Theatre

Lauren Semple, as Madame Zee, and Dean Chadwick, as Brother XII, rehearse a scene from Western Edge Theatre’s upcoming musical ‘The Cult of Brother 12.’ (Photo courtesy Western Edge Theatre)

Notorious Vancouver Island cult leader’s story re-imagined in new musical

Western Edge Theatre presents ‘The Cult of Brother 12’ starting March 25 in Nanaimo

 

Stephanie Roth with a promotional poster for her classes starting in January at the Saltair Community Centre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Music theatre classes provide an opportunity to benefit from Roth’s experience

Acting, singing and dance within her extensive repertoire

 

Michelle Bardach is back at the Chemainus Theatre for the first time since 2014. (Photo submitted)

Long wait over for theatre fare

Holiday Jubilation being felt for the return to the stage

Michelle Bardach is back at the Chemainus Theatre for the first time since 2014. (Photo submitted)
Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to open Toronto International Film Festival

Steven Levenson adapted his hit Tony Award-winning stage show with Ben Platt reprising his acclaimed leading role

Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy
The Playbill Presents Cabaret series at the Chemainus Theatre will be returning June 16. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Theatre announces return of cabaret series and online auction

Tickets available soon for dinner and entertainment in the dining room

The Playbill Presents Cabaret series at the Chemainus Theatre will be returning June 16. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A selection of frozen foods are being offered from the Playbill Dining Room. (Photo submitted)

Freezer foods available to support the theatre

Select items available for pick-up at the gallery gift shop

A selection of frozen foods are being offered from the Playbill Dining Room. (Photo submitted)
Strong support from the public for the Bridge The Gap campaign will keep the Chemainus Theatre going until performances can hopefully return to the stage in the fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Theatre hopeful matching funds can Bridge The Gap

Patrons launch campaign to assist in filling the void until performances return

Strong support from the public for the Bridge The Gap campaign will keep the Chemainus Theatre going until performances can hopefully return to the stage in the fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room reopened to host small musical performances. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre receives Island Coastal Economic Trust funding

Project will involve recording and live-streaming Playbill Presents series content

The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room reopened to host small musical performances. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Marvelous Wonderettes, from left, consist of Missy (Julia Ullrich), Suzy (Alison MacDonald), Betty Jean (Ali Watson) and Cindy Lou (Makayla Moore). (Photo by Don Bodger)

Plenty of heart and lots to love about The Marvelous Wonderettes

Music and story fits for the show opening on Valentine’s Day at the Chemainus Theatre

The Marvelous Wonderettes, from left, consist of Missy (Julia Ullrich), Suzy (Alison MacDonald), Betty Jean (Ali Watson) and Cindy Lou (Makayla Moore). (Photo by Don Bodger)
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