The Importance of Being Earnest at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. A review.

The Importance Of Being Earnest at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 2016. A review. The Importance Of Being Earnest at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre (July 5-17, 2016) is nothing less than theatrical heaven. A laugh fest from start to finish, it is filled with witty verbal repartee and cutting digs. If words were swords, clothing would be torn to shreds the way these thespians employ them. What a treat to see veterans like Laurie Patton … [Read more...]

The Winter’s Tale at the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival. A review.

The Winter’s Tale at the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2016. A review. Not since 1992 have Victoria audiences had the pleasure of seeing Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.  The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, now in its 26th season, has grown from strength to strength with the decision, in 2014, to employ a repertory model for the company. This year’s mentor actors are Trevor Hinton a master of highly physical movement and … [Read more...]

The Importance of Being Earnest at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Interview with director Fran Gebhard.

The Importance of Being Earnest at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Interview with director Fran Gebhard. Up next for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre (July 5-17, 2016) is Oscar Wilde’s farcical comedy of manners The Importance of Being Earnest. Witty and fast moving, originally performed in 1895 and to this day one of Wilde’s most popular plays, Gebhard says it remains relevant today “Young people are always trying to break rules and think they … [Read more...]

Footloose The Musical at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review.

Footloose The Musical at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review. Drawing upon timeless themes and buoyed by hit music from the 1984 film, Footloose at the Chemainus Theatre Festival (June 10-August 27, 2016) presents a feel-good exploration of family and inter-generational skirmishes. When Ren McCormack (Justin Stadnyk) and his mom Ethel (Sarah Carlé) are forced to leave the big city for small town Bomont, the adjustments to their … [Read more...]