Theatre

Gate House Theatre President Gord Oppen at the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Awards in Victoria. (Submitted photo)

Port McNeill’s Gate House Theatre receives Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award

The Gate House Theatre doesn’t have any paid employees and is run by a volunteer board

 

Belinda Cornish, left, Alexander Ariate, Alexandra Brynn, Oscar Derkx, and Camille Legg will perform in Vancouver for the Arts Club Theatre’s production of Mischief Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ from Sept. 8-Oct. 16. (Eric Kozakiewicz photo)

Nanaimo actor part of ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ play within a play

Alexandra Brynn performing in Vancouver production starting this month

 

Frank Moher, Western Edge Theatre company’s founder and executive director, stepped down at the end of August. (Submitted photo)

Western Edge Theatre company’s founder steps down after 20 years

Frank Moher’s final day as executive director was Aug. 31

 

The Blue Ridge theatre in Quadra Village now has a bright and colourful new mural thanks to artist Tasha Diamant. (Courtesy of Tasha Diamant)

Victoria’s Blue Bridge Theatre spruced up with new mural

Artist Tasha Diamant wanted to show the theatre in turbulent times

The Blue Ridge theatre in Quadra Village now has a bright and colourful new mural thanks to artist Tasha Diamant. (Courtesy of Tasha Diamant)
Damon Mitchell, left, and Dan Puglas rehearse at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library on June 9 for Reconciliation Theatre’s inaugural production ‘True West’ by Sam Shepard. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Indigenous-focused Nanaimo theatre company getting ready to stage ‘True West’

Reconciliation Theatre will perform at the OV Arts Centre June 28 to July 2

Damon Mitchell, left, and Dan Puglas rehearse at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library on June 9 for Reconciliation Theatre’s inaugural production ‘True West’ by Sam Shepard. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Shadow puppet performance will be part of the William Head on Stage theatre installation. (Courtesy of William Head on Stage)

Victoria installation highlights 40 years of prison theatre from William Head on Stage

By-donation multimedia experience runs Thursday to Sunday, May 26 to 29

Shadow puppet performance will be part of the William Head on Stage theatre installation. (Courtesy of William Head on Stage)
Esquimalt High School is bringing musical theatre back for the first time since the pandemic with a production of Mamma Mia! (Photo Courtesy of Esquimalt High School/Facebook)
Esquimalt High School is bringing musical theatre back for the first time since the pandemic with a production of Mamma Mia! (Photo Courtesy of Esquimalt High School/Facebook)
Natasha Mumba stars as Faith in acts of faith, by David Yee. The production is the second and final instalment in the Belfry Theatre’s Spark Festival and is available for viewing online only, March 18 to 20. (Photo by Dahlia Katz/Courtesy Belfry Theatre)

Victoria’s Belfry Theatre winds up Spark Festival online with acts of faith

Natasha Mumba offers powerful portrayal of a woman battling personal demons, those of others

Natasha Mumba stars as Faith in acts of faith, by David Yee. The production is the second and final instalment in the Belfry Theatre’s Spark Festival and is available for viewing online only, March 18 to 20. (Photo by Dahlia Katz/Courtesy Belfry Theatre)
Lauren Semple, as Madame Zee, and Dean Chadwick, as Brother XII, rehearse a scene from Western Edge Theatre’s upcoming musical ‘The Cult of Brother 12.’ (Photo courtesy Western Edge Theatre)

Notorious Vancouver Island cult leader’s story re-imagined in new musical

Western Edge Theatre presents ‘The Cult of Brother 12’ starting March 25 in Nanaimo

Lauren Semple, as Madame Zee, and Dean Chadwick, as Brother XII, rehearse a scene from Western Edge Theatre’s upcoming musical ‘The Cult of Brother 12.’ (Photo courtesy Western Edge Theatre)
TheatreOne is hosting a staged reading of Anna Marie Anderson’s play The Shape of Your Good Days at the Port Theatre on March 22. (Photo submitted)

