TRANSGENDER SEEKING…

TRANSGENDER SEEKING…     Intrepid Theatre Club    July 30 at 7pm

tarnsgender_thumb“Charming and disarmingly clever… Drake is one of those rare provocative performers who are uber smart but ultra cosy at heart…” (Gscene, Brighton UK)

Jimmy is trying to quit romance, cold turkey, so he’s joined your Romance-aholics Anonymous group. Since the break-up, he’s been trying to prove that he’s “Great! Fine! Never been better!” His secret comforts include watching cheesy old black and white romance films – but don’t tell his radical friends… An exposing, funny and tender look at queer relationships, the bold visions we have and the often hilarious struggles in living up to them. Run-ins with the polyamory police about jealousy. Online dating mishaps. How relationship scripts and bigger political systems like policing and prisons affect our relationships. Transgender Seeking… includes clever unconventional use of multimedia projections. Sold out shows in Europe and across North America.

Presented by SPARC – Sex Positive Art and Resource Centre

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Intrepid Theatre Club
Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
1609 Blanshard (at Fisgard)

Tickets are on a sliding scale: $15, $20, $25
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Henry V – Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival

Henry V       Camosun College       July 14 – Aug 15

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A kingdom torn by civil strife. A young English king. A rash decision. When Henry V rallies his army to enforce his claim to France, he finds himself surrounded by ruthless acts of moral ambiguity, and comes up against the ultimate test of leadership on his journey to becoming a legendary king.

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Henry V
July 14 to Aug 15
Mon, Wed, Fri
7:30pm to 9:30pm

This is an outdoor venue located at Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus, 3100 Foul Bay Road. Seating begins at 7pm. Parking available – $3 for 4 hours.

Single Tickets:
Adult $24
Student/Senior $19
Children 12 and under are free! (tickets at door)
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Passes (both shows):
Adult $42
Student/Senior $33
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The Taming of the Shrew – Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival

The Taming of the Shrew       Camosun College
July 15 – Aug 16

???????????????????????????????Sweet Bianca has her pick of suitors, but her father won’t allow her to get married until her sister Kate has a husband. This wouldn’t be such an impossible task if Kate was…a bit nicer. Things are turned around when Petruchio swaggers into town, turns his eye to Kate and they match each other jab for jab in this hilarious battle of wills.

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July 15 to Aug 16
Tues, Thurs, Sat
7:30pm to 9:30pm

This is an outdoor venue located at Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus, 3100 Foul Bay Road. Seating begins at 7pm. Parking available – $3 for 4 hours.

Single Tickets:
Adult $24
Student/Senior $19
Children 12 and under are free! (tickets at door)
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Judy: The Life of Judy Garland

Judy: The Life of Judy Garland       Blue Bridge at The Roxy   July 15-27, 2014

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Wednesday, July 23 at 8pm and Saturday, July 26 at 2pm. If you have tickets to either of these performances, please call Ticket Rocket to rebooked 250-590-6291.

THE FOLLOWING HOLDOVER DATES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE RUN OF JUDY:

Tuesday, July 29 at 8pm
Wednesday, July 30 at 2pm
Thursday, July 31 at 8pm
Friday, August 1 at 8pm
Saturday, August 2 at 8pm
Sunday, August 3 at 2pm

**2014-15 Blue Bridge at the Roxy Season Passes now on sale! Save up to 20% when you book by September 1st, 2014. 2, 3, 4, & 5 show flex-passes available. To book now call Ticket Rocket at (250) 590-6291 or read more on the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s website.

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Called “the greatest entertainer who ever lived” by her contemporary and co-star Fred Astaire, this one woman musical is a testament to the power of the human spirit. Join the highly talented Blue Bridge creative team as they wend their way through the phenomenal book of songs made famous by a woman who was named by the American Film Institute as one of the ten greatest female stars in the history of American Cinema.

