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Spring 2016 newsletter

Spring 2016 newsletter

Check out our Spring 2016 newsletter for all the latest from Gabriola Players. Mark your calendars for performances of our annual one-act play festival, and for the audition and performance dates for Twelfth Night. Click on the link for a pdf copy Spring 2016 newsletter.

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Audtions on Thursday for one-act play festival

Audtions on Thursday for one-act play festival

Yes, it’s all go at Gabriola Players. No sooner have we finished the run for our spring production than it’s time to cast thespians (and wannabe thespians) for our annual festival of one-act plays. The three plays offer a wide variety of roles, some quite meaty, others with not many lines to learn at all. […]

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Absolutely glorious!

Absolutely glorious!

That was the general consensus after the fun-filled opening night of Diane Grant’s What Glorious Times They Had. There are some tickets left for the remaining three performances. To avoid disappointment at the door, click on the link to the right to guarantee your seats. The glorious cast of What Glorious Times They Had. Back […]

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Mock us at your peril

Mock us at your peril

As the campaign for female suffrage gained momentum in late Victorian and Edwardian times, it came as no surprise that the male establishment fought back. Their chief weapon wasn’t reason (as there was none), but mockery. Cartoons like this began to appear regularly in newspapers, periodicals and pamphlets. In the run up to the opening […]

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Sounder: “What Glorious Times coming this weekend”

Sounder: “What Glorious Times coming this weekend”

© Gabriola Sounder, March 8 2016 One hundred years ago, on 28 January 1916, the Manitoba Election Act was amended to grant women the vote. The decades-long Canadian campaign for female suffrage may have lacked some of  the high drama of other similar campaigns, but the women who fought it were every bit as steely […]

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Tickets now available for ‘What Glorious Times They Had’

Tickets now available for ‘What Glorious Times They Had’

DON’T MISS THE GABRIOLA PLAYERS TRIBUTE TO THE CANADIAN WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT! Gabriola Players is celebrating the centenary of women first gaining the vote in Canada with a production of What Glorious Times They Had, Diane Grant’s lively and loving tribute to Nellie McClung and the determined members of the Political Equality League. There will […]

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What Glorious auditions!

What Glorious auditions!

Gabriola Players is seeking to cast several women and men for our spring production of What Glorious Times They Had, Diane Grant’s loving tribute to Canada’s suffragists. Director Miranda Holmes will be holding auditions on Tuesday, 5 January 2016, 7 to 9pm at the Rollo Centre. Rehearsals will begin the following week, with performances 11-13 […]

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ROBIN ROCKS THE HOOD

ROBIN ROCKS THE HOOD

After four sold out performances, the verdict appears to be in: Robin Hood and His Merry Men (by Robin Bailes and Jonathan Hales) was the BEST PANTO EVER! Congratulations to director Miranda Holmes and the amazing cast. Another big shout out to the set designers and the costume queens.  And everyone else involved both on […]

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Let the pantomania begin!

Let the pantomania begin!

Tickets are now available for the 2015 Gabriola Players pantomime.

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Whitton bursary awarded to UVic student

Whitton bursary awarded to UVic student

In 2011, in memory of Don Whitton (one of the earliest and most active members of Gabriola Players), we established an annual bursary  to provide financial assistance to islanders pursuing the study of some aspect of theatre arts. In late September Don’s wife Sue presented a cheque to the parents of David Cosbey, who earlier […]

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