Live theatre

Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell are seen in White Rock Players Club’s most recent show, the online revue Duets, directed by club president Rebekah MacEwan. The club will attempt a full season of live shows at White Rock Playhouse starting in September. Rebecca Sutherland photo

Live theatre to return to White Rock Playhouse in the fall

Theatre troupe cautiously optimistic about upcoming season

 

Dolly Parton talks about her “Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol” musical in a promo video posted to Youtube in 2018.

Dolly Parton Christmas musical promised by Arts Club, but touring shows on hold

This fall at Surrey Arts Centre, audiences should expect to see some shows staged there

 

Theatre BC best actress award-winner Nancy Ebert portrays different sides of a renowned humourist in the play Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, presented by Peninsula Productions July 16-18 as a live, limited seating theatre event at its black box theatre in Centennial Park. Contributed photo
Theatre BC best actress award-winner Nancy Ebert portrays different sides of a renowned humourist in the play Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, presented by Peninsula Productions July 16-18 as a live, limited seating theatre event at its black box theatre in Centennial Park. Contributed photo
A scene from “Breakwater,” a new digital play created by Some Assembly Theatre Company and Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group (RHYTAG). (submitted photo: Gaetan Nerincx)

‘Breakwater’ play sees Surrey musician mentor youth with company that gave her confidence

Sophie Labrie helped craft songs for new ‘digital play,’ to debut June 30

A scene from “Breakwater,” a new digital play created by Some Assembly Theatre Company and Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group (RHYTAG). (submitted photo: Gaetan Nerincx)
Langley Playhouse, as pictured on the new website for Langley Little Theatre (langleylittletheatre.org).
Langley Playhouse, as pictured on the new website for Langley Little Theatre (langleylittletheatre.org).
Paul Strickland performs on Surrey’s Digital Stage from June 18-30. (submitted photo)

Kentucky storyteller’s ‘New Fangled Fibs’ moves from Surrey theatre to Digital Stage

Paul Strickland show is online starting June 18, for ‘pay what you can’ price

Paul Strickland performs on Surrey’s Digital Stage from June 18-30. (submitted photo)
(Clockwise, from top-left) Brenda DeJong, Carol Jones, Marcia Strang, Cathy Collis and Mark East star in the upcoming Sidekick Players Zoom presentation of the Norm Foster play “Halfway There,” directed by Carroll Lefebvre, on May 22, 2021. (Submitted photos)

Delta’s Sidekick Players continue ‘Foster Zoom Fest’ with ‘Halfway There’

Tsawwassen-based theatre company hosting another online performance on Saturday, May 22

(Clockwise, from top-left) Brenda DeJong, Carol Jones, Marcia Strang, Cathy Collis and Mark East star in the upcoming Sidekick Players Zoom presentation of the Norm Foster play “Halfway There,” directed by Carroll Lefebvre, on May 22, 2021. (Submitted photos)
Michael Bublé in video posted to Arts Club Theatre Company’s Youtube channel.

VIDEO: Arts Club alum Michael Bublé backs theatre company’s re-opening campaign

Pandemic has caused 15 months of suspended operations for Arts Club, founded in 1964

Michael Bublé in video posted to Arts Club Theatre Company’s Youtube channel.
Actor Deborah Williams, seen here in an Arts Club Theatre Company production of “Mom’s the Word: Nest ½ Empty,” is a co-founder and presenter of “The Flame” storytelling series. (File photo: Arts Club/Emily Cooper)

Surrey storytelling workshop employs theatre techniques

Online course helps writers craft compelling stories from real-life experiences

Actor Deborah Williams, seen here in an Arts Club Theatre Company production of “Mom’s the Word: Nest ½ Empty,” is a co-founder and presenter of “The Flame” storytelling series. (File photo: Arts Club/Emily Cooper)
Surrey-raised Tetsuro Shigematsu wrote and stars in “1 Hour Photo,” a Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s production to be presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres on April 23-24. (submitted photo/Raymond Shum)

‘This Japanese kid who grew up in Whalley’ is thrilled to return with acclaimed ‘1 Hour Photo’

