Monday, February 27, 2017

sideshow featured performer | mark vandenberg

Up next in our SIDESHOW featured performer series is the talented Mark Vandenberg!  Mark has played in past SIDESHOWS on the PT stage, and we're thrilled he's back for another round!





Mark Vandenberg

Where else do you perform?
In front of mirrors

Describe improv in three words
Seriously silly stuff

What is your favourite improv game?
Picking Up Lines Off the Floor

What are you obsessed with these days?
Netflix shows and writing Mockingjay: The Musical

Who should be an improvisor but isn't?
My five-year old nephew.

Where can people find you online?
On Facebook

My blog: http://popculturepusher.blogspot.ca/

Friday, February 24, 2017

mar. 2-5 | disPLACE on tour

If you missed disPLACE: REFUGEE STORIES IN THEIR OWN WORDS, directed by Angela Konrad (WIT and JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN), now is your chance to catch it in Abbotsford, Richmond and Vancouver.


Dark Glass Theatre's inaugural production is now on tour!

Is any sacrifice too great to protect your family? A brand new production, created by theatre artists at Trinity Western University, shares the real-life experiences of refugees to Canada. Five actors transform into multiple characters in this unforgettable journey, knit together by verbatim testimony and original music.

Discover the personal, human stories hidden beneath the headlines. From the Mennonite immigrants who fled Europe after World War II, to the current global refugee criss, the stories in disPLACE offer a unique glimpse into the bonds that tie all of us together.

Abbotsford
Thursday Mar. 2 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
Mennonite Heritage Museum

Richmond
Friday Mar. 3 @ 2 PM and 7:30 PM
TWU Richmond

Vancouver
Sunday Mar. 5 @ 3 PM and 8 PM
The Cultch, Vancouver'

Tickets and more information available at www.darkglasstheatre.com

corleone: the shakespearean godfather | closing performance

CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER closes this weekend on our stage. It has been an absolute blast working with the Classic Chic ladies, as well as the designers, cast and crew! Thank you all for your hard work, dedication and beautiful faces around our theatre!









Thursday, February 23, 2017

sideshow featured performers | danielle klaudt and cara norrish

Up next are featured SIDESHOW performers, Danielle Klaudt and Cara Norrish!




Danielle Klaudt

Where else do you perform?
Stone's Throw Productions- up next is THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe.

Describe improv in three words
Immediate, playful, fun!

What is your favourite improv game?
That remains to be seen.

What are you obsessed with these days?
Googling sunny destinations.

Who should be an improvisor but isn't?
Me?

Where can people find you online?
www.danielleklaudt.com




Cara Norrish

Where else do you perform?
In PT's office. I pretend to be an Arts Administrator.

Describe improv in three words
Fun. Story. Laughter.

What is your favourite improv game?
Actor's Nightmare

What are you obsessed with these days?
True crime. Murder podcasts. Murder documentaries. You know, anything to help me cope with my fear of being murdered.

Who should be an improvisor but isn't?
The Queen

Where can people find you online?
@letsgotothemall on Twitter

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

corleone: the shakespearean godfather | student and senior night

Tonight students and seniors can see CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER for $20.00! Call our box office at 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org for more information. See you tonight!



sideshow featured performers | john voth and lindsay curl

Introducing SIDESHOW performers, John Voth and Lindsay Curl!




John Voth

Where else do you perform?
At Vancouver Theatre Sports throughout the week.

Describe improv in three words
What is improv?

What is your favourite improv game?
Two players eat habanero peppers and try to do a serious dramatic scene.

What are you obsessed with these days?
What do I obsess over? Food, always. I will never leave food uneaten. It is my sole purpose in life to have eaten every morsel in my path.

Who should be an improvisor but isn't?
Robert Salvador

Where can people find you online?
Instagram & twitter: @johnvoth

Facebook: facebook.com/JohnVothActor

youtube: youtube.com/c/JohnVoth




Lindsay Curl

Where else do you perform?
I am a Pacific Theatre acting apprentice!

