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Mark DuMez Artistic Director

2013


Theatre with heart and soul – it’s what makes the Chemainus Theatre Festival Experience so alive, appealing and exciting. Welcome to the 2013 Season! We’ll burst into celebration and laughter and delve into mystery and redemption through well-told stories on our powerful and intimate stage. The diverse line-up ignites with energy through the power of nostalgia and evocative memory, journeys to emotional depths as family heroes endure impossible situations, hunts for immortality through webs of intrigue and rejoices with wild wit as clever friends help comically star-crossed lovers. This year we will explore and nourish the human spirit alongside dedicated, creative and exciting theatre professionals from all over Canada who join our theatre family right here in the middle of beautiful Vancouver Island! We will investigate our life of stories together with the addition of two themed Festivals in the spring and fall, Playwright Pairings throughout the year, ongoing Kidzplay programming and educational opportunities for the Island community. Add to it all the fantastic food at the Playbill Dining Room and artisan’s charming work in the Gallery Gift Shop and see why Chemainus shines - a cultural jewel by the sea! Mark DuMez Artistic Director


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Written by

Alan Janes Featuring Zachary Stevenson

Rock ‘n Roll Musical Enjoy the world’s most successful rock and roll musical featuring over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Not Fade Away. Zachary Stevenson is the knockout icon – Buddy – a musical powerhouse whose influence during the golden days of rock and roll rambles on today! A blockbuster you won’t want to miss.

February 22 - April 7


Adapted from Moliére’s Scapin

Physical Comedy/Farce Scapin has just one problem – he can’t tell the truth. A master manipulator, he catapults through mischief, mayhem and matrimony. Add two stingy misers, four star-crossed lovers and some wellmade twists and this wild physical comedy by one of the world’s greatest playwrights is a flurry of spoof, goof and loads of well-meaning untruth!

April 26 - May 18


Chemainus Theatre Festival presents The Other Guys Theatre Company production of

Rollicking Musical Revue Set against a multi-media backdrop of rarely-seen archival imagery from a time when loggers climbed trees. Good Timber is inspired by the logger poetry of Robert E. Swanson, known as the ‘Bard of the Woods’ and celebrates the golden age of the forest industry.

May 22 - June 1


Screenplay by

Betty Comden and Adolph Green Songs by

Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed

Broadway Musical Hollywood’s most acclaimed movie musical, with all the sparkle and spectacle of the golden age, hits the stage with dazzling dance numbers and memorable songs including You Were Meant for Me, Make 'em Laugh, Good Morning, Moses Supposes and, of course, Singin' In The Rain. Don’t miss this timeless classic.

June 14 - August 25


by

Barbara Lebow

Drama Its 1946. Two sisters have been separated since childhood – one raised in New York while the other stayed in Poland and endured the Holocoust. They are reunited with their indomitable father in this powerful and deeply affecting portrait of one family’s strength. A Pretty Girl (A Shayna Maidel) explores deep love, inner beauty and the tenacity of the human spirit.

September 13 - 28


A SOUL THIRSTS

from the play by

Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston

Mystery/Drama The original Twilight. Before The Vampire Chronicles – there was Dracula. A soul thirsts for peace in this mother of all mysteries as the Count journeys from his gloomy Transylvanian castle to the bustling streets of London, leaving mystery and deception in his seductive wake.

October 11 - November 9


It’s a Wonderful Life Book, Music and Lyrics by Thomas M. Sharkey Based on the Frank Capra film and the original story by Phillip Van Doren Stern

Holiday Musical Everyone loves George Bailey, but as he finds himself in crisis, alone and desperate one Christmas Eve, he wonders if things wouldn’t be better if he hadn’t been born at all. It truly is a wonderful life, as faith, hope and family come together in this delightful story.

November 22 - December 23


KIDZPLAY 2013

Munsch to say! Based on the stories by

Robert Munsch

TICKETS STARTING FROM $12

July 20 – August 25 Bonjour! Hello! Sun’e! In this wacky and wonderful collection of Canada’s great children’s author, we’ll celebrate the many words and languages of our region – from English to French to Coast Salish – with partners from around British Columbia! Stories include Andrew’s Loose Tooth, We Share Everything and Aaron’s Hair.

HOLIDAY KIDZPLAY RETURNS! Staged Reading – Christmas 2013

The 13 Clocks, adapted from the story by James Thurber.

NEW IN 2013! ISLAND STORIES FESTIVAL – May 2013 Featuring Good Timber, The Resilience Project and Island Stories Community Collective.

FAMILY AND FAITH FESTIVAL – September 2013 Featuring A Shayna Maidel, Playwright Pairings, Special Guest Speakers and Forums.

