Pericles the Hopeful Mariner at the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2018. A review.

Pericles the Hopeful Mariner at the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2018. A review. Can anything compare to a beautiful summer evening, seated warm and cozy under the towering Garry Oaks of Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus, to hear the immortal words of the Bard of Avon?  It’s one of my favourite theatrical experiences—one shared by many, whether fervent Shakespeare aficionados or newcomers. It’s easy to imagine, when the narrator of … [Read more...]

Theatre Al Dente presents their first annual Summer Dinner Theatre Experience

Theatre Al Dente presents their first annual Summer Dinner Theatre Experience. Preview. For several summers, members of Sidney's Peninsula Players wrote and performed original musicals at Muse Winery.  Muse has now changed hands and is the Deep Cove Winery and the players have decided to create a new theatre company—Theatre Al Dentre—especially for the purpose of performing summer dinner theatre.  Bringing an executive producer--Steve Duck … [Read more...]

Andrew Bailey presents Brain Machine one night only July 9th 2018 in Victoria BC

Andrew Bailey presents Brain Machine one night only July 9th 2018 in Victoria BC. Preview. Now that Andrew Bailey has departed Victoria for Vancouver, it is rare to have him back on local stages except during festivals like the Fringe or UNO Fest, and on occasion performing with Atomic Vaudeville.  I read about his Vancouver shows with anticipation and regularly ask when we'll have the chance to see his latest work.  Wait no longer eager … [Read more...]

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2018. Interview with Artistic Director Karen Lee Pickett.

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2018. Interview with Artistic Director Karen Lee Pickett. The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival celebrates their 28th year in 2018. Now firmly established in the repertory model since 2014 under the artistic directorship of Karen Lee Pickett, they benefit from two professional mentor actors—this year, Trevor Hinton who audiences will remember from the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons, and new to the … [Read more...]

The Drawer Boy at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 3-15,2018. Cast interview.

The Drawer Boy at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 3-15,2018. Cast interview. First a note—it’s draw-er boy, a boy who draws, not drawer boy, a boy in a drawer as I imagined it to be. “¨Perhaps the most successful play in Canadian theatre history and produced world-wide since its premier (at Theatre Passe Muraille) in 1999, this touching comic drama about Southern Ontario rural life explores the power of storytelling in creating and … [Read more...]

Victoria Summer Music Festival 2018 Season Announcement

Victoria Summer Music Festival 2018 Season Announcement. (media release) Celebrating our twenty-third year! We are thrilled to open our series with the James Ehnes Quartet. Due to the tremendous demand for seats when we presented James in recital, we are again booking the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, in Oak Bay High School, for this concert. Our usual venue, the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at UVic, will be the site for the … [Read more...]

A Summer of Theatre 2018 in Victoria BC.

A Summer of Theatre 2018 in Victoria BC.   Victoria Fringe Festival line-up at the Metro Studio Theatre. Photo: Derek Ford. Summer is a time of festivals and outdoor events, perfect for unwinding and experiencing theatre in venues outside of the "norm"--although there are still plenty of indoor shows too.  Here's the line-up as of May 29th. June All My Sons by Arthur Miller Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre May 29-June 10 Arthur … [Read more...]