Forget About Tomorrow at The Belfry

Forget About Tomorrow at The Belfry Theatre January 23

Forget About Tomorrow at the Belfry Theatre
Forget About Tomorrow at the Belfry Theatre

January 23— February 18, 2018 Forget About Tomorrow  at the Belfry Theatre: by Jill Daum with songs by John Mann Directed by Michael Shamata WORLD PREMIERE Can you re-imagine a lifetime together?

Forget About Tomorrow is a play about a family – a loving family in crisis. When Jane’s husband Tom begins having trouble remembering things, she enters a world of denial.

Forget About Tomorrow  – at times extremely funny and always deeply moving – is Jane’s long and reluctant journey to accepting her husband’s fate, and the new role that she is expected to play.

Cast & Artists

    • Jennifer Lines
    • Jane
    • Craig Erickson
    • Tom
    • Colleen Wheeler
    • Lori
    • Aren Okemaysim
    • Aaron
    • Aleita Northey
    • Wynn
    • Hrothgar Mathews
    • Wayne

Jill Daum Playwright
Michael Shamata Director
Pam Johnson Set & Costume Designer
Bryan Kenney Lighting Designer
Candelario Andrade Projection Designer
James Coomber Sound Designer
John Mann Songs
Caryn Fehr Stage Manager
Christopher Sibbald Assistant Stage Manager

Tickets range from $20-53 and are available at 250-385-6815 or


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Crimes of the Heart comes to the Phoenix Theatre

Crimes of the Heart

UVic Phoenix Theatre
February 15 – 24, 2018
8:00 PM Cost: $15-$26

Crimes of the HeartCrimes of the Heart: Through teasing and laughter, the Magrath sisters relive sweet memories and confront past resentments at their Grandaddy’s house, after the youngest sister Babe is arrested for shooting her abusive husband. Each sister must come to terms with the consequences of their own crimes of the heart. Humorous and heartfelt, this Pulitzer prize-winning black comedy, written by Beth Henley, beautifully captures the incredible power of family.

Crimes of the Heart Runs February 15 – 24 2018 Note: Free pre-show lecture on Friday February 16 at 7pm.

Tickets: $15-$26

UVic Phoenix Theatre
3800 Finnerty Road Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 Canada

Phoenix Theatre productions serve an integral part of the academic requirements of students enrolled the Department of Theatre’s Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees.

When you attend the Phoenix Theatre you experience some of this city’s most exciting and eclectic theatre – while participating in the education of our students. Our students learn by doing! They are involved in every aspect of these productions – from acting on stage, to the design, creation and management of sets, costumes, props, sound and lighting.

Discover the difference that the youth, talent and energy of our students can make and get a preview of Canada’s next generation of theatre artists!

You may also like: Live Theatre at the Belfry.

A Christmas Carol: Now playing at the Belfry

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

adapted by Michael Shamata

A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the BelfryUPDATE: Held over to December 23.

A big thank-you to the Belfry Theatre for inviting us out to the opening night of a Christmas Carol.  This was our first visit since the renovations to the main lobby which are absolutely breath taking.  We couldn’t have had a better night on the town meeting some of the board members, Belfry supporters, and of course, watching such a classic production.  You too, can be a part of the festive magic.  A Christmas Carol runs through December 17.  Tickets can be purchased from the Belfry Theatre Box Office

A ghost story for Christmas, the Belfry’s acclaimed production of A Christmas Carol has returned, along with some of the best-loved Dickensian characters of all time. A story of love, generosity and second chances, it takes us through the darkness and into the light of true joy and celebration!

Why Michael Shamata chose A Christmas Carol

It is simply the most powerful story that I know – for any time of the year, and it is a beautiful way to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season. It makes people happy and reminds us that it’s not too late to become a better person; to think about others and to be grateful for the love in our lives. I have had a profound relationship with this piece for over a quarter of a century, and could happily spend as much time again in its embrace. —Michael Shamata


“One of the best productions I’ve seen on the Belfry stage in 20 years…gorgeous…everyone will love this show…” CBC Radio

“4.5 stars…smart…a visual delight…if you’re going to pick just one yuletide entertainment…this one’s a solid bet.” Times Colonist

“This is the best holiday show I know, for people of any age, creed, or colour. Its message of love is universal and one that we need now more than ever.” Toronto Star

The Belfry Theatre Box Office for tickets to this show and others

You may also like: Ken Lavigne returns to the Royal Theatre in December

Kaleidoscope Theatre presents: The Secret Garden Nov. 4-5

In 2014, Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young Audiences presented an original stage adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s book, The Secret Garden. Originally scheduled for four performances, it sold out so quickly that a fifth date had to be added to the schedule.

