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Actor Deborah Williams, seen here in an Arts Club Theatre Company production of “Mom’s the Word: Nest ½ Empty,” is a co-founder and presenter of “The Flame” storytelling series. (File photo: Arts Club/Emily Cooper)

Surrey storytelling workshop employs theatre techniques

Online course helps writers craft compelling stories from real-life experiences

 

Surrey-raised Tetsuro Shigematsu wrote and stars in “1 Hour Photo,” a Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s production to be presented online by Surrey Civic Theatres on April 23-24. (submitted photo/Raymond Shum)

‘This Japanese kid who grew up in Whalley’ is thrilled to return with acclaimed ‘1 Hour Photo’

City’s Digital Stage to show Tetsuro Shigematsu’s solo portrait of Mas Yamamoto

 

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

 

Reuniting for the Sidekick Players’ Zoom performance of <em>Outlaw</em> are the four men from 2018’s production of <em>The Wild </em><em>Guys</em>: (from left) Gerry Park, Todd-Elliot Gates, Brad Felton and Jeff Pannell. (submitted photo)

Delta’s Sidekick Players offering free Zoom show this weekend

Tsawwassen theatre company to perform Norm Foster’s ‘Outlaw’ on Saturday, March 27

Reuniting for the Sidekick Players’ Zoom performance of <em>Outlaw</em> are the four men from 2018’s production of <em>The Wild </em><em>Guys</em>: (from left) Gerry Park, Todd-Elliot Gates, Brad Felton and Jeff Pannell. (submitted photo)
A Beach House Theatre production of “The Foreigner” in 2016 on its outdoor stage at Crescent Beach. (Photo: Sebastien Galina for Boldly Creative Agency, Inc.)

Beach House Theatre summer season cancelled again

Company hopeful outdoor events may be possible for Halloween, Christmas

A Beach House Theatre production of “The Foreigner” in 2016 on its outdoor stage at Crescent Beach. (Photo: Sebastien Galina for Boldly Creative Agency, Inc.)
Jon Lachlan Stewart and Marie Hélène Bélanger Dumas in “Macbeth Muet.” (submitted photo: Sophie Gagnon Bergeron)

Online in real-time, live theatre returns with Pi’s ‘Macbeth Muet’ and ‘Frequencies’

Provocateurs Presentation Series runs from Feb. 18-21, from stages in Montreal and Halifax

Jon Lachlan Stewart and Marie Hélène Bélanger Dumas in “Macbeth Muet.” (submitted photo: Sophie Gagnon Bergeron)
Frannie Warwick plays Betsy Hardup in “The Fairy-Tale Mysteries” radio play series. (submitted photo)

Surrey-made ‘Fairy-Tale Mysteries’ radio play goes live

Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society members recorded the story

Frannie Warwick plays Betsy Hardup in “The Fairy-Tale Mysteries” radio play series. (submitted photo)
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Up next on Surrey’s Digital Stage, a mother-son show about arranged marriage

Ravi Jain’s ‘A Brimful of Asha’ can be viewed online starting Jan. 15

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Alan Cedargreen played Frau Schackenbacken in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s December 2016 pantomime, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Surrey Arts Centre. (file photo: Gord Goble)

Surrey-made Christmas panto turns back clock to 2016, in video for by-donation viewing

The 90-minute version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was written and directed by Ellie King

Alan Cedargreen played Frau Schackenbacken in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s December 2016 pantomime, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Surrey Arts Centre. (file photo: Gord Goble)
Surrey’s Naked Stage theatre company will read a version of “Maybe This Christmas Means a Little Bit More” for online broadcast from Dec. 21 to 24. Cast and crew involved in the performance are, clockwise from bottom right, Bridget Browning, Tony Loyer, Kelly Thompson, Kailea deLeon, Colleen McGoff Dean, George Stone, Gordon Law and Joyce Gillespie. (submitted photos)

Surrey’s Naked Stage aims to grow audience as COVID forces shows online

Christmas-themed reader’s theatre show to be presented free on YouTube from Dec. 21-24

