Linda Kash to Play Doris Day!
As spring begins to overtake the darkness of this past winter, Blue Bridge Rep’s Artistic Director Brian Richmond today announced the names of all creative teams and casts of all four of its 2021 summer season offerings – a season he refers to as ‘Blue Bridge’s season of love’.
“Whether by unconscious design or happy accident,” said Richmond “our General Manager Rebekah Johnson and I realized the other day that what we have planned for our audiences this summer are four productions that riff on the theme of love in its many manifestations. Whether it’s the love of the greatest rock n’roll band of all time captured in our opening production of Spring Beatles; a portrait of love gone wrong in Harold Pinter’s brilliant Betrayal; the classic Canadian classic love story Salt Water Moon from the late, great David French; or the world premiere of the new, one woman musical Day after Day by local playwright Sarah Murphy that offers the all important lesson of how to survive love; all four shows go deep into this most powerful of human emotions. And surely what we all need as we slowly emerge from this period of darkness for our theatres, our city and our culture, is to sing, to feel, to laugh and to celebrate.”
Since its beginnings in 2009, Blue Bridge’s strength has lain in its ability to attract some of Victoria’s, BC’s and Canada’s most respected theatre artists and match them with a new generation of early career professionals. The upcoming 2021 summer season, promises more of the same. Richmond is particularly delighted to be welcoming some of his past collaborators to BBRT for the first time. Linda Kash (who has played in such iconic films as Waiting For Guffman and Best In Show, TV series such as Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond but is perhaps best known as the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Angel) will take on the role of Doris Day in the world premiere of Day After Day. Also joining the company will be Teresa Przybylski an architect and theatre designer with an international reputation for her work in theatre, opera, dance and film who will design Blue Bridge’s 2nd offering – Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. Joining members of Blue Bridge Rep’s highly talented ensemble of directors, designers, actors, stage managers and technicians, the 2021 season is designed to offer both live-streamed and live performances (if and when permitted) and “promises to be thrilling whether you view it from the comfort of your home or, hopefully, eventually, back with all of us in the theatre.” said Richmond.
2021 Season of Love Cast and Creative Teams!
Spring Beatles – a concert of more than 20 Beatles classics conceived by the writing and music team that created the Off-Broadway sensation Ride The Cyclone – Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond
Set and Lights by Rebekah Johnson, Video by Alex Wlasenko
Starring – Brooke Maxwell, Chris Frye, Peter Dowse, Richard Moody and Damian Graham
Live Stream performance dates – April 27 – May 2, 2021
Betrayal a drama by Nobel Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter
Directed by Brian Richmond, Sets, Costumes and Projections by Teresa Przybylski, Lights by Rebekah Johnson, original music and sound by John-Mills Cockell
Starring – Amanda Lisman, Tim Machin, Anthony Santiago and Jacob Richmond
Live Stream Performance Dates – June 1 – 6, 2021
Salt Water Moon a romantic comedy by David French
Directed by Fran Gebhard, Set by Graham McMonagle, Costumes by Emily Friesen, Lights by Giles Hogya, live music performed by Pierre Schryer
Starring Shea O’Conner and Dawson Rutledge
Live Stream Performance Dates – July 6 – 11, 2021
World Premiere! – Day After Day a one woman musical by Sarah Murphy
Directed by Brian Richmond, Music Direction by Don Horsburgh, Set and Costumes by Patrick du Wors, Lights by Rebekah Johnson
Live Stream Performance Dates: August 3 – 8, 2021
Buy All 4 shows and get one Free!
Blue Bridge’s General Manager Rebekah Johnson today announced a new One Play Free Discount to all four of its live-streamed summer offerings. “Even though Blue Bridge Rep relies almost entirely on ticket sale revenues and donations to pay for its productions,” she said “we feel we believe it necessary to be sensitive to all our supporters who have suffered economic hardship during this world-wide crisis.”
Four play preview Package – $78.80 (regular $100)
Four play midweek and matinee package – $93.80 (regular $125)
Four play Friday and Saturday evening package – $123.60 (was $165)
GST and surcharges extra