Melanie Minty

MINTY: Acronyms abound as the rebranded FVGSS prepares ‘Pinocchio’ for stage in Surrey

SAGA and URP also busy with special events this month

MINTY: Ah, I love the value of vaudeville and help for young performers

Also: Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners do another Fibre Flare event in South Surrey

Surrey Little Theatre dives in with college-reunion comedy ‘The Dixie Swim Club’

All-female cast delivers comedy, pathos, senility and warmth with equal ability

MINTY: Stormy nights, mystery and more in a diverse dish of theatre shows in Surrey

If you haven’t gotten tickets yet for the Arts Club On Tour series at Surrey Arts Centre, jump on it now

MELANIE MINTY: A big, shiny new theatre isn’t needed in Surrey, but smaller spaces sure are

The phrase 'Build it and they will come' clearly does not apply to theatre space

MELANIE MINTY: Get creative at ‘Family Sunday’ event at Surrey Art Gallery

Also, White Rock Players' production of 'Frankenstein 1930' continues at Coast Capital Playhouse

MELANIE MINTY: Big issues linger for Surrey Little Theatre; ‘Stormy’ nights ahead for Royal Canadian co.

Theatre’s home remains threatened by growth and development along 184th Street

MELANIE MINTY: O’Donovan and friends unite for what could be a magical concert at White Rock’s Coast Capital Playhouse

Show on Friday, Sept. 16 will also feature Phil Dickson and Steffanie Davis

MELANIE MINTY: Old-school skills are still relevant in today’s world

Surrey Skills Share Fair set for Oct. 2 at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre

MINTY: Angry puppets show up at city hall stage, and that could be serendipitous

Also: Word about Surrey Skills Share Fair this fall, final Movies Under the Stars night at Holland Park on Saturday

MELANIE MINTY: Surrey folk dancers plan fall retreat, restart lessons at local school

Also: Semiahmoo Arts stitches together a Fibre Arts Market on Oct. 22-23

MELANIE MINTY: Busy days for King with Royal company and City Parkway space in Whalley

Also: Peninsula Productions launches NextGen, for young people in theatre

MELANIE MINTY: Men wanted for Naked Stage play in Newton

Community theatre runs on volunteer power, so get involved

MELANIE MINTY: Young writers, Surrey Libraries has a contest for you

Also in the works is the 'We Are Newton!' anthology project

MINTY: Honouring heroes, both the obvious and unsung kinds

Melanie Minty' s arts column is published every week in the Now. She can be reached at

MINTY: Life of Hollywood icon revealed in ‘Barrymore’s Ghost’ play

The Page Theatre and White Rock Players bring story to the stage

MINTY: Head outdoors to see Bard in the Valley’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

Also: Kick off summer with an “art party” hosted by The Arts Council of Surrey

MELANIE MINTY: Surrey play about ‘Titanic’ cruises to Fraser Valley victory

Additional stagings of 'The Last Lifeboat' at Surrey Little Theatre