Surrey’s Naked Stage theatre company will read a version of “Maybe This Christmas Means a Little Bit More” for online broadcast from Dec. 21 to 24. Cast and crew involved in the performance are, clockwise from bottom right, Bridget Browning, Tony Loyer, Kelly Thompson, Kailea deLeon, Colleen McGoff Dean, George Stone, Gordon Law and Joyce Gillespie. (submitted photos)
Surrey Little Theatre is located on 184th Street at Fraser Highway. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey Little Theatre, Langley Players look to merge as single company at 200th Street theatre

A ‘really exciting’ development for the volunteer-run theatre companies

Surrey Little Theatre is located on 184th Street at Fraser Highway. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Sam Silver, as evil Queen Regina, squares off with director and playwright Dann Wilhelm, as Mother Goose, in White Rock Players Club’s staged-reading pantomime Once Upon A Panto: The Legend of Shenanigans, preparing for a shorter than usual run Dec. 1-20 at the White Rock Playhouse. Fred Partridge photo

White Rock Players persist with pandemic-era panto

Theatrical favourite set to return in distanced, staged-reading

Sam Silver, as evil Queen Regina, squares off with director and playwright Dann Wilhelm, as Mother Goose, in White Rock Players Club’s staged-reading pantomime Once Upon A Panto: The Legend of Shenanigans, preparing for a shorter than usual run Dec. 1-20 at the White Rock Playhouse. Fred Partridge photo
Ali Watson in Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of “No Child…,” which plays until Nov. 8. (photo: Moonrider Productions)

Viewers of Arts Club’s streaming plays support Surrey Civic Theatres

Company’s ‘bubble method’ of theatre production means just 50 in-person tickets for each performance

Ali Watson in Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of “No Child…,” which plays until Nov. 8. (photo: Moonrider Productions)
Langley theatre presents The First Five Years, their first live show in six months

Langley theatre presents The First Five Years, their first live show in six months

Two-person show starring Cloverdale’s Paul Kobilke, runs at Theatre in the Country Sept. 10 to 26

Langley theatre presents The First Five Years, their first live show in six months
‘New world of theatre’ for Surrey actor in a summer of Shakespeare

‘New world of theatre’ for Surrey actor in a summer of Shakespeare

For Ryan Kniel and others, live-screen recordings of Zoom meetings were used as a ‘stage’

‘New world of theatre’ for Surrey actor in a summer of Shakespeare
White Rock-raised Ashlie Corcoran is the artistic director of Arts Club Theatre Company. (file photo)

Arts Club stays busy with three-play series on Vancouver stages

Audience cap of 50 patrons for company’s ‘small yet fierce shows’ this fall

White Rock-raised Ashlie Corcoran is the artistic director of Arts Club Theatre Company. (file photo)
White Rock Players present first live production during pandemic

White Rock Players present first live production during pandemic

Limited audience staged reading of The Humans to follow COVID-19 protocols

White Rock Players present first live production during pandemic
Image posted to Beach House Theatre’s Facebook page this week. (Photo: facebook.com/beachhousetheatre)

Beach House Theatre ‘pushing the pause button’ on two outdoor shows in Surrey

‘Given the current situation, it will not be possible for us to produce our event this August’

Image posted to Beach House Theatre’s Facebook page this week. (Photo: facebook.com/beachhousetheatre)
Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Theatre BC cancels festivals in response to COVID-19

‘Provincials’ of community theatre set to take place on Vancouver Island in July 2020

Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Keara Barnes (as Mary) and Ian Harmon (Jeff) in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s production of Norm Foster’s “Screwball Comedy,” at Surrey Arts Centre on March 13 and 14. (submitted photo: Brian Giebelhaus)
Keara Barnes (as Mary) and Ian Harmon (Jeff) in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s production of Norm Foster’s “Screwball Comedy,” at Surrey Arts Centre on March 13 and 14. (submitted photo: Brian Giebelhaus)