White Rock Players’ Club The Hunchback of Notre Panto
EVENING PERFORMANCES @7:30PM
MATINEE PERFORMANCES @2:30PM
It’s that time of year again when the White Rock Players’ Club presents its annual Pantomime. Having produced PANTO’s for over 50 years, this year has a few fresh faces taking the helm. This year’s Panto is, “lovingly ripped-off”, from the Victor Hugo masterwork ~ The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, and based on the script by Panto master, Dave Baron. The new creative team invites you to step in to a different take on this classic.
Under the direction of Alex Lowe and Ann-Marie Zak, with Music Director Marquis Byrd, and Choreographer Rachael Carlson, the Hunchback and the realm of pantomime collide in a glorious explosion of music and magic. This show is shaped with elements that will be very familiar to long-time White Rock Panto-goers, and will add a few new motifs rolled into the mix.
SUMMARY—Set in Paris in the roaring twenties; our show follows a cast of characters struggling to make a life in one of the most important courtyards in the city – La Cathedral de Notre Dame. Beggars, aristocrats, and poets all live under the watchful eyes of Cardinal Frollo, portrayed by Kelly Thompson. Kelly adds the right amount of evil, all the while keeping a watchful eye on Quasimodo – Ben Pilger. Ben leaps with both feet into the guise of the shy misguided bell ringer.
Samantha Silver transforms into the young poet Pierre Bonhomme. Samantha injects a sense of pride and wonderment into the role, as she attempts to woo and win the heart of the beautiful Esmeralda, played by Juliana Peralta. The Queen of the Beggars – La Belle Chantefleure (Dame Bryce Mills), returns to the Panto stage as a lady with a secret! Dramatic as always, he (or should we say SHE) will bring laughter to the Grinchiest Grinch.
Dates: November 29 – December 30
Director: Alex Lowe
Based on the script written by: Dave BaronRead More
Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents ERIC SAMUELS: MIND GAMES on Saturday, January 6 at the Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock. Tickets are $30.00 (plus Facility Fee and Services Charges) at the Coast Capital Playhouse Box Office.
Eric Samuels is The Mentalist. Using a deft combination of psychology, suggestion and stagecraft, Samuels goes where other people can’t: inside your mind. His shows have enthralled crowds right around the globe; engaging, energizing, and laugh-out-loud funny, they deliver on the “wow” factor as much as they entertain. Get ready for a highly interactive, fun, thought-provoking night that will have you thinking about what you’ve experienced for days. So, if you don’t believe that someone could actually read your thoughts, it’s time you experienced Samuels in performance. He will blow your mind.
“It’s like Seth Godin & The Amazing Kreskin, morphed into one guy!” raves Tim McCauley – Television Producer. Aaron Buckley – Rogers adds, “Absolutely mind-blowing and funny as hell!” “The show was so fantastic, I couldn’t stop thinking about it!” adds Jan Lacock – Impressions. “Breath-Taking ending! People were really buzzing after the show,” concludes Dave Charles – Byrnes Media.
ERIC SAMUELS: MIND GAMES will open your mind, spark your imagination and keep you talking long after the show is done. For a demo and more information about Eric Samuels visit: www.ericsamuels.com.
Saturday, January 6 at the Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock.
Tickets are $30.00 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Coast Capital Playhouse Box Office.Read More
Synopsis: A sex farce sequel to Boeing Boeing. Bernard and Robert are back! Now married, Bernard has not given up his swinging lifestyle. Hoping to spend a romantic weekend with his mistress, he tries to send his wife, Jacqueline, to her sick mother’s, under the pretense that he’s going to have a boy’s weekend with his pal, Robert.
But when Jacqueline finds out Robert, who happens to be her lover, is coming, she finds a way to stay, throwing off her husband’s perfect plans.
Queue the panic as everyone tries to hide their illicit affair. Don’t Dress for Dinner is full of lusty plots, busty mistresses, cover ups and cover off’s. It’s a real “who’s who” of who’s-whose-lover, full of twists and turns.
Dates: February 7 – 24
Written by: Marc Camoletti
Director: Julianne ChristieRead More
Synopsis: A black comedy, it’s the story of a pill-popping sharp-tongued cancer patient matriarch whose three daughters rush home when they hear their father has disappeared.
August: Osage County is a dramatic tour-de-force filled with incredible roles and powerful dialogue.
Dates: April 11 – 28
Written by: Tracy Letts
Director: Ryan MooneyRead More
Synopsis: The Russians are set on recovering the Romanovs’ lost treasures. But when a charming French art collector proves to be more obstinate than they expected, the government sends out their best agent, Ninotchka.
A summer romance set in Paris and featuring soviet spies, royal treasures and joie de vivre, Lengyel’s play delivers a sharp and unfortunately timely critique of Cold War-era politics.
Dates: June 6 – 23
Written by: Melchior LengyelRead More