Starring veteran Canadian and Broadway singer and actor Tracey Moore, Judy! is directed by Blue Bridge Artistic Director Brian Richmond and features the talents of a quartet of Victoria’s finest musicians led by music director Stephanie Sartore on piano, Damian Graham on drums, Brendan McGuigan on bass and Kiaran McMillan on brass, strings and guitar. Set and costumes and lights are designed by the talented team (Patricia Reilly and Bryan Kenney) that brought us this year’s hit The Glass Menagerie and choreography is by the legendary director and choreographer Sylvia Hosie.

Tickets: $26.25-$42.

**Please note, NO MINORS admitted to evening performances. Matinees available for youth attendance.**

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Joe Powers with Kelby McNyar and Eric Verlinde

Joe Powers with Kelby McNyar and Eric Verlinde – 2014 Tango & Latin Festival
Hermann’s Jazz Club       Aug 1 at 8pm

joepowersWorld champion harmonica player, premiere tango musician and jazz/fusion man Joe pioneered Tango Jazz at Tango Fest in 2010. On stage he has played with groups as varied as Pink Martini, Blues legend J.J. Milteau, and Canadian Boogie Woogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer. He’s recorded with Jazz pioneer Tom Grant, Sony Jazz guitarist Yosuke Onuma, and pianist/producer Michael Allen Harrison. Also performing, percussionist and Victoria jazz jem, Kelby McNayr and Seattle pianist Eric Verlinde.

Friday, Aug 1 at 8pm (doors at 6pm)
Hermann’s Jazz Club
753 View Street

Tickets: $18
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Other events in the 2014 Tango & Latin festival for sale on Ticket Rocket:

Aug 2 – Gabriel Palatchi
Aug 2 – Trio Garufa, Emily Carr String Quartet, Gabriel Gaumond & Hinda*
Aug 2 – Salon Buenos Aires*

*Click here to buy a FESTIVAL PASS and get tickets to both the Trio Garufa at the Alix Goolden Hall and the Salon Buenos Aires at a discounted rate! Two events for only $35 until July 18 or $42 after July 18.

Read more about the 2014 Tango & Latin Festival and The Passion For Tango Society

Gabriel Palatchi Band

Gabriel Palatchi Band – 2014 Tango & Latin Festival
Hermann’s Jazz Club       Aug 2 at 8pm

gabrielpalatchiWith deep roots in Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, Argentinian pianist/composer/arranger Grabriel Palatchi has an original sound and style of music that includes tango, klezmer, salsa, funk and electronic. He is joined by a group of internationally talented musicians. Back by popular demand.

Saturday, Aug 2 at 8pm (doors at 6pm)
Hermann’s Jazz Club
753 View Street

Tickets: $18
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Other events in the 2014 Tango & Latin festival for sale on Ticket Rocket:

Aug 1 – Joe Powers with Kelby McNyar and Eric Verlinde
Aug 2 – Trio Garufa, Emily Carr String Quartet, Gabriel Gaumond & Hinda*
Aug 2 – Salon Buenos Aires*

*Click here to buy a FESTIVAL PASS and get tickets to both the Trio Garufa at the Alix Goolden Hall and the Salon Buenos Aires at a discounted rate! Two events for only $35 until July 18 or $42 after July 18.

Read more about the 2014 Tango & Latin Festival and The Passion For Tango Society

Trio Garufa, Emily Carr String Quartet, Gabriel Gaumond & Hinda

Trio Garufa, Emily Carr String Quartet, Gabriel Gaumond & Hinda – 2014 Tango & Latin Festival
Alix Goolden Hall       Aug 2 at 8pm

triogarfuagabriel_melanieSan Francisco’s Trio Garufa performs tango, Nuevo and folk music of Argentina. They are the best known tango concert and dance group in the US and highly followed in Beunos Aries. The trio will play works for tango trio with strings with the Emily Carr String Quartet of Victoria. The String Quartet was nominated for the 2012 classical recording of the year at the Western Canadian music awards. Performing with Trio Garufa are Montreal dancers Gabriel and Hinda who have performed tango at Festivals in Eastern Canada and the USA. This is their first visit to Western Canada.

