James and Jamesy in High Tea. November 13-16, 2014 Victoria BC.

James and Jamesy in High Tea. November 13-16, 2014 Victoria BC. One of my favourite duos, the acclaimed, multi-award-winning James and Jamesy return to Victoria BC with their summer 2014 Fringe hit High Tea.  Unknown to Fringe audiences before 2013, their high energy physical performance attracted attention and garnered sell-outs from coast to coast.  In particular, I was struck with their ability to incorporate four audience members into the … [Read more...]

Fête Française avec Charlotte Diamond November 15 2014

Fête Française avec Charlotte Diamond November 15 2014. Presented by Canadian Parents for French in Victoria BC. My children who grew up in the francophone education system (Conseil Scolaire Francophone) rather than in the immersion stream, were nonetheless big fans of Charlotte Diamond.  I still remember hits like "Four Hugs a Day" and "May There Always Be Sunshine" and look forward to introducing this longstanding and prolific artist to my … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope Theatre 2nd Family Theatre Festival May 1-11, 2014.

Kaleidoscope Theatre 2nd Family Theatre Festival May 1-11, 2014. Media release. After a very successful first season (staged in February 2013 at Royal Oak Berwick House auditorium), the Family Theatre Festival returns with two new venues—May 1-4 in Centennial Square for Somethingville by Snafu Dance Theatre, Runaway by Theatre SKAM, Snow White by the Kaleidoscope Teen Ensemble, Mamahood by Nicole Nattrass; May 10/11 for Robinson and Crusoe by … [Read more...]

The Ugly Duckling Puppet Show by Tim Gosley

I've written before about Tim Gosley, the acclaimed local puppeteer (mentor to Ingrid Hansen among others) and owner of Merlin's Sun Home Theatre.  Now, you have a chance to see him in the show that helped him get hired by the Muppets! This Saturday and Sunday (March 31st, April 1st) BY DONATION at Merlin's Sun, come and celebrate Tim's 30+ year old show. It's been to Germany, Austria, the UK and across Canada.  With special guest puppets: … [Read more...]