Melanie Minty

Adam Olgui (middle) in the Royal City musical 'Anything Goes

MINTY: ‘Anything Goes’ for Surrey tap-dancing talent and cast of Royal City musical

Cole Porter-penned show plays New West theatre from April 6 to 23

Adam Olgui (middle) in the Royal City musical 'Anything Goes
Vancouver TheatreSports League returns to Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall with its “Comedy Unscripted: Improv with a Twist” show on Friday

MINTY: Improv will get your acting chops up

Programs that encourage youth to participate in something other than digital dialogues are to be cheered on for their efforts.

Vancouver TheatreSports League returns to Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall with its “Comedy Unscripted: Improv with a Twist” show on Friday
In Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s production of Norm Foster’s comedy “Opening Night

MINTY: ‘Opening Night’ for Norm Foster comedy at Surrey Arts Centre on Friday

Ellie King and Royal Canadian company bring show to stage

In Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s production of Norm Foster’s comedy “Opening Night
Bard in the Valley's production of 'The Taming of the Shrew' last summer starred Lauren Trotzuk

MINTY: Bard in the Valley company seeks actors for latest staging of Shakespeare play

'Much Ado About Nothing' staged at multiple venues this summer

Bard in the Valley's production of 'The Taming of the Shrew' last summer starred Lauren Trotzuk
Crowd views student artwork on screens at Surrey Art Gallery

MINTY: ‘Work of Art’ event in Newton means business for artists

Also: 'Canada 150 Art by Surrey Students' show at Surrey Art Gallery

Crowd views student artwork on screens at Surrey Art Gallery
Naked Stage company actors Deanna Vowels

MINTY: Eye on entertainment in the heart of Newton

Naked Stage company returns with 'Noel Coward in Two Keys' reading this weekend

Naked Stage company actors Deanna Vowels
Attendees at last year’s Oscar Night Party hosted by Royal Canadian Theatre Company at the Sheraton hotel in Guildford.

MINTY: Surrey theatre company’s Oscar Night Party returns to Guildford hotel

Also: 'Bittergirl' musical brings tales of romantic breakups to Surrey Arts Centre

Attendees at last year’s Oscar Night Party hosted by Royal Canadian Theatre Company at the Sheraton hotel in Guildford.
Ken Melech will call the square dances at The Tides and Torrents Ceilidh on Saturday

MINTY: Funeral home in Newton a place for fun and fundraising this Saturday night

'Tides and Torrents Ceilidh' put on by FVGSS: A Musical Theatre Society

Ken Melech will call the square dances at The Tides and Torrents Ceilidh on Saturday
Axis Theatre’s production of “Hamelin: A New Fable” plays Surrey Arts Centre's main stage this Saturday afternoon

MINTY: ‘Choralation’ in Surrey, and Harmon-y news about a kid-focused ‘Hamelin’ play

'Surrey Sings' event becomes workshop at Northwood United Church

Axis Theatre’s production of “Hamelin: A New Fable” plays Surrey Arts Centre's main stage this Saturday afternoon
Linda Xia and Gavin Tran won Surrey's Write On one-act play event in 2016.

MINTY: Write on, Surrey youth — here’s a Saturday workshop for you!

Youth Arts Council of Surrey hosts literary workshop Saturday at Newton Cultural Centre

Linda Xia and Gavin Tran won Surrey's Write On one-act play event in 2016.
A scene from “Pinocchio

MINTY: Some applause, please, for musicals and especially pantos like ‘Pinocchio’ in Surrey

Ovation Awards given out in January by Applause! Musicals Society

A scene from “Pinocchio
The cast of “Twelve Angry Men” at Surrey Little Theatre.

MINTY: Stellar cast for rare all-male ‘Angry’ drama at Surrey theatre

Also, 'A Risky Jump' is on display in Surrey Art Gallery’s TechLab starting Jan. 21

The cast of “Twelve Angry Men” at Surrey Little Theatre.
The official 'Canada 15' logo submitted as part of a contest administered by Heritage Canada.

MINTY: Surrey artists have 150 reasons to celebrate as they ‘Reflect on Canada’ for ARTS 2017 exhibition

Theme for 'Arts 2017' exhibit mirrors the nation's 150th-birthday party

The official 'Canada 15' logo submitted as part of a contest administered by Heritage Canada.
Surrey Little Theatre’s production of “The Last Lifeboat” was staged at Theatre B.C.’s Mainstage event last June

MINTY: May dates for a big-deal theatre festival hosted by Surrey Little Theatre at White Rock venue

Theatre BC Fraser Valley Zone Festival at Coast Capital Playhouse from May 21 to 27

Surrey Little Theatre’s production of “The Last Lifeboat” was staged at Theatre B.C.’s Mainstage event last June
The (Post) Mistress comes to the Surrey Arts Centre from Jan. 11 to 21

MINTY: Gift ideas for the Surrey arts lover this Christmas

How about instead of “things,” give a gift of time – your time, spent with that special friend or family member.

The (Post) Mistress comes to the Surrey Arts Centre from Jan. 11 to 21
Bryce Mills as the Walrus and Melanie Minty as the Queen of the Hearts in 'Alice in Wonderland

MINTY: In the name of theatre, Coast Capital steps up with cash in White Rock

Credit union bucks up for another naming-rights deal at Playhouse

Bryce Mills as the Walrus and Melanie Minty as the Queen of the Hearts in 'Alice in Wonderland
Portrait of Georg Friedrich Handel.

MINTY: Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and other music this month from Surrey-based groups

BC Girls Choir’s 'Songs for a Winter’s Night' concert on Saturday night

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Handel.
A scene from the FVGSS panto 'Pinocchio

MINTY: ‘Pinocchio’ a bright light as panto season opens

Seasonal shows also staged by White Rock Players, Royal Canadian Theatre Company

A scene from the FVGSS panto 'Pinocchio
The Sm:)e Band of girls from Surrey performs in local schools and goes on tour.

MINTY: Make music a gift this year, with a smile

My family will contribute to Access to Music Foundation for a second Christmas

The Sm:)e Band of girls from Surrey performs in local schools and goes on tour.
Patricia Dahlquist (right) is a leading force behind the Surrey-based Young People’s Opera Society of BC.

MINTY: ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ at Newton stage with classic story about Christmas

Patricia Dahlquist and others just don’t believe in the word 'impossible'

Patricia Dahlquist (right) is a leading force behind the Surrey-based Young People’s Opera Society of BC.