Live theatre

Cassidy Hergott (left, as Doris) and Natalie Peters (Enid) in Peninsula Productions' version of Agatha Christie’s "The Stranger," to be staged at the company’s studio in Centennial Park from Aug. 18-28. (Contributed photo: Kat Siemens)

‘Stranger’ things: Rarely-staged Agatha Christie story to play theatre in White Rock park

‘Lost classic’ script promises vintage suspense from Peninsula Productions, with Alex Browne directing

 

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Surrey’s Royal Canadian Theatre Company moves forward without King as managing artistic director

New roles for Crystal Weltzin and Kerri Norris as three new shows are announced for 2022-23 season

 

Alex Chan, Lois Warwick, and Chris Nash play porters Bob, Stevie, and Jim in Beach House Theatre’s The Servant of Two Masters, running Aug. 9 to 14 at Blackie Spit Park, Crescent Beach.

Beach House Theatre presents comedy Italian-style

Crescent Beach summer tradition returns with slapstick romp

 

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Surrey director gets intimate with TUTS shows ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Something Rotten!’

‘This is my first time working on 2 musicals like this, on a bigger stage in such a fantastic location,’ Jessica Nelson says

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Pivot Theatre members at the Fraser Valley Zone Festival where awards were won for Best New Theatre Company, Best Costume Design (Margaret Shearman) and Best Sound Design (Kevin Ibbotson). (Photo: Facebook)

Surrey’s Pivot Theatre wins awards for ‘My Blue Heaven’ comedy, now set to play Vernon

Theatre company’s second annual yard sale July 9 at Newton Cultural Centre

Pivot Theatre members at the Fraser Valley Zone Festival where awards were won for Best New Theatre Company, Best Costume Design (Margaret Shearman) and Best Sound Design (Kevin Ibbotson). (Photo: Facebook)
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‘Anything Goes’ shows start for Surrey’s re-branded Fraser Valley Musical Theatre

Cole Porter musical hits Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage starting Thursday, June 30

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Veteran director Don Briard also appears as grandfather Frank Gianelli in the family comedy Over the River and Through the Woods, presented by White Rock Players Club June 1-18 at the Oceana Parc Playhouse (1532 Johnston Rd.)

White Rock Players Club presents Sunday dinner – Italian-American style

Lighthearted look at family dynamics in New Jersey runs June 1-18 at Oceana Parc Playhouse

Veteran director Don Briard also appears as grandfather Frank Gianelli in the family comedy Over the River and Through the Woods, presented by White Rock Players Club June 1-18 at the Oceana Parc Playhouse (1532 Johnston Rd.)
The musical “Hamilton” is staged at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre until June 19. (Submitted photo)

‘Hamilton’ hits a Hamilton Street stage in Vancouver with ‘story of America then, told by America now’

The musical opened Tuesday at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, where masks are required for viewing

The musical “Hamilton” is staged at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre until June 19. (Submitted photo)
From left to right: Natalie Peters, Julianne Christie and Alex Browne will be starring in Sorry, Wrong Number at Peninsula Production’s studio theatre at the end of the month. (Contributed photos)

1940s classic radio play scheduled for White Rock Stage

‘Sorry, Wrong Number’ will be performed at Peninsula Studio Theatre from May 27 to 29

From left to right: Natalie Peters, Julianne Christie and Alex Browne will be starring in Sorry, Wrong Number at Peninsula Production’s studio theatre at the end of the month. (Contributed photos)
The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival site at Vanier Park in Vancouver. (Photo: Maxine Bulloch/bardonthebeach.org)

Bard on the Beach returns with ‘laughter and magic’ of popular Shakespeare comedy this summer

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is the lone production on the festival’s BMO Mainstage

The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival site at Vanier Park in Vancouver. (Photo: Maxine Bulloch/bardonthebeach.org)
Actors Kimball Finigan, left, and George Stone read “Freud’s Last Session” at Newton Cultural Centre from April 29 to May 1. (Photos: nspsociety.com)

‘Freud’s Last Session’ on Surrey stage as Naked company preps 2 plays this spring

The script’s two-man discussion takes place in Freud’s home in 1939 as war begins for England

