Live theatre

Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last October, on a tour for the “burlesque cabaret dream play” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star. Harris returns to the Surrey theatre for another round of shows in early October. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Dream play’ double duty on Surrey stage for ‘Josephine’ burlesque cabaret star Tymisha Harris

Florida-based performer to also play icon Baker in ‘Josie and Grace’ from Oct. 5-8

 

Four characters out shopping for a black lace bra are featured in “Menopause the Musical,” set in a department store. Pictured from left to right are cast members Sarah Lynn Strange (as Earth Mother), Janet Martin (Iowa Housewife), Lorena Mackenzie (Soap Star) and Alana Bridgewater (Professional Woman). (Submitted photo)

‘Menopause The Musical’ coming to Surrey with jokes about hot flashes, mood swings and more

Touring show features 4 women who ‘form a sisterhood and a unique bond with the audience’

 

The cast of “Peter Pan Goes Wrong,” a comedy production staged by Arts Club Theatre Company. (Photo: Eric Kozakiewicz)

Tears of laughter for ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong,’ a timely comedy from Arts Club Theatre Company

Actors struggle to go on with a disastrous staging of ‘Peter Pan’

 

A scene from the current Theatre in the Country production of “Murder on the Orient Express.” (Submitted photo)

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ features Surrey actors on Langley dinner-theatre stage

‘This is a new script adapted at the request of Agatha Christie’s descendants,’ artistic director notes

A scene from the current Theatre in the Country production of “Murder on the Orient Express.” (Submitted photo)
TEASER PHOTO - Rae Takei, left, and Patti Allan star in Meghan Gardiner’s new play “To Perfection,” a comedy-drama that opens the 2022-23 Surrey Civic Theatres season of shows, from Sept. 14-17. (Submitted photo: Sarah Race)

‘Genderational’ divide in comedy-drama play that opens Surrey Civic Theatres season Sept. 14

A former celebrity TV chef reunites with a non-binary grandchild in Meghan Gardiner’s ‘To Perfection’

TEASER PHOTO - Rae Takei, left, and Patti Allan star in Meghan Gardiner’s new play “To Perfection,” a comedy-drama that opens the 2022-23 Surrey Civic Theatres season of shows, from Sept. 14-17. (Submitted photo: Sarah Race)
Surrey-based actor Pamela Carolina Martinez plays June Bug in a production at this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. (Submitted photo)
Surrey-based actor Pamela Carolina Martinez plays June Bug in a production at this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. (Submitted photo)
To debut in Surrey in mid-September, Meghan Gardiner’s play “To Perfection” will star Rae Takei, left, and Patti Allan. In this story, Gloria, a former celebrity TV chef (Allan), is finally reuniting with her estranged grandchild, Alex (Takei). However, the temperature heats up when Alex comes out as non-binary and opens a ‘genderational’ divide. (Submitted photo)

Play time: Surrey theatre companies line up comedies, musicals, monologues this fall/winter

On Aug. 21, fledgling Pivot Theatre to host drag-show fundraiser ‘Drag Out Your Friends’ in Newton

To debut in Surrey in mid-September, Meghan Gardiner’s play “To Perfection” will star Rae Takei, left, and Patti Allan. In this story, Gloria, a former celebrity TV chef (Allan), is finally reuniting with her estranged grandchild, Alex (Takei). However, the temperature heats up when Alex comes out as non-binary and opens a ‘genderational’ divide. (Submitted photo)
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

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)
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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

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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

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.
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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)
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