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Victoria Times Colonist and CBC Like "Disney's Aladdin Jr."

"Aladdin refreshing fun for young, old"

"Kaleidoscope Theatre offers a solid, entertaining production with appeal for both children and adults. The direction and choreography are strong, and the wacked-out Genie is a delight in the hands of Shane Bland (...)"

"Leah James and Timothy Johnston are charming as Jasmine and Aladdin. Johnston has a quickness, both in speech and movement, that seems appropriate to the character. He also shows real promise as a comic performer."

"Cathleen Evans, who's petite and spritely, is well cast as Abu the Monkey. Evans captures this odd comic character with her chimp-like movements, massive plastic ears and funny high-pitched voice."

"Those tiring of the usual Christmas fare will find this refreshing and fun."

- Adrian Chamberlain

CBC Review link: http://www.cbc.ca/ontheisland/reviews.html

Disney's Aladdin Jr.

I am the sound desisgner and am playing Iago, the parrot in...


Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment!

All of your favourite characters, including Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and, of course the Genie come to life on stage in this popular Disney hit featuring a large cast of 39 professional performers. Filled with fantasy, magic and mayhem, you will soar with excitement as Aladdin discovers an extraordinary lamp that changes the course of his life.

The Academy Award-winning score make this musical a family favourite, with songs such as "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me".

December 7 - 16, 2007 McPherson PlayhouseTickets (https://tickets.rmts.bc.ca/calendar/index.aspx)

A Kaleidoscope Theatre Production (http://www.kaleidoscope.bc.ca)

Radio Daze

I created sound for...

Go see it...

ABF

The Chemainus Revue

I have musically directed, and am acting, singing, and playing keys in…

The Chemainus Revue

The Chemainus Theatre Festival and the Chemainus Chamber of Commerce has worked together this year to bring the history of Chemainus to life to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Chemainus Festival of Murals.

Friday, July 13- Sept 3rd, 2007.
Chemainus B.C. www.chemainus.com
Wed-Sun.
10am (Show A - by the 3 aboriginal faces mural at back of the theatre).
12pm (Show B - across the street from the waterwheel).
2pm (Show A).
4pm (Show B).
20 min shows.
Free!

 

They’re very fun and informative. Hope to see you there…

Alexander

P.S. Check out The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s season at: www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca

The Fifth Annual Walking Fish Festival

I am the sound designer/composer for Swamp Lake: a stormy puppet ballet. Come out to the festival...

Alexander

Upintheair Theatre Society Presents

The Fifth Annual Walking Fish Festival

Put away the tartar sauce...the fish are walking!

Upintheair Theatre Society presents ten one-act plays ranging from absurd comedy, drama, physical theatre and a Puppet Show, at the fifth annual Walking Fish Festival at Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island. This year's festival runs June 6-10, 2007. The productions include creative work from graduates from all the Lower Mainland's major training programs, and some of Vancouver's most exciting young professionals. The festival is an opportunity for audiences to witness 'theatre evolution' in action. For further details go to www.upintheairtheatre.com

Audiences have the opportunity to see up to 10 shows featuring the work of 54 artists for the price of a single ticket.
The Artists in this year's festival are:
Penguins: Matthew Kowalchuk, Xanthe Faulkner, Robin Greenwood, Daniel Errey; Room: Dustin Crowther, Josette Jorge, Anna Busch, Ryan Swanson, Marc Arboleda, Joann Liu, Mirae Rosner, Victoria Lyons, Aileen Yoon, Ben Stone; Oedipus Butchers the Classics: David Geary, Quinn Harris, Sebastien Archibald, Rachel Aberle, Bryan Nothling; File This!: Dani Bryant, Tara Goerzen, Heather Johnston , Inka Hadzismajlovic; Greener: Erin Macklem, Jeff Gladstone, Christopher Frary, Samantha Madely, Georgina Beaty; Swamp Lake: a stormy puppet ballet: Amy Clausen, Tara Goerzen, Jaimie Robson, Julie Lockley, Maggie Winston, Alexander Brendan Ferguson; Whatever Happened to Tom Dudkowski?: Alan Girling, Troy Anthony Young, Lauranne Brown, Steve Baumber, Josh Hallem, Jenifer Mallet, Diana Squires;The Zeigarnik Effect: Paulo Ribeiro, Cameron MacKenzie, Tristan Newby, Wendy Podgursky; Do Clones?: Jason Rothery, Sabrina Evertt, Dave Dimapilis, Andrea Yu; Simple Machines: Peter Wilson, Heather Cant, Paula Montgomery, Des Hussey, Michael Cope, Melanie Desbiens.

