Live theatre

Shelley Wojcik (foreground) plays Donna in Secondary Characters’ production of Mamma Mia! which is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Aug. 11 to 21. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

ABBA-themed musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ coming to Chilliwack stage

‘You come and the whole show feels like a party,’ says director about Secondary Characters’ show

 

Tymisha Harris as Josephine in the upcoming show. (Eleonora Briscoe)

Bria Skonberg, Johnny Cash musical, kids’ shows all part of Chilliwack Cultural Centre fall lineup

Energetic dance performances, enthralling theatre shows, diverse collection of music shows

 

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

 

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
University of the Fraser Valley Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Pericles, opening on March 24 at the Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)

UFV theatre in Abbotsford presents Pericles by Shakespeare

Production opens Thursday, March 24 for 6 in-person shows and 2 Zoom performances

University of the Fraser Valley Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Pericles, opening on March 24 at the Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)
Andrew Wheeler, left, and David M. Adams in “Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol,” an Arts Club Theatre Production at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver. (Photo: artsclub.com)

Full house for ‘Smoky’ Christmas musical as Arts Club show lights up the Stanley again

Dolly Parton-written songs are featured in old-timey retelling of Dickens classic

Andrew Wheeler, left, and David M. Adams in “Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol,” an Arts Club Theatre Production at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver. (Photo: artsclub.com)
The cast of “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody,” on a tour of B.C. theatres in February 2022, including Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: ‘Friends’ TV show musical coming to stages in Surrey, Kelowna, Victoria

The musical parody features ‘We’ll Always Be There For You’ and other songs

The cast of “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody,” on a tour of B.C. theatres in February 2022, including Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre. (submitted photo)
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.
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)
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)
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
The cast of Kim’s Convenience. (Emily Cooper)

Take a run out to the corner store when Kim’s Convenience comes to Chilliwack

The play that inspired the hit television show is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Feb 27, 2020
The cast of Kim’s Convenience. (Emily Cooper)
Playful, colourful and evocative, Ballet Jörgen returns on Valentine’s Day with one of Canada’s most treasured stories, Anne of Green Gables. (Jim Orgill)

Anne of Green Gables hits the Chilliwack Cultural Centre stage in ballet form

Ballet classes, photography workshop also being offered in addition to Ballet Jörgen performance

  • Feb 1, 2020
Playful, colourful and evocative, Ballet Jörgen returns on Valentine’s Day with one of Canada’s most treasured stories, Anne of Green Gables. (Jim Orgill)
This fake-male stripper troop will be gyrating their way through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 8. (Submitted)

The Comic Strippers return to Chilliwack, semi-dressed and completely unscripted

This fake-male stripper troupe will be gyrating their way through the Cultural Centre once again

  • Feb 1, 2020
This fake-male stripper troop will be gyrating their way through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 8. (Submitted)