Dracula Casting Announcement

CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT! 
On behalf of co-directors Amy Starkey and Clive Scarff, we are pleased to announce the cast of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, adapted for the stage by Liz Lochhead.
Dracula will be Deep Cove Stage Society’s first show of the 2017-2018 season and will run October 6th – 21st at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre.
 
Congratulations to the cast as follows:
 
Mina Westerman: Dayna Schindel
Lucy Westerman: Alina Quarin
Florrie Hathersage: Jame Wonacott
Mrs Manners/Dr. Goldman: Teresa McKinley
Renfield: Karin Atkinson
Arthur Seward: Zachary Fox
Jonathan Harker: Misha Speirs
Grice: Sam Fraser
Nisbett: Kevin Sloan
Dracula: Hayden Clewes
Van Helsing: Pamela Balint
Drinkwater: Kathleen Newton
 

Amy Starkey receives Theatre BC Best Actress Award

Congratulations to Amy Starkey who received Theatre BC’s Best Actress award at Mainstage 2017, for her portrayal of Theresa in the Deep Cove Stage Production of Marion Bridge.

The DCSS production of Marion Bridge was part of Theatre BC’s 2017 Mainstage Festival featuring 8 performances from community theatres across the province.

Amy received Best Supporting Actress for Marion Bridge at the North Shore Zone Festival of Theatre BC in May, the prelude to Mainstage.

Up next for Amy is co-directing October’s production of Dracula with Clive Scarfe.

Amy (c) receives the Best Actress award from Festival adjudicator Katrina Dunn (l).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH SHORE ZONE OF THEATRE BC

Festival of Plays

Adjudicator Kathryn Shaw was presented with many high-calibre productions and fine performances during the week of theatre May 8-13 at Presentation House Theatre.  However, one production stood out above all others. Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor, presented by Deep Cove Stage Society, will now go forward to represent the North Shore Zone at Theatre BC’s MAINSTAGE, the drama festival which encompasses winning groups from throughout British Columbia, to be held this year in Vernon, June 30-July 8, 2017 and will perform on Monday, July 3.

Main Awards presented by Adjudicator Kathryn Shaw:

Best Production (and Zone Festival Winner): Sponsored by Crystalview Pool & Spa

Marion Bridge (Deep Cove Stage Society)

Best Director: Sponsored by Fran’s Furbelows

Norman White, Marion Bridge (Deep Cove Stage Society)

Best Overall Design: Sponsored by North Shore News

Kayak (Between Shifts Theatre, Squamish)

Best Actor – Female: Sponsored by Deep Cove Stage Society

Kathryn Daniels, Kayak (Between Shifts Theatre, Squamish)

Best Actor – Male: Sponsored by North Vancouver Community Players

Scott Alpen, The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby

(SMP Dramatic Society)

Best Supporting Actor – Female: Sponsored by Between Shifts Theatre

Amy Starkey, Marion Bridge (Deep Cove Stage Society)

Best Supporting Actor – Male: Sponsored by SMP Dramatic Society

Todd Weitzel, Kayak (Between Shifts Theatre, Squamish)

Best Ensemble: Sponsored by Royal LePage Sussex (Joe & Brody Lloyd)

Colleen Byberg, Amy Starkey, Lauren Campbell, Marion Bridge (Deep Cove Stage Society)

Best Set Design: Sponsored by Theatre West Van

Andy Jones-Cox, Linda Sharp, 2000 (North Vancouver Community Players)

Best Achievement in Costumes: Sponsored by Well Planned Theatre Company

Larysa Mianzhynksi and theatre company, Unity (1918) (Windsor Theatre Company)

Best Lighting: Sponsored by B Fit Personal Training

Michael Hewitt, Kayak (Between Shifts Theatre, Squamish)

Best Sound: Sponsored by Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

Michael Hewitt, Darrell Booth, Kayak (Between Shifts Theatre, Squamish)

Special Adjudicator’s Certificates of Merit:

  • To Juanita Dawn for Outstanding Kayak Design and Construction, Kayak (Between Shifts Theatre, Squamish)
  • To Linda Sharp and Crew for Outstanding Scenic Painting, 2000 (North Vancouver Community Players)
  • To Cast and Crew of Unity (1918) for Outstanding Youth Ensemble (Windsor Theatre Company)
  • To Karen Golden for Believable Portrayal of a Nonagenarian, role of Nanny in 2000 (North Vancouver Community Players)
  • To Cast of The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby for Comic Sensibility and Ability to Make Us Laugh (SMP Dramatic Society)

North Shore Zone Awards

  • Don Marsh Award (for creating a spirit of harmony amongst groups on the North Shore): Michael Methot
  • Unsung Hero Award in Memory of Jim BrickMeghan McNeight (North Vancouver Community Players)
  • Florence Goodwin Theatre Award for the Most Promising Newcomer (with a monetary value of $200 to be applied to theatre development):  Julia Murphy, Unity (1918) (Windsor Theatre Company)

 People’s Choice Awards:

Outstanding Production: Sponsored by Whitby & Tower Moving & Storage

Marion Bridge (Deep Cove Stage Society)

Outstanding PerformanceSponsored by North Shore Signarama

Kathryn Daniels, Kayak (Between Shifts Theatre, Squamish)

Karen Golden, 2000 (North Vancouver Community Players)

Outstanding Design Element: Sponsored by Chen Auto Clinic

Set Design for 2000 (North Vancouver Community Players)

Backstage Co-operation Award (presented by Festival Technician Michael Methot):  Kayak (Between Shifts Theatre, Squamish)

The winning play, Marion Bridge will represent the North Shore Zone on Monday, July 3 at Theatre BC’s annual MAINSTAGE in Vernon, June 30-July 8, 2017.