Tickets - $15 or $12 available at the door - or by calling TicketsTonight 604-231-7535 (service charges apply to advance tickets).

Set A: Penguins, Room, Oedipus Butchers the Classics
Set B: File This!, Greener, Swamp Lake: a stormy puppet ballet
Set C: Whatever Happened to Tom Dudkowski?, The Zeigarnik Effect, Do Clones?, Simple Machines

The Walking Fish Festival Dates & Times
Wednesday June 6, Set A, B at 8pm
Thursday June 7, Set C, A at 8pm
Friday June 8, Set B, C at 8pm
Saturday June 9, Set A, B, C at 7pm
Sunday June 10, Set C, B, A at 2pm

We look forward to you joining us in the pond for this our fifth Walking Fish Festival.

Thank you from:
The Walking Fish Production Team
Dan Martin - Producer, Artistic Director
David Mott - Producer, Artistic Director
Jennifer Smith - Producer, Production Manager
Maria Denholme - Stage Manager
Darren Boquist - Lighting Designer
Robin Richardson - Technical Director
Ryan Gladstone - Festival Dramaturge
Nadine Charleson - Publicist, Production Associate
Ben Brauer - Production Associate

BLACKBIRD THEATRE PRESENTS... The Triumph of Love

Hello all,

I am the sound designer for…

BLACKBIRD THEATRE PRESENTS

Marivaux's The Triumph of Love
translated by John van Burek

May 17-26, 2007
Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1895 Venables Street)

Opening May 18
Monday to Saturday at 8PM
No performance May 20

TICKETS:
Just $29 (plus applicable service charges)
Students with valid ID $15 (plus applicable service charges)
Pay-what-you-can Preview – May 17, 8PM
$20 Matinees May 23 & 26 at 2PM
Equity Pay-what-you-can Performance – May 21, 8PM

RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 15 minutes (including intermission)

Purchase Your Tickets Today:
Just visit the VECC web site (www.vecc.bc.ca), click on Tickets > Buy Single Tickets and navigate forward to the May performance dates OR call 604.921.8588

More info at www.blackbirdtheatre.ca

It’s a great team, and a classic comedy. Hope you can make it…

ABF

Bangs & Buddha

I am the sound designer along with Wendy Bross Stuart (Composer of Japanese Music) for…

Bangs & Buddha

Third St. Theatre at Presentation House
Created by The Only Animal

By Eric Rhys Miller, Maiko Bae Yamamoto, and Kendra Fanconi
Directed by Kendra Fanconi

“Two unlikely heroes on the road to freedom”

Featuring Eric Rhys Miller, Donna Soares, Nita Bowerman, and Lindsay Reoch

Premieres April 21 - May 5, 2007 at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver.

Box Office: 604.990.3474
Online reservations: www.phtheatre.org/reservation.html

More info at:
www.phtheatre.org and www.theonlyanimal.com

Check it out...

ABF

Dave Ward? Me? Trio? Keys? Yep.

I’ll be sitting in on keyboards yet again with the David Ward "Loose Change" Trio…

The David Ward
Loose Change Trio
FRIDAY, March 23rd, 2007
The Railway Club (579 Dunsmir)
Vancouver, British Columbia
10:30pm sharp

 

www.myspace.com/thedavidwardtrio
www.davidwardmusic.com

Come on down...

Alexander

Orpheus Video

Although you won't see me in it, check out a video montage of the show...

(http://www.stuff2do.ca/videos/northshorelightopera.html)

See you at the show...

ABF

Let's Go To Hell...!

Come see me in...

Offenbach's ORPHEUS: Gone to Hell!
North Shore Light Opera Society 60th Annual Production

“A hilarious new take on the gods’ musical mythadventures form Mt. Olympus to the Underworld.”

Directed By: Peter Jorgensen
Musical Direction: Dominique Hogan

New Book and Lyrics by Peter Jorgensen
Based on the original operetta by Offenbach, Cremieux, & Haley

March 16-24 (except Mon. & Tues.)
Presentation House Theatre, North Van.
333 Chesterfield Ave
Ticket Info: 604-990-3474
Order on-line at www.phtheatre.org

March 28-April 1
Kay Meek Studio Theatre, West Van.
1700 Mathers Ave
Ticket Info 604-913-3634
Order on-line at www.kaymeekcentre.com

That's right, it's in two venues.

 

See you in hell...!

ABF ;)

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