Theatre

Claremont Secondary students prepare for the opening night of their winter play, One Stoplight Town. (Courtesy of Colin Plant)

Claremont students bring small-town America to the Saanich stage

From new love to old habits, the community in One Stoplight Town is changing, for better or worse

 

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

 

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

 

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Claremont Secondary’s year-long drama class will perform TRAP, a thrilling play by Stephen Gregg, virtually from April 14-17 at 7 p.m. (Image courtesy Colin Plant)
Claremont Secondary’s year-long drama class will perform TRAP, a thrilling play by Stephen Gregg, virtually from April 14-17 at 7 p.m. (Image courtesy Colin Plant)