Categories: EntertainmentLocal Entertainment

In Surrey, a new dance-party series brings Celtic-rockers to studio theatre

The Surrey Spectacular season of performing-arts events kicks off with a dance party.

Surrey Civic Theatres’ new initiative will see the Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre turned into a place where people can dance to live music.

“Want to go dancing but don’t like the club vibe? Look no further than the Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre, transformed into the club where you want to be,” promises an event post at surrey.ca. “With a hot band, a dance floor, and a bar set up right in the Studio, you can dance the night away.”

The two-gig “Come Dancing! Live at the Studio” series starts on Friday, Sept. 21 with a performance by Celtic-rocking Derina Harvey Band, in from Edmonton. Tickets are $24 from the arts centre box office (604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca).

(STORY CONTINUES BELOW VIDEO)

Harvey and her musical mates “offer an authentic east-coast experience with a fresh take on traditional tunes as well as their own original jigs and reels,” according to event planners. “Their rocky, rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina’s powerful voice. They’ve earned a reputation with their high-energy live show, leaving many an audience out-of-breath but hollering for more.”

The series also includes a dance party with Surrey-based Pat Chessell Band next April.

• RELATED STORY: ‘Surrey Spectacular’ series features puppet show, music and more this year, from August 2018.

Twenty-two performances, including some multi-date runs, are promised during this year’s Surrey Spectacular series, an annual showcase of music, theatre and comedy from September to June. The 2018-19 shows are booked into Surrey Arts Centre’s Main and Studio stages and also Surrey City Hall’s Centre Stage.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Tom Zillich

Share
Published by
Tom Zillich

Recent Posts

  • Home
  • Local News
  • News

Surrey firefighters not among 267 being sent to battle Alberta wildfires

‘We haven’t been called upon to be deployed,’ Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis told the Now-Leader on Tuesday

8 mins ago
  • Home2
  • News

B.C. sends 267 firefighters to help battle Alberta wildfires

Out of control fires have forced evacuations in the province

40 mins ago
  • Home2
  • Letters
  • Opinion

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

1 hour ago
  • Home
  • Local News
  • News

Surrey man charged with impersonating cop in Newton

Harmit Johal, 42, is charged with one count of impersonating a peace officer and two counts of fraud

1 hour ago
  • Home2
  • News

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

1 hour ago
  • Home
  • Local News
  • News

Man pleads guilty to Surrey crash that killed two Abbotsford women

Sarah Dhillon and Paige Nagata died following head-on collision on Nov. 4, 2018

2 hours ago