Live theatre

<em>The Comic Strippers</em> are coming to The ACT in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Unscripted and nearly naked – shirtless Comic Strippers coming to Maple Ridge

The improv show involving middle-aged male strippers comes to The ACT on Feb. 11

 

Emerald Pig Theatrical Society is holding auditions for <em>The Last Real Summer</em> by Warren Graves. (Emerald Pig/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge theatrical company holding more auditions

This time for Warren Graves’ play The Last Real Summer

 

Emerald Pig Theatrical Society putting on <em>Halfway There</em> by Norm Foster. (Book cover)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows theatre group holding auditions for first production of 2023

Emerald Pig is looking for a cast of five for a production of Halfway There by Norm Foster

 

Mackenna Marples (left), and Maple Ridge residents, Genevieve Dougan (centre) and Zachary Born (right), will perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of <em>The Magician’s Nephew</em>. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to The News)

New Chronicles of Narnia play features 3 Maple Ridge actors

The Magician’s Nephew is based off the C.S. Lewis hit novel and will run from Nov. 11-19

Mackenna Marples (left), and Maple Ridge residents, Genevieve Dougan (centre) and Zachary Born (right), will perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of <em>The Magician’s Nephew</em>. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to The News)
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)
About 40 people are part of TIC’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ – a theatre show running at Langley’s Theatre in the Country until Sept. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Maple Ridge carpenter builds set for kids’ theatre show

The crime fiction story is based on Agatha Christie’s work

About 40 people are part of TIC’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ – a theatre show running at Langley’s Theatre in the Country until Sept. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Steve Bradley played the dame in a 2012 production of the panto <em>Sleeping Beauty. </em>(The News files)

Auditions coming up for Maple Ridge panto

SPECC-tacular Productions Theatre Group is auditioning for tale of Sleeping Beauty

Steve Bradley played the dame in a 2012 production of the panto <em>Sleeping Beauty. </em>(The News files)
Arkie Kandola plays the role of Hans, the narrator at 2022 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts's theatre production, Dooja Ghar (The Other House) - A Mirza Sahiban Story. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Pitt Meadows dancer choreographs heartbreaking love story

Dooja Ghar [The Other House]: A Mirza Sahiban Story is based on ancient Punjabi folk tale

Arkie Kandola plays the role of Hans, the narrator at 2022 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts's theatre production, Dooja Ghar (The Other House) - A Mirza Sahiban Story. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Peter Tam was invited, along with his quartet, to be part of the upcoming outdoor theatrical production of As You Like It – performing a mix of 1920s music before and during the show. (Special to The News)

Quartet brings 1920s live music to Bard on the Bandstand

Maple Ridge musician adds swing to Emerald Pig production of As You Like It

Peter Tam was invited, along with his quartet, to be part of the upcoming outdoor theatrical production of As You Like It – performing a mix of 1920s music before and during the show. (Special to The News)
Holly Bradbury is a former Maple Ridge resident. The 19-year-old to appear in TUTS’ latest musical, Something Rotten. (Special to The News)
Holly Bradbury is a former Maple Ridge resident. The 19-year-old to appear in TUTS’ latest musical, Something Rotten. (Special to The News)
Catch Me If You Can, a musical will run for three weeks, from June 2 to 19, at Theatre In The Country, located at 5708 Glover Rd. in Langley. The theatre groups had its start in Maple Ridge. (Special to Black Press Media)

Pitt Meadows mom designs costume for upcoming musical

Story of famous conman to be presented on stage of Theatre in the Country

Catch Me If You Can, a musical will run for three weeks, from June 2 to 19, at Theatre In The Country, located at 5708 Glover Rd. in Langley. The theatre groups had its start in Maple Ridge. (Special to Black Press Media)
The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival site at Vanier Park in Vancouver. (Photo: Maxine Bulloch/bardonthebeach.org)

Bard on the Beach returns with ‘laughter and magic’ of popular Shakespeare comedy this summer

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is the lone production on the festival’s BMO Mainstage

The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival site at Vanier Park in Vancouver. (Photo: Maxine Bulloch/bardonthebeach.org)
Farren Timoteo in Made in Italy, 2022: set design by Cory Sincennes; costume design by Cindy Wiebe; lighting design by Conor Moore; photo by Moonrider Productions

Quick-change artist Timoteo hits the ’70s with hilarious ‘Made In Italy,’ his one-man musical

Arts Club show in Vancouver offers laughs about family, food, music and the life of Italian immigrants

Farren Timoteo in Made in Italy, 2022: set design by Cory Sincennes; costume design by Cindy Wiebe; lighting design by Conor Moore; photo by Moonrider Productions
Brad Tones is the founder and executive director of PLAY Society. The Maple Ridge resident is also the producer of the musical comedy. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Maple Ridge boy portrays Shrek in upcoming musical production

Shrek the Musical Jr. is being staged by a theatrical society based on Fort Langley

Brad Tones is the founder and executive director of PLAY Society. The Maple Ridge resident is also the producer of the musical comedy. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Little Theatre presents a play called Radio Suspense Theatre Dec. 10, 11, and 12. Back row from the left: Joyce Gillespie (Port Coquitlam); Chris Carver (Maple Ridge); Roger Meloche (Coquitlam). Front row from the left: Cathie Young (Port Coquitlam); and Halia Hirniak (Pitt Meadows). (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Curtain goes up soon on annual Christmas radio play

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows actors part of Radio Suspense Theatre in Langley during mid-December

Langley Little Theatre presents a play called Radio Suspense Theatre Dec. 10, 11, and 12. Back row from the left: Joyce Gillespie (Port Coquitlam); Chris Carver (Maple Ridge); Roger Meloche (Coquitlam). Front row from the left: Cathie Young (Port Coquitlam); and Halia Hirniak (Pitt Meadows). (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
CURiOUS and Company Entertainment present the Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Friday and Saturday at Chief Sepass Theatre. Five actors will present more than 200 tales in less than an hour. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New theatre company emerges from COVID

Troupe brings marathon of fairy tales to Fort Langley stage this weekend

CURiOUS and Company Entertainment present the Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Friday and Saturday at Chief Sepass Theatre. Five actors will present more than 200 tales in less than an hour. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The cast of “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody,” on a tour of B.C. theatres in February 2022, including Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: ‘Friends’ TV show musical coming to stages in Surrey, Kelowna, Victoria

The musical parody features ‘We’ll Always Be There For You’ and other songs

The cast of “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody,” on a tour of B.C. theatres in February 2022, including Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre. (submitted photo)
Michael Bublé in video posted to Arts Club Theatre Company’s Youtube channel.

VIDEO: Arts Club alum Michael Bublé backs theatre company’s re-opening campaign

Pandemic has caused 15 months of suspended operations for Arts Club, founded in 1964

Michael Bublé in video posted to Arts Club Theatre Company’s Youtube channel.
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

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)
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