Live theatre

Comedian Lizzie Allan returns to live shows with Connection Please! – running Feb. 3-5, with limited audience and pandemic protocols, at the Peninsula Productions theatre in Centennial Park. Contributed photo

White Rock comedienne connecting through laughter – at a safe distance

Lizzie Allan returns to in-person comedy with Connection Please!

 

Kites, dogs and dancers were featured in “Shadows of Eternity,” a show staged at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2012 by the Paws 2 Dance canine dance group. (File photo)

Free rent of Surrey’s Bell theatre to be won in new program that assists pandemic-hit groups

Some renters are postponing or cancelling events due to B.C.’s current gathering restrictions

 

Tymisha “Tush” Harris stars in “Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play,” an online production from Surrey Civic Theatres from Jan. 20-22. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey digital stage for ‘Josephine,’ a one-woman musical about the fascinating Ms. Baker

Available for a fee starting Jan. 20, the production contains adult content and nudity

 

Surrey-raised rapper Merkules outside the Green Timbers-area house where he grew up. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Record low note, tour of rapper Merkules’ old Surrey house among entertaining stories

It was also fun to dig into the Cloverdale-area history of ‘Hot Rod,’ the lovably goofy 2007 comedy starring Andy Samberg

Surrey-raised rapper Merkules outside the Green Timbers-area house where he grew up. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
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Girl gets lost in new ‘Alice’ panto in Surrey, a full-circle adventure for creative team

Ellie King ‘handed the baton to the next generation of panto queens,’ Crystal Weltzin and Kerri Norris

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Actor/comedian Mary Walsh will perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Feb. 12, 2022.
Actor/comedian Mary Walsh will perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Feb. 12, 2022.
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World flooded with tea in James and Jamesy’s Christmas comedy returning to Surrey

Dec. 12 at the Bell theatre, the touring show invites the audience to join in its creation

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Andrew Wheeler, left, and David M. Adams in “Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol,” an Arts Club Theatre Production at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver. (Photo: artsclub.com)

Full house for ‘Smoky’ Christmas musical as Arts Club show lights up the Stanley again

Dolly Parton-written songs are featured in old-timey retelling of Dickens classic

Andrew Wheeler, left, and David M. Adams in “Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol,” an Arts Club Theatre Production at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver. (Photo: artsclub.com)
TEASER PHOTO Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. Photo by Daryl Turner

‘Pixar meets Jim Henson’ Christmas show coming to Surrey with masks, puppets, music

‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol’ features a 10-foot-tall ‘Ghost of Christmas Present’ character, among others

TEASER PHOTO Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. Photo by Daryl Turner
This image promotes Naked Stage readers theatre company’s production of “The Fighting Days” on the website nspsociety.com.

‘The Fighting Days’ for Surrey’s Naked Stage in return to in-person plays in Newton

For ‘readers theatre’ shows, four actors at Newton Cultural Centre from Nov. 12-14

This image promotes Naked Stage readers theatre company’s production of “The Fighting Days” on the website nspsociety.com.
Image from Douglas College theatre department’s production of “Love/Sick,” staged from Nov. 9-13.
Image from Douglas College theatre department’s production of “Love/Sick,” staged from Nov. 9-13.
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VIDEO: ‘Friends’ TV show musical coming to Surrey stage in 2022

Booked for the Bell, the musical parody features ‘We’ll Always Be There For You’ and other songs

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‘Josephine’ to hit Surrey stage with ‘burlesque cabaret dream play’ about 1920s star Baker

The touring production ‘shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality’

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Vanessa Klein (as The Lady of the Lake), Tony Loyer (as faithful manservant Patsy) and James T. Walker (as King Arthur) share a tender moment in a scene from Monty Python’s Spamalot, at White Rock Playhouse until Oct. 3. (Contributed photo)

Zany Grail quest continues at White Rock Playhouse

Players Club production of Monty Python’s Spamalot runs until Oct. 3

Vanessa Klein (as The Lady of the Lake), Tony Loyer (as faithful manservant Patsy) and James T. Walker (as King Arthur) share a tender moment in a scene from Monty Python’s Spamalot, at White Rock Playhouse until Oct. 3. (Contributed photo)
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2013. The VSO returns to the theatre with an Oct. 24 concert featuring Vancouver-based pianist Robert Silverman. (File photo)

Surrey theatres reopen with cautious optimism for live events this fall

Church services, concerts and other bookings return to Bell Performing Arts Centre

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2013. The VSO returns to the theatre with an Oct. 24 concert featuring Vancouver-based pianist Robert Silverman. (File photo)
Last winter, protesters at Cloverdale Fairgrounds show their support for farmers in India. (File photo: Jason Sveinson)

Game-play theatre show in Surrey digs into Indian farmer protests, social media ‘polarization’

Starting Sept. 23, an in-person production at Surrey Arts Centre for Theatre Conspiracy company

Last winter, protesters at Cloverdale Fairgrounds show their support for farmers in India. (File photo: Jason Sveinson)
Bountiful drama

Peninsula Productions drama provides insight into polygamous community

Set in Bountiful, B.C. one-woman show, Gracie, is season opener for theatre company

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White Rock Players Club cast members (left to right) Kaden Chad (Sir Lancelot), Tony Loyer (Patsy), Jerret Swartz (Sir Bedevere), James T. Walker (King Arthur), Jake Hildebrand (Sir Robin) and co-director Dann Wilhelm (Sir Galahad) reflect on the comedic chaos that is Monty Python’s Spamalot, presented – in keeping with pandemic rules - Sept. 8 to Oct. 3 at the White Rock Playhouse. Contributed photo

Monty Python musical an ambitious challenge for White Rock Players Club

Grail-quest spoof ‘Spamalot’ comes to White Rock stage Sept. 8

White Rock Players Club cast members (left to right) Kaden Chad (Sir Lancelot), Tony Loyer (Patsy), Jerret Swartz (Sir Bedevere), James T. Walker (King Arthur), Jake Hildebrand (Sir Robin) and co-director Dann Wilhelm (Sir Galahad) reflect on the comedic chaos that is Monty Python’s Spamalot, presented – in keeping with pandemic rules - Sept. 8 to Oct. 3 at the White Rock Playhouse. Contributed photo
Pivot Theatre, a new community theatre group in Surrey, is officially launching. The group held a yard sale Saturday (Aug. 7, 2021) at the Newton Cultural Centre to help raise funds for their upcoming first production. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

New community theatre group launches in Surrey

Pivot Theatre hosted a yard sale to fundraise for its upcoming first production later this fall

Pivot Theatre, a new community theatre group in Surrey, is officially launching. The group held a yard sale Saturday (Aug. 7, 2021) at the Newton Cultural Centre to help raise funds for their upcoming first production. (Photo: Lauren Collins)