Victoria Playhouse is delighted to announce its 2018 Festival Season programming.
The season kicks off with the Canadian premiere of the acclaimed romantic comedy Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain. Dancing Lessons tells the story of a young professor on the Autism spectrum who hires an injured Broadway dancer to teach him how to dance.
Up next is the side-splitting comedy Myth of the Ostrich by up-and-coming Canadian playwright Matt Murray. Myth Of The Ostrich was first presented at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival where it was an instant crowd and critical favourite. Its success did not go unnoticed, resulting in a hit production by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in 2016. Victoria Playhouse is excited to be mounting the Maritimes’ first production.
Following a sold-out run in 2017, The Four Tellers bring their incomparable and hilarious storytelling show back to Victoria for three performances in September. The Festival Season wraps up with the original musical revue Fascinating Ladies written by and starring Catherine O’Brien. Co-starring Kelley Mooney and Allison Kelly, Fascinating Ladies is a tribute to the great girl groups of the 20th century and features songs and stories from the 1920s through the 1970s.
The popular concert series Musical Mondays is back for 2018, getting underway in energetic style with Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. Other Musical Mondays’ acts include Cindy Church & Susan Crowe; Rum Ragged from Newfoundland; Madison Violet; New York Stories with former Nylon Micah Barnes and Holly Arsenault; Small Glories, the folk-rock duo from the Canadian Prairies; and Ian Sherwood, who Island audiences may remember as member of the popular ensemble The Jive Kings.