Theatre BC’s Mainstage 2019 opens July 5 in Port Alberni

Portal Players Dramatic Society and Theatre BC’s North Island Zone are co-hosting the annual “Provincials of Community Theatre” as the Best Play winners from regional Zone Festivals travel to Port Alberni to perform at Mainstage 2019.

YOU are invited and encouraged to attend these plays! Nightly shows will be performed at the ADSS Performing Arts Theatre starting July 5 at 7:30 pm. Tickets and Packages are available now to purchase online (links below). The slate of Mainstage plays is as follows:

Tickets are available now to all performances – use the links below to purchase:

Ticket packages include admittance to the nightly green room parties and the morning coffee critique adjudications with Dean Paul Gibson. Read the Theatre BC website for more details about the entire week of Mainstage in Port Alberni.

ATC 007 – “GEN Z – It’s Fun & Fresh, with Cool Teens”

This time around, and with no trepidation at all, we have handed the podcast keys over to some of our STAGES Company One students, who are preparing their original play “GEN Z” for production at The Capitol Theatre.

STAGES Youth Theatre Company students, podcasting.

STAGES Youth Theatre Company is opening “GEN Z”on Friday, April 5, 2019 – running over two weekends of Friday and Saturday night shows, and Sunday matinees, through to April 14th at The Capitol Theatre. Tickets available at the box office before each performance. Check out the STAGES Facebook page for tons more information and promotional videos that the students have prepared.

Download the show here.

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)

“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

ATC 001: Meet Carrera & Melissa, and preview Little Shop of Horrors

It’s the inaugural episode of At The Capitol with Portal Players, the new podcast all about our theatre company and where we perform and play.

In this episode, we chat with Carrera Schroeder, director of Little Shop of Horrors; and with Melissa Lowe, a member of the trio in the show. Recorded live at Denman Island on August 13, 2018, we learn that summer camping is another enthusiastic pursuit of many of our local thespians. (Photo, L to R: Melissa Lowe, Carrera Schroeder, Peter Wienold). Click here to see the photo being described at the start of the show.

Learn about what a director and stage manager do in a production, and hear all about our upcoming season-opening musical, Little Shop of Horrors, which opens at The Capitol Theatre with a big Gala Fundraising Night on October 17.

Soon you’ll be able to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes with your favourite podcast playing app; until those links are up and running, please enjoy the show right here in your browser!