The Belfry Theatre has released details of its 2016 – 2017 Season. The new season will feature six world premieres including two new musicals – I Think I’m Fallin’ – The Songs of Joni Mitchell and This Little Light.
This summer the Belfry will produce a brand new production of Mom’s the Word, featuring a new cast of young actress/mothers. This co-production will move to Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg following the run in Victoria.
Kate Hennig’s The Last Wife premiered at the Stratford Festival last summer to great success. In September the Belfry will be producing the second production of this thrilling piece. The Last Wife will travel to Ottawa’s Great Canadian Theatre Company following the run in Victoria.
In October, the theatre will produce and premiere I Think I’m Fallin’ – The Songs of Joni Mitchell, created by Michael Shamata with arrangements by Tobin Stokes. This Little Light, a new musical created by Erin Macklem and Brad L’Écuyer, will be produced in December as a staged presentation and will feature Company “C” students from the Canadian College for the Performing Arts, together with local community and school choirs.
In January 2017 the theatre will premiere Gracie by Joan MacLeod, a new play commissioned by the Belfry. This co-production will be directed by Alberta Theatre Project’s Vanessa Porteous, and the show will move to Calgary following the run in Victoria. Deborah Williams’ new play, Taking Off, will premiere in February 2017 in the Belfry’s Studio Theatre.
The Belfry’s 2017 SPARK Festival will feature work from Evalyn Parry, Hannah Moscovitch, Itai Erdal, Dima Alansari and Ker Wells, plus a new play by Brian Linds. The season will close in May 2017 with the premiere of Alice Munro Stories. This new creation celebrates the remarkable stories of one of Canada’s greatest writers.
Season tickets, starting at $70 (for the four Mainstage productions), and single tickets for Mom’s the Word, starting at $24, are on sale now. Single tickets for all productions go on sale on July 5. Tickets can be purchased at 250-385-6815.