Describe improv in three words
Lots of craziness

What is your favourite improv game?
Audience Sound Effects

What are you obsessed with these days?
My niece and crime documentaries

Who should be an improvisor but isn't?
Andrea Louwen

Where can people find you online?
Insta: lindsay_curl

Twitter: @lindsay_curl

Monday, February 20, 2017

corleone: the shakespearean godfather | set design

Set designer, Heidi Wilkinson shares her thoughts on set designing for, CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER.


When Mindy Parfitt and I sat down to talk about design for the show, we realized that we needed something very simple; part of this was because of budget but primarily it was to help keep the many scene changes moving fluidly. What stood out to us in the story of the Corleone, is despite all of the corruption and violence, there is this unwavering loyalty to family and we wanted to convey that somehow.

I loved the idea of a fresco and using it to create a suggestive family tree. I felt that it would work well with the unique space that Pacific Theatre provides. It worked visually with every location we are in as we follow the story: it gives the sense of Italy, it’s reminiscent of a wall in a restaurant, and it even worked in Vito’s office as, upon research, I discovered that many wealthier Italian families in New York in the 1940’s had frescos or murals on a feature wall in their homes. Making the decision of the family tree actually being an orange tree was our own personal homage to the original movie and the symbolism that the orange played within it. And while I wanted to show the Corleone connection to family, I felt that it was also important to show the ramifications of the men's lifestyle and how it was actually destroying the family. When you look at the two frescos in the theatre space, you will notice that one mural is a full and healthy orange tree while the fresco on the opposing wall depicts the same tree with all of the leaves and oranges having fallen to the ground.



Friday, February 17, 2017

sideshow featured performers | alison chisholm & frank nickel

It's time for our SIDESHOW featured artists. First in the series are CO-General Managers, Alison Chisholm and Frank Nickel!



Alison Chisholm

Where else do you perform?
Presently in my living room for my infant.

Describe improv in three words
Need for attention.

What is your favourite improv game?
Sounds like a song.

What are you obsessed with these days?
Keeping my baby alive and hopefully happy. That's all I think about. Ever. ... Like actually.

Who should be an improvisor but isn't?
Hmmm. Good question! Michelle Obama. Know who is an improvisor and shouldn't be? .... You can probably guess.

Where can people find you online?
Sifting through depressing articles on Facebook for updates on family, friends, pets, babies and any scrap of positivity I can find.



Frank Nickel

Where else do you perform?
Panic Squad Improv Comedy

Describe improv in three words
Terrifying Controlled Chaos

What is your favourite improv game?
Crime Endowment

What are you obsessed with these days?
The next 90 days.

Who should be an improvisor but isn't?
Elon Musk

Where can people find you online?
@frankless7

Thursday, February 16, 2017

corleone: the shakespearean godfather | review

We are half way through the run of CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER. Haven't seen the show yet? Want to come again? No problem! Call our box office at 604.731.5518 or go to tickets@pacifictheatre.org to book your tickets today!





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

sideshow | march 3rd & 4th

Spring is just around the corner and so is SIDESHOW! This year we have many familiar faces joining us on the PT stage and we would be thrilled for you to join us in our audience. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for our featured SIDESHOW artists!


Hold onto your hats for another round of improv and sketch comedy with the PT crew. A family-friendly favourite!

Hosted by Brad Rossington
Accompaniment by Peter Abando

Featuring John Voth, Diana Bang, Alison Chisholm, Matthew Simmons, Jennifer Pielak, Paige Louter, Mark Vandenberg, Cara Norrish, Frank Nickel, Jalen Saip, Kyla Ferrier, Danielle Klaudt, Phil Miguel, Lindsay Curl

March 3rd at 8:00 pm
March 4th at 2:00 and 8:00 pm

tickets@pacificitheatre.org or call 604.731.5518

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

corleone: the shakespearean godfather | happy valentines day

Roses are red, violets are blue- we love CORLEONE and we think you will too! Happy Valentines Day, from Pacific Theatre and the Corleone's!