Portal Players presents comedy, theatre tour & theatre talk with “This Is A Play”

“This is A Play” and This is a Theatre

A hilarious metaplay, “This Is A Play” by Canadian Daniel MacIvor, follows three actors who, while performing, reveal their own thoughts and motivations as they struggle through crazy stage directions and an unoriginal musical score.

After the play, enjoy a tour of the non-public areas of the Capitol Theatre: backstage, the costume room, the props room, the tech booth, and the green room.

Finally, as part of “This is a Theatre”, enjoy a meet and greet/talkback with anyone from the audience who cares to hear more about the process of choosing, directing, acting, producing and crewing in a show.

Purchase tickets online here or at the door on show nights.

ATC 005 – “They Were In The French Revolution”

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On this episode of the At The Capitol with Portal Players podcast, we chat with our trio from Little Shop of Horrors. Meet Bronwyn Mairie Nestegaard-Paul, Melissa Lowe and Niklas Burton.

Podcast guests (left to right) Bronwyn, Melissa and Nik.

We chat about all things Little Shop and their roles in the show, and then take a dangerous dive into favourite musical theatre titles.

This episode was recorded on Sunday, September 23 before a Little Shop rehearsal, and before Portal Players’ Annual General Meeting held on Monday night, September 24.

At the AGM, Melissa Lowe received the highly-coveted and well-regarded Doreen Anderson Volunteer of the Year award, and podcast guest Niklas Burton was elected to the PPDS Board of Directors. Congratulations to you both!

Tune in to the podcast to hear a very entertaining discussion!

ATC 004: News Update, September 20, 2018

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Annual General Meeting, September 24

Portal Players Dramatic Society is holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday, September 24 at 7 pm, at The Capitol Theatre. New Members are welcome, as is the public – You’ll get to meet many of our members and hear our latest updates. You’ll also hear about Theatre BC’s big “provincials” of drama, the Mainstage festival, coming to Port Alberni next summer and being organized in large part by Portal Players. We’re still building the team and assembling a volunteer corps, so by all means, come to the AGM.

Season Tickets – Available Now

Portal Players’ new season of plays kicks off in October with our production of the musical “Little Shop of Horrors”. Season tickets are available now for the entire series of four shows at a discounted price of just $69.00 for adults, a savings of $10 on individual ticket purchases. You could also purchase an individual patron sponsorship for just $129.00 which includes a season ticket, a membership in Portal Players and a $50 tax receipt. Buy your Season Tickets Here; buy your Opening Night Gala Ticket Here.

Sponsorship Campaign – On Now

Our annual campaign to partner with local businesses is now underway. This is an excellent opportunity for your business to support the arts while raising your own profile in the community, including promotional mentions on this, our new podcast. Affordable business support levels start at just $250, with higher levels available too. Click here for a downloadable PDF of our Partnership Packages brochure; or e-mail us: capitoltheatre@shaw.ca and someone will get back to you.

Thank you to our season sponsors so far, Swale Rock Cafe, The Graphics Factory and Koliber Gifts.

Opening Night Fundraising Gala, October 17

Another way you can show your support of Portal Players is to attend our Opening Night Fundraising Gala for “Little Shop of Horrors” on Wednesday, October 17. Not only is it our opening night, but we’ll finally be “Raising The Reds” with our new, marquee curtains at centre stage. With grateful thanks to Lily Diotte and our many other funders, it’s a night to celebrate! Tickets are just $50 which includes a $25 tax receipt – available online now and at our box office during regular hours.

Norm Foster comedy “Looking” – Auditions

Portal Players is producing the Norm Foster comedy, “Looking”. Auditions are taking place on October 9 and 10 at 7 pm each night at The Capitol Theatre. 2 women and 2 men are needed for the cast; and we need members on our production team too – so if you have any interest in being on the stage, or off the stage, please attend the auditions to let us know. And you can also come to the AGM September 24 to let us know you’re interested.

Find out more about “Looking” at this link.

More “At The Capitol” Coming Soon . . .

Coming up soon on the At The Capitol podcast – a feature profile of three performers in Little Shop of Horrors. We’ll be chatting with our greek chorus, our tenacious trio, who are never far from the scene. Join me in chatting with Bronwyn, Melissa and Niklas very soon on At The Capitol with Portal Players.

Portal Players SEASON TICKETS Now Available!

Click here to purchase the full season of Portal Players productions at a discounted price!

Season Tickets are now available which includes Little Shop of Horrors, at a cost of just $69 + fees – a savings of $10 over buying individual advance adult tickets.

The full season shows include:

  • Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken; based on the film by Roger Corman & Charlie Griffith (October/November, 2018)
  • This Is a Play by Daniel MacIvor (November, 2018) – This includes a special tour of select non-public areas of The Capitol Theatre
  • Looking by Norm Foster (February/March, 2019)
  • Sisters by Wendy Lill (April/May, 2019)

Sponsorship Campaign Launched!

Portal Players Dramatic Society has officially launched its 2018-2019 sponsorship campaign for individuals and businesses.

Being distributed to businesses in the coming week, our Sponsorship Brochure can be downloaded now.

Sponsorship levels start at $129 for our Individual Patron support level, which includes a season ticket ($69 value), a Portal Players membership for the year ($10 value) and a $50 tax receipt.

Business sponsorships start at just $250 and include generous benefits, including promotional mentions and tickets to our shows. Check out the complete list of sponsor benefits in the brochure.

Download our brochure (PDF), and please help to support Portal Players Dramatic Society. Thank you!

“Little Shop of Horrors” Tickets Available Now!

Portal Players Dramatic Society launched its new season of plays on October 17 with an Opening Night Fundraising Gala & Raise The Reds event at The Capitol Theatre.

With thanks to major sponsors Koliber Gifts and Swale Rock Cafe, we unveiled our brand new Red Main Stage curtains. Thanks also to funding partners: AV Community Foundation, Little Bavaria RestaurantCatalyst Paper, and many individual donors.

Little Shop of Horrors plays on select dates through to November 3. Tickets are available now for this show; season tickets for the entire series of plays are also now available.

Ticket purchase links as follows:

Any seats available at the door on show nights are $30 each.

Season Tickets are now available which includes Little Shop of Horrors, at a cost of just $69 + fees – a savings of $10 over buying individual advance adult tickets.

The full season shows include:

  • Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken; based on the film by Roger Corman & Charlie Griffith (October/November, 2018)
  • This Is a Play by Daniel MacIvor (November, 2018) – This includes a special tour of select non-public areas of The Capitol Theatre
  • Looking by Norm Foster (February/March, 2019)
  • Sisters by Wendy Lill (April/May, 2019)
Portal Players’ incredible Fall Fair parade team promoting Little Shop of Horrors.

Individuals can also purchase a Membership Patron Sponsorship Package for $129 (only available at our Capitol Theatre Box Office) which includes a season ticket, a membership in Portal Players to support us and receive our updates, and a $50 tax receipt. These and other business sponsorship packages are available by contacting Portal Players as listed below.

It’s an exciting season and series of plays, presented by Portal Players Dramatic Society at The Capitol Theatre. For more information call or e-mail the box office, 250-723-1195 and capitoltheatre@shaw.ca