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CVTV is Proud to Sponsor: 2017 Spark Festival at the Belfry Theatre

SPARK Festival starts this week – Plus a breakdown of the first week of the Festival with all of the free events.

 

 

BlissKrieg – Atomic Vaudeville’s new musical premieres Thursday.
March 9 – 11 / Belfry Theatre MainStage

With their shows Ride the Cyclone and Legoland, Atomic Vaudeville has wowed audiences around North America. Now they are set to premiere a brand new musical at the Belfry this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Learn more HERE

 

Hootenanny – bring your kids, bring your parents.
Sunday, March 12 at 4 pm / Belfry Theatre Lobby

An all-star band featuring Brooke Maxwell with Chris Frye, Al Pease, Matt Pease and Joey Smith will play at this Sunday’s Hootenanny at this all-ages dance party.

Learn more HERE

 

Why We Are Here!
Monday, March 13 at 7 pm / Royal BC Museum

This is your invitation to sing with other people. No experience required but it is an experience.
Why We Are Here! is nearly sold out. Get your tickets through the Belfry and we’ll give you all the details.

Learn more HERE

 

SPIN
March 14 – 18 / Belfry Theatre Mainstage

How do you describe SPIN? Spinning a web of stories that travel from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, SPIN is inspired by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1895. One part documentary and another part musical activism, Parry cleverly peels back layers of history to reveal a very contemporary heart to her theme of liberation. Oh, and musician Brad Hart plays the bicycle. This will be a wild ride.

Learn more HERE

 

This is Not a Conversation
March 14 – 18 / Belfry Theatre Studio A

Expect fireworks. Dima and Itai are natural storytellers and improvisers who are at ease ad-libbing in front of audiences. Both are combative and very passionate about the conflict in the Middle East, and both know a lot about its history and political context. Itai was born in Israel and lived there until the age of 25. Dima was born in Lebanon to a Lebanese mother and a Palestinian/Kuwaiti father. Her father’s side of the family is originally from Al Quds/Jerusalem Palestine where Dima has never been. What happens when you put them onstage together?

Learn more HERE 

 

Free Miniplays
March 15 – 18  + March 22 – 25 / Belfry Theatre Lobby
 
The first week’s miniplayers are poet and author Marita Dachsel, performance poet Missie Peters and musician and comedienne Karen Lee White. Creative chaos. Ten minutes or less, miniplays take place all over the building. They are free but you have to get here early to secure a spot. All of this year’s miniplays have been inspired by the work of Suddenly Dance Theatre in celebration of their 25th Anniversary.

Learn more HERE

 

Joan, from Theatre SKAM, premieres next week.
March 17 – 26 / Metro Theatre

If you worked in theatre in Victoria, she was your biggest supporter and a huge pain in the butt. When she fell ill and was was declared incapable, Theatre SKAM’s Matthew Payne stepped in to be her voice.This is Joan’s story. Joan will run at the Metro Studio Theatre as part of the SPARK Festival from March 17 to 26. 

Learn more HERE

 

For more information on events and ticketing, visit the Spark website.