Live theatre

Left to right: Sasha Frizzell, Gwen Severs, Thistle Williams-Carswell, Sophia Swain, Noah Rosnau, Dezzy Desvaux, Julia Einarson, Emily Anderson. (Submitted photo)

Echo Players bring back Teen Musical Theatre to Qualicum Beach

‘Godspell Jr.’ performances run Aug. 12 to Aug. 14

 

Cougar Annie Tales revolves around the life of Ada Annie Jordan, who settled in the Clayoquot coastal rainforest in 1915. (Photo courtesy Katrina Kadoski)

Singer-songwriter tells story of unique Vancouver Island pioneer

One-woman show ‘Cougar Annie’ coming to Bowser Aug. 7

 

The Teen Musical Theatre camp will return to Qualicum Beach’s Village Theatre this summer. Photo shows the 2019 production of ‘Willy Wonka’. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach teen musical theatre camp returns for summer of 2022

Three-week camp begins July 25, includes four performances of ‘Godspell’

The Teen Musical Theatre camp will return to Qualicum Beach’s Village Theatre this summer. Photo shows the 2019 production of ‘Willy Wonka’. (Submitted photo)
(Ashlee Sales photo)
(Ashlee Sales photo)
ECHO Players will continue its 2021-22 season with four performances of 'Spam and Maple Syrup de Turd' May 26, May 27, May 28 and May 29. From left: Mike Andrews, Gerry Fraser, Len Mustard and Peter Fraser in a 2019 performance. (Photo courtesy Susan Warner)

ECHO Players staging 4 performances of ‘Spam and Maple Syrup de Turd’

Performances at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach May 26

ECHO Players will continue its 2021-22 season with four performances of 'Spam and Maple Syrup de Turd' May 26, May 27, May 28 and May 29. From left: Mike Andrews, Gerry Fraser, Len Mustard and Peter Fraser in a 2019 performance. (Photo courtesy Susan Warner)
The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Fast-paced Chemainus Theatre show just plain funny

The 39 Steps will have you guffawing at regular intervals

The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The cast of The 39 Steps. Back from left: Aidan deSalaiz and Alexandra Brynn. Front: Felix LeBlanc and Caitlin Driscoll. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Laughter generated from The 39 Steps the best medicine

Cast members prepared to deliver a much-needed respite for the audience

The cast of The 39 Steps. Back from left: Aidan deSalaiz and Alexandra Brynn. Front: Felix LeBlanc and Caitlin Driscoll. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Peggy Pearce as Donna, Rowan O’Callaghan as Brooke, Sherri Wade as Christine and John Felice as Al in ‘How It Works’, an ECHO Players production opening April 21 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Ben Rosnau photo)

REVIEW: Brilliantly believable performances highlight ‘How It Works’ from ECHO Players

Production runs April 21 to May 8 at Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach

Peggy Pearce as Donna, Rowan O’Callaghan as Brooke, Sherri Wade as Christine and John Felice as Al in ‘How It Works’, an ECHO Players production opening April 21 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Ben Rosnau photo)
Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)

Cirque du Soleil returns to Vancouver Island this spring with OVO

Seven performances will transform Victoria’s Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in June

Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)
From left: Peggy Pearce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sherri Wade and John Felice will appear in ECHO Players’ newest production ‘How It Works’ at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, which will run April 21 until May 8, 2022. (Submitted photo)

ECHO Players set to stage production of ‘How It Works’ in Qualicum Beach

Performance to run from April 21 to May 8 at Village Theatre

From left: Peggy Pearce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sherri Wade and John Felice will appear in ECHO Players’ newest production ‘How It Works’ at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, which will run April 21 until May 8, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Chemainus Theatre artistic director Mark DuMez, left, and managing director Randy Huber between the banners for The 39 Steps and Glory that were on the schedule for 2020 before the pandemic and are now again prominent for the 2022 season. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Smaller casts, but still big performances on Island theatre’s 2022 show schedule

The 39 Steps and Glory return to the lineup from postponed 2020 season

Chemainus Theatre artistic director Mark DuMez, left, and managing director Randy Huber between the banners for The 39 Steps and Glory that were on the schedule for 2020 before the pandemic and are now again prominent for the 2022 season. (Photo by Don Bodger)
(Facebook photo by ECHO Players)
(Facebook photo by ECHO Players)
Colleen Janssen, right, who plays Kate, stares angrily down at Francesca Reside, left, who plays Sylvia, during a rehearsal of the ECHO Players production ‘Sylvia’. (Gerard Janssen photo)

REVIEW: ‘Sylvia’ from ECHO Players delivers comical and endearing performances

Show runs through Sunday, March 6 on stage at Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach

Colleen Janssen, right, who plays Kate, stares angrily down at Francesca Reside, left, who plays Sylvia, during a rehearsal of the ECHO Players production ‘Sylvia’. (Gerard Janssen photo)
ECHO Players logo. (PQB News file photo)

Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach to seat at 100 per cent capacity starting Feb. 16

Announcement in light of provincial restrictions on indoor gatherings being lifted

ECHO Players logo. (PQB News file photo)
Ballenas Secondary School performers during a rehearsal of 'The Addams Family' musical on Feb. 1, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Ballenas Secondary School performers during a rehearsal of 'The Addams Family' musical on Feb. 1, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Colleen Janssen, right, who plays Kate, stares angrily down at Francesca Reside, left, who plays Sylvia, during a rehearsal on Feb. 6 of the ECHO Players production ‘Sylvia’. (Gerard Janssen photo)
Colleen Janssen, right, who plays Kate, stares angrily down at Francesca Reside, left, who plays Sylvia, during a rehearsal on Feb. 6 of the ECHO Players production ‘Sylvia’. (Gerard Janssen photo)
ECHO Players announced that performances of ‘Narnia’ at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31, have been cancelled. (Don Emerson photo)
ECHO Players announced that performances of ‘Narnia’ at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31, have been cancelled. (Don Emerson photo)
Bard to Broadway’s artistic director, Gary Brown (left), presents Jay Norton with the Gary Brown Award on Nov. 13, 2021. Bard to Broadway’s president, Maggie Bugg, presents the B2B Performing Arts Scholarship to Jessica Kelly (right). (Submitted photo)

Bard to Broadway honours 2 recipients of prestigious awards

Ballenas Secondary grad and ECHO Players life member recognized

Bard to Broadway’s artistic director, Gary Brown (left), presents Jay Norton with the Gary Brown Award on Nov. 13, 2021. Bard to Broadway’s president, Maggie Bugg, presents the B2B Performing Arts Scholarship to Jessica Kelly (right). (Submitted photo)
The stage is set for a full season of theatre again in 2022 at the Chemainus Theatre with the current fundraising campaign that's underway supported with substantial contributions from Gregg Perry, left, and Dr. Don Hilton. The Holiday Jubilation concert for Christmas will be a stepping stone. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Funding campaigns help popular Island theatre stage a comeback

Matching donations go a long way toward a 2022 full season Chemainus Theatre reopening

The stage is set for a full season of theatre again in 2022 at the Chemainus Theatre with the current fundraising campaign that's underway supported with substantial contributions from Gregg Perry, left, and Dr. Don Hilton. The Holiday Jubilation concert for Christmas will be a stepping stone. (Photo by Don Bodger)