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An Exciting New Time

The Victoria Playhouse Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Johanna Nutter as Artistic Director. Ms. Nutter is no stranger to the Victoria Playhouse having first performed alongside Bill McFadden in Trying in 2007, directed by founding Artistic Director Erskine Smith. In 2010, the Playhouse became the first theatre to present a full run of Johanna’s award-winning show My Pregnant Brother. She is a nationally recognized theatre creator who has performed on stages across Canada and Europe in both English and French. She’s known for authentic storytelling and surprising collaborations. In her words:

I’m deeply grateful to the Playhouse for this opportunity to dedicate myself to the theatre that raised me. Erskine gave me a chance when few others would and his trust and guidance helped me flourish as an artist. In Victoria by the Sea, and across the Island, I’ve met people full of heart and talent who welcome everyone with humour and grace. I look forward to serving our community, learning what we most need to share, and helping to get that on stage. 

Darcy Gorman, President of the Victoria Playhouse Board of Directors, had this to say:

I am thrilled that Johanna is the new Artistic Director for the Victoria Playhouse. One need only speak to Johanna for a few moments to feel her passion for our little theatre company. Johanna’s experience, dedication, and vision will bring magic to the stage that will delight new and old audience members alike. Please join us at the theatre for this exciting new chapter.

We’re jumping in with both feet and there’s something special planned for the holiday season, so please stay tuned…

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Stagecraft and Show Business

Victoria Playhouse is pleased to offer theatre classes for school-aged young people. With experienced instructor and practitioner, Becca Griffin, kids will enjoy learning about foundational practices, storytelling, movement, puppetry, improv, and more!

Classes will be offered in two age categories- Juniors: ages 5 to 11; and Seniors: ages 12 to 17. All are welcome and no previous experience is required!

Thursday afternoons from October 13th to December 15th (10 classes)

Juniors Class 3:30 to 4:30

Senior Class 4:30 to 6:00

Fees: $150 for the session. Family discount: $125 for second child enrolled; $100 for third child enrolled.

If you would like to enroll your child or children or if you have any questions, please email emily@victoriaplayhouse.com or call 902-658-2370.

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Stirring the Pot

Contempoary roots band Jabbour blends Cajun music with classic roots, Celtic, and old-time styles. The swinging rhythm and bilingual lyrics performed by these talented high-energy musicians will have your toes tapping at the Victoria Playhouse Monday August 8.


“This unique combo of Quebecois chansonnier Guillaume Jabbour, Durham County Poets bassist Carl Rufh, east coast collaborator Bill Collier and Bill Gossage has grown more cohesive with time. Now they’ve settled into a more mature sound that blends Cajun music with the classic roots stylings of acts like The Band and Neil Young – with nods to Celtic and old-time music.”

— Roots Music Canada

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Open Casket Opening

The highly anticipated world premiere of Open Casket, Open Mic is finally here! A limited number of tickets are still available for opening night on Friday, July 15. Open Casket, Open Mic also plays:Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 Sunday, July 24 at 2:00
Kristen Da Silva’s funny and heartfelt Beyond the Sea is also on. Sean McQuaid, theatre review for The Buzz says:  “Da Silva’s script, Charlotte Gowdy’s direction and the Nutter-Trithardt duo’s golden comedic chemistry probably gave me more and better laughs than any show I’ve seen in years.”Beyond the Sea plays:Saturday, July 16 at 7:30Sunday, July 17 at 2:00pmThursday, July 21 at 7:30 Friday, July 22 at 7:30
In concert this week: hailing from New Brunswick, Drowsy Maggie celebrates the traditional tunes of Atlantic Canada with fiddle, bodhran, and guitar. They’re sure to get your toes tapping! Drowsy Maggie plays on Monday, July 18 at 7:30pm

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It’s a Winner

Folks, we have a winner on our hands! Kristen Da Silva’s Beyond the Sea is up and running and The Buzz’s theatre reviewer Sean McQuaid says:

“Da Silva’s script, Charlotte Gowdy’s direction and the Nutter-Trithardt duo’s golden comedic chemistry probably gave me more and better laughs than any show I’ve seen in years”.

Read the full review here: https://buzzpei.com/ship-wracked/

You can catch Beyond the Sea this week at the Victoria Playhouse at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Call 1-800-925-2025 to book your tickets!

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Glad You Asked

Glad you asked! This year, Victoria Playhouse is proud to presents its 40th season, but we would not be here without our wonderful patrons and donors. Looking for a way to show your support in 2022?
Make a donation! Victoria Playhouse is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization and your donation is 100% tax deductible. We gratefully accept donations large and small. Every gift is important and every Private Sponsor matters to us!

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