Still time to see Bard to Broadway shows in Qualicum Beach

Time is running out if you still want to see some great summer theatre in Qualicum Beach.

An original comedy

An original comedy

Time is running out if you still want to see some great summer theatre being presented by Bard to Broadway at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach until August 18.

The repertory theatre company has two sensational shows; the smash hit Broadway musical Hello Dolly and an original comedy, Becky’s New Car.

Hello Dolly tells the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi’s effort to marry Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire.

The lead role of Dolly is performed with infectious charm and energy by Amy Mikkelborg as she takes the audience on a musical romp through New York at the turn of the twentieth century.

Along the way America’s most beloved matchmaker also succeeds in pairing up the young and beautiful widow Molloy with Vandergelder’s head clerk, Cornelius Hackl; Cornelius’ assistant, Barnaby Tucker, with Mrs. Molloy’s assistant, Minnie Fay; and the struggling artist, Ambrose Kemper, with Mr. Vandergelder’s weeping niece, Ermengarde.

The group takes off on a whirlwind adventure from Yonkers, New York into the big city of New York where love and excitement await.

Becky’s New Car is an original comedy by Steven Dietz with serious overtones.

The devious and delightful romp down the road not taken stars Candice Appleby as Becky Foster, a woman in a mid-life crisis.

Working late one night, the millionaire widower Walter Flood — still in mourning and totally inept without his late wife to guide him walks into the car dealership where Becky is employed.

A new vista presents itself and Becky finds herself facing a fork in the road of her life.  Amid a variety of twists and turns involving both hilarious and touching events, Becky is offered nothing short of a new life and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare.

She takes her husband and family and workmates along for the ride.

Performances of Hello Dolly and Becky’s New Car are at 7:30 p.m. each evening.  Most Sunday afternoons feature a matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets may be ordered by phone at 250-752-4470.  Leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

For walk-in sales, the B2B box office is open at the Village Theatre Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

You can check out the 2012 schedule on line at www.b2btheatre.com.

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