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‘Star’ time for Surrey’s rebranded Crescendo Operatic Society with grant-winning show

Dolores Scott-directed company hits the Bell theatre’s big stage on Friday, Dec. 2

 

Emily Bosak (Pippi), Mike Parker (Mama Dayus) and Maia Dueck (Pam) are among the stars of the new original White Rock Players Club Christmas show, The Magic Flute: The Panto, which runs to Dec. 23 at Oceana PARC Playhouse.

Lowbrow meets highbrow in family-friendly musical

White Rock Players Club presents The Magic Flute: The Panto

 

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Coming to Surrey: 10-foot ‘Ghost of Christmas Present’ puppet in Wonderheads’ re-imagined classic

With a twist, Dickens’ popular story to hit the stage at Bell Performing Arts Centre

 

The opening-night curtain call for “A Late Snow” actors Nicki Regnier, Jennifer Tiles, Taylor Stutchbury, Amy Starkey and Rachel Gadd, from left to right, at Bethany-Newton United Church in Surrey on Thursday night, Nov. 17. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: At Surrey church, ‘A Late Snow’ tells a stormy story of five gay women trapped in cabin

Pivot Theatre production stars Taylor Stutchbury as a college professor looking for true love

The opening-night curtain call for “A Late Snow” actors Nicki Regnier, Jennifer Tiles, Taylor Stutchbury, Amy Starkey and Rachel Gadd, from left to right, at Bethany-Newton United Church in Surrey on Thursday night, Nov. 17. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Three of the actors in Fraser Valley Musical Theatre’s “Sleeping Beauty” pantomime are, from left, Jill Leavitt (as Princess Fedora), Miriah Reitmeier (Prince Hector) and Paige Thomsen (Black Fairy). (Submitted photos: Ahnika Airey/AJRA Media)

‘Sleeping Beauty’ kicks off Surrey’s panto season with comedy that moves to Motown classics

’I think people have gotten out of the habit of going to live theatre, but we have good talent this year, a good show,’ says music director Tim Tucker

Three of the actors in Fraser Valley Musical Theatre’s “Sleeping Beauty” pantomime are, from left, Jill Leavitt (as Princess Fedora), Miriah Reitmeier (Prince Hector) and Paige Thomsen (Black Fairy). (Submitted photos: Ahnika Airey/AJRA Media)
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White Rock production sheds light on the life of Anne Hathaway

Shakespeare and his times seen through the lens of his widow

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Chelsea Rose stars as Maria in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s 2022 production of “The Sound of Music,” at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver starting Nov. 10. (Submitted photo: Emily Cooper)

Metal, Maria & ‘The Sound of Music’ for Surrey’s Chelsea Rose, who blossoms on many stages

Newton-raised performer stars on Arts Club’s Stanley stage, sings with metal band Ophelia Falling

Chelsea Rose stars as Maria in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s 2022 production of “The Sound of Music,” at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver starting Nov. 10. (Submitted photo: Emily Cooper)
Fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy during a “A Celtic Family Christmas” concert a few years ago. (Black Press Media file photo: Hamish Burgess)
Fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy during a “A Celtic Family Christmas” concert a few years ago. (Black Press Media file photo: Hamish Burgess)
Surrey Youth Theatre’s production of A Little Princess took the stage in 2012. (Contributed photo)

‘Small but powerful’ Surrey theatre company entering 25th season

Surrey Youth Theatre Company is selling tickets for its anniversary celebration on Nov. 6

Surrey Youth Theatre’s production of A Little Princess took the stage in 2012. (Contributed photo)
Actors Stephen Aberle, David Bloom, Suzanne Ristic and Gustavo Fabres (from left to right) in Western Gold Theatre’s production of the drama "Seventeen." (Submitted photo)

Surrey actor, 61, tackles three teen roles in the North American debut of ‘Seventeen’ drama

Gustavo Febres was a versatile player in ‘Tony and Tina’s Wedding’ for a long run in Vancouver

Actors Stephen Aberle, David Bloom, Suzanne Ristic and Gustavo Fabres (from left to right) in Western Gold Theatre’s production of the drama "Seventeen." (Submitted photo)
Theatre company builders Ellie and Geoff King in a photo posted to Ellie King’s Facebook page.

