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With 'In Praise of the Ostrich' Derek Edwards moseys back into town on horse-drawn comedy wagon; a searing meander down life's twisting trails, steered effortfully by this 30-year veteran. He returns
With ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’ Derek Edwards moseys back into town on horse-drawn comedy wagon; a searing meander down life’s twisting trails, steered effortfully by this 30-year veteran. He returns with a payload of blissfully funny personal stories – a cacophony of shenanigans – set to tickle the ribs and warm the heart.
With an easy conversational style, Derek reluctantly pulls his head out of the sand and launches into commentary on the influx of pot stores, self-driving cars, gambling tips, the challenge of staying youthful … plus dressing warm.
From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.”
Clearly the critics agree: “5 STARS – the funniest man on earth” – Winnipeg Free Press; “4 STARS – the crowd howled” – Victoria Times Colonist; “still the funniest man in Canada” – Toronto Sun; “Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy” – Charlottetown Guardian; “Derek Edwards is hysterical” – Calgary Sun; “Edwards takes stand-up to next stage” – Georgia Straight; “the epitome of timing & storytelling” – Halifax Chronicle Herald; “the comedian’s comedian” – London Free Press
(Sunday) 7:30 pm
Bridging the gap between pop and country, The Chicks are the top selling female group of all time. From memorable sing-alongs to moving ballads and rocking country numbers, their powerful
Bridging the gap between pop and country, The Chicks are the top selling female group of all time. From memorable sing-alongs to moving ballads and rocking country numbers, their powerful songs resonate with everyone. With the look, attitude, soaring harmonies and musical prowess, “Gaslighter – Songs of the Chicks” brings you the ultimate Chicks experience!
Gaslighter is Juno Award winner Shannon Saunders, Tracy Masson and Emily Ashcroft. Inspired by the adventurous spirit and musical artistry of Natalie, Martie and Emily and backed up by a full band complete with fiddle, banjo, guitars, keyboards, bass and drums, Gaslighter is the most authentic tribute to the Chicks.
(Saturday) 8:00 pm
ABRA Cadabra has been touring the world for over 20 years bringing the timeless music of ABBA to audiences of all ages
ABRA Cadabra has been touring the world for over 20 years bringing the timeless music of ABBA to audiences of all ages and cultures. Past performances include several shows for the Malaysian Royal Family, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, The Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver (opening for Boney M), Universal Studios in Florida (opening for Kool & The Gang), The Esplanade Theatre in Singapore, The Auditorio Luiz Elisondo in Monterrey, Mexico, The PNE, The Harmony Arts Festival, The Commodore Ballroom, The McPherson Playhouse in Victoria, The Hard Rock Casino Show Theatre, The Massey Theatre, The River Rock Show Theatre, The Jack Singer Concert Hall In Calgary, The Bell Performing Arts Centre, The Port Theatre in Nanaimo, The Kelowna Community Theatre, The Vernon Performing Arts Centre and many more! See more info at www.iloveabba.com or follow ABRA Cadabra on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TributeToABBA
(Friday) 7:30 pm
Over the last 17 years, Skerryvore have brought their performances to audiences across the globe, from their early days in Scottish West Coast halls and ceilidhs, to festival
Over the last 17 years, Skerryvore have brought their performances to audiences across the globe, from their early days in Scottish West Coast halls and ceilidhs, to festival crowds in USA, Canada, Australia and throughout the UK and Europe. Picking up Scottish traditional music’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ twice on the way – in 2011 and again in 2016 – the band’s wide range of influences and talent produce a musically expansive, high energy set that excites and captivates audiences. With a mix of fiddle, accordions, pipes and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, underpinned by driving bass, drums and keys, Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music. Their 6 studio albums demonstrate the wide range of influences the individual musicians bring to the mix – a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and cajun, with even some jazz in there! The band celebrated their 10th birthday in 2015 by launching their own 6000 capacity ‘Decade’ festival, following this up with successful ‘Oban Live’ events over each of the next four years.
In 2020, their 15th anniversary event, featuring musicians and friends who have shared Skerryvore’s journey, was due be held against the stunning backdrop of Inveraray Castle. However, the impact of Covid-19 prevented this and decimated the band’s performing well into 2021. Skerryvore then successfully launched innovative performance alternatives, including live streaming and virtual performances. The band’s single, ‘Everyday Heroes’ to honour medical front-line workers, recorded from home, and aided by a variety of musicians from across the country, reached number one in the official Scottish charts and has raised several thousands of pounds for NHS staff charities to date.
Also recorded in isolation, their single ‘You and I’ spent seven weeks, in January and February 2021, on BBC Radio 2’s playlist, unheard of for a track from an independent label. ‘Together Again’, released in July 2021, also made it to Radio 2’s playlist, celebrating the beginnings of a return to meeting up with friends again. Comfortable in the studio though the band are, it’s on the road in front of a live audience that they really come into their own. Their live album, recorded at Scottish venues in late 2019, and released in summer 2020, highlights this, also giving a hint that there’s still much more to come for Skerryvore’s growing worldwide fanbase. Skerryvore were delighted to return to touring in USA in September 2021, followed by European, English and Scottish tours.
Especially as Vancouver’s first mayor, Malcolm Alexander MacLean, hailed from the Isle of Tiree–from which Skerryvore was born–coastal BC is delighted to welcome the lads back with open arms as part of their 2022 ‘The Together Again Tour’!
“A great bunch of guys and superb live – really infectious and hard not to get swept up in what they do”, Mark Radcliff, BBC Radio 2
(Saturday) 7:30 pm
Presented by: Togetherness Hungarian Folk Ensemble This one-hour dance special telescopes 150 years of Hungarian history focusing on five major events. It starts with Hungary’s
Togetherness Hungarian Folk Ensemble
This one-hour dance special telescopes 150 years of Hungarian history focusing on five major events. It starts with Hungary’s 1848 Revolution and Freedom Fight, followed by the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the 1920 Treaty of Trianon, immediately following the First World War, that removed two-thirds of Hungary’s territories, splitting them between Slovakia, Austria, Yugoslavia, and Romania, the 1956 Revolution against Soviet oppression that forced a mass migration to other lands, resettlement, and a new life.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm
THE COMIC STRIPPERS (19 only) A parody and improv comedy show. The award winning improv comedians are back with a new show, more moves, and even quicker wits. A
|THE COMIC STRIPPERS (19 only) A parody and improv comedy show.
The award winning improv comedians are back with a new show, more moves, and even quicker wits.
A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19 ONLY WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity.
A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. They try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”, and they are ready to make you laugh. Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.
‘BEST LIVE PRODUCTION’ Canadian Comedy Award Winner ★★★★★ “Extremely Funny!” – UK Fringe Review “The show is suitable for both men and women. An entertaining ride where anything goes.” – Rip It Up Magazine “One of the most hilarious shows I’ve ever seen.” – Vancouver Sun
This event is RESERVED SEATING.
If you require accessible seating please call Box Office at 604-984-4484.
All Tickets $49.00 – Includes taxes and fees.
Groups 6 $44.00 – For group rate, please contact Box Office at 604-984-4484
(Friday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm