Live theatre

Michael Holman gives a tour-de-force performance in Gallery 7 Theatre’s heart-warming production of This Wonderful Life directed by Langley’s Kate Muchmore Woo.(Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Black Press Media)

Langley director hopes play will lift spirits this holiday season

Gallery 7 celebrates Christmas with theatrical take on classic It’s AWonderful Life

 

The eight-member cast of AWAKE are theatre majors, Jennifer Mamchur, Valerie Mihelic, Sacha Mugisha, Berke Mutaf, Braedon Grover Sunnes, Madison Willoughby, Tahlia Wine, and Annie Zander. (TWU’s Jef Gibbons/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Emotional alum inspire Langley university play

As the TWU theatre program comes to a close, current and past students come together to pay tribute

 

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

 

Langley Little Theatre presents a play called Radio Suspense Theatre Dec. 10, 11, and 12. Back row from the left: Rita Price (Langley); Thomas Loan-Johnston (Cloverdale) Barb Coulter (Fort Langley); Veda Maharaj (Langley). Bottom row from the left: Shawn McGrory (Langley); and Virginia Cooke (Fort Langley). (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Curtain goes up soon on annual Christmas radio play

Langley Little Theatre presents Radio Suspense Theatre in mid-December

Langley Little Theatre presents a play called Radio Suspense Theatre Dec. 10, 11, and 12. Back row from the left: Rita Price (Langley); Thomas Loan-Johnston (Cloverdale) Barb Coulter (Fort Langley); Veda Maharaj (Langley). Bottom row from the left: Shawn McGrory (Langley); and Virginia Cooke (Fort Langley). (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cassie Unger plays May and Curtis Mackiborski plays Raleigh in Gallery 7 Theatre’s current production of Last Train to Nibroc. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Trio of Langley thespians help bring live play to Abby stage

A local director and two actors are part of Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of Last Train to Nibroc

Cassie Unger plays May and Curtis Mackiborski plays Raleigh in Gallery 7 Theatre’s current production of Last Train to Nibroc. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
Artist’s rendering of the new Langley Little Theatre after renovations. (Russcher and Evans Architects/Special to Advance Times)

Renovation plans in the works for Langley Little Theatre

Drama club plans to go up on current Brookswood theatre site, keeping space intimate

Artist’s rendering of the new Langley Little Theatre after renovations. (Russcher and Evans Architects/Special to Advance Times)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy and Langley Little Theatre’s first in-person show since COVID and amalgamation. It opens next Thursday, Nov. 4. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Comedy pulls director out of COVID cave

Bev Pride is directing a Christopher Durang comedy for Langley Little Theatre next month

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy and Langley Little Theatre’s first in-person show since COVID and amalgamation. It opens next Thursday, Nov. 4. (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)
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A new theatre group launches with the production of <em>The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood</em> at the Fraser Valley Cidery this weekend in Langley.The production includes Michael Charrois playing Jack Pudding. (Geoff King/Special to Langley Advance Times)

New travelling theatre group gets silly in Langley field

Merrie-Makers present fun take on Robin Hood this weekend

A new theatre group launches with the production of <em>The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood</em> at the Fraser Valley Cidery this weekend in Langley.The production includes Michael Charrois playing Jack Pudding. (Geoff King/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Playhouse, as pictured on the new website for Langley Little Theatre (langleylittletheatre.org).
Langley Playhouse, as pictured on the new website for Langley Little Theatre (langleylittletheatre.org).
Larger casts were a feature of past Bard in the Valley performances, like this production of Much Ado About Nothing, but this year there will be just three actors on stage for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). (Black Press Media files)

Bard in the Valley returns to live performing as restart opens performance opportunities

B.C. Restart Plan allows audiences to return to live theatre and movie houses

Larger casts were a feature of past Bard in the Valley performances, like this production of Much Ado About Nothing, but this year there will be just three actors on stage for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). (Black Press Media files)
Ian Unger (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley theatre group tackles Bard online

Theatre in the Country gives Shakespearean classic, Much Ado About Nothing, a few significant tweaks

Ian Unger (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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.
Cassie Unger stars in the Theatre in the Country production this week of Jewel. It's a one-woman show that will be livestreamed alongside a mini tribute concert to Joni Mitchell, featuring local singer Jessica Mai. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Joni Mitchell meets Joan MacLeod on Langley stage

Theatre in the Country presents a livestream showing of Jewel, and a mini tribute concert

Cassie Unger stars in the Theatre in the Country production this week of Jewel. It's a one-woman show that will be livestreamed alongside a mini tribute concert to Joni Mitchell, featuring local singer Jessica Mai. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
Langley resident Dianna Fast performs multiple roles in Gallery 7 Theatre’s digital production of The Little Prince, showing this weekend. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Empty nester moves onto the Gallery 7 stage in spirit-lifting production

A Langley mother and long-time musical director tries her hand at an Abbotsford play

Langley resident Dianna Fast performs multiple roles in Gallery 7 Theatre’s digital production of The Little Prince, showing this weekend. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cast members of the TWU production of ‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ which was set to open March 24 on streaming video (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cast members of the TWU production of ‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ which was set to open March 24 on streaming video (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Abbotsford playwright, Shelley Picard, wrote an original work called A New Normal, which will be performed by Gallery 7. (Special to The Star)

Abbotsford’s Gallery 7 Theatre offers local works and clean comedy for virtual season

Panic Squad improv, a play by resident Shelley Picard, and The Little Price, are on tap this spring

Abbotsford playwright, Shelley Picard, wrote an original work called A New Normal, which will be performed by Gallery 7. (Special to The Star)