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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God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming

A cross between Dame Edna and Billy Connolly, with a dollop of Eddie Izzard! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from pop culture to the pope in hilarious two act comedy of biblical proportions! 

A cross between Dame Edna and Billy Connolly, with a dollop of Eddie Izzard! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from pop culture to the pope in hilarious two act comedy of biblical proportions!

God has sold out every performance to date in Victoria, and now tours the continent as one of the most popular comedies on the international fringe circuit! This is your chance to see the world premiere of an all new evening of comedy that you will never forget!

There will be a short intermission during the performance.

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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.

TICKETS

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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Beaver Dreams- puppet show

This original production, created by an all female cast & crew, brings nature into the theatre and gives us a glimpse into the imagined world of Canada\’s most iconic creature.

This original production, created by an all female cast & crew, brings nature into the theatre and gives us a glimpse into the imagined world of Canada’s most iconic creature. During this interactive and innovative show combining puppetry, physical comedy, animation, and storytelling you might get splashed.

“Nothing less than brilliant” –Savage Clown

“Brings joy to your life”- Montreal Rampage

“Beaver Dreams\” (La Fièvre du Castor) Metro Studio 1411 Quadra St, Victoria, BC Fri Aug 25 – 5pm Sat Aug 26 – 10:15pmSun Aug 27 – 1pm Tue Aug 29 – 7:45pm Fri Sep 1 – 8:15pm Sat Sep 2 – 12 noon TICKETS: $11 (plus $6 membership)

intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/fringe-festival/fringe.com

A schtick you can to sink your teeth into. WINNER of 2 & NOMINATED for 5 Montreal Fringe Awards. \”Nothing less than brilliant\”- Savage Clown Montreal. One family. Generation after generation. AND BEAVERS! Sharing the same land, the same lake, and the same nightmare depicting commercial development threatening their corner of paradise in the Laurentians, Quebec. Get wet at the best dam show!

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My Stroke of Luck at Victoria Fringe

Diane wakes up. Alone. The place looks hauntingly familiar. But she expected to be dead. Where am I? she wonders. It’s not the hospital. Home? But if this is home, where are my children?

Diane wakes up. Alone. The place looks hauntingly familiar. But she expected to be dead. Where am I? she wonders. It’s not the hospital. Home? But if this is home, where are my children?

Who are you when the ‘you’ you know is gone?

A spellbinding and funny look at love, family and overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds.

 

“Amazing life story…. a wonderful woman to spend 75 minutes with.” London Yodeller.

“Enlightening, emotional and educational – what I call ‘edutainment’.” Adilah Barnes, co-founder, LA Women’s Theater Festival.

“Very uplifting.” London Free Press.”

“Entertaining, enlightening piece that educates and touches the heart.” ArtsBeatLA

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My Stroke of Luck at Nanaimo Fringe #nanFringe

Did you know the average person looses 1.9 million brain cells every minute a stroke goes untreated? I knew; I’m a doctor, a radiologist who diagnoses strokes! But I did not deal with having a stroke very well. It was 21 hours before I drove myself to the hospital!

Diane wakes up. Alone. The place looks hauntingly familiar. But she expected to be dead. “Where am I?” she wonders. “It’s not the hospital. Home? But if this is home, where are my children?” Did you know the average person looses 1.9 million brain cells every minute a stroke goes untreated? I knew; I’m a doctor, a radiologist who diagnoses strokes! But I did not deal with having a stroke very well. It was 21 hours before I drove myself to the hospital!

Come see how that worked for out for us- me, a single parent by adoption family, and my biracial, ‘tween, sons – one gifted, one special needs. You’ll laugh in surprise, you’ll hold your breath, you might cry, too, at this spellbinding and funny look at love, family and seemingly insurmountable odds. My Stroke of Luck is the gift that keeps on giving.

Diane is a black SF Bay Area based physician, B.A Stanford (psychology) and Yale University School of Medicine. A Meisner trained actor, Diane studied with Anna Deveare Smith. “My Stroke of Luck” was developed at The Marsh with David Ford.

