The Olate Dogs

The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America\’s Got Talent, capturing the $1,000,000 prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster!

The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America\’s Got Talent, capturing the $1,000,000 prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster! Led by father Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs (www.olatedogs.com) are a high-energy, fast-paced act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks. The all-new LIVE theatrical show includes the infamous jumping rope, twirling spinning and fun-loving Olate Dogs made famous on America’s Got Talent… but there’s much more. With a doggy fashion show, a classic comedic routine by Richard Olate, music by Nicholas Olate and amazing cycling and juggling by his wife, the Olate Dogs show is fun for kids of all ages. Tickets available in person at the UVic Ticket Centre, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online

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Great Voices of Canada

Grammy award winning baritone, Gino Quilico tours his newest project, Great Voices of Canada. Accompanied by pianist, Robert Holliston, and a guest soprano, Quilico combines audio and video clips, personal reminiscences, and fine singing to tell the stories of ten great Canadian singers whose careers greatly participated in promoting Canada\’s talents on the international opera stage.

Grammy award winning baritone, Gino Quilico tours his newest project, Great Voices of Canada. Accompanied by pianist, Robert Holliston, and a guest soprano, Quilico combines audio and video clips, personal reminiscences, and fine singing to tell the stories of ten great Canadian singers whose careers greatly participated in promoting Canada\’s talents on the international opera stage.

From Edward Johnson who became in May 1935 general manager of the Metropolitan Opera and held the position for fifteen years to Jon Vickers, Louis Quilico, Pierrette Alarie & Léopold Simoneau (known as Mr. and Mrs. Mozart worldwide), Maureen Forrester, Raoul Jobin, Portia White (considered to be the first Black Canadian opera singer), André Turp, Joseph Rouleau, Pauline Donalda (Founder of the Opera Guild in Montreal and creator of the role of Concepcion in Maurice Ravel’s opera L’heure espagnole!), Teresa Stratas, Richard Verreau, one of the most celebrated tenors of his time, the list goes on.

Having enjoyed a tremendous career himself, Gino Quilico is truly the best candidate to honour those great ambassadors, those great voices of Canada who have all been instrumental in building our country\’s enviable reputation. Gino Quilico has sung in two feature operatic films and over 20 complete opera releases, including the 1995 Grammy-winning recording of Les Troyens. He was named the Canadian Music Council\’s \”Artist of the Year\” in 1988, is Canada\’s first Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and in 1993 was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Tickets available in person at the UVic Ticket Centre, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online: https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2599.html

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Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble: Swingin’ with Oscar

This program celebrates the music of Oscar Peterson. Born in Montreal in 1925 in the working-class neighbourhood of Little Burgundy, Oscar Peterson became one of the most important pianists in the entire history of jazz.

This program celebrates the music of Oscar Peterson. Born in Montreal in 1925 in the working-class neighbourhood of Little Burgundy, Oscar Peterson became one of the most important pianists in the entire history of jazz.

As accompanist to the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, including Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, and as recording artist for the famous Verve Records label, recognition of his talent quickly spread far beyond his hometown. The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to our very own Oscar Peterson! Playing that is both intense and under control, breathtaking precision, magnetic stage presence, refreshing original compositions: that\’s the formidable package offered by Rémi Bolduc, one of Canada\’s best jazz saxophonists.

Acclaimed at the most important venues from New York to Paris by way of Geneva, Tokyo and Beijing, Rémi Bolduc captivates the audience with the dazzling virtuosity and stunning maturity that have made him a most accomplished musician.This program is totally dedicated to Oscar Peterson\’s music and the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to him as only he can.

Tickets available in person at the UVic Ticket Centre, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online: https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2598.html

General $38, Student/Alumni $28, General 4 Pack $130 (only available in person or over the phone (250-721-8480))

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BC World Music Collective

f there ever was a World Music supergroup, this would be it. The BC World Music Collective brings together musicians from Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, and London, who now make their home in this beautiful province.

