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2018 SEASONMark DuMez
We champion hope.We champion love.We champion the Wideexpanse of the human spirit.The Chemainus Theatre Festival is a special place where people come together to immerse themselves in story and song. From all over Vancouver Island and further afield,theatre lovers are drawn to the energy, intimacy andquality of live theatre in Chemainus and the beauty ofthe Cowichan region. We constantly hear patrons marvel at the professionalism, warmth and kindness of theChemainus Theatre Festival Experience. In 2018, we celebrate unlikely lovers and dreamers. It’s a celebration of hope and resilience – an immigrant’s heartfelt comedic story in Kim’s Convenience, a broken musician’s reignited passion in the Broadway smash Once, a pitchy, bombastic singer who Gloriously delighted thousands, four sisters determined to shine in Little Women, quizzical charmers in Outside Mullingar and desperate teenagers longing for belonging in Grease. This collection of shows celebrates the moxie and determination to which many aspire – to make the most of what we’ve been given, share our lives with one another and, if we might be so blessed, light the world with love, laughter and song.
It’s a pleasure producing theatre in the heart of Vancouver Island by the side of the sea. We invite you to join us in the colourful journey through story and savour the season at the Chemainus Theatre Festival.
Mark DuMez Randal HuberArtistic Director Managing Director
Winner of 8 tony aWards, includingBest musical!
When a singing Irishman, with little
faith left in love and music, meets a
beautiful Czech woman in a Dublin
bar, they are drawn together by their
shared love of music. From flirtation to
friendship to an uncommon romance,
the unlikely pair connects in search of
long-forgotten dreams – a passionate
pursuit that may just tear them apart.
FEB 9 - MAR 10Mild language advisory - consult website for additional content details
Once is presented through special arrangement withMusic Theatre International (MTI)
Enda WALSHMusic & Lyrics by
Glen HANSARD & Markéta IRGLOVÁBased on the Motion Picture Written & Directed by
MAR 23 - APR 14chemainustheatre.ca
the JukeBox legendsare Back By populardemand!
Four talented young musicians met
only once, but their red-hot jam session
changed music forever. Elvis, Jerry Lee
Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash
created a score of rock ‘n’ roll hits that
are still bringing the house down. Hear
Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Great Balls
of Fire, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta
Shakin’ Goin’ On, and lots more songs
in this raucous tribute based on a
JERRY LEELEWIS C A R L
P E R K I N SJ O H N N YC A S H
Book by and
Colin ESCOTT Floyd MuTRux
APR 27 - MAY 26chemainustheatre.ca
aWard-Winningcanadian play,noW a hittv series!
You’ll get more than you bargained
for at Mr. Kim’s downtown Toronto
convenience store. Along with his
enormous variety of groceries and
knick-knacks, he dispenses amusing
folk wisdom, quizzical Korean trivia,
and a peculiar type of pride. The
hilarity and the business may be short
lived if a big box store invades the
neighbourhood, his daughter rejects
the family shop, and his prodigal son
returns. Is there a future for Kim’s
By Ins CHOI
it’s the one thatyou Want!
Dust off your leather jacket, pull on your
bobby-socks, and bop back in time as
Danny and Sandy fall in love. This fun
Broadway musical features all the
comedy, drama, and unforgettable songs
that has made it one of the most popular
musicals in the world – including You’re
The One That I Want, Grease Is The
Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly
Devoted To You, Greased Lightnin’,
and many more.
JUN 8 - SEP 1Grease is presented by special arrangement withSAMuEL FRENCH, INC.
Book, Music and Lyrics by
Jim JACOBSand Warren CASEY
the comedic true story of theWorst singerin the World.
Everyone agreed that she couldn’t
carry a tune – except Florence Foster
Jenkins, as recently depicted in the
Hollywood movie by Meryl Streep. She
had no idea her operatic talent was an
illusion. Throughout her life, the blissfully
ignorant soprano never stopped bringing
great pleasure to her adoring audiences.
Discover why thousands clamoured to
hear her at charity recitals, extravagant
balls, bizarre recording sessions, and
the ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall.
SEP 14 - OCT 6Glorious is presented by special arrangement withSAMuEL FRENCH, INC.
The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins,the Worst Singer in the World
By Peter QuILTER
it’s never too late to take a chanceon love.
Anthony, a painfully shy Irish farmer,
has happily watched 42 years crawl
by while his headstrong neighbour,
Rosemary, watched him from afar. Now
disinheritance, a land feud between
families and romantic catastrophe
loom large. The two introverted misfits
can’t avoid the heartbreaking, funny
and deeply moving disruption that
brings them closer together than they
OCT 19 - NOV 3Mild language advisoryconsult website for content details
By John Patrick SHANLEY
sometimes When you dream, your dreams come true.
Louisa May Alcott’s beloved holiday
story is a buoyant musical of romantic
escapades, sibling rivalries and
Christmas wishes. With their father off
to fight the Civil War, the four March
sisters have many imagined and real
adventures. As they dream of their
futures, encounter growing pains of
youth and rise with courage to face
their destiny, the March girls learn the
true value of hope and family.
NOV 16 - DEC 30chemainustheatre.ca Je
Book and Lyrics by
Mark DuMEzMusic and Lyrics by
one of the most cherished stories of all time.When a pilot crashes his plane in the Sahara Desert, he meets a young prince from a distant planet, Asteroid 325. A planetso small that it is possibleto witness the sunsetforty-four times in one day,and where roses and foxestalk! The Little Princerecounts his explorationof his home, the cosmos,and how his life haschanged foreveramong the stars.
KidzPlayJUL 14 - AUG 5chemainustheatre.ca
Adapted for the stage by Roderick GLANVILLEFrom the story by Antoine DE SAINT-ExuPERY
your chemainustheatre experience
Since 1993, The Chemainus Theatre Festivalhas offered regionally and internationallyacclaimed theatre without skipping a beat.As one of western Canada’s largest performing arts organizations, our charitable Societywelcomes over 70,000 residents and visitors every year. Our patrons enjoy classic and contemporary productions in musical, tribute, dramatic, and comedic style. We are home to a variety of local and travelling artists – talented actors, directors, musicians, and designers – from across North America. They are drawn to us, as our patrons are, by the high quality of our shows and facilities.
Theatre-lovers find much to enjoy in the completeFestival experience. Taking time to relax to live music and a delicious meal in the Playbill Dining Room, browsing the unique BC artisans in the Gallery Gift Shop, and exploring the delightsof our town before retiring to rest at the Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn.
Book your seats
Tickets from $25. Book early for the greatest choice of seats and prices.
Choose and reserve your seats online atchemainustheatre.ca, call toll-free 1.800.565.7738 or 250.246.9820, or visit the Box Office at 9737 Chemainus Road, Chemainus, BC.
Ways to save and see the 26th season• Get a Flex Pass or subscription for savings off regular ticket prices, ticket exchange options, and exclusive offers.• Attend a Preview show.• Bring a group of ten or more adults and get a preferred rate for everyone.• Reserve a pre-show dining experience when you book.• Book the getaway package, including show tickets, dinner, and accommodation (with a tasty breakfast buffet) for the greatest experience and savings.
give a live theatre experience! Surprise a theatre-lover with a Festival Gift Certificate and you’ll earn your own applause. Available in any amount for tickets, packages, and at the Gallery Gift Shop. Purchase online or call the Box Office.
2018 sponsorsseason sponsor
government & foundation sponsors
Pantone 3125 C
Chemainus Theatre Festival9737 Chemainus Road
Bag #1000Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0
Charitable Tax NumberBN#140012428RR0001
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