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Ready to bring the hijinks of Norm Foster's Jonas and Barry in the Home to the rivercity Stage beginning May 5-15 are cast members (Clockwise from back): Kelly Senko (Rosie), Dick Poulton (Jonas) and Dennis Hawkins-Bogle (Barry). Photo by Alistair Taylor

Hijinks and hilarity abound In Rivercity Player’s production of Jonas and Barry in the Home

Norm Foster’s witty and and poignant look at aging opens May 5

  • Apr 27, 2022

 

The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Fast-paced Chemainus Theatre show just plain funny

The 39 Steps will have you guffawing at regular intervals

 

The cast of The 39 Steps. Back from left: Aidan deSalaiz and Alexandra Brynn. Front: Felix LeBlanc and Caitlin Driscoll. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Laughter generated from The 39 Steps the best medicine

Cast members prepared to deliver a much-needed respite for the audience

 

Rosie (Kelly Senko) and her father Barry (Dennis Hawkins-Bogle) reminisce during a scene of Rivercity Players’ next production Jonas and Barry in the Home, another offering from popular Canadian playwright Norm Foster. Photo by Alistair Taylor

Rivercity Player’s next production proves the Golden Years are no snooze fest

Norm Fosters hilarious Jonas and Barry in the Home proves fun and frivolity abounds after 65

  • Apr 13, 2022
Rosie (Kelly Senko) and her father Barry (Dennis Hawkins-Bogle) reminisce during a scene of Rivercity Players’ next production Jonas and Barry in the Home, another offering from popular Canadian playwright Norm Foster. Photo by Alistair Taylor
Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)

Cirque du Soleil returns to Vancouver Island this spring with OVO

Seven performances will transform Victoria’s Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in June

Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)
There’s still time to take in Carihi’s production of Matilda. Closing night is Saturday, April 9. Show time is 7 p.m. and there is a matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Carihi office for $15. Photo submitted

Carihi production of Matilda takes to the stage

Closes Friday (April 9), tickets available at the school

  • Apr 8, 2022
There’s still time to take in Carihi’s production of Matilda. Closing night is Saturday, April 9. Show time is 7 p.m. and there is a matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Carihi office for $15. Photo submitted
Chemainus Theatre artistic director Mark DuMez, left, and managing director Randy Huber between the banners for The 39 Steps and Glory that were on the schedule for 2020 before the pandemic and are now again prominent for the 2022 season. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Smaller casts, but still big performances on Island theatre’s 2022 show schedule

The 39 Steps and Glory return to the lineup from postponed 2020 season

Chemainus Theatre artistic director Mark DuMez, left, and managing director Randy Huber between the banners for The 39 Steps and Glory that were on the schedule for 2020 before the pandemic and are now again prominent for the 2022 season. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Morrissey Dunn (left) directs Leina DeBoer in Prelude to a Kiss – The Love Songs of Ella Fitazgerald at Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 15. Photo contributed

Prelude to a Kiss presents the iconic music of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald

Appearing at Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre on Feb. 15

  • Feb 2, 2022
Morrissey Dunn (left) directs Leina DeBoer in Prelude to a Kiss – The Love Songs of Ella Fitazgerald at Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 15. Photo contributed
From left: Dennis Hawkin-Bogle, Tim Myerscough, Darlene Carr and Kate Humphreys. Photo by Laura Mudge

Rivercity Players float Kayak

Community theatre group’s next production is in rehearsal

  • Feb 2, 2022
From left: Dennis Hawkin-Bogle, Tim Myerscough, Darlene Carr and Kate Humphreys. Photo by Laura Mudge
RIVERCITY PLAYERS

Rivercity Players holding auditions for its spring production

Four actors needed for David Auburn’s award-winning play, Proof

  • Jan 17, 2022
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The stage is set for a full season of theatre again in 2022 at the Chemainus Theatre with the current fundraising campaign that's underway supported with substantial contributions from Gregg Perry, left, and Dr. Don Hilton. The Holiday Jubilation concert for Christmas will be a stepping stone. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Funding campaigns help popular Island theatre stage a comeback

Matching donations go a long way toward a 2022 full season Chemainus Theatre reopening

The stage is set for a full season of theatre again in 2022 at the Chemainus Theatre with the current fundraising campaign that's underway supported with substantial contributions from Gregg Perry, left, and Dr. Don Hilton. The Holiday Jubilation concert for Christmas will be a stepping stone. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ryver Santos (centre) is making his directorial debut with the All Together Now Revue. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

All Together Now revue welcomes fans back to the theatre

Show marks directorial debut for Campbell River teen

Ryver Santos (centre) is making his directorial debut with the All Together Now Revue. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

Remainder of 2020 season cancelled at popular Island theatre

Chemainus Theatre Festival succumbs to COVID-19 restrictions on large crowds likely to linger longer

Theatre BC cancels festivals in response to COVID-19

‘Provincials’ of community theatre set to take place on Vancouver Island in July 2020

Excitement of opening night approaches cast of Rivercity Players’ Steel Magnolias

Play opens at Campbell River’s Rivercity Stage Wednesday, Feb. 12

  • Feb 10, 2020