Category Archives: Theatre

Over the River and Through the Woods

The Nanaimo Theatre Group’s play “Over the River and Through the Woods” has won  first place at the North Island Theatre Festival. 

To celebrate this achievement, Nanaimo Theatre Group will hold three performances:  June 24 and June 25th at 8:00pm and June 26th at 2:00 pm.

If you’re in Kamloops July 2nd, they will be performing their award winning play at the Sagebrush Theatre for the province wide theatre festival Mainstage 2011.

Something’s Afoot with Nanaimo Theatre Group

Mystery is afoot with the Nanaimo Theatre Group!  They will be performing “Something’s Afoot” from May 18th to June 4, 2011 at the Bailey Theatre.

‘A madcap Murder Mystery Musical’ based on the Agatha Christie novel Ten Little Indians

A diverse group of people are invited to the lonely island estate of Lord Dudley Rancour.  When the wealthy Lord is found dead, mayhem results and a race against time begins to find out whodunnit! 

Here is a sneak preview:

Show Times:
Evenings:  8:00pm
Matinee:  2:00pm May 29th

For more info visit The Nanaimo Theatre Group on the blogroll.

SIZ Theatre Festival in Ladysmith

Do you enjoy live theatre? Time to get your tickets for the South Island Zone Theatre Festival which will be hosted by Ladysmith Players. The SIZ  Theatre Festival runs from May 15 to May 23, 2011.

Sunday May 15, 2011 Ladysmith Players: A Visit from the President by Brian March Doors open at Noon, Lunch 12:30pm Show 2:00pm (Show only seating 1:30pm)

Monday May 16, 2011  Shawnigan Lake Players: Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman Doors 6:00pm Dinner at 6:30pm Show 8:00pm (Show only seating 7:30pm)

Thursday May 19, 2011 Parallel Players: Look Me in the Eye by Lindsey Price Doors 6:00pm Dinner at 6:30 m Show 8:00pm (Show only seating 7:30pm)

 Friday May 20, 2011 Vancouver Island Players: Torch Song – Widows and Children First Doors 6:00pm Dinner at 6:30pm Show 8:00pm (Show only seating 7:30pm)

Saturday May 21, 2011 Going for the Gold II — Awards Gala and Dinner Doors 6:00pm Dinner & Show 6:30pm

Sunday May 22, 2011 Noon – 4:00pm Best Production Workshop with Stephen Drover Auditing Fee — TBC Members $10. Non-Theatre BC Members $15.

Pricing: Show tickets: Theatre BC members $18. Non Members $20. Lunch $12. Dinner $18.   Awards Gala & Dinner $30.00

For more information visit Ladysmith Little Theatre on the blogroll.

The President comes to Ladysmith Theatre

Time to get your theatre tickets for a show that will sell out fast.  Ladysmith Players presents the premiere of Visit from the President from April 28th to May 15, 2011.

Visit from the President is a love letter to the age of radio plays and the people who created them. It’s 1947 and small town radio station WRCK is in danger of closing when they lose their affiliation with a major network. Until they come up with a plan to produce their own radio play and invite a famous celebrity to make a cameo appearance. The president of the country is on an election campaign and agrees to participate. Suddenly the station is in the eye of the storm as everyone wants a piece of the action. Will they be able to pull everything together for the president’s arrival?

In the classic style of 1940’s screwball comedies (think Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant) the story bounces from one crisis to another as it builds to its fateful climax. And look out for the different local celebrity each night that will play the President!

A Visit from the President will be Ladysmith Players entry in Theatre BC’s South Island Zone Festival. The 2011 South Island Zone Festival is hosted by Ladysmith Players and will be held at Lady Smith Little Theatre. For ticket prices and show times visit Ladysmith Theatre on the blogroll.

Over the River Theatre in Nanaimo

“Over the River and Through The Woods” is an upcoming play presented by the Nanaimo Theatre Group: 

Nick is a single Italian-American guy from New Jersey, who visits both sets of grandparents every Sunday for dinner.

When he is offered his dream job in Seattle, the grandparents plan a series of schemes to stop him from leaving them … including the lovely and single Caitlin O’Hara!

“Over the River and Through The Woods” will be showing at the Bailey Theatre March 23rd to April 9th, 2011.  Show times are 2:00pm (March 27th & April 3rd only) and 8:00pm.

For more information, visit their website at or call (250) 758-7246.

First in Canada – RolePlay at Ladysmith Theatre

Time to get your tickets in advance for a play that is sure to sell out fast. RolePlay is a comedy that was written by Alan Ayckbourn.

RolePlay was written and originally performed in 2001 in London, England.  It is the third play in Mr. Ayckbourn’s trilogy called Damsels in Distress.  All three plays take place in the same apartment complex.  RolePlay is considered to be the ‘best’ of the three!
A riverside apartment in London’s Docklands–One evening in March (present day) Justin Lazenby and Julie-Ann Jobson (both computer programmers) are newly engaged, living happily in Justin’s apartment in the London Docklands area.  They have decided to throw a dinner party so that they can meet each other’s parents, and the parents can meet each other too.  What could go wrong? Julie-Ann is having something of a meltdown over the party, insisting that every detail be perfect.  It’s March, and the weather is not co-operating—there’s a fairly intense wind and rain event in progress.  The parents are late.  The absence of one pudding fork sends a panicky Julie-Ann out in search of a replacement.  And then Paige literally drops onto Justin’s balcony.  A former exotic dancer, she’s decided to try to escape from her mobster boyfriend, and she’s barely missed falling into the Thames!  She’s followed shortly, by her ex-boxer bodyguard Micky, who refuses to leave.  When Julie-Ann’s very conservative parents arrive, followed by Justin’s rather inebriated mother, the stage is set for the dinner party from hell—and a riotous evening in the theatre.
Show Only $20.00   Members $18.00
Dinner and Show $35.00   Members $33.00
Lunch and Show $30.00   Members $28.00
Preview Night – Thursday March 10, 2011 Members 2 for 1
Doors Open 7:30   Show 8:00   Meet the cast & crew after the show and join us for dessert.
Evenings – Doors Open 6:00, Dinner 6:30 Show 8:30 (show only seating 7:30) – Thursday, March 17 & 24, 2011, Fridays, March 11, 18 & 25, 2011, Saturdays March 12, 19 & 26, 2011
Matinees – Doors Open Noon, Lunch 12:30 Show 2:00 (show only seating 1:30) Sundays March 20 & 27, 2011
Location:     Ladysmith Little Theatre 
                     4985 Christie Road, Ladysmith
Box office number:  250-924-0658