Theatre

Dr. Lloyd Arnett leads an online workshop on play-writing through Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford starting Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford holds online play-writing workshop

Six-week session starts Feb. 2, covering theory and practical sides

Dr. Lloyd Arnett leads an online workshop on play-writing through Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford starting Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)
Charlene Crawford plays multiple roles, including Mrs. Cratchit and the Ghost of Christmas Past, in Gallery 7 Theatre’s virtual production of A Christmas Carol on Dec. 18 and 19.
Charlene Crawford plays multiple roles, including Mrs. Cratchit and the Ghost of Christmas Past, in Gallery 7 Theatre’s virtual production of A Christmas Carol on Dec. 18 and 19.
Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre.

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford presents live-streamed readings of 3 plays

Medieval- and Elizabethan-era productions showcased online over two weekends

Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre.
Gallery 7 Theatre is offering two online theatre courses in November. (Photo by Dianna Lewis Photography)

Gallery 7 in Abbotsford presents two online theatre courses

Sessions offered in November on Shakespeare and stage management

Gallery 7 Theatre is offering two online theatre courses in November. (Photo by Dianna Lewis Photography)
Motherhood and Being a Sandwich or The Best Laid Plans by Sue Backs is among the shows featured in Gallery 7 Theatre’s online short-play festival in October. (Submitted photo)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford holds online short-play festival

Event runs over two weekends in October and includes short films, poetry and more

  • Oct 15, 2020
Motherhood and Being a Sandwich or The Best Laid Plans by Sue Backs is among the shows featured in Gallery 7 Theatre’s online short-play festival in October. (Submitted photo)
The Rialto theatre in South Surrey – which opened in 1994 – has closed its doors after the building’s landlords increased rent by 200 per cent. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Surrey’s Rialto Theatre shutters after 200% rent increase imposed

Owner says he’s devastated by the closure of the 26-year-old business

The Rialto theatre in South Surrey – which opened in 1994 – has closed its doors after the building’s landlords increased rent by 200 per cent. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Professional production manager Charlene Crawford leads the course The Stage Manager: Master Facilitator for Gallery 7 Theatre. This is one of four online courses being offered by the Abbotsford group. (Submitted photo)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford offers online courses

Playwrighting, stage management and Shakespeare among the topics

Professional production manager Charlene Crawford leads the course The Stage Manager: Master Facilitator for Gallery 7 Theatre. This is one of four online courses being offered by the Abbotsford group. (Submitted photo)
The North Poplar campus of Abbotsford School of the Integrated Arts has created an online version of the musical Mary Poppins Jr. The school had originally planned to stage the live production in April. (Screenshot from video)

Abbotsford school creates online version of Mary Poppins Jr.

North Poplar had originally planned to present live production in April

  • Jul 26, 2020
The North Poplar campus of Abbotsford School of the Integrated Arts has created an online version of the musical Mary Poppins Jr. The school had originally planned to stage the live production in April. (Screenshot from video)
Image by Andreas Glöckner from Pixabay

Three Abbotsford actors in Langley theatre’s online production

Theatre in the Country presents Pride and Prejudice on July 24 and 25

  • Jul 24, 2020
Image by Andreas Glöckner from Pixabay
A scene from the comedy play “Im Hussein: Double Trouble,” as shown in video posted to imhussein.com.

Comedy cancelled in Surrey for use of ‘blackface’ caught in misunderstanding

Touring production ‘Im Hussein: Double Trouble’ rescheduled for March date at Bell theatre

A scene from the comedy play “Im Hussein: Double Trouble,” as shown in video posted to imhussein.com.
(From left) Laura Ruth, Steven Simpson, Larry Hamm and Cassie Unger perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of Tempting Providence by Robert Chafe. (Photo by Dianna Lewis Photography)

Gallery 7 Theatre presents Tempting Providence

Play opening Friday, Jan. 24 based on true story of Myra Bennett

  • Jan 24, 2020
(From left) Laura Ruth, Steven Simpson, Larry Hamm and Cassie Unger perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of Tempting Providence by Robert Chafe. (Photo by Dianna Lewis Photography)
Abbotsford residents (from top) Kaitlyn, Samantha and Cathe Busswood are heavily involved in a Surrey play that opens on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Abbotsford mom and daughters involved in Surrey theatre production

Busswood family carries on the legacy left by dad Mike, who died in 2018

  • Jan 23, 2020
Abbotsford residents (from top) Kaitlyn, Samantha and Cathe Busswood are heavily involved in a Surrey play that opens on Thursday, Jan. 23.