Broken Rhythms presents LASHBASH at Uplands Golf Club June 27th 2018

Broken Rhythms presents LASHBASH at Uplands Golf Club June 27th 2018 (media release)  One of Victoria' favourite indie dance companies, Broken Rhythms, is back with their ever-popular fundraiser--LASHBASH. Why the lashes you ask?  It all started when founder Dyana Sonik-Henderson decided to enter her company into the Victoria Fringe Festival in 2012. Looking for a way to market their show to the masses of Fringe fan in line-ups throughout … [Read more...]

A Spring of Theatre 2018 in Victoria BC. March-May.

A Spring of Theatre 2018 in Victoria BC. March-May. Spring signifies renewal, rebirth and growth, and nowhere is this more evident than in Victoria's burgeoning theatre ecosystem where the period from March to the end of May will see  more than SIXTY shows, cabarets, fundraisers, play readings and festivals, including the Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival and the TD Festival of New Works at the Canadian College of Performing Arts in March, Paper … [Read more...]

Shirley Valentine by Dragon Monkey Theatre. A review.

Shirley Valentine by Dragon Monkey Theatre. A review. I had the opportunity to attend the sold-out production of Shirley Valentine by Dragon Monkey Theatre, a fundraiser for the Victoria Women's Transition House, at the Intrepid Theatre Club in June (June 2-4).  Based on the demand for tickets, the company is remounting the production at Langham Court Theatre (with a portion of ticket sales benefiting the theatre) July 20-22, 2017. Lorene … [Read more...]

Bent by Martin Sherman. A fundraiser for the Victoria Refugee Initiative. March 3-6 2016. Interview.

Bent by Martin Sherman. A fundraiser for the Victoria Refugee Initiative. March 3-6 2016. Interview. Local actor Trevor Hinton (Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream--Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival; Waiting for Godot--Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre) is one of the core members of a group of citizens (the Victoria Refugee Initiative) who have formed a constituency group to sponsor a family of Syrian refugees to Victoria. The local … [Read more...]

Murder by Midnight Interactive Dinner Theatre. Interview with creator Vanessa Baylen.

Murder by Midnight Interactive Dinner Theatre. Interview with creator Vanessa Baylen. There's a new dinner theatre in town--one that promises to be quite different from previous incarnations in the genre. I first learned of Chris Rudram of Enigmatic Events from his food blog, Victoria, In Person.  Chris, a recent transplant from England, had the most engaging way of chronicling his experiences, and he is prolific.  It so happens he also has … [Read more...]

4th Annual Touch a Truck May 31 2015. Fundraiser for neuroblastoma research.

Touch a Truck May 31 2015. Fundraiser for neuroblastoma research by Team 4 Hope at Panorama Rec Centre, North Saanich BC. What young child doesn't love to clamber over fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, excavators and dump trucks?  They'll have the opportunity to do all that and more at the 4th Annual Touch a Truck May 31, 2015 (11am-3pm) at a fundraiser for neuroblastoma research organized by Team 4 Hope. Renée--Touch a Truck 2014 Little … [Read more...]

Hubris in Athens, a new play by John Green, November 28/29 in Victoria BC.

Hubris in Athens, a new play by John Green, November 29 in Victoria BC.  Media Release. Electoral reform: a snore-making topic to be avoided in polite society, a cause worthy of passionate debate, or something to laugh about? Victoria playwright John Demmery Green suspects that most people would pick answer one, but for him the battle to achieve proportional representation is both a passion and something people should have fun with. Green’s … [Read more...]

The Raptures of Distress by Dr Stanley K Freiberg, Sept 27/28 in Victoria BC.

The Raptures of Distress by Dr Stanley K Freiberg September 27/28 in Victoria BC I attended Voices from the Four Directions  last year and remarked on the quality, not only of the work but also of  the assembled group of readers and singers, all artists and teachers well-known in the Victoria arts community. It was a most pleasant evening to benefit a local charity. Director Naomi Simpson has once again worked with Dr Stanley K Freiberg, a … [Read more...]

Geez Louise Comedy Fun-raiser July 17 2014 for Broad Theatrics

Geez Louise! Comedy Fun-raiser July 17, 2014 for Broad Theatrics. Since arriving in Victoria in 2010, Kirsten Van Ritzen and Ian Ferguson of Broad Theatrics have been very busy individuals.  Their company has created two Victoria Fringe Festival productions (All My Day Jobs, Fringe-provise Me!), initiated the very popular live improvised serial Sin City (entering its 5th season this fall with a brand new setting and cast of characters), … [Read more...]

Shakespeare in Film a fundraiser for The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival

The Victoria Shakespeare Society, producer of The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, announces their first film festival as a fundraiser for the festival. The works and life of William Shakespeare have been portrayed on film in many various and exciting ways, and continue to have a lasting impact. To celebrate Shakespeare’s influence and to raise funds for the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, for three Saturdays this fall, the … [Read more...]