Pacific Opera Victoria presents: La Bohème

Music by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henry Murger February 15, 17, 23, 2018, at 8 pm Wednesday, February 21, at 7 pm Sunday, February 25, at 2:30 pm Sung in Italian, with English surtitles Pre-performance talk 1 hour before curtain Introduction Young love, Paris, and Puccini … resistance is futile.

 Pacific Opera Victoria presents: La BohèmePacific Opera Victoria presents: La Bohème

Music by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henry Murger

February 15, 17, 23, 2018, at 8 pm Wednesday, February 21, at 7 pm Sunday, February 25, at 2:30 pm 

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles Pre-performance talk 1 hour before curtain Introduction Young love, Paris, and Puccini … resistance is futile. One of the most loved operas of all time, Puccini’s La bohème is a gorgeous, nostalgic slice of life about a group of young friends hanging out together, experiencing Paris and love, and loss.

Puccini’s music sparkles with humour, pours out lush, sumptuous melodies, and is always completely irresistible. In the role of Mimi, we are thrilled to welcome back Lucia Cesaroni, last seen at POV as Woglinde in Das Rheingold and Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress. Tenor Jason Slayden (Adorno in 2016’s Simon Boccanegra) is Rodolfo.

That ever-loving, ever-squabbling couple, Musetta and Marcello, will be played by Sharleen Joynt (the Queen of the Night in last season’s The Magic Flute) and Brett Polegato (Paolo in Simon Boccanegra).

https://www.pov.bc.ca/boheme.html

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Crimes of the Heart

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.

Crimes of the Heart

Crimes 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!

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Forget About Tomorrow at The Belfry

Forget About Tomorrow at The Belfry

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 tickets.belfry.bc.ca.

 

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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 tickets.belfry.bc.ca.

 

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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!

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Dance Victoria presents: ODC/Dance Company

Dance Victoria presents

ODC/Dance Company

ODC/DANCE ROYAL THEATRE  FEBRUARY 2, 7:30PM – FEBRUARY 3, 7:30PM

Modern Dance

What we carry What we keep Brenda Way

Dead Reckoning KT Nelson

San Francisco’s ODC/Dance Company has stepped into the spotlight in recent years, touring extensively to impressive venues across the continent. This modern dance program of two works by the company’s co-artistic directors has substance and emotional texture combined with strong production values and even stronger dancers.

“ODC/Dance is an impressive company whose choreography is at once fluid and powerful, intricate and dynamic…not to be missed.‪- Merli V. Guerra, FJORD REVIEW

Ticket Details

*Tickets starting at $29.00 | Single tickets on sale September 5 at 10am

New subscriptions available starting on April 10th through the box office, 250-386-6121.

Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time.  Tickets may be available from the box office.

Also check out other upcoming shows and events: Victoria Events & Live Music

A Christmas Carol at the Belfry

November 28 – December 17, 2017

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

adapted by Michael Shamata

A ghost story for Christmas, the Belfry’s acclaimed production returns, 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 I Chose this Play
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

HUNTING PIGNUT – Indie Film Series Screening

The Indie Film Series at Capitol 6 presents HUNTING PIGNUT – Whistler Film Festival 2016 Selection

Hunting Pugnut - VictoriaHUNTING PIGNUT SPECIAL, ONE NIGHT ONLY PRESENTATION AT CAPITOL 6 VICTORIA ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD AT 7PM, WITH DIRECTOR MARTINE BLUE JOINING US VIA SKYPE AFTER THE SCREENING!

Starring Taylor Hickson, Amelia Manuel, Joel Thomas Hynes & Mary Walsh

Directed by Martine Blue WINNER Best Canadian Film – Female Eye Film Festival 2017 WINNER Best Debut Feature – Arizona Film Festival 2017 BORSOS AWARD NOMINEE – Whistler Film Festival 2016 Leo Awards Nominee 2017 (95 minutes, Flat 1.85, rated 14a for language and drug use.)

