While nothing can replace the fantastic experience of a live show, thanks to digital platforms, Surrey’s spring performing arts scene is just a click away. And honestly, we love the thought of curling up on the couch, ordering takeout from a favourite restaurant and taking in a show! 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 presented on the Digital Stage by Surrey Civic Theatres.
Cris Derksen in Concert
February 26 – April 9, 2021
In cellist and composer Cris Derksen’s solo show, classical, Indigenous, and urban elements combine. You may get the propulsive pounding of powwow music, the head-nodding rhythms of a hip hop track, the metronome thumps of a techno mix, or all three in the same song. Her instruments are loop pedals, a drum machine and, of course, the cello: its melodies are plaintive but catchy, growing in number as the song progresses. These hooks repeat like echoes, part of a thick mixture yet distinct within it. Premiere Broadcast: February 26, 7 PM available to watch until April 9, 2021.
50 Shades of Vinyl: A Canadian Parody
February 12 – 28, 2021
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. Show available to watch from February 12 to 28, 2021.
Krystle Dos Santos – BLOOM|BURN Album Showcase
Premieres January 29 – March 12, 2021
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. Show available to watch until March 12, 2021.
Rhapsody in Blue Meets the Red Violin
March 11, 2021 | 11am – 12pm
The Bergmann Duo is back along with guest violinist Jasper Wood with a zesty and engaging programme to beat the winter blues! The programme includes a Hungarian Dance by Brahms, the fiery Czardas by Monti, virtuosic music from the film The Red Violin, as well as the ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin and more! Traditionally, the Bergmann Duo perform as part of the Coffee Concert Series, where before the show, audience members enjoy sumptuous treats and lively chat. While patrons cannot convene at the theatre for now, you can still enjoy the delights of the social hour from home!
The Flame: Hope Springs Eternal Edition
March 26 – May 11, 2021
Tune in for a night of uplifting stories filled with the fresh hope of spring from a variety of accomplished, local storytellers, hosted by award-winning actor and one of the creators of Mom’s the Word, Deborah Williams. The Flame is a sold-out monthly storytelling event, celebrating its 12th season. Well-known in the Vancouver storytelling community for being a sizzling storytelling series, The Flame features personal, true stories: shared with a live audience. Premiere Broadcast: March, 26 2021 at 7:00pm (Includes after show live chat with Deb Williams and selected storytellers)
The Piano Men
April 9, 2021 | 7pm – 9pm
Spend the evening with The Piano Men and let them entertain you with an energetic hour of musical wizardry. Putting their own, unique spin on time-tested musical favourites, The Piano Men—Richard Sera and Andre Kunkel—take dueling pianos to a whole new level. Expect to be dazzled by the simple, classic sound of two pianos belting out hits by the greats, including Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Joel, and Elton John. These two high-energy performers are willing to try just about anything in the name of fun to guarantee an exciting show! Premiere Broadcast: April 9, 2021, 7:00pm (Includes after-show live chat with Richard Sera)
1 Hour Photo
April 23 – 24, 2021
Written and performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, 1 Hour Photo is the story of Mas Yamamoto, a man whose life was swept up by the major currents of the 20th century. From growing up in a fishing village on the banks of the Fraser River, to being confined at a Japanese Canadian internment camp during World War II, to helping build the Distant Early Warning Line in the Canadian Arctic during the height of the Cold War, 1 Hour Photo is a moving portrait saturated with the most vivid colours of our times.