Audience invited to staged reading of play as part of ‘Emerging Voices’ series

Anna Marie Anderson’s play ‘The Shape of Your Good Days’ to be presented March 22

TheatreOne is hosting a staged reading of Anna Marie Anderson’s play The Shape of Your Good Days at the Port Theatre on March 22. (Photo submitted)
Local artist Jim Dodd’s rendering of a potential $30-million arts facility, including a performance hall, rehearsal space, green rooms, gift shop and art gallery in Colwood. (Courtesy Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society)

Colwood earmarks $30k to further study performing arts centre idea for city

Funds will be used to update 2013 study by Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society

Local artist Jim Dodd’s rendering of a potential $30-million arts facility, including a performance hall, rehearsal space, green rooms, gift shop and art gallery in Colwood. (Courtesy Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society)
Billionaire Claire Zachanassian, played by Emily Dunigan (top), parades through town with her entourage - Daleal Monjazeb, Charlie Lincoln, Emma St. Laurent, Cameron Le and Curtis Magas (from left) - during rehearsals for the upcoming VIU theatre production, ‘The Visitor.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Woman puts $1-billion bounty on treacherous ex-boyfriend in VIU play

Director Leon Potter presents ‘The Visitor’ at Malaspina Theatre

Billionaire Claire Zachanassian, played by Emily Dunigan (top), parades through town with her entourage - Daleal Monjazeb, Charlie Lincoln, Emma St. Laurent, Cameron Le and Curtis Magas (from left) - during rehearsals for the upcoming VIU theatre production, ‘The Visitor.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
The Waste Land director and choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz on the set at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre with a painted map of London. (Courtesy UVic Department of Theatre)

University of Victoria’s The Waste Land lays bare Eliot poem in pandemic parallel

100-year-old poem echoes our time, director/choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz says

The Waste Land director and choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz on the set at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre with a painted map of London. (Courtesy UVic Department of Theatre)
Comox playwright Yvette Menard is presenting a staged reading of her in-progress one-woman show, ‘The Ties that Bind.’ (Photo courtesy Katie Clarkson/Sitka Stage & Screen)

Playwright pens ‘tragicomedy clown play’ about being trapped by past choices

Yvette Menard presents ‘The Ties that Bind’ as part of TheatreOne staged reading series

Comox playwright Yvette Menard is presenting a staged reading of her in-progress one-woman show, ‘The Ties that Bind.’ (Photo courtesy Katie Clarkson/Sitka Stage & Screen)
Dancers fill the roles of the menu and pieces of cutlery during the beloved song “Be Our Guest” from the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of Beauty and the Beast. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Dancers fill the roles of the menu and pieces of cutlery during the beloved song “Be Our Guest” from the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of Beauty and the Beast. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
SKAM Theatre Company’s rolling outdoor venue can be brought virtually anywhere there’s space for two cars in Greater Victoria, on order. (Photo courtesy SKAM.ca)

SKAM brings its mobile live theatre to you, for a donation

Dec. 17 to 19 final weekend to book a live performance where you are, two show options available

SKAM Theatre Company’s rolling outdoor venue can be brought virtually anywhere there’s space for two cars in Greater Victoria, on order. (Photo courtesy SKAM.ca)
The Blue Bridge Theatre Society’s recent decision to sell the Roxy Theatre followed the Salvation Army’s listing of the Stan Hagen Centre for Families next door on Quadra Street. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Victoria’s Blue Bridge Theatre Society puts Roxy up for sale

Company pledges to finish 2021/22 season in Quadra Village, considers potential partnerships

The Blue Bridge Theatre Society’s recent decision to sell the Roxy Theatre followed the Salvation Army’s listing of the Stan Hagen Centre for Families next door on Quadra Street. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
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 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)
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

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)
The Royal B.C. Museum’s IMAX theatre is set to reopen Sept. 3, having been closed since November 2020 due to COVID-19. (RBCM/Facebook)
The Royal B.C. Museum’s IMAX theatre is set to reopen Sept. 3, having been closed since November 2020 due to COVID-19. (RBCM/Facebook)