Live theatre

Musical performances are one of many ways to be entertained at the Filberg Festival in Comox, happening this year Aug. 2-5. Courtesy Filberg Festival

Yes Virginia, there is entertainment north of the Malahat

From Nanaimo Fringe to the Filberg Festival, up-Island offers several summer entertainment options

Musical performances are one of many ways to be entertained at the Filberg Festival in Comox, happening this year Aug. 2-5. Courtesy Filberg Festival
Blue Bridge brings Neil Simon comedy classic to the stage

Blue Bridge brings Neil Simon comedy classic to the stage

Barefoot in the Park, on July 2-14, enjoyed a run on Broadway before becoming a successful film

  • Jun 25, 2019
Blue Bridge brings Neil Simon comedy classic to the stage
The lead characters from Shrek the Musical will delight audience members of all ages in this Victoria Operatic Society production. It takes to the stage at the McPherson Playhouse May 3-12. Image courtesy VOS

VOS transforms the McPherson into a swamp for Shrek The Musical

Victoria Operatic Society’s musical theatre production appeals to all ages

  • Apr 22, 2019
The lead characters from Shrek the Musical will delight audience members of all ages in this Victoria Operatic Society production. It takes to the stage at the McPherson Playhouse May 3-12. Image courtesy VOS
Director Anita Rochon, left is directing the Belfry Theatre’s upcoming production of 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog. The lead roles are played by Brenda Robins (grandmother), centre top, and Nathan Howe (Leo), while Lucy McNulty plays Bec. Photos courtesy Belfry Theatre

Grandma and grandson bond over 4000 Miles on stage at the Belfry

Tender drama focuses on family and romantic relationships, April 9 to May 5

  • Mar 18, 2019
Director Anita Rochon, left is directing the Belfry Theatre’s upcoming production of 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog. The lead roles are played by Brenda Robins (grandmother), centre top, and Nathan Howe (Leo), while Lucy McNulty plays Bec. Photos courtesy Belfry Theatre
Hear all Four Seasons in one this spring with Jersey Boys at Victoria’s Royal Theatre

Hear all Four Seasons in one this spring with Jersey Boys at Victoria’s Royal Theatre

Tickets go on sale Friday for hit Broadway musical, playing May 28 to June 2

Hear all Four Seasons in one this spring with Jersey Boys at Victoria’s Royal Theatre
Golden Girls get the puppet treatment

Golden Girls get the puppet treatment

Tribute show Thank You For Being a Friend brings TV favourite to McPherson stage

  • Jan 24, 2019
Golden Girls get the puppet treatment
The Belfry Theatre production of playwright Matthew MacKenzie’s Bears runs Jan. 29 to Feb. 24. Photo by Max Telzerow Photography

Belfry play taps into writer’s feelings around his Indigenous heritage

Bears takes you on a wild ride through the surreal and the real

  • Jan 10, 2019
The Belfry Theatre production of playwright Matthew MacKenzie’s Bears runs Jan. 29 to Feb. 24. Photo by Max Telzerow Photography
Primary cast members from the Victoria Operatic Society production of Rent, gather for a group shot. The show runs at the McPherson Playhouse Nov. 23 to Dec. 2. Photo by Jesse Polito/courtesy VOS

Rent-heads unite: VOS tackles iconic rock musical

Subject matter of HIV, poverty, gentrification, tent city will resonate with Victoria audiences

Primary cast members from the Victoria Operatic Society production of Rent, gather for a group shot. The show runs at the McPherson Playhouse Nov. 23 to Dec. 2. Photo by Jesse Polito/courtesy VOS
Heidi Damayo (Thai) and Andrew McNee (Mustard) star in Mustard by Kat Sandler, running Oct. 30 through Nov. 25 at The Belfry Theatre. Photos by Mark Halliday

Folks with imaginary friends may relish The Belfry’s Mustard

Victoria show explores how growing up sometimes means leaving childhood securities behind

  • Oct 30, 2018
Heidi Damayo (Thai) and Andrew McNee (Mustard) star in Mustard by Kat Sandler, running Oct. 30 through Nov. 25 at The Belfry Theatre. Photos by Mark Halliday
The character of Anna is central to the beloved musical The King and I. A production based on the Broadway version of the story comes to Victoria in early January. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Beloved musical The King and I coming to Victoria

Royal Theatre plays host to musical that was a smash hit on Broadway

The character of Anna is central to the beloved musical The King and I. A production based on the Broadway version of the story comes to Victoria in early January. Photo by Jeremy Daniel