Actors Kimball Finigan, left, and George Stone read “Freud’s Last Session” at Newton Cultural Centre from April 29 to May 1. (Photos: nspsociety.com)
The cast of “Peter Pan Goes Wrong,” a comedy that will play the Arts Club Theatre Company’s Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in September, as part of the company’s 2022-23 season of shows at three theatres in Vancouver. (Photo: Eric Kozakiewicz)

‘Peter Pan’ comedy, ‘Sound of Music,’ Carole King musical, more coming to Arts Club stages

Theatre company’s ‘Alive on Three Stages’ promise follows two years of pandemic-caused postponements

The cast of “Peter Pan Goes Wrong,” a comedy that will play the Arts Club Theatre Company’s Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in September, as part of the company’s 2022-23 season of shows at three theatres in Vancouver. (Photo: Eric Kozakiewicz)
Among cast members of White Rock Players Club’s Other Desert Cities are (left to right) Heather Christie, Beth Cantor, Andy Wood, Cindy Peterson and Dann Wilhelm. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Players’ Other Desert Cities a true labour of love

Family drama searches for – and finds – a positive side to conflict

Among cast members of White Rock Players Club’s Other Desert Cities are (left to right) Heather Christie, Beth Cantor, Andy Wood, Cindy Peterson and Dann Wilhelm. (Contributed photo)
Soul Purpose, whose playlist includes everything from Motown and R & B to today's top-40 hits, will play at Ocean Park Hall on Friday, April 8. (Contributed photo)

Concerts, playlets, call for entertainers return

Semiahmoo Peninsula entertainment events coming up

Soul Purpose, whose playlist includes everything from Motown and R & B to today's top-40 hits, will play at Ocean Park Hall on Friday, April 8. (Contributed photo)
Farren Timoteo in Made in Italy, 2022: set design by Cory Sincennes; costume design by Cindy Wiebe; lighting design by Conor Moore; photo by Moonrider Productions

Quick-change artist Timoteo hits the ’70s with hilarious ‘Made In Italy,’ his one-man musical

Arts Club show in Vancouver offers laughs about family, food, music and the life of Italian immigrants

Farren Timoteo in Made in Italy, 2022: set design by Cory Sincennes; costume design by Cindy Wiebe; lighting design by Conor Moore; photo by Moonrider Productions
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Father’s death explored in Surrey-raised playwright’s in-home ‘Empire of the Son (Reimagined)’

‘I learned my father saw Marilyn Monroe sing Happy Birthday to JFK, and as a young boy he stood in the ashes of Hiroshima’

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The cast of “The 39 Steps,” a Royal Canadian Theatre Company production staged at Surrey Arts Centre starting Friday, March 18. The spy comedy stars Nick Preson, Amanda Huxtable, Ben Francis and Liam McCulley. (Submitted photo)

Spy comedy ‘The 39 Steps’ at Surrey theatre with 150+ characters in three-show run

Mark Carter directs four actors in the Royal Canadian play, which starts Friday, March 18

The cast of “The 39 Steps,” a Royal Canadian Theatre Company production staged at Surrey Arts Centre starting Friday, March 18. The spy comedy stars Nick Preson, Amanda Huxtable, Ben Francis and Liam McCulley. (Submitted photo)
Actors Beck Marie, Kevin Ibbotson and Leaminn Ma in My Blue Heaven, the debut production for Surrey-based Pivot Theatre. The play will be staged at Newton Cultural Centre from March 17-19 and March 24-26. (Submitted photo)

Surrey’s new Pivot Theatre launches with ‘My Blue Heaven’ play and ‘a safer place to create’ plan

In Newton, company seeks ‘a place we can use pretty much 24 hours a day’ for theatre and more

Actors Beck Marie, Kevin Ibbotson and Leaminn Ma in My Blue Heaven, the debut production for Surrey-based Pivot Theatre. The play will be staged at Newton Cultural Centre from March 17-19 and March 24-26. (Submitted photo)
Southridge School cast members of Clue get caught up the music and mystery during a recent rehearsal at the school. (Contributed photo)

Southridge School students follow a ‘Clue’

Interactive mystery musical presented at White Rock Playhouse

Southridge School cast members of Clue get caught up the music and mystery during a recent rehearsal at the school. (Contributed photo)
The Comic Strippers improv-comedy troupe.

VIDEO: Comic Strippers plan return to Surrey with ‘sexylarious’ show this spring

Also on Bell theatre calendar is a concert celebrating the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Comic Strippers improv-comedy troupe.