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BLUE BRIDGE ANNOUNCES NEW 3 PLAY SEASON

Victoria’s Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre today revealed its plans for the productions that will replace its previously announced 3 play summer season. 

Happy Days by Samuel Beckett – 2019

Starring Donna Belleville as Winnie

First Up

Wind In The Willows

First up is Kenneth Grahame’s Wind In The Willows. Taking place on the outdoor patio beside the pond at the University Club at UVic on August 16 at 6 pm and August 17 at 2 pm and 6 pm, this script-in-hand production will feature several members of Blue Bridge’s renowned acting ensemble under the direction of Jacob Richmond. And if there’s rain? “Not to worry …” said the new Board President Brian Richmond – “the performances will simply move inside to the warmth and comfort of the club’s main dining room.”

NEXT UP

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Next up is a classic of a different tone – Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in a new adaptation by Andrew Bailey. Taking place at the David Foster Theatre at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, audiences will be thrilled by this re-telling of the tale of the ‘headless horseman’ as they enjoy the ambience and services of this world class hotel on November 1 at 8 pm, November 2 at 2 pm & 8 pm and November 3 at 2 pm.

CLOSING OUT

The Shop Around The Corner

Closing out the year will be a revival of Blue Bridge’s charming Christmas classic – The Shop Around The Corner.  Inspired by both the 1940’s film starring Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O’Hara and the original play by Hungarian playwright Miklós László, this offering will place at one of the beautifully appointed Phoenix Theatres at UVic on December 13 at 8 pm, December 14 at 2 pm & 8 pm and December 15 at 2 pm.

“It has been a whirlwind effort by our newly elected 11-person Board of Directors since we came together at the society’s annual general meeting on March 18,” said the founder and former Artistic Director of Blue Bridge Brian Richmond. “The society was forced to cancel its previously announced season due to its exit from its ten-year home, the Roxy Theatre, earlier this year” stated the Chair of the Society’s Artistic Committee Mercedes Bátiz-Benét.” But now we believe we not only have selected three plays but three venues that have been worth the wait but have created a solid financial plan that will see Blue Bridge, once again, become completely solvent by the end of 2024.”

Worth The Wait

TICKET INFO

All current Blue Bridge ticket holders will have their orders honoured. Tickets for all three offerings are available online only at [email protected] or at the door

For further information contact: [email protected]

Tickets for all three plays are:

Adults and Seniors

$35

Students

$20

Children

$10

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Blue Bridge Theatre Announces New Board of Directors and Staff

Brian Richmond the newly elected President (Interim) of Blue Bridge Theatre Society today announced the society’s new board of directors and staff for the 16-year-old professional theatre’s post Roxy Theatre era.

““Because we believe Blue Bridge Rep is so vital to the professional Victoria arts scene, myself and my fellow 10 incoming board members are committed to re-building this prestigious theatre company from the ground up. But we are also fully aware that this cannot be a one-person endeavour. To effectively do this we will need the faith and ongoing support of audiences, donors and government agencies. Which is why I am so excited that so many talented individuals are signing on daily as board and staff members to see us into the future.”

“Our current challenge is to clean up the past, but I think the real news about Blue Bridge will come when the highly talented Chair of the Artistic Committee, Mercedes Bátiz-Benét, announces her committee’s plans for the future later this fall. I can’t wait!”

EXECUTIVE

Brian

Richmond

President (Interim)

Director/Dramaturge/Arts Administrator/ Educator

Jeb

Gordon

Treasurer

Peter Dent

Vice President (Chair, Fund Raising)

Pianist/Composer/Choral Arranger

Ian Collett

Secretary

Director/Educator

DIRECTORS 

(Regular and Advisory)

Dr. Iris

Bannerman

Actor/Dialect Coach/Educator

Mercedes Bátiz-Benét

Chair, Artistic Committee

Playwright/Director/Arts Administrator

Daniel Kenway

Engineer

Amanda Lisman

Actor/Educator

Christopher

Mackie

Lawyer/Actor

R.J. Peters

Chair, Production Committee

Actor/Production Manager

Laura-Jane

Tresidder

Chair, Marketing/PR and Educational Outreach

Fine Art Educator

STAFF

Elisabeth

Dent

Administrator

Leina

Dueck

Web Page and Social Media Manager

Sharon

Guenther

Bookkeeper

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Design

Graphics