Theatre

Delta Stageworks Theatre Society is hosting the three-week My Mother’s Story for Diverse Voices writing workshop Aug. 8, 15 and 22, both online and in person. The program is led by Vancouver actor and author, and member of Delta Stageworks’ artistic team, Marilyn Norry. (Submitted photo)

Delta Stageworks hosting diversity-focused writing workshop

My Mother’s Story for Diverse Voices Workshop running Aug. 8, 15 and 22, both in person and via Zoom

 

Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to open Toronto International Film Festival

Steven Levenson adapted his hit Tony Award-winning stage show with Ben Platt reprising his acclaimed leading role

 

Ruby Forte plays the title character in Surrey Youth Theatre Company’s online-streamed production of Irene N. Watts’ Good-Bye Marianne, chronicling the Kindertransport mission that helped Jewish children in Germany flee Nazi persecution in the late 1930s. Contributed photo

Holocaust-themed play, presented by Surrey Youth Theatre, has White Rock connection

Uplifting drama is offered as an online presentation June 11 and 13

 

Actors Brittany Vesterback and Bryce Paul Mills in a green-screen scene from Naked Stage theatre company’s version of “Background Artiste,” shown online June 11-12. (submitted photo)

‘Background Artiste’ comedy closes online season for Surrey’s Naked Stage company

‘We miss seeing our valued patrons and hope that next season we will be performing in front of you…’

Actors Brittany Vesterback and Bryce Paul Mills in a green-screen scene from Naked Stage theatre company’s version of “Background Artiste,” shown online June 11-12. (submitted photo)
The Myrtle Sisters. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: ‘Magical adventure through musical time’ coming to Surrey’s Digital Stage

East Van’s harmony-singing Myrtle Sisters are featured in online broadcast of ‘Out of Time’

The Myrtle Sisters. (submitted photo)
Actors Pat McDermott, left, and George Stone are featured in “Courtship,” a Naked Stage production that involves a green screen for pre-recorded online performances April 23-24. (submitted photo)

Virtual ‘Courtship’ play up next for Surrey’s Naked Stage theatre company

Online, ‘Edward’ and ‘David’ share observations about the world’s problems and offer humorous ‘solutions’

Actors Pat McDermott, left, and George Stone are featured in “Courtship,” a Naked Stage production that involves a green screen for pre-recorded online performances April 23-24. (submitted photo)
Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell rehearse for White Rock Players Club’s online revue Duets, held over at whiterockplayers.ca until April 7. (Rebecca Sutherland photo)

SIGHTLINES: Classy ‘Duets’ a well-presented COVID-era show

White Rock Players online production held over to April 7

Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell rehearse for White Rock Players Club’s online revue Duets, held over at whiterockplayers.ca until April 7. (Rebecca Sutherland photo)
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, presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres this spring. (File photo: Arts Club/Emily Cooper)

‘The Flame’ continues to burn on Surrey’s Digital Stage with spring stories

Online performance starts Friday, March 26, and shows for five weeks

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, presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres this spring. (File photo: Arts Club/Emily Cooper)
Tony Loyer and Julie Waage in a green-screen scene aboard a BART commuter train in filming for “2 Across,” the latest play staged virtually by Surrey’s Naked Stage theatre company. The show goes online March 5-6. (submitted photo)
Tony Loyer and Julie Waage in a green-screen scene aboard a BART commuter train in filming for “2 Across,” the latest play staged virtually by Surrey’s Naked Stage theatre company. The show goes online March 5-6. (submitted photo)
Cast members of White Rock Players Club’s Once Upon A Panto: The Legend of Shenanigans include (left to right) Sam Silver (Queen Regina), Stefani Delisimunovic (Rumpelstiltskin), Dann Wilhelm (Mother Goose) and Fiorella Artoni (Emma Goose). Fred Partridge photo

White Rock panto makes belated debut

Videoed staged-reading now streaming online

Cast members of White Rock Players Club’s Once Upon A Panto: The Legend of Shenanigans include (left to right) Sam Silver (Queen Regina), Stefani Delisimunovic (Rumpelstiltskin), Dann Wilhelm (Mother Goose) and Fiorella Artoni (Emma Goose). Fred Partridge photo
Nico Dicecco stars in Fifty Shades of Vinyl: A Canadian Parody - a saucy tribute to late storyteller Stuart McLean - presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres Digital Stage Feb. 12 to Feb. 28. Contributed photo
Nico Dicecco stars in Fifty Shades of Vinyl: A Canadian Parody - a saucy tribute to late storyteller Stuart McLean - presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres Digital Stage Feb. 12 to Feb. 28. Contributed photo
A Semiahmoo Peninsula woman has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help keep South Surrey’s Caprice Theatre afloat during its COVID-19-related shutdown. (Contributed photo)

GoFundMe campaign aims to help South Surrey theatre during COVID-19 pandemic

‘I am hoping that this fundraiser can keep them going,’ says Karen Ceraldi

A Semiahmoo Peninsula woman has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help keep South Surrey’s Caprice Theatre afloat during its COVID-19-related shutdown. (Contributed photo)
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Radio play time for ‘Fairy-Tale Mysteries’ actors kept off Surrey stages by COVID

Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society keeps busy with podcast production

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Photo: surrey.ca
Photo: surrey.ca
New musical brings Viola Desmond’s civil-rights story to life with songs of the era

New musical brings Viola Desmond’s civil-rights story to life with songs of the era

‘Her story is such an important message to share,’ says show star/co-creator Krystle Dos Santos

New musical brings Viola Desmond’s civil-rights story to life with songs of the era
Anthony Goncharov, who stars in Peninsula Productions’ Private Peaceful on Nov. 1, as he appeared in the company’s Sea of Stories in 2017. (Beverly Malcom photo)
Anthony Goncharov, who stars in Peninsula Productions’ Private Peaceful on Nov. 1, as he appeared in the company’s Sea of Stories in 2017. (Beverly Malcom photo)
Filmed ‘Uprooted’ play tackles climate change with music from Surrey’s Elder-Labrie
Filmed ‘Uprooted’ play tackles climate change with music from Surrey’s Elder-Labrie
The Rialto theatre has closed its doors. (Aaron Hinks photo)

South Surrey’s Rialto Theatre shutters after 200% rent increase imposed

Owner says he’s devastated by the closure of the 26-year-old business

The Rialto theatre has closed its doors. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Warren Kimmel stars in Shylock, Peninsula Productions’ first social-distanced staged reading, in two performances on Sept. 27. Contributed photo.

‘Shylock’ pandemic debut for White Rock company

Peninsula Productions presents one-character, distanced reading

Warren Kimmel stars in Shylock, Peninsula Productions’ first social-distanced staged reading, in two performances on Sept. 27. Contributed photo.
A scene from the comedy play “Im Hussein: Double Trouble,” as shown in video posted to imhussein.com.

Comedy cancelled in Surrey for use of ‘blackface’ caught in misunderstanding

Touring production ‘Im Hussein: Double Trouble’ rescheduled for March date at Bell theatre

A scene from the comedy play “Im Hussein: Double Trouble,” as shown in video posted to imhussein.com.