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Upcoming events, meetings, and workshops.

Check back often for news about upcoming member events, meetings and workshops.

September 2023

Monday 11

The first general membership meeting of Nanaimo Theatre Group. Come out and meet new people. Time to renew your annual membership dues. Doors open at 7:00pm, meeting starts with entertainment at 7:30pm. 

Monday 18

Playreading committee. Come out and listen to the play reading and let us know your opinion of it. All the feedback is reviewed in March and our next season is selected based on it. An entertaining night for everyone. Doors open at 6:30pm. The reading starts at 7:00pm sharp.

Tonight we will be reading Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig, presented by Gary Brown.

Saturday 23

On Saturday September 23rd from 1 to 4pm at the Bailey Studio, we are hosting a special workshop “An Introduction to Shakespeare” presented by L”Rae Whipple of Port Alberni. L”Rae is a self proclaimed  Shakespeare lover and all round theatre expert, who wants to share her knowledge of the Bard with other theatre people. If you would like to take part in this project please contact Sheila Coultish at coultsc@shaw.ca  as early as possible ... Space is limited!       

Wednesday 27

The Lighting Operator workshop is intended to give the participant a good overview of what happens during the run of a show when you sign on as an operator. We review the overall process, what happens during a typical show, and what to do when things don’t go quite as planned. It is well suited to anyone that wants to get into working in The Booth during a show, is interested in lighting, or is simply curious as to what those people are doing in there during a show.

Presented by our own Edward Gueulette, who recently won the Best Lighting Design for the second year in a row at Theatre BC's Provincial Mainstage for his work on The Half Life of Marie Curie. He has lit many shows over his 40 plus years with Nanaimo Theatre Group.

Workshop starts at 7:00pm at The Bailey. To register, please contact Nikita Towe

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October 2023

Monday 2

The October general membership meeting of Nanaimo Theatre Group. Come out and meet new people, find out what's going on with the club and see how you can get involved. Doors open at 7:00pm, meeting starts with a preview of our upcoming show Ripcord at 7:30pm. 

Wed 11

Do you like talking with people? Do you like handing people things that bring them joy? Can you count round numbers?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions the concession might be just the thing for you to do. 

 

On Wednesday October 11th David Bourne will be hosting a concession workshop at the Bailey Studio. The workshop will start at 7PM and will cover everything from how to use our new inventory management and payment system to making coffee. 

 

Its expected to last about an hour and everyone will have a chance to try the new payment systems. 

 

But wait there is more! There will be two stations at the workshop so if you do not have your Serving It Right, you can take the course right there!

 

If you are interested in attending please contact David Bourne at bourne.david@hotmail.com 

Sunday 15

Opening night of our first show of the season: Ripcord! This show will run Sunday afternoon, then Wednesday through Saturday evening for three weeks. Sunday afternoon shows start at 2:00pm, and evening shows start at 8:00pm. Tickets are available here.

Monday 16

Playreading committee.  

The play presented will be Dads! The Musical, written by Robert More with music composed by Tom Doyle. This play is being presented by our Sherri McLean.

 

From web: DADS! The Musical is an uproariously funny but poignant look at role reversal and the contemporary male, performed by three men and one woman – and one keyboard player – plus four babies (puppets). It features lovable characters, hilarious scenes and 13 high-energy musical numbers.

More information about the play can be found here.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm. The reading starts at 7:00pm sharp.zxd

November 2023

Monday 6

The November general membership meeting of Nanaimo Theatre Group. Come out and meet new people, find out what's going on with the club and see how you can get involved. Doors open at 7:00pm, meeting starts 7:30pm. 

Monday 20

Playreading committee.  Jan Leslie will be presenting the play Glorious!, by Peter Quilter

Glorious! is the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world. 

 

Full information for the play and all its attributes can be found here.

Doors open at 6:30pm. The reading starts at 7:00pm sharp.

December 2023

Monday 4

The December general membership meeting of Nanaimo Theatre Group. Come out and meet new people, find out what's going on with the club and see how you can get involved. Doors open at 7:00pm, meeting starts 7:30pm. The meeting will start off with a preview of our upcoming show Little Red Riding Hood. Join us after the meeting for some snacks, drinks and visiting. Please bring a non-perishable food donation or cash for Loaves and Fishes. 

Friday 15 to Sunday 31

Come see the Pantomime Little Red Riding Hood. Performing 15 shows between December 15 and 31. 

January 2024

Monday 8

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE. Normally we meet on the first Monday of the month but that day is a holiday. The January general membership meeting of Nanaimo Theatre Group. Come out and meet new people, find out what's going on with the club and see how you can get involved. Doors open at 7:00pm, meeting starts 7:30pm. 

