Friday, July 31, 2015

15-16 staff picks | cara cunningham

Up next in our series of staff picks is Operations Coordinator Cara Cunningham.


I think the cast is amazing and the script is so stunning. This show gives you a lot to think about. I think about my own life and what I value and how I want to be perceived in this world.


It’s my professional debut! I am absolutely delighted be a part of this amazing show. Shauna’s script really resonates with me and asks important questions. The rest of the cast is fantastic and I cannot wait to get started.


Pacific Theatre’s Working With program is so special and Kathy’s play is brilliant. I am so excited to see this come alive. It will definitely have an impact on how you view parenting.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

aug 5-7 | once upon a princess | kirsty provan

On our stage this summer is a show that you probably never expected to see at Pacific Theatre: My Little Princess Events (run by former apprentice Kirsty Provan) presents ONCE UPON A PRINCESS: A FAIRYTALE ON STAGE.  This one's chalk-full of PT-connections: produced and written by Kirsty, featuring Pippa Johnstone (THE RAINMAKER), Diana Squires (IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE RADIO SHOW), and directed by regular PT stage manager Laura McLean.

Once Upon a Princess: A Fairytale on Stage
August 5-7
Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets

Emily’s life is a bit of a disaster. That is, until she stumbles upon a magical book in her grandpapa’s library. As pages fly and stories intertwine, she must navigate the chapters and discover their true meaning in order to get all of her favourite characters back into their proper sections before the clock strikes midnight!

NOTE: This is not a Pacific Theatre production, so all questions about the show should be directed to My Little Princess Events.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

15-16 staff picks | alison chisholm

It's time for our annual "Staff Picks" series once again!  Just like the little shelf in your favourite book store telling you what the staff's favourite reads are, we'll give you the PT staff's top picks for the coming season.  Up first, Co-General Manager Alison Chisholm!


Love starting off the season with a good musical romp, and Midnight Theatre Collective musicals never miss!


Peter Church is king of radio shows. Looking forward to bringing back the hilarity of the radio commercials with another Christmas classic.


I’ve had this play on my 'list of shows to see' for a long time. Can’t wait to see to see it on the PT stage with a star-studded cast

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

audition schedule | gallery 7 theatre

Our friends at Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford have announced their audition schedule for the coming season!  Get more on the productions on their site, and check out their handy Actor's Orientation Package.

Around the World in 80 Days

General Audition: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Call Backs: Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

The Giver

General Audition: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Call Backs: Saturday, October 31, 2015 @ 10:00 AM


General Audition: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Call Backs: Saturday, January 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Freud's Last Session

General Audition: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Call Backs: Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Online registration is available for auditions, or email or call 604-504-5940.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

stonewater rapture | photos

Kayla Heselwood's apprentice production of THE STONEWATER RAPTURE (a co-production with Clockwork Theatre) opens tonight! Here are some of the advance photos they did for the show. Looks fascinating!

Friday, July 03, 2015

july 8-11 | the stonewater rapture | kayla heselwood

Next week apprentice Kayla Heselwood's year-end production of THE STONEWATER RAPTURE opens! 

The Stonewater Rapture by Doug Wright
a Stone's Throw and Clockwork Theatre production
July 8-11

Carlyle and Whitney are two Texan teenagers on the verge of their sexual awakening. Whitney, who has just been elected president of his church’s youth ministry, desperately tries to seduce Carlyle to avoid further bullying from the other boys at school for being a virgin. Carlyle, however, will have none of it, and she coyly refuses Whitney’s advances while making sure she berates him with the biblical knowledge and religious protocol they have been subject to their entire lives. Through a series of mishap and devastating downfalls, the two struggle to find common ground between their religious upbringing and the harsh realities of the world.

Featuring: Kayla Heselwood; and Kenton Klassen

Directed by: Phil Miguel
Assistant Directed and Stage Management by: Eleanor Felton
Set and Lighting Design by: Phil Miguel
Costume Design by: Kayla Heselwood
Sound Design by: Becky MacDormand
Props and Set Dress by: Sharra Ganzeveld

Warning: Minor Language and Sexuality

Tickets available online here.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

summer drama blast | gallery 7 theatre

Our friends at Gallery 7 Theatre are hosting another summer of camps for kids and teens!  Check out the details on their website here.

An Explosion of Theatrical Fun & Learning for Kids & Teens ages 6 - 18, featuring:

Age Specific Camps:
Creative Explosions (6 & 7) | Dramatic Rumblings (8 & 9) | Stage Eruptions (10 & 11)
Dynamite Playmakers (12 & 13)

Theatre Intensive Camps for Teens:
Performance Intensive | Shakespeare in Performance

Our Location:
Abbotsford Arts Centre Community Arts Addition
2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford

This summer, do something DRAMATIC. Explore theatre performance in a life-affirming environment where you can freely explore your creative side. Click the links below for full details, including camp descriptions, schedule, and registration fees. Registration opens April 13!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

announcing alison chisholm and frank nickel as co-general managers!

We couldn't be more excited to announce that Alison Chisholm and Frank Nickel as Co-General Managers!  This is a big move towards the long-term sustainability of the company, and we are all looking forward to working with them in this new capacity.  Congratulations, Frank and Alison!


jul 5 | pierce pettis with allen des noters | pacific theatre

Allen des Noyers is a Christmas Presence staple, and a co-founder of Pacific Theatre. One of my favourite musicians, truth be told. Well, even our musical heroes have musical heroes, and Allen's is Pierce Pettis. So Allen's bringing him to town this Sunday, and opening for him in an informal concert at Pacific Theatre. I'll be out of town, celebrating my 34th anniversary, so everyone reading this blog will have to go in my place…

Pierce Pettis began his long career as a writer/artist at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama and later as a staff songwriter for Polygram/Universal Music in Nashville.

After winning the prestigious Kerrville songwriter competition, he was signed to Wyndham Hill records, and later by Compass Records. His songs have been covered by artists ranging from Garth Brooks and Dion to Joan Baez and Art Garfunkel. Pettis' fifth album for Compass Records (Nashville), "That Kind of Love" (2009), received rave reviews from XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, Paste Magazine, Performing Songwriter, American Songwriter, The (London, UK) Sunday Express, Image Quarterly . . . to name a few. .”