9 to 5 the Musical by the Victoria Operatic Society. A review.

9 to 5 the Musical by the Victoria Operatic Society. A review. Take a trip back to 1980 and be buoyed by the infectious spirit of 9 to 5 the Musical (May 4-3, 2018 at the McPherson Playhouse) with its can-do nature, peppy music and award-winning lyrics. The Victoria Operatic Society has once again pulled out all the stops—not only are there twenty six actors and twelve musicians, but a quick read-through of the programme reveals dozens of … [Read more...]

Ring of Fire Project Johnny Cash at the Chemainus Theatre Festival February 20-April 11 2015. A review.

Ring of Fire: Project Johnny Cash at the Chemainus Theatre Festival February 20-April 11, 2015. A review. It’s a long way from the wet west coast of Vancouver Island to the hills and fields of Arkansas, and the music halls of Nashville, yet music has the power to tie us together in a celebration of family and community. Mining this fundamental truth, Chemainus Theatre artistic director Mark DuMez opens the 2015 season with Ring of Fire: … [Read more...]

Brighton Beach Memoirs by Blue Bridge Theatre, a review

Perfect pacing and a masterful blend of comedy, pathos and drama make Brighton Beach Memoirs, Blue Bridge’s second show of the season, a rich and relatable theatrical experience. Modern audiences are perhaps most familiar with prolific playwright Neil Simon’s Tony-award-winning comedy The Odd Couple.  Simon, a native New Yorker, got his start writing for radio and TV but went on earn the distinction of being the most produced playwright of all … [Read more...]