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The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Outstanding Scrooge anchors ‘Tiny Christmas Carol’ in Chemainus

Louise Phillips is an absolute delight as this iconic character

The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Small cast covers large number of roles in A Tiny Christmas Carol

New adaptation of a familiar Dickens classic opens at the Chemainus Theatre

A serene group surrounds Scrooge (Louise Phillips) in the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Yasmin D’Oshun, Jay Clift, Emma Slipp and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Candice Roberts plays Larry at the Tidemark Theatre Dec. 16. Photo by Kristine Cofsky

Vancouver Island-raised performer brings ‘one-man’ exploration of dude-ism home

Candice Roberts is getting laughs with Larry — someone you will probably recognize

Candice Roberts plays Larry at the Tidemark Theatre Dec. 16. Photo by Kristine Cofsky
The Wonderheads present their unique take on A Christmas Carol with giant puppets, masks, and more at theatres across Vancouver Island this December. (Submitted)

Wonderheads whimsically re-imagine classic Christmas Carol

Performances across Vancouver Island this December

  • Oct 26, 2022
The Wonderheads present their unique take on A Christmas Carol with giant puppets, masks, and more at theatres across Vancouver Island this December. (Submitted)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Zachary Stevenson is a huge fan favourite at the Chemainus Theatre and is thrilled to be back in town again for Dead Ringer. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dead Ringer brings out character singers in Stevenson

Chemainus Theatre the venue for Canadian debut of new show

Zachary Stevenson is a huge fan favourite at the Chemainus Theatre and is thrilled to be back in town again for Dead Ringer. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Members of the Preston Rivulettes take a break at the bench with coach Brian Linds. From left: Morgan Yamada, Emma Rendell, Kate Dion-Richard and Becky Frohlinger. (Photo by Don Bodger)

To the victor goes the Glory

Story of relatively unknown female hockey team glides onto Chemainus Theatre stage

Members of the Preston Rivulettes take a break at the bench with coach Brian Linds. From left: Morgan Yamada, Emma Rendell, Kate Dion-Richard and Becky Frohlinger. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Derek Edwards. Submitted photo

Comedian Derek Edwards ready to bury his head in Vancouver Island sand

Award-winning Canadian comic will perform ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’

  • Sep 8, 2022
Derek Edwards. Submitted photo
From left, Jamie Unrau, Senya Pike, and Jason Pressman are three of the lead actors in the Shawnigan Players’ production of ‘Cymbeline’ which will be shown at Gem O’ The Isle Farm in Duncan. (Photo courtesy of Shawnigan Players)
From left, Jamie Unrau, Senya Pike, and Jason Pressman are three of the lead actors in the Shawnigan Players’ production of ‘Cymbeline’ which will be shown at Gem O’ The Isle Farm in Duncan. (Photo courtesy of Shawnigan Players)

Shawnigan Players asking ‘Have you met Cymbeline?’

Cowichan Valley Shakespeare Festival returns in August with one of Shakespeare’s less-known works

From left, Jamie Unrau, Senya Pike, and Jason Pressman are three of the lead actors in the Shawnigan Players’ production of ‘Cymbeline’ which will be shown at Gem O’ The Isle Farm in Duncan. (Photo courtesy of Shawnigan Players)
From left, Jamie Unrau, Senya Pike, and Jason Pressman are three of the lead actors in the Shawnigan Players’ production of ‘Cymbeline’ which will be shown at Gem O’ The Isle Farm in Duncan. (Photo courtesy of Shawnigan Players)
(From left to right) Jamie Unrau, Senya Pike, and Brian Dennison are three of the lead actors in the Shawnigan Players’ production of Cymbeline which will be shown at Gem O’ The Isle Farm in Duncan, B.C.

Shawnigan Players asking ‘Have you met Cymbeline?’

Cowichan Valley Shakespeare Festival returns in August with one of Shakespeare’s less-known works

(From left to right) Jamie Unrau, Senya Pike, and Brian Dennison are three of the lead actors in the Shawnigan Players’ production of Cymbeline which will be shown at Gem O’ The Isle Farm in Duncan, B.C.
Howdy pardners. Ready to take you on a journey along Classic Country Roads, from left, are: Sean Baker, Katelyn Morishita and Georgia Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Howdy pardners. Ready to take you on a journey along Classic Country Roads, from left, are: Sean Baker, Katelyn Morishita and Georgia Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Country gals, back from left, include: Georgia Bennett and Katelyn Morishita, with Sean Baker. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Classic Country Roads converge on Chemainus with musical treat

Dust off the cowboy and cowgirl garb for a good ol’ time

Country gals, back from left, include: Georgia Bennett and Katelyn Morishita, with Sean Baker. (Photo by Don Bodger)
‘The 39 Steps’ with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Fast-paced Chemainus Theatre show just plain funny

The 39 Steps will have you guffawing at regular intervals

‘The 39 Steps’ with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The cast of The 39 Steps. Back from left: Aidan deSalaiz and Alexandra Brynn. Front: Felix LeBlanc and Caitlin Driscoll. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Laughter generated from The 39 Steps the best medicine

Cast members prepared to deliver a much-needed respite for the audience

The cast of The 39 Steps. Back from left: Aidan deSalaiz and Alexandra Brynn. Front: Felix LeBlanc and Caitlin Driscoll. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)

Cirque du Soleil returns to Vancouver Island this spring with OVO

Seven performances will transform Victoria’s Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in June

Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)
Chemainus Theatre artistic director Mark DuMez, left, and managing director Randy Huber between the banners for The 39 Steps and Glory that were on the schedule for 2020 before the pandemic and are now again prominent for the 2022 season. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Smaller casts, but still big performances on the Chemainus Theatre 2022 show schedule

The 39 Steps and Glory return to the lineup from postponed 2020 season

Chemainus Theatre artistic director Mark DuMez, left, and managing director Randy Huber between the banners for The 39 Steps and Glory that were on the schedule for 2020 before the pandemic and are now again prominent for the 2022 season. (Photo by Don Bodger)