Theatre

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

 

William Anderson plays a detective and Melissa Kahan plays a killer in Anderson’s play, ‘Confessions of a Spooky Mind,’ being staged as part of the 2021 Nanaimo Fringe Festival. (Photo courtesy Melissa Kahan)

Nanaimo Fringe Festival to feature new and returning local playwrights

Festival to include both indoor and outdoor plays by regional theatre artists

 

The Impulse Theatre will take to parks and natural areas in Greater Victoria for their Molecular Landscapes shows that start this week. (Photo courtesy of the Impulse Theatre)

Outdoor dance-theatre shows to inhabit Greater Victoria parks, natural areas

The Impulse Theatre’s Molecular Landscapes series runs from July 29 to Aug. 8

The Impulse Theatre will take to parks and natural areas in Greater Victoria for their Molecular Landscapes shows that start this week. (Photo courtesy of the Impulse Theatre)
Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to open Toronto International Film Festival

Steven Levenson adapted his hit Tony Award-winning stage show with Ben Platt reprising his acclaimed leading role

Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy
Tickets and annual memberships for the Vic Theatre can be bought online in advance or at the door 30 minutes before showtimes. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Vic Theatre to reopen doors Thursday

Each screening will have up to 50 viewers

Tickets and annual memberships for the Vic Theatre can be bought online in advance or at the door 30 minutes before showtimes. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
A cardboard man bearing Queen Elizabeth II’s royal cipher has been placed in a window at the Royal Theatre for at least several days. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Mysterious cardboard figure appears in Victoria’s Royal Theatre window

The identity of the figure, which was moved there amid cleaning, remains unknown

A cardboard man bearing Queen Elizabeth II’s royal cipher has been placed in a window at the Royal Theatre for at least several days. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Toronto alternative band July Talk will be performing at the Royal Theatre in December. (Courtesy of July Talk)

Victoria ticket sales begin Friday for live July Talk concert

Juno-winning band scheduled to perform at Royal Theatre at Christmastime

Toronto alternative band July Talk will be performing at the Royal Theatre in December. (Courtesy of July Talk)
General manager Lindsey Pomper says Sidney’s Star Cinema cannot wait welcome audiences when it reopens June 18, amid an easing of public health measures. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
General manager Lindsey Pomper says Sidney’s Star Cinema cannot wait welcome audiences when it reopens June 18, amid an easing of public health measures. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Playwrights Jessica Schacht and Sam Young of Duncan and Burnaby, respectively, present an online reading of their play ‘You Are Not A Ghost’ June 8 as part of TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices series. (Photos courtesy Centric Photography/Sam Young)

West Coast playwrights turning viral advice column letter into experimental play

Nanaimo’s TheatreOne presents online reading of ‘You Are Not A Ghost’

Playwrights Jessica Schacht and Sam Young of Duncan and Burnaby, respectively, present an online reading of their play ‘You Are Not A Ghost’ June 8 as part of TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices series. (Photos courtesy Centric Photography/Sam Young)
Nicolle Nattrass and Michael Armstrong are presenting an online reading on May 9. (Photos courtesy Joni Marcolin/Heather Armstrong)

Nanaimo playwrights present online Mother’s Day script readings

Nicolle Nattrass and Michael Armstrong to read from in-progress plays

Nicolle Nattrass and Michael Armstrong are presenting an online reading on May 9. (Photos courtesy Joni Marcolin/Heather Armstrong)
Nanaimo playwright Anne Nesbitt is presenting a staged reading of her play about Indigenous conservationist Gertrude Bernard, also known as Anahareo (from left). (Photo courtesy Andrew Nesbitt/Riding Mountain National Park)

Island playwright tells the story of Indigenous woman who ‘saved the beaver’

Anne Nesbitt presents ‘Anahareo’ as part of TheatreOne staged reading series

Nanaimo playwright Anne Nesbitt is presenting a staged reading of her play about Indigenous conservationist Gertrude Bernard, also known as Anahareo (from left). (Photo courtesy Andrew Nesbitt/Riding Mountain National Park)
Strong support from the public for the Bridge The Gap campaign will keep the Chemainus Theatre going until performances can hopefully return to the stage in the fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Popular Island dinner theatre hoping fundraiser can Bridge The Gap

