Live theatre

The performance stage in Pioneer Park in Brentwood Bay is one of the venues for “The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito, presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People at different locations in July and August. (Black Press file Media photo)

Kaleidoscope Theatre free performances set to fly around Greater Victoria

The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito plays between Aug. 28 and Sept. 12

 

The Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival returns to the Intrepid Theatre this Friday, Aug. 13 with both virtual and in-person shows available for advance ticket sales. (Courtesy of Intrepid Theatre)

Intrepid Theatre raises curtains for Fringe Festival

20 in-person and virtual productions will take the stage starting Friday

 

The Capital Regional District Art Commission is handing out $121,000 in its second round of grant allocations to local arts groups. (Photo by Pexels)

Greater Victoria not-for-profit arts groups to receive over $121,000 from CRD

Funding to support projects such as a community arts hub, choir program, mural festival and more

 

Theatre SKAM is offering mobile, pop-up performances to Greater Victoria residents once again this summer. They’ll feature emerging artists Yasmin D’Oshun, Courtney Crawford, Kaelan Bain and Kendra Bidwell (left to right). (Courtesy of Theatre SKAM)
Theatre SKAM is offering mobile, pop-up performances to Greater Victoria residents once again this summer. They’ll feature emerging artists Yasmin D’Oshun, Courtney Crawford, Kaelan Bain and Kendra Bidwell (left to right). (Courtesy of Theatre SKAM)
CCPA performs Urinetown June 3 at 7:30 p.m., June 4 at 6 p.m. and June 5 at 12:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available online at ccpacanada.com, by phone at 250-595-9970 or email boxoffice@ccpacanada.com.(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria performance school livestreams Urinetown for season finale

Canadian College of Performing Arts livestreamed shows presented through June 6

CCPA performs Urinetown June 3 at 7:30 p.m., June 4 at 6 p.m. and June 5 at 12:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available online at ccpacanada.com, by phone at 250-595-9970 or email boxoffice@ccpacanada.com.(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
It’s been almost a year since the last public performance inside the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Donors pledge $60,000 in matching campaign at Chemainus Theatre

Perrys, Hiltons and Duncan Iron Works help to Bridge the Gap during COVID shutdown

It’s been almost a year since the last public performance inside the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The main players in the upcoming pantomime ‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ will be Sam Mellemstrand as The Prince, Sierrah Borjeau as Snow White, Bill Levity as The King, Alex Gallacher as The Evil Queen and Grant Mellemstrand as The Mirror. (Submitted)

Cowichan pantomime production postponed until late January

‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ was scheduled for late December

The main players in the upcoming pantomime ‘Snow White and the 5 Dwarfs’ will be Sam Mellemstrand as The Prince, Sierrah Borjeau as Snow White, Bill Levity as The King, Alex Gallacher as The Evil Queen and Grant Mellemstrand as The Mirror. (Submitted)
The Sid Williams Theatre marquee is once again proudly displaying upcoming events. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s Sid Williams Theatre reopening in a limited capacity

Theatre has been closed since March due to COVID-19

  • Oct 23, 2020
The Sid Williams Theatre marquee is once again proudly displaying upcoming events. Photo supplied
Dr. Donald Hilton and Mrs. Joyce Hilton donated $50,000 to the Chemainus Theatre (Photo submitted)

Chemainus family pledges $50,000 to Chemainus Theatre Crisis Relief Fund

Hilton family’s gift if fully matched will raise $100,000

Dr. Donald Hilton and Mrs. Joyce Hilton donated $50,000 to the Chemainus Theatre (Photo submitted)
It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMez rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre Festival cancels remainder of 2020 season

COVID-19 restrictions likely to linger longer for the theatre industry, leaving no other alternative

It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMez rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Life mimics art for Island students who performed play about Spanish flu pandemic

Life mimics art for Island students who performed play about Spanish flu pandemic

Performing arts students see parallels between story from Unity 1918 and current health crisis

Life mimics art for Island students who performed play about Spanish flu pandemic
Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Theatre BC cancels festivals in response to COVID-19

‘Provincials’ of community theatre set to take place on Vancouver Island in July 2020

Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box

Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box

Company debuting its take on The Little Prince, as well as other new works, March 21-22

Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box
Justin Francis Lee as Anthony, and Jesse Deutscher as Caroline keep the audience captivated as their characters slowly build a common bond through the literature of Walt Whitman, in Langham Court Theatre’s production of I and You. Photo by Jason King

REVIEW: Langham’s ‘I and You’ will command your attention

Two-actor play about the development of an unlikely friendship one of Langham Court’s best

Justin Francis Lee as Anthony, and Jesse Deutscher as Caroline keep the audience captivated as their characters slowly build a common bond through the literature of Walt Whitman, in Langham Court Theatre’s production of I and You. Photo by Jason King
A robotic actor somehow is given the ability to laugh, which leads to hilarious results, in Phoenix Theatre’s newest production, Comic Potential, running Feb. 13-22.

‘Actoids’ hit the stage at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre in February

Robots full of Comic Potential in latest play from UVic’s play

A robotic actor somehow is given the ability to laugh, which leads to hilarious results, in Phoenix Theatre’s newest production, Comic Potential, running Feb. 13-22.
Ryan Nicolai, Courtney Crawford and Marissa McClymont star in the Canadian College of Performing Arts staging of The Light in the Piazza. The show runs in Oak Bay starting Friday, Jan. 31, for a week. (Photo by Andrew Barrett)

Tony-award winning musical comes to Oak Bay

Canadian College of Performing Arts brings The Light in the Piazza to the stage

Ryan Nicolai, Courtney Crawford and Marissa McClymont star in the Canadian College of Performing Arts staging of The Light in the Piazza. The show runs in Oak Bay starting Friday, Jan. 31, for a week. (Photo by Andrew Barrett)
Tony-winning musical comes alive at Langham Court

Tony-winning musical comes alive at Langham Court

Community theatre group takes on Company, Jan. 15 to Feb. 1

  • Jan 9, 2020
Tony-winning musical comes alive at Langham Court
Bringing personal stories to life: The Flame comes to the Belfry

Bringing personal stories to life: The Flame comes to the Belfry

One-night event Jan. 13 follows up a weekend storytelling workshop with Deborah Williams

  • Jan 6, 2020
Bringing personal stories to life: The Flame comes to the Belfry
Get ready to see the beauty in Carole King’s music and story

Get ready to see the beauty in Carole King’s music and story

Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, sure to be some kind of wonderful in Victoria

  • Dec 26, 2019
Get ready to see the beauty in Carole King’s music and story
Calling all SKAM artists! Get your show on the list for SKAMpede 2020

Calling all SKAM artists! Get your show on the list for SKAMpede 2020

Deadline extended to Dec. 31 for performers looking to be part of annual summer theatre event

  • Dec 20, 2019
Calling all SKAM artists! Get your show on the list for SKAMpede 2020