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- The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society presents National Geographic Live – Ami Vitale
Since beginning her career covering such stories as the conflict in Kosovo and the disputed Pakistan-India border, photojournalist Ami Vitale has let one principle guide her work: to live the story. She chronicles her journey from documenting warzones to helping to reintroduce rhinos to the wild, and donning a panda costume to remain anonymous among the giant mammals.
- Shawnigan Lake School presents Cabaret (January 25th – 27th)
Shawnigan Lake School presents their production on Cabaret! Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with 32-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.
- Rhythm and Soul Dance Experience (January 14th)
This day is made for local dancers aged 11+, and is a day full of education, inspiration, and dance! RNS Dance Inc is made up of two local gals who have been dancing and teaching on the island for over 20 years. Bringing together faculty from the Vancouver area, and showcasing local entrepreneurs, this day is going to be an amazing day for dancers of Victoria!
- The SS Princess Sophia Exhibition at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia (January 12th – March 11th)
The SS Princess Sophia Exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Princess Sophia, in which everyone on board lost their lives. The Princess Sophia traveled from her home port in Victoria, BC up to Skagway, AK, with stops along the way. When tragedy struck, all three jurisdictions were impacted heavily and in unique ways.
- Victoria Baroque presents Applausi Festivi (January 12th – 14th)
A riot of fiery and virtuosic works by Italian Baroque masters, full of energy, drama, passion and drive! One of the leading baroque violinists of our time, Kati Debretzeni (UK), leads the Victoria Baroque in a varied programme of Baroque Concerti.
- Burlesque Marathon presented by Queen City Sisterhood (January 13th)
The Queen City Sisterhood proudly presents ~ A Burlesque Marathon. As much Burlesque that can be packed into a single evening, 3 acts, 2 intermissions! You never know what will happen next!
- Discover the Past presents Ghostly Walks (through January)
Discover the Past continues to be run by John Adams, along with his son, Chris, a fellow storyteller weaned on ghost tales in the UK. Together, along with their exceptional team of guides, John and Chris lead thousands of people through the streets of Victoria each year, using their extensive research and passion for storytelling to bring history to life.
- Diderot String Quartet presents Bach to the Future (January 13th)
When Leipzig composer Felix Mendelssohn revived Bach’s music, it finally received universal admiration. The Diderot String Quartet performs excerpts from The Art of Fugue alongside Mendelssohn’s No.4 Fugue for String Quartet, Op. 81 and his much-loved String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13, in a beautiful nod to Bach, the Baroque master.
- ISSAMBA: The African Roots Ultimate Experience (February 1st)
Issamba is an exquisite presentation of artistry from all five African regions united through a single show. Prepare to be captivated from very the first sound. Deeply immerse yourself in African roots through African instruments, traditional rhythms and a fusion of dancing styles. Let the rhythm move you and don’t repress the urge participate!
10. Langham Court Theatre presents Urinetown: The Musical (January 17th – February 3rd)
During a twenty-year drought and dire water restrictions, private toilets have become unthinkable. Despairing citizens must pay mega-corporation Urine Good Company for the “privilege to pee.”
Urinetown is a hilarious satire of the legal system, capitalism, social responsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics – and even musical theatre itself!