Melanie Minty

Image from poster for Nina Mudry's 'Written Connections' exhibit in South Surrey.

MELANIE MINTY: ‘Written Connections’: Don’t ignore art of a handwritten letter

Also: Mark Donnelly sings at Crescent Beach Bistro on June 9

Image from poster for Nina Mudry's 'Written Connections' exhibit in South Surrey.
Sarah Green (left) and Launi Bowie in the female production of 'The Odd Couple' at White Rock's Coast Capital Playhouse. The show runs in repertory with a male version of the classic play.

MELANIE MINTY: Gender twist for ‘The Odd Couple’ as male/female shows hit stage in White Rock

Also: Deadline nears for popular Musical Theatre Intensive at Surrey Arts Centre

Sarah Green (left) and Launi Bowie in the female production of 'The Odd Couple' at White Rock's Coast Capital Playhouse. The show runs in repertory with a male version of the classic play.
Nolan Fahey (right) and ballerina dancers in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of “Billy Elliot” — a theatre experience that will stay with you forever

MELANIE MINTY: Kudos to the kids of Arts Club’s inspiring ‘Billy Elliot’

This absolutely stunning production is brilliant on so many levels

Nolan Fahey (right) and ballerina dancers in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of “Billy Elliot” — a theatre experience that will stay with you forever
Banners created by Susan Point are featured on Surrey streets.

MINTY: ‘Smiling frog’ banners leap from streets of Surrey’s nurturing pond

Also: Ian Harmon leading summer workshop for teen theatre students

Banners created by Susan Point are featured on Surrey streets.
Virginia and Don Bell were very involved in the early days of the performing arts community in Surrey.

MELANIE MINTY: My arts-minded mentors in Surrey, including the Bells, aren’t forgotten

Also: Final days for 'Titanic' tale 'The Last Lifeboat' at Surrey Little Theatre

Virginia and Don Bell were very involved in the early days of the performing arts community in Surrey.
Singers Mary Ella Young

MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS: Hot Mammas sing Sunday in Fleetwood

Other events include pancake breakfast hosted by North Surrey Lions Club

Singers Mary Ella Young
Dancers with the Surrey-based Diskordanse company will perform at an International Dance Day event Friday

MELANIE MINTY: ‘Blueprint for a Better Place’ celebrates Dance Day in Surrey

Also: The more the merrier at Surrey Festival of Dance

Dancers with the Surrey-based Diskordanse company will perform at an International Dance Day event Friday
Dann Wilhelm and Lauren Morrow star in “Private Lives

MELANIE MINTY: Honeymooners search for happiness in ‘Private Lives’ comedy

Noel Coward play staged at White Rock's Coast Capital Playhouse until end of April

Dann Wilhelm and Lauren Morrow star in “Private Lives
First Capital Chorus performs at this year’s Surrey Sings! concert
First Capital Chorus performs at this year’s Surrey Sings! concert
Doreen Rowe with the Surrey Festival of Dance’s 50th-year gobo at Surrey Arts Centre.

MINTY: April brings dance energy to Surrey Arts Centre

Month starts with Surrey Festival of Dance, ends with International Dance Day celebration

Doreen Rowe with the Surrey Festival of Dance’s 50th-year gobo at Surrey Arts Centre.
The Wheat in the Barley has a 20th anniversary celebration concert on Saturday

MINTY: Come on, men. Throw caution to the wind and just dance

Women and girls outnumber men and boys when it comes to participating in the performing arts, even as audience members. What’s up with that?

The Wheat in the Barley has a 20th anniversary celebration concert on Saturday
Lucille Lewis

MELANIE MINTY: Surrey Youth Orchestras tune up for 40th-anniversary concert

Former members perform at spring show, May 15 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium

Lucille Lewis
Robert Moloney and Andrew McNee in the Arts Club Theatre Company's 2014 production of 'The Odd Couple

MELANIE MINTY: Players aim to stage both male and female versions of ‘The Odd Couple’

Actors sought for "The Foreigner," "The Odd Couple" and "The Taming of the Shrew"

Robert Moloney and Andrew McNee in the Arts Club Theatre Company's 2014 production of 'The Odd Couple
Evan Werk sings 'Mama I'm Coming Home' during the Surrey Shines talent showcase in 2015.

MELANIE MINTY: Search continues for ‘Surrey Shines’ talent during second round of auditions

Arts council's annual talent showcase will be held in Surrey on April 30

Evan Werk sings 'Mama I'm Coming Home' during the Surrey Shines talent showcase in 2015.
Sam Gordon (as Floyd) and Jane Mantle (as Vivian) in 'Love

MELANIE MINTY: ‘Love, Sex & the I.R.S.’ will leave you laughing — even at tax time

Also: family-focused event to key on 'Secret Citadel' at Surrey Art Gallery

Sam Gordon (as Floyd) and Jane Mantle (as Vivian) in 'Love
Rick Harmon and Candace Radcliffe

MINTY: Surrey school aims to raise $40K to mark 40 years of theatre

Also: 'Annie Jr.' musical staged in Newton by Classic Steps Stage Productions

Rick Harmon and Candace Radcliffe
White Rock-based singers Colleen and Mark Donnelly.

MELANIE MINTY: More than an anthem singer, Donnelly treasures time with family at concert

White Rock's Mark Donnelly feels his true mission in life is to be a composer

White Rock-based singers Colleen and Mark Donnelly.
The romantic comedy 'Funny Little Thing Called Love' is staged at Surrey Little Theatre this month.

MELANIE MINTY: Sellouts for one Surrey theatre group, struggles for another

"Funny Little Thing Called Love" is light, entertaining and funny

The romantic comedy 'Funny Little Thing Called Love' is staged at Surrey Little Theatre this month.
Six dancers from Surrey-based Steel School of Irish Dance — from left

MELANIE MINTY: Surrey’s Steel school to send six Irish dancers to world championships in Scotland

Before they go, a "Winter Performance" show at Bell Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 13

Six dancers from Surrey-based Steel School of Irish Dance — from left
A scene from a previous production staged by Surrey-based Young People's Opera Society of BC (YPOSBC)

MINTY: Young voices wanted for ‘Robinson Crusoe’ in Surrey this spring

Auditions for YPOS show held at Newton Cultural Centre on Sunday, Jan. 24

A scene from a previous production staged by Surrey-based Young People's Opera Society of BC (YPOSBC)