For additional workshops, education opportunities, dates and details, visit our website

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BUDDY HOLLY February 22 - April 7

April 26 - May 18


Good Timber May 22 - June 1

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

June 14 - August 25

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN calendar continued on the next page SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

September 13 - 28

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October 11 - November 9

It’s a Wonderful Life November 22 - December 23

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Photography: David Cooper Photography Art Direction/Graphic Design: James A Glen Photo Models: Buddy: Zachary Stevenson; Delicious Lies: Peter Gunstone, Darren Burkett; Good Timber: Ross Desprez, Sarah Donald, Colleen Eccleston, Kelt Eccleston, John Gogo, Mark Hellman (Photo: David Lowes); Singin’ In The Rain: Daniel James White, Michel LaFleche, Kelli McLeod; A Pretty Girl: Laura Ross, Briana Buckmaster; Dracula: Katie Murphy, Ian Butcher; It’s a Wonderful Life: Ridley, Jesse Martyn, Samantha Currie and Ruby; Page 13: Zachary Stevenson; Page 14: Daniel James White, Kelli McLeod, Michel LaFleche; Page 20: Peter Gunstone, Darren Burkett. Munsch drawing by Alan & Lea Daniel


CHEMAINUS THEATRE FESTIVAL LEAD SPONSORS

DUNCAN IRON WORKS

CO-SPONSORS

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2013 SEASON SPONSORS SUPPORTING ROLE SPONSORS

James M

MILNE

MEDIA SPONSORS

GOVERNMENT & FOUNDATION SPONSORS

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THE CHEMAINUS THEATRE EXPERIENCE Visiting the Chemainus Theatre Festival will tease (and please) your senses. The gorgeous theatre, with a charming seaside view, is one of Vancouver Island's best places to: • watch diverse and imaginative plays • enjoy rhythmic songs and musicals • taste delicious, show-inspired meals • breathe-in the creative ambiance of BC art From Broadway classics to Canadian hits, you'll find a sensational visit to the Chemainus Theatre Festival includes: The Theatre Over 70,000 annual patrons inspire us to deliver great live performances. As one of western Canada's largest performing arts organizations, we're known for presenting professional, notable artists, designers, and actors – and high quality sound, set, costume, lighting, acting, and theatrics. The Playbill Dining Room A show-themed buffet and live music are a delicious start to every performance. Our Executive Chef prepares a “tastefully” diverse menu to complement your coming attraction. [Open to all. Please reserve.] The Gallery Gift Shop Experience local arts beyond the stage in our Gallery. Unique and imaginative paintings, pottery, textiles, jewellery, and various displays by BC artisans offer new creations to discover and bring home. The Ideal Getaway Turn your visit into a great escape with our Theatre Getaway Package. Book show tickets, dinner reservation, and accommodations (with a tasty breakfast buffet) at the nearby Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn with one easy call to the box office. Many local B&B’s also offer getaway packages. Combining delightful shows, ambiance, dinner, and music – in a beautiful Vancouver Island town – makes the Chemainus Theatre Festival a truly sensational theatrical experience!

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TICKETS FROM $25 Online tickets.chemainustheatrefestival.ca Phone 250.246.9820 1.800.565.7738 In Person 9737 Chemainus Road, Chemainus, BC

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Dinner Theatre Packages A show-themed buffet and live music are a delicious start to every performance. Weeknight and matinee performances feature our Classic Buffet. Friday and Saturday evenings feature our Prime Buffet, including a beautiful carve, large salad bar with a great selection of cold starters, over 15 extravagant desserts and our chocolate fountain! Theatre Getaway Packages Turn your visit into a great escape. Book show tickets, dinner reservations, and accommodations (with a tasty breakfast buffet) at the nearby Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn. Group Sales Special discounts when you purchase 10 or more tickets. Subscribe Enjoy the benefits of being a Chemainus Theatre Season Ticket Subscriber and save up to 25% off regular ticket prices. Season ticket subscribers enjoy flexible ticket exchange and exclusive information and offers. Gift Certificates Give the gift of theatre! Gift certificates may be purchased in any denomination, online or call the Box Office at 250.246.9820 to arrange your gift.

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ENHANCE YOUR THEATRE EXPERIENCE ACCOMMODATIONS A Scented Garden Bed & Breakfast 250-246-6796 www.ascentedgardenbb.com

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Holiday House Motel 250-618-5830 www.ladysmithholidayhouse.com

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EATERIES Subway 9759 Chemainus Road 6631 Island Highway N Woodgrove Centre 4146 Departure Bay Road

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2013 SEASON Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story Delicious Lies Good Timber Singin’ In The Rain A Pretty Girl Dracula It’s a Wonderful Life KidzPlay – Munsch to Say

Live Professional Theatre The Playbill Dining Room The Gallery Chemainus Theatre Festival 9737 Chemainus Road Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0 Tickets 250.246.9820 1.800.565.7738 Online at chemainustheatre.ca info@chemainustheatre.ca chemainustheatre.ca

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Chemainus Theatre Festival 2013