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Holmes and Watson Save the Empire!

By Jahnna Beecham & Malcolm Hillgartner

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In this Musical-Comedy-Mystery, the world’s most famous super-sleuth SHERLOCK HOLMES and his faithful friend and sidekick DOCTOR WATSON are thrust into a mystery that could topple the British Monarchy – and the prime suspect is the criminal mastermind of Europe: PROFESSOR MORIARTY!

Family-friendly, fast and funny, HOLMES & WATSON SAVE THE EMPIRE! features jaunty, toe-tapping music reminiscent of the great Music Hall tradition of the Victorian Era, colourful costumes, props and set, and plenty of laughs!


Jan. 22 – 25  Kay Meek Centre Studio Theatre, West Vancouver, BC 604-981-6335 

March 7            Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre, Chilliwack, BC 604-391-7469

March 8         Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey, BC  604-501-5566

April 1- 5        Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC 604-927-6555

Aug. 16           Gabriola Theatre Festival, Gabriola Island, BC 250-247-7409

“If you like silly, inoffensive fun, this tongue-in-cheek romp will leave you cheering.” – Martin Millerchip, North Shore News

“A family-friendly, hilarious musical mystery starring Damon Calderwood and Gordon Roberts (the fearless duo from Billy Bishop Goes to War).” West Ender

“Full of witty songs…a hilarious romp through the strange world of deduction as the dynamic duo try to figure out Queen Victoria’s secret…the songs are upbeat and well executed…this was a delightful night at the theatre and a must see for Sherlock Holmes fans.”Tessa Perkins, Press Plus One

“These two are so well matched as actors and singers that you will be guaranteed a good time.” – Trilby Jeeves, GVPTA

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Always … Patsy Cline

ACEproductions  is offering the First Impressions Theatre production of “Always ... Patsy Cline”. Written by Ted Swindley this musical chronicles the close friendship and correspondence between Patsy (played by  Colleen Rae Lornie) and super-fan Louise Seger (played by Louise Porter). “Always … Patsy Cline” had two extremely successful runs at the Shaw Theatre in Deep Cove, BC May 5 to 21 and November 2016. Featuring the Bodacious Bobcat Band playing Patsy’s hits “Walkin’ After Midnight”, “I Fall to Pieces”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “Anytime”, and of course “Crazy” this show for all ages will have you tapping your boots and whooping and hollering in the aisles!

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End of the Rainbow

“End of the Rainbow” by Peter Quilter and starring Janet Gigliotti as Judy Garland has its English Canadian Premier at the Jericho Arts Centre April 26 thru May 20, 2017. Alongside Janet Gigliotti director Claude Giroux has assembled a stellar cast including Jeffery Hoffman, Gordon Roberts, Matthew Simmons and Colin Parker (Robin Clegg on tour). The Fall tour includes Deep Cove,BC (Aug. 30 – Sept. 16), Coquitlam, BC (Sept. 19 – 23), Fort McMurray, AB (Sept. 27 – Oct. 7), Spruce Grove, AB (Oct. 11), Revelstoke, BC (Oct. 14) as well as Chilliwack, BC (Oct. 17).

Electrifying, intense and real this production will leave you breathless. “End of the Rainbow” is a true account of the twilight of an all too mortal goddess on the eve of her destruction and is revealing in a way seldom found in the tabloids.  See hat perilous bipolar energy that so often animates great performers. Touch this woman at your own risk. She burns…every chapter of Garland’s history is alive; she is foul mouthed, flirtatious, erotic, childlike, unedited, manipulative and supremely self conscious as she makes love and war with her keepers. Judy has a strong sense of herself as a human tragedy on a world stage, but her sense of humour, of the absurdity of it all is just as sharp and appallingly funny…and then she sings! And all those disparate elements coalesce into a coherent riveting whole…

A don’t miss theatre event!

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The Words and Music of Tom Lehrer

Tom Lehrer, a Harvard educated math professor, delighted millions of fans during the ’50s and ’60s with his dry, cynical, but good-humoured attacks on the A-bomb, racism, pollution, pornography, the military, the boy scouts and, of course, mathematics.

Nothing is sacred in this hysterical Tom Lehrer revue featuring such Lehrer favourites as “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”, “When You Are Old and Grey”, “The Old Dope Peddler” and an unforgettable Gilbert and Sullivan-esque recitation of the table of elements, linked together with his own inimitable concert patter.

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