Live theatre

Trinity Western University presents You Can’t Take It With You from March 21 to April 1. (Jef Gibbon, TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

University production explores families – then and now, biological and chosen

Pulitzer Prize-winning play, You Can’t Take It With You, coming to Trinity Western stage

 

Langley resident Jenn Mamchur (left), along with Payten Whittome, perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of The Secret Garden. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley barista chasing her dreams

Jennifer Mamchur takes to Gallery 7 stage, acting in The Secret Garden

 

Tristan Ashe to play Bert’s character in Patti Thorpe’s musical Mary Poppins. Performed by Langley students, the show runs, run from Thursday, Feb. 23 through to Saturday March 4. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students to presents Mary Poppins, a magical production with a heartwarming story

An inside look at the making of the classic musical, from the perspective of the production team

Tristan Ashe to play Bert’s character in Patti Thorpe’s musical Mary Poppins. Performed by Langley students, the show runs, run from Thursday, Feb. 23 through to Saturday March 4. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dom Geh as Mr. Krabs. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students turning their school into the famous the town of Bikin Bottom

Most of the characters from the famous animated series coming to stage

Dom Geh as Mr. Krabs. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kristine Brams will play two characters, Mary and Marti. The Langley Little Theatre production ‘Talking With; hits stage starting Thursday, Feb. 16. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local talent takes the stage in award-winning production, ‘Talking With’

Award-winning play brings touching and comical portrayals to Langley Little Theatre

Kristine Brams will play two characters, Mary and Marti. The Langley Little Theatre production ‘Talking With; hits stage starting Thursday, Feb. 16. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Delaney Gilmour will play Glory, Marvalyn, and Hope in Bard in the Valley’s production of “Almost, Maine”. Bringing love and laughter to the stage at Fort Langley Hall. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local resident Delaney Gilmour stars in Bard in the Valley’s first winter production

Show opens at Fort Langley Hall on Jan. 26, raising funds for BIV’s summer season

Delaney Gilmour will play Glory, Marvalyn, and Hope in Bard in the Valley’s production of “Almost, Maine”. Bringing love and laughter to the stage at Fort Langley Hall. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Trinity Western University students to showcase original plays at New Generations Festival. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students write, direct, and showcase their talent in a collection of all-new, original plays

A range of student-written stories, from fast-food heists to post-apocalyptic worlds

Trinity Western University students to showcase original plays at New Generations Festival. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Leif (Connor Hogg), Granny Lettago (Stephen Elcheshen) and Stacie (Jodie Aguinaldo) in “The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure,” a pantomime produced by Royal Canadian Theatre Company, during a rehearsal in Whalley on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: ‘Snow Queen’ for a King in panto staged in Surrey in memory of Langley music director

‘It’s his swansong, a huge gift to us,’ says Crystal Weltzin, who wrote the script and also stars

Leif (Connor Hogg), Granny Lettago (Stephen Elcheshen) and Stacie (Jodie Aguinaldo) in “The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure,” a pantomime produced by Royal Canadian Theatre Company, during a rehearsal in Whalley on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
A team of eight youth took to the stage at Aldergrove’s Kinsmen Community Centre recently to present an abridged version of High School Musical. (Roxanne Hooper/Aldergrove Star)

VIDEO: Young actors given forum

Langley Arts Council students wrap season with 20-minute play in Aldergrove

A team of eight youth took to the stage at Aldergrove’s Kinsmen Community Centre recently to present an abridged version of High School Musical. (Roxanne Hooper/Aldergrove Star)
Nicola Shannon is a Langley-based director who is collaborating with Abbotsford’s Gallery 7 Theatre to direct their upcoming Christmas production, A Christmas Carol. The show runs in-person Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10 as well as Thursday till Saturday, Dec. 15 - 17 at 7:30 p.m. with meatiness on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley director to stage a Christmas special

Multiple local residents help narrate a popular Charles Dickens story

Nicola Shannon is a Langley-based director who is collaborating with Abbotsford’s Gallery 7 Theatre to direct their upcoming Christmas production, A Christmas Carol. The show runs in-person Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10 as well as Thursday till Saturday, Dec. 15 - 17 at 7:30 p.m. with meatiness on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Langley Advance Times files)
Shana Pierce (left) will portray Polly, and Rebecca Dougan (right) will play young Digory in the production of The Magician’s Nephew by Gallery 7 Theatre, running from Nov. 11-19. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to The News)

New Chronicles of Narnia play features 2 Langley actors

The Magician’s Nephew is based off the C.S. Lewis hit novel and will run from Nov. 11-19

Shana Pierce (left) will portray Polly, and Rebecca Dougan (right) will play young Digory in the production of The Magician’s Nephew by Gallery 7 Theatre, running from Nov. 11-19. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to The News)
Theatre company builders Ellie and Geoff King in a photo posted to Ellie King’s Facebook page.

Heart attack claims Geoff King, who helped wife Ellie build Royal Canadian Theatre Company

Backstage roles kept him busy at theatres in the years since the company was founded in 2006

Theatre company builders Ellie and Geoff King in a photo posted to Ellie King’s Facebook page.
Wedding couple Daniele Methner and Adam Arki. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Wedding couple Daniele Methner and Adam Arki. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nathanael Hanley, Sen Longkumer, Mara Hanley are part of TWU theatre department’s latest production The Miracle Worker. (Jef Gibbons/Speical to Langley Advance Times)
Nathanael Hanley, Sen Longkumer, Mara Hanley are part of TWU theatre department’s latest production The Miracle Worker. (Jef Gibbons/Speical to Langley Advance Times)
The cast of “Peter Pan Goes Wrong,” a comedy production staged by Arts Club Theatre Company. (Photo: Eric Kozakiewicz)

Tears of laughter for ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong,’ a timely comedy from Arts Club Theatre Company

Actors struggle to go on with a disastrous staging of ‘Peter Pan’

The cast of “Peter Pan Goes Wrong,” a comedy production staged by Arts Club Theatre Company. (Photo: Eric Kozakiewicz)
Mike Bryden presented a blend of playful songs and live drawings in a room full of kids. The Saturday, Sept. 10 event was past of LCMS’s open house. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Mike Bryden presented a blend of playful songs and live drawings in a room full of kids. The Saturday, Sept. 10 event was past of LCMS’s open house. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
About 40 people are part of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ – a play running at Langley’s Theatre in the Country until Sept. 24. (Theatre in the Country/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Dinner theatre served up aboard the Orient Express

Langley theatre group brings 14-foot train on stage for Christie mystery

About 40 people are part of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ – a play running at Langley’s Theatre in the Country until Sept. 24. (Theatre in the Country/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Arkie Kandola plays the role of Hans, the narrator at 2022 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts’s theatre production, <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Ancient Punjabi folk tale to be presented on stage in Langley

Live theatre is part of an annual South Asian Monsoon festival

Arkie Kandola plays the role of Hans, the narrator at 2022 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts’s theatre production, <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Paneet Singh is one of the playwrights of <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Ancient Punjabi folk tale to be presented on stage in Langley

Live theatre is part of an annual South Asian Monsoon festival

Paneet Singh is one of the playwrights of <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)