ABOUT THE FILM: Hunting Pignut is an award winning feature film starring Taylor Hickson (Deadpool) in an astounding breakout performance and Joel Thomas Hynes (Orphan Black, Little Dog) as the explosively charismatic Pignut.

A gritty coming of age story following Bernice, a 15 year old misfit, who runs away from her rural Newfoundland community in search of Pignut, a charismatic but tormented and violent gutter punk, after he steals her father’s ashes – right out of his urn! Bernice makes a personal odyssey to discover her place in her father’s heart and in the world.

Hunting Pignut. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Screening to take place at Capitol 6, 7:00 on Thursday, November 23rd featuring an introduction to the film including the trailer for our December Indie Film Series selection.

Director Martine Blue will “beam in” via digital means for a Q&A after the screening. Hunting Pignut run time is 95 minutes and rated 14a. Reserved seating tickets are NOW available! Regular Capitol 6 pricing in effect at www.capitol6.ca!

 

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Dance Victoria presents Dancers of Damelahamid

Dance Victoria presents Dancers of Damelahamid

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

First Nations Contemporary Dance: Dancers of Damelahamid

Dancers of DamelahamidShortly after the potlatch ban was lifted in 1951Ken and Margaret Harris founded Dancers of Damelahamid to preserve the Gitxsan peoples’ traditional songs and dances. Now, five decades later, the company is under the artistic direction of their daughter, Margaret Grenier whose works redefine and characterize traditional practices so that the dances continue to be tangible and accessible for new generations. Flickerincorporates multimedia technology in a story about a young man who discovers his potential.

Upcoming live performances and concerts: https://playinvictoria.net/live-music/

Ticket Details

*Tickets starting at $38.00 | Single tickets on sale September 5 at 10am

Tickets can be purchased with a subscription prior to September 5 through the box office, 250-386-6121.

Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time.  Tickets may be available from the box office.

For more info on Dance Victoria visit: https://dancevictoria.com

More about: Dancers of Damelahamid

The company has produced the annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival since 2008, presenting Indigenous dance from throughout the BC coast as well as hosting guest national and international artists.

The company’s full length dance works include Setting the Path 2004 and Sharing the Spirit 2007 which toured to New Zealand in 2008 and Visitors Who Never Left 2009 that was presented as a site specific work in the Great Hall of the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Dancing our Stories, created in 2010 and In Abundance in 2014 were developed for young audiences, as the company presents extensively for K-12 programs each year.

As well, recent works include Spirit and Tradition 2010 which was presented at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China and at the International Festival de Danzas, Cusco, Peru, 2011 and at the V11 Festival internacional de danza folklorica, Ambato, Ecuador, 2014 and at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, in July 2015.

Spirit Transforming, premiered as a full-length production at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in June 2013 and excerpts of Spirit Transforming have been presented at the Planet Indigenous Festival, Toronto, ON, in 2012, the Rubaboo Festival, Edmonton, AB, in 2013, and at the Vancouver International Dance Festival, in 2013.

Spirit Transforming toured to eight cities in British Columbia through the Made in BC Network in the fall of 2015 and at Native Earth in Toronto in the spring of 2016. The company’s most recent work, Flicker, is a multi-media dance work and was commissioned by the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, where it premiered in May 2016. It was co-produced by the Canada Dance Festival, and presented at the National Arts Centre, June 2016.

Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake

40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’s lavish Swan Lake. “Brimful with feeling” says the New York Times.

40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’s lavish Swan Lake. “Brimful with feeling” says the New York Times. Moscow Ballet’s traditional telling of the tragic Swan Lake story includes award-winning dancers, lavish costumes. Celebrate Russian ballet and the beauty of the world renowned dancers in Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake.

“Expansive… brimful with feeling ….elegantly generous” New York Times, Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic

“Sheer splendor and elegant dancing” Baltimore Sun

“Magical dream world” Grand Rapids Herald-Review

“Breathtaking athleticism … beautiful” Minneapolis-St Paul Pioneer Press

 “Expressive and a delight to watch” Washington Post 
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