If there ever was a World Music supergroup, this would be it. The BC World Music Collective brings together musicians from Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, and London, who now make their home in this beautiful province.

The collective is comprised of Adonis Puentes, Celso Machado, Tonye Aganaba, Kurai Blessing, Locarno (Tom Landa, Pedro Mota Robin Layne, Liam MacDonald, Nick La Riviere, Kalissa Landa, Ronnie Swirl) and First Nations (Stō:lo/St’át’imc/Nlaka’pamux Territories) rapper, Ostwelve. The project first began in the summer of 2015, when the artists were asked to come together to perform at the Vancouver Island Music Festival.

After an intense week of rehearsals, the group made their first appearance on the mainstage of the festival. After their set, they were all elated with how it went, and decided one performance just wouldn’t be enough. A few weeks later, a plan was hatched to turn the one-off project into the province’s most exciting World Music band.

This is truly an exciting band with some impressive talent. Their performance is very much a collaboration that sees all the musicians playing with each other, and backing each other up as they sing their own songs and tell the stories of where they are from, and how they got to BC. They are the ideal festival band and take listeners on a worldwide journey without leaving the province.

Tickets available in person at the UVic Ticket Centre, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online: https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2597.html

General $38, Student/Alumni $28, General 4 Pack $130 (only available in person or over the phone (250-721-8480))

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Stephen Fearing with special guest Oh Susanna

Touring in support of his ninth solo record, Every Soul\’s a Sailor, Stephen Fearing’s music is a mesmerizing blend of folk, roots, and pop. A founding member of Canadian roots-rock super-group Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, and winner of multiple JUNO and Canadian Folk Music awards

Touring in support of his ninth solo record, Every Soul\’s a Sailor, Stephen Fearing’s music is a mesmerizing blend of folk, roots, and pop.

A founding member of Canadian roots-rock super-group Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, and winner of multiple JUNO and Canadian Folk Music awards, Fearing is a beguiling teller of tales and master guitarist. Having played to sell-out crowds and rave reviews during his 2017 tour in eastern Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, and England, Stephen is kicking off 2018 closer to his Victoria, BC home with performances in BC and Alberta.

The tour will be a unique experience for fans accustomed to seeing Fearing play solo as he will be accompanied by the rhythm section of bassist Rob Becker and drummer Leon Power. Becker is an award-winning touring and studio artist who has played with an elite group of musicians including Colin James, Barney Bentall, Patricia Conroy, The Sojourners, and Shari Ulrich. Based in BC, Power has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, with performances that span a variety of styles including folk, roots, country, pop, and gospel-soul.

Oh Susanna is the musical name of singer-songwriter Suzie Ungerleider. Performing since 1996, she has released eight critically acclaimed albums. She is the recipient of a Genie Award for Best Original Song and a Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year. She has also been nominated for two Juno Awards each for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, as well as two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Solo Performer and for Best Contemporary Singer of the Year.

Her most recent recording, A Girl in Teen City, is an album of songs set in 1980s Vancouver starring a teenage punk girl named Suzie. Oh Susanna lives in Toronto with her husband and son.

Tickets available in person, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online: https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2596.html

General $38, Student/Alumni $28, General 4 Pack $130 (only available in person or over the phone (250-721-8480))

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International Guitar Night

For IGN’s 18th year of touring, in January/February 2018, Germany’s Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will return as the show’s host and will be joined by Calum Graham, the young Canadian contemporary sensation, Marek Pasieczny, Poland’s innovative classical composer/ performer, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.

For IGN’s 18th year of touring, in January/February 2018, Germany’s Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will return as the show’s host and will be joined by Calum Graham, the young Canadian contemporary sensation, Marek Pasieczny, Poland’s innovative classical composer/ performer, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine. Lulo has built on grand-uncle Django Reinhardt’s repertoire by introducing Latin rhythms. Calum has a two-handed style that has attracted millions of YouTube viewers. Marek has performed and written for a variety of orchestras around the world, and Michael has won both the Guitar Foundation of America Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championship for steel string guitar. For information on IGN and these artists visit www.internationalguitarnight.com

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Urinetown: The Musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis

Multiple Tony Award Winner!

