Theatre

Shelley Wojcik (foreground) plays Donna in Secondary Characters’ production of Mamma Mia! which is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Aug. 11 to 21. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

ABBA-themed musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ coming to Chilliwack stage

‘You come and the whole show feels like a party,’ says director about Secondary Characters’ show

 

Tymisha Harris as Josephine in the upcoming show. (Eleonora Briscoe)

Bria Skonberg, Johnny Cash musical, kids’ shows all part of Chilliwack Cultural Centre fall lineup

Energetic dance performances, enthralling theatre shows, diverse collection of music shows

 

Margaret Reveley (left) plays Marjorie and Laura Hames is Tess in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s Production of Marjorie Prime May 31 and June 1 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Players Guild brings its award-winning play about dementia to local stage

‘Marjorie Prime’ coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre after guild wins 4 awards at theatre festival

 

Ragmop Theatre is a collaboration between clown and movement artist Nayana Fielkov, and circus artist Matthew 'Poki' McCorkle. (Ragmop Theatre)

Visual artists bring clowning, physical comedy to Chilliwack stage with Hotel Vortruba

‘Hotel Vortruba has elements of both visual splendour and playfulness,’ says performer

Ragmop Theatre is a collaboration between clown and movement artist Nayana Fielkov, and circus artist Matthew 'Poki' McCorkle. (Ragmop Theatre)
Janet Carroll (left) plays Chris and Christine Newsome is Jessie in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s production of Calendar Girls at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre April 21 to 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Players Guild ready to unveil Calendar Girls production after 2-year delay

Play is celebration of women ‘being beautiful at all phases of their lives,’ says director

Janet Carroll (left) plays Chris and Christine Newsome is Jessie in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s production of Calendar Girls at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre April 21 to 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Karen Flamenco Dance Company comes to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with Grease on March 12. (Submitted)

Grease the musical brings flamenco moves and tap-dancing to Chilliwack stage

Night of high school romance, friendship, rivalries with Grease at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Mar 1, 2022
Karen Flamenco Dance Company comes to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with Grease on March 12. (Submitted)
A scene from the Linda McRae-directed play ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ now running at the White Rock Players theatre until Feb. 19. (Photo: Jennifer Georgeadis)

Cloverdale woman finds success directing play two years in the making

Linda McRae also teaches drama in Langley and Chilliwack

A scene from the Linda McRae-directed play ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ now running at the White Rock Players theatre until Feb. 19. (Photo: Jennifer Georgeadis)
Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to open Toronto International Film Festival

Steven Levenson adapted his hit Tony Award-winning stage show with Ben Platt reprising his acclaimed leading role

Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” based on the smash stage musical, will be the opening night gala presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Murphy
The cast and crew of UFV Theatre’s Pariah (The Outcast) are preparing for the live-streamed Zoom production, which runs March 24 to 27.
The cast and crew of UFV Theatre’s Pariah (The Outcast) are preparing for the live-streamed Zoom production, which runs March 24 to 27.
The students in G.W. Graham’s theatre company program have been filming their one-act plays to stream them online since they are not allowed to perform live theatre in front of an audience due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack high school theatre class finds new way to bring one-act plays to audiences

G.W. Graham’s theatre company is now streaming its productions as a result of COVID-19

The students in G.W. Graham’s theatre company program have been filming their one-act plays to stream them online since they are not allowed to perform live theatre in front of an audience due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Rialto theatre in South Surrey – which opened in 1994 – has closed its doors after the building’s landlords increased rent by 200 per cent. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Surrey’s Rialto Theatre shutters after 200% rent increase imposed

Owner says he’s devastated by the closure of the 26-year-old business

The Rialto theatre in South Surrey – which opened in 1994 – has closed its doors after the building’s landlords increased rent by 200 per cent. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Art classes resume at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict new protocols. (Submitted/ Chilliwak Progress)

Classes, theatre re-open at Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict protocols

Smaller classes sizes, mandatory masks are some of the new rules at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Jul 31, 2020
Art classes resume at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict new protocols. (Submitted/ Chilliwak Progress)
A scene from the comedy play “Im Hussein: Double Trouble,” as shown in video posted to imhussein.com.

Comedy cancelled in Surrey for use of ‘blackface’ caught in misunderstanding

Touring production ‘Im Hussein: Double Trouble’ rescheduled for March date at Bell theatre

A scene from the comedy play “Im Hussein: Double Trouble,” as shown in video posted to imhussein.com.
Playful, colourful and evocative, Ballet Jörgen returns on Valentine’s Day with one of Canada’s most treasured stories, Anne of Green Gables. (Jim Orgill)

Anne of Green Gables hits the Chilliwack Cultural Centre stage in ballet form

Ballet classes, photography workshop also being offered in addition to Ballet Jörgen performance

  • Feb 1, 2020
Playful, colourful and evocative, Ballet Jörgen returns on Valentine’s Day with one of Canada’s most treasured stories, Anne of Green Gables. (Jim Orgill)
This fake-male stripper troop will be gyrating their way through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 8. (Submitted)

The Comic Strippers return to Chilliwack, semi-dressed and completely unscripted

This fake-male stripper troupe will be gyrating their way through the Cultural Centre once again

  • Feb 1, 2020
This fake-male stripper troop will be gyrating their way through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 8. (Submitted)
Jennifer Kennedy of Chilliwack plays the high-spirited Sister Augusta in Vagabond Players’ production of Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act. (Craig Premack)

Chilliwack actor takes stage with Vagabond Players theatre production

Jennifer Kennedy plays the high-spirited Sister Augusta in ‘Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act’

  • Feb 1, 2020
Jennifer Kennedy of Chilliwack plays the high-spirited Sister Augusta in Vagabond Players’ production of Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act. (Craig Premack)