Portal Players’ newest production is Norm Foster’s comedy, “Looking” on stage at The Capitol Theatre on select dates from February 22 to March 9, 2019. Tickets are available now, online, at our box office and at Rollin Art Centre.
From one of Canada’s most popular playwrights comes this hilarious comedy. Val is an O.R. nurse, Andy is in the storage business, Nina is a police officer, and Matt is the host of a morning radio show. They’re middle-aged, single, and looking. Val agrees to meet Andy after answering his personal ad in the newspaper, and Nina and Matt are coaxed into joining their friends for support. What follows is hilarious, touching, and so very true to life.
REVIEWS OF THE PLAY
“Worthy of Broadway. Norm Foster’s never been funnier, warmer, sweeter and more wildly romantic.” – Hamilton Spectator
“A winning, witty script that audiences will find difficult to resist.” – London Free Press
“Touchingly funny.” – Port Stanley News
“Foster at his witty best.” – Sarnia Observer
“One of (Foster’s) best and most enduring and endearing plays.” – St. Thomas Times Journal
Here’s our award-winning entry in the 2018 Alberni & District Fall Fair Parade, as seen by Shaw TV and co-hosted by Portal Players President Brent Ronning together with Nancy Wilmot, with a cameo appearance by Morgan Schoen! (Starts at 11:05)
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 Restaurant, Catalyst 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.
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)
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 email@example.com
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!