Heart attack claims Geoff King, who helped wife Ellie build Royal Canadian Theatre Company

Backstage roles kept him busy at theatres in the years since the company was founded in 2006

Theatre company builders Ellie and Geoff King in a photo posted to Ellie King’s Facebook page.
Jim Trimble, co-founder of Naked Stage Productions Society, with actor/director Colleen McGoff Dean at Newton Cultural Centre in 2018. Dean is now president and artistic director of the Surrey-based theatre company. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey’s Naked Stage honours co-founder Jim Trimble with season-opening play of his choice

‘Love Loss and What I Wore’ reading at Newton Cultural Centre in early November

Jim Trimble, co-founder of Naked Stage Productions Society, with actor/director Colleen McGoff Dean at Newton Cultural Centre in 2018. Dean is now president and artistic director of the Surrey-based theatre company. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
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‘The Miracle Worker’ staged by Surrey director before Langley’s TWU shuts down theatre department

Based on Helen Keller’s autobiography, the play starts Oct. 25 at Trinity Western University

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Gypsy Rose Lee’s son in Surrey to tell tour tales about the legendary burlesque star

On stage, Erik Lee Preminger documents life on the road with his mother in the heyday of Hollywood

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Disney-ish ‘Ghost of a Chance’ promises ‘silly, spooky’ play ahead of Halloween in Surrey, New West

Royal Canadian theatre show to feature six-actor cast Oct. 14-15 at Surrey Arts Centre

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Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last October, on a tour for the “burlesque cabaret dream play” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star. Harris returns to the Surrey theatre for another round of shows in early October. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Dream play’ double duty on Surrey stage for ‘Josephine’ burlesque cabaret star Tymisha Harris

Florida-based performer to also play icon Baker in ‘Josie and Grace’ from Oct. 5-8

Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last October, on a tour for the “burlesque cabaret dream play” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star. Harris returns to the Surrey theatre for another round of shows in early October. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Four characters out shopping for a black lace bra are featured in “Menopause the Musical,” set in a department store. Pictured from left to right are cast members Sarah Lynn Strange (as Earth Mother), Janet Martin (Iowa Housewife), Lorena Mackenzie (Soap Star) and Alana Bridgewater (Professional Woman). (Submitted photo)

‘Menopause The Musical’ coming to Surrey with jokes about hot flashes, mood swings and more

Touring show features 4 women who ‘form a sisterhood and a unique bond with the audience’

Four characters out shopping for a black lace bra are featured in “Menopause the Musical,” set in a department store. Pictured from left to right are cast members Sarah Lynn Strange (as Earth Mother), Janet Martin (Iowa Housewife), Lorena Mackenzie (Soap Star) and Alana Bridgewater (Professional Woman). (Submitted photo)
The cast of “Peter Pan Goes Wrong,” a comedy production staged by Arts Club Theatre Company. (Photo: Eric Kozakiewicz)

Tears of laughter for ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong,’ a timely comedy from Arts Club Theatre Company

Actors struggle to go on with a disastrous staging of ‘Peter Pan’

The cast of “Peter Pan Goes Wrong,” a comedy production staged by Arts Club Theatre Company. (Photo: Eric Kozakiewicz)
A scene from the current Theatre in the Country production of “Murder on the Orient Express.” (Submitted photo)

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ features Surrey actors on Langley dinner-theatre stage

‘This is a new script adapted at the request of Agatha Christie’s descendants,’ artistic director notes

A scene from the current Theatre in the Country production of “Murder on the Orient Express.” (Submitted photo)
TEASER PHOTO - Rae Takei, left, and Patti Allan star in Meghan Gardiner’s new play “To Perfection,” a comedy-drama that opens the 2022-23 Surrey Civic Theatres season of shows, from Sept. 14-17. (Submitted photo: Sarah Race)

‘Genderational’ divide in comedy-drama play that opens Surrey Civic Theatres season Sept. 14

A former celebrity TV chef reunites with a non-binary grandchild in Meghan Gardiner’s ‘To Perfection’

TEASER PHOTO - Rae Takei, left, and Patti Allan star in Meghan Gardiner’s new play “To Perfection,” a comedy-drama that opens the 2022-23 Surrey Civic Theatres season of shows, from Sept. 14-17. (Submitted photo: Sarah Race)