 

Saturday, Aug 2 at 8pm
Alix Goolden Hall
907 Pandora Avenue

Tickets: $25*
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*Click here to buy a FESTIVAL PASS and get tickets to both the Trio Garufa at the Alix Goolden Hall and the Salon Buenos Aires at a discounted rate! Two events for only $35 until July 18 or $42 after July 18.

Other events in the 2014 Tango & Latin festival for sale on Ticket Rocket:

Aug 1 – Joe Powers with Kelby McNyar and Eric Verlinde
Aug 2 – Gabriel Palatchi
Aug 2 – Salon Buenos Aires*

Read more about the 2014 Tango & Latin Festival and The Passion For Tango Society

Salon Buenos Aires

Salon Buenos Aires      Open Space Gallery      Aug 2, Doors at 9:30pm

salonA tango salon is a place where dancers and locals have a social drink and listen or dance to live and recorded music for the milonga (a tango dance-milonga). Dance performances and the band most often start after midnight, a little too late for Canadians so we will start the live music at 10:30 with Joe Powers and pianist Tony Booker. Trio Garufa will perform at 11:45pm. (Doors and DJ at 9:30pm).

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Saturday, Aug 2. Doors/DJ at 9:30pm; Live music at 10:30pm
Open Space Gallery
510 Fort Street

Tickets:
Early Bird (until July 18): $25*
Regular (after July 18): $32*
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*Click here to buy a FESTIVAL PASS and get tickets to both the Trio Garufa at the Alix Goolden Hall and the Salon Buenos Aires at a discounted rate! Two events for only $35 until July 18 or $42 after July 18.

Other events in the 2014 Tango & Latin festival for sale on Ticket Rocket:

Aug 1 – Joe Powers with Kelby McNyar and Eric Verlinde
Aug 2 – Gabriel Palatchi
Aug 2 – Trio Garufa, Emily Carr String Quartet, Gabriel Gaumond & Hinda*

Read more about the 2014 Tango & Latin Festival and The Passion For Tango Society

TRUNK!

TRUNK!       Intrepid Theatre Club       Aug 10

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Daisy and Oliver find themselves on a wacky adventure with the help of a magical trunk and a singing dragon. Trunk! will draw you into a world full of possibilities with toe-tapping musical numbers and an array of silly characters. Inspired by stories written by children from all over Victoria, this family-friendly play is full of childhood imagination.

“The performers are all strong, and do well in their various roles to create this magical land – you can tell the show is fun to perform”–CVV Magazine

“I just saw Trunk! and LOVED it! It was made for children, but as an adult, I was thoroughly entertained. It was fun, silly, educational, had a great message without being overbearing about it, AWESOME music, great performers, and a nice story to boot.”–Audience Review

3 performances on Sunday, Aug 10:

11:30am
3:30pm
7:00pm

At the Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609 Blanshard (at Fisgard)

All tickets only $10.
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Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen Lecture and Workshop – C.G. Jung Society

Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen Lecture and Workshop  (C.G. Jung Society)
Alix Goolden Hall and Wood Hall
Lecture: Sept 26th at 7pm       Workshop: Sept 27th at 10am

jeanbolen21Lecture – The Meaning We Make of the Numinous
Coming into the world with the capacity for awe and wonder, we are receptive to the numinous, and have worshiped divinity in countless forms throughout the millennia. A profound sense of connection and meaning often accompanies the numinous and is Gnostic rather than intellectual. It is a spiritual encounter achieved through active imagination, dreams and physical revelations. Friday, Sept 26th, 7pm – 9pm. Alix Goolden Hall 907 Pandora Ave.

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Regular tickets are $40 (plus service charge).

Workshop – Path With Soul, Path With Heart: the Inner Compass

Jean Bolen invites us to remember and connect with our inner compass. The awakening of conscious awareness allows us to trust in knowledge coming to us in the midst of a potentially terminal illness. It may be heart chakra information: what our heart knows is true for us. The most difficult experiences may be opportunities to align with soul – opportunities to recognize the divine spark in others and ourselves. Saturday, Sept 27th, 10am – 3:15pm. Wood Hall 900 Johnson St.

