music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Asman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton). Originally based on the French eighteenth … [Read more...]

Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical, by the Canadian College of Performing Arts April 22-30, 2016. A review.

Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical, by the Canadian College of Performing Arts April 22-30, 2016. A review. The talented team at the Canadian College of Performing Arts has spared no effort in bringing Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical (based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film) to life.  Filled with special effects (Peter Pokorny, Caitlen Bull), wonderful projections (Jason King), creative set design (R.J. Peters, Caitlenn … [Read more...]

Smokey Joe’s Cafe at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. A review.

Smokey Joe's Café at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. A review.  Presented April 16-25, 2015 in Victoria BC. Youthful energy and exuberance abound in Smokey Joe’s Café, the end-of-year On Broadway! production by the first and second year students of the Canadian College of Performing Arts. With no story line or dialogue Smokey Joe’s relies on staging and the ability of the artists to convey the emotional through line. The College, … [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...]