Sixth Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival!

Alina Cerminara

Gabriola Theatre Festival

Monday, July 7 2014

The Sixth Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival will unfold from August 14 to 17 in the Festival Hub at Folklife Village. We’re offering an amazing selection of ten professional shows to entertain, amuse, inspire and move you. Musicals, a mystery, some comedy, a little Shakespeare, a little drama, something for the kids, and - in a category all of his own - Gabriola favourite Lucas Meyers will be back with a new and sure-to-be entertaining performance. All of the usual suspects will be on hand - the Outdoor Stage, the Lions Pancake Breakfast, Kids Corner, Street Art and Street Fair - plus a collection of exciting new elements.

The theme this year is The Roaring Twenties! Dust off your zoot suit and beaded dress, and stop by the Speakeasy Launch Party on August 14, and the One-Stop Shutter Shop Photo Booth which will be open throughout the festival weekend. 

You won’t want to miss the Opening Ceremonies: the Ken Capon Memorial Marching Band and a host of others will join us in dedicating the main stage to Gabriola’s beloved man-of-the-stage, Antony Holland. This year’s theatre productions will be performed on the Holland Stage. 

You can find all of the details - and you can order your tickets online - at the freshly launched website at www.artsgabriola.ca. Printed brochures went out last week in the Sounder and can be found in all the regular locations. Contact the Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) if you’d like to have one sent to you directly. Don’t delay in ordering your tickets. These great shows are going to sell out fast. Don’t want to order online? As of July 1, you’ll be able to purchase tickets at the GAC kiosk in Folklife Village and at Gabriola Artworks.

The Gabriola Arts Council is inviting vendors and exhibitors of all kinds to participate in the two-day Street Art (Saturday) and Street Fair (Sunday) on Lockinvar Lane.  

You can register on-line (using PayPal), print a registration form on-line to drop off, or you can get a printed copy on the Arts Council desk in the back room at Artworks. 

In the words of the inimitable Jim Wilson-Storey, “here we go again!”