While nothing can replace the fantastic experience of a live show, thanks to digital platforms, Surrey’s winter performing arts scene is just a click away. And honestly, with the winter weather and longer nights, we love the thought of curling up on the couch, ordering takeout from a favourite restaurant and taking in a show! And as we continue to maintain physical distance and spend more time at home, it is more important than ever to nourish our minds and souls by immersing ourselves, even if just for an hour, in the creative worlds of these talented artists.
Sleeping Beauty Panto
January 2 – 16, 2021
The Royal Canadian Theatre Company presents Ellie King’s SLEEPING BEAUTY, directed by James King. This traditional British Pantomime will stream, by donation, from January 2 to 16. This toe-tapping, hilariously funny, sparkling, magical, musical adventure will have you joining in no matter what age you are. Kids – no need to sit quietly. In fact, boo, cheer and clap your hands as you’re whisked away to a magic kingdom where even the bad guys are funny.
A Brimful of Asha
Premieres January 15, 2021 | 7–9pm
Surrey Civic Theatres is delighted to present an online recording of the award-winning show: A Brimful of Asha. Join real-life mother and son, Asha and Ravi Jain, as they share the stage to tell this true, hilarious, awkward (and very Canadian) story of generational and cultural clash. When Ravi takes a trip to India his parents decide it is the perfect time to introduce him to potential brides. Ravi is not sold on the idea of getting married—at least not yet—but Asha fears that time is running out. The premiere broadcast is on 15 January 2021 | 7 pm and includes an after-show live chat with Ravi Jain. Tickets are ‘Pay-what-you-want’ with a suggested price of $15. (Available to watch until January 31, 2021.)
Krystle Dos Santos – BLOOM|BURN Album Showcase
Premieres January 29, 2021| 7–9 pm
Surrey Civic Theatres presents Krystle Dos Santos as she performs songs from her award-winning album, BLOOM|BURN and other originals alongside guitarist, Gavin Youngash. Expect a bold and moving evening that will leave you with a strong urge to dance! This event will be available for all of Black History Month, February 2021. Premiere Broadcast: January, 29, 2021 at 7:00pm (Includes after-show live chat with Krystle Dos Santos). Show available to watch until March 12, 2021.
50 Shades of Vinyl: A Canadian Parody
Premieres Febrary 12, 2021 | 7–9pm
Surrey Civic Theatres is pleased to present HappySad Theatre’s loving tribute to Stuart McLean with a saucy twist. This trio of gentle parodies follows “Dale” and “Marney” as they stumble into a new chapter in their bedroom. Never scandalous, always hilarious, 50 Shades of Vinyl is as much a heartfelt homage to an iconic Canadian storyteller as it is the erotic fan fiction you never knew you needed. Special value-added performance on Monday, February 15, 2021 | 7pm (Includes after-show live chat with co-writer and performer, Nico Dicecco) to commemorate the fourth anniversary of Stuart McLean’s passing. Show available to watch February 12 to 28, 2021.
Still available for your viewing pleasure, for a limited time:
Bach on the Bench with the Bergmann Duo
Surrey Civic Theatres presents entertaining musicians and storytellers, The Bergmann Piano Duo. The performance will feature joyful and energetic music including a set of Beethoven variations, as well as pieces by Bach, and some Spanish/Latin music.