Sweeney Todd at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 31-August 12, 2018. A review.

Sweeney Todd by Sondheim, currently playing at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 31-August 12, 2018, bristles with electricity and a terrible current of visceral vitality that keeps audiences spell-bound throughout. Daunting in scope for a small ensemble of ten players, this version of Sondheim’s cult hit—it’s been staged around the world since its original Broadway run in 1979, adapted as a movie in 2007 by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp … [Read more...]

Mom’s the Word at the Belfry Theatre August 2-28, 2016. A review.

Mom’s The Word at the Belfry Theatre August 9-28, 2016. A review. Twenty one years ago a group of young mothers, all professional actors, got together to share stories.  This process ultimately yielded the smash-hit Mom’s the Word and, ten years later, Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged, about their life with teenagers. Now, the Belfry Theatre reprises the original, updated for a contemporary audience, with a new group of young mothers.  The … [Read more...]

Puttin’ on the Ritz at the Belfry Theatre April 12-May 8, 2016. A review.

Puttin’ on the Ritz at the Belfry Theatre April 12-May 8, 2016.  A review. The Belfry Theatre closes the 40th season in high-style with a return to its roots, reprising the very first show Puttin’ on the Ritz.  The current production, directed by Glynis Leyshon (who also directed the 20th anniversary production) is snappy and swanky, elegant and silly, with tunes audiences will be humming for hours afterwards. Conceived by Don Shipley, … [Read more...]

MASC Summer Camp for Teens at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, Victoria BC

The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) presents MASC (Move, Act, Speak, Create) a two-week summer camp for teens in Victoria BC, July 21st to August 1st, 2014.  The young actors will be devising and performing a new original work.  The pilot project SOAR  in 2013 culminated in an original work inspired by Kevin Kerr's Unity 1918. This workshop may qualify for 4 graduating credits.  Geoffrey Ewert, one of the instructors (with Adrienne … [Read more...]