Monday 15

The January meeting of the Play Reading Committee. Shannon Reimer and Laura Beuchler will be presenting The Woman in Black adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill. The play website is here

Some notes on the show:

Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt's ingenious stage adaptation - "The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter" (Daily Telegraph).

February 2024

Monday 5

The February  general membership meeting of Nanaimo Theatre Group. Come out and meet new people, find out what's going on with the club and see how you can get involved. Doors open at 7:00pm, meeting starts 7:30pm. The meeting will open with a preview of our upcoming show Leading Ladies.

Monday 19

The February meeting of the Play Reading Committee. Jim Mahar will be presenting The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson. The play website can be found here.

Some notes about the show:

Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have literary masterpieces like Romeo and Juliet. But without Henry Condell and John Heminges, we would have lost half of Shakespeare’s plays forever! After the death of their friend and mentor, the two actors are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg, and band together to get it done. Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, The Book of Will finds an unforgettable true story of love, loss, and laughter, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know 

Sunday 18 to Saturday March 9

Our third show of the season Leading Ladies will be performing at the Bailey. Check out more information here

March 2024

Monday 4

The February  general membership meeting of Nanaimo Theatre Group. Come out and meet new people, find out what's going on with the club and see how you can get involved. Doors open at 7:00pm, meeting starts 7:30pm. 

Friday 15

NTG Members: We are thrilled to announce another improv night hosted by Studio 58 actor Jim Maher. Improv games are acting exercises with no script. Instead of reciting lines, react to the situation and improvise dialogue and action. This is a no pressure, come on out and let your silly fly night! No experience is necessary to participate. More improv nights will happen based on interest.
Start Time: 7:00pm

RSVP: None required. You must be an NTG member to attend. Not a member? Click here!

Monday 18

The March meeting of the Play Reading Committee. Michael Armstrong will be presenting Perfect Arrangement. 

Some notes about the show:

It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.
 

Sunday 24

Play workshop with Dean Chadwick. Dean will be working with our cast and crew from our upcoming production of All In The Timing. 

The workshop will be from 1pm to 4pm, with doors opening at 12:45. Current NTG members are welcome to observe. 

 

April 2024

Tuesday 2

The last meeting of this year's Play Readying committee. 2 plays will be presented for our Pantomime slot next season. Come check it out and give your opinion! Reading starts at 7:00pm SHARP.

Monday 8

The April General Meeting of the Nanaimo Theatre Group. Meeting starts at 7:30pm. A small presentation of our next show All In The Timing will be presented. 

Sunday 21

Our final show of the season All In The Timing opens for a 3 week run. Get your tickets! more information is here

 

May 2024

May 1 to 11

All In The Timing continues its run from May 1 to May 11. Wednesday to Saturday at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm

Monday 6

The May General Meeting of the Nanaimo Theatre Group. Meeting starts at 7:30pm.  

May 20-24

The Theatre BC North Island Zone Festival will be hosted by Portal Players Dramatic Society at The Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni from Monday May 20 to Friday May 24. NTG will be performing on Wednesday 22. Get your tickets and information here.

 

May 29

Come out to our Stage Manager's Workshop hosted by the very talented Tasha Ballantyne starting at 7:00pm.

 

From Auditions to Show – A Stage Managers Guide

This workshop will focus on all required duties of a stage manager in a community theatre setting. We will be focusing on four main objectives – a general overview of the rehearsal process, creating a prompt book, moving from rehearsals to tech and how to call a show. We will end the night with amble time for a discussion period to help answer any questions you may have. Whether you are new to stage management or a regular around the club, all are encouraged to come out and join in on what it takes to be a stage manager.

This workshop will be hosted by Tasha Ballantyne, a long-time stage manager at NTG. Club favorites such as Cabaret, Bus Stop and Diary of Ann Frank are a few examples of her work. Tasha is a well-respected and well-versed SM in shows as small as four to large cast musicals. Tasha has experience traveling with productions to Zone and Mainstage festivals, most recently leading the team that won the Backstage Cooperation Award at Mainstage in 2019. Tasha looks forward to showing you the inside and out of stage management for community theatre.

No sign-up necessary, but you do need to be a current member to participate. 

June 2024

Monday 10

The Annual General Meeting of the Nanaimo Theatre Group. Starting at 7:30pm, with doors open and registration starting at 7:00pm. You must be a paid up member to vote in the election. All Executive positions are open. You must he a member in good standing for at least 1 full year to be eligible for office. Contact Nikita Towe at nikitatowe@hotmail.com if you are interested in running for office. 

June 13, 15 and 16

Auditions for our first show of the 2024/2025 season for the play Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne. By permission of Concord Theatricals, this show will be directed by Michael Armstrong and produced by Sandee Phillips and Sam Caul. Further information and details will be posted once they are finalized. 

 

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