 

Announcing our 2017/18 Season

DRACULA  By | Bram Stoker

Adapted for the stage by | Liz Lochhead  

Directed by | Amy Starkey & Clive Scarfe

Oct 6 – 21, 2017

Set in Victorian England, the immortal tale is re-told with Mina and Lucy awaiting their heart’s desires, while Mina’s fiancé visits the mysterious Dracula’s castle…

 

OUR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PANTO 

Directed by Angie McLeod

Dec 14 – 30, 2017

 

BLITHE SPIRIT By | Noel Coward

Directed by | Jacqollyne Keath 

Apr 6 – 21, 2018

A timeless comedy exploring love and marriage, a dinner party turns into mayhem when Madame Arcati’s seance provokes the late first wife of the host.

 

CAMELOT  A Musical By | Alan Jay Lerner  (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe

Directed by | Chalene Scott 

June 15 – 30, 2018

Will Princess Guenevere be the best thing that ever happened to Arthur or the downfall of an empire? A fresh take on the age old story of King Arthur.

 

Announcing the cast of Marion Bridge

Announcing the cast of Marion Bridge, our entry to the North Shore Zone Festival for Theatre BC. Directed by Norman White, Daniel MacIvor’s funny and touching play tells the story of three estranged sisters who reunite in their family home on Cape Breton Island to say goodbye to their dying mother. In the process, buried resentments are ignited and the sisters re-discover the bonds of family.
 
Colleen Byberg will play Agnes MacKeigan, an actress and waitress, who has been living a free-spirited life in Toronto, Amy Starkey plays Theresa, a nun working in a farming order in New Brunswick and Lauren A. Campbell will play Louise, the youngest sister who has stayed home to care for Mother. Congratulations to our cast and director! 
 
Marion Bridge runs March 30 – April 15th at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, with one festival performance at Presentation House May 8th – 12th. Stay tuned for further production updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @DeepCoveStage

Lighting board used by Deep Cove Stage wins industry award

Now that Deep Cove Stage has upgraded to all LED lighting for our house set, we will have an unlimited colour palette to use

ETC’s Eos color controls named Live Design Lighting Control Product of the Year

Eos Color

Software updates may not often seem newsworthy, but the v2.3 build of ETC’s Eos® family control software continues to garner acclaim – and awards – within the lighting industry. Last fall, the software received the Gold Award at PLASA and a special commendation at LDI in 2015. This spring, a panel of high-level designers and programmers voted the software Live Design Product of the Year in the category of Lighting Control. The award was presented in New York City on Monday night during a ceremony that also honored Tony Award®-winner Natasha Katz with the ETC-sponsored Live Design Award for excellence in lighting design achievement.

LED luminaires grow more powerful and prevalent in the entertainment industry with each passing year, bestowing upon lighting designers the unprecedented blessing – and curse – of a near-infinite color palette. The Eos v2.3 toolset features a revolutionary set of virtual color workspaces that allow designers and programmers to quickly select and mix colors to make the most of their LED fixtures.  The software also helps designers manage unruly color fades without writing multiple cues, with fade path tools that allow fast and easy modification of transitions through live color spaces.  With Eos managing the math, designers can focus on the art.

Eos Color David Lincecum

David Lincecum, ETC’s vice president of marketing, explained in his award acceptance speech that v2.3’s color tools are part of a greater effort within the company: “We’re focused on color at ETC as a next frontier, not only just delivering it to the stage, but giving designers the tools to help move it through the production in ways that haven’t been possible before.”

As one judge reportedly put it, the color controls in v2.3 are “just the tip of the iceberg.”

The Eos product line will continue to grow richer as time goes on. “We are always looking at tools that can speed up the design process,” says Anne Valentino, Eos controls product manager. The upcoming v2.4 software release – due later this summer – will continue these efforts, with major upgrades that will streamline playbacks for a faster live-programming experience.

Deep Cove Stage engages Urban Arts Architecture

Deep Cove Stage Society has engaged Urban Arts Architecture of Vancouver to review our seating proposal.  UA will be reviewing the seats to ensure that sight lines are maintained, and that the changes meet all building and safety codes.

Once this work has been completed and approved by the District of North Vancouver, we plan to order the initial seats for the handicapped area and the last row of Orchestra right.  Our goal is to have these installed by the start of our fall season