Into The Woods
August 21 @ 7:30PM
August 22 @ 2:00PM
August 22 @ 7:30PM
August 23 @ 2:00PM
“Into the Woods”, a classic Stephen Sondheim production with captivating lyrics and music, had its Broadway debut in 1987. An excellent example of revisionist literature, the first act tells the interwoven tales of the Brothers Grimm fairy-tale characters: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Rapunzel, as they interact with the Baker and his Wife and a Witch who has placed a curse on them all. The main characters all have a wish they are working to have come true. The second Act continues with lessons learned that the happiness the characters felt in the First Act should probably have been enough! Wanting more can lead to trouble and that one should perhaps “be careful what you wish for”!
Triple Threat takes on this challenging musical, bringing the beautiful songs to life, right on our own Academy Theatre stage. Once again, the annual summer presentation, directed by Alana Collver, under the vocal direction of Victoria Ingram, orchestra leader Brent Turner and produced by Stephanie Mackey, welcomes Triple Theatre favourites to the stage: Tom Collver, Cory Strong, Tim Clarke, Kaylan Lindsay, Claire Imrie, and Sophia Mackey.
Do not miss this opportunity to see live music theatre, with an incredible band brought to you by the same group that presented Les Miserables, The Wizard of Oz, A Chorus Line, Oliver, Charlie Brown and the Best of Broadway Series.
Tickets are $37.00. Member discounts in effect. Public sale starts April 18.
by Dan Needles
starring Rod Beattie
directed by Douglas Beattie
August 29 at 7:30pm and August 30 at 2:30pm.
Third in the popular series of one-man stage plays which has delighted audiences across Canada for over 25 years. In this episode, stockbroker-turned-farmer Walt Wingfield pinpoints the source of his economic woes and faces his most profound crisis to date. Once again the residents of R.R. #1 Larkspur grab a good seat and take bets on what Walt will lose first - his heart or his mind.
Rod/Walt is a crowd pleaser; to use an abysmal cliche he is a ray of sunshine...just as engaging the third time round. - Monday Magazine
With gestures and a grab bag of different voices any impressionist would kill for, the actor is able to conjure up imaginary characters with a few deft strokes - Victoria Times Colonist
A sure-fire hit...equally good, amusing and excellent theatre...Rod Beattie is flawless in his portrayal of Walt and all the other people of Persepone Township - The Oak Bay Star
Tickets are $48.75 - FOUR BY FOUR - DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS
An exciting tribute to the music of:
THE BEACH BOYS
THE BEE GEES
From the creative team that brought you the hit show “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” (a musical tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) comes a brand new concept in tribute shows.
This exciting retrospective features a stellar cast of four celebrating in person the music of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees and Motown. Their performance will feature over fifty legendary songs from these great icons of pop music culture all in one Las Vegas style show – feel good songs like I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist and Shout, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive, Surfin USA, Help Me Rhonda, Please Mister Postman, and Stop! In The Name of Love.
The stars of “Four by Four” sing and dance their way through all of the greatest hits of these pop icons in a fully choreographed production. Informative and often humorous banter ties all of this extraordinary music together for an evening of feel good, raise-the-roof entertainment.
Tickets are $45.00 - October 24 at 8pm
CLASS OF ’59
GET READY TO ROCK with BUDDY HOLLY, ELVIS, JERRY LEE LEWIS and the “CLASS OF ‘59”… The greatest all-star rock’n’roll jam-session ever is coming to town.
Imagine Buddy Holly on guitar, Jerry Lee Lewis on piano, the Big Bopper on string bass together with Young Elvis, Bill Haley, The Everly Brothers and Brenda Lee dropping by to participate. Experience the early years of Rock’n’Roll… when the music was raw, pure and simple and played the way it’s supposed to be played. More Info at www.Classof59.info .
Million Dollar Quartet and Buddy Holly Story headliners provide rock’n’roll excellence...
Lance Lipinsky from the world-famous “Million Dollar Quartet” and Jeff Giles from the internationally acclaimed “Buddy Holly Story”, have joined forces to present a not to be missed “Oldies” concert experience... The Class of ‘59.
Being two of the very best tribute artists in the world, they have to accept being able to swallow large doses of their egos. When they take on the persona of well-known celebrities, they must fade into the background in order to make their character believable on both a visual and vocal level.
But every now and then there's a tribute performer that's so good people can't help but notice the person behind the persona - lurking somewhere beyond the make-up, costumes and over-the-top hair styles.
Twenty seven-year old Lance Lipinsky is one of those lurkers... and for him to come out from behind his character is really saying something because Lipinsky takes on one of the wilder entertainers out there - as the piano Rock’n’Roll pioneer and wild man Jerry Lee Lewis.
With so many tribute artists, audience members leave the theatre saying things like "he really sounded like so and so" or "he was off on his take of so and so." With Lipinsky, everyone in the audience is wondering and wanting to know "Jerry Lee Lewis or not... who is that guy?"
And Giles is no slouch either, as he has performed the starring role in no less than7 different productions of “The Buddy Holly Story” including the prestigious Charlottetown Festival. As Holly, giles will be performing all of Buddy's huge hits including… “Maybe Baby”, “That'll Be The Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Everyday” and “Oh Boy.”
Buddy Holly and The Killer… will be playing guitar and piano, respectively, in the all-star Legends Band including “Big Bopper” on string bass plus guest performers… Young Elvis, Bill Haley, Brenda Lee and the Everly Brothers. Don’t miss Class of ’59… it’s a fabulous “oldies” rock’n’roll show on tour in western Canada during the fall of 2015.
More information & Video
Available at www.Classof59.info
Tickets are $109 Orchestra, $79 Balcony
Special VIP tickets available @ $159 - includes premium seats in first two rows, a pre-show meet & greet with an autograph session and photo with Steve Hackett. If you'd like the VIP experience with seats other than those in the first two rows, enter PROMO CODE: 'VIP' before selecting seats online. If ordering in person or over the phone, just let us know at the box office.
North American Tour 2015
From ACOLYTE to WOLFLIGHT plus Genesis Classics (1970-1977)
Including The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Cinema Show & more
After a highly successful 2 years of touring worldwide with the Genesis Revisited and Extended shows, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is returning to North America to perform with his Band in November 2015.
In celebration of his new album ‘WOLFLIGHT’ released in April 2015, and the 40th anniversary of the release of his first solo album ‘VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE’, Steve brings to us a unique show of both Hackett solo and Genesis classics. Along with the superb pieces such as ‘Ace of Wands’ and ‘Spectral Mornings’ and a selection from ‘WOLFLIGHT’ , Steve will conclude his two and a half hour show with yet more Genesis material that was not part of his previous Genesis Classics shows of 2013 and 2014. Epic songs like “Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”, “The Cinema Show” , “Can-Utility”, “Hairless Heart” and “The Musical Box” will be part of this spectacular tour. It will be for many, the Total Experience, spanning Steve’s prolific output from early Genesis days to today.
Steve Hackett has released more than 30 solo albums in addition to the 7 he did with Genesis, as well as his work with the super group GTR together with Steve Howe of YES. A productive but always quality oriented musician and producer, Steve Hackett is not one to miss under any circumstances.
Musicians playing with Steve for the Autumn tour will be Roger King, keyboards; Gary O’Toole, drums & percussion; Rob Townsend, saxes and flutes, Roine Stolt, bass & guitars and Nad Sylvan on vocals.
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