My Stroke of Luck has played at The Marsh San Francisco and Berkeley, Canadian and US Fringe Festivals and the Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival. My Stroke of Luck opens at The Marsh, SF Nov 2 for a six week run. My Stroke of Luck supported in part by Theater Bay Area CA$H Grant.

 

“Very uplifting.” – London Free Press

“An amazing life story… a wonderful woman to spend 75 minutes with.” London Yodeller

“An entertaining enlightening piece that educates as well as touches the heart.” Arts Beat LA

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Starting Aug. 8 The Belfry Theatre presents: Bed & Breakfast #yyjarts @BelfryTheatre

Belfry Theatre
Bed & Breakfast

August 8 – 27, 2017
Written by Mark Crawford
Directed by Ashlie Corcoran
Starring Paul Dunn & Mark Crawford

A sweet summer comedy about finding your community. When Brett inherits his aunt’s house, he and his partner move out of Toronto to set up a B&B in a quiet little tourist town. Great idea. It never crossed either of their minds that being a same-sex couple would raise eyebrows and generate friction. This comedy about “being out” in a small town is a tour-de-force for two actors: they play the central couple plus all the characters they encounter, from contractors to relatives to the lesbian who runs the coffee shop.

Belfry Theatre
1291 Gladstone Ave,
Victoria, BC V8T 1G5, Canada
TICKETS

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WIN passes to The Glass Castle Advanced Screening #yyjarts @GlassCastleFilm @eOnefilms

The Glass Castle - eONEFilmsTHE GLASS CASTLE

PlayInVictoria.net has once again teamed up with eONE Films to bring you an advanced screening opportunity to see “The Glass Castle” Wednesday August 9th at Silver City Cinema Victoria. 7PM.

Here’s how to WIN.  Send us an email to win@playinvictoria.net with your *name, contact # and twitter handle. (you must be following us!) That’s it! The draw is Wednesday August 2 for 10 pairs of tickets to the special advanced screening August 9. The movie opens in theatre’s. Friday August  11.

Cast:
 Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield, Sarah Snook, Ella Anderson, Shree Crooks, Dominic Bogart

Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them. When sober, the children’s brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Meanwhile, their mother abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want to take on the work of raising a family.

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SHIRLEY VALENTINE, a comedy!

Following 3 highly-acclaimed sold-out performances at the Intrepid Theatre Club, Dragon Monkey Theatre, by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., presents Willy Russell’s timeless comedy SHIRLEY VALENTINE, starring Lorene Cammiade, directed by Wendy Merk, at LANGHAM COURT THEATRE!

Following 3 highly-acclaimed sold-out performances at the Intrepid Theatre Club, Dragon Monkey Theatre, by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., presents Willy Russell’s timeless comedy SHIRLEY VALENTINE, starring Lorene Cammiade, directed by Wendy Merk, at LANGHAM COURT THEATRE! SHIRLEY VALENTINE is a one-woman full-length play set in Liverpool in 1993.

A 46-year-old wife and mother, who spends a great deal of time talking to the wall, reinvents herself and discovers a new life full of love, excitement, and purpose.

Performance dates are 8:00 p.m. – Thurs. July 20th & Fri. July 21st. Matinee: 2:00 p.m. – Saturday July 22nd. Tickets are $20 each, call 250 384 2142.

A sample of the many rave reviews after the previous run at Intrepid Theatre:

“Just saw Lorene as Shirley Valentine tonight. She was amazing and had me in the palm of her hand for the entire performance” — Bill Williamson

“Absolutely fantastic in every way. I’ve never before seen an audience jump to its feet so quickly for a unanimous standing ovation.” —Leah Potter

“…the lights weren’t even totally dimmed and we were leaping to our feet. Just an incredible performance.” — Penny Costen Pitcher

The June production of SHIRLEY VALENTINE raised over $800 for Victoria Women\’s Transition House and a portion of ticket sales from the upcoming performances in July will benefit Langham Court Theatre.

http://www.langhamtheatre.ca/shirley-valentine-july-20-22/

Email: boxoffice@langhamtheatre.ca

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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!

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