September 27 – October 27
By Terrence McNally
A diva holds court
Inspired by the legendary Maria Callas, this Tony Award–winning play opens in a master class at Juilliard, where the world’s greatest soprano is more interested in teaching life lessons than opera. The tempestuous yet vulnerable diva muses on her past—her transformation from stocky to sleek, triumphs at La Scala, feuds with rival singers, and a doomed affair with billionaire Aristotle Onassis. Not only a tribute to the star, Master Class is also a statement on the nature of art and the sacrifices we make for it.
January 17 – February 16
Ride the Cyclone
Music and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond
Book by Jacob Richmond
An Atomic Vaudeville production
Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
A musical thrill ride
A high school chamber choir from Uranium, Saskatchewan, perishes in a freak roller-coaster accident, and the Amazing Karnack, a mechanized fortune-teller, feels responsible. To make amends, he brings the teens back to life to sing about their thwarted dreams and desires in one final concert. Created by Victoria’s Atomic Vaudeville, the wildly imaginative and darkly hilarious Ride the Cyclone is already being lauded as a contemporary musical masterpiece.
April 4 – May 4
My Turquoise Years
By M.A.C Farrant
Memoir of a Canadian girlhood
Based on Farrant’s memoir of her fourteenth summer, My Turquoise Years is a comic coming-of-age story set in 1960, a time of postwar optimism, when plastic reigned and the colour turquoise was the height of chic. Marion, raised by Aunt Elsie in sleepy Cordova Bay, has grown up hearing tales of her glamorous, globe-trotting mother, Nancy. Just as Marion is blossoming into womanhood, Nancy suddenly announces a visit to Canada, throwing everyone into a tizzy.
June 20 – August 17
Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
The Broadway musical for adults
Irreverently witty and outright uproarious, Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. The only neighbourhood he can afford is the multicultural Avenue Q, where Sesame Street-esque puppets rub shoulders with humans. Part felt, part flesh, Avenue Q is packed with songs that are surprisingly poignant and only occasionally PC.
4 Shows A Seats Premium $149 B Seats $119 C Seats $ 99