Live theatre

Kerry Campbell as ‘Susan’ in the Bard to Broadway Theatre production of ‘Just the Ticket’ in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)

Campbell shines in B2B’s ‘Just the Ticket’

By Kathy Harper Sometimes all the stars align resulting in a perfect…

 

Jenny Atkinson, Amber Lochead and Sam Mellemstrand perform in ‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’, a Bard to Broadway production at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)

REVIEW: A wickedly funny B2B revue in Qualicum Beach

‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’ a true delight

 

Maggie Bugg, Alyssa Burger and Sherri Wade perform in ‘Crimes of the Heart’, a Bard to Broadway production at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Don Emerson photo)

REVIEW: B2B’s ‘Crimes of the Heart’ beautiful and moving

‘Mesmerizing performances’ highlight show in Qualicum Beach

 

‘Crimes of the Heart’ is one of three Bard to Broadway summer plays for 2021. (Submitted illustration)

Bard to Broadway Theatre Society summer schedule released

Trio of live performances to start in July and August in Qualicum Beach

‘Crimes of the Heart’ is one of three Bard to Broadway summer plays for 2021. (Submitted illustration)
‘Crimes of the Heart’ is one of three Bard to Broadway summer plays for 2021. ‘Just the Ticket’ and musical ‘Forbidden Broadway’ also scheduled for July and August at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted illustration)

Bard to Broadway Theatre Society confirms summer season good to go in Qualicum Beach

Trio of live performances to start in July and August for small, socially distanced audiences

‘Crimes of the Heart’ is one of three Bard to Broadway summer plays for 2021. ‘Just the Ticket’ and musical ‘Forbidden Broadway’ also scheduled for July and August at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted illustration)
Cast and crew of ‘All Rights Reserved’ on Friday, May 21, 2021, during a dress rehearsal at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. From left, back row: Jack Duce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sabrina Blaase, George Perkins and Ben Rosnau. From left, front row: Lyra Sales, Allaina Moore, Max Hannah, Dekaiah Haupt and Noah Rosnau. ‘All Rights Reserved’ will be available for online viewing June 5 and June 6. (Ashlee Sales photo)

ECHO Players Youth Theatre to present 2 online performances in June

One act comedies ‘The Neighbour’ and ‘All Rights Reserved’ to show June 5 and June 6

Cast and crew of ‘All Rights Reserved’ on Friday, May 21, 2021, during a dress rehearsal at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. From left, back row: Jack Duce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sabrina Blaase, George Perkins and Ben Rosnau. From left, front row: Lyra Sales, Allaina Moore, Max Hannah, Dekaiah Haupt and Noah Rosnau. ‘All Rights Reserved’ will be available for online viewing June 5 and June 6. (Ashlee Sales photo)
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

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)
Julian and Sue Packer will perform a 20-minute play, ‘Babel Rap’, on Aug. 22. (Andrew Nixon photo)
Julian and Sue Packer will perform a 20-minute play, ‘Babel Rap’, on Aug. 22. (Andrew Nixon photo)
Rob Atkinson, Omabuwa Dede and Jocelyn Dickson. (Courtesy of Bard to Broadway)
Rob Atkinson, Omabuwa Dede and Jocelyn Dickson. (Courtesy of Bard to Broadway)
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)