Live theatre

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

 

It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMex rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Remainder of 2020 season cancelled at popular Island theatre

Chemainus Theatre Festival succumbs to COVID-19 restrictions on large crowds likely to linger longer

It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMex rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Theatre BC cancels festivals in response to COVID-19

‘Provincials’ of community theatre set to take place on Vancouver Island in July 2020

Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’

All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’

Ballenas Secondary performers stage slightly toned-down version of popular show

All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’
Captain Hook and Peter Pan (played by Daniel Sailland and Ashlee Sales) clash in an epic duel during this ECHO Players production of Peter Pan in 2018 shows. The NEWS has tickets available for the next ECHO Players show, The Secret Garden, which opens Feb. 13. (News file photo)

Free ticket alert! Ticket giveaway for ECHO Players’ Secret Garden

Four sets of tickets are up for grabs during the February production

  • Feb 2, 2020
Captain Hook and Peter Pan (played by Daniel Sailland and Ashlee Sales) clash in an epic duel during this ECHO Players production of Peter Pan in 2018 shows. The NEWS has tickets available for the next ECHO Players show, The Secret Garden, which opens Feb. 13. (News file photo)