Can-can dancers and a couple members of the audience take up the classic dance at last year’s Night at the Palace at Errington hall. The annual Vaudeville and burlesque show is back running Feb. 15-16 and 22-23. — Adam Kveton Photo

Vaudeville and burlesque show returns to Errington

Night at the Palace performances begin Feb. 15

Errington’s annual Vaudeville and burlesque variety show is back for its 15th edition this February.

Shows are scheduled for Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at Errington War Memorial Hall, ( 1390 Errington Rd.) where members of the community have put together 23 different acts, from burlesque, comedy in a range of genres, barbershop singing, acrobatics and, of course, the can-can.

The show’s artistic director, Virginia Anderson said she’s excited for this year’s selection of acts, including the return of a group of burlesque dancers who used to be regulars at the show, but have been absent for about three years.

“They always have amazing costumes and they are really well put together, so I’m excited to see them as well,” said Anderson.

The show sees strong attendance, and functions as the hall’s main fundraiser every year, bringing in approximately $10,000 each year.

A sort of community talent show in the style of Vaudeville, peformers have been bringing forward their acts since November to be part of the show.

Not shying away from raunchy and sexual humour, in addition to many other kinds of performances, the show pushes at people’s boundaries, but earns hearty laughs.

The positivity of the community, both up on stage and in the audience, creates a show where performers are excited to share their acts to an audience and community that is very supportive, said Anderson.

Though tickets to the performance tend to go quickly, there remained some as of Jan. 24, said Anderson. Tickets are $25 at the Errington store. Shows begin at 8 p.m.

Just Posted

Ballenas students launch fundraiser for U.S. travel to promote science experiment

Students’ experiment headed for International Space Station

Search is on for parties to build $10.7M Bowser sewage project

Further investigation of land disposal option rejected by RDN board

Parksville council won’t ban single-use plastic bags

Politicians vote 6-1 against proposed bylaw

RDN dealing with high interest in backyard cannabis production

New policy proposed to address challenges with Health Canada licences

Qualicum Beach doles out Community Awards

Jacobson is Citizen of the Year; new mayor Wiese named top newsmaker

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Fraser Health closes all pools at Harrison Hot Springs

Public pool available after all five mineral pools closed until Monday

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

One dead, two seriously injured in Hwy 4 crash west of Port Alberni

A man has died following a single-vehicle collision west of Port Alberni… Continue reading

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Most Read