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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Just For Laughs present: Demetri Martin – Let’s Get Awkward

Demetri Martin is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. He began doing stand-up comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Just for Laughs presents  Demetri MartinJust For Laughs is delighted to announce that stand-up, writer and person – Demetri Martin – will bring his show Let’s Get Awkward to the McPherson Playhouse, S​eptember 8 at 7​:00​ & 9​:30​ PM.

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Demetri Martin is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. He began doing stand-up comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Demetri has released two stand-up comedy albums and three hour-long stand-up comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix, Demetri Martin Live (at the time).

Demetri created and starred in his own television series for Comedy Central called Important Things with Demetri Martin. Demetri’s first two books, This Is a Book and Point Your Face at This, were both New York Times Bestsellers.

Demetri recently wrote and directed his first feature film, Dean, which won the Founder’s Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for best narrative American feature film. CBS Films will release the film this month. In the fall, Demetri’s third book, If It’s Not Funny It’s Art, will be published by Hachette. It will feature his original drawings from Dean.

Demetri has brown hair and he is allergic to peanuts.

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SKAMpede 2017

SKAMpede is a mobile summer performance festival located along the Galloping Goose Trail in Victoria BC.

SKAMpede is a mobile summer performance festival located along the Galloping Goose Trail in Victoria BC. We strive to effect positive social change in our community and one of our favourite ways of doing so is SKAMpede. At SKAMpede we focus on staying active in our art. We invite the audience of SKAMpede to ride or walk our routes, taking them to three different performances and back. Participants can bike, rollerblade, skateboard, walk or any other transportation you can think of on their journey to our innovative artists. While you wait for your next tour you can relax at SKAMpede’s Hub with food, beverages, music and a few surprises!

That’s crazy. How does SKAMpede work?

The audience arrives at Harbour Road. There is a Hub of activity here- transportation decoration, concession and box office tents. SKAMpeders buy a ticket, decorate their ride and then proceed to departure gates where they are met by a team of audience wranglers. At regular intervals, in groups of twelve, audiences are dispatched on a tour with a map of the relevant stretch of the trail. Each tour takes in three shows and returns to the Hub. Each tour travels in like-minded fashion: wheels with wheels and pedestrians with pedestrians. Performing companies repeat their short shows several times a day for these small audiences. Audiences may see up to four tours (12 shows) on one admission. (This takes just over three hours on wheels — longer on foot.) At the Hub between tours they enjoy delicious food and surprise bursts of entertainment.

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Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival

Come check out the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, performing from July 6th-29th, outdoors on the grounds of Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus!

Greater Victoria Shakespeare FestivalCome check out the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, performing from July 6th-29th, outdoors on the grounds of Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus!

The festival is family friendly, with children 12 and under being admitted for free! This year we are performing Macbeth and Love\’s Labour\’s Lost.

For the first time ever, we will also be having special performances (of Macbeth only), at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, from August 3rd-5th.

Show times: Macbeth – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday @ 7:30pm Love\’s Labour\’s Lost – Wednesday & Friday @ 7:30pm, Saturday @ 1:30pm Prices: Children 12 & Under – Free Adults – $24 Students & Seniors – $19 Festival Pass Adult – $42 Festival Pass Student/Senior – $33

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COUNTRY SONG LEE-ANNE POOLE

Country Song premiered at Halifax’s Queer Acts Theatre Festival, toured to The Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival, and opened for singer/songwriter Rae Spoon.

COUNTRY SONG LEE-ANNE POOLECountry Song premiered at Halifax’s Queer Acts Theatre Festival, toured to The Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival, and opened for singer/songwriter Rae Spoon. It’s award winning playwright Lee-Ann Poole’s love letter to country music. From sharing her own stabs at the genre to stories of her father, Country Song conquers some fears and re-imagines who you can be.

“Poole had the audience eating from her hands from the first strum of her guitar” -The Coast 

“spellbinds audiences” -Chronicle Herald

Written and performed by Lee-Anne Poole, Directed by Dustin Harvey

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Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake coming to Royal Theatre #yyjarts

Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake, one of the world’s most famous and beloved ballets set to a cherished score by Tchaikovsky, will be performed at the Royal Theatre, N​ovember 11 at 3:​00​ PM.

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

“Expressive and a delight to watch”
Washington Post

Royal Theatre | TICKETS
N​ovember 11, 2017 | 3​:00​ PM
Tickets starting at $37.00*

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Live Music TODAY in Victoria #yyjmusic

There’s quite a few shows happening around the region today.  Get out and support some local live music and the venues that host them.

Some of the action can be found at The Northern Quarter, Lucky Bar, Hermann’s Jazz Club, Wheelies Motorcycle & Cafe, White Eagle Hall, Christies Pub, The Loft and Visita 18 to name just a few.

For the complete rundown, check todays listings via BarsnBands.com

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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”

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Pacific Opera Victoria presents LES FELUETTES (The Lilies)

Pacific Opera Victoria - Les Feluettes LiliesPacific Opera Victoria presents

LES FELUETTES (The Lilies)

April 20, 22, 28 at 8pm and April 30 at 2:30pm, 2017

Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St., Victoria

Tickets $40 – $125 including tax and box office charges

For tickets call 250-382-1641 or www.pov.bc.ca

In French with English surtitles

Les Feluettes, a new opera co-commissioned by Pacific Opera Victoria and l’Opera de Montreal, premiered to critical and audience acclaim in Montreal last year. The celebrated production comes to Victoria to conclude Pacific Opera Victoria’s 2016-17 opera season.

In 1912 a group of boys at a Quebec college rehearse Gabriele D’Annunzio’s sensual play, The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian.  A devastating love triangle results in the death of one boy and the imprisonment of another. A third boy becomes a Bishop and years later is made to watch as prisoners re-enact the tragedy.

Based on the play by Michel Marc Bouchard, with the libretto by the playwright, Les Feluettes is a romantic drama of startling beauty. ComposerKevin March weaves a musical tapestry of waltz rhythms, French Canadian folk tunes and the sophisticated lushness of Debussy.

The production is directed by Serge Denoncourt with set design by Guillaume Lord and costume design by the late Francois BarbeauTimothy Vernon conducts the Victoria Symphony.

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Belfry premieres Alice Munro Stories #yyjarts @belfrytheatre

Belfry premieres Alice Munro Stories – in an all new theatrical format, word for word.

“All you need to win the Nobel Prize in literature is to write brilliantly for a lifetime.” Toronto Star

Victoria, BC…From April 18 to May 14, the Belfry Theatre will present Alice Munro Stories – featuring two of Munro’s celebrated short stories – Differently (from Friend of My Youth, 1990) and Save the Reaper (from The Love of a Good Woman, 1998) – in an all new theatrical format, word for word.

Continue reading “Belfry premieres Alice Munro Stories #yyjarts @belfrytheatre”

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