Chemainus Theatre patrons launch campaign to assist in filling the void until performances return

Strong support from the public for the Bridge The Gap campaign will keep the Chemainus Theatre going until performances can hopefully return to the stage in the fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Conversations with the Sea from Impulse Theatre during the 2020 SKAMpede in Victoria. (Courtesy Theatre SKAM)

Waterway theatre display seeks plays, actors for 2021 SKAMpede in Victoria

Second season set for physically distanced show going on the Gorge

Conversations with the Sea from Impulse Theatre during the 2020 SKAMpede in Victoria. (Courtesy Theatre SKAM)
The shadow cast of the Satyr Players production of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’: Linda Dohmeier as Dr. Scott, Olivia Erickson as Columbia, Brandon Caul as Rocky, Christopher Carter as Brad, Charlie Prince as Eddie, Branden Martell as Riff Raff, Jenna Morgan as Magenta, Megan Rhode as Janet and Adrien Kennedy as Dr. Frank-N-Furter (clockwise from left). (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

VIU student actors go online for 25th-annual ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Satyr Players theatre company to broadcast pre-recorded shadow production

The shadow cast of the Satyr Players production of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’: Linda Dohmeier as Dr. Scott, Olivia Erickson as Columbia, Brandon Caul as Rocky, Christopher Carter as Brad, Charlie Prince as Eddie, Branden Martell as Riff Raff, Jenna Morgan as Magenta, Megan Rhode as Janet and Adrien Kennedy as Dr. Frank-N-Furter (clockwise from left). (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
William Anderson’s Father Francis attempts an exorcism on Danni, played by Whitley Dunn, to remove demon Nicole Potvin (from left) in ‘Dispossessed, or Danni’s Inferno’ by local playwright Sean Enns at the 2019 New Waves Festival. This year’s festival is taking place online. (Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre announces New Waves Festival lineup

Two-day event to feature online staged readings of plays by four area playwrights

William Anderson’s Father Francis attempts an exorcism on Danni, played by Whitley Dunn, to remove demon Nicole Potvin (from left) in ‘Dispossessed, or Danni’s Inferno’ by local playwright Sean Enns at the 2019 New Waves Festival. This year’s festival is taking place online. (Bulletin file photo)
Ty Wesley, Nicole Darlington and Cameron Macaulay (from left) performed in the Beholder Entertainment production <em>Gender Sucks!</em> in the 2020 Nanaimo Fringe Festival. (Video still courtesy Sam Wharram)

Nanaimo Fringe Festival artist lottery open to local and B.C. playwrights

Organizers hope to stage plays in-person at indoor and outdoor venues this summer

Ty Wesley, Nicole Darlington and Cameron Macaulay (from left) performed in the Beholder Entertainment production <em>Gender Sucks!</em> in the 2020 Nanaimo Fringe Festival. (Video still courtesy Sam Wharram)
Western Edge Theatre artistic director Brian March and local theatre artists Brianna Hamilton and Daniel Puglas (from left) make up Western Edge’s new team of “artistic associates.” (News Bulletin file photos/Courtney Harder)

Nanaimo theatre company adds younger, diverse voices to artistic team

Western Edge hopes new ‘artistic associates’ will help form new ideas, reach new audiences

Western Edge Theatre artistic director Brian March and local theatre artists Brianna Hamilton and Daniel Puglas (from left) make up Western Edge’s new team of “artistic associates.” (News Bulletin file photos/Courtney Harder)
The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room reopened to host small musical performances. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre receives Island Coastal Economic Trust funding

Project will involve recording and live-streaming Playbill Presents series content

The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room reopened to host small musical performances. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The city has announced that the Port Theatre will be closed until the new year. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s Port Theatre to remain closed until end of 2020

Refunds available as December events rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions

The city has announced that the Port Theatre will be closed until the new year. (News Bulletin file photo)