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Regular tickets are $90 (plus service charge).

Baby With Bathwater

Baby With Bathwater by Christopher Durang
Theatre Inconnu       Oct 2 – 18, 2014

BABY WITH BATHWATERBaby with Bathwater defies description. It begins as a comedic roller-coaster ride through a madhouse of parenting nightmares, and just when we have forgotten that there might actually be a little person at the root of Helen and John’s struggles, Durang thrusts us into the wake of their misguided voyage; and we find ourselves watching the world from the identify-challenged perspective of their
reproductive accomplishment: the child whose name never quite sticks. Durang manages to simultaneously enthrall and appall with joyful abandon. Cringes and belly-laughter topple one on top of the other, with the unlikely consequence of revealing a deep sense of reverence for the family ties that bind. This is an irresistible outing with an absurd genius of a writer.

“Christopher Durang is one of the funniest dramatists alive, and one of the most sharply satiric. This time, parenthood is the target.” The New Yorker

Preview  8pm:  Sept 30
8pm:  Oct 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
2pm:  Oct 4, 11, 18

Regular priced tickets are $14 / $10 Students, Seniors, and the unwaged
Sept 30 – Preview is $7
Wednesday, Oct 8 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission

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OXYGEN

OXYGEN       The Bard & Banker       October 2 at 6pm

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Breathing Music into Life.

A dazzling gala party with champagne, fine wine and cuisine featuring breathtaking musical performances. The event is held in the beautiful Bard & Banker and proceeds go to supporting the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Adults only. Licensed event. Latecomers will be admitted.

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Thursday, Oct 2 at 6pm
The Bard & Banker
1022 Government Street

Tickets: $300
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Atomic Vaudeville Fall Cabaret

Atomic Vaudeville Fall Cabaret
Victoria Event Centre     Oct 24/25/30/31 and Nov 1 at 8pm

vaudeville_logoCabaret Ticket Prices:
Opening night General Admission $15
General Admission All Other Nights $22
VIP Lounge (early access, first drink free, best site lines and other perks) $35

Final Night Show always has an after show DJ Dance Party included in your ticket price, so stick around!

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Alice

Alice a musical by Tom Waits       Theatre Inconnu       Dec 4 – 20, 2014

ALICETom Waits is one of the most influential singer/composers of the late 20th century, and continues to inspire and challenge listeners to the present day. Created by Waits in collaboration with Kathleen Brennan, and playwright and renowned translator Paul Schmidt, this musical, inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is not often produced, and yet the music and script are both exquisitely crafted. The jumping off point for the story is the relationship between Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) and his supposed muse, Alice Liddell. A number of the more familiar episodes from the Alice stories are reworked and many of Lewis’ more imaginative characters are presented. Theatre Inconnu once more joins forces more with Victoria’s own musical renegades, The Party on High Street; who so dynamically contributed to Love Kills, the Musical (2010).

“Waits, and Schmidt invite us to be Alice: to face the mirror, and to consider what it means (if anything) to be seen and unseen. For the characters in Alice, after all, that is both the question and the answer.” Theatre Journal

Preview  8pm:  Dec 2
8pm:  Dec 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
2pm:  Dec 6, 13, 20

Regular priced tickets are $14 / $10 Students, Seniors, and the unwaged
Dec 2 – Preview is $7
Tuesday, Dec 9 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission

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Atomic Vaudeville Winter Cabaret

Atomic Vaudeville Winter Cabaret      Victoria Event Centre       Dec 29-31, 2014

vaudeville_logoCabaret Ticket Prices:
Opening night General Admission $15
General Admission All Other Nights $22
VIP Lounge (early access, first drink free, best site lines and other perks) $35

NYE show $45 general admission and $58 VIP.

Final Night Show always has an after show DJ Dance Party included in your ticket price, so stick around!

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