Busy fall planned for Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

Over the month of August, the theatre has undergone maintenance to get it ready for the busy season

Crews at the Charlie White Theatre

The Mary Winspear Centre and more specifically the Charlie White Theatre have a busy fall season lined up.

“We have so many great shows coming up and we’re really looking forward to it,” said Theatre Manager Phil Sutton.

Over the month of August, the theatre has undergone maintenance to the lighting and sound systems to get it ready for the busy season.

In 2010, money from Charlie White’s estate was allotted to purchasing a new sound system and lights for the theatre.

While a soundboard was purchased and installed that year, the Centre decided to wait to upgrade the lighting until LED technology improved. Late last summer, the new lighting was installed and all systems were a go.

This month, technicians (including a few students through the Canada Summer Jobs initiative) have been working overtime, Sutton said, to make improvements to the system which was virtually dismantled for the filming of The Bachelor in November 2012.

“When Bachelor Canada came in we took down everything and they re-hung for the show,” Sutton explained.

“We then had to put it all back up but it wasn’t done to completion. Now what we’re doing is really consolidating the system, cleaning and focusing the lights and channels and making sure the sound system is correct in each section.”

Sutton said the revamped system will be clearer and easier to use for both in-house and visiting technicians.

Some of the highlights of the fall season at the theatre, he said, will include a U2 tribute band, singer and songwriter Bif Naked, Colin James and Glass Tiger.

“It’s going to be  great,” Sutton said.

 

Upcoming shows at the Charlie White Theatre:

Sept. 7 — The Legendary Platters

Sept. 13 — A Night of Bowie

Sept. 21 — U4 — The Ultimate Tribute to U2 takes the stage

Sept. 25 — Dallas Smith

Oct. 3 — Bif Naked

Oct. 7 — Bergmann Piano Duo

Oct. 20 — Everything Fitz

Oct. 21 — Country Dance with The Steel Toe Boots

Nov. 14 — Colin James

Nov. 21 — Glass Tiger

Tickets for all shows are available through the Mary Winspear Centre box office by calling 250-656-0275 or by visiting www.marywinspear.ca.

Just Posted

Fire-ravaged North Saanich restaurant not likely to re-open until spring

Voicemail greeting from owner of Deep Cove Chalet thanks those who have reached out after Oct. 28 kitchen fire

Greater Victoria hotels named best in Canada

Beacon Inn at Sidney ranks third in 3-star category, Magnolia and Abigail’s also named

Extreme case of poop-throwing gives Victoria bike community a bad name

Car centric roads and infrastructure invite cyclist-motorist incidents, says cycling coalition

ICBC warns shoppers of the high-accident season at mall parking lots

Over 150,000 accidents happened in parking lots last year

Woman thrown from mobility scooter in downtown Sidney collision

Pickup truck attempting a right turn struck woman in crosswalk

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Good Food Summit plants seeds for food security

The Good Food Summit runs Nov. 22 and 23

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot expected to surpass $1 million

The guaranteed prize for one lucky winner will be $500,000 minimum when Vancouver hosts LA Nov 27

The latest advent calendar trend: Holiday cannabis

A Canadian company is giving people from coast to coast a new way to celebrate the Christmas countdown.

B.C. woman allegedly threatens to rip out intestines of American man

A Kamloops-area woman is accused of harassing and threatening to disembowel an American man

B.C. model looks a lot like expanded taxi industry, ride-hailing group says

Ridesharing Now for BC says it had hoped the bill would be more customer-driven like in other cities

Most Read