City’s Digital Stage to show Tetsuro Shigematsu’s solo portrait of Mas Yamamoto

Surrey-raised Tetsuro Shigematsu wrote and stars in “1 Hour Photo,” a Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s production to be presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres on April 23-24. (submitted photo/Raymond Shum)
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)
Reuniting for the Sidekick Players’ Zoom performance of <em>Outlaw</em> are the four men from 2018’s production of <em>The Wild </em><em>Guys</em>: (from left) Gerry Park, Todd-Elliot Gates, Brad Felton and Jeff Pannell. (submitted photo)

Delta’s Sidekick Players offering free Zoom show this weekend

Tsawwassen theatre company to perform Norm Foster’s ‘Outlaw’ on Saturday, March 27

Reuniting for the Sidekick Players’ Zoom performance of <em>Outlaw</em> are the four men from 2018’s production of <em>The Wild </em><em>Guys</em>: (from left) Gerry Park, Todd-Elliot Gates, Brad Felton and Jeff Pannell. (submitted photo)
A Beach House Theatre production of “The Foreigner” in 2016 on its outdoor stage at Crescent Beach. (Photo: Sebastien Galina for Boldly Creative Agency, Inc.)

Beach House Theatre summer season cancelled again

Company hopeful outdoor events may be possible for Halloween, Christmas

A Beach House Theatre production of “The Foreigner” in 2016 on its outdoor stage at Crescent Beach. (Photo: Sebastien Galina for Boldly Creative Agency, Inc.)
Jon Lachlan Stewart and Marie Hélène Bélanger Dumas in “Macbeth Muet.” (submitted photo: Sophie Gagnon Bergeron)

Online in real-time, live theatre returns with Pi’s ‘Macbeth Muet’ and ‘Frequencies’

Provocateurs Presentation Series runs from Feb. 18-21, from stages in Montreal and Halifax

Jon Lachlan Stewart and Marie Hélène Bélanger Dumas in “Macbeth Muet.” (submitted photo: Sophie Gagnon Bergeron)
Frannie Warwick plays Betsy Hardup in “The Fairy-Tale Mysteries” radio play series. (submitted photo)

Surrey-made ‘Fairy-Tale Mysteries’ radio play goes live

Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society members recorded the story

Frannie Warwick plays Betsy Hardup in “The Fairy-Tale Mysteries” radio play series. (submitted photo)
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Up next on Surrey’s Digital Stage, a mother-son show about arranged marriage

Ravi Jain’s ‘A Brimful of Asha’ can be viewed online starting Jan. 15

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Alan Cedargreen played Frau Schackenbacken in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s December 2016 pantomime, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Surrey Arts Centre. (file photo: Gord Goble)

Surrey-made Christmas panto turns back clock to 2016, in video for by-donation viewing

The 90-minute version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was written and directed by Ellie King

Alan Cedargreen played Frau Schackenbacken in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s December 2016 pantomime, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Surrey Arts Centre. (file photo: Gord Goble)
Surrey’s Naked Stage theatre company will read a version of “Maybe This Christmas Means a Little Bit More” for online broadcast from Dec. 21 to 24. Cast and crew involved in the performance are, clockwise from bottom right, Bridget Browning, Tony Loyer, Kelly Thompson, Kailea deLeon, Colleen McGoff Dean, George Stone, Gordon Law and Joyce Gillespie. (submitted photos)

Surrey’s Naked Stage aims to grow audience as COVID forces shows online

Christmas-themed reader’s theatre show to be presented free on YouTube from Dec. 21-24

Surrey’s Naked Stage theatre company will read a version of “Maybe This Christmas Means a Little Bit More” for online broadcast from Dec. 21 to 24. Cast and crew involved in the performance are, clockwise from bottom right, Bridget Browning, Tony Loyer, Kelly Thompson, Kailea deLeon, Colleen McGoff Dean, George Stone, Gordon Law and Joyce Gillespie. (submitted photos)
Surrey Little Theatre is located on 184th Street at Fraser Highway. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey Little Theatre, Langley Players look to merge as single company at 200th Street theatre

A ‘really exciting’ development for the volunteer-run theatre companies

Surrey Little Theatre is located on 184th Street at Fraser Highway. (File photo: Tom Zillich)