Now that we have returned to the McPherson Theatre for our 44th season, Kaleidoscope is reuniting nearly our entire cast to stage a fully-realized production. Join us for an evening dedicated to the healing power of love.

The Secret Garden takes place at the turn of the century, in an old manor home in England. After a cholera epidemic in India kills her parents and servants, Mary Lennox is sent to live with a reclusive uncle that she has never met, and his invalid son who never leaves the home. An angry and hurt 10-year-old girl, Mary’s life is changed forever when she finds a key to her uncle’s locked and overgrown garden. As she brings the garden back to life, Mary also connects with her uncle, his staff, and his son, bringing light and love back into their lives.


Tickets are $22.00 for Adults/$12.00 for Children 16 and under 

WIN! Advanced Screening Passes to @StrongerTheFilm Sept. 20 @eONEFilms #yyjevents

STRONGER, a deeply personal account of the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath film in which Jeff (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal ) goes from being a working-class 27-year-old to a double amputee fighting for his life.  In the months following the blast, Continue reading “WIN! Advanced Screening Passes to @StrongerTheFilm Sept. 20 @eONEFilms #yyjevents”

Michael Jackson History – Royal Theatre Tomorrow #yyjmusic @rmts_Victoria

The Michael Jackson History Show is in Victoria tomorrow.  One night only.  We did a quick check this morning (Wednesday July 19) and found there were still a few select seats available on the lower level, and also a few decent seats in the balcony as well.  More info on tickets can be found HERE.

Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Celebrate Jackson’s creative genius and unsurpassed talent with riveting live performances spanning his early days as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreaking theatrics in the 80s and his continued domination of Pop culture into the 21st century.

Songs include Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It, ABC, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Human Nature, PYT, They Don’t Really Care About Us and many more.

Get the full Michael Jackson concert experience with accomplished impersonator Dantanio – electrifying in his role as Jackson – plus a live band, choreographed dancers, authentic costumes, state-of-the-art sound and theatrical lighting, vision and effects. Truly a mind-blowing stage production – do not miss it!

Menopause the Musical arrives October 21 #yyjarts @rmts_victoria

Millions of women worldwide have been laughing, cheering and raving about Menopause the Musical, performing at the McPherson Playhouse,
O​ctober 21, 7​:30​ PM.

This original Off-Broadway musical comedy is set in a department store where four women meet by chance while shopping for a black lace bra. After noticing unmistakable similarities with one another, the all-female, all-star Canadian cast joke about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain, memory loss, too much sex, not enough sex and more. These women form a sisterhood and a unique bond with the audience as they rejoice in celebrating that Menopause is not “The Silent Passage” anymore!

Tickets and Info

Audition for PETER PAN: THE PANTO @Kaleidoscope_Ca #yyjarts

Kaleidoscope Theatre is seeking lively and talented performers of all ages for December 2017 production of PETER PAN: THE PANTO. 

Director/ writer Stephen Andrew, Musical Director Anna Shill and Choreographer Rachael Carlson are looking by for fun energetic volunteer actors for Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People’s Christmas Pantomime, Peter Pan.

This musical comedy will play Victoria’s McPherson Playhouse December 27-29, 2017. Continue reading “Audition for PETER PAN: THE PANTO @Kaleidoscope_Ca #yyjarts”

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival underway #yyjarts

The Festival – is entering its 90th year!

For six weeks until May, over nine thousand Victoria-area students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts.

Daily throughout the Festival, talented young people and adults perform in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (School and Studio), Ethnic Dance, Fiddle, Musical Theatre, Piano, School Bands, School Orchestras, Speech and Dramatic Arts, Strings, Voice and Woodwinds. Our Highlights concerts showcase this amazing talent. Dozens of significant awards and trophies are presented including the Rose Bowl (Classical Voice), the City of Victoria Medallion Tray (Piano), and the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship, the largest of its type in Canada.

The public is warmly invited to all adjudicated sessions and Highlights Concerts to support our performers and to enjoy the many outstanding performances.

Hundreds of volunteers help to make the Festival a success.

More info at:

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast plays @RMTS_Victoria in April #yyjarts

Canadian College of the Performing Arts presents:


McPherson Playhouse

A​pril 21, 12:​30​ PM | A​pril 22, 23, 29, 2:​00​ PM | A​pril 21, 22, 27, 28, 7:​30​ PM

A selfish Prince, an enchanted rose… Relive the magic and get up close and LIVE with some of your favorite Disney characters, Gaston, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Cogsworth, Lumiere and of course the Beast and Belle. A tale as old as time with Academy Award®-winning score, amazing costumes, sets and heartwarming story! Continue reading “Disney’s Beauty & The Beast plays @RMTS_Victoria in April #yyjarts”