“I’d certainly spend a penny (and more) on Urinetown!” Time Out Magaazine

During a twenty-year drought and dire water restrictions, private toilets have become unthinkable. Despairing citizens must pay megacorporation Urine Good Company for the “privilege to pee”. Urinetown is a hilarious satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibilty, populism, bureaucrcy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politices — and even musical theatre itself!

SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

DIRECTED by Roger Carr.

FEATURING:
TBA
Auditions: September 30 & October 1, Callbacks: October 2

TICKET PRICES
– $33 Adults
– $31 Seniors (ages 65+)
– $27 Students (with ID)
– $15 Student Rush
– $25 per ticket for Groups 10+
– $19 Previews (first Wednesday and Thursday)
– $24 Tuesdays
– $15 Student Rush Ticket (15 minutes before curtain with ID, subject to availability)

SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE: Monday December 4, 2017

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Snowed In Comedy Tour

The 2017 tour received numerous standing ovations and was the most successful to date. It has now grown to become one of the largest comedy tours in Canada

The 2017 tour received numerous standing ovations and was the most successful to date. It has now grown to become one of the largest comedy tours in Canada. Four international comedians come together to create one amazing show with each bringing a unique and hilarious take providing something for everyone. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn is back along with the wild man MC Craig Campbell. The $25,000 great Canadian laugh off winner, Paul Myrehaug, returns this year as well as 5 time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee, Pete Zedlacher.

 

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O Christmas Tea

Following the smashing success of their 2016 Canadian comedy tour, London’s 3-time IMPRESARIO award-winning comedians James & Jamesy return with their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea.

Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups!

Following the smashing success of their 2016 Canadian comedy tour, London’s 3-time IMPRESARIO award-winning comedians James & Jamesy return with their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea.

When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea, the friends leap into action, finding innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat. Redefining immersive theatre, these masters of physical comedy—with over 20 comedy awards to their name—sweep the audience out to sea in a jolly aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, action, and ingenuity in a celebration of friendship at Christmas.

“Complete and utter fun… for all ages.”
★★★★★ CBC

“Outrageously funny, magnificently written, beautifully choreographed.”
★★★★★ London Free Press

“An ode to the idea that anything is possible.”
★★★★★ Torontoist

“I cannot think of a show that will leave you more profoundly happy than this.”
★★★★★ Stage Door Toronto

Since 2013, more than 60,000 Canadians have relished James & Jamesy’s cheeky, laugh-inducing theatrics celebrated among children and adults alike.

Hailed as “a child’s imagination on steroids” by London Free Press and “a masterpiece of physical comedy” by Theatre In London, critics rave for the charismatic James & Jamesy. A must-see performance on the international comedy circuit, the unstoppable duo, regarded as “one of the most popular fringe duos ever” (CBC), has been named Best of Fest (Orlando, Toronto, Winnipeg, Ottawa), Most Outstanding Show (London), Best Comedy (Victoria), Patrons’ Pick (London), among many other accolades.

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The Killer, Cash and the King

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records Recording Studio that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

The Killer, Cash and the King at the McPherson PlayhouseIt’s an evening of world-class entertainment with A ROCK’N’ROLL CHRISTMAS In Concert at the McPherson Playhouse on D​ecember 13 at 7​:30​ PM.

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records Recording Studio that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

The Killer, Cash and the King pays tribute to these legendary Sun Records recording artist’s music from that original night, as well many other hit songs by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley that have stood the test of time.

90 minutes of rockabilly, country and pure 1950’s rock and roll portrayed by the world’s leading tribute artists and played the way it is supposed to be played.

More Information & Video at www.KillerCashKing.info

*Tickets are $